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  • Sun City Huntley Offers Plenty of Indoor Activities to Keep Residents Out of the Illinois Cold

    Posted Under: General Area in Huntley, Quality of Life in Huntley, Home Buying in Huntley  |  February 6, 2012 10:46 AM  |  3,324 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Illinois active adultDel Webb is known world-wide for offering high-end amenities and a vibrant social lifestyle. Sun City Huntley by Del Webb is located in a non-traditional retirement location yet still offers resort-style amenities and the famous Del Webb lifestyle. Residents choose this Huntley, Illinois location to stay close to their Midwest family and friends. Although Illinois sees its fair share of cold weather and snow, there is plenty to do inside the two community amenity centers to keep residents warm and toasty all winter long.

    The residents of Sun City Huntley come together at the 94,000 square foot Prairie Lodge. Here residents enjoy an impressive line-up of amenities to encourage a physically fit and socially active lifestyle. The Prairie Lodge features a state-of-the-art fitness center with a fantastic indoor walking track. On a cold snowy day residents appreciate having a nice warm indoor track for a morning run or an afternoon stroll with friends. There is also a 20-person indoor spa and a gorgeous indoor swimming pool complete with impressive water features.

    Hobby and craft enthusiasts can stay busy in the numerous rooms dedicated to activities such as sewing, ceramics, cards, arts, crafts and more. There is an on-site kiln and residents enjoy regular club meetings and classes where they can perfect their favorite pastimes or take up a new hobby.  There is also a relaxing library, a business center, computer room and plenty of social spaces to relax with friends at the lodge. A grand ballroom at Sun City Huntley plays host to movie showings, theater performances, dinner parties, dances and more.

    In addition to the impressive Prairie Lodge there is also a second lodge, The Meadow View Lodge. This newer facility with 20,000 square feet offers a second fitness center, aerobics and dance studios plus multi-purpose meeting rooms. Another unique feature at Sun City Huntley is the 4,800 square feet Millgrove Woodworking shop. This fully equipped facility is the perfect place to escape the Illinois cold. Residents with like interests get together here to socialize, craft special projects and learn from each other. There is also a model train room here as well.

    Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Illinois active adult

    It’s easy to spend an entire day enjoying the indoor amenities at Sun City Huntley and then cap it off with a fantastic dinner at Jameson’s Charhouse. Jameson’s offers wonderful dining for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the snow-covered golf course or a more casual atmosphere in the sports pub and bar. It’s the perfect way to end an exciting day!

    As spring draws near the Del Webb residents start looking forward to getting back outdoors to enjoy the tennis and bocce ball courts, the 18-hole golf course, miles of trails and acres of park space. Many residents even brave the cold to take in the quiet beauty of a brisk walk through the community on a chilly winter day. It’s easy to keep busy all year round with over 80 different special interest clubs meeting on a regular basis. Residents come together to share similar interests, meet new people and make new friends.

    Sun City Huntley opened in 1998 and today interested homebuyers can choose from resale homes or a limited supply of new construction homes. Prices are very attractive starting from the low $100’s and going up to the high $500’s.  There is plenty to choose from including traditional single-family ranch style homes, attached ranch townhomes, villas and condominiums. Over the years there have been nearly 60 different floor plans built within this popular Illinois active adult community. The Del Webb floor plans are all ideal for active adult living with open floor plan concepts, ample storage space, relaxing master suites and wonderful kitchens. Set on 2,300 acres, this 55+ community is the largest such community in the entire Midwest. Upon completion later this year, Sun City Huntley will have 5,489 homes.

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  • Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, Illinois 55+ Community

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Huntley, Home Buying in Huntley  |  December 26, 2011 8:35 AM  |  3,639 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, IllinoisSun City Huntley by Del Webb offers the ultimate in active adult living in the heart of the Midwest. Located in the town of Huntley, Illinois, this 55+ masterpiece offers world-class amenities and a lifestyle rarely matched by any other Illinois active adult community. Del Webb opened Sun City Huntley in 1998 and today the community is nearly sold out of new construction homes. Only a handful of homes are available to purchase brand new, yet there are plenty of options to choose a well-cared for resale home.

