Located in Illinois, United States, the village of Glendale Heights is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Glendale Heights offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near the railway line. Lastly, there are around 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, including Camera Park and East Branch Forest Preserve, and they are very well-distributed, making them easy to reach from the majority of locations in the village.
In Glendale Heights, around half of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area also has a good choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the population of this village own their home and 30% are renters. Most housing in this village was constructed between 1960 and 1980, during its latest housing boom.
A grocery store is generally reachable within a rather short walk from any location in this village. Bloomingdale Road is among the best streets for food stores. There are also over 50 restaurants and cafes in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. As far as education is concerned, it is a reasonably short walk to reach primary schools from any location in Glendale Heights. In contrast, high schools are not very abundant and accordingly not always within walking distance. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Glendale Heights is very car friendly. Finding a place to park is quite easy. However, the public transit network in Glendale Heights is not very convenient. Thankfully, residents are served by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally within walking distance. It is at times challenging for pedestrians to get around in Glendale Heights since few daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car.