Luxury, lifestyle and ‘nature’ make Prairie Park a winner

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Fountains, native plantings and Prairie-style architecture combine to make Prairie Park in Wheeling a special place to live. The condo community also includes a clubhouse with indoor pool, exercise room, party room with kitchen, and an expansive terrace w


Great design and upscale finishes, a walk-to location and a welcoming clubhouse ... Prairie Park in Wheeling offers the whole package for downsizing empty-nesters and professional singles and couples looking for maintenance-free living.

And right now the package also includes compelling incentives that make this popular community more attractive than ever.

Comprising four midrise buildings artfully arranged around eighteen landscape acres and a large lake, Prairie Park offers a choice of views and locations.

“Buyers in our 115 Building will receive a second indoor parking space, a $20,000 value, plus a $15,000 credit towards upgrades and a year of free association fees,” said Jamie Smith of Smith Family Construction, builder of Prairie Park. “In the other buildings, a $10,000 credit toward upgrades is currently being offered.”

Buyers also choose from twelve distinct floor plans, ranging from 1,289 to 2,254 square feet, with one to three bedrooms. All offer bright, open living areas and large expanses of windows in buildings that are beautifully designed in a sophisticated prairie style. Each home includes a private terrace with gas line for outdoor grilling. Stylish kitchens include top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures, and nearly three feet of insulation between floors ensure peace and quiet.

“In many of our plans, such as the Kenilworth, the master bedroom and the secondary bedroom are on opposite sides of the home, providing maximum privacy for family members and guests,” Smith said.

The 1,573-square-foot Kenilworth has two bedrooms and two baths, including a luxurious master suite with multiple closets and a bath with dual sinks and separate shower and tub.

Both the living/dining room and the open kitchen are exceptionally spacious, and the balcony is large enough for al fresco dining. A convenient storage space holds outdoor accessories in the off season.

With three bedrooms and two baths, the 2,254-square-foot Falling Water is popular among empty-nesters, according to Smith.

“The large master bedroom and bath, the 3rd bedroom which can be used as a den, the separate breakfast area, the double-size balcony ... these are all features that appeal to people who are downsizing from a single-family home.”

When it comes to activities, Prairie Park offers still more choices. Residents can swim, exercise and meet their neighbors for parties and special events at the stylish clubhouse. They can stroll the landscaped grounds, enjoying the tranquil beauty of the lake and the prairie-style plantings of flowers and native grasses. Or they can enjoy the many shopping, dining and recreation choices — many within walking distance — that the Wheeling area has to offer.

The homes of Prairie Park are priced from $229,900 to $455,000.

To learn more, contact Smith Family Construction at (847) 229-0100, or visit the on-site Information Center, located at 700 North Wolf Road in Wheeling, just south of the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Lake-Cook Road. The center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information and floor plans are available on the Website at