    With nearly 5,500 homes, all of which offer single-story living, there is something for everyone at Sun City Huntley. Home designs include the traditional single-family ranch homes, attached townhomes and condominiums. Prices range from the low $100’s to the high $500’s. Over the years Del Webb offered nearly 60 different floor plans including 34 unique single-family ranch style homes ranging from 1,130 to over 3,000 square feet. It’s easy to find the perfect floor plan to suit any needs in this magnificent active adult community. Those in search of maintenance-free living will appreciate the ranch townhomes which include lawn care, snow removal and all exterior maintenance as part of the monthly association fee. The townhomes range in size from 1,014 to 1,599 square feet. Another unique option is the Arcadia Condominium building. This four-story complex is the only condominium building in Sun City Huntley and offers five different floor plans as well as elevator access and underground parking.

    The long list of luxury amenities at Del Webb Huntley is highlighted by the amazing Prairie Lodge boasting 94,000 square feet of recreation space.  This phenomenal facility features a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor walking track, indoor swimming pool and spa, numerous rooms dedicated to arts, crafts, hobbies and games, an aerobics room, business center, computer stations, library and more.  The grand ballroom plays host to events such as parties, theater performances, dances, seminars and movie nights. There is also an on-site restaurant offering a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the 18-hole Whisper Creek Golf Course.

    Golfers will love the beautifully maintained Whisper Creek Golf Course designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash. Water challenges players on over half of the holes while lovely landscaping enhances the natural beauty of this popular golf course. Residents enjoy discounted fees and can sign up for annual membership programs. Other outdoor amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, miles of trails for walking or biking, sports courts for tennis and bocce ball, Wildflower Park with several hundred acres to discover, a 19-acre fishing lake, volleyball courts, horseshoes and a softball field too. A couple other community highlights to mention are the Millgrove Woodworking Shop offering nearly 5,000 square feet dedicated to woodworking as well as model trains plus the secondary community amenity center known as Meadow View Lodge. This facility features another fitness center, aerobics studios, meeting rooms plus an outdoor swimming pool.

    Residents of this exciting Illinois active adult community enjoy a lifestyle unlike any other. There are over 80 different clubs and special interest groups and countless activities every single day. A full-time activities coordinator insures there is always something exciting on the social calendar. The long list of activities and events is highlighted in a monthly community magazine.

    While residents can spend nearly every day enjoying the amenities right within the community, the surrounding areas also offer a wealth of opportunities. Downtown Chicago is approximately 45 miles from the community, the popular Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg is a quick drive away and everyday conveniences are located right across the street from the community. 

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  • Sun City Huntley by Del Webb in Illinois: Last Chance for New Construction Homes

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Huntley  |  October 10, 2011 7:14 AM  |  3,587 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, IllinoisDel Webb’s original Midwestern active adult community opened over 10 years ago and today is nearly sold out of new construction homes. Anyone wanting a brand new home at Sun City Huntley should act fast as there are less than 30 new construction homes available. Since opening in 1998, Sun City Huntley has proven to be one of the most sought after active adult communities in Illinois. The community was planned for 5,489 homes upon completion and today that number is almost a reality.

    As a resort-style community for adults age 55 and better, Sun City Huntley offers something for everyone. There is a fabulous package of amenities, the famous Del Webb lifestyle, an ideal suburban Chicago location and affordable homes in nearly every price range. There is also an 18-hole golf course, an on-site restaurant, over 80 special interest clubs and over 40 different floor plans to choose from among the new and resale homes available. It’s easy to see why this Del Webb masterpiece is such a popular retirement destination among active adults from all over the country.

