Elburn, IL – August 13, 2021 – The perfect combination of small-town charm and metropolitan amenities has led to the Village of 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 its 60th year 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 homes in Blackberry Creek, a community with an on-site elementary school now in its final phase, and at Elburn Station, a 505-acre master-planned community within walking distance to the Elburn Metra Station.
“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 and professional buildings.”
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 low $400s.
Currently, three homes are offered for quick move-in. The 2,595-square-foot Peachtree includes four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, low-maintenance wide-plan Inhaus laminate wood flooring, island kitchen with upgraded 42” cabinets, family room with fireplace, flex room, dining room, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and private bath, full basement and 2 ½-car garage. Two ranch homes are also available priced in the upper $400s. The 2,093-square-foot Newberry is an open-concept design with thee bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, kitchen with oversized island, upgraded 42” cabinets, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, great room, master bedroom with private bath, concrete patio, basement and three-car garage. Another ranch home with 1,900 square feet of living space and an oversized two-car garage is also available. This three-bedroom, two bath home also showcases and open concept design and includes a full basement with rough-in plumbing for a future bath.
Shodeen’s newest community, Elburn Station, recently opened the first phase of a 20-acre park and sports complex and offers homes in three distinct series. Low-maintenance Village Homes, priced from the low-$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 mid-$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 $390s. Homes in each series are available for quick move-in.
“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.
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) 232-8181 or visit shodeenhomes.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram & Twitter.