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9 55 Plus Living Communities in the McHenry Area

The Courtyard at McHenry

Comfortable, Casual Senior Living in McHenry, Illinois

  •  3300 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050 $$
  • Studio, and One Bedroom Apartments
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Customizable Meals
  • On Site Library
  • Flat Linen Service

Lake Barrington Woods

Welcome to Lake Barrington Woods - Senior Living in Lake Barrington

  •  22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010 $$
  • Several meal and dining plans to suit your needs
  • Beautifully landscaped brick patio with waterfall
  • Club lounge with bar, fireplace and billiards table
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Diversified social, cultural, recreational and educational events

Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes

We invite you to come experience exceptional senior living at Hawthorn Lakes today.

  •  10 E. Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 $$
  • Beautifully appointed dining rooms with elegant settings.
  • We provide spacious and well-appointed apartments whether you are considering Independent or Assisted Living.
  • Our trained and licensed transportation associates provide door-to-door services to popular retail outlets, restaurants and services in the community. Also, transportation to personal appointments is easily managed through prearranged reservations.
  • Our housekeeping associates will clean your apartment weekly. Flat linen service included.
  • A variety of educational programs, social outings and/or cultural events daily means there is always something new to experience and exciting to do!

StoryPoint Libertyville

Senior Living Services As Unique As You

  •  901 Florsheim Dr, Libertyville, IL 60048 $$
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom plans
  • Spacious bathrooms & walk-in showers
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Billiards room with game tables
  • Fitness room with exercise programs

Solstice Senior Living at Palatine

Live. Life. Vibrantly.

  •  55 S Greeley, Palatine, IL 60067 $
  • At Solstice at Palatine, Independent Living means living a vibrant life on your terms.
  • Remain independent, and ditch the chores and burdens of owning or renting a home, while enjoying conveniences that make life easier in a retirement community.
  • Our innovative Vibrant Life® and Path to Wellness programs keep residents engaged, and we offer a variety of amenities, including restaurant-style dining and a full calendar of fun activities.
  • We are proud to partner with home health care professionals to assist with daily living activities. You can stay in our community even if your or your loved one’s care needs change.
  • We know staying connected to loved ones is important, which is why we offer different ways of staying in touch and making sure friends and family are always in the loop.


The Lincolnshire, IL, Senior Living Community That Feels Like a Resort, Lives Like Home.

  •  800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Indoor parking & climate-controlled walkways
  • Aquatics center with pool & hot tub
  • Wide variety of educational programs
  • Gift shop/convenience market
  • Conference rooms for club meetings

The Oaks at Bartlett

A Retirement Community for Mind, Body & Spirit.

  •  825 Carillon Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103 $$$$

Entrance fees may apply

  • All utilities paid (except telephone and internet)
  • Flexible dining options in the lovely dining room or cozy cafe.
  • A full schedule of educational, cultural, social and recreational activities
  • 44 acres of picturesque grounds with walking paths and seating areas to enjoy the changing views
  • Pub with full-service bar & indoor heated swimming pool

Brookdale Northbrook

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062 $$
  • Our beautiful patio and gardens offer an outdoor experience that allows you to enjoy beautiful days and healthy sunshine!
  • Enjoy delicious, restaurant-style meals in our elegant dining room with seasonal menu options that change each day
  • Join us for a variety of educational events and cultural activities in the Community Room, our community's hub of activity.
  • Explore your creative side in our arts and crafts studio. Pursue or perfect hobbies such as ceramics, or join in the fun of our Pottery Class. It all depends on your interests and the only limit is your imagination!

Brookdale Des Plaines

Illinois Senior Living at its Finest

  •  800 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 $$
  • Beautifully appointed dining rooms with elegant settings.
  • Our well-appointed guest accommodations make it convenient for friends and family to visit.
  • Explore your creative side in our arts and crafts studio. Pursue or perfect hobbies or join in the fun of our Knitting Club. It all depends on your interests and the only limit is your imagination!
  • Our beautiful patio and gardens offer an outdoor experience that allows you to enjoy beautiful days and healthy sunshine!
  • Daily exercise promotes a healthy lifestyle for all our residents. You can do just that in our well-equipped fitness area featuring workout equipment specifically designed and targeted to seniors' needs.

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.