Elburn, IL– February 9, 2022 – The perfect combination of small-town charm and metropolitan amenities has led to Elburn’s increased popularity among a diverse cross-section of home buyers. Located five miles west of Randall Road in the heart of Kane County, Elburn offers excellent schools, convenient transportation, and access to endless amenities.
Geneva-based Shodeen Homes, celebrating over 60 years in homebuilding and known for developing award-winning communities such as Mill Creek in Geneva, was among the first to commit to the future growth of Elburn. Currently, Shodeen Homes offers ranch and two-story homes at Elburn Station, a 505-acre master-planned community within walking distance to the Elburn Metra Station, and in the established neighborhood of Blackberry Creek.
“The Village of Elburn, which has doubled in size since 2010 with over 6,000 current residents, offers homeowners the best of both worlds,” said Craig Shodeen, President of Shodeen Homes. “Main Street Elburn is a classic slice of Americana with local retailers and restaurant owners who know you by name. The Lion’s Club’s annual Elburn Days, this year from August 20th to 22nd, with a parade, truck and tractor pull, pie baking contest, carnival rides and live music, exudes close-knit community spirit. In contrast, Elburn is within minutes of two Metra train stations as well as major highway arteries such as the Route 47- Interstate 88 exchange and is five miles from Randall Road with premier shopping, dining and Northwestern Medicine’s Delnor Hospital.”
Elburn Station, which recently opened the first phase of a 20-acre park and sports complex that includes a playground, tennis court, three pickle ball courts, two half-court basketball courts, pavilion and grass soccer and lacrosse fields homes for spring delivery in each three distinct series of homes. Low-maintenance Village Homes, priced from the mid-$300s, range from 1,028 to 2,100 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one to 2 1/2 baths, unfinished, insulated basements or optional finished basements and two car garages. Homes in the Settlements Series range from 1,556 to 2,230 square feet in size with two to four bedrooms, two or 2 ½ baths, island kitchens, flex space, basements and two-car garages with homes priced from the upper-$300s. The Crossings Series homes range from 2,051 to 2,674 square feet in size with three or four bedrooms, two or 2 ½ baths, formal and informal living space, gourmet kitchens open to great rooms, flex space, optional finished basements and two or three-car garages with homes priced from the low-$400s.
According to Elburn Village Administrator, John Nevenhoven, Elburn Station is a welcome addition to the Village.
“We’re glad to have Shodeen in town,” Nevenhoven said. “They’re adding a nice variety of housing to what already exists in Elburn and in a great location near the Metra train station. This long-term project will drive more business to our existing restaurants and retailers in downtown Elburn as well as attract new ones.”
Elburn Station is centered around the Elburn Metra Station and is an AT&T Fiber community boasting 99% connectivity reliability. When complete, the Elburn Station Community Park will include soccer and lacrosse fields, pickle ball courts, walking paths, multiple playgrounds, a tennis court, two half-court basketball courts, pavilion and a parking lot.
A new decorated 1,840 square-foot model home, the Greenfield ranch, recently opened at Elburn Station and includes three bedrooms, two baths, full basement, two-car garage with two-foot extension, island kitchen with upgraded 42” cabinets and walk-in pantry. family room with fireplace, charming covered front porch and more.
Homes for immediate delivery include the 2,089-square-foot Newberry ranch with three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, full basement with 9-foot ceilings, screened porch, island kitchen open to the great room with fireplace, master bedroom suite with large walk-in closet and private bath and two-car garage. The 2,000-square-foot Anderson ranch is also available with three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, full basement, three-car garage, wide-plank, low-maintenance Inhaus laminate flooring throughout, screened porch, island kitchen open to the great room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace and master bedroom with large walk-in closet and private luxury bath.
Just off Route 47 and Hughes Road, Blackberry Creek is a 625-acre master-planned community, featuring ponds, walking trails, parks and playgrounds as well as the Blackberry Creek Elementary School. Shodeen Homes offers an impressive collection of ranch and two-story home designs ranging from 2,051 to 2,688 square feet in size with prices starting in the mid-$400s.
Currently, four homes are offered for spring move-in. The 2,694-square-foot two-story Palmetto, priced at $532,600, offers four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, full basement and three-car garage as well as an island kitchen with 42” Cabinets, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances open to the family room with fireplace, low-maintenance Inhaus laminate flooring throughout most of the first floor, study, dining room, master bedroom suite with two-walk-in closets and bath with custom shower and convenient second-floor laundry. The two-story Norway priced at $497,600 with a modern farmhouse exterior offers 2271 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, full basement, three-car garage, open-concept kitchen with walk-in pantry open to the family room with fireplace, flex room, master bedroom suite with large walk-in closet and luxury bath as well as three secondary bedrooms, two of which have walk-in closets, served by a hall bath. The Southfork ranch priced at $513,200 offers 2,349 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two baths, full basement, three-car garage and island kitchen with 42” cabinets open to the great room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and private luxury bath, two additional bedrooms and a study as well as a charming covered front porch. Priced at $499,600, the Peachtree is ready this spring with 2,595 square feet of living space and four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 2 1/2-car garage, full basement, low-maintenance Inhaus laminate flooring throughout most of the first floor, island kitchen with 42” cabinets and granite countertops open to the family room with fireplace, flex room and master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, large walk-in closet and vaulted ceiling.
Both Blackberry Creek and Elburn Station are served by Kaneland District #302 schools, which Niche.com ranked as the 163rd best overall school district in Illinois and 95th best for athletes of the 413 districts in Illinois. The 18-hole public Hughes Creek Golf Club and restaurant are minutes from both communities as are numerous parks, forest preserves and the Acquaviva Winery.
Each Shodeen Home undergoes an independent 175-point inspection before closing and is backed by a 1-5-and-10- year warranty. The first year is a comprehensive home warranty with homeowner follow-up at 30 days and 11 months after move-in to ensure any warranty issues are addressed. The home is also insured for five years for water penetration in the foundation and for 10 years on major structural elements.
Model and sales center hours at both communities are Monday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment and Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (630) 549-5019 or visit ShodeenHomes.com.