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Mokena has a variety of different housing options, and has steadily been adding more residences to its real estate market as well. Even with all the growth, with approximately 5,400 households, the village still retains a more personable feel than many of the larger, more crowded neighborhoods in Illinois.

The expansion in new housing options includes a variety of homes in several developments around town, such as Old Mill Pond, Wexford Park and Foxborough Estates, to name a few. Mokena has been, and continues to be, a place where people choose to settle and call home.

All this growth requires careful planning, and the Village of Mokena’s Community Development Department works hand-in-hand with area builders and developers on the new construction projects going on in the area. Mill Creek Development is at the helm of a luxury townhome project in Mokena called Old Mill Pond, which offers sparkling water views from its two-to-four bedroom units. Two-car garages, central air and ceramic tile are some standard features that grace the plans for these high-end properties.

Mike Ford is the director of Land Development for Mill Creek and he says, “The Village of Mokena has been very nice to work with.” The company will continue to be a presence in the area as they offer yet another housing development with single-family homes in their next project: Bridges of Mokena.

Wexford Park is another stylish development—located in the downtown section of the village. This housing area is situated at the end of First Street, west of Wolf Road, and is just south of Mokena Elementary School. The development boasts attached single-family homes with about 2,400 square feet of space, and features such as granite counters and hardwood floors are included. These units are also convenient to shopping and the train station since they are located in the heart of downtown Mokena.

Brian Rigsby is the president of Rigsby Development, the company that is behind Wexford Park, and he has worked in the community for quite some time. “I have had the pleasure of building in Mokena for almost 20 years,” he says. Rigsby is invested in the area’s viability, and says, “One of our goals as a company is to be an innovator in the redevelopment of downtown Mokena. Our town and the community have so much to offer.”°©

Another new housing development, Foxborough Estates, is a large master-planned community with four different sections: The Meadows, The Lakes, The Preserves and The Den, each offering its own distinct atmosphere and style. The entire build area is surrounded by 80 acres of open space, helping to ensure it maintains a very unique feel.

Bill Savarino is the president of Savarino Builders, a company that has worked in The Lakes area of Foxborough Estates. He says, “The location has been the biggest thing attracting people to the area. Mokena still has that small-town feel, but is very accessible, and the mayor has done a great job managing the village’s growth.” Savarino says that the higher-end home market is very strong, and that the popular trend in that price range still leans toward open floor plans and well-designed, fancy kitchens.

Despite Mokena being a smaller town, it continues to offer potential buyers new housing options alongside the older homes in the village’s real estate market. Indeed, it may well be that “small-town charm” that people love about the area. With plenty of options to choose from, Mokena’s housing market is bringing new residents to the area—and from the looks of things—will continue to attract buyers for some time to come.

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