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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Glenview is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 47,066. 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
47,066

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$488,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,732
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
    45.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    124.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    688.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    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
$103,773
National
$55,322
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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.
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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!
Grown up in Glenview by the west end near the navy base. Run down building/ vacant lots on greenwood rd and west lake ave during the 90s. Greenwood apt , sunset village(trailer park off Waukegan rd) and Michael Todd Terrance, which has a cook county police camera on the apartment building. Salem walk apt to mention there was a killing during the super bowl that’s still unsolved. There’s drugs,guns,gangs for over 30 operating til this day. Even tho there’s million dollar houses, crime is real especially the ones that’s don’t get reported. Seen cars on bricks and there tires stolen. The surrounding area of central and dearlove there’s a high rate of crime. Seen a man dead out side of a apt complex and never seen it on the news or newspaper. I know of people getting shot but ever reporting it. A lot of drug bust. Difffernt gangs trying to open up neighborhoods in the area.