Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $100s - High $300s
Home Types
Attached, Condos, Single-Family
Number of Homes
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1989 - 2001
Cambridge Homes, Cenvil Homes
  • 4.63 out of 5 star review
8 reviews
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Carillon Overview

Carillon in Plainfield, Illinois was the first 55+ active adult community in the Chicago area. This gated golf community is ideally situated one mile south of I-55 on Weber Road. Carillon started in 1989 and has now blossomed into an active community complete with nearly 2,100 homes, a large clubhouse and countless desirable amenities. Homebuyers can select from a variety of housing styles including condos, townhomes, coach homes and single-family homes.

Carillon in Plainfield was originally started by Cenvil, a Florida corporation in 1989. They purchased 1,477 acres and had ambitious plans to build a sprawling age-restricted lifestyle community with over 8,000 homes. After building less than 400 homes in the first three years, the large tract was divided into several all-ages developments but the core portion of land was purchased by Cambridge Homes who elected to continue with the construction of a 55+ age-restricted community. Cambridge completed development in 2001 with a total of 2,097 homes. There are 16 separate neighborhoods and each one has its own association. In addition, each resident is also a member of the Carillon Adult Master Association (CAMA), who presides over the amenities and common elements of Carillon in Plainfield, IL.

Carillon Amenities

Carillon in Plainfield offers more amenities than any other active adult community in Chicago's southwest suburbs. The recently renovated Club Carillon is a magnificent 32,000 square-foot facility that boasts an enviable lineup of attractions designed around the preferences of today's active homebuyers. It includes an indoor pool and spa as well as a fitness center with an aerobics and dance studio. A large ballroom with a stage and dance floor plays host to many community events, such as parties, dinners, dances and theatrical productions. There is a card room, billiards hall, library and several hobby and craft studios such as ceramics, woodworking and arts and crafts.

Outside Club Carillon are shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, bocce ball and tennis courts. There are two outdoor pools including one that is reserved for residents and an additional grandchildren-friendly pool. A three mile walking and biking trail meanders through the community, connecting all of the 16 neighborhoods to the clubhouse. There are several scenic ponds including one that is stocked with fish.

The Links at Carillon is a 27-hole public golf course that winds through the community. The course includes a fully stocked pro shop and a full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner menus.

Carillon Homes & Real Estate

Homebuyers can select from over 30 different floor plans in Carillon available as condos, coach homes, townhomes and single-family homes. The last home was completed in 2001 but there are a variety of resale homes for sale. The sole condo building in this community, known as Buckingham, is a four-story elevator building with underground parking. There are four floor plans in the Buckingham building that range from 835 to 1,380 square feet. There are both one and two bedroom plans and all units include a spacious balcony.

The coach homes are two-story buildings that offer one level living. Buyers can select from either a first or second floor unit. Some of the coach home buildings include an elevator for second floor residents to use. There are four coach home floor plans that range from 1,103 to 1,334 square feet. All units include two bedrooms and a 1-car attached garage.

There are different townhome floor plans including triplexes, quads and 6-plex configurations. Townhome units range in size from 1,267 all the way to 1,765 square feet. Most are single level but a few plans include a second floor loft with additional living space. Basements are optional on some of the townhome plans but a majority of the units are on slabs. Townhome unit owners enjoy complete maintenance-free living with associations that manage all exterior building maintenance plus lawn care and snow removal.

For buyers who prefer detached single-family home living, there are many different models to choose from. There are intimate 1,400 square foot plans all the way to luxurious 2,300 square foot homes. Most of the units are ranch style but a few of the models include a second floor with additional bedrooms. Basements are available on many of the single-family homes. Homeowners in the single-family neighborhoods enjoy low-maintenance living with associations that manage lawn care and snow removal.

Carillon Lifestyle

Residents enjoy a very active lifestyle. Each month, the Talk of the Town newsletter alerts residents to all of the fun activities and happenings for that month. There are several dozen clubs and interest groups that include card clubs, golf groups, ceramics, Red Hatters, a travel club and many more. There are also many fun classes in everything from crafting to aerobics and dance.


