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      Living in Glenview, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Glenview is a medium-sized city with a population of 46,559 residents. With a population density of 3,322 people per square mile, Glenview is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (84% White). Given that fact, Glenview could be considered less diverse than other cities. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 89% of the population considered married and 54% with kids under the age of 18, Glenview could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Glenview, Illinois. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, health & safety, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Glenview and in the areas around Glenview is a much easier task.

      Using data and statistics Glenview has received a livability score of 77/100. This score is ranked in the 92nd percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the United States average, Glenview ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Glenview also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we see that Glenview ranks very well for crime (A+), education (B) and housing (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Glenview. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (D) and cost of living (F).

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Glenview gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 105 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Glenview apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      Glenview real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Glenview. Median real estate prices in Glenview come in at $478,400, which is 173.7% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Glenview, the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 56.7% higher than the Illinois average.

      Glenview transportation information

      Statistic Glenview Illinois National
      Average one way commute30min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.6%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.3%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit11.1%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home8.3%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Glenview, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).