The Glen in Glenview Illinois. Perhaps you’ve driven through it at one time or another. You’ve seen our lovely homes…townhomes, row houses, duplexes, two-flats, condominium apartments, and of course single family homes. Many are quite large. In fact the townhomes in our Tower Crossing neighborhood are between 3031 sq ft and 4105 sq ft. These are townhomes! And the single family homes in Southgate and Chapel Crossing are typically over 4000 sq ft. Other homes in the Glen are more modest in size, and quite wonderful. Some in our Cambridge neighborhood have lovely front porches, tidy back yards, and picket fences. Yes indeed, we have homes! 1,255 of them currently with more on the way.
Our real estate market, however, is only part of the Glen’s story. People select homes because they like their style and appearance. But they select neighborhoods based on community lifestyle. And that’s where The Glen really shines. Whenever I meet a prospective home buyer I always point out that buying here is much more than buying a home, they are buying a vibrant lifestyle that is unequaled on Chicagoland’s North Shore. Within walking distance of nearly every Glen home you can find scores of restaurants and shops, a book store, Glen 10 movie theater, art gallery, spa, heath club, Gallery Park, Lake Glenview, Kohl Children’s Museum, walking paths, jogging and biking trails, 2 golf courses, paddle ball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, our own Metra station, and a feeling of…well, a feeling of community.
My neighbors in Tower Crossing, for instance, have what we call “mailbox parties”. We drag out our tables and chairs, and set them up in our beautiful common area near our community mailboxes. We share stories, catch up on one another’s lives, and enjoy the setting sun. In winter our get-togethers move to one of our homes or perhaps to the Glenview Prairie Club (open to the public) across the street.
Here in the Glen we have the best of both worlds. There is the vibrancy of urban living yet enveloped by the beautiful suburban setting of the North Shore. If you would like to know more about living in the Glen please contact me. I’ve been a homeowner here for over a decade, and I am a leading Realtor specializing in Glen homes.
Margaret Ludemann, @properties Realtor