Carillon has a wealth of resort-style amenities for homeowners. 

Carillon is a luxurious active adult community in Plainfield, Illinois. Carillon was the first 55+ community in the Chicago area back in 1989. Construction was eventually completed in 2001. There are over 2,000 homes in Carillon ranging from home types like single-family, attached, and condos. Homes in this gated community range in price from mid $100s to high $300s.


As well as many different home types, Carillon also features over 30 different floor plans. These homes are available for resale only. Condos are offered in the four-story Buckingham building. Buckingham features four floor plans ranging in size from 835 to 1,380 square feet. The building also has underground parking and elevators.

The Coach collection offers single-floor spaces in a two-story building. There are four floor plans available to active adults in first- or second-floor units. Floor plans range in size from 1,103 to 1,334 square feet and feature two bedrooms and a one-car attached garage.

Townhomes are available in triplexes, quads, and six-plex configurations. These units range in size from 1,267 to 1,765 square feet. Most of the floor plans in the townhomes are single-floor units but some feature a second-floor loft and even a basement. Residents in townhomes will enjoy maintenance free living with lawn care and snow removal taken care of by the homeowners' association.

There are several varieties of single-family homes to choose from, ranging in size from 1,400 square feet all the way to 2,300 square-foot homes. A few models feature second floors but most are ranch style, single floor homes. Many of the single family homes feature a basement.


Residents will never run out of things to do with Carillon’s wealth of amenities. Central to this is the recently renovated Club Carillon, a massive 32,000 square-foot clubhouse. The clubhouse includes an indoor pool and spa, as well as a fitness center with an aerobics and dance studio. There is also a ballroom that hosts community events, parties, and theatrical productions. Club Carillon features card rooms and a billiards hall for neighbors to enjoy games. Residents can also try their hand at some crafts with ceramics, woodworking, and arts and crafts studios.

Outside of the clubhouse, there are shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, as well as bocce ball and tennis courts. In addition to the indoor pool, there are two pools outside that are popular in the summer months. A three-mile walking and biking trail connects all 16 neighborhoods in Carillon. There are several scenic lakes and ponds in the community, including one reserved for fishing. A 27-hole public golf course, The Links at Carillon,  runs through the community. It's a great option for golf lovers and includes a pro shop and restaurant.


Carillon is conveniently located near Interstate 55 and is 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Nearby suburbs include Downers Grove, Oakbrook, and Naperville, each with good shopping, dining, and entertainment options. A bus service runs through Carillon and Plainfield and is a convenient way to get to retail areas.