Chicago, IL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

41 Active Adult Communities in Chicago Area

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Sun City Huntley

Huntley, IL

Low $100s–High $500s

5,489 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Condos

Resale Homes Only

Carillon

Plainfield, IL

Low $100s–Low $300s

2,097 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Condos

Resale Homes Only

Saddlebrook Farms

Grayslake, IL

Low $100s–Mid $200s

2,000 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Mid $100s–Mid $300s

1,297 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Carillon Lakes

Crest Hill, IL

Mid $100s–Mid $200s

1,113 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Edgewater

Elgin, IL

Low $200s–Mid $400s

1,040 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Lago Vista

Lockport, IL

High $100s–High $200s

832 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Shorewood Glen

Shorewood, IL

High $100s–Mid $300s

765 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Carillon Club

Naperville, IL

Mid $200s–Mid $400s

726 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Condos

New and Resale Homes

Grand Dominion

Mundelein, IL

Mid $200s–Mid $500s

725 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Grand Haven

Romeoville, IL

High $100s–Mid $200s

677 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

The Pines

Tinley Park, IL

Low $100s–High $200s

525 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached, Condos

Resale Homes Only

Carillon North

Grayslake, IL

High $100s–Low $300s

361 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Leisure Village

Fox Lake, IL

Below $100k–Low $100s

360 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Low $200s–Low $300s

351 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

High $200s–Mid $300s

336 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Stonegate West

Aurora, IL

Mid $100s–Low $400s

336 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Mid $100s–Low $300s

212 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

Briarwood Lakes

Oak Brook, IL

Mid $500s–High $600s

199 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Haverford Place

Hoffman Estates, IL

Mid $300s–High $400s

184 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Low $100s–Mid $200s

173 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

Resale Homes Only

High $500s–High $700s

156 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

Mid $300s–Mid $500s

149 Homes

No Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Patriot Estates

McHenry, IL

High $100s–Low $200s

131 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Mid $200s–Low $300s

126 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Park Barrington

Barrington, IL

Mid $300s–Mid $400s

118 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Mid $100s–Low $200s

117 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Mid $200s–Low $300s

107 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

New and Resale Homes

River Run Club

Oswego, IL

High $100s–Mid $200s

100 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Villas at Fox Run

Plainfield, IL

High $100s–Low $300s

92 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family, Attached

New and Resale Homes

Mid $200s–Mid $300s

87 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Bradford Place Clubs

Round Lake, IL

Below $100k–Low $100s

79 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Mid $100s–Mid $200s

78 Homes

45+ Age Restriction

Single Family

New Homes Only

Forest Gate

Oak Brook, IL

Low $1Ms–Mid $1Ms

78 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

Heritage Club Villas

Tinley Park, IL

Mid $100s–High $100s

76 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Low $100s–Mid $100s

76 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Hampton Park

Naperville, IL

High $200s–Mid $300s

62 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Forest Glen

Carol Stream, IL

High $200s–Low $300s

59 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Savoy Club

Burr Ridge, IL

Low $600s–Low $700s

52 Homes

No Age Restriction

Single Family

Resale Homes Only

River Crossing

South Elgin, IL

Mid $100s–High $100s

45 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Condos

Resale Homes Only

Hobson Villas

Naperville, IL

Low $500s–Mid $500s

42 Homes

55+ Age Restriction

Attached

Resale Homes Only

Overview

While the idea of building a retirement community around Chicago originally sounded like a strange idea, some developers recognized the need for active retirement communities in Chicago and set out to popularize the concept that had taken hold in the South. Realizing that there was a large population of people 55+ who wanted the lifestyle and amenities of an active retirement community without having to pick up and move to a southern state, Carillon in Plainfield opened in the late 1980s. Now there are over 40 active adult communities in the Chicago area.

Those looking to spend their retirement years near family and friends in the Midwest will enjoy the variety of community sizes, home options, and home prices. Most of the active adult communities in Chicago range from 100 to 5,400 homes and offer a variety of clubs, interest groups, classes, events and social opportunities to appeal to almost anyone over the age of 55. Active adult homebuyers are drawn to Illinois age-restricted communities near Chicago because they live in quiet areas without having to travel far for entertainment, recreation, and culture.

Climate & Geography

Geographically speaking, the Chicago area lies within the Chicago Plain, a flat and broad area. There are few hills and Lake Michigan makes up the eastern border. Active adult communities near Chicago are found near Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bolingbrook, DeKalb, Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Oak Park, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, Waukegan and Wheaton.

Age-restricted communities near Chicago experience a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. It’s wet in the spring, hot and humid throughout the summer, cold during the winter, and pleasant throughout the fall.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Named the “Best Sports City” by Sporting News, Chicago is home to many major league sports teams including the Bulls (NBA), Sky (WNBA), Cubs and White Sox (MLB), Bears (NFL), Blackhawks (NHL), and Fire (MLS). The Chicagoland Speedway hosts NASCAR Cup Series and IndyCar Series races as well.

The city of Chicago offers endless opportunities for recreation, culture, and entertainment. It’s home to a variety of cuisines including some that are very laid-back as well as fine dining restaurants. There are dozens of museums, art galleries, and tourist attractions. Popular entertainment venues like the Chicago Theatre, Navy Pier and Millennium Park host concerts and events throughout the year.

Naperville is a popular Chicago suburb that offers great options for nightlife, dining, and entertainment as well. Whether checking out one of historic buildings, strolling the charming Riverwalk, or attending an event at the Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, Naperville offers even more entertainment for Chicago area active adults outside of the congestion of the big city. Additionally, state parks, lakes, and trails are found all throughout Northern Illinois and offer limitless options for outdoor adventurers.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Like most metropolitan areas, the cost of living closer to Chicago is higher than other Illinois regions. However, the cost of living in the state is about average with the nation. Income tax is collected at a flat rate of 5% and the sales tax average is about 6.5%. Property tax is collected at a local level based on county, township, municipality, school district, and other special districts.

Healthcare

There are 119 hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area. Active adult communities near Chicago have access to quality healthcare. There are 36 hospitals that have been ranked for high performance and ten of which are nationally ranked. The physician to patient ratio is higher than the national average as well.

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