Community Profile: Maple Brook
Maple Brook Manufactured Home Community is a Retirement Destination Within Reach of Chicago
Maple Brook Hosts Myriad Clubhouse Gatherings Including an Annual Super Bowl Party
Thirty miles down highway 57, just outside one of America’s greatest cities, is Maple Brook Manufactured Home Community, a destination in its own right for retirement-age home buyers looking for a quiet place that’s still close to the city.
“A lot of people like Maple Brook because you’re close to all of the highways and have easy access to all the trains to downtown Chicago,” said Mike Dennis, sales representative for the Sun Communities property. “I always tell people to take a mental snapshot for when you’re shopping around. Remember what you’re seeing here.”
The community clubhouse has 3,000 square feet and includes a library. It’s an everyday meeting place for residents, and the venue for celebrations — from the annual Super Bowl viewing party to craft shows — and can be reserved by residents for get-togethers of their own.
Adjacent the property is the 20-mile long Old Plank Trail.
“It runs through the south suburbs of Chicago,” Dennis said. “At 7 a.m. you can see a lot of people from here out on the trail making good use of it.”
“There also are four pocket parks, one for each quadrant of the community, and a main park near the clubhouse that’s used for bocce ball, horseshoes and shuffleboard,” Dennis said.
Maple Brook has a residential look
Built in 1995 and purchased by Sun in 2014, the 150-acre, 441-home community is developed to the same specifications a residential neighborhood would be, including homes built on-site, 30-foot wide streets and deep-home sites with multi-section homes.
“People look at the triple-wide homes and are in awe,” Dennis said. “They want to bring back friends to show them!”
Dennis, who has worked at Maple Brook since its inception, said all of the homes are heavily insulated and come from the upper tier of homes available at the time of purchase.
“We’re one of the newest properties in the area,” he said. “We have 120-foot lots and sidewalks in front of every home.”
Community Quick Facts
Maple Brook Manufactured Home Community
Built in 1995
Home Prices: $30,000-$70,000
Monthly Lot Rent: $882 with taxes included