Multicultural retirement community to open
Verandah, being marketed as the first multicultural retirement community in the Midwest, will have a grand opening celebration Sunday, Oct. 28, in Hanover Park.
Designed to celebrate a variety of ethnic lifestyles, such as Indian, American and Asian, the maintenance-free Verandah Retirement Community will offer a continuum of care allowing active adults to age in place by offering 55 townhouses, 75 condominiums, an 80-bed facility with 68 assisted living units and 12 memory care studios, as well as a clubhouse.
The community is programmed to offer a fusion of cuisine, activities, entertainment, traditions and cultures for seniors of all backgrounds, said Aman Living, a developer based in Frankfort.
"After first envisioning this development then moving through the process of vetting multiple land parcels, working with the design team and securing financing, it's very exciting to introduce this new community that is unlike anything else in the Midwest," said Dr. Anuja Gupta, a cardiologist and general partner of Aman Living. "Even the food and entertainment at the grand opening event will reflect the 'East meets West' philosophy that underpins the design of Verandah.
The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the community from 3 to 5 p.m. at 900 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park. The celebration will give attendees an opportunity to tour a new model townhouse at Verandah, as well as enjoy complimentary refreshments and listen to live music. Community leaders will also be speaking at the event.
Located on 12 acres along the north side of Irving Park Road just west of the Elgin-O'Hare Tollway, the $43 million Verandah Retirement Community is expected to finish construction on all townhouses by next year, with first move-ins taking place in the spring. The condominium building will break ground in the fall of 2019.
"We invite all active adult seniors interested in a new-construction home to come out to the grand opening, tour a townhome model and learn about our plans for a development where multiple cultures are embraced on a daily basis," Gupta said.
Base priced from $290,000 to $450,000, townhouses at Verandah will range from 1,450 to 2,000 square feet and include two to three bedrooms, 2 to 2½ baths and an attached one- or two-car garage. Full, unfinished basements are optional. Buyers can choose from a two-bedroom, two-bath ranch plan or a two-story, three-bedroom, 2½-bath floor plan with a first-floor master suite.
"We've had an overwhelming positive response since we opened sales in the summer," said Gupta. "As of early October, we've already sold 11 townhouses. Verandah offers the perfect solution for seniors looking to continue their active lifestyle and participate in unique cultural festivities close to home. Our high-quality designs combined with the property's location near many temples, grocery stores and restaurants are attracting empty-nesters and retirees wanting to remain close to family."
At the center of the Verandah will be its 20,000-square-foot clubhouse, which will provide a number of opportunities for seniors to socialize. The dining facility at the clubhouse will serve lunch and dinner daily, offering global vegetarian cuisine. Additional clubhouse amenities will include a recreation room, gym and activity studio, computer and library room, beauty shop and theater. Gala-style festivals and holiday celebrations from different cultures will also take place in the clubhouse.
For more information on the various living options at Verandah Retirement Community, call (312) 952-1802 or visit www.verandahretirementcommunity.com.