Carillon Lakes - Crest Hill, IL

Quick Facts
Price Range
Mid $100s - Low $300s
Home Types
Attached, Single-Family
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2000 - 2007
Cambridge Homes
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Carillon Lakes Overview

Carillon Lakes in Crest Hill, Illinois is a 55+ gated, active adult community that was built by Cambridge Homes after the completion of the nearby Carillon in Plainfield. Carillon Lakes derives its name from the several small lakes at the center of the community that are surrounded by walking trails and parks. Residents here enjoy a wide range of amenities including a large clubhouse and a 3-hole golf course. Carillon Lakes derives its name from the several small lakes at the center of the community that are surrounded by walking trails and parks. Construction of the community started in 2000. The age of Carillon Lakes allows homeowners to take advantage of established clubs, interest groups, and organized activities. The community’s location near downtown Chicago also makes it easy to access daily conveniences and entertainment opportunities. 

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Crest Hill, IL will enjoy what Carillon Lakes has to offer. 

Carillon Lakes Amenities

After entering the gates of Carillon Lakes, residents are greeted with an 18,000 square-foot clubhouse. This state-of-the-art facility includes a fireplace lounge, meeting rooms, a ballroom, an arts & crafts studio, a card room and billiards, as well as a computer lab. Members of the community can also stay fit at the clubhouse by taking advantage of the indoor pool and spa, fitness center and locker rooms, as well as an aerobics studio that offers dance classes as well as yoga, pilates, and aerobics. 

A large veranda wraps around the back patio of the Carillon Lakes clubhouse where a sundeck and outdoor pool overlook the lakes in the community. There are also sports courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball as well as horseshoe pits adjacent to the clubhouse. Additional outdoor amenities include a pool and patio, gardening plots, a playground, and a fishing pier. There is also a small 3-hole, par-3 golf course in Carillon Lakes that is free for residents to use.

There are many walking and biking trails that surround the lakes and meander through the neighborhoods in Carillon Lakes. Several parks dotted throughout the community provide relaxing gazebos and picnic areas. There is also a small 3-hole, par-3 golf course in Carillon Lakes that is free for residents to use.

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Carillon Lakes Homes & Real Estate

There are 1,113 homes at Carillon Lakes in Crest Hill, Illinois. Cambridge Homes constructed the community between 2000 and 2007. Homebuyers can select from a variety of resale single-family homes and townhomes in Carillon Lakes. There are two styles of townhomes that include quad and six-plex configurations available in seven different models. The townhomes range from 1,107 to 1,693 square feet. All townhomes include attached two-car garages. All of the quads were built on slabs but there are a limited number of six-plex townhomes built with basements.

There are eight single-family models offered at Carillon in Crest Hill. These models range from approximately 1,500 to over 2,300 square feet. All single-family homes include at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage although larger homes offer additional bedrooms, bathrooms, and a den. All homeowners in Carillon Lakes enjoy lawn care and snow removal provided by the association. Townhome owners also enjoy the added benefit of the association maintaining the exterior of their building as well.

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Carillon Lakes Lifestyle

Residents of Carillon Lakes can enjoy living a low-maintenance and socially engaging lifestyle. Carillon Lakes homeowners’ association provides common area maintenance and upkeep of the amenity facilities. 

With less to worry about, homeowners can take advantage of the full social calendar offered throughout the year. The community hosts clubs and events such as poker, ceramics classes, sewing club, and much more. groups. An activities director plans many fun events and day trips to local destinations such as museums, theaters, or trips to attractions in downtown Chicago.

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Crest Hill, IL Area

Carillon Lakes is located in Crest Hill, near the intersection of Renwick Road and Weber Road. This ideal location puts residents 37 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. 

Homeowners are never far from daily necessities or entertaining attractions. Grocery stores close to home include Jewel-Osco, ALDI, and Fresh Thyme Market. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS just a few minutes away. 

Carillon Lakes is also close to several health care providers, such as Weber Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital. 

When residents are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along Plainfield Road which is home to several restaurants, retailers, and bars. Additional venues to explore in the area include the Joliet Area Historical Museum as well as Chicago attractions like Navy Pier and Millenium Park. 

Nature lovers can enjoy being close to parks and greenspaces such as Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve, Dellwood Park, and Brent Hassert Park. Golfers can tee off at a variety of courses like Mistwood Golf Club, Inwood Golf Course, and Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course. 

