The 4th of July in The Glen

The marching bands.  The floats.  Candy thrown to children.  It was the 4th of July in my town, Glenview Illinois. What a wonderful 4th of July in Glenview again this year, and the parade drew a huge crowd as always.  People from throughout our village – many from The Glen – came out to celebrate […] Read more »

Big award for The Glen

Margaret Ludemen specialzes in the Glen

To the many attributes of The Glen add this: The project that created The Glen has just been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its first-ever National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award. Sure, it’s a long and confusing name, but the award is meaningful and important. Read on. The Glen […] Read more »

76 home sales in The Glen in 2016

There were 76 home sales in The Glen in 2016, almost identical to the 78 sold in 2015.  The Glen is a residential and retail development in Glenview Illinois known for its luxury homes and Glen Town Center, the shopping and restaurant mecca of Chicagoland’s North Shore.  It resides on the former property of the […] Read more »

The Glen is still growing according to 2016 census

The 2016 census for The Glen has just been released, and it is interesting reading. For instance it tells us that there are 5,504 residents residing in 2,453 homes in the 14 development areas (read: neighborhoods), as of August, 2016. Of these 5,000+ residents, 1,422 are children. The total population is up by 305 residents (+5.8%) […] Read more »

47 homes sold in The Glen so far in 2016

Forty-seven homes have sold (or have gone under contract to sell) so far in 2016 in The Glen. The Glen is a development in Glenview Illinois on land that was formerly the Naval Air Station Glenview. It consists of numerous residential neighborhoods with luxury single family homes, townhomes, row homes, condos, two-flats and duplexes. It also offers […] Read more »

Summer fun in The Glen

Many of my blogs begin with “one of the great things about living in The Glen” (in Glenview Illinois). This one is no different. Today’s “great things” blog focuses on the wonderful opportunities that Glen residents have for summer fun with family and friends. Right dab in the middle of Glen Town Center, The Glen’s […] Read more »

The Glen…a “neighborly” place to live

I’ve lived in The Glen housing development in Glenview Illinois for 13 years, and I’m an original homeowner in the Tower Crossing townhome neighborhood. One of the really fun things about living in my neighborhood is what we call “mailbox parties”. My home is one of 44 homes sharing a large, beautifully landscaped, oval-shaped courtyard. […] Read more »

Kids in The Glen

Kids. Lots of them. Right here in The Glen! In fact we have 1,336 children (ages birth through the 12th grade) in the 1,254 privately owned homes in this upscale residential and retail community in Glenview Illinois. As a long time Glen resident and as a Realtor who focuses heavily on The Glen, I know […] Read more »

Homeowner associations’ role in a home sale

Chapel Crossing at The Glen- Glenview IL

Home sale transactions in The Glen generally involve homeowner associations after an agreement has been reached between buyers and sellers. When the Village of Glenview Illinois took ownership of the former Naval Air Station Glenview in the late 1990’s it developed a master plan for its use. The result is what we now know as […] Read more »

Regency at The Glen sales are picking up steam

Judging from 2015 real estate sales in the Glen’s Regency development, it’s obvious that this new’ish neighborhood is already turning over to second owners. While the development only sold out last year, several homes of early buyers have re-sold and others rented in the first half of this year. This is good news for buyers […] Read more »