Northern Illinois homebuyers seek out active adult communities for a variety of reasons, but one of the main reasons relates to the variety of amenities and lifestyle activities. Homebuyers who want to enjoy an active physical lifestyle often search for communities that offer fitness centers, pools, and aerobics and dance studios.
The presence of aerobics and dance studios within a community indicates that the neighborhood hosts a variety of activities and classes designed to support physical activity. Studios often host fitness classes such as low-impact aerobics, dance, yoga, chair exercise, pilates, and Zumba. If you’re looking for an age-restricted community where you can participate in fitness classes, take a closer look at these five Illinois age-restricted communities with aerobics studios.
Mid $100s - Mid $400s
The two world-class clubhouses at Sun City Huntley provide almost everything that residents need to enjoy physical and social activities. Both clubhouses at this Del Webb 55+ community feature state-of-the-art fitness centers and spacious aerobics and dance studios, along with an extensive lineup of sought-after amenities.
The 94,000-square-foot Prairie Lodge boasts an indoor lap pool, a spa, and a walking track, as well as a restaurant, a ballroom, arts and crafts studios, and plenty of multipurpose gathering spaces. The 20,000-square-foot Meadow View Lodge offers several meeting rooms, hobby and game rooms, and a ballroom.
With 5,489 single-family, attached, and condominium homes, the grounds of Sun City Huntley include even more amenities designed to support an active lifestyle, including an 18-hole golf course, two outdoor swimming pools, eight tennis courts, a 19-acre fishing lake, and gardening plots. In addition to desirable amenities and lifestyle activities, this age-restricted community in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago offers a variety of homes for sale in desirable Del Webb floor plans.
Mid $200s - High $300s
A popular Del Webb 55+ community in the southwest suburbs, Shorewood Glen is a gated age-restricted community with 765 single-family and attached homes. The location of Shorewood Glen puts residents near I-55 and I-80, which allows them to reach downtown Chicago in less than an hour and Midway International Airport in less than 25 minutes.
In addition to a convenient location, Shorewood Glen offers a range of amenities designed to support an active lifestyle, including an aerobics studio, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor pool and spa. The 17,000-square-foot Lakeview Lodge also includes a ballroom, multipurpose hobby and game rooms, and an outdoor pool and sundeck.
Residents of Shorewood Glen can also participate in clubs, activities, and groups, such as line dancing, golf league, poker, woodworking, camera club, game and hobby groups, and bingo. Some of the activities designed to support an active lifestyle include low-impact aerobics classes, tennis, water volleyball, and pedal pushers.
Below $100k - High $200s
At Saddlebrook Farms, active adult homebuyers can find some of the most affordable single-family homes in any active adult community in Northern Illinois. With plans for 2,000 single-family homes upon completion, this 55+ community offers both new and resale homes for sale in a variety of customizable floor plans.
The single-family homes range from 1,169 to 2,516 square feet with one to three bedrooms with dens, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. Many of the ranch-style homes feature spacious open floor plans, master suites with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, screened-in decks, and sunrooms.
The amenities center around the 4,000-square-foot clubhouse, which consists of a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, hobby and game rooms, meeting rooms, a card room, and a library. Outside, residents can enjoy a bocce ball court, a horseshoe pit, gardening plots, walking and biking trails, RV parking, and over 100 acres of lakes, open spaces, and a working farm.
High $200s - Low $600s
Built from 2006 to 2014 by Del Webb, Grand Dominion is a 55+ community with 725 single-family homes surrounded by mature trees, rolling hills, and a 13-acre lake. The desirable location in the northwest suburbs puts residents less than one hour from downtown Chicago, 45 minutes from O’Hare International Airport, and 20 minutes from the Chain O’Lakes system and several forest preserves.
The amenities at Grand Dominion center around the 17,500-square-foot Lakeside Lodge, which includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, an aerobics studio, an indoor lap pool and spa, a ballroom, hobby and game rooms, arts and crafts studios, and a card room. The outdoor amenities include walking and biking trails, two tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, and a 13-acre lake.
With 22 ranch-style floor plans to choose from, active adults can explore a variety of desirable Del Webb models. The single-family homes range from 1,197 to 2,833 square feet with one to four bedrooms with dens, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages.
Mid $100s - High $300s
Carillon is a gated 55+ community with 2,097 single-family, attached, and condominium homes located about 45 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago. This age-restricted community provides residents with a variety of floor plans, desirable amenities, and a full social calendar of lifestyle activities.
With 32,000 square feet of amenities, Club Carillon offers a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, an indoor pool and spa, a grand ballroom, hobby and game rooms, arts and crafts studios, a woodworking shop, card and poker rooms, and multipurpose gathering spaces. The grounds of the development feature a variety of outdoor amenities, including a 27-hole public golf course, two outdoor pools, a fishing lake, walking and biking trails, and athletic courts for tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard.
The activities, clubs, and classes include a range of groups designed for active adults to meet like-minded neighbors, enjoy their pastimes, and pursue new hobbies. Residents can stay active with aerobics, dance, chair exercise, aqua fitness, pilates, and pickleball. Popular events include health fairs, craft shows, movie nights, and parties.