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Oakbrook Estates and 5 More Mobile Home Parks Near Chicago!

Did you know that approximately 22 million people live in mobile home parks? They can be a great option for retirement living, but many older adults don’t know where to begin their search. Fortunately, you’re already in the right place! If you’re looking for a senior-friendly mobile home park, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of the top 6 highest-rated mobile home parks near Chicago!

A manufactured home framed by trees and blue skies.

1. Oakbrook Estates

What it is: A 55+ manufactured home community in Crystal Lake.

Features we love: In 2000, Oakbrook Estates was named “The States’s Most Outstanding Manufactured Home Community.” A quick look into the community, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Nestled among towering oak trees, residents can enjoy the splendor of nature in a convenient location, only minutes from downtown Crystal Lake. The town boasts hiking trails, fishing ponds, sandy beaches, and more!

What others are saying: Reviews say Oakbrook Estates is clean and inviting, with plenty of space. It has 4.8 stars on Google!

2. Weeping Willow Ranch

What it is: An age-restricted manufactured home community in Hodgkins.

Features we love: Located just 15 miles from Chicago, there’s no shortage of things to do at this community! Golfers will have their pick of golf courses, while foodies will rejoice at the abundance of restaurants and bistros in the area. Of course, the community itself is tucked into a secluded corner of Hodgkins, so residents can enjoy a quiet, stress-free lifestyle.

What others are saying: 4.6 stars for Weeping Willow Ranch on Google!


3. Maple Brook Mobile Home Park

What it is: A manufactured home community for adults over 55 in Matteson.

Features we love: This community boasts 24-hour security! Also, it’s pet friendly! Residents can enjoy horseshoes, shuffleboard, and more fun activities inside the park. And while this community is separated from the noise and crowds of the big city, Chicago is only a short commute away!

What others are saying: Maple Brook has 4.5 stars on Google, where reviews say the community is quiet and inviting, with amazing amenities and residents!

4. Edgewater by Del Webb

What it is: An active adult community in a suburb of Chicago.

Features we love: Welcome to Edgewater, one of the most prestigious active adult communities Chicago has to offer. Single-family homes dot the beautifully landscaped grounds. Each home boasts fully equipped kitchens and walk-in closets. Plus, you can even choose homes with basements for even more storage space!

What others are saying: The folks over at 55Places gave Edgewater by Del Webb 4.8 stars! Elsewhere, on Google, reviewers praised the abundance of activities and overall atmosphere of this community.

Related: Best Small Towns For Retirement Near Chicago and All Around Illinois

5. Specialville Estates Mobile Home Park

What it is: A mobile home park in Dixmoor, a little over 40 minutes from Chicago.

Features we love: With over 300 lots available for rent, this community is also welcome to new residents! It’s pet and kid-friendly, so feel free to invite the grandkids for a visit whenever! And Specialville Estates prides itself on affordability and boasts rates that are good for any budget.

What others are saying: 4.5 stars for Specialville Estates on Google!


6. Country Club Woods

What it is: All-ages mobile home community in Countryside.

Features we love: This is another community with a convenient location and countless amenities! Residents can enjoy a nice dip in the pool or host a holiday party at the clubhouse. Virtual tours are available on their website, and so is their community newsletter!

What others are saying: Google users gave Country Club Woods 4 stars, citing the convenient location and family-friendly atmosphere.

Did you know that 90% of seniors WANT to age in place?

If you’re one of them, then check out our directory for certified aging-in-place specialists (CAPS).

A CAPS can assess your needs and then identify environmental changes for ensuring health and safety at home. They may also recommend home care services or community resources that can help! A CAPS will work closely with you and your family to make aging in place a suitable option for as long as possible.

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Originally published November 29, 2022

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