Articles filed under Neighborhoods

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  • Neighborhood spotlight shines on Chapel Hill Jul 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    Chapel Hill, a Deer Park neighborhood built in late 1980s and early ’90s by Landmark Homes, features 52 luxury homes with 2,400 to 3,100 square feet and three-car garages.

  • Neighborhood spotline shines on Oakview Jul 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    Oakview, known as the first subdivision in Lisle, was completed in 1956, the same year the village was officially incorporated. In 1958, Barbara Roake and her husband moved to Oakview where they raised their three children.

  • Bay Oaks in neighborhood spotlight Jul 11, 2014 12:01 AM
    If you dream about living near the water, that dream can become a reality with a home in the Bay Oaks subdivision in Lakemoor. Residents enjoy nearby Lac Louette, Pistakee Lake and the Chain O’ Lakes.

  • Neighborhood spotlight shines on Seven Bridges Jul 4, 2014 12:01 AM
    In 1997 after Denise and Kelly Keegan had started a family, they looked to move from their townhouse in Hinsdale to a newer and more spacious home within a good school district. That criteria led them to Seven Bridges in Woodridge where the second phase of homebuilding was in process.

  • Neighborhood profile focuses on Savanna Lakes in Elgin Township Jun 27, 2014 8:33 AM
    Nicole and Erik Landrowski rave about Savanna Lakes, the community where they live with their three young children. Situated at Nolan Road and Savanna Lakes Drive in Elgin Township, the neighborhood offers a pretty setting where individual custom builders, as well as homeowners, have built about 40 or 50 homes on large lots.

  • Neighborhood spotlight shines on Plum Grove Creek Jun 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Sharron and Tom Noe have lived in the Plum Grove Creek subdivision for 31 years. Although at one point they considered moving to a larger home elsewhere, they chose to enlarge their kitchen and add a room to stay in their Rolling Meadows neighborhood.

  • Neighborhood profile focuses on Bending Oaks Jun 13, 2014 12:01 AM
    Gary Kleczka grew up on Elmore Avenue in Downers Grove where he later purchased the lot adjacent to the house where he had lived with his parents. Bending Oaks features homes built by Ron Sievers in the late 1980s after he purchased a large tract of land from Mae and Fred Marvin and divided it into mostly one-third acre parcels.

  • Neighborhood focus shines on Canterbury Fields Jun 6, 2014 12:01 AM
    During a three-month period, Sara and Jeff Stone looked at 100 potential places to live before they chose to settle in the Canterbury Fields subdivision on the far west side of Hoffman Estates. “I’m very picky,” Jeff Stone said.

  • 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.

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