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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Glenview is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 47,333. Glenview is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Glenview offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glenview there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Glenview and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Glenview are highly rated.
About Glenview...
Population
47,333

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$491,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,761
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Glenview Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    645.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Glenview

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,402
National
$55,322
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Glenview is awesome! I live in Glenview so I would know. There are a lot of good schools and high schools. So many parks and other family friendly places. Lots of pools and restaurants. Lots of ice cream places too. Oh and the Glen: the Glen is literally downtown Glenview. It has ice cream places, restaurants, tutoring places, cooking schools, arts schools, and apartment buildings. All in all Glenview is just the best place to live!
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Great schools and neighborhoods. Glenbrook South actually won a “Grammy” for it’s unparalleled music program. It offers an excellent variety of advanced placement courses, sports and activities for ALL interests. The neighborhoods are clean and everyone cares about the appearance and safety of them. My sons never felt threatened or bullied. School environment was friendly and nurturing. Parents are caring and involved. The night life is primarily the many small restaurants in the Glen. It offers a terrific hospital, ice arena, and fun, neighborhood water parks. Holiday parades and fireworks with the Glenview orchestra are other family outings. If you want an exciting nightlife, go to Chicago. Glenview is an awesome family oriented community.
There is alot of drugs and violence going on in glenview, even though it is a smaller town. I went to glenbrook south and graduated in 2011, i was oblivious and thought Glenview was a "goody to shoes" and didnt have drugs like coke and weed. I was a senior when I found out and now 8 years later, i think it has just gotten worse. I would like to see more special ed facilities. I am a behavioral therapist who works with the disabled and autistic and I feel there needs to be more resources for them. I love the schools i went to growing up, i think the schools and their teaching is very good. The housing is rather expensive though, i have lived at the same adress for almost 25 yrs with the exception of a 3 month break. Other than that, i love glenview. Thats my home!