Members of the community who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck as downtown Chicago is just about an hour away, making it easy to access everything the city has to offer. When it comes to long-distance travel, O’Hare International Airport is about 40 miles away.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Bayside Series Townhomes

Price RangeMid $100s - Mid $100s

The Bayside Series Townhomes are built in quad configurations with each unit occupying a corner of the building. The four floor plans range from 1,107 to 1,332 square feet. These homes offer one to two bedrooms, den spaces, and one to two bathrooms.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Chesapeake11071 + Den - 21 - 22
Ellison12631 + Den - 21 - 22
Monterey12891 + Den - 21 - 22
Whitney13321 + Den - 222

Getaway Series Townhomes

Price RangeMid $100s - Mid $200s

The Getaway Series Townhomes come in three floor plans ranging from 1,268 to 1,694 square feet. These homes have two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

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

Resort Series Homes

Price RangeLow $200s - High $200s

The Resort Series single-family homes are offered in eight floor plans ranging from 1,414 to 2,322 square feet. These homes have two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Tanterra16802 - 322
Camelback17602 + Den - 322
Greenbriar19212 + Den - 322
Breckenridge19312 + Den - 322
Palm Springs19513 + Den22
Sun Valley23223 + Den2.52

Carillon Lakes Amenities

Amenities at Carillon Lakes include the following:

  • Clubhouse - 18,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Fireplace Lounge
  • Ballroom
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Computers
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Locker Rooms
  • Indoor Lap Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2nd Outdoor Pool (Child Friendly)
  • 3-Hole Golf Course
  • Putting Green
  • Tennis Court
  • Pickleball Courts
  • 3 Bocce Ball Courts
  • 2 Horseshoe Pits
  • Fitness Trails
  • Parks
  • Gardening Plots
  • Gazebo
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground for Grandkids
  • Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Fishing Pier
  • Walking & Biking Trails

Carillon Lakes Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Aqua Strength & Balance Class
  • Bridge
  • Carillon Lakes Ladies
  • Ceramic
  • Friends of Italian Americans
  • Genealogy
  • Hand Stitchers
  • Hooked on Books
  • Ladies Breakfast
  • Ladies Chorus
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Men's Chorus
  • Men's Pinochle
  • Men's Poker
  • Morning Coffee
  • Ping Pong
  • Prayer Group
  • Rubber Stamping & Scrapbooking
  • Sew What
  • Singles
  • Veterans
  • Victory Gardens Gardening
  • Why Weight (Nutrition club)
  • Women's Pinochle
  • Women's Poker

Carillon Lakes Reviews (10)

Average Rating for this Community
Date (Recent first)
Have lived here for two years. I really like the community and love the grandkids pool. My only complaint is the HOA has increased almost forty dollars the past two years. The townhouses will be paying over 300.00 a month starting January 2018.
We have lived at Carillon Lakes since 2014 and we absolutely love it. Grounds are well maintained, all facilities are impeccable, and the community itself is awesome. Come for a visit... you'll love it, too.
The clubhouse amenities are great, especially the indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center. It is also really nice to have a swimming pool just for the grandkids. We enjoy having organized activities and it's easy to meet people. We also like that the homes in Carillon Lakes are newer than many of the others in the area and often require less remodeling.
We are "newbies" to the community and couldn't be prouder to live here. Neighbors are very nice and the community is well maintained. So much to do! The clubhouse is great and just love the indoor and outdoor pools. Looking forward to spending a happy life in our house near the lake!
The lawn service this year is so disorganized. They don't collect the grass and they don't do cutting in an organized manor. Its poor workmanship. Last year we had good service.
I have lived here for over 4 years. In that time our HOA has increased over 20% with no additional benefits. The smaller units pay nearly $240 per month, while the large houses only pay $170. This makes no sense. Whoever is making these decisions should be trying to figure out ways to keep this down or to reduce it dramatically before it effects the resale ability of the current owners.
We have lived at Carillon for a few years and absolutely love it. There is always something to do every single day, if you want to be busy it is great! I take a couple exercise classes every week and have really seen a big difference in my health. Paul loves playing poker, doing Wii bowling and he's in the camera club too. The big Summer Bash is coming up soon which will be a really good time! It's nice to have so much to look forward to and the people here are very friendly.
Carillon Lakes is a great place to live. The people are all so friendly and there are a lot of activities and facilities available. The common areas are beautiful and well-maintained and I feel quite safe here with 24 hr. security. Townhome living is the best as all of the outside work is done for you. This is my second Cambridge home and friends tell me that Carillon Lakes looks like a country club .
I am so thankful to live in such a wonderful community. The walking paths are well-lighted and make walking safe and pleasant with the beautiful lakes beside you. I think the clubhouse has many free activities that you would have to pay extra for if you lived anywhere else. Our maintainence fees are very reasonable for all the services we receive and I thank God every day that I am fortunate enough to live at Carillon Lakes.
This is a nice place to retire, but it has many area's that need improvement. This is a 55+ area that is being run like a senior home. To much of our HOA dues is being used to fund unnecessary programs (club house and their activities)and too little on the common area (landscaping is fair, lawns need treatment and the lakes are a mess and during the winter the people doing snow removal are very poor and their response time is very slow). Repairs on the homes that is handled by the HOA is very slow to respond and often takes numerous calls and months to complete or not at all.
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