Active adults who seek luxury but low-maintenance living in a secure community are sure to be impressed by either Carillon at Heatherstone or Carillon North, both located in Illinois about an hour away from Chicago, with easy access to I-94. Built by Cambridge Homes for adults who are 55+, these two communities offer single-family and attached homes, quiet neighborhoods and large clubhouses with a variety of amenities and activities.
Carillon North, in Grayslake, was built between 1999 and 2004 and has 361 single-family homes that offer 1,700 to 2,300 square feet of space or attached townhomes with between 1,268 and 1,694 square feet. The homes include two-car garages, two bedrooms and usually two bathrooms, some have an additional room that can be used as a den or third bedroom. Other features offered are breakfast nooks, oversized living and dining room combinations, family rooms, walk-in closets and garden tubs.
Carillon at Heatherstone in Beach Park, while a smaller community, features newer construction. Built from 2003 to 2007, it has 173 residences: 85 single-family homes and 88 townhomes. The Resort Series features six single-family floor plans with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage - all situated on 1,530 to 1,951 square feet of space. Some of the homes offer a den. The Bayside Series townhomes have four floor plans ranging from 1,107 to 1,332 square feet, with one to two bedrooms, up to two bathrooms, a two-car garage and a den option that can be used as another bedroom or office space.
Both communities boast a clubhouse as their hub of activity. The one at Carillon North is an impressive 10,000 square feet, while Carillon at Heatherstone fits myriad amenities into 4,000 square feet of space. Residents at either North or Heatherstone can use the fitness rooms, ballroom, and the card and billiard rooms indoors as well as enjoying the walking paths, tennis courts and scenic ponds outdoors. Carillon at Heatherstone offers an outdoor pool, while Carillon North has an indoor pool and spa. In addition, residents at Carillon North have access to the adjacent Grayslake Golf Course, a nine-hole course with water and natural terrain. Both communities offer clubs and classes for residents to enjoy and socialize with one another.
When residents in either community want a night on the town, Chicago and Milwaukee are both about an hour away. Carillon at Heatherstone, located east of Route 41, has easy access to shopping: Gurnee Mills about 15 minutes away and Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets a 20-minute drive. Lake Michigan and numerous golf courses are within a 10-mile radius. Carillon North, meanwhile, is found in the heart of Lake County, four miles west of I-94 between highways 45 and 83. Downtown Grayslake offers boutique shops, or residents can take a drive to the outlets at Gurnee Mills and Kenosha. The College of Lake County is also located near Grayslake.
With suburb living combined with big-city access, beautiful homes and an impressive array of amenities and activities, it's easy to see why active adults would choose either Carillon at Heatherstone or Carillon North to meet their lifestyle needs; it just depends if you want to live in a larger or smaller-sized active adult community.