About

Swainwood offers homeowners a rare combination: living in an exceptionally beautiful setting, and immediate access to the vibrant resources of the Village of Glenview and the City of Chicago.

The developers of Swainwood created a unique place with curving streets and attractive landscapes consisting of properties with full, unobstructed views. Lots were laid out in varying sizes and shapes to Back yardpreserve the natural beauty of this former nursery, and homes were positioned with adequate building lines to create a feeling of openness. Maple trees and perennials fill open common areas that divide several cul-de-sacs, and Swainwood residents take special pride in caring for roses and other plantings at the Spruce Street gate.

From the beginning, fences and temporary buildings have been restricted from use in order to preserve the high character of the neighborhood. Underground utilities were used to hide telephone and power wires from sight. Swainwood residents even selected its own street lights it still maintains today. And during a recent sewer and road resurfacing project, residents elected not to have curbs installed, choosing to keep its winding lanes bordered with granite boulders.

Swainwood is just a short walk from downtown Glenview, and Metra train transportation is just outside our gate. Chicago is within short reach for world class shopping, nightlife, sporting events and more. Plus, O’Hare Airport is just 20 minutes away providing access to immediate domestic and international travel.

Area Attractions

Located immediately north of Swainwood, the Glenview Naval Air Station operated a flight training site since 1923. In 1995, the U.S. government closed the airbase and returned the land to the Village of Glenview for re-development. As a result, the village developed 1,120 acres with new homes, offices, and the Glen Town Center shopping area. Public amenities include Lake Glenview, the Park Center recreation facility, Gallery Park, Air Station Prairie, The Glen and National 9 golf courses, and a Metra station.

At the southern edge of Swainwood is 10-acre Roosevelt Park which contains four baseball diamonds, a field house, basketball courts, playground equipment, and the recently renovated Roosevelt Pool. The two-pool outdoor complex has a zero depth play pool, a 5 lane activity pool, deep water drop slides and 3 meter diving platform.

Just a few blocks south of Swainwood, the Glenview Public Library has begun building a new 87,000 square foot, $27 million facility at Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue. It is scheduled to open in 2010.

Other attractions very close to Swainwood include Jackman Park, Kohl Children’s Museum, Wagner Farm, and the Glenview Public Golf Course.

Public Safety

In 2007, the Village of Glenview opened a new police station located at 2500 East Lake Street. The two-story building covers approximately 85,000 square feet, and includes underground parking for police cars, a state-of-the-art 911 Communications Center and a large community room for public meetings.