Active adult communities are growing in popularity. The Barrington area only has one dedicated community at The Woods of South Barrington. However there are alternative ideas for active adults homes in Barrington. First let’s look at non dedicated over 55 neighborhoods and then we can explore active adult communities not too far from Barrington.
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Non Dedicated Active Adult Homes Barrington
The idea here is to highlight neighborhoods that may be good choices for active adults that want to stay in the Barrington area and are looking for alternative options in the absence of dedicated 55+ communities.
Lake Barrington Shores
This is a lifestyle community in Lake Barrington and often thought to be an over age 55 community, however it is not. Children are allowed to live here as well as adults of all ages. It’s attraction is the lifestyle. Homes are set alongside a large lake and a golf course. There are 1317 homes, all either condos or town homes and prices start around $150,000 and go up to $500,000. There’s a clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pools, walking paths and the community is gated. You canabout Lake Barrington Shores and .
Inverness on The Pond
Offering both attached and detached homes and having plenty of ranch choices, this is a gated community which offers the security many active adults enjoy. It’s located right across from the golf course so if golf is your game, it’s not far to travel. View homes for sale here.
The HOA takes care of lawn care and snow removal.
The Shires of Inverness
Townhomes, duplexes and condos, many are single level living. It’s not a gated community but the HOA does take care of the yard work and snow removal. Close to Route 62 and I-90 for commuting or shopping. Also close to Harper College if you would like to further your knowledge. View homes.
If you like shopping, Woodfield Mall, our under cover and well known mall is not too far away.
As you can see there are plenty of choices that can be considered in the absence of dedicated active adult communities, and this is only a sampling. Depending on your budget and what you need, if you must stay in the Barrington area we can help you find something. Many active adults are baby boomers and with the kids in college or beyond, it may be time to downsize to something smaller. This frees up funds for vacations, traveling and HOA’s free up the time to start enjoying life.
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Active Adult Communities in The Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
If you are an active adult and cannot find the perfect community in Barrington, there’s a growing choice of 55+ communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, many of which we have helped clients buy or sell in.
You can find active adult homes in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The age of these homes ranges with properties built from 1998 to 2013.
The size of these communities range from 78 homes to nearly 5,500 so you can pick a community size that suits you. They all have clubhouses of sizes to suit the community, there’s pools, tennis, fitness centers, clubs, golf and more. Prices range from the low $100,000’s to as high as $800,000 (South Barrington).
Lifestyle Living Starts When You’re Ready!
Active adult communities are expanding here in Chicagoland, there’s a much higher demand for lifestyle living. Whether you start as soon as the kids go to college or when home maintenance becomes too much for you, active adult communities are for the 55+ age range but other options exist for the younger set.
Gated communities are the most popular, many owners are also snowbirds and leave Chicagoland in the winter season.
All buyers like new construction and active adults are no different. If there’s one thing about Lake Barrington Shores in the Barrington area that comes up as an objection with active adults is the age of the homes. There’s really nothing you or I can do about that and you’ll either accept it or reject it. With all the new communities that have popped up in the last few years, I find myself helping buyers that first consider Lake Barrington Shores and then we move on and they buy a new home instead in a true active adult community.
Give us a call today at 1-847-363-3686 for help with buying or selling in Active Adult Communities in The Barrington area.