Carillon Lakes

Carillon Lakes in Crest Hill, Illinois is a gated 55+ community built by Cambridge Homes. 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 small lakes at the center of the community. Construction of the community started in 2000. As an established community, Carillon Lakes allows homeowners to take advantage of 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 homes for sale in Crest Hill, IL will enjoy all 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 by taking advantage of the fitness center, which features state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor pool and spa, locker rooms, and an aerobics studio that offers dance and fitness classes.

Outdoors, a large veranda wraps around the back patio of the clubhouse where homeowners will find another pool and a sundeck. There are also tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts as well as horseshoe pits. 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 the community. Several parks dotted throughout the community provide relaxing gazebos and picnic areas.

Carillon Lakes Homes & Real Estate

Cambridge Homes constructed the community between 2000 and 2007. There are 1,113 single-family and attached homes at Carillon Lakes, providing buyers with a wide selection of homes for sale in Crest Hill, IL.

Attached homes are arranged in quad and six-plex configurations. The seven available floor plans range from 1,107 to 1,694 square feet. Models include one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, attached two-car garages. Homes may feature walk-in closets, dens, and breakfast nooks. Certain homes in six-plex configurations include a basement.

There are eight single-family models offered at Carillon Lakes. These models range from approximately 1,500 to over 2,300 square feet. Single-family homes include two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Some models also include features such as walk-in closets, breakfast nooks, and covered porches.

Carillon Lakes Lifestyle

All homeowners in Carillon Lakes enjoy lawn care and snow removal provided by the Carillon Lakes homeowners' association (HOA). Townhome owners also enjoy the added benefit of the association maintaining the exterior of their building as well. The Carillon Lakes HOA also provides common area maintenance and upkeep of the amenity facilities. 

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

Crest Hill, IL Area

Carillon Lakes is located in Crest Hill. This ideal location puts residents close to daily necessities and local attractions.

Homeowners are never far from daily conveniences, such as Jewel-Osco, ALDI, and Fresh Thyme Market. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS.

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

When residents are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along Plainfield Road which is home to multiple restaurants, retailers, and bars. Additional venues to explore in the area include the Joliet Area Historical Museum as well as iconic Chicago attractions like Museum Campus 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 at Carillon Lakes can tee off at a variety of courses like Mistwood Golf Club, Lockport Golf Club, and Village Links of Glen Ellyn.

Members of the community who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. With Downtown Chicago just about an hour away and Joliet a quick 20-minute drive, Carillon Lakes makes it easy to access everything these cities have to offer. When it comes to long-distance travel, Chicago Midway International Airport is 40 minutes away.

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Carillon Lakes Amenities

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

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Lakes - Fishing Lakes
  • Gardening Plots
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Playground for Grandkids
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Picnic Area
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Gazebo
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge

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

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.


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!


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 .


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.


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.


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.


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.

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