Covington Lakes, Huntley, IL
Covington Lakes is a highly attractive community of single-family homes and townhomes in Huntley, located east of Route 47 on Reed Road. Aside from residential properties, Covington Lakes is home to several community amenities, including ponds and even natural conservation areas as the neighborhood is home to approximately 50 acres of open space. Schools such as Marlowe Middle School, Chesak Elementary School, Huntley High School are also a short drive away. All of these factors make Covington Lakes an ideal suburban community to live.
Covington Lakes, Huntley – Huntley, IL Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Covington Lakes was developed by DR Horton and Cambridge Homes between 2006 and 2012 and predominantly features single-family residences and town homes. Modern Contemporary and Traditional are the two dominant architectural styles in the area. Homes in Covington Lakes were built between 2003 and 2013, with lot sizes range from 1/8 to ½ acres.
Typical home features in Covington Lakes are 2 to 5 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, unfinished basements, and up to 4,338 square feet of living space. Parking is not an issue for homeowners with vehicles as most homes come with their own driveway and garage. Home buyers will also find several attached homes (such as condos and lofts) in the area.
Nearby attractions and destinations
- Pinecrest Golf and Country Club – Sitting right across Reed Road from Covington Lakes, Pinecrest Golf and Country Club is the premier golf facility in Huntley. The country club covers a total area of 130 acres and is home to an 18-hole championship golf course opened to the public in 1972.
Since its establishment, Pinecrest has undergone several renovations and is now managed by the Huntley Park District since June 2003. The golf course features five lakes, plenty of trees, and 63 sand bunkers to provide additional challenge for all golfers of different skill levels.
- Ol’ Timer’s Park – A neighborhood park located at the corner of Douglas Ave and N Church St, Ol’ Timer’s Park is home to several ballfields, picnic facilities, as well as a playground.
- Exner Marsh Nature Preserve – Located in the neighboring community of Lake in the Hills, the Exner Marsh Nature Preserve is home to a shallow glacial lake bed that now serves as a home for several organic deposits. Common flora in the area include bladderwort, spatterdock, white water lily (in ponds), bulrush, cattails, wire sedge, blue joint, marsh field fern, and rice cut grass.
The Exner Marsh Nature Preserve is also a wetland bird community popular among birding enthusiasts. Migratory species that often drop by the marsh include Bluewing teal, great egret, yellow-headed blackbird, king rail, Virginia rail, and Black-crowned night-heron.
- TOM’s Farm Market – More than just a market, TOM’s is a favorite among locals for being the best source of fresh produce, baked goods, and gardening tools. TOM’s Farm Market also organizes a number of gardening seminars and workshops, as well as several events, throughout the year.