Edgewater is one of the most popular active adult communities in Illinois.

Located in Chicago’s northwest suburb of Elgin, Edgewater by Del Webb is an acclaimed active adult community. This gated community of resale homes offers homebuyers the opportunity to experience the Del Webb lifestyle in a more intimate and close-knit setting as opposed to the developer’s standard, large-scale communities. Inside, residents will find everything they need to enjoy a stimulating lifestyle, including several dozens clubs to join, as well as social and fitness activities.

Homes & Floor Plans

Built in 2005, Edgewater by Del Webb comprises 1,040 single-family resale homes that disperse between four series of homes: Manor, Classics, Reflections, and Venetian. Altogether, each series makes up 22 floor plans. Floor plans range in size from 1,197 to 3,100 square feet and provide two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and two-to-three car attached garages.

Depending on size, most floor plans provide optional finishes, such as basements and expansive great rooms. Airy kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and closets with ample space are also common features among each plan. A homeowners’ association takes care of outdoor maintenance, including lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal, allowing for maximum time for embracing everything else the community has to offer. Homes start in the low $200s and go into the mid $400s.

High-End Amenities

The billiards room is one of many activity rooms in the clubhouse. 

Edgewater by Del Webb has an expansive list of features and activities that are sure to keep its residents content. Central to the community is the Creekside Lodge, a 23,000 square-foot clubhouse that serves as the go-to destination for community activities and events. Inside, residents will find a large state-of-the-art fitness center which boasts the latest cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Additionally, an indoor pool and spa as well as an aerobics and dance studio provide additional means of staying active besides the conventional weight rooms found in other communities.

Besides its fitness center, the Creekside Lodge also includes a large ballroom, which hosts a number of Edgewater’s events, such as parties, dances, and large group meetings. Billiards, an arts and crafts studios, a library with computers, and a catering kitchen round out the rest of the features the lodge has to offer.

A sunroom with a two-sided fireplace overlooks the spacious patio and sundeck that sits right next to the outdoor pool. Also outside, residents will find tennis and bocce ball courts, both of which serve as a popular activity in the warmer months. Plus, miles of walking and biking trails weave throughout the community.

Clubs & Activities

Edgewater's indoor pool and spa hosts fitness classes, water volleyball, and other fitness classes.

As mentioned, Edgewater by Del Webb offers its residents dozens of clubs to partake in. Examples of past clubs include everything from sport clubs, book clubs, cooking clubs, and dance classes to an arts and crafts club and even support groups. With so many options it can be difficult finding the perfect fit. Fortunately, a full-time lifestyle director is available for guidance, ensuring each and every person has the means of finding the activity most suitable for them. Furthermore, residents can stay up to date with the latest offerings in the community thanks to the community magazine, which showcases upcoming classes, group meetings, and community outings.

Surrounding Area

Edgewater by Del Webb sits a half-mile west of the Randall Road corridor on Bowes Road in Elgin. In recent years, Randall Road has emerged as a top-notch area thanks to its close proximity to both retail outlets and dining options. Less than twenty minutes away from the community is the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, showcasing the best musicians both nationally and locally. Also nearby is the Elgin History Museum, which makes for a great day outing for those interested in learning more about both Elgin’s and the surrounding area’s history. The town of St. Charles is also just ten minutes away and is filled with beautiful parks, trails, and a downtown area that hosts a variety of unique boutiques to explore. Its great location and the large variety of amenities and clubs to enjoy make Edgewater by Del Webb a community that deserves thorough exploration.