The Glenview area is relatively flat with lots of park-like suburban residential areas. Homes and properties in the area feature sprawling lawns, beautifully landscaped gardens, and lots of shady trees. The village is serviced by trains and expressways running to the Chicago area for commuters. Main thoroughfares tend to have commercial areas around them, and there is also some industrial activity. Waukegan Road is the primary thoroughfare intersecting the community from north to south. Even industrial areas in this suburban neighborhood are well landscaped and hospitable to pedestrians. Be sure to keep your dog leashed and watch for traffic on quiet residential streets, but especially in busier commercial areas. Other features of the neighborhood include the Glenview Creek which empties into the Chicago River, as well as several golf courses, parks, and natural areas. These green spaces along with peaceful residential streets provide plenty of locations for residents with pets to enjoy excursions with their furry family members.
The Grove and Community Park on the westside of Glenview contain interpretive centers and nature trails, as well as an off-leash park. The Beck Lake Off-Leash Dog Area allows dogs to run and play off-leash. Dogs need to be registered and purchase a membership and provide proof of vaccination to be part of this program. Specific information and registration are available online. There are no enclosures in this area so make sure your dog has solid off-leash recall before participating. The Beck Lake Off-Leash area provides 40 acres of natural space, a large pond, and access to 9 miles of on-leash walking trails.
Other off-leash areas in Glenview that are part of the same program include Bremen Grove which is 7 acres and does have fenced large and small dog areas along with access to 33 miles of trails. It also includes Miller Meadow South, 3 acres of off-leash space. Trails require your dog to be on a leash.