This area is growing rapidly with one of the finest developments in the area. Only 15 years ago, Pingree Grove was a small village located along Illinois Route 20 with 48 homes and 124 residents. In 2004 the planning began and the first Cambridge homes were sold in 2005.
The Cambridge Lakes subdivision is an award-winning community in Pingree Grove that was honored with Best Overall Chicagoland Suburban Community by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, and nationally awarded by the National Association of Home Builders, both in 2007. Not surprising the charming area was bestowed the honors since residents enjoy 360 acres of open space, including 12 lakes, wooded park areas and 5.2 miles of walking and bike trails.
Cambridge also has a family-oriented, retirement community that offers a variety of amenities, such as a new state-of-the-art clubhouse, a fitness center, and indoor pool and spa. There are also hobby and craft rooms, a billiards room, computer lab and library. Outdoor recreation includes a pool, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, walking and biking trails, and a 3-hole golf course.
These homes offer 2 to 6 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms to 4 bathrooms. Residences range in size from 985 to 3886 square feet in living space. Prices of homes for sale in Cambridge Lakes currently range from $79,900 to $327,990. These properties feature a number of conveniences for its residents. The relaxing dock area is a gem for boaters in the community. Residents can cool off in the pool, which is a key community perk. A major benefit for families that move to this community is that there are many great parks and playgrounds nearby. Residents love the accessibility to the community’s private clubhouse.
It’s a true resort life-style and yet the homes are very affordable. They are also close to chopping and have easy interstate access. Cambridge Lakes truly has it all.
Cambridge Lakes Charter School
Located on a 15-acre developing campus in Pingree Grove, IL, Cambridge Lakes Charter School began serving students in the fall of 2007. In one year, the school set itself apart from the norm. Parents and students have discovered a deep commitment to high achievement learning within the school. Flexible learning space, integrated technology, personal learning plans, differentiated instruction, integration of art, music and P.E. into the curriculum, all certified teachers facilitating learning of a research-based curriculum foster learning.
The best way to become fully acquainted with the strengths of the school begins with a phone call to schedule a visit and an informative interview with the school’s leaders. Cambridge Lakes Charter School offers a new and viable choice for families looking for a different learning environment for their K-8 students. Within CUSD-300, Cambridge Lakes Charter School offers school choice, and students can transfer to the school and the District pays their tuition. Out-of-district students, willing to pay tuition may be admitted. Comparable private school’s are charging $10,000 to $14,000 for the 2008-2009 year.
Active Adult Community
Cambridge Lakes also has a section of homes for over 55 adults. Carillon at Cambridge Lakes in Pingree Grove, Illinois is Cambridge Homes’ latest active adult community in the Northwest Chicago suburbs. Cambridge Lakes is a beautiful master-planned community comprised of nearly 3,000 homes, of which an estimated 1,297 will be devoted to the 55+ Carillon enclave. Carillon in Pingree Grove is a gated neighborhood complete with a large amenity center and ranch-style attached town homes and single-family homes. Many families have enjoyed having their parents close by but not too close in the this wonderful community a short way away.
Carillon Cambridge Lakes includes a brand new state-of-the-art clubhouse. This magnificent facility boasts an exciting lineup of great amenities such as a fitness center, aerobics studio, indoor pool and spa and outdoor pool. The clubhouse serves as the social hub for all community social and club activities at Carillon in Pingree Grove, IL. There is a large ballroom that hosts community gatherings as well as dinners and parties. There are several hobby and craft rooms plus a billiards room, computer lab and library.Outside in Carillon Cambridge Lakes are tennis courts, bocce ball courts and walking and biking trails. A 3-hole golf course provides the perfect place to practice your short game.