The Glen, a great place for families with kids

When my family moved to The Glen (in Glenview Illinois) in 2003, our son had just turned three years old. My husband and I were attracted to its stunning homes, beautiful neighborhoods, and the ‘urban living in the suburbs’ character that it is known for today. And one more thing, the Glenview’s award winning schools.

After living here only a short period, we also learned that it’s a great place for families with children. Not just because of the schools, but also for the wonderful neighborhoods and the great variety of things available to our son. He is now fifteen and a sophomore at Glenbrook South High School. He has had an active childhood, and so much of that has been due to the vast array of places and activities in The Glen.

As a small child he played in Battery Park…soccer, fishing, flying kites, and just running around. Little Bear Garden, Little Gym, and Kohl Children’s Museum were favorites as well. He did pre-school, classes in pottery and acting, basketball, and swimming in the Park Center.

When he got a little older, he attended Attea Middle School, one of the finest of its kind anywhere; it’s just a short walk from anywhere in The Glen. And at about this age he started “hanging out” in Glen Town Center, The Glen’s “main street”, where he could meet friends in a wholesome environment with tons of things to do and places to go. I’ve lost count of how many movies he’s seen with his buddies at Arclight Theater in GTC; and before or after he would join them for a mac and cheese at Noodles and ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s afterward.

There are some newer fun things for kids to do in Glen Town Center, too, such as Pinot’s Palette, FlavorPot Cooking School, and Funtopia (an indoor climbing and play area).

So, if you’re looking for a place to live and raise your children, take a look at The Glen. We have single family homes, townhouses, row homes, two-flats, duplexes and condos. Prices range from the $300’s to over $2 million. I am an award winning Realtor and a Glen expert. Give me a call at 847-401-1802, and I’ll tell you all about it. Alternatively, I can be reached by email at

Margaret LudemannThe Glen Realty Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker