Northern Illinois 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

41 Active Adult Communities in Northern Illinois

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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 many don’t think of Illinois for retirement, there are many active adult communities in Northern Illinois. Whether looking to downsize or planning retirement years, there are dozens of communities that cater to active adult homebuyers. Whether looking for a 5,000-home age-restricted community or a quaint 300-home neighborhood with low-maintenance homes, Northern Illinois has a variety of options. With Chicago in drivable distance, communities enjoy a quiet suburb feel close to big-city entertainment.

Climate & Geography

Northern Illinois 55+ communities enjoy a location in the Midwest with a four-season climate. Usually winters are cold with plenty of snowfall and summers are hot and humid. Unlike the southern part of the state, the average snowfall is over 38 inches in the Chicago area. May and June are the wettest months that see the most precipitation throughout the year. On average, Illinois as a whole sees about 50 days of thunderstorms per year, which is above the average for the nation’s number of thunderstorm days.

In terms of geography, the Chicago metropolitan area encompasses the majority of Northern Illinois. This includes the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Active retirement communities in Northern Illinois can be found in the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will. Active adult neighborhoods in Northern Illinois are found all the way north to the Wisconsin border and south to the city of Joliet. Lake Michigan is the largest body of water in Illinois and there are many smaller lakes found throughout Lake and McHenry Counties.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Though the winters are cold in Northern Illinois, there is plenty to see and do throughout the year. The city of Chicago is the third most populous city in the country after New York City and Los Angeles. The city is filled with vibrant neighborhoods that offer a multitude of different cultural opportunities, cuisines, and attractions. Upscale shopping along the Magnificent Mile and State Street are popular tourist attractions. Outstanding museums along the lakefront include the Alder Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, and Shedd Aquarium.

Farther away from the city, active adult homebuyers enjoy the endless opportunities for recreation. Besides Lake Michigan, dozens of smaller lakes are available for fishing and boating. Popular outdoor recreation activities in Northern Illinois include archery, biking, camping, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, rock climbing, and snowmobiling. Active adults and retirees enjoy all of these activities at the many state parks, beaches, trails, campgrounds, and indoor recreation complexes. Northern Illinois 55+ communities have something for everyone.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Cost of living in the state of Illinois is about average for the nation. In 2013, the median home price was slightly over $154,000. Income tax is collected at a flat rate of 5%, higher than the national average. The average sales tax is 6.25% compared to 5% for the national average. More luxurious active adult communities can be found throughout the Oak Brook area while many affordable home options are found in almost every county.

Healthcare

Generally speaking, the healthcare in Northern Illinois is good as the physician per capita is higher than the national average. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, NorthShore Evanston Hospital, Cadence Health Central DuPage Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago are all nationally ranked hospitals near 55+ communities in Northern Illinois. Also, an additional 37 hospitals have ranked for high performance.

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