Glenview. The Glen. And 97%. Read on…

97% is the number. I’ve never seen anything like it.

That’s the percentage of residents of Glenview Illinois who rate their community as “an excellent or good place to live and raise children.” I’ve lived in a lot of places before settling in The Glen, a residential and retail development in Glenview, including large sophisticated cities like Chicago and Boston. And mid-sized cities like Newton, Massachusetts and Omaha, Nebraska. I’ve even lived in a really, really small town (population 85…that’s not a typo). But of all the places that I have called home at various times in my life, I’ve never seen a number like that. 97%. Wow.

The Village of Glenview conducted a survey of residents last spring, and that’s where the number came from. Other survey results were equally impressive. For instance 90% of respondents feel safe in their neighborhoods, 92% have a positive view of Glenview’s reputation, and nearly 70% are satisfied with the value they receive for their tax dollars. I’m particularly impressed with this last finding. OK, 70% isn’t 97%…but we’re talking taxes here. Who the heck likes to pay taxes? But here in Glenview nearly 3 out of 4 believe that they’re getting a good deal. You’re not going to find a number that high in many other communities.

While I haven’t seen a similar survey for the Glen, I know that the feeling here is similar to greater Glenview. I’ve lived here for a dozen years, and life simply cannot be better. Homes in the Glen are beautiful, and there is great variety…from condos to townhomes…and row homes, duplexes, two-flats and single family homes. Home prices range from the $300,000s to over $2 million. The retail area resides in Glen Town Center where there are scores of shops, restaurants, a book store and a movie theater. And best of all, I can walk to all of it as can every resident in The Glen. As I said, I’ve lived in a lot of great places. But count me among the 97%…I love it here, and I don’t plan to move.

For anyone interested in living in the Glen please contact me. I am an award-winning realtor with Coldwell Banker, and I would love to show you why so many people…97% of them…believe that this is a very special place.

Margaret Ludemann     847-401-1802