Built on 350 acres in suburban Chicago, Lago Vista is a great option for active adults looking to stay in the Midwest. Hartz Homes began construction on the gated community in 2004 with plans to include 832 homes upon completion.
Located in Lockport, Ilinois, Lago Vista is known for its clubhouse, its expansive list of clubs and groups, and its variety of home options. Residents can stay active all year long with indoor and outdoor fitness facilities as well as a popular selection of golf courses nearby.
Potential homeowners can choose between townhomes and single-family homes. The townhomes come in three individual models: San Clemente, Santa Fe, and Prescott. They range from 1,300 to 1,550 square feet and include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Each floor plan includes walk-in closets, outdoor space, and optional basements. Prices range from the high $100s to the mid $300s.
Single-family homes come in five floor plans: Coral Gables, Boca Raton, Key West, Bal Harbour, and Del Ray. They range from 1,500 to 2,196 square feet and include two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Most models include open floor plans and sunrooms as well as walk-in closets. Prices range from the low $200s to the mid $300s.
Lago Vista is home to Club Lago, a 21,000-square-foot clubhouse. Club Lago is home to several fitness facilities, including a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, and an indoor pool and spa. After their workout, homeowners can unwind at the beauty salon, massage room, or juice bar. The Grand Room is a great place to meet neighbors and friends, while other gathering spaces include multipurpose rooms, a conference room, a ceramics studio, an arts and crafts studio, billiards, table tennis, computer stations, and a library.
Outdoors, homeowners have many ways to have fun and stay active. They include a pool, two bocce courts, horseshoe pits, and one and a half miles of walking trails. There are also several natural spaces throughout the community, including a picnic area and over twenty scenic lakes and ponds.
Lago Vista’s size lends itself to an expansive and eclectic list of social opportunities, including clubs, groups, events, and classes. The community’s full-time lifestyle director helps organize events like holiday parties, day trips, and concerts at the pool, Fitness classes include aqua core and strength, yoga, tai chi, indoor walking class, and water aerobics. There are also several clubs and groups in the community, including a book club, women’s golf, poker, scrapbooking, fishing, and bowling.
The community’s location provides residents with easy access to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Lago Vista is just northeast of Joliet, which provides suburban amenities with several large greenspaces nearby. Golf lovers have a wide variety of courses from which to choose. They include Big Run Golf Club, Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club, Broken Arrow Golf Club, Mistwood Golf Club, and Lockport Golf Club, among others. There are also several medical centers nearby providing easy access for residents.
Lago Vista is conveniently located just 40 miles southwest of Chicago. Its proximity to Interstate 355 means a day trip to The Windy City is always possible. There, residents can enjoy world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum, and Wrigley Field.