The Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve is a natural gem hidden in the heart of Glenview, Illinois, just a few miles north of Chicago. The forest reserve covers more than 1,000 hectares of forest and prairie and offers outdoor recreation from prairies, forests and marshes.
The reserve is home to many wildlife (see above) and has a variety of streams and lakes, including the Middlefork River, Glenview River and Lake Michigan, as well as a number of wetlands. From lakeways to water features to kindergartens, there is something for all ages.
Founded three decades ago, Kohl's Children's Museum is a great place to take learning to a whole new level.
The western section runs from McHenry County College (US 14) to Crystal Lake, west of N. Oak Street. Other amenities include a hiking trail and Kohl's Children's Museum, as well as a playground for children. The Kuhn Road Trail starts and runs along the north side of the park, from the parking lot at the entrance to the museum and then down the east side to Lakeview Park. Other amenities include a hiking and walking trail, a children's museum and a children's park, as well as a children's playground.
Glenview Land includes the Green Belt Forest Preserve in Cook County, which spans much of Cook County, Illinois. The southern section is south of the Green Belt and the northern part east of it.
Demographic data shows that Glenview is a great place for families to raise children, and family-friendly amenities have led to a surge in Glenview property prices in recent years. In 2018, per capita income in Glenview was $61,644, which is well-off compared to Illinois and the nation. The median age of Glen viewers at 45 is slightly above the national average of 45.5, but still lower than Chicago, Chicago's largest city.
The population of Glenview has grown so rapidly over the past five decades that the population density has grown to 3,322 square miles, more than double the national average of 2,832 square miles.
The grove was declared a National Historic Landmark by the US Department of the Interior in 1976 and is registered in the National Register of Historic Places. The Grove has been designated a National Historic Monument and is on the National Register of Glenview, Illinois, and the US Forest Service's National Park Service. In 1976, the grove was designated a "National Historic Landmark" by the United Nations Office for the Conservation of Natural Resources (OCR) and included in the National Register of Historic Sites.
The Prairie Trail is managed by the McHenry County Conservation District and extends the entire length of McHenry County. The Kennicotts "82-acre nature reserve, named after the Grove, is located on the western edge of Glenview, Illinois, south of the Prairie Park Trail, and is a National Historic Landmark.
The Lily Cache Greenway runs from Bollingbrook - Plainfield along the north side of Glenview to the east to the ComEd Greenways and from Bollingbrook to Plainfields. The North Shore Channel Trail extends west - south through the south end of McHenry County, north of Prairie Park Trail and south - north through Glen View.
Glenview Creek drains the southeast corner of the village and flows into Glenview Lake, Lake George Lake and Wolf Lake at the southern end of McHenry County. The Valley Line Trail, also known as Sauganash Trail, runs along the north shore of Lake George, as its name suggests, before turning south to bypass the eastern shore of Wolf Lake and then north to the west side of Glen View. Glenviews Creek, which spills into the southeast corner and south - east of the village, while it flows into a creek at the south end and north - west of the city and into Oak Park and Lake Park.
The Prairie Point Trail is a scenic neighborhood route that connects twice with the longer Grove Road Trail, connecting the picturesque neighborhoods along this route twice.
Residents of Glenview, who live east of Harms Road, are being cared for by the Glenview Community Health Center, a community health center and health care provider. Most homes in Glenview are run by a public health clinic with a full-time doctor and a private doctor. All houses on the west side of Glen View Road and the south end of Oak Park Road serve the community's medical and dental clinics, medical center and all homes along the north and south sides of Grove Road.
Located in the heart of Glen, on the shores of Lake Glenview, the Park Center is one of the largest community health centers in Illinois with a full-time physician and private physician. GNCS offers pre- to K-8 courses and offers a variety of educational programs for children from kindergarten to secondary school, as well as health services for adults. The Park Center has implemented many programs, including preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle school and adult education programs. Located in a heart of Glen on the shores of Lake Glenview, ParkCenter is the only public health center in Chicago and the second largest in North America.