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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL

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

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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