Chicago, IL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

41 Communities in Chicago Area, IL


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Sun City Huntley by Del Webb - Huntley, IL

Sun City Huntley

Huntley, IL

Sun City Huntley

Huntley, IL
  • Low $100s–High $500s
  • 5,489 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Carillon - Plainfield, IL

Carillon

Plainfield, IL

Carillon

Plainfield, IL
  • Low $100s–High $200s
  • 2,097 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Saddlebrook Farms - Grayslake, IL

Saddlebrook Farms

Grayslake, IL

Saddlebrook Farms

Grayslake, IL
  • Low $100s–Mid $200s
  • 2,000 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Carillon Cambridge Lakes - Pingree Grove, IL

Carillon at Cambridge Lakes

Pingree Grove, IL

Carillon at Cambridge Lakes

Pingree Grove, IL
  • Mid $100s–High $200s
  • 1,297 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Carillon Lakes - Crest Hill, IL

Carillon Lakes

Crest Hill, IL

Carillon Lakes

Crest Hill, IL
  • Mid $100s–High $200s
  • 1,113 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Edgewater - Elgin, IL

Edgewater

Elgin, IL

Edgewater

Elgin, IL
  • Low $200s–Mid $400s
  • 1,040 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Lago Vista - Lockport, IL

Lago Vista

Lockport, IL

Lago Vista

Lockport, IL
  • High $100s–Low $300s
  • 832 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Shorewood Glen - Shorewood, IL

Shorewood Glen

Shorewood, IL

Shorewood Glen

Shorewood, IL
  • High $100s–High $300s
  • 765 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Carillon Club - Naperville, IL

Carillon Club

Naperville, IL

Carillon Club

Naperville, IL
  • Mid $100s–High $300s
  • 726 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Grand Dominion - Mundelein, IL

Grand Dominion

Mundelein, IL

Grand Dominion

Mundelein, IL
  • Mid $200s–Mid $500s
  • 725 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Grand Haven - Romeoville, IL

Grand Haven

Romeoville, IL

Grand Haven

Romeoville, IL
  • Low $100s–High $200s
  • 677 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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The Pines - Tinley Park, IL

The Pines

Tinley Park, IL

The Pines

Tinley Park, IL
  • Low $100s–High $200s
  • 525 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Carillon North - Grayslake, IL

Carillon North

Grayslake, IL

Carillon North

Grayslake, IL
  • High $100s–High $200s
  • 361 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Leisure Village - Fox Lake, IL

Leisure Village

Fox Lake, IL

Leisure Village

Fox Lake, IL
  • Below $100k–Low $100s
  • 360 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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  • Low $200s–Mid $300s
  • 351 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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  • Mid $200s–High $300s
  • 336 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Stonegate West - Aurora, IL

Stonegate West

Aurora, IL

Stonegate West

Aurora, IL
  • Mid $100s–Low $400s
  • 336 Homes
  • No Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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  • Mid $100s–Low $300s
  • 212 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Briarwood Lakes - Oak Brook, IL

Briarwood Lakes

Oak Brook, IL

Briarwood Lakes

Oak Brook, IL
  • High $500s–Low $900s
  • 199 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Haverford Place - Hoffman Estates, IL

Haverford Place

Hoffman Estates, IL

Haverford Place

Hoffman Estates, IL
  • High $300s–High $400s
  • 184 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Carillon at Heatherstone - Beach Park, IL

Carillon at Heatherstone

Beach Park, IL

Carillon at Heatherstone

Beach Park, IL
  • Low $100s–Mid $200s
  • 173 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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  • High $500s–High $700s
  • 156 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Regency at The Glen - Glenview, IL

Regency at The Glen

Glenview, IL

Regency at The Glen

Glenview, IL
  • Mid $300s–Mid $500s
  • 149 Homes
  • No Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
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Patriot Estates - McHenry, IL

Patriot Estates

McHenry, IL

Patriot Estates

McHenry, IL
  • High $100s–Low $200s
  • 131 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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Maples at the Sonatas - Woodstock, IL

Maples at the Sonatas

Woodstock, IL

Maples at the Sonatas

Woodstock, IL
  • High $100s–High $200s
  • 126 Homes
  • No Age Restriction
  • New and Resale Homes
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chicago area 55 plus communitiesOverview

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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