Briar Pointe in neighborhood profile
Briar Pointe, one of Schaumburg's newer subdivisions, was built in the mid-1990s by homebuilder Kenar. At that time, Bob Brandt had been a Realtor for 11 years and remembers how popular the development was and that buyers were excited about new construction in the village.
Home designs in the neighborhood are modern, open and bright, with a nice mix of seven floor plans. These include three, two-story townhouse designs and four, single-level manor home plans with private entries. Residences feature two bedrooms, two to 2½ baths and one-car attached garages with extra parking in the driveway and nearby, said Brandt, broker associate with RE/MAX Suburban in Schaumburg.
"This sought-after area is popular with several different segments of buyers," Brandt said. "The many buyers that I have helped buy homes here have enjoyed the home designs, subdivision amenities and great transportation access.
"At this time, there are five pending sales ranging from $154,900 to $169,000 and five active listings ranging from $154,000 to $254,900."
There are several natural areas and walkways built into the subdivision and Briar Pointe Park provides a baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, picnic area and playground.
The reasonable association fee covers lawn care, snow removal, maintenance on building exteriors, refuse collection, care of green spaces and common area insurance.
Mitesh Khullar moved with his wife and child to Briar Pointe almost a year ago after looking at homes in several nearby towns.
"The subdivision has beautiful houses and landscaping and peaceful streets in a very good area. We like our spacious layout, which is very good and open; we don't feel like we're in a closed-in space. And the best thing is all the natural sunlight we get," Khullar said.
"We also have very good walkways to enjoy, and this is a very good place for kids to play. We are lucky to live in this kind of neighborhood."
Situated east of Mercury Drive and south of Irving Park Road in the southwest corner of the village, Briar Pointe offers a desirable location near many amenities. It's within walking distance of the train station, near the entrance ramp for the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, down the road from the Schaumburg Municipal Airport and close to the Schaumburg Boomers baseball stadium and its fantastic fireworks displays, which many residents enjoy viewing from their yards or the neighborhood park, Brandt said.
When choosing a home in Briar Pointe, the subdivision's convenient location was a big draw for Khullar.
"We like that we can walk to Metra and take the train downtown," he said. "And it's centrally located with a lot of shopping and nearby amenities."
For shopping and services, the Woodfield corridor features the mall, great restaurant offerings, movie theater, improv comedy club and businesses. It has been said that if you can't find something in Schaumburg, it doesn't exist.
Other attractions in the area include the Prairie Center for the Arts, a hub of arts in the Northwest suburbs offering live theater, music and dance performances. At the Spring Valley Nature Center, visitors can see a working farm with live animals and attend many educational events.
For recreation, the Schaumburg Park District offers a variety of quality programs, classes and facilities for all ages. The Boomers minor league baseball team is fun for the whole family with affordable tickets and easy access.
Listing sheetPrice range: $126,000 to $211,000.
Age of homes: 21 years
Schools: Hanover Highlands Elementary and Robert Frost Junior High schools in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54; Schaumburg High School in Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211.
Parks: Schaumburg Park District