Cindy Strahota

Real Estate Professional with Keller Williams Saint Charles

  • Local Expert 187 points
  • Review 1
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Reviews

3/5
2yrs+

"Valley View is actually in St. Charles, IL"

Affordable entry level housing in the Fox Valley.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Thornwood is a great place to live for an active family because of the many amenities."

The neighborhood of Thornwood has so much to offer. This review is more about the whole neighborhood rather than Ascot Lane in particular. Ascot Lane is one street in the neighborhood of Thornwood in South Elgin. There are about 1200 homes in this community which was built in about 2000 and is located about 35 miles west of Chicago. The community consists mostly of semi-custom 4 BR homes about 2500-3200 SF. There is a clubhouse with 2 pools, a fitness center, tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts. In addition to parks, ponds, walking trails there are acres of preserve adjacent to this neighborhood. There are frequent social activities going on and this makes for a wonderful opportunity for kids of transferees to make friends in the neighborhood quickly.
Pros
  • Lots of fun amenities for a reasonable association fee.
  • Convenient location is a reasonable commute to Chicago.
  • Award winning schools ( Blue Ribbon)
Cons
  • .25 ac to .30 acre lot sizes
  • High property taxes...which are typical for Illinois ; )

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