Saddlebrook Farms - Grayslake, IL

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Saddlebrook Farms Overview

Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, Illinois is an age-restricted 720-acre community. It features over 100 acres of lakes, nature preserves and a working farm. The community presents a very "country" feel with open spaces and homes featuring front porches.

While Saddlebrook Farms does not boast some of the expansive amenities of newer active adult communities, residents do enjoy the neighborhood feeling they get with life here. Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake is a land-lease community, whereby residents own their home but lease the land. As a result, residents pay a monthly association fee, but they are only taxed on the home (not the land). The community offers some of the most reasonably priced ranch homes in all of Lake County.

Saddlebrook Farms Amenities & Lifestyle

The Saddlebrook Farms clubhouse is a historic cabin overlooking a lake. The clubhouse retains a quaint cottage feeling quite different from other active adult communities in the Chicago area. The rustic cabin features exposed studs and large vaulted ceilings with timber beams. It is divided into several multi-purpose rooms for cards, crafts and aerobics.

What Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake lacks in their clubhouse, they make up with in their lakes. Over 100 of the 700 acres of the community are covered by water. In addition to the lakes, residents enjoy the bocce ball court, horseshoe pits, miles of walking trails and open space throughout the community. With nearly 30 years of existence, Saddlebrook Farms is home to many social clubs and activities. The community has no designated activities coordinator, but the close-knit residents stay in touch and help coordinate various activities and clubs.

Saddlebrook Farms Homes & Real Estate

Construction of this Lake County 55+ community began in 1989 and plans call for about 2,000 residences. The homes for sale in Saddlebrook Farms are low-maintenance single-family homes. Saddlebrook Farms offers one of the best values in Lake County with homes between 1,169 and 2,516 square feet. Although the homes here do not hold the allure of more expensive communities, one still get the sense of a small-town community.

All of the homes are ranch style and feature front porches, making the neighborhood very inviting. Homes also feature attached two-car garages and numerous upgraded features such as 9-foot ceilings. With over 20 floor plans designed throughout the years and both new construction and previously owned residences, homebuyers will be sure to find the perfect home that meets their size and style requirements. There are also water-view home sites available.


Saddlebrook Farms in Northern Illinois is located near the intersection of Route 60 and Peterson Road in Grayslake. The location provides a country setting that still offers relatively easy access to communities like Grayslake, Fox Lake and Libertyville. In addition, I-94 is just 15-20 minutes from the community, making a drive to Chicago, O'Hare airport or even Wisconsin manageable in around an hour. The setting around the community is relatively rural, but Super Target is within 10 minutes and Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills is 20 minutes away.

Sinlge Family Homes

Sinlge Family Homes

Price Range: Below $100k – High $200s

Saddlebrooke Farms offers new and resale single-family homes. These ranch homes offer between 1,169 and 2,516 square feet of living space. There are a variety of floor plans with one to three bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one or two-car garage.

Model Name Sq. Ft. Beds Baths Garage
Starlight 1,169 1 + Den 1 2
Belmont 1,195 2 1.5 1
Fairmont 1,210 2 1.5 1
Sunflower 1,287 1 + Den or 2 1.5 2
Ascot 1,320 2 2 1
Mustang 1,320 2 2 1
Woodfern 1,355 2 2 2
Woodfern II 1,387 2 2 2
Bayfield 1,456 2 2 2
Secretariat 1,460 2 2 1
Cedar Cove 1,481 1 + Den or 2 2 2
Preakness 1,485 2 2 1
Cape Ridge 1,493 1 + Den or 2 2 2
Mirabeau 1,540 2 2 1
Castleton 1,540 2 2 1
Hambletonian 1,595 2 2 1
Harry James 1,616 2 2 2
Sarazen 1,650 2 + Den 2 1
Filly 1,650 3 2 1
Misty Morn 1,661 2 + Den or 3 2 2
Tommy Dorsey 1,671 2 + Den 2 2
Artie Shaw 1,682 2 or 2 + Den 2 2
Count Basie 1,737 2 + Den 2 2
Somerset 1,744 2 + Den 2 2
Triple Crown 1,750 2 2 1
Duke Ellington 1,786 2 2 2
Stillwater 1,860 2 2.5 2
Prairie II 1,882 2 or 2 + Den 2 2
Windgate 1,967 2 + Den 2.5 2
Triple Crown Deluxe 2,130 2 2 1
Trillium 2,358 2 to 3 + Den 2.5 2
Primrose 2,516 2 to 3 + Den 2.5 2

Saddlebrook Farms Amenities

  • Clubhouse - 4,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Meeting Room
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Hobby & Game Rooms
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Fishing Lakes
  • Gardening Plots
  • Picnic Area
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • R.V./Boat Parking

Saddlebrook Farms Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

  • Bible Study
  • Bingo
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Gardening
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Golf League
  • Pinochle
  • Quilting
  • R/C Flyers
  • R.V. Club
  • Sewing
  • Sing-a-Long
  • Woodcarvers
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Saddlebrook Farms
23000 West Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Lake County

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I bought my home in Saddlebrook Farms in November of 2012. One of the selling points was my parents. They bought their home in Saddlebrook Farms in September of 2001.
The land lease arrangement means I own all of the property. Lakes included, without the worry of maintenance. Snow is removed from my driveway as well as the streets. Trash and recycling are picked up promptly. Mowing is regular maintenance throughout the growing season.
Privacy is a guarantee, however there is never a feeling of being isolated. There are many clubs/activities to participate in. Most events are centered around our Lake Lodge which is always available free to homeowners.
I always tell people who ask, I have always been happy I bought a home at Saddlebrook Farms

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I cannot tell you how difficult it is to work with SBF. The assessment has risen EVERY year since we bought our house there and, to be blunt, is now no longer worth the cost of living there. They like to point out all of the benefits of living there - and yes, there are many. but for what we've paid each month, we are not getting our value.
Most troubling, they are a nightmare to deal with when trying to sell a home. They are in the market of selling their new homes - so they really make it difficult for those who are attempting to sell an existing home. Resale options are very important and they make it too difficult so owners don't have many options.
If I had to do it over again, I would encourage my loved one NOT to buy in SBF.

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Saddlebrook Farms
Saddlebrook Farms
23000 West Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Lake County

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