Del Webb Homes – What’s Life Really Like?
In the late 1990s, famous builder Del Webb created a fantastic community for active adults over 55 in Huntley IL. It is almost 200 acres and has broad streets, almost 6,000 del webb homes, a lake and a 98,000 sq ft lodge with great amenities. Del Webb Homes thought of everything. It is very well run, financially secure and professionally managed. There are almost 60 models of Del Webb homes in Del Webb Huntley and they are priced better than similar homes in surrounding active adult communities.
But what is life like? Is it a bunch of old coots or is it fun? I live in Sun City and I am about to tell you the unvarnished truth.
Is Everybody Old & Decrepit?
The residents of Del Webb Homes in Huntley fill a wide range of ages from 55 up. About 1/3 of the residents are not retired and go to work daily. Many are working on a business that they always wanted to have now that they are “retired”. Some residents are younger and live with their parents or grand parents. People under 19 can only stay for 90 days. 99% of the homes in Del Webb Huntley have 2 bedrooms so visitors can stay but they are not large to encourage permanent visits. This keeps the residents of Del Webb Huntley vibrant but not overrun with kids.
What Amenities Are Included?
There are a lot of amenities. The Prairie Lodge has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a beautiful indoor track and sauna. There is a state of the art fitness center, a theater and a top restaurant plus a golf club. There are outdoor bocce courts, badminton, tennis and pickle ball courts. There are lots of walking trails and bathrooms around the area.
What About Association Rules?
There are rules. To buy a home, you have ti agree ti the rules. I serve on a committee that approves architectural changes. I think you will find that the rules for Del Web Homes are common sense and designed to make everyone happy. Check out the association web site.
What Activities Can You Choose?
You can do as much or as little as you like. There is no pressure to do things but there are over 100 clubs. There is sure to be some that interest you. I find you do things you never thought you would. You can take a bus with 20 guys to a Cubs game…you can take a trip to a “Broadway show” with dinner downtown. There is a fully equipped shop that will show you how to work with wood. There is a billiard room and lots of card games. There is a full baseball diamond and a league with special rules designed so you won’t rip your muscles or break your bones.
Resort Living At It’s Finest
Living in Del Webb Huntley is like living in a resort or on a cruise ship. There is always lots to do. You never feel old. 70 is the new 50 in Del Webb Huntley. You will be playing with kids your own age. When you go to the pool, you won’t be afraid of wrinkles. Everyone looks like you.
All One Floor Homes
Best of all, all the Del Webb homes are one floor. No more stairs to climb. Neighboring homes are also one floor so you won’t feel that neighboring homes are peering in your windows at Del Webb Huntley.
If you would like to find out more about Del Webb Homes contact a resident and Sun City Specialist – Tony Delisi at RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest 847-471-7177.