For many active adult homebuyers, some of the appealing qualities of age-restricted communities include the abundance of amenities and the chance to live in a neighborhood of like-minded individuals. But one of the most sought-after features across 55+ communities is the opportunity to live a low-maintenance lifestyle.
Condominium homes often create an ideal living solution for those who want to downsize into an active adult community with a more low-maintenance lifestyle. Without exterior home maintenance, lawn care, or snow removal to worry about, condo homeowners have much less stress and much more free time.
Across Northern Illinois, a selection of 55+ communities include condominium homes as well as amenities, activities, and close proximity to Chicago. Discover these six active adult communities with condo homes for sale in Illinois.
Sun City Huntley - Huntley
Home seekers looking for an age-restricted community with diverse home styles and a variety of floor plans have plenty of options at Sun City Huntley. With 5,489 homes, the state’s largest 55+ community offers single-family, attached, and condominium homes for sale.
The Arcadia Condominium building provides a comfortable lock-and-leave lifestyle in a three-story elevator building. The six floor plans range from 1,059 to 1,900 square feet with two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Residents share secure underground parking.
The condominium homes have desirable features such as balconies and master suites with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms. Some models have open floor plans, dens, gourmet kitchens with central islands, and breakfast nooks.
For added convenience, residents of The Arcadia enjoy a prime location adjacent to the Meadow View Lodge. This clubhouse includes amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studios, hobby and game rooms, and a ballroom.
Carillon - Plainfield
The gated 55+ community Carillon consists of a broad range of home styles, with single-family, attached, and condominium residences available. As the most affordable homes within the community, the condominiums provide a low-maintenance lifestyle with a convenient location.
The Buckingham Condominium building consists of four stories with elevator access and underground parking. The four floor plans range from 835 to 1,380 square feet with one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms.
Even those who want to downsize can enjoy ample storage solutions with the Buckingham condos as some of the assigned parking spaces in the heated garage have space for metal storage shelves. Each home also comes with a spacious balcony, many of which overlook the golf course or nearby water features.
Nearby Club Carillon boasts 32,000 square feet of luxury amenities like a grand ballroom, fitness center, and indoor pool. The 27-hole public golf course, The Links at Carillon, weaves through the community and includes a pro shop and restaurant.
The Pines - Tinley Park
Located less than 30 miles south of downtown Chicago, The Pines is a tight-knit 55+ community of 525 homes. The most low-maintenance and affordable homes for sale are the neighborhood’s spacious condominium residences.
The two types of elevator-access condominium buildings provide even more choices for those seeking age-restricted condominiums for sale in Tinley Park. The two-story buildings include four to eight homes each, while the three-story buildings include 12 homes.
The condominium homes range from approximately 1,500 to 1,900 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one parking space in a heated garage. Some of the homes have been recently updated to include oversized closets with built-in storage, master bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and separate showers, and newer kitchens.
Many homes come with balconies, vaulted ceilings, and spacious master suites. As an additional bonus, residents can enjoy storage space in the garage and balcony.
Carillon Club - Naperville
The condominium homes at Carillon Club combine a maintenance-free lifestyle with affordable living in Naperville. The sought-after Alpine Series condos only exist as one four-story elevator building, which makes these residences an exclusive option for those who desire low-maintenance 55+ living.
The condominiums come in five floor plans that range from 960 to 1,370 square feet with one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and underground parking. Many homes feature private balconies, open floor plans, and master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Without the need to worry about lawn care or home maintenance, residents who live in the condominiums have much more time to enjoy their freedom. Many residents participate in clubs and activities such as breakfast club, luncheons, cocktail hour, golf club, and singles club.
Many of the events and gatherings take place at the 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, which features amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, a computer lab, and art studios. Outdoor amenities include two outdoor pools, walking and biking trails, and gardening plots.
River Crossing - South Elgin
At River Crossing in South Elgin, a tight-knit community of residents enjoys one of the only 55+ condominium communities in Northern Illinois. With just 45 condominiums across one four-story elevator building, the exclusive condo homes for sale provide an accessible and convenient lifestyle.
The low-maintenance homes range from approximately 1,135 to 1,853 square feet and offer one or two bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and heated underground parking. Each home comes with a private balcony and ample storage.
Fox River, just a few blocks away, boasts many opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming, as well as scenic walks and visits to nearby parks. Additional recreation opportunities include Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve, Heron Woods State Habitat, and James Pate Philip State Park.
For daily conveniences, the surrounding area offers a Walmart, Target, Meijer, Jewel-Osco, and Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market, as well as Sam’s Club and Walgreens. Local attractions include Fox River Trolley Museum, Elgin History Museum, and Grand Victoria Casino.
Lincoln Valley on The Fox - North Aurora
Lincoln Valley on The Fox is an up-and-coming 55+ community currently under construction by D.R. Horton in North Aurora. This highly anticipated development broke ground in 2018 and plans to include 374 homes upon completion.
Although the homeowners’ association will take care of exterior maintenance for all single-family and attached homes, the condominium homes will offer the most maintenance-free lifestyle available. Interested homebuyers currently have the opportunity to explore the brand new homes for sale.
Some of the planned amenities include a clubhouse and an outdoor pool and patio. The community will also offer scenic walking and biking trails as well as ponds.
Located less than 40 miles west of downtown Chicago, residents will be able to drive about 45 minutes to access the nightlife, entertainment, and recreation of The Windy City. But with so much to do near Aurora, retirees and active adults alike can pursue their hobbies right within their own neighborhood.