Country Club Estates, located at the southern tip of Long Grove, is one of the village’s premier neighborhoods. The subdivision, between Route 83, Old 53 and Checker Roads, surrounds the Grove Country Club (formerly Hillcrest). It is one of the oldest subdivisions in the village, with homes built as early as 1960 and over the ensuing decades in nine phases.
There are 288 lots in the neighborhood, almost all of them with homes. One of the most popular neighborhoods in Long Grove, this subdivision is known for an abundance of beautiful landscaping with mature trees and manicured lawns. It is within walking distance of the architecturally significant covered bridge, the gateway to Historic Downtown Long Grove. Walkers and joggers are a common sight on the beautiful nature paths throughout the community.
Children living in Country Club Estates go to some of the best schools in the country; in District 96 there’s Kildeer Countryside Elementary and Woodlawn Middle School, and in District 125, Stevenson High School is rated one of the top high schools in the U.S.
The unique location provides easy access to major highways, public transportation and a variety of shopping.
Two homes typify the neighborhood. Newly updated, 1522 Sumter Court (offered at $675,000) has a two-story entry with herringbone wood floors, and a spacious living room that leads to the family room with fireplace and wet bar. The kitchen has been beautifully remodeled with new cabinets, soft-close drawers, a walk-in pantry, ceramic tile floor and high-end appliances. On the second floor is a large master suite with remodeled bath and walk-in closet. Also on this level are three more bedrooms, along with a loft/gallery area perfect for reading or working.
Nearby is 1515 Sumter Drive. This is also a spacious 4-bedroom home on a beautifully landscaped lot (offered at $635,000). The open foyer is flanked by spacious living and dining rooms. The kitchen, overlooking the back yard, has stainless appliances, complete with a warming drawer. A large family room with fireplace and bar is perfect for entertaining. The master suite is a hide-away with double shower, whirlpool tub, heated floor and his/her walk-in closets. Three additional bedrooms make this a perfect home.
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