The Glen…urban living in the suburbs

“It’s not just a home; it’s a lifestyle.” Over the years I’ve said this to scores of my home buyer clients who were considering the Glen, the luxury residential and retail community in Glenview Illinois. I include it in all of my marketing materials. And there’s good reason. You can find a nice home anywhere, but […] Read more »

New census of The Glen tell us a lot about the homes, neighborhoods and residents

The new census for The Glen has just been completed, and it is interesting reading. For instance it tells us that there are 4,960 residents residing in 2,221 homes in the 13 development areas (read: neighborhoods), as of August, 2014. Of these nearly 5,000 residents, 1,367 are children. Each year the Village of Glenview (in […] Read more »

Curragh Irish Pub, MOOYAH & Pinot’s Palette join The Glen

I’ve often described owning a home in The Glen as having the best of both worlds.  It’s urban living…in the suburbs.  The suburban part of this description means great schools, safe neighborhoods, no congestion, golf courses, and plenty of room to walk, jog or run.  As for urban living we have Glen Town Center with […] Read more »

Glenview, a Top 100 safe city!

I’ve never started a Glen blog referencing the FBI, but here goes… According to FBI crime data Glenview, Illinois, home to the upscale North Shore development called The Glen, is one of the safest cities in the United States.  Location, Inc is the firm behind the neighborhoodscout.com website which recently reported on the 100 safest […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

The lull between the (sales) storms

The spring and early summer real estate market in The Glen (in Glenview, Illinois) was the strongest in many years.  The Glen, as many of my blog followers know, is an upscale residential and retail community built on the site of the former Naval Air Station Glenview. As an example, in The Glen’s Tower Crossing […] Read more »

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Glen is a convenient place to live.

One of the great advantages to living in The Glen (an upscale development in north shore community Glenview, Illinois) is its proximity to rail, automobile and air transportation.  When my family and I moved here 10 years ago, our primary considerations were the quality of schools, the Glen Town Center lifestyle, and the stunning townhome […] Read more »

Kids in The Glen & Where They Go To School

Hard to believe, but schools open here in Glenview, Illinois in just over a month.  Getting my son ready for 7th grade is on my mind, and I thought I would share with you what I know about kids in the Glen and their schools. Before I get into the numbers, I should tell you that […] Read more »

The Glen Census: Neighborhoods, Residents, Children

Often I receive phone calls or emails from people who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area who have heard of The Glen or who discovered it while performing real estate searches.  Many found individual homes online, but wonder what the neighborhood is like…and if it’s family/children friendly.  Well, here is some of what I […] Read more »