Newport Cove may well be the best
new home address on the Chain O’ Lakes. This 42-acre waterfront property stretches along the bluffs overlooking aptly-named Bluff Lake, near the charming town of Antioch in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.Years ago Al Capone had his summer home on this property; legend says he ran bootlegged booze up and down the Fox River and through the lakes of the Chain. Next came a marina called Oldport, then a camper trailer park with a marina named Newport Cove. For a time there was a restaurant called Nolan’s, and a bar with Paradise in its title and flamingos on its sign.The property is still called Newport Cove, but it has been transformed into a planned community with sites for 67 upscale single-family homes. It boasts a private marina with more than 100 slips, a private eight-acre waterfront park anchored by a gazebo with cooking and restroom facilities, walking paths and wildflowers, coastal-style homes and happy fishermen, ski boats and pontoon boats, toddlers and senior citizens, Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers.Those living at Newport Cove have chosen not just a house. They’ve bought a lifestyle, too, a lifestyle centered on the water.