The Glen…by the numbers

The Annual Census for The Glen (in Glenview, Illinois) has just been released, and it has interesting information about the population of this community. I will delve into many of the details, particularly as it relates to children and schools, in future blogs; but in this one I will share with you some of the basics. As detective Joe Friday (actor Jack Webb) used to say on the old Dragnet TV show, “Just the facts, mam, just give me the facts.”

In 1993 the Naval Air Station Glenview closed. Five years later it was acquired by the Village of Glenview which subsequently developed it into The Glen, a high end residential and retail community. Several neighborhoods were developed by various builders, and over time a large number of luxury homes were built and the population grew.

According to the new census report for the year ending June 30, 2016, there are 2,452 homes in The Glen of which 2,250 are occupied. These numbers include not only private residences (single family homes, townhomes, row houses, duplexes, two-flats, condos and rental apartments), but also the three senior living communities. There are 3,128 adults in private homes, 765 in senior housing, and 213 in the small area that still contains Navy personnel. This brings the total number of adults to 4,106.

There are also 1,398 children (birth through high school) living in The Glen, the vast majority in private homes. The total number of residents in The Glen, therefore, is 5,504. This is an increase of 305 people over the previous year, much of that increase due to the development of a new Glen neighborhood, Westgate at The Glen.

The Glen is a wonderful community where I have lived for thirteen years. I am an award winning Realtor affiliated with The Glen Realty Group and Coldwell Banker. If you may have interest in living in The Glen, please contact me at or 847-401-1802.

Margaret Ludemann, The Glen Realty Group, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage