Glenview, IL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

3 Communities in Glenview

Overview 

Glenview is a village in Cook county, considered a suburb of the Chicagoland area. Glenview is known as an upscale community, with high-quality health care options and various forms of entertainment that are sure to fit into anyone’s lifestyle. 

Climate and Geography

Residents of Glenview can expect an average of 36 inches of rain, 36 inches of snow, and about 186 sunny days throughout each year. Summer temperatures can reach the mid 80s in July while winter temperatures drop as low as 17 degrees in January. True to most of Illinois, the 4 seasons of the year change drastically. 

Glenview Road follows a Native American trail that leads to and from the Des Plaines River to Lake Michigan. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Some of the top attractions in Glenview include visiting historic sites and landmarks such as the Historic Wagner Farm, the Grove, and the Chicago Illinois Temple. Residents can also catch a show at the Oil Lamp Theater, spend time outdoors at the Techny Basin Conservation Area or the Gallery Park, shop at the Glen, or learn about the town’s history by visiting Glenview History Center.

Residents are also less than an hour from Chicago, providing the perfect opportunity for quick trips into the city to enjoy all of the world-class amenities, dining, shopping, and entertainment available there. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Glenview is higher than the state and national average. 

The effective income tax rate is 4.95 percent for single filers and 4.63 percent for joint filers. Retirement income like Social Security benefits and pensions are exempt from income tax, as are retirement savings plans such as 401(k) and IRAs.

Health Care

Glenview’s nearest hospital is located in Park Ridge, only three miles away.  Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a nationally ranked hospital for its top performance in multiple conditions and procedures. Other recognized hospitals include North Shore University HealthSystem Metro Chicago, Presence St. Francis Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Amita Health Elk Grove Village, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

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