“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 Town Center’s many shops and restaurants. There are 154 four-story Georgian brick townhomes in Tower Crossing, and as a homeowner I’ve seen countless people stare at these wonderful homes with obvious curiosity. They don’t look like most townhomes. First of all, they are huge, ranging in size from 3031 sq ft to 4105 sq ft. Much larger than most townhomes! And the brick designs of the six models are creative and quite different than any townhome complex I’ve ever seen.
One day I was sitting on my front porch when a passerby asked me what level of my home I live on. Huh? I explained that the entire home was a single unit. She didn’t believe me. She speculated whether each townhome had three or four apartment units. I explained that every Tower Crossing property, regardless of model, was a single unit with four stories. She said I was wrong. Even though I’ve lived in my townhome for 15 years, and as a Realtor who has sold more Tower Crossing homes than any other realtor, I explained that I knew everything about every model…and all were individual homes. For some reason she couldn’t get her brain around that one.
While many people are curious about Tower Crossing, my neighbors and I know that this is a great place to live. Our homes are beautiful inside and out. Most have three bedrooms, though some have two and others have four. We can walk easily and quickly to all of The Glen’s restaurants, shops, Arclight Cinema and the local Metra train station. It’s kind of like urban living, but in the suburbs with great schools and easy access to downtown Chicago and O’Hare airport.
If you, like so many people who walk around my neighborhood, are curious, let me show you some of the homes that are for sale or rent. Tower Crossing prices range from in the $600’s to over $800,000. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 847-401-1802
Margaret Ludemann, Realtor, The Glen Realty Group, @properties.