Carillon is located a half-mile south of I-55 on Weber Road, 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The community's proximity to I-55 allows for quick access to western suburbs such as Downers Grove and Oakbrook, and Naperville is 12 miles to the north. The area surrounding this community is well-developed, so access to everyday necessities, groceries and shopping is readily available. Plus, a community bus service makes multiple stops at Carillon in Plainfield and provides transportation to local retail establishments. The Louis Joliet Mall is just seven miles south and the Promenade in Bolingbrook is nine miles northeast. Both offer countless desirable shopping and dining options.

Carillon Amenities

  • Club Carillon - 32,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Grand Ballroom with Stage & Dance Floor
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiards
  • Card & Poker Rooms
  • Library
  • Computer Station
  • Fitness Center
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Locker Rooms
  • Indoor Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2nd Outdoor Pool (Child Friendly)
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 4 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 4 Shuffleboard Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • 2 Horseshoe Pits
  • Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Fishing Lake
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • The Links at Carillon - 27-Hole Golf Course
  • The Links Pub Restaurant
  • Event Tent
  • Pro Shop

Carillon Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Carillon. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Aerobics
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Association Meetings & Leadership
  • Bereavement Meetings
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Ball
  • Book Club
  • Bowling League
  • Bridge
  • Canasta
  • Ceramics
  • Chair Exercise
  • Chorus
  • Civic Committee
  • Craft Shows
  • Crafty Crafters
  • Dance & Party Committee
  • Darts
  • Euchre
  • Exercise Classes
  • Fishing Club
  • Golf League
  • Health Fair
  • Horseshoes
  • Indoor Swimming
  • Knit/Crochet
  • Laprobe Club
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Movie Night
  • Needle-workers
  • Outdoor Swimming
  • Painting Club
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Quilting
  • Reducers Club
  • Security Committee
  • Shuffleboard
  • Singles Club
  • Stained Glass
  • Super Seniors Club
  • Tai Chi Qigong
  • Tennis
  • Theater Guild
  • Travel Club
  • V.F.W.
  • Water Volleyball
  • Wii Bowling
  • Women's Club
  • Woodshop

Buckingham Condos

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Buckingham Condo building is a 4-story elevator building with underground parking and a common entrance. This 48-unit building was constructed in 1990. All units enjoy close proximity to the clubhouse, spacious balconies and many offer views of the surrounding community and golf course.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage

Coach Homes

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

Coach Homes are 2-story buildings that contain four units (two units on each level). A common entrance leads to the the Plaza (A) and Fountainbleu (D) models on the first floor or the Concord (B) and Ritz (C) models on the second floor. Some buildings contain an elevator for second floor access. All units include a 1-car attached garage. Association fees include all lawn care, snow removal and exterior building maintenance. Coach Homes are located in the Bedford association in Carillon.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plaza (A)1035211
Concord (B)1105221
Fountainbleu (D)11701 + Den - 221
Ritz (C)13342 + Den - 321

Masters Series Townhomes

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Masters Series Townhomes were built in three and four-unit configurations. Each model can be built as either a middle or end unit. All plans include two bedrooms and a 2-car garage. Basements are optional including some with lookout basements with golf course or open space views. The association fees include all exterior building maintenance plus lawn care, snow removal and landscaping. Master Series homes are found in the Canterbury, Canterbury East, Carlisle, Chelsea, Darlington and Berkshire neighborhoods.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Pebble Beach13851 + Den - 222
Cypress Point12851 + Den - 21 - 22
Turnberry12921 + Den - 21 - 22
Augusta13851 + Den - 222

Getaway Series Townhomes

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Getaway series homes are arranged in 6-plex configurations arranged in a "U" shape. Each building contains two of each model. The Scottsdale models are on the end, the Lagunas are in the middle and the Carmels are in the back. Most units are built on a slab but there are some buildings that offer basements. All exterior building maintenance, lawn care, snow removal and landscaping is maintained by the association. The Getaway Series homes are located in the Canterbury, Canterbury East, Carlisle, Chelsea, Darlington and Berkshire neighborhoods.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Laguna126821 - 22
Scottsdale14712 + Den - 322
Carmel16942 - 322

