Major Employers Near The Glen

Glenview, Illinois is home to the stunning development called The Glen on the former grounds of Naval Air Station Glenview.  The development is now 13 years old, and it hosts 5,000 very fortunate residents.  The Glen, which is the premier lifestyle community on the North Shore, is like a small town in many respects with its several neighborhoods within walking distance of its quaint downtown called Glen Town Center.  But parts of The Glen also feel very urban with brick row homes within a few blocks of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

I regularly receive calls and emails from people throughout the country (and the world) inquiring about homes for sale in The Glen.  Why?  Well, because Glenview and a few contiguous communities are home to several large corporate headquarters with executives being transferred in from most anywhere.  Within about a ten minute drive of The Glen you will find the headquarters for Allstate Insurance, Kraft Food Group, Walgreens, Anixter International, ITW, Baxter International, and Scotts Foresman.  Often transferees know about The Glen from their relocation teams or home office employees or from prior visits to headquarters for meetings.  The Glen is desirable due to its proximity, upscale homes, vibrant lifestyle, two golf courses including The Glen Club, and the reputation of area schools.

Just in the last month I helped an executive transferring in from Atlanta purchase a home in our Southgate neighborhood; I sold a home to a Kraft exec; and I sold a home for an executive transferring to Boston who had come to The Glen from out of state 8 years earlier.  The latter two sales were in the Tower Crossing neighborhood.  Two of my favorite neighbors were transfers in from England and Australia.  The Glen also attracts executives working in the many Chicago corporations; downtown Chicago is only a 30 – 40 minute train ride.

The Glen is not, however, an overly transient community.  The bulk of its residents are long term homeowners, either Chicago-area natives or professionals who came here for their jobs and decided that the lifestyle is just too great to leave.

If you would like to learn about homes in The Glen, please call me at 847-401-1802 or send an email to

Margaret Ludemann, Glen resident and Coldwell Banker Realtor