Sun City Huntley is a highly sought-after Del Webb community just outside Chicago in Huntley, IL.

Sun City Huntley is a highly sought-after Del Webb community just outside Chicago in Huntley, IL.

This time of year, vibrant fall foliage paints a brilliant backdrop throughout the Midwest. Active adults who enjoy the changing seasons may find their ideal home in this regional setting. Here are just 10 beautiful midwestern active adult communities to start your search.

1. Sun City Huntley - Huntley, IL

With nearly 5,500 homes, Sun City Huntley is one of the largest and most amenity-rich active adult communities in the Midwest. This impressive development features multiple clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, sports courts, swimming pools and the 19-acre Wildflower Lake. Interested homebuyers can choose from available resale homes including condos, ranch townhomes and single-family designs.

2. Carillon - Plainfield, IL

Built between 1989 and 2001, Carillon has the distinction of being the first active adult community in the Chicago area. This gated community includes 2,097 affordable homes in a wide range of styles and sizes. It also offers a wide range of popular amenities including 27 holes of golf, a 32,000 square-foot clubhouse, swimming pools, sports courts, a fishing lake and scenic walking trails.

3. Edgewater - Elgin, IL

Active adults who want a new construction home may find their ideal destination at Edgewater by Del Webb. The community opened in 2005 and is still in development with plans for 1,040 single-family homes. Highlights include an amenity-rich clubhouse, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports courts and scenic lakes.

4. Grand Dominion - Mundelein, IL

Del Webb's Grand Dominion is a recently completed active adult community which offers 725 single-family homes in the Chicago area. The community is settled around a 13-acre lake, while the 17,500 square-foot Lakeside Lodge clubhouse brings residents together with a number of indoor and outdoor amenities.

5. Saddlebrook Farms - Grayslake, IL

Spread across 720 acres, including over 100 acres of lakes, Saddlebrook Farms provides active adults with a country setting that is still within easy reach of shopping, dining and other attractions. The community opened in 1989 and is still being developed with plans for approximately 2,000 single-family homes.

Pioneer Ridge offers the famous Del Webb lifestyle for Ohio retirees near Cleveland.

Pioneer Ridge features wonderful amenities and an exciting lifestyle for active adult living in Ohio.

6. Pioneer Ridge - North Ridgeville, OH

At Pioneer Ridge, active adults can enjoy a smaller, more intimate community which also has popular resort-style amenities, including a 14,500 square-foot clubhouse, swimming pools and sports courts. The gated community opened in 2005 and has plans for 599 homes in both attached and single-family designs.

7. Britton Falls - Fishers, IN

Combining small-town charm with resort-style amenities, Britton Falls opened in 2006 and will one day include approximately 1,050 single-family homes. This Del Webb community brings neighbors together with a 23,000 square-foot clubhouse, yet its suburban location also makes it easy for residents to enjoy the nearby shopping centers, golf courses and other local attractions.

8. Bridgewater - Brownstown, MI

Active adults at Bridgewater love the community's scenic grounds, which feature picnic areas, a catch-and-release fishing pond and 10 miles of walking and biking trails. In addition to the indoor amenities at the 14,700 square-foot clubhouse, Bridgewater offers swimming pools, sports courts and a golf practice facility.

9. Grand Reserve - Grand Blanc, MI

Less than an hour from Detroit, Grand Reserve is a lovely Del Webb community which opened in 2006 and has plans for 479 homes. The 15,500 square-foot Grandview Lodge offers amenities for socializing, staying in shape or pursuing a favorite hobby. Planned activities and special-interest groups make it even easier for residents to get involved with the community.

10. Heritage of Hawk Ridge - Lake St. Louis, MO

Opened in 2000, Heritage of Hawk Ridge is a gated community which features a diverse range of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse and an 18-hole golf course. The community has plans for 515 homes including new construction designs by the current developer, Pulte Homes, and resale homes by the previous builders, U.S. Homes and Whitaker Homes.

These beautiful midwest active adult communities feature seasonal scenery along with their own unique charm.