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Glenview, Chicago, Illinois

Glenview’s main school districts are District 34 and 225. District 34 includes Attea Middle School, Glen Grove School, Henking School, Hoffman School, Lyon School, Pleasant Ridge School, Springman Middle School, and Westbrook School. District 225 includes Glenbrook High School. Glenview also has three Catholic schools, including, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, St. Catherine Laboure School, and Glenview New Church School.

Glenview is a suburban village located in Cook County. Farmers first came to the area in the 1830s. A physician named John Kennicott came from New England in 1836 and became the first physician to practice in the area. In addition to being a physician, Kennicott also ran a nursery. His son, Robert, was a naturalist and explorer who traveled to Canada and Alaska under the sponsorship of institutions like the Smithsonian and the Chicago Academy of Sciences. The Kennicott’s owned an 82-acre preserve, named the Grove. The Grove still exists today and is a National Historic Landmark. It is located on Glenview’s west side on Milwaukee Avenue between Glenview Road and Lake Avenue. The village was originally called South Northfield. In 1872, the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad laid a single track to the area and named the local station Glenview. In 1892, a second track was added to carry passengers to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Glenview’s population is about 48,000.

Glenview has a lot to offer consumers on the Northshore. The Glen Town Center, located on Patriot Boulevard and Navy Boulevard offers an outdoor shopping area with retail boutiques, dining options, and an Arclight Cinemas. Abt Appliances and Electronics, one of the country’s largest electronic retailers is located on Milwaukee Avenue. Abt is a family owned business and has been around since 1936. Plaza Del Prado, Carillon Square, and Glen Oak Plaza are a few other shopping options. From locally-owned cafes to established chains, Glenview offers everything from American fare to exotic cuisine.

35 minutes to Chicago Loop 

20 minutes to O’Hare Airport 

45 minutes to Midway Airport

Distance to Downtown

15 – 18 miles

Glenview is located between the Edens Expressway (I-94) to the east and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to the west, just 20 miles north of downtown. Glenview is bordered by 1,131 acres of forest preserve to the east and west. The Metra’s Milwaukee North Line runs through Glenview. The line runs between Chicago’s Union Station and Fox Lake. The train stops in both of Glenview’s stations, including downtown Glenview and the Glen of North Glenview. The Amtrak Hiawatha service also runs between Chicago’s Union Station and Milwaukee, making six stops daily at Glenview’s downtown station. The Pace bus service also has four routes within Glenview, making it easily accessible to get around.

The Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is a hands on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. If you’d like to explore and enjoy some nature, go to The Grove National Historic Landmark, which is a prairie grove, covering 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land. If you would like to have a unique theatre experience, check out the Oil Lamp Theater in downtown Glenview. The venue provides seating for 60 guests and is a BYOB establishment. Don’t miss out on the Historic Wagner Farm, located off of Lake Avenue and Wagner Road. This 18.6 acre farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. There are also plenty of golf courses in Glenview, including, The Glen Club, North Shore Country Club, Glenview Park Golf Club, and Glenview Prairie Club.

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