Safety. You’ll find few other factors more important to home buyers. And here’s some great news for homeowners in The Glen, a residential and retail development in Glenview, Illinois. Glenview is ranked the 37th safest city in the United States!
OK, let’s put that in perspective. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, there are 19,354 incorporated communities in the country. So, Glenview is in the top 0.0019% of American cities in safety. Rare air, indeed.
So, where did this ranking come from? As you know, lists of ‘top this’ and ‘top that’ appear regularly, often from sources with, shall we say, ulterior motives and questionable credibility. But that’s not the case here. Neighborhood Scout is a national neighborhood search engine and provider of location-based analytics for real estate investors, mortgage professionals, and home buyers.
The rankings are determined by factoring in data from over 18,000 law enforcement agencies, and ratings are assigned for various types of crime, such as murder, robbery, assault, burglary, and theft. Looking at the list of the Top 100 safe cities, we find that the safest places to live are in areas where residents can afford to relocate for quality of life. These tend to be bedroom communities near major cities, with low unemployment, high educational attainment, and great schools such as those found in Glenview. (In a future blog, I’m going to analyze Glenbrook South High School’s recent high ranking.)
So, if you are a resident of The Glen, rest easy…you’re in a great place. If you are considering buying a home in the Chicago area, take a look at The Glen. I am an award-winning Realtor and a long-time Glen homeowner, so give me a call.
Margaret Ludemann, Realtor, @properties