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Looking to stay fit during your Illinois retirement? Take a peek at these 55+ communities with impressive fitness centers.

At 55+ communities with on-site fitness centers, residents have a variety of ways to stay active. Fitness centers often include cardio machines and free weights as well as additional amenities such as indoor walking tracks, aerobics and dance studios, and pools. With a fitness center, residents can easily exercise year-round, whether they enjoy walking, swimming, yoga, or other activities.

In Northern Illinois, active adults can enjoy the convenience of an on-site fitness center at many 55+ communities that also feature Illinois homes for sale. But which active adult communities offer the very best facilities? Read on to browse five Illinois 55+ communities with some of the best fitness centers across the state.

Sun City HuntleyHuntley, IL

Mid $100s – Mid $400s 

At Sun City Huntley, the largest 55+ community in Northern Illinois, active adults can find two state-of-the-art fitness centers and a range of world-class amenities designed to support an active lifestyle. The two clubhouses also feature aerobics and dance studios, indoor and outdoor pools and spas, and an indoor walking track, making it convenient to pursue physical fitness throughout the year.

Residents can also participate in activities, clubs, and classes designed to build a sense of community around an active lifestyle. Some of the exercise-focused offerings include golf, water aerobics, yoga, softball, and swimming club.

With 5,489 single-family, attached, and condominium homes, this gated 55+ community also provides sought-after Del Webb floor plans. Ideal for downsizing, the attached homes range from 1,014 to 1,559 square feet, while the more spacious single-family homes range from 1,130 to 3,204 square feet. 

Learn more information about Sun City Huntley here.

Shorewood GlenShorewood, IL

Mid $200s – High $300s 

For active adults looking for Illinois homes for sale in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Shorewood Glen offers amenities, lifestyle activities, and Del Webb floor plans. Located less than 45 miles from downtown Chicago, this gated 55+ community consists of 765 single-family and attached homes. 

The 17,000-square-foot Lakeview Lodge boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center with locker rooms, aerobics and dance studios, and an indoor pool and spa. The clubhouse also includes a ballroom, a catering kitchen, a computer station, and several multipurpose gathering spaces ideal for hobbies, games, and classes.

Residents who want to enjoy group fitness can take part in activities such as low-impact aerobics, advanced line dancing, tennis, cardio classes, water volleyball, and piloxing. There are also many more activities to choose from, including bingo, singles club, poker, bocce league, and ceramics.

Learn more information about Shorewood Glen here.

CarillonPlainfield, IL

Mid $100s – High $300s 

Carillon is a gated 55+ community in Plainfield known for its amenity-rich lifestyle and affordable homes for sale. With amenities such as a 27-hole golf course, two outdoor pools, and over a dozen athletic courts, many of the amenities and activities at Carillon support an active physical lifestyle.

Club Carillon, the community’s clubhouse, boasts 32,000 square feet of amenities including a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, locker rooms, and an indoor pool and spa. The clubhouse also includes a grand ballroom, a woodworking shop, a ceramics studio, and hobby and game rooms.

As the second-largest age-restricted community in Northern Illinois, Carillon consists of 2,097 single-family, attached, and condominium homes. The condo homes range from 835 to 1,380 square feet, while the attached homes range from 1,035 to 1,764 square feet. For those who desire more space, the single-family homes range from 1,375 to 2,322 square feet.

Learn more information about Carillon here.

EdgewaterElgin, IL

Low $200s – Mid $400s

With 1,040 single-family homes across 440 acres, Edgewater is considered a large 55+ community, but it provides a more intimate feel than some of the state’s largest developments. At this gated age-restricted community, builder Del Webb provides its signature amenity-rich lifestyle and desirable floor plans within a smaller community. 

The amenities at Edgewater include a state-of-the-art fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, and an indoor pool and spa. The 23,000-square-foot Creekside Lodge also features a ballroom, a hobby and game room, an arts and crafts studio, and a library.

Outside, the amenities continue with an outdoor pool and patio, walking and biking trails, and athletic courts for bocce ball and tennis. Residents regularly gather for activities and clubs such as pickleball, walking club, square dancing, tennis, yoga, and pilates. 

Learn more information about Edgewater here.

Carillon LakesCrest Hill, IL

Mid $100s – Low $300s

At Carillon Lakes, active adults can find abundant amenities, active lifestyle activities, and homes for sale in Crest Hill. Built from 2000 to 2007, this gated 55+ community consists of 1,113 single-family and attached homes

Both the attached and single-family residences provide options for low-maintenance living. The attached homes, which range from 1,107 to 1,694 square feet, come with a homeowners’ association that takes care of exterior home maintenance, landscaping, lawn care, and snow removal. The more spacious single-family homes range from 1,414 to 2,322 square feet, and the homeowners’ association tends to landscaping, lawn care, and snow removal.

In addition to the desirable lifestyle, Carillon Lakes provides an array of amenities. As one resident wrote in his positive review of the community, “The clubhouse amenities are great, especially the indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center… We enjoy having organized activities and it’s easy to meet people.”

Learn more information about Carillon Lakes here.

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