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  • 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.

  • Neighborhood profile focuses on Apple Country Estates Nov 29, 2013 12:03 AM
    About 25 years ago, Harry Wieder and his late wife Dorothy took their kids for a country drive out to the Wauconda Apple Orchard, where they went on hayrides and bought apples. the Wieders moved out to Apple Country Estates 15 years later, right next to land the apple orchard had occupied.

  • Model home profile features the Jasper in Walnut Glen Nov 8, 2013 12:08 AM
    Nestled in the Black Crown Forest Preserve, Walnut Glen features large family homes and oversized home sites that back to ponds, trees and open space. William Ryan Homes offers 11 floor plans at Walnut Glen in Island Lake.

  • Neighborhood spotlight focuses on Banbury Ridge Nov 1, 2013 12:48 AM
    When Michelle and John Ven Huizen chose to live in Banbury Ridge 11 years ago, an array of amenities attracted them to the small subdivision in North Aurora. “We liked the mixture of new and old, the park and the (Fox) river, the proximity to I-88. It was a variety of things,” Michelle Ven Huizen said.

  • Neighborhood profile features Libertyville’s Havenwood Oct 25, 2013 12:41 AM
    Older, charming homes, an abundance of mature trees and a convenient location near schools and downtown draw homebuyers to the Havenwood neighborhood in Libertyville.

  • Neighborhood profile features Silk Stocking Oct 18, 2013 12:21 AM
    A charming mix of homes along tree-lined streets, nationally acclaimed schools and a walk-to-town location attract buyers to the Silk Stocking subdivision in Des Plaines.

  • Cedar Ridge Estates in Lake Villa in neighborhood focus Oct 11, 2013 2:00 PM
    Once a posh resort town for the affluent, Lake Villa today offers a thriving residential and business community that attracts more and more homebuyers each year. Jill and Ralph Tosi are among those homebuyers, having moved to the Cedar Ridge Estates subdivision from Peoria 18 months ago.

  • Bowes Creek Country Club presents Harvard model home Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bowes Creek Country Club presents the Harvard, a luxury model home in its Masters Collection of single-family estate homes with wonderful views of nature and green spaces. The Masters Collection of 159 homes is offered by Toll Brothers, developers of the Elgin community.

  • Neighborhood profile looks at White Eagle Club Aug 23, 2013 5:00 AM
    Beautiful custom homes, million-dollar views and amenities galore await homebuyers at White Eagle Club, a premier golf course community in Naperville and Aurora. White Eagle Club opened in 1987 when it hosted the Parade of Homes, where the area's finest custom builders presented their houses for visitors to tour.

  • Upscale Hampton in the Park in neighborhood spotlight Aug 16, 2013 12:15 AM
    A small enclave of upscale homes in Roselle, Hampton in the Park, began when the developer sold 89 lots to several builders for the construction of custom homes. One of the builders was Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, which purchased about 25 lots to teach carpentry and other home construction skills to students.

  • Wexford neighborhood features larger homes Aug 10, 2013 8:48 AM
    The Wexford neighborhood, located in Palatine and Rolling Meadows, is an attractive community with large homes, excellent schools and a good location close to the expressway. Wexford features newer homes by Kimball Hill Homes.

  • LITH development offers affordable housing for senior population Aug 7, 2013 7:17 AM
    More than 180 people are on a waiting list for The Residences of Lake in the Hills, a senior living development on Village Hall Drive. The 92-unit building is the first of its kind in Lake in the Hills, offering affordable housing to the 55 and older population.

  • Uptick in new construction in Arlington Heights neighborhoods Aug 3, 2013 9:26 AM
    The adjoining Stoltzner and Arlington Farms areas of Arlington Heights are significant now because of the recent uptick in new construction, with a growing demand for single-family ranch homes and lots to build on, said Maria DelBoccio, broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Northwest.

  • Waterford at Prairie Park featured in model profile Jul 26, 2013 12:04 AM
    Prairie Park’s Waterford model won a gold key award and remains the Wheeling community’s most popular floor plan. The design shows many great features that appeal to a lot of people, said Jamie Smith, vice president of marketing for Smith Family Construction Inc., developer of the community.

  • Wheeling’s Ridgefield featured in neighborhood profile Jul 19, 2013 12:08 AM
    Thirty years ago, Jackie Kirchner’s mother saw a newspaper advertisement about a new subdivision in Wheeling and told her daughter about it. Living in a condo at the time with two children, the couple wanted to buy a new home, and Ridgefield piqued their interest.

  • Gated community in Inverness provides privacy, low maintenance Jul 16, 2013 1:37 PM
    Lori and Greg Sherwood moved from San Diego to Creekside at Inverness Ridge about eight years ago. They were very impressed with the homes and the neighborhood's scenic views, abundance of green space and area forest preserves.

  • Oak Forest Estates offers premier location Jul 5, 2013 12:02 AM
    Oak Forest Estates offers a wooded enclave of spectacular custom homes tucked away in a private cul-de-sac in Addison. "The small subdivision attracts people interested in luxury living in a secluded setting without having to move far north, west or south,” said Joan Sinnott, a real estate broker and vice president of Century 21 Lullo.

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