Developer markets a lifestyle of "woodsy tranquility" at Edgebrook Glen

Click for larger imageWhen Yo’s truly thinks of “lifestyle” developments in Chicago, I generally think of downtown high-rises loaded to the gills with amenities such as media rooms, business centers, movie screening rooms, swimming pools and the like. But of course there is a market for buyers who want the white picket fence and woodsy tranquility but don’t want to shift out to the ‘burbs and deal with the commute. That’s who CA Development is catering to at Edgebrook Glen, 5200 W. Armstrong Ave., a community of 64 single-family homes planned on an 11-acre site adjoining Indian Woods Forest Preserve on the Far Northwest Side.“There are lots of mature trees on the site that we’re saving, and the whole community backs up to the forest preserve,” said Paul Bertsche, founder of CA Development. About one-third of the homes will be clustered around 2.25 acres of green space, which includes a landscaped park and an 800-foot trail for jogging, biking and walking.

The first of four planned model homes at Edgebrook Glen is slated for completion in May. The homes will have five or six bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 baths and attached two-car garages, said Patricia Rodriguez, of marketing agent At Properties. Pre-construction prices range from the $680s to the $960s. The sales center is located on site.

Yo’s truly wonders how big a market there is for this kind of “lifestyle” development in the city, and I also wonder how long it takes to commute from there to the Loop every morning.

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