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Glenview - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Glenview: $2,086,200 / County Avg $371,200
Avg Sq. Ft. in Glenview: 8,571 / County Avg 2,662
Avg Price per/ft2 in Glenview: $243 / County Avg $139
Avg Walkscore in Glenview: 3 / County Avg 29
Avg Year Built in Glenview: 1957 / County Avg 1969
Avg Days on Website in Glenview: 252 / County Avg 79
Glenview Real Estate Market Health
Glenview has the 2nd-highest per capita income within Kentucky and the 74th-highest in the United States. Its boundaries are roughly Lime Kiln Lane to the east, River Road to the north, Brittany Woods Circle to the south, and the Knights of Columbus property on River Road to the West. The city is known for its old estate homes on high bluffs overlooking the Ohio River.
5000 acres of the surrounding land was originally owned by James Smalley Bate and named Berry Hill for his former Virginia home. The estate was purchased in 1868 by meat packer James C. McFerran. McFerran's horse farm was named Glen View. After his death in 1885, John E. Green acquired the farm and renamed it Glenview Stock Farm. The community received its post office on May 11, 1893.
In the late 19th century, wealthy families from Louisville began moving east to build summer homes in communities such as Anchorage. Some of these eventually became full-time residences. Early residents of Glenview cooperated with other communities to open the Louisville, Harrods Creek and Westport Railroad in 1877, a commuter rail line in use until its abandonment in the 1950s. Some of Louisville's most influential families, including the Binghams, the Ballards, and the Belknaps, moved into the area after the opening of the railroad. Some developers have played off Glenview's reputation, establishing similarly-named communities at Glenview Manor and Glenview Hills in the 1960s and '70s.
Louisville attempted to annex Glenview in 1983, which prompted its residents to seek a separate incorporation from the state legislature. This was granted in 1985. Many of the houses are part of the Glenview Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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