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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL

Edgewater by Del Webb, Elgin, Illinois

Edgewater by Del Webb, Elgin, ILEdgewater by Del Webb is a fantastic example of today’s ideal active adult community for retirees in search of a smaller-scale community with a grand collection of amenities and vibrant lifestyle. Del Webb opened Edgewater in 2005 and today the community is one of the most popular 55+ communities in Illinois. Located in Elgin, Illinois, Edgewater is conveniently situated to great shopping, everyday conveniences, outdoor recreation, dining and more. The community is just a short drive to major expressways offering easy travel to surrounding suburbs and downtown Chicago.

The Edgewater community is planned for 1,040 homes upon completion, all of which are single-family ranch style floor plans. Set on 440 acres, this gated community features beautiful entryway monumentation with sparkling water features and fountains. Del Webb offers 13 ranch floor plans to choose from ranging in size from just under 1,200 square feet to over 3,100 square feet. All of the homes have been specifically designed for the active adult homeowner and feature spacious great rooms, bright kitchens, relaxing master suites and upgraded interior touches. For extra space, basements are optional on 10 of the larger floor plans. Prices begin in the high $100’s.

The collection of amenities at Edgewater Del Webb begins within the 23,000 square foot clubhouse known as the Creekside Lodge. Residents and their guests are warmly welcomed in the grand lobby with a relaxing sunroom boasting a double-sided fireplace. It’s the ideal place to relax with a book or meet up with friends for coffee. The gorgeous Creekside Lodge features a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor lap pool and spa, studio for aerobics, yoga and pilates plus a grand ballroom ideal for holiday parties, group meetings and special social gatherings. There is also space for arts & crafts, a billiards room and a library with computer. Outdoors there are tennis and bocce ball courts, a resort-style swimming pool plus miles of paths for walking, biking or jogging. The paths within Edgewater conveniently connect to the extensive Kane County bike path regional trail system. Throughout the community there are various charming little community parks where residents stop for a quick chat with neighbors.

It’s easy to meet new people and make new friends at this popular IL active adult community. A full-time Lifestyle Director ensures the social calendar is full of exciting activities such as daytrips, holiday parties, special events, guest speakers and more. There are a variety of special interest clubs to participate in such as the cooking club, book club, travel group, singles club and more. With a vibrant lifestyle and fantastic collection of amenities, its’ easy to see why Edgewater has become such a popular retirement destination in Illinois.

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