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Overview

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.

Glenview History

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.

Glenview Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 45,969
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 20,359
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 60.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.2%
Median Earnings25+ $55,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,100
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,680

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,724
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 11.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,713
Median House Value $473,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.2%
US/American 0.5%
English 5.5%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glenview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Skokie, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60025, 60026
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.069
Longitude -87.787

Glenview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WAUKEGAN
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Golf 474 $165,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glenview Public Libraries

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Glenview P.l.
1930 GLENVIEW ROAD
Glenview, Illinois
(847) 729-7500
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GLENBROOK SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
4000 WEST LAKE AVE
847-729-2000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,601 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

GLENBROOK EVENING HIGH SCHOOL
4000 WEST LAKE AVE
847-486-4709
A Special Education School
Serves 73 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.2

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