Location, Location, Location

SOUTH-ELGIN-SIDEBARThe Retreat on Stony Creek is a 35 acre community that is nestled in a quiet and serene location. The surrounding area is exclusively single family homes. Nearly one half of the acreage is a dedicated conservation area containing multiple ponds, walking paths, woodlands and a meandering creek running the entire width of the property.

Stony Creek is country living in an incorporated area, improved with paved streets w/curbs, street lights, city water & sewer, city emergency services and underground utilities for cable service, gas and electric.

The Retreat on Stony Creek features Maintenance Free Living.  By pooling maintenance costs and using shared services, we will be able to provide all of the regular home maintenance expenses at a significant discount.

Our residents are looking for highly custom homes, featuring:

  • Open living areas
  • Large, functional kitchens
  • First floor master suites
  • Three car garages
  • Smart green, energy efficient homes
  • Highly acclaimed, custom home builder
  • Privacy & Security, video surveillance
  • Easy access to hiking & biking
  • The peaceful serenity of country living with top rated suburbs only minutes away

Surrounding Community

South Elgin has always maintained the highest quality of life for its residents and is well-respected as a thriving, hardworking community. At present, its population of 21,985 good-natured residents enjoys all the fruits of the good life and embraces future development with open arms. From its modest beginnings in the 1800’s to the explosion of development in the late 1990’s, the Village has always had something special that attracts people from all walks of life.


The Village is located in Northeastern Illinois’ Kane County, approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago. IL Route 31 and IL Route 25 extend south to St. Charles and north to Elgin and beyond. Residents use IL Route 19 and U.S. 20 (Lake Street) to reach destinations to the east and west. Driving the 4.6 mile Stearns Road Corridor is an amazing experience. The lush foliage, natural landscape, simple but beautiful river crossing and open pedestrian/bicycle trail celebrate the natural history of the corridor while providing a much needed transportation link connecting IL Route 25 at Dunham Road with McLean Boulevard and Randall Road to the west.
PACE Suburban Bus Service provides public transportation Monday through Saturday beginning at the Elgin Transportation Center south along IL Route 31 and turns west on Spring Street to Randall Road before heading south. The bus then does one loop at Thornwood Avenue and Briargate Road - in the middle of South Elgin's Randall Road retail corridor - before heading down to the Kane County Judicial Center on selected routes when the buidling is open. The route ends, and begins to head north again, at the Geneva Metra Center. Route 801 connects to Aurora, Elgin, Dundee, Carpentersville and the Woodfield Shopping Mall in Schaumburg. PACE offers a Vanpool Incentive Program as an alternate way to travel between home and work. The Village’s Ride-in-Kane handicapped-accessible transportation service is available 24 hours-day, 7 days-a-week to resident 63 years and older for medical appointments and to disabled residents for medical appointments or for transportation to work or job training destinations.
Commuters to Chicago use Metra rail service, which makes frequent stops at nearby National Street in Elgin and Railroad Avenue in Bartlett. Many travelers use the Northwest Tollway, I-90, which has access ramps off IL Route 31 and Randall Road. For air travel, South Elgin is only 30 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and 45 minutes from Chicago’s Midway Airport. The DuPage County Airport on Route 64 is six miles south of town.
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Read about the rich history, culture, recreation and natural beauty of the South Elgin area.

Parks and Recreation

Residents are blessed with a wealth of natural resources in and around South Elgin. The Fox River makes its way through the heart of the Village inviting all to enjoy its beauty. Anglers throughout the year fish in the knee-deep waters just south of the dam at Panton Mill Park. Spots along the river’s edge such as Pickerel Point on Riverside Drive and Nellie Avenue offer quiet seclusion for fishing. Kane County Forest Preserves have miles of paved bikeways and hiking trails winding beneath a canopy of stately trees.
south-elgin-03Smooth, clean and well-marked, the Fox River Trail is a paved path running parallel to the Fox River and extends for many miles, as far north as Crystal Lake and south to Aurora. It is a unique, scenic journey through the Fox River Valley for bikers, joggers, hikers and in-line skaters. There are many quiet parks and rest areas along the way offering a unique opportunity to explore the hidden natural wonders of northern Illinois. The Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail, successful rail-to-trail conversions traverse unincorporated rural townships, natural wetlands, restored prairies and farmland. Canoeing and boating on the Fox River, where the slow moving waters are deceptively strong, are always favorite summertime activities. The Brewster Creek Forest Preserve on Route 25 in nearby St. Charles is a 27-acre heavily wooded preserve along Brewster Creek at its north and east borders. The Forest Preserve District’s future plans for the site include a youth camping area, habitat restoration, and picnic areas. The Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve is located on IL Route 31 at a “crook” along the west bank of the Fox River and is a historical burial site of unknown soldiers in General Scott’s army. A large statue of Chief Blackhawk is situated at the preserve’s entrance.
County Park on Wills Street is a wooded nature park boasting picnic areas, ball fields and access to the Fox River Trail. SEBA Park on Spring and Water Street has a picnic area, bike trail access, and is the future home to a sensory and developmentally appropriate playground to encourage able bodied and disabled children to play together. Residents also enjoy 380 acres of fine neighborhood parks throughout the Village, including East Avenue Park, Ann Street Park, River Ridge Park and Ralph Tredup Memorial Park. Stowell-Peddy Park in the Thornwood Subdivision features five exercise stations, a skate park, soccer field, and trail systems built around a historic granary. Future x-gamers hone their skills at Sperry Park, where participants enjoy a grinding rail, a half pipe, quarter pipes and a fun box. Golfers in the area enjoy a multitude of courses, including The Highlands and Bowes Creek Country Club in Elgin along with dozens more found throughout the region.
The Parks and Recreation Department encourages involvement in many team athletic programs within the community. The Department offers an annual schedule of programs and classes for participants of all ages and interests including fitness, arts and crafts, and recreational classes for children, teens, adults and seniors. The department shares the mission of the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association to enrich the lives of people with disabilities offering a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities to promote active, healthy and playful lifestyles. The Village is also home to traveling soccer, little league and youth football associations which feature programs for children age five through fourteen. Some residents are also served by the St. Charles Park District.
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Open Space & Recreation Opportunities in South Elgin.

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