Cenvil Townhomes

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Cenvil Townhomes include six floor plans offered by the original builder (Cenvil Homes). These homes were built in the earliest phases of Carillon between 1989 and 1992. Plans tend to feature more dated options but recently some available units have received makeovers with the latest upgrades. These homes were built on slabs or with basements. The association maintains the lawn care, snow removal and exterior building maintenance. Cenvil Townhomes are located in the Aberdeen and Andover neighborhoods.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Marquette14301 + Den - 222
Alexander15111 + Den - 222
Leclaire17642 + Den2.52

Cenvil Single-Family Homes

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Cenvil Single-Family Homes were built by the original developer of Carillon (Cenvil Homes) between 1989 and 1992. These homes are located in the Aberdeen and Ashford neighborhoods in Carillon. Most plans include two bedrooms, two-baths and 2-car garages with optional basements. Many of the homes include the basic features they were originally built with but some units have been upgraded with new flooring, cabinets, appliances and countertops. These well-established neighborhoods feature mature trees and spacious homesites.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Drake1800221 - 2
Magellen25253 + Den2.52

Silver Cup Series

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Silver Cup Series homes are located in the Bristol neighborhood in Carillon. These reasonably priced single-family homes are ideal for homebuyers who want to enjoy detached home living at a fair price. Basements are optional on all Silver Cup Series homes.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Forest Hill137521.5 - 22
Mission Hills15942 + Den - 322
Desert Springs18822 + Den22

Resort Series

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

The Resort Series is an ideal choice for homebuyers who want the largest and newest single-family homes in Carillon. Many of the Resort Series homes include more modern finishes than other homes in Carillon, including upgraded flooring, cabinets, appliances and countertops. Basements are optional on all four models and many feature magnificent views of the golf course. Resort Series homes are located in Dover and Dorchester neighborhoods.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Tanterra16802 - 322
Camelback17602 + Den - 322
Greenbriar19212 + Den - 322
Palm Springs19513 + Den22
Sun Valley23223 + Den2.52

Carillon Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 4.63 out of 5 star review
  • Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    Carillon has the best clubhouse and amenities of any communities in the south west burbs. We've got indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, fitness room, ballroom, cards room, library, billiards, ceramics, wood working and a lot more. We have a broad range of home styles, sizes, and price points. The residents are very friendly and it's easy to meet people. We love living here.
  • Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    There is so much to do in this community. Lots of activities and groups to join. Excellent place to live.
  • Rating:
    • 4.00 out of 5 star review
    This neighborhood is 55+ and has a lot of different style homes. The community does a big loop with many small neighborhoods branching out around the golf course. The clubhouse is large and there is always something to do. I like the fact that Walgreens is right outside the entrance.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 4.00 out of 5 star review
    The variety of neighborhoods avoids the cookie cutter syndrome. Numerous styles of homes and floor plans to appeal to different needs. Better construction than any I've checked within a 30 mile radius. Guarded gate access a plus for security. Nearby emergency and medical services and businesses. Only negative is the heavy traffic access road.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 4.00 out of 5 star review
    I'm very happy to have purchased a home with a beautiful view (5th hole blue course)everyone has been very friendly and I have enjoyed the hot tub and pool in the clubhouse look forward to making this our new home
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    We are one of the "Early Settlers" coming up on 20 years.
    We were downsizing moving from a four bedroom raised ranch in Lisle IL. We found a floor plan we liked. 2bed room 2 full baths 1550 sq ft. No stairs (except for the half basement)My wife swims 5 days a week at the club house. I golf 3 days a week and dabble in water colors and wine making in the winter. Life is good
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    Carillon is a fabulous community. We visited relatives here for years and were not surprised to find that it was extremely attractive as we approached the target age for residence. We can be as active as we choose, taking advantage of the extensive variety of events and activities, or we can simply enjoy the privacy and beauty of the grounds. We are happy to be here.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    Carillon is a great place to live. I searched several other 55+ communities in the Southwest suburbs before making a decision. Carillon offers some of the best value of any of these communities. The clubhouse is huge, the people are amazing and the location is right near I-55 so I can easily get to my grandchildren in Downers Grove.

    I've made so many new friends here and I absolutely love it!

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