Located just north of Chicago, Glenview is a well-established, highly desirable North Shore community and the home to Lexington’s latest new home community, Parkside of Glenview.
With a rich history, unmatched location, highly regarded schools, and endless shopping, dining, and entertainment options, Glenview is the ideal place to call home. It boasts all of the contemporary conveniences of a thriving suburban community while remaining true to the intimacy of its small town roots – a combination that earns an A+ overall grade from Niche.com.
Situated between I-94 to the east and I-294 to the west, Glenview is located just 15 miles north of the Chicago Loop. Its close proximity to major highways makes commuting to downtown or within the suburbs efficient and effortless. And with Parkside of Glenview located only a half-mile east of I-294, you can be anywhere locally in minutes. The community also offers two commuter rail stations on Metra’s Milwaukee North line – one in downtown Glenview (1116 Depot Street), the other in The Glen of North Glenview (3000 Old Willow Road), about 1.5 miles north of the downtown stop.
Eat, Drink, Shop, Relax
When it comes to conveniences or a night on the town, Glenview offers an endless array of options. One of the best options is The Glen Town Center, which boasts a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options just minutes from Parkside.
In terms of dining, The Glen offers regional-specific restaurants such as the Russian-inspired Jibek Jolu, Montira Thai & Sushi, and So’Bella Cucina. Watch a ballgame and have a beer at spots like the Oak at Glen or Yard House. You can also enjoy familiar favorites (Noodles & Company, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Starbucks) and top it all off with a sweet treat at Dairy Bar or Ben & Jerry’s.
The Glen also offers a wide range of retail options, including clothing and sporting goods stores, electronics and home goods stores as well as health-related outlets for all of your optical, dental, and auditory needs. Need a plan for Friday night? Check out the Funtopia adventure park or catch the latest movie at the Arclight cinema.
Beyond The Glen, there are countless options for a fun night out. Get in touch with your artistic side with a relaxing night of painting and wine-sipping at Tipsy Paints or a live theater production at the Oil Lamp Theater, a three-time North Shore Choice Awards winner.
Downtown Glenview also offers some great dining options. Start your morning off with a coffee and a breakfast sandwich at Glenview Grind. Kick back and have a beer at Grandpa’s Place, a cozy neighborhood pub. Cap it all off with a frozen desert from the Glenview Dairy Bar.
Weekend Fun and Amusement
For family fun and relaxation, Glenview offers plenty of options to fill your weekend calendars. The Glen Club, located on the former site of the Glenview Naval Air Station, is a world-renowned country club and golf course. Designed by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio, this beautiful layout has been the recipient of awards and honors from publications such as Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated.
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy for the day, the Historic Wagner Farm is a must-see. Founded in the 1850s, the farm was owned and operated by the Wagner family until 1997 when the last remaining member of the family, Rose Wagner, passed away. Today, due to its unique historic value, the farm serves as an educational resource for residents. Enjoy the many exhibits that Wagner Farm offers, which give a glimpse into farm life and educates the community on its origins and contributions to Glenview.
Another kid-friendly option is the Kohl’s Children’s Museum. The museum, at 47,600 square feet, offers a near-endless variety of exhibits and hours of fun, including Adventures in Art, Habitat Park, and Turtle Rock.
Breaking a Sweat: Recreation and Activities
When it comes to recreation, the Glenview Park District has dozens of options, including 26 public parks and a remarkable 853 acres of land dedicated to playgrounds, sport fields, indoor and outdoor aquatic centers, skating rinks, a fitness center, and more. Glenview is also home to a variety of other recreational opportunities, including The Grove, a 150-acre land preserve – home to some of the most ecologically-diverse prairies in the Chicagoland area – and Harms Woods, a jewel of the CCFPD that boasts miles of bike trails meandering along the North Branch of the Chicago River.
ABCs & 123s
Parkside of Glenview is served by some of the best schools in the nation, including West Northfield Elementary School District 31 and nationally-known Glenbrook South High School. There are also plenty of private school options nearby, including Christian Heritage Academy, Niles-based Northridge Prep, and the prestigious Loyola Academy in neighboring Wilmette. For post-high school educational pursuits, Oakton Community College ranks among the top community colleges in the country.
There’s a certain comfort to having outstanding medical facilities nearby, and Glenview has several. Glenbrook Hospital, located just a mile down the street from Parkside, is a NorthShore University Health system institution that has been recognized for the America’s Best 250 Hospitals Award. Glenview hosts a variety of immediate care clinics and doctor offices as well, and several other top hospitals are nearby, including North Shore Skokie Hospital, Evanston Hospital, and Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge.
With everything the community has to offer, Glenview is definitely worth a look – and if you’re looking, we would recommend you put Parkside of Glenview on your list. Parkside of Glenview, Lexington Home’s latest new home community is located in a mature, well-established neighborhood near the intersection of Willow Rd. and Landwehr Rd. Homes range from 2 to 3 bedrooms at 2,663 square feet to 3,676 square feet and offer ranch and master down floor plans as well. The homes are priced starting from the low $900’s. Two models are available for viewing, but you need to hurry – the community has been selling well and is 50% sold.
If you’d like any additional information on any Parkside of Glenview real estate offerings, be sure to contact Lexington Homes at (773) 360-0300 to schedule a tour or showing.