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  • Avalon-Sienna in neighborhood profile May 30, 2014 2:34 PM

    By Sherry Giewald

    Residents of the Avalon-Sienna subdivision in Wheeling enjoy the peacefulness of the surrounding woods and prairie fields as well as all the amenities of the northwest suburbs. The idyllic setting was a big draw for Violet Hancock and Mark Weiss when they purchased a home in the subdivision three years ago.

  • Neighborhood spotlight focuses on Greenwood Place May 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    When Martha and Mark Germano relocated from Michigan to the Chicago area, they knew they wanted to live in Arlington Heights. At one time they had lived in town near Recreation Park, so they liked the community and felt comfortable here. They eventually found a home in the Greenwood Place neighborhood.

  • Neighborhood spotlight focuses on Wheaton’s Stonehedge May 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    Christine O’Donnell recalls the warm welcome she and her husband Mike received when they moved into Wheaton’s Stonehedge subdivision on a cold November day 21 years ago.

  • Lakewood Grove focus of neighborhood profile May 9, 2014 12:01 AM
    James Russell loves his man cave.News: Ten years ago, when he and his wife Melissa bought a new home in Round Lake's Lakewood Grove neighborhood, they had the room built to their specs, which was an option.

  • Stockbridge featured in neighborhood profile May 2, 2014 12:01 AM
    Newer attractive homes, great schools and nearby amenities make Stockbridge a sought-after subdivision in Elk Grove Village. Their house itself — the design and layout — sold Jean and Bob Payne on the subdivision 27 years ago.

  • Palatine’s Hunting Ridge in neighborhood profile Apr 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    When Tracy and John Bongiorno looked at a home backing to the Fremd High School football field, they loved the lively, festive atmosphere of the band practicing outside. The couple said Palatine schools played a role in their decision to purchase a home in the Hunting Ridge subdivision.

  • First-time buyers explore all their options Apr 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    Now that the economy is back on the right track, more young people are daring to invest in a home, according to local builders. So, homebuilders are making sure they know exactly what this latest generation of homebuyers wants and then are serving it up on their menu of home options.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Apr 11, 2014 10:06 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of April 7.

  • Weathersfield West in focus of neighborhood profile Apr 4, 2014 12:01 AM
    Weathersfield West in Schaumburg is a unique neighborhood because it features many large California ranches with a lot of floor space, large rooms and good-size yards, said Mike Machlet, real estate broker with RE/MAX Destiny. “Residences are semi-custom tract homes with brick and cedar exteriors and are very well constructed by Alfred Campanelli.”

  • St. Cecilia is focus of neighborhood profile Feb 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    While driving along Golf Road, you may not notice the sought-after St. Cecilia subdivision because it’s tucked away off the main thoroughfare behind Clearwater Park and St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

  • Painted Lakes focus of neighborhood profile Feb 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Natural beauty, open space and wetlands define the Painted Lakes subdivision, where no home backs to another home. Situated on Deep Lake Road north of Route 132 in Lake Villa, Painted Lakes features 218 single-family homes and 134 townhouses built by Centex in the mid- to late 1990s.

  • Black Walnut Trails in neighborhood spotlight Feb 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    Fifteen years ago when Marguerite and Rich Ledone drove to Sugar Grove to check out the real estate, they found a lot in a nice quiet cul-de-sac in Black Walnut Trails. Today the couple enjoys life in the subdivision.

  • Naperville’s Farmington in neighborhood profile Jan 31, 2014 3:20 PM
    Anne and Mike O’Malley have resided in Naperville’s Farmington subdivision for 17 years. During that time they wanted a larger kitchen, and began looking at homes in other areas. But the couple decided to keep their house, remain in their neighborhood, and add more square footage.

  • Neighborhood profile features Olde Schaumburg Jan 24, 2014 12:26 AM
    Olde Schaumburg looks like a scene from an old Victorian photograph with its gabled roofs, rich red brick, and wrought iron fences — elements reminiscent of 1890s architecture.

  • The Trails in Roselle focus of neighborhood profile Jan 10, 2014 12:06 AM
    When Lee Ann Lucas came upon The Trails in Roselle 32 years ago, its scenic beauty and contemporary California look appealed to her. “I liked the way the subdivision looked; it wasn’t boring,” Lucas said.

  • George Rowe of Elgin is excited to share his hometown’s history Jan 10, 2014 2:21 PM
    George Rowe has a passion for history, particularly that of the city of Elgin where he lives. Working in Old Main, a historic building on the campus of Elgin Academy that houses the Elgin History Museum, Rowe is in charge of keeping Elgin's history alive for visitors to the Elgin Area Historical Society. And even with the thousands of pieces of history within its walls, Rowe can't belp but feel the bulding is part of it too.

  • Winston Hills boasts charm, friendly neighbors Dec 27, 2013 5:48 AM
    Jerry and Cati Heinrich moved to a home in Woodridge’s Winston Hills almost 23 years ago after overcoming several personal hardships — most with the support and help of people in the neighborhood. “People opened their arms for us with such kindness. ... This is what endears us to Woodridge."

  • Neighborhood profile features Chestnut Corners Dec 20, 2013 12:51 AM
    Homes in Lake Zurich's Chestnut Corners were built in the early to mid-1990s, yet they show many of today’s current features. Considering when the subdivision was built, it’s unique because homes offer many ageless features, like open floor plans, 9-foot ceilings and luxury bathrooms.

  • Waukegan’s Oak Crest in neighborhood spotlight Dec 13, 2013 12:56 AM
    After living in the midst of public traffic and congestion, Natalia Alvarez and her husband purchased a home six years ago in Oak Crest, a neighborhood in the northwest corner of Waukegan. “I like the country feel here. There’s a huge farm in back of us where we see horses and sheep, and at the corner, there are always ponies outside," she said.

  • Prospect Park homes, history featured in holiday housewalk Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    One of Mount Prospect’s “toniest” neighborhoods will be on display Dec. 6 when the Mount Prospect Historical Society holds its 26th annual Holiday Housewalk. When Axel Lonnquist planned his Prospect Park Country Club subdivision , he promised large, improved lots, a community center, golf course, tennis courts, bowling greens and a bridge path.

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