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Reasons To Move To Glenview, IL

Posted by Haris Dedic on September 8, 2021


Here are some highlights:

Rated one of the best places to live in Illinois. The community of 46,000 residents aces it when it comes to matters education, with its high school graduation rate tying in third in the state. A great place to raise the kids. Also ideal for professionals and retirees.

  • Highly rated schools with a solid ranking of 9/10 on
  • Excellent amenities.
  • Parks and recreation. Cycling and walking in Harms Woods. Historic Wagner Farm is a great place to visit. Step into the past at the area’s most unique outdoor history and nature museum The Grove, on 145 acres of ecologically diverse prairie grove land preserved and maintained by the Glenview Park District. 894-acre Skokie Lagoons are a prime destination for water exploration, featuring public boat access, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing, biking and hiking trails and picnic areas. Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. Chicago Botanic Garden is 10 minute drive or bike to the gardens on the North Branch Trail.
  • Shopping, dining and much more. There are many options in The Glen Town Center. Things to do in Downtown Glenview include experiencing a unique local award winning Oil Lamp Theater.
  • Easy access to the city of Chicago with 2 Metra stations and short drive via I-94


The scores by ranking a variety of neighborhood amenities on a scale of 1 to 10.

  1. Parks
    Experts’ rank: 10/10
  2. Dog parks
    Experts’ rank: 8/10 (if you’re a dog owner)
  3. Grocery stores
    Experts’ rank: 8/10
  4. Local restaurants
    Experts’ rank: 8/10
  5. Mature trees and nature
    Experts’ rank: 8/10
  6. Library
    Experts’ rank: 7/10
  7. Community pool
    Experts’ rank: 5/10

Truth be told, there’s way more to a neighborhood than just good schools and conscientious neighbors. To really love where you live, you need amenities. But which ones? Check out more details by real estate pros on

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