Chicago Area, IL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

The concept of constructing a retirement community around Chicago initially seemed strange. However, some developers recognized a demand for the lifestyle and amenities offered by an active retirement community. Consequently there are now over forty 55+ communities in the Chicago area.

The concept of constructing a retirement community around Chicago initially seemed strange. However, some developers recognized a demand for the lifestyle and amenities offered by an active retirement community. Consequently there are now over forty 55+ communities in the Chicago area.

Individuals seeking to spend their retirement years near family and friends in the Midwest will appreciate the range of community and home options available. Most active adult communities in Chicago comprise 100 to 5,400 homes. These communities typically provide a variety of clubs, interest groups, classes, events, and social opportunities, catering to individuals aged 55 and above. Illinois age-restricted communities in the Chicago area attract active adult homebuyers who desire to reside in peaceful locales without having to venture far for entertainment, recreation, and cultural experiences.

Chicagoland Area Climate & Geography

Geographically, the Chicago area resides within the Chicago Plain, characterized by its flat and expansive terrain. Hills are sparse, and Lake Michigan forms the eastern border. Active adult communities in the Chicago area are situated near Aurora, Elgin, Evanston, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Naperville, and Tinley Park.

The Chicago area experiences a humid continental climate, marked by four distinct seasons. Springs are wet, summers are hot and humid, winters are cold, and falls are pleasant.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment Near Chicago

Recognized as the Best Sports City by Sporting News, Chicago is home to numerous major league sports teams, including the Bulls (NBA), Sky (WNBA), Cubs and White Sox (MLB), Bears (NFL), Blackhawks (NHL), and Fire (MLS). The Chicagoland Speedway hosts NASCAR Cup Series and IndyCar Series races.

The city of Chicago offers a plethora of opportunities for recreation, culture, and entertainment. It boasts a diverse culinary scene, ranging from laid-back eateries to fine dining establishments. Dozens of museums, art galleries, and tourist attractions abound. Iconic entertainment venues like the Chicago Theatre, Navy Pier, and Millennium Park host concerts and events year-round.

Naperville, a popular Chicago suburb, offers excellent options for nightlife, dining, and entertainment. Activities such as exploring historic buildings, strolling along the charming Riverwalk, or attending events at Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center are popular. Naperville provides additional entertainment options for active adults in the Chicago area, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Moreover, Northern Illinois features state parks, lakes, and trails, offering endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Chicago Cost of Living & Taxes

As is typical in most metropolitan areas, the cost of living near Chicago is higher compared to other regions in Illinois. Nonetheless, the overall cost of living in the state aligns with the national average. Income tax is levied at a flat rate of 5%, while the average sales tax hovers around 6.5%. Property tax collection varies at the local level, based on county, township, municipality, school district, and other special districts.

Chicago Healthcare

The Chicago metropolitan area is home to 119 hospitals, ensuring easy access to quality healthcare for residents of 55+ communities. Of these hospitals, 36 have been recognized for high performance, with ten achieving national rankings. Moreover, the physician-to-patient ratio exceeds the national average.


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58 communities near Chicago Area

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Sun City Huntley by Del Webb - Huntley, IL

Sun City Huntley

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $600ks
  • 5489 Homes (14 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2013
  • 14 reviews
Carillon - Plainfield, IL

Carillon

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - High $300ks
  • 2097 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 2001
  • 9 reviews
Saddlebrook Farms - Grayslake, IL

Saddlebrook Farms

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - High $200ks
  • 2000 Homes (9 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1989 - Present
  • 11 reviews
Carillon Lakes - Crest Hill, IL

Carillon Lakes

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $300ks
  • 1113 Homes (7 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2007
  • 10 reviews
Edgewater - Elgin, IL

Edgewater

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 1040 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2015
  • 4 reviews
Carillon Club - Naperville, IL

Carillon Club

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 778 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2017
  • 4 reviews
Grand Haven - Romeoville, IL

Grand Haven

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 677 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2002 - 2004
  • 4 reviews
Carillon Cambridge Lakes - Pingree Grove, IL

Carillon at Cambridge Lakes

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 943 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 10 reviews
Grand Dominion - Mundelein, IL

Grand Dominion

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $600ks
  • 725 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2014
  • 2 reviews
Lincoln Prairie by Del Webb - Aurora, IL

Lincoln Prairie by Del Webb

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks
  • 550 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Lake Barrington Shores - Barrington, IL

Lake Barrington Shores

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $500ks
  • 1317 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1974 - 1997
  • 1 reviews
Lago Vista - Lockport, IL

Lago Vista

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 832 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2004 - Present
  • 8 reviews
Shorewood Glen - Shorewood, IL

Shorewood Glen

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 765 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2015
  • 3 reviews
Rob Roy Country Club Village - Prospect Heights, IL

Rob Roy Country Club Village

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 650 Homes (4 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1982 - 1997
  • No Reviews
The Pines - Tinley Park IL

The Pines

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $200ks
  • 525 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1990 - 2006
  • 3 reviews

Cameo

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Low $200ks
  • 400 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1966 - 1969
  • No Reviews
Lincoln Valley - North Aurora, IL

Lincoln Valley

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $500ks
  • 374 Homes (6 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Carillon North - Grayslake, IL

Carillon North

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 361 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1999 - 2004
  • 5 reviews
Leisure Village - Fox Lake, IL

Leisure Village

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - High $100ks
  • 360 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1972 - 1980
  • 3 reviews
Regency at Bowes Creek Country Club - Elgin, IL

Regency at Bowes Creek Country Club

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 351 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2021
  • 1 reviews
Carillon at Stonegate - Aurora, IL

Carillon at Stonegate

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 336 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2013
  • 6 reviews
Stonegate West - Aurora, IL

Stonegate West

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $600ks
  • 336 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2016
  • 2 reviews
The Lakes of Boulder Ridge - Lake in the Hills, IL

The Lakes of Boulder Ridge

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $700ks
  • 242 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • No Reviews
Briargate - Lindenhurst, IL

Briargate

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $400ks
  • 228 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Steeplechase at Churchill Club  - Oswego, IL

Steeplechase at Churchill Club

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $400ks
  • 212 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2008
  • No Reviews
Patriot Estates - McHenry, IL

Patriot Estates

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $200ks
  • 201 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • No Reviews
Briarwood Lakes - Oak Brook, IL

Briarwood Lakes

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 199 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1970 - 1985
  • 2 reviews
Everleigh Vernon Hills - Vernon Hills, IL

Everleigh Vernon Hills

For Rent
  • 1800s - 4900s
  • 187 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Haverford Place - Hoffman Estates, IL

Haverford Place

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 184 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2004 - 2009
  • 1 reviews
Carillon at Heatherstone - Beach Park, IL

Carillon at Heatherstone

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - Low $300ks
  • 173 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2007
  • 1 reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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