Lago Vista Overview
Lago Vista is a unique active adult community situated on over 350 acres in southwest suburban Lockport, IL. Built by Hartz Homes, Lago Vista will eventually be home to an estimated 832 residences. These single-family homes and townhomes are surrounded by 22 lakes and ponds as well as miles of scenic paths and bike trails.
The amenities at Lago Vista include a spacious clubhouse, a full-time activities director, and a large variety of organized programs and social clubs. Empty-nesters, retirees and full or part-time workers all call Lago Vista home.
Lago Vista Amenities
The commanding focal point of Lago Vista is Club Lago, the 21,000 square-foot clubhouse that overlooks the lakes and ponds of this community. The main lobby exudes a welcoming feel with its fireplace and player grand piano. There are plenty of ways for relaxing, staying fit, pursuing hobbies, socializing or just having fun. Indoors, relaxing at the sports lounge with billiard, card tables, and large TV is easy. Residents can also pamper themselves at the spa facilities, which include massage therapy and a beautician's services.
The fitness center with aerobics area and indoor pool allows residents to work out in style. They can do so by themselves or join fitness classes, ranging from active aerobics to low impact stretching exercises. Additional indoor amenities include a ping-pong room, arts and crafts studio, meeting rooms, computers, library, and a large banquet room. The banquet room is used for community dances and weekly movie nights. Residents also have the option to rent this room for private parties, showers and more. Outdoors, the superb lineup of amenities continues with a pool, bocce ball courts, horseshoe courts, a picnic pavilion, and a playground for the grandkids. There are also numerous scenic walking and biking trails that meander through the neighborhoods.
Lago Vista Homes & Real Estate
Construction of Lago Vista began in 2004. The developer, Hartz Homes, designed five single-family floor plans and three townhome floor plan models. All single-family residences have one floor and offer between 1,500 to 2,196 square feet of living space. Many single-family homes have sunrooms, some of them have dens and basements are optional.
The attached models come in clusters of three or more and offer between 1,300 and 1,550 square feet of living space. The largest townhome model includes a den. All of the homes at Lago Vista in Lockport have a minimum of two bedrooms, two baths, and two-car garages.
The monthly homeowner's association dues are slightly higher for the attached homes because they include a roof fund, lawn watering and driveway seal coating. Both attached homes and single-family homes include lawn care, landscaping, snow removal and full access to the amenities in the monthly association fee.
Lago Vista Lifestyle
Lago Vista in Lockport is a great neighborhood for empty-nesters as well as active retirees who want to forget about mowing their lawns and shoveling snow. This 55+ community also offers a great lifestyle with resort-type amenities for those who want to remain close to family in the Midwest. Residents are active in a long list of clubs and also like to meet regularly for themed dinners, pool-side concerts, movie nights, craft activities, bingo, card games and more. Lago Vista's full-time activities director makes sure no one ever runs out of things to do.
The suburban locale of Lago Vista makes it appealing to buyers because it combines rural characteristics with easy access to downtown Lockport and the new I-355 extension. Lockport is located eight miles northeast of Joliet, and it takes about 40 minutes to get to downtown Chicago. Golf lovers will find a variety of courses for play in the Lockport area. Other points of interest include the Will County Historical Society, the Lockport Township Park Museum, the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, the Gaylord Building, and the Bengtston's Pumpkin Farm.