When my family and I moved to The Glen back in the early days of the development I didn’t pay much attention to travel times. I knew that Glenview, the village in which The Glen resides, is a relatively close-in community to the city (Chicago), but I didn’t know much else.
Neither my husband nor I was working in the city so easy access was not on our priority list. My husband was commuting Monday/Friday to Boston where he ran a software business, but he just assumed that the drive to and from O’Hare airport would be a mess…time consuming and nerve wracking. What we discovered was surprising and encouraging. Turns out that the Glen has its own Metra train station which gets us to the city for plays, concerts, shopping and Hawks games in just over a half an hour. And Glen residents can walk to the station in no time. Is that cool or what!
And to my husband’s astonishment, driving to or from O’Hare takes about twenty minutes. It doesn’t usually matter what time of day. It’s twenty minutes, give or take. I don’t know why. It doesn’t make sense. But it’s true. And on occasions when he preferred flying out of Milwaukee’s airport, he used Glenview’s station (a 3 minute drive from the Glen) and caught an Amtrak train that deposited him at Mitchell International in under an hour. Fifty-two minutes to be exact.
So, if you’re thinking about a move to The Glen – attracted to Glen Town Center’s shops, restaurants, movie theater, and summer concerts – you can also feel good about the time it takes to get most anywhere you may want or need to go. For information about homes for sale in The Glen please give me a call at 847-401-1802 or email me at Margaret.Ludemann@cbexchange.com.
Margaret Ludemann, Realtor
The Glen Realty Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage