The clubhouse lounge at Carillon Club in Naperville, IL.

Naperville and its many active adult communities offer a comfortable suburban lifestyle just 30 miles south of Chicago. 

Chicago may be known as The Windy City, but it’s often locally referred to as a city of neighborhoods. This moniker extends beyond downtown Chicago and into the city’s abundant suburbs, where many active adults who want to retire in Illinois seek their next homes.

Located approximately 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, the award-winning suburb of Naperville offers a comfortable suburban lifestyle within close proximity of the city. And with the BNSF Railway Metra running daily from Aurora to Chicago, a day trip downtown is just an hour away.

As a diverse town with an active social calendar, there’s something going on in Naperville almost every week. Some of the regular events and festivals throughout the year include farmers markets, cultural celebrations, holiday parades, and a popular Oktoberfest.

Residents can also enjoy local attractions like the Morton Arboretum, Naper Settlement, and Centennial Beach. Also, the Naperville Riverwalk consists of nearly two miles of paths and bridges along the DuPage River.

Especially for retirees with family nearby, Naperville can be an ideal place to find your next community. These five active adult communities feature homes for sale in Naperville, IL.

Carillon Club

High $200s - Mid $500s

Located between Naperville and Aurora, Carillon Club is one of the most popular 55+ active adult communities in Illinois. Currently under construction, this gated community plans to include 778 single-family, attached, and condominium homes upon completion.

The variety of floor plans and home models allows potential homebuyers to find a residence with the space they need. The condominium homes, which range from 960 to 1,370 square feet, offer an opportunity to downsize into a low-maintenance lifestyle.

The attached townhomes, which range from 1,370 to 2,608 square feet, include features such as rear-load garages, basements for added storage, and sunrooms or screened-in patios. The single-family homes range from 1,475 to 2,575 square feet, and some have features such as dual master suites, luxury master bathrooms, and private entry casitas.

The sought-after amenities include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, and rooms for games and crafts. Outdoors, residents enjoy two outdoor pools, a 3-hole golf course, gardening plots, and athletic courts.

Ashwood Crossing

High $200s - High $400s

Active adults who want a low-maintenance retirement in Naperville might want to explore Ashwood Crossing. This new 55+ community is currently under construction by builder Pulte Homes, which plans to build 103 single-family and attached homes. The attached homes will be 1,498 square feet, while the single-family homes will range from 2,397 to 3,415 square feet.

Many homes will come standard with luxury design features such as first-floor master suites, spacious master bathrooms, and open floor plans. Additional options include basements and lofts for storage or guest space.

Thanks to a homeowners’ association that takes care of lawn maintenance and snow removal, residents can live a low-maintenance lifestyle. With more free time, active adults can spend more time visiting family, meeting their neighbors, and exploring the surrounding area.

Hampton Park

Low $300s - High $300s

Just about three miles from the center of Downtown Naperville, Hampton Park allows active adults to live close to everything the city has to offer. This 55+ community consists of just 62 attached homes. One resident who wrote a review describes the community as a place for “friendly adult living in well cared for condos.”

In addition to the close proximity to charming Downtown Naperville, Hampton Park offers plenty of entertainment options nearby, including shopping at Fox Valley Mall and Chicago Premium Outlets, fishing at McDowell Grove, and golfing and socializing at Stonebridge Country Club.

The community clubhouse serves as the central amenity for residents. It includes an exercise room as well as multipurpose spaces for private events and neighborhood gatherings. Residents also enjoy walking in the park.

Atwater Ranches

High $300s - Mid $400s

Atwater Ranches is an up-and-coming active lifestyle community from builder Pulte Homes. The neighborhood will consist of just 60 single-family homes upon completion, making it worth consideration for homebuyers seeking new homes for sale in Naperville.

While the community doesn’t plan to include amenities such as a clubhouse, the setting features 3.8 miles of walking trails and 111 acres of natural greenspace. In addition to this scenic environment, residents will be just a few minutes away from daily conveniences, restaurants, and entertainment options.

The brand new one-level homes are available in four floor plans that range from 1,683 to 1,953 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Some of the customization options include flex spaces, hobby rooms, and luxury master suites.

Hobson Villas

Low $400s - Mid $500s

As one of the smallest age-restricted communities in Northern Illinois, Hobson Villas is an exclusive, tight-knit neighborhood. With just 42 attached homes, residents enjoy a tight-knit community and a low-maintenance lifestyle that allows them to be more active.

The homeowners’ association at Hobson Villas takes care of lawn maintenance, snow removal, and exterior home care, which makes the attached homes nearly maintenance-free. This gives residents the freedom to travel for extended periods of time without worry, as they can be assured their homes will be taken care of while they are gone.

The spacious attached homes range from 1,706 to 3,000 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Many homes include basements for added storage and decks for indoor-outdoor living.