While some retirees dream of a coastal or desert retirement, America’s Midwest offers many beautiful locations where active adults can enjoy regional attractions as well as four distinct seasons all while remaining close to family and friends. Here are ten great active adult communities found throughout the Midwest region, listed in no specific order.
1. Sun City Huntley – Huntley, IL
As one of the premier active adult communities in the Chicago area, Sun City Huntley offers impressive resort-style amenities and over 5,400 homes in a wide range of styles and sizes. This Del Webb community features multiple clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, sports courts, swimming pools, and more.
2. Saddlebrook Farms – Grayslake, IL
Set on 720 acres, Saddlebrook Farms offers a country setting combined with fabulous indoor and outdoor amenities. The community has plans for about 2,000 homes and currently offers homes on both a resale and new construction basis. The grounds include natural spaces as well as over 100 acres of beautiful lakes.
3. Carillon at Cambridge Lakes – Pingree Grove, IL
Carillon at Cambridge Lakes is a 1,297-home, age-restricted enclave located within the Cambridge Lakes master-planned community. Its appealing amenities include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, and a 3-hole golf course.
4. Britton Falls – Fishers, IN
With plans for just over 1,000 homes, Britton Falls offers a quiet retreat for active adults. The community was opened by Del Webb in 2006 and today offers both resale and new construction single-family homes. Impressive amenities are centered around the community’s beautiful, 23,000-square-foot clubhouse.
5. Vandalia by Del Webb – Plainfield, IN
Active adults looking for a new community in the Indianapolis area may find the home of their dreams at Vandalia by Del Webb. This brand new community opened in 2015 with plans for approximately 475 single-family homes. Plans for the community include a clubhouse with a fitness center and social areas.
6. Bridgewater – Brownstone, MI
Built by Del Webb, Bridgewater offers active adult living within easy distance of Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit. The community features an amenity-rich clubhouse, beautiful grounds and plans for 631 single-family homes. The elegant clubhouse offers social areas, hobby and game rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and more.
7. Grand Reserve – Grand Blanc, MI
Offering both single-family homes and attached villas, Grand Reserve appeals to many active adult homebuyers. Upon completion, the community will include just 479 homes, yet its 15,500-square-foot clubhouse features many of the resort-style amenities found in larger communities.
8. Heritage of Hawk Ridge – Lake St. Louis, MO
Heritage of Hawk Ridge is a gated community which opened in 2000 and has plans for 515 homes in both single-family and attached designs. Highlights of this beautiful development include an 18-hole executive golf course, a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, tennis courts, and an outdoor swimming pool.
9. Pioneer Ridge – North Ridgeville, OH
Located 25 miles west of Cleveland, Pioneer Ridge features a 14,500-square-foot clubhouse that boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, and more. Upon completion, it will include 599 homes in single-family and attached designs.
10. Four Seasons at Rush Creek – Maple Grove, MN
Designed by K. Hovnanian, Four Seasons at Rush Creek welcomes active adults with an array of indoor and outdoor amenities. The community has plans for approximately 300 single-family homes. It also features a 13,500-square-foot clubhouse with social areas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports courts, and a putting green.
When looking for a retirement home in the Midwest, don’t overlook these beautiful active adult communities that welcome Baby Boomers from all over.