Curious about Tower Crossing in The Glen?

“Admit it.  You’re curious.”  So said the sign draped over the Optima condo complex in Skokie.  The building looks like it’s all glass, and indeed whenever I drove on I-94, I was curious. The same goes for a terrific neighborhood in The Glen (in Glenview, Illinois, called Tower Crossing.  The development is adjacent to Glen […] Read more »

Convenience

Unless you live in a very small town, odds are that you need to drive to most everything. Contrast that with the convenience of The Glen in Glenview Illinois where residents can walk to shopping, dining, recreation, entertainment, public transportation and even medical care. Glen Town Center, walkable from any home in The Glen, is […] Read more »

Summer Concerts in The Glen and Greater Glenview

Think of them as mini-Ravinias…without the crowds and parking hassles.  Let me explain. Glenview has a lot to do and see any time of year, but in summer it really comes alive.  My daughter-in-law Jenny and her two kids are coming to town in a few days.  Naturally, we’ll go into the city to ride […] 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 »

The layout of The Glen…more than beautiful homes

While The Glen (in Glenview Illinois) is principally known for its 1300 luxury homes in nine neighborhoods, you will find retail, commercial and professional areas as well. This impressive development, now about 15 years old, was laid out thoughtfully and with great care. The arrangement of these various and distinct areas works to the benefit […] 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 »

Why a home sale falls through

Home sales are complicated. There’s a lot more to it than putting a buyer and seller together. Things can go wrong. Deals do not always close. And here are the top reasons why some home purchases fall through: Inspection surprises. Each transaction involves an inspection by a licensed home inspector. Some are very good. Some, […] Read more »

Home buyers…by the numbers

I’m a data freak. I love to sift through all kinds of numbers about the real estate market. And I think it makes me a better Realtor. The Illinois Association of Realtors recently crunched it’s wealth of data to determine who buys homes in our state, and I thought you might be interested in the […] Read more »

Glenbrook South High School #1 in USA for extracurricular activities

I’m turning over this week’s Glen blog to an article about Glenbrook South’s ranking as the best public high school in the country for extracurricular activities.  That’s #1 out of 26,407.  Imagine that!!! GBS is the high school serving The Glen and much of greater Glenview, Illinois. The Glen is an upscale residential and retail development […] Read more »

Glen Town Center to get a nice facelift in 2016

The Glen is about to receive a very nice upgrade in 2016. The Glen is an upscale residential and retail development in Glenview Illinois on property that was once a naval airbase. It was developed beginning in 2010, and it continues today with new homes still being constructed. I live a half block from The […] Read more »