Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, Illinois is an age-restricted 720-acre community. It features over 100 acres of lakes, nature preserves and a working farm. The community presents a very "country" feel with open spaces and homes featuring front porches.
While Saddlebrook Farms does not boast some of the expansive amenities of newer active adult communities, residents do enjoy the neighborhood feeling they get with life here. Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake is a land-lease community, whereby residents own their home but lease the land. As a result, residents pay a monthly association fee, but they are only taxed on the home (not the land). The community offers some of the most reasonably priced ranch homes in all of Lake County.
Saddlebrook Farms Amenities & Lifestyle
The Saddlebrook Farms clubhouse is a historic cabin overlooking a lake. The clubhouse retains a quaint cottage feeling quite different from other active adult communities in the Chicago area. The rustic cabin features exposed studs and large vaulted ceilings with timber beams. It is divided into several multi-purpose rooms for cards, crafts and aerobics.
What Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake lacks in their clubhouse, they make up with in their lakes. Over 100 of the 700 acres of the community are covered by water. In addition to the lakes, residents enjoy the bocce ball court, horseshoe pits, miles of walking trails and open space throughout the community. With nearly 30 years of existence, Saddlebrook Farms is home to many social clubs and activities. The community has no designated activities coordinator, but the close-knit residents stay in touch and help coordinate various activities and clubs.
Saddlebrook Farms Homes & Real Estate
Construction of this Lake County 55+ community began in 1989 and plans call for about 2,000 residences. The homes for sale in Saddlebrook Farms are low-maintenance single-family homes. Saddlebrook Farms offers one of the best values in Lake County with homes between 1,169 and 2,516 square feet. Although the homes here do not hold the allure of more expensive communities, one still get the sense of a small-town community.
All of the homes are ranch style and feature front porches, making the neighborhood very inviting. Homes also feature attached two-car garages and numerous upgraded features such as 9-foot ceilings. With over 20 floor plans designed throughout the years and both new construction and previously owned residences, homebuyers will be sure to find the perfect home that meets their size and style requirements. There are also water-view home sites available.
Saddlebrook Farms in Northern Illinois is located near the intersection of Route 60 and Peterson Road in Grayslake. The location provides a country setting that still offers relatively easy access to communities like Grayslake, Fox Lake and Libertyville. In addition, I-94 is just 15-20 minutes from the community, making a drive to Chicago, O'Hare airport or even Wisconsin manageable in around an hour. The setting around the community is relatively rural, but Super Target is within 10 minutes and Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills is 20 minutes away.
Saddlebrooke Farms offers new and resale single-family homes. These ranch homes offer between 1,169 and 2,516 square feet of living space. There are a variety of floor plans with one to three bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage.
|Model Name||Sq. Ft.||Beds||Baths||Garage|
|Starlight||1,169||1 + Den||1||2|
|Sunflower||1,287||1 + Den or 2||1.5||2|
|Cedar Cove||1,481||1 + Den or 2||2||2|
|Cape Ridge||1,493||1 + Den or 2||2||2|
|Sarazen||1,650||2 + Den||2||1|
|Misty Morn||1,661||2 + Den or 3||2||2|
|Tommy Dorsey||1,671||2 + Den||2||2|
|Artie Shaw||1,682||2 or 2 + Den||2||2|
|Count Basie||1,737||2 + Den||2||2|
|Somerset||1,744||2 + Den||2||2|
|Prairie II||1,882||2 or 2 + Den||2||2|
|Windgate||1,967||2 + Den||2.5||2|
|Triple Crown Deluxe||2,130||2||2||1|
|Trillium||2,358||2 to 3 + Den||2.5||2|
|Primrose||2,516||2 to 3 + Den||2.5||2|
There are plenty of activities available in Saddlebrook Farms. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
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