Located approximately 18 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Village of Glenview was incorporated in 1899. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 44,692. A strong mix of recreation, housing, education, cultural and business services add to the intangible quality of life Glenview's residents enjoy.
Glenview is served by several public school districts as well as local private schools. Click here for a list of districts & schools plus links to their individual websites.
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"This perfectly-planned town offers beautiful shop and restaurant-lined streets with apartments above – just like a European town. And it's a hive of activity, with people enjoying the magnificent architecture, the beautiful tree-lined streets, the wide walkways and all the parks. Not to mention the incredible array of dining and shopping opportunities. It's true, people come for the shopping they stay for dinner. Or they come for lunch and stay for shopping. Or they stop by to visit with friends or have a cup of coffee (or a glass or wine or beer) with business associates." See what's happening at the Glen Town Center
Glenview has many natural spaces and places to experience and enjoy. The Natural Resources Commission is responsible for promoting the restoration and Glenview's native landscapes and ecosystems. The centerpiece of the community is the 140-acre Gallery Park which features the 45-acre Lake Glenview, 6 miles of walking and biking trails, an amphitheater, boardwalk, playgrounds, gardens, fountain, tennis courts and athletic fields. Air Station Prairie is a 32-acre site owned and managed by the Glenview Park District. It contains a collection or rare, native prairie vegetation which can be accessed by walking paths.
"Surely one of the outstanding features attracting people to settle in this community is the Glenview Park District, which is recognized as one of the best park districts in the state of Illinois. The park district maintains a total of 735 acres of park land including 26 neighborhood and community parks, 11 school playgrounds, eight major recreational facilities and two outdoor swimming pools. Sports fields to accommodate baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, softball, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts, sled hills and two skate parks meet the needs of nearly every sports enthusiast." (source: www.villageprofile.com)
"Splash Landings is the Glenview Park District’s three-pool indoor aquatic complex. It is open year-round and features a zero-depth to three-and-one-half feet deep play pool with an air traffic control tower-themed waterslide and interactive water play features, a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, and a whirlpool." (source: www.villageprofile.com)
"If your kids think that milk comes in a carton, corn comes in a can and chicken comes in a cellophane wrapped package, it's time for a visit to Wagner Farm!" Wagner Farm is a site dedicated to providing educational opportunities and historical interpretation of family farming and rural life in the Glenview area during the first part of the 20th century.
The Glenview Art League has been serving the needs of Glenview area artists since the mid 1950's. The art league sponsors several activities including: The Summer Art Fair, featuring fine art by over 100 artists; Monthly demonstrations by professional artists; The annual Youth Art Fair, featuring work by approximately 200 young artists; Weekly painting sessions, held outdoors when weather permits. The art league also offers occasional workshops, and offers members opportunities to display their work. The art league meets on the first Tuesday of each month, October thru May.
The Glenview History Center is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that preserves the cultural heritage of Glenview and its people. The Society maintains two facilities: the 1864 Farmhouse Museum and the modern Hibbard Library, a replica of the Victorian coach house. The museum displays furniture, clothing, pictures, and other memorabilia from the Civil War period to World War II.