While the Northern Illinois area provides a diverse range of active adult communities, less than half of them offer new construction homes for sale. But that still creates a diverse selection of age-restricted communities with new homes that active adults who want to retire in Illinois can explore.
Many of these Northern Illinois 55+ communities with new construction homes also provide amenities and lifestyle activities designed to encourage a well-rounded physical and social lifestyle. Plenty of these communities also offer a low-maintenance lifestyle, which means that residents can spend more time pursuing new hobbies and enjoying their pastimes.
Whether seeking to live near family and friends or moving to a new area, those looking for new construction homes near Chicago have several options throughout Northern Illinois. Keep reading to discover four 55+ communities with new homes for sale in IL.
High $100s – Mid $300s
At Carillon at Cambridge Lakes in Pingree Grove, residents can enjoy new construction homes alongside well-established amenities. Builders D.R. Horton and Cambridge Homes began construction of this gated age-restricted community in 2007 with plans to include 943 single-family and attached homes upon completion.
The attached homes range from 1,107 to 1,716 square feet with one or two bedrooms, dens, one or two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. These homes, arranged in duplex and quad configurations, come with a homeowners’ association that takes care of all exterior home maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal.
The single-family homes range from 1,475 to 2,322 square feet with two or three bedrooms, dens, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The homeowners’ association maintains all landscaping, lawn care, and snow removal.
The desirable amenities at this 55+ community include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, and a ballroom. Outdoor amenities feature a 3-hole golf course, a pool, walking and biking trails, and athletic courts.
Low $200s – Low $300s
Located just 45 minutes south of downtown Chicago, near the cities of Joliet, Bolingbrook, and Naperville, the gated 55+ community Lago Vista offers new homes for sale in the southwest suburbs. This age-restricted community plans to include 832 attached and single-family homes upon completion.
The single-level townhomes range from 1,300 to 1,550 square feet and offer a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to an HOA that handles lawn care, landscaping, lawn irrigation, snow removal, and even roofing. The single-family homes range from 1,500 to 2,196 square feet with an HOA that takes care of landscaping, lawn care, and snow removal.
The amenities at Lago Vista feature the 21,000-square-foot Club Lago, which includes a grand room, arts and crafts studios, a juice bar, a beauty salon, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. The scenic grounds boast 22 scenic lakes and ponds with walking and biking trails.
Residents can also take advantage of abundant lifestyle activities. Some of the groups, clubs, and classes include book club, painting class, ceramics, poker, and bridge. Popular events include concerts at the pool, holiday parties, pizza and birthday nights, luncheons, and day trips.
High $100s – Mid $200s
With plans for just 201 single-family and attached homes, Patriot Estates offers the feel of a smaller community with the popular active age-restricted lifestyle. This 55+ community offers amenities, a low-maintenance lifestyle, and affordable new construction homes for sale in Northern Illinois.
Residents of Patriot Estates can easily access all of the amenities at the Greens of Irish Prairie Clubhouse located just five minutes away. The amenities include a recreation center with indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room, an aerobics studios, gathering spaces, meeting rooms, athletic courts, and a putting green.
The attached homes consist of either 1,376 or 1,400 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The single-family homes offer 1,257 to 1,957 square feet with two bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Desirable features in some homes include open floor plans, master suites with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms, kitchens with central islands, and guest suites.