Tag: Illinois

    by Adam Prestigiacomo on August 9th, 2018No Comments

    Illinois has a number of popular active adult communities, many of which offer unique amenities and lifestyles. But, with so many communities to explore it can be a daunting task finding the community best suited for you. Fortunately, 55 Places is here to help. Compiling internal sales data from July 2017 to July 2018, we've pinned down the ten best-selling active adult communities in Illinois. Read on to learn more.

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    Edgewater by Del Webb takes the best of Illinois suburbs and includes them in an active adult community. In addition to the more than 1,000 resale homes and exercise-oriented amenities, residents can enjoy a trip to the history museum or the symphony.

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    by Adam Prestigiacomo on July 13th, 2018No Comments

    Illinois isn't always the first thought when it comes to retirement. Despite that, many active adults choose to stay near family year round or just in the winter. Here's how to do that without breaking the bank.

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    Earlier this month, Pulte Homes opened Carrington Club, its newest community in Willowbrook, IL. The community, which targets active adults, offers new construction low-maintenance homes in a prime location that’s close to amenities, entertainment, and major roadways.

    by Mayra Rocha on February 7th, 20171 Comment

    Homebuyers looking for innovative home designs should check out the two new models opening in Carillon at Cambridge Lakes in Pingree Grove, IL. The Arlington and Clifton are two of D.R Horton’s newest model homes added to their Freedom Series Collection. These single-family homes, which are priced starting in the mid $200s, are specifically designed to meet the needs and wants of today’s active adults with one-story living and low-maintenance exteriors. Active adults can tour the two brand new models at Carillon at Cambridge Lakes’ grand opening event on Sunday, February 26th from 11pm to 3pm.

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    If you’re thinking about retiring in the Midwest, the Chicagoland area has more than a dozen active adult communities, some of which offer a great selection of new construction homes as well as resale homes. Not only will you be closer to family and friends who live within this vibrant metro area, but you will also be within driving distance to Chicago’s best attractions and entertainment options. In addition to a prime location and quality-built new homes, many of these age-restricted developments also feature world-class amenities and an exciting social atmosphere, making it convenient for residents to enjoy a fun and fulfilling lifestyle without having to travel far from home. So if you’re on the hunt for a new construction home in a 55-plus community that’s close to Chicago, then check out these six active adult communities.

    by Elliot Crumpley on March 1st, 2016No Comments

    Dizzying skyscrapers or country serenity? Lower cost of living or favorable taxes? The collegiate Columbus or culinary craftsmanship of Chicago? Indiana isn’t all that separates Ohio and Illinois.

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    Are you looking for an active adult community with a serene and country setting that’s far from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet close to family and friends? Well look no further than Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, Illinois. This 55+ neighborhood offers Baby Boomers everything they could ever want or need in a carefree environment. Saddlebrook Farms consists of 720 acres of nature preserves, scenic lakes, and a working farm that is sure to give homeowners breathtaking views right from their own backyard. Retirees searching for a vibrant and welcoming 55+ neighborhood with affordable homes can find that plus more in Saddlebrook Farms.
    Active adults who seek luxury but low-maintenance living in a secure community are sure to be impressed by either Carillon at Heatherstone or Carillon North, both located in Illinois about an hour away from Chicago, with easy access to I-94. Built by Cambridge Homes for adults who are 55+, these two communities offer single-family and attached homes, quiet neighborhoods and large clubhouses with a variety of amenities and activities.
    About 40 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago, Lago Vista is a scenic retreat for empty nesters, retirees and other 55+ active adults. Lakes, ponds and miles of nature trails lend a rural feel to this gated suburban community that's still within reach of the Windy City and its rich tapestry of neighborhoods, culture, food and festivals.

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