Introduction to Glenview, Illinois
Glenview, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles NW of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area. There are 41,847 residents in Glenview.
The area now known as Glenview was originally inhabited by the Winnebago and Potawatomi Native Americans. Glenview was first settled in by Europeans after the signing of the Treaty of Chicago in 1833. George Heslington and his family were one of the early settlers of the area. At that time, it was known as South Northfield. Fred Hutchings renamed it Oak Glen in 1878. The name was finally changed to Glenview because there was another railroad stop called Oak Glen. Glenview was incorporated as a village in 1899. The Glenview Naval Air Station was one of the major carrier pilot training sites during the Second World War.
Glenview and nearby Attractions
- River Trail Nature Center
- Morton Grove Historical Museum
- Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
- The American Toby Jug Museum
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Lincoln Park
Things To Do In Glenview
In Glenview, you can enjoy swimming and fishing at Lake Glenview. The Gallery Park, Johns Park, Ladendorf Park, Countryside Lane Park, Jennings Park, and Flick Park are also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Glenbrook Plaza Shopping Center and Plaza Del Prado Shopping Center. You can also visit the Grove National Historic Landmark and the Evergreen Martial Arts Amusement Park.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Glenview Higher Education
Oakton Community College, Rinity International University, and National - Louis University are nearby.