    The main feature of Sun City Huntley is the 94,000 square foot Prairie Lodge. This hub of activity is home to a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hobby, craft and game rooms, a computer center, a library, social gathering spaces, a grand ballroom, dance and aerobic rooms plus much more. There is also an on-site restaurant within the lodge plus the golf pro-shop as well. A secondary lodge known as the MeadowView Lodge is home to another fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.  Other features throughout the community include a woodworking shop, softball field, bocce ball courts, tennis center, miles of walking trails, community parks, soaring fountains, lush landscaping and more. Residents enjoy meeting new people and making new friends in this welcoming Illinois active adult community. 

    Today interested buyers can choose from a wide variety of resale homes priced from the low $100’s to the high $500’s.  Since opening in 1998 there have been well over 40 different floor plans built including traditional single-family ranch homes, attach ranch, villas and condominiums.  A very limited number of new construction ranch homes are available today. All of the homes feature one-story living and attractive features for active adult homebuyers. There are also options for low-maintenance living which is a popular choice for residents who want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the fantastic community amenities and the extensive line-up of social events.

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  • Sun City Huntley by Del Webb: Active Adult Living in Huntley, Illinois

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Huntley, Home Buying in Huntley, In My Neighborhood in Huntley  |  September 5, 2011 7:58 AM  |  3,898 views  |  No comments

    Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, IllinoisSince grand opening in 1998, Del Webb’s Sun City Huntley has won numerous awards and become the premiere active adult community in the entire Midwest. Today nearly 5,500 homes are almost completed with a limited number of new construction homes still available. Over the 10+ years the community has been under construction, there have been nearly 60 different floor plans built including single-family ranch homes, clubhomes, attached townhomes and condominiums too.

     

    Among the resale options at Sun City Huntley, the single-family ranch homes are available in 34 different floor plans sized from 1,130 to over 3,000 square feet. A few of those are also available as new construction. All of the homes feature at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms with larger homes including a den or extra bedrooms. Del Webb designs homes with open concepts including spacious great rooms, gourmet kitchens, grand master suites and ample closet space. Some of the special features found in select homes include fireplaces, garden rooms, basements, extended garages and golf course views.  Owners of single-family homes are responsible for their own home maintenance including lawn care while owners of the townhomes enjoy maintenance free living.

     

    The townhomes at Sun City Huntley have been built since 1999 and are only available on a resale basis. In total there are 13 different floor plans sized from just over 1,000 to nearly 1,600 square feet. The smaller townhomes feature one bedroom while the largest features two bedrooms plus a den.  Another option for maintenance free living is the unique condominium building. The Arcadia Condominiums offer convenient elevator access and underground parking in a four-story building. There are five different floor plans available on a resale basis.  

     

    For the best of both worlds, the Clubhomes may be the perfect fit. The Clubhomes are detached, duplex style homes which are actually attached at the foundation. Above ground they appear as single-family homes, yet having attached foundations allows for these homes to be a great price value for buyers. Lawn care and exterior maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner. Sizes range from nearly 1,200 to over 1,550 square feet.

     

    With so many home styles to choose from it’s easy to find the perfect home at this popular Illinois active adult community. Prices are very attractive starting from the low $100’s and going up to the high $500’s. New construction homes are available in limited supply and include both the traditional single-family ranch homes and the unique Clubhomes.

     

    Active adults flock to Sun City Huntley thanks to its reasonably priced homes, fabulous lifestyle, resort-style amenities and central location in the far western Chicago suburb of Huntley. With over 100,000 square feet of luxury amenities, hundreds of activities every month and a strong sense of community, it’s easy to feel right at home at this Del Webb masterpiece.

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  • Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, Illinois

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Huntley, Home Buying in Huntley, In My Neighborhood in Huntley  |  July 11, 2011 6:46 PM  |  3,764 views  |  No comments

    Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, Illinois

    Del Webb’s first Midwestern active adult community is almost sold out of new construction homes. Since opening in 1998, Sun City Huntley has grown to be the ultimate Midwestern retirement destination. Upon completion, this Midwestern retirement destination will have just under 5,500 homes. Del Webb designed Sun City Huntley with a wealth of fabulous features and amenities to please even the most discerning active adult homebuyer. Below are just 5 of the reasons Sun City Huntley has proven to be one of the most popular active adult communities in the entire Midwest.

