Illinois 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

55+ communities in Illinois have many attractive qualities for active adults: national parks with hiking trails, dynamic entertainment options in the third most populous city in the U.S., and a topography ranging from beaches in the north to rolling hills in the south. Throughout its three distinct regions, Illinois is an affordable state that features warm summers and a variety of cultural and historical landmarks.

55+ communities in Illinois have many attractive qualities for active adults: national parks with hiking trails, dynamic entertainment options in the third most populous city in the U.S., and a topography ranging from beaches in the north to rolling hills in the south. Throughout its three distinct regions, Illinois is an affordable state that features warm summers and a variety of cultural and historical landmarks.

Illinois Climate & Geography

Illinois is generally divided into three geographic regions: Northern, Central, and Southern Illinois. The Northern and Central sections of Illinois have a humid continental climate featuring hot and humid summers and cold winters. The Southern section of the state has a humid subtropical climate with similar summers but more moderate winters. Snowfall is nearly double in the north than it is in Southern Illinois.

Similar to the climate, the geographic features of Illinois tend to differ throughout the state. Chicago and its suburbs make up a large portion of Northern Illinois, creating an urban and suburban area. The midsection is largely prairie, small towns, and medium-sized cities. It also heavily features corn and soybean fields. Southern Illinois has a more rugged terrain and different crops, including cotton.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment in Illinois

A large state with varying terrain, Illinois heavily features outdoor recreation. Starved Rock State Park, one of the most popular hiking destinations in the state, features a waterfall, campgrounds, and scenic views just west of Chicago. Shawnee National Forest in the Ozarks of Southern Illinois is a federally managed land with sandstone that is 320 million years old. It is also the most popular rock climbing destination in the state. Kankakee State Park, south of Chicago, is a 4,000-acre open land along the Kankakee River with hiking, biking, ad snowmobiling trails.

Besides outdoor recreation, Illinois has multiple cultural landmarks. Springfield, the state capital, acts as a shrine to Abraham Lincoln with the Lincoln Tomb and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The city of Chicago is also filled with landmarks including Millennium Park and the Chicago Botanical Gardens, as well as the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Field Museum.

Illinois Cost of Living & Taxes

Illinois’ cost of living is slightly above the national average, and this is mainly because of transportation. Between the heavy traffic in Chicago and its suburbs and the distances between cities in Central and Southern Illinois, travel and commute times are high. All other indexes, including housing, groceries, utilities, and health care are below average. The exemption to this is housing costs in the Chicago metro area, which are a little bit above average.

Illinois does not tax Social Security or withdrawals from retirement tax. However, property taxes are the second highest in the country at 2.32 percent. There are some exemptions aimed at retirees, including the senior citizen homestead exemption.

Sales taxes are also high, with an average rate of 8.64 percent throughout the state. Unlike many other states, Illinois does tax groceries and medicine, although at a reduced rate of up to 2.25 percent.

Health Care in Illinois

Illinois scores well in the physical ranking of Gallup’s Well-Being Index.

Residents of 55+ communities in Illinois have many options for their health and wellness needs. There are several U.S. News nationally ranked hospitals in the state, with most of them located in the Chicago metro area. Those include Northwestern Memorial Hospital (No. 10 in the U.S.), University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem-Metro Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and AMITA Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, in Central Illinois, is also nationally ranked.


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58 communities near Illinois

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Sun City Huntley by Del Webb - Huntley, IL

Sun City Huntley

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $600ks
  • 5489 Homes (12 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2013
  • 14 reviews
Carillon - Plainfield, IL

Carillon

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - High $300ks
  • 2097 Homes (15 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 2001
  • 9 reviews
Edgewater - Elgin, IL

Edgewater

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 1040 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2015
  • 4 reviews
Saddlebrook Farms - Grayslake, IL

Saddlebrook Farms

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - High $200ks
  • 2000 Homes (12 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 (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2007
  • 10 reviews
Carillon Club - Naperville, IL

Carillon Club

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 778 Homes (1 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 (1 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
  • 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 (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2014
  • 2 reviews
Lago Vista - Lockport, IL

Lago Vista

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 832 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2004 - Present
  • 8 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
Shorewood Glen - Shorewood, IL

Shorewood Glen

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 765 Homes
  • 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 (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1982 - 1997
  • No Reviews
Lincoln Prairie by Del Webb - Aurora, IL

Lincoln Prairie by Del Webb

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks
  • 550 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • 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 (1 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 (5 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 (1 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 (1 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 (1 for sale)
  • 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 (1 for sale)
  • 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 (1 for sale)
  • 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
  • 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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