Glencoe Farms was purchased in 1854, so that the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, established that year, could travel over the farm property between its destination cities. In 1866, Dr. Alexander Hammond, purchased the land from the railroad to build his “ideal town.”
Today, the Village of Glencoe, located 20 miles from Chicago’s Loop, is home to approximately 8,800 residents, and boasts one of the Chicago area’s finest gems, the 385 acre Chicago Botanic Garden. The gardens provide a beautiful venue for a stroll and host many educational and cultural events for all ages throughout the year.
Glencoe boasts fine examples of Victorian, Prairie Style, Revival and Modern architecture: excellent small shops and restaurants: delightful beaches, and an 18-hole golf course within its borders.