wildwood of marengo

Wildwood thrives on the edges of the quaint city of Marengo, IL. Located 60 miles northwest of Chicago, you will find peace and serenity among the prairie and woodlands of the region. Although you may have the feeling of living in the country, you are only just a 10 minute drive to Interstate 90; linking yourself back to the urban world.

Wildwood was designed to be a sustainable lifestyle community allowing for a pastoral lifestyle, but with modern technological conveniences. Our prairie style community will partner with local growers and farmers to provide our residents with farm-fresh, organic food. Our common area grounds are designed to enhance a healthy outdoor living space for the community and engage our residents to interact with one another. Whether you stroll/jog along the hiking paths, wade in the swimming ponds, or cultivate in the community gardens, you will find a variety of activities designed for all ages and abilities.

Imagine the possibilities. Our list of amenities is just the beginning of simple ideas to grow a community.

our amenities

From an array of integrated activity trails designed for family fitness to an interactive community garden, Wildwood has a variety of opportunities to engage your family in
an active outdoor lifestyle.

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Our environment
our environment

The country life! Enjoy all of the benefits of living in a rural community, but with the modern conveniences and state
of the art technology designed to
enhance your urban lifestyle.

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Our testimonials
our testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Go straight to the source, our customers and current homeowners, to hear what they have to say about working with us.

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our amenities

  • Farmers Market Pavilion 
  • Ice Skating Pond  With Lighting 
  • Fat Tire Winter Biking Trail 
  • Hiking Trails / Nature Walk 
  • Landscapes restarted to pre settlement ecologically rich native species  
  • Fishing
  • Bird and Nature watching
  • Foraging  
  • Swimming Pond  
  • Playground 
  • Onsite Composting  
  • Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins , health centric family food & activities 
  • Electric car fast charging station – near 90 with new ramp (fee based)  

our environment

Our community is designed to create an atmosphere that appeals to all ages and abilities.  All season activities provide opportunities to move from a sedentary to an interactive lifestyle – relating with your peers and neighbors.

To be green isn’t just for frogs! You are committing to a new standard for sustainable living – thinking about future and setting an example for generations to come. Our traditional style homes have been designed with high efficiency amenities to create not only cost savings, but an eco-friendly relationship within our community, as well as a healthy environment for you and your family.

Environmental stewardship is part of our responsibility of managing our natural resources and wildlife habitats. Wildwood of Marengo is a community of those who share those philosophies.

Won’t you won’t find here…..

  • High traffic areas
  • City noise and congestion
  • Finely manicured lawns with non-native landscaping
  • Obstructive parking of recreational/utility vehicles
  • Erratic scheduling of grounds maintenance throughout the community
  • Use of caustic chemicals, emissions, and environmentally unfriendly practices

What you will find…..

  • New innovative ways of energy conservation and savings using solar panels by Sonnen.
  • A community of healthy living and a healthy lifestyle
  • A residential environment integrated with nature and conservation as its theme
  • Peace – tranquility – relaxation
  • Shared sense of community
  • Unrivaled natural front living
  • Wide open spaces with room to roam

our testimonials

“For many, a self-sufficient home that provides energy independence and wellness for their family is a dream…  Wildwood is the type of progressive development that can make that family dream a reality today.“

– Jason LaFleur, Founder, Eco Achievers

“We decided to partner with the healthy home building and design team at Wildwood, to incorporate Sonnen’s state-of the-art energy storage and management system with this Passive House certified community, “The Wildwood of Marengo”. 
Our experience working with Wildwood’s building and design team has been nothing short of extraordinary. They truly understand the value of incorporating intelligent clean energy storage as a standard throughout the community. This creates a healthier environment for the occupants by elevating comfort, quality and performance while providing resiliency and energy independence.

– Adam Weinstein, Sonnen