    #1: Over 100,000 square feet of amenities
    Sun City Huntley features more amenities than any other active adult community in the area. There are two clubhouses highlighted by the 94,000 square foot Prairie Lodge. The lodge features numerous rooms for hobbies such as cards, games, computers, pottery and dance as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor walking track, indoor swimming pool, grand ballroom and much more. Outdoors there are numerous sports courts for bocce ball, tennis, horseshoes, volleyball and more. Other features include a woodworking shop, softball field, community lake and park. The second lodge is the MeadowView lodge with another fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.

    #2: Social activities every day of the year
    Residents of this vibrant Illinois active adult community enjoy an active social lifestyle. There is something to do every single day of the year. A full-time Lifestyle Director is on-staff coordinating special events, group outings, daytrips, seminars, craft fairs, car shows, holiday parties and over 80 different special interest clubs. At Sun City Huntley you can do as little, or as much as you’d like.

    #3: Homes in every price range and style
    The homes at Sun City Huntley range in price from the low $100’s to the high $500’s. Today the majority of the homes available are resale with a limited number of new construction homes also available. All of the homes feature single-story living. The majority of the homes are single-family ranch style and other styles available include attached ranch duplex, mid-rise condominiums and ranch villas. In total there have been over 30 floor plans built at Sun City Huntley ranging in size from 1,130 square feet to over 3,000 square feet.

    #4: On-site dining and award-winning golf
    As a resort-style active adult community, Sun City features a wonderful 18-hole golf course plus an exciting new full-service restaurant. The Whisper Creek Golf Course is perfect for players of all levels. Designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash, the prairie style course features gorgeous fairways and greens with water play on over half of the holes. The community restaurant, Jameson’s Charhouse, offers lunch and dinner seven days a week overlooking the beautiful ninth-hole waterfall. There is also a casual sports pub and for a quick snack at the golf course, Casper’s Café.

    #5: Convenient suburban Chicago location
    Huntley, Illinois is a far western suburb of Chicago. The Del Webb community is just minutes from the major expressway I-90 which offers easy access to surrounding suburbs, O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago. With so many fabulous suburbs within minutes from Huntley, it’s easy to find fantastic shopping, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation and more, all within minutes of home.

    With so many fabulous features, it’s easy to see what makes Sun City Huntley such a popular Midwestern retirement destination.

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  • Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, Illinois

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Huntley, Home Buying in Huntley  |  February 7, 2011 6:15 AM  |  3,885 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Huntley Del Webb IllinoisDel Webb’s largest and most successful community in the entire Midwest will soon be sold out of new construction homes. Sun City Huntley in Huntley, Illinois was Del Webb’s very first active adult community in the Midwest. Upon opening in 1998, Sun City Huntley was an instant success and today over 5,400 homes have been sold in the phenomenal resort-style community. The success of Sun City Huntley paved the way for the surge of active adult communities in areas not typically known for retirement.

    Today there are a limited number of new construction homes available at this popular Illinois active adult community. While new construction is typically the top choice among retirees, there are also a wide variety of well cared for resale homes throughout the community, many of which are floor plans no longer available as new construction. The prices of homes within Sun City Huntley range from the mid $100’s to the high $500’s. The community is beautifully situated on 2,300 acres of pristine prairie land and features wonderful mature landscape. Driving along Del Webb Boulevard you’ll be greeted by an amazing community entry with cascading waterfalls, mature trees, soaring fountains and beautiful vistas.

