We often say Newport Cove is the best place to live on the Chain O’ Lakes. Award-winning homes, an award-winning land plan, acres of open space and a community marina all add up to a year-round vacation lifestyle for our residents.
Newport Cove is a planned unit development. In other words, the land plan has slightly smaller and clustered home sites, large common green areas and lifestyle covenants. Underlying zoning ensures residents an upscale, well-maintained waterfront community for decades to come.
Since 40 percent of the site (or 15 acres) is open space, the vast majority of the homes overlook beautifully landscaped common areas. These include swaths of native plants, the waterfront park, walking and cart paths and a lighted waterfront walk-way along the community’s 1,800 feet of Bluff Lake shoreline. An underground storm water system ensures that no runoff from the development ends up in the lakes. A state-of-the-art community treatment plant offers sanitary sewer service to the homes. Indeed, Newport Cove is a very “green” community.
Newport Cove also is a diverse community, with residents aged from one to eighty-something. Housing prices range from the high $200,000s to more than $1 million. But, all houses have one element in common. Because strict architectural guidelines govern the construction of each home, all are built with the same high-quality materials and the same coastal-style architecture.
A planned unit development also has guidelines that make community living more enjoyable for all residents. For example, an “eyesore” clause prohibits sheds, trailers or boats in Newport Cove yards. Builder New American Homes, Inc. has been creating communities in the Chicago area for nearly 30 years. This boutique builder specializes in unique designs, flexible floorplans that allow owners to customize a home to their family’s needs and quality finishes that require few upgrades. A pioneer in Universal Design, New American Homes creates houses where people can live more comfortably and safely for a longer period of time, homes that accommodate the young, the old, the tall, the short and everyone in between.
Newport Cove’s furnished model homes are open noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Get directions HERE.
Let’s see what our neighbors have to say.
"We love Newport Cove," says Aurora. "We haven't even moved in yet, but have met almost all of our neighbors! We've been invited into their homes and have been welcomed as if we were old friends. It is a true neighborhood were people care about each other and actually enjoy spending time together."says Aurora Garcia, pictured with her husband Russ.
"The purchase of our Newport Cove home was one of our best decisions. Coming from a golf course community, we wanted a well-built home. New American Homes exceeded our expectations. Our house is absolutely wonderful! The view of Bluff Lake is superb! An added plus is our neighbors are so welcoming. There are no strangers living at Newport Cove. As a group we meet once a month for taco night at various restaurants in the area. My only regret: I wish we'd moved sooner."Marilyn Scheetz, pictured with her husband Dave.