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Spring is coming. Flowers will be blooming, the sun will shining and baseball will make its return. After months of cold and snow, residents of Richmond are looking forward to the longer days and warmer temperatures that hold the promise of fun and fresh air in the great outdoors.
Richmond is located in the northern part of the state with nearby state parks, lakes and other attractions just minutes away. Residents of Richmond can leave their homes and find fun activities for the whole family, all within driving distance.
Here are five ways to enjoy the outdoors this spring:
- Glacier National Park. More than 700 miles of trails await hikers in the picturesque national park. Visitors will love the breathtaking views and incredible treks through the mountains.
- Chain O’ Lakes State Park. Visit a fisherman’s paradise with nearly 6,500 acres of water in northeastern Illinois. With more than 40 species of fish, it’s the perfect getaway for anglers. Residents in our Trails of Pheasant Ridge community can leave their homes in Richmond and be on the lakes in about half an hour.
- Baseball. Nothing says spring like baseball, and Illinois has two major league teams about 90 minutes from Richmond. See the Cubs at historic Wrigley Field or watch the White Sox battle the American League’s best teams.
- Drive-in Movies. There’s something special about drive-in movies. Pack up the car and visit the McHenry Outdoor Theater for a nostalgic film experience.
- Summerfield Zoo. The zoo reopens to the public in April. The whole family will love seeing monkeys, reindeer, zebras, camels and more.
With so much to see and do, it’s not hard to see why families love living in Richmond. New homes in the Trails of Pheasant Ridge community feature the quality construction and personal customization that buyers have come to expect from us. Learn more about the new homes we are building in Richmond and other areas by calling 815-385-4495.
Don’t miss the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition, part of more than 10 days of family fun at Winterfest at Lake Geneva. Residents of Bailey Estates and the Trails of Pheasant Ridge should stop by between Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 2 to see the amazing sculptures. Winners will be announced Saturday afternoon.
Winterfest this year will stretch through Saturday, Feb. 8 with plenty of activities for the whole family, including laser tag, a beach party, s’mores, a reindeer run and more.
The event is just 15 minutes from the Bailey Estates homes in Williams Bay, Wis. Additionally, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge is just a short drive up US Highway 12 to Lake Geneva.
The lake also has plenty of other activities during the winter months, including a zip line, Dancing Horses Theatre and the Animal Gardens. Read More→
While students residing in Richmond new homes may already be back in school for the spring, the Nippersink School District Two board’s decision over a tax abatement to accomplish its goals is still pending. Recently, board member met to discuss the suggested $3 million abatement, but they put off the decision until March in order to wait for a more comprehensive plan outlining the school district’s goals.
However, the abatement isn’t the only item on the board’s agenda. As the economy continues to improve, the board is now considering bringing back programs, such as the foreign language program, that had been cut from the budget during tougher times. In order to gauge the interest level among parents and teachers, the board will send out a survey to these groups asking if the program should be reinstated and if so, at what grade level. Read More→
How would you like to save up to $20,000 on your new McHenry, Poplar Grove, Williams Bay or Richmond new homes? It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, at Gerstad Builders we want to help make your dreams of homeownership a reality. We do that by offering affordable new homes in fabulous locations. Now, we’re adding to the affordability of our new homes and making it even easier to make your dreams a reality by offering FREE home sites to buyers who purchase new homes at Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge and Bailey Estates.
The values of these home sites vary per community. You’ll save $10,000 at The Trails of Dawson Creek; $13,000 at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge; $15,000 at Liberty Trails; and $20,000 at Bailey Estates. However, you must act fast if you want to take advantage of these amazing deals. We’re only offering free lots for the next two purchases at each community until the end of the year. That means that only two buyers at Liberty Trails, two buyers at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, two buyers at The Trails of Dawson Creek and two buyers at Bailey Estates will have the opportunity to receive a free lot. Read More→
Looking for a new pastime or wanting to get your family and friends involved in the game you love? Well, residents of McHenry County new homes, you’re in luck. With numerous golf courses located right in your area it is time to pull out the khaki’s, collared shirts, and clubs and tee off.
