The Best of Both Worlds: Living in the Chicago Suburbs

Jun 9, 2016

Overstreet Builders builds custom homes throughout the Chicago suburbs, putting you in close proximity to downtown Chicago and giving you the best of both worlds! Be close to the action while residing in a master planned community with everything you need, in a suburban city with a downtown area of its own!

Downtown Chicago is just one hour from Highland Woods in Elgin and and 50 minutes from Ashwood Park in Naperville, putting you close to all of the best events in Chicago, including Taste of Chicagoin early July, Lollapalooza at the end of July, the Chicago Air & Water Show in August, the Chicago Jazz Festival in early September, and much more.

Getting downtown to enjoy Chicago’s lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops and restaurants is easy with several public transportation options! From Naperville, Metra can take you right downtown via the BNSF Railway from the Naperville Metra Station or the Route 59 Metra Station. From Elgin, hop on the Milwaukee District/ North Line from the Big Timber Road Station, the Elgin Station or the National Street Station.

So what does living just an hour outside of downtown Chicago get you? It gets you everything!

Ashwood Park in Naperville has a luxurious, $8-million dollar Ashwood Club, with an outdoor six-lane lap pool, water slide, separate adult’s pool, and a kid’s spray pool, two outdoor sports courts, locker rooms, a recreation room, and a concession stand with a covered seating area, a clubhouse which includes a great room, lovely veranda, an indoor sports center, and a state-of-the art fitness center.

Just 10 miles away is bustling Downtown Naperville, with more than 100 shops, over 40 restaurants, and a calendar full of fun events, including Summer Concerts on Thursday nights, a Classic Car Show on June 18, and Historic Trolley Tours of Naperville on Fridays throughout the summer!

Highland Woods in Elgin offers an Exclusive Owners Club facility, with community clubhouse, water park, state-of-the-art fitness room, and sports courts, 196 acres of open space, including natural preservation areas, lushly landscaped green spaces and an 18 acre lake, seven neighborhood parks and playgrounds, over five miles of nature trails and bicycle/walking paths, and more. Downtown Elgin has over 25 dining and nightlife options, 40 shops, a season Harvest Market and plenty of fun events like First Fridays and a Fourth of July parade!

We also build in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Palatine and more. Have another location in mind? We can build on your lot and give you the home of your dreams in the location of your dreams!