    The amenities of Sun City Huntley are endless and begin with the amazing 94,000 square foot Prairie Lodge. This stunning facility features impeccable design and beautiful décor and is truly an architectural masterpiece. It boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor swimming pool, indoor walking track and grand ballroom with a raised stage. There are numerous rooms for hobbies, games, arts, crafts, pottery and dance as well as a relaxing library, business center, computers, billiards and more. Outdoors there are numerous sports courts for tennis, bocce ball, softball, volleyball and horseshoes as well as miles of walking paths. There is even a secondary lodge known as the MeadowView Lodge home to another fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. Other community highlights include a woodworking shop, huge community park and lake plus an impressive 18-hole golf course.

    Whisper Creek Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole prairie style course designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash. The course features beautiful prairie design and scenic water views on over half of the holes presenting an exciting challenge for avid golfers. Residents enjoy discounted fees and can sign up for annual membership programs. There is a full-service pro-shop as well as a driving range and putting green.

    The lifestyle at Sun City Huntley is simply amazing with over 80 special interest clubs to discover and a full-time lifestyle director coordinating special events nearly every day. A complete magazine of events is published every month highlighting the wide variety of activities, group meetings, daytrips, special events and more. There is always something exciting happening at this world-class Del Webb active adult community.

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  • Sun City Huntley by Del Webb, Huntley, Illinois

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Huntley  |  December 27, 2010 8:10 AM  |  2,276 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Huntley Del Webb, IllinoisIllinois retirees wanting to stay close to friends and family have numerous choices when it comes to active adult communities. There are large resort-style 55+ communities, small intimate sized communities, rural privacy, suburban settings and even city locations. Homeowners in Illinois appreciate the four-season climate, the amenities of downtown Chicago and the ideal central location of Illinois for travel to anywhere in the country. Del Webb saw the growing interest for active adult communities in Illinois and began developing such communities in 1998 with its first Midwestern active adult community, Sun City Huntley.

    Sun City Huntley is a large resort-style active adult community offering homes in every price range, a wide variety of amenities and the famous Del Webb lifestyle. Huntley, Illinois is a far western suburb of Chicago approximately 45 miles from the city and close to major freeways for easy transportation throughout the surrounding suburbs. The local Huntley area is a friendly community with everyday conveniences just minutes from home including major national retailers, shopping malls, restaurants, golf courses and more.

    Within Sun City Huntley by Del Webb there are hundreds of amenities, many of which are located in the impressive Prairie Lodge of 94,000 square feet. This stunning community clubhouse features an extensive list of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a beautiful indoor swimming pool and spa with an indoor walking track above, a resort-style outdoor swimming pool, hobby rooms for sewing, ceramics, art, model trains and cards, a computer lab, library and a fantastic grand ballroom with a raised performance stage. This is just a brief listing of the amenities within the Prairie Lodge! There is a secondary lodge known as the Meadow View Lodge featuring yet another fitness center plus a second outdoor swimming pool. There are miles of beautifully landscaped walking paths throughout the community, 8 tennis courts, 6 bocce ball courts, a woodworking shop, a 19-acre fishing lake and the popular Wildflower Park.

    Golfers appreciate the 18-hole Whisper Creek golf course located right within the community. The course offers ideal play for golfers of all levels and even features its own high-end pro shop plus a driving range and putting green. The course is prairie style and features challenging water play, scenic surroundings and nicely manicured fairways and greens. Residents enjoy discounted fees and can sign up for annual memberships.

    The lifestyle at Sun City Huntley is very active with over 80 different clubs and interest groups offering opportunities in nearly every area of interest. Residents stay up-to-date on the happenings within the community thanks to monthly community magazine which is a complete directory featuring daily community events, social outings, club meetings, community happenings and much more. There is always something exciting happening at this Illinois active adult community.

    The community first opened in 1998 and have been a resounding success every since. Today interested homebuyers can choose from a wide variety of resale homes as well as a limited supply of new construction homes. The resale options include single family ranch style homes, ranch townhomes and one-story condominiums in mid-rise buildings. Prices begin in the mid $100’s and go up to the high $500’s.

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