For those interested in becoming a member of a private course, consider joining McHenry Country Club. This 18-hole course features 6,397 yards of golf and is considered to be one of the finest golf courses in Northern Illinois. The club also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year on weekends and holidays.
If you’re up for a challenge, why not try out Chapel Hill Country Club? This is an open to the public, 18-hole regulation length course that has a par difficult for even the best players.
Another course open to the public is Boone Creek Golf Club. The club offers 27 holes that span over 190 acres and can be combined to create three different 18-hole courses or three 9-hole courses. The club provides guest with the option of daily rates or season passes, making it the perfect course for just a day or all summer long. Read More→
April is a month to celebrate and honor the earth. We recently celebrated Earth Day where many residents of McHenry new homes looked for ways to promote sustainability and go green, as well as Arbor Day, where families across the nation were encouraged to get out and plant a tree. More than just a day to give back to the planet, Arbor Day offers a time where you can enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the trees in your community.
At Gerstad Builders, we work hard to provide our residents with a beautiful community, full of natural beauty, trees and green space. In fact, at Liberty Trails, a portion of our community is actually a nature preserve. This community offers tons of green space and a tot lot, providing homeowners with a place to relax outdoors without having to leave the comfort of their community. Read More→
Are you interested in supporting a local non-profit organization, or maybe just looking for something to do close to your McHenry new homes? Why not join the second annual Human Race 5K walk/run on Sunday, April 15, at 9 a.m.? This event is a fundraiser for all charities and non-profits serving McHenry County.
To help, you can sign up and raise money for a charity or non-profit of your choice. Or just participate in the event and designate an organization to receive the donation of your registration fee. You can register online at www.active.com or download a registration form at www.mchumanrace.org.
This worthwhile community event is just one of many offered in the city of McHenry, and just one of the reasons that McHenry is a great place to live. Read More→
Those who have not recently purchased McHenry new homes may have something aging in their houses that could affect their families’ safety. It’s something that we often forget to check because it’s one of our household items that are (hopefully) rarely used. What are we talking about? Smoke detectors.
It is a little known fact, but smoke detectors that are more than 10 years old should be replaced with a new one since age affects the sensitivity of the detector. To find the date, you should look on or under the cover of your smoke detector. If you cannot find the date, then just be safe and replace the unit.
However, if you want to forgo all of the upgrades and maintenance required of an older home, then you can give us a call. We are a leading new home builder in McHenry, Richmond, Poplar Grove and Williams Bay. Read More→
Whether you’re looking for some extra special knick knacks to help you spruce up your McHenry new homes, or want to help your spring cleaning along by getting rid of some unnecessary items, you don’t want to miss the community-wide garage sale this weekend, Saturday, March 24 at the McHenry Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The community garage sale will have everything from baby clothes to gadgets and electronics. The event is free, so bring the whole family out to just browse the selection or purchase decorations for your entire home.
Although the deadline to purchase a table at the garage sale has already passed, if you do still need to get rid of some unwanted items then the Salvation Army will be onsite at the end of the event to collect any donations. For more information, check out page 7 of the McHenry Parks & Recreation Department’s Winter/Spring 2012 news letter (PDF). Read More→
Those living in McHenry County new homes know that one of the things that make this location so special is all of the community support from local residents. On Thursday, March 15, a group of community leaders, students and people young and old will again be shaving their heads in support of the fundraising effort to conquer kids’ cancer.
The McHenry Community Shave event is held at West Campus High School as part of this year’s St. Baldrick’s Day in McHenry. Over the past 3 years more than 700 heads have been shaved and over $120,000 has been donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. What an outstanding way to unite children and adults in this wonderful effort.
If you would like to contribute then go to the St. Baldrick’s website. Or, you can attend the event on Thursday, March 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Campus Main Gym. What a great way to support those who have chosen to “Be a sport and cut it short.” Read More→