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Mill Creek Homeowners Enjoy Advantages of Moving into a Mature Community

Thursday, January 16, 2014 / New Homes

Mill Creek Tanna Golf Course and homes
 Mill Creek Village Center

Very few new home communities can still be considered “new” after 19 years. Case in point:  Mill Creek in Geneva. Since 1994, Mill Creek has sold and built 94 percent of its 2,356 total home sites spread throughout multiple neighborhoods. Today, home buyers can build a new home in any of the six remaining neighborhoods and enjoy the many benefits of opting to build their new home at the tail end of a property’s development cycle.


“Purchasing a new construction home in an established community offers so many benefits. First, there is no waiting for neighbors because they are already living here. Second, Shodeen Homes has been building in the area for over 50 years and has an excellent reputation. Last,  highly acclaimed schools have been recently built along with a wide variety of shopping and restaurant options. In other areas, new home owners are still waiting for these amenities to be built and made available to them,” said Nathan Amidon, Director of Sales for Shodeen Homes.


Mill Creek offers 36 collective holes of golf, a pool/clubhouse, on-site schools and retailers, along with quality-built homes spread across several different neighborhoods. Additionally, Mill Creek is graced with 900 acres of mature trees, lakes and ponds, scenic landscaping and lush grasslands.


“Everything from affordable single-family homes to spectacular high-end custom residences can be found blending seamlessly into the natural surroundings,” Amidon added. “There is nothing left to the imagination because you can already see what it’s like to live in Mill Creek. There’s minimal development dust, a frequent occurrence for pioneers in a new home community.”


But beyond the community’s built-in natural attractions, Mill Creek homeowners relish many perks that come with being residents. Among these are two premier golf courses, the Mill Creek Golf Club and Tanna Farms Golf Club; a Village Center offering convenient on-site retailers, such as the Mill Creek Market, dry cleaners and a dentist. Geneva boasts highly ranked schools for children to attend within Geneva Community Unit School District #304. Geneva was also named “Best Place to Raise a Family in 2013” by Bloomberg.


Residents also covet Mill Creek’s preferred location, which is easy to reach and conveniently accessible to popular destinations—from historic downtown Geneva to Randall Road shopping and the nearby Metra train station. The highly regarded Geneva Commons shopping center also boasts a variety of shops, stores and restaurants.


Home shoppers can select from six distinct neighborhoods at Mill Creek currently offering to-be-built new homes or they can opt for a custom built home as well as choose from 18 homes for immediate move-in. These move-in ready homes are located in all six neighborhoods and range in price from $289,015 to $549,990.


“This provides many buyers with greater scheduling flexibility, especially if they need time to sell an existing home,” said Amidon. “I don’t know of any other area builder that provides such a healthy supply of move-in ready homes throughout the year—many builders consider it too risky to construct a home that may not be purchased right away. But our quick move-in homes almost always get claimed fast, so we keep building more. In fact, Shodeen Homes is offering a $10,000 to $20,000 home-specific promotion if the homeowner closes on or before January 31.”


Buyers seeking a more personalized home can explore these five neighborhoods:


Tanna - With seven home designs, all including three to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths to three and one-half baths, and 1,835 to 2,749 square feet—with base prices spanning $289,824 to $360, 924.

Oakmont – With four designs; including a ranch, each providing four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-and-half baths, and 2,335 to 3,356 square feet, base priced from $384,833 to $452,790.

Pinehurst - Features five home styles; including a ranch, each offering two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,998 to 3,315 square feet—ranging in base price from $274,939 to $370,680.

Hillcrest, Inverness and Jordan Choose from six home styles from three to five bedrooms and two to three and one-half baths, a three-car garage and 2,688 to 3,630 square feet of living space, base priced from $559,989 to $629,935. Most of the homes in these three communities have attractive 100-foot-plus frontages and include upscale exteriors with a wide range of color choices.


Shodeen’s sales center is located within the heart of Mill Creek. To reach the sales center, set at 0N305 N. Mill Creek Drive and open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., take Randall Road to Fabyan Parkway; head west on Fabyan to Mill Creek Drive; turn North onto Mill Creek Drive and follow the signs north straight to the sales center. For more information about Mill Creek or any of its neighborhoods or homes available, call 630-232-8181. E-mail or visit

Published by : Lynn Walsh
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