Real Estate and Mortgage Guide for Glenview, IL

Only 14 miles to the north of Chicago lies the village called Glenview.  As part of Cook County, Glenview was originally incorporated as a village in the year 1899.

Population and Number of Homes

The most recent census shows that Glenview has 50,000+ citizens and 16,000+ housing units.  Based on the size of Glenview, the number of people per square mile is 3,200.

The general age groups of Glenview skew toward the middle of the spectrum.  25% of the people are younger than 18 while about 5% fall in the college-age range between 18 and 24.  19% of the people are between ages 25 and 44 and 31% of the population fall between 45 and 64.  The median age happens to be 45 years old.

Local Economy

Many international brands as well as American companies have locations within Glenview.  Based on the number of employees at each company, this is the list of the biggest companies.

  • Kraft Foods
  • ABT Electronics
  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Signode
  • Aon
  • Anixter
  • Scott Foresman

Average Weather

Glenview enjoys a mild climate with true seasons throughout the entire year.  The warmest part of the year occurs in July when temperatures can reach up to 83 degrees.  January is the coldest month and the outside temperature can get as low as 10 degrees during this time.

Across the year about 32 inches of rain will fall on Glenview.  In the winter months, there will be a total of 23 inches of snow that falls on Glenview.

Universities, Colleges and Junior Colleges

Although there are no colleges or universities located in Glenview, within a radius of 12 miles are several schools to pick from

  • Northwestern University
  • City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright
  • Oakton Community College
  • Loyola University – Chicago
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S Truman

Public School System

Multiple school districts operate the education facilities in Glenview.  The majority of students that attend grades Kindergarten through 8th grade are serviced by Glenview School District 34

Residents of the eastern and southeastern areas of Glenview attend schools run by either Avoca School District 37 or Wilmette School District 39.

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 handles the schools for people living in the Northeast area of Glenview.

West Northfield School District 31 operates the schools for people living in the Northwest area of Glenview.

East Maine School District 63 operates the schools for people in the South and Southwest parts of Glenview.

There are two high schools serving Glenview; Glenbrook South High School and Glenbrook Evening High School.

Private Schools

There are two private schools in Glenview that have classes for high school aged children; Glenview New Church School and Evanston Day School.

Several other faith-based organizations offer pre-school and elementary schools as well.

Important Stats for Level of Education

For the people of Glenview that are at least 25 years of age, here are the major education stats

  • 96% graduated from high school
  • 61% earned a bachelor’s degree
  • 28% earned a professional or graduate degree
  • the unemployment rate is 6%

Transportation Options

There is a Metra rail line that will take passengers to Chicago.  Other than the rail service, there are no other forms of public transportation.  Most residents use private vehicles for their commuting needs.

For commercial flights, most Glenview residents use either the O’Hare or Midway airport located in Chicago.

Popular Restaurants and Other Hot Spots

Glenview has a wide range of restaurants that reflects a multi-cultural view of life and offers a variety of cuisines.

  • Pita Inn – Mediterranean food
  • Ra Sushi – sushi bar
  • Jolane’s Restaurant and Bar – Wine bar and coffee
  • Wildfire – American steakhouse
  • Hackney’s – burgers
  • Sweet Tomatoes – Vegetarian
  • The Works – Greek cuisine
  • Cafe Lucci – Italian


The primary hospital in the area is Glenbrook Hospital.

Outdoor Activities

Glenview Park District is responsible for maintaining the area’s parks and facilities.  Currently, the park maintains the following:

  • Glenview National 9 Golf club
  • Glenview Park Golf Club
  • Flick Park (swimming pool)
  • Roosevelt Park (swimming pool)
  • Glenview Ice Center
  • Glenview Tennis Club

There is also Park Center, a community center.  The center offers indoor swimming, exercise equipment, senior citizen center, and youth sports programs.

Thanks to the various forest preserves located around Glenview there is an abundance of wildlife living peacefully.  Numerous species of birds, as well as rabbits, squirrels, mice, raccoons, deer, and foxes, are all common sightings in the parks of Glenview.

Why Choose us as Your Glenview Mortgage Lender?

We are a Mortgage Lender specializing in mortgage loans since we first opened our doors. With licensed offices in 47 states, we have the staff and the experience to meet any home loan needs.

We were named to Mortgage Executive Magazine's list of Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. In 2018 we were awarded as a Top Mortgage Lender in Top Dollar Volume by Scotsman Guide. We were also named a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle for the 5th year. Finally, we were named to Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

Besides these accolades, we are proud that President Ron Zach was named to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s list of the 40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40.

How to Buy a Home in Glenview with Little or No Money Down

Of course you want to buy a home in Glenview with no down payment. Who doesn’t?

Here’s how you do it:

Many people never buy the home of their dreams simply because they don't think they have enough money for the down payment. They have been told through the years that they need 10% or 20% of the purchase price in order to buy a home. Well, this is true for the conventional/conforming loan programs but not for Glenview Government loans.

So why have so many Lenders told them this?

It’s because selling homes to people with 10% or 20% down is easier than selling homes to people who have little or no money for a down payment. Most mortgage loan officers would rather go after the "easy sale" than try to help people who would rather save the down payment money for a rainy day or for current and future repairs/upgrades.

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