City Feature: McHenry, Illinois

Considering a move to McHenry? Look no further! Gerstad Builders is proud to be part of this thriving community and for good reason. The growing city offers a dynamic blend of small-town charm and big-city excitement, with a diverse lineup of McHenry events and local spots that keep residents’ calendars full all season long.

McHenry, Illinois, offers something for everyone, from a brand-new riverwalk to exciting festivals and a vibrant entertainment scene.

The McHenry Riverwalk

McHenry recently unveiled its newest gem: The McHenry Riverwalk. This stunning addition to the downtown area provides a scenic pathway along the Fox River, perfect for strolls or enjoying a picnic lunch. Nestled along the riverbank, various local businesses add unique flavor to the area.

photo of baked goods in a paper artisan bag to showcase businesses on McHenry river walk
  • The Pieceful Project: Discover a haven for puzzles, games and LEGO sets to build your brainpower and kickstart your imagination.
  • The Bumble Bread Company: Unlock the taste of pure indulgence with their fresh-baked bread and delectable treats.
  • Kest Jewelry: Elevate personal style with handcrafted pieces, transforming everyday moments into extraordinary ones.
  • AteaCo: Combining passion with expertise, this hotspot offers unforgettable coffee and tea experiences driven by a leadership team that sets the standard for excellence in the industry.
  • Preserved Peculiarities: Uncover a unique shopping experience for those with a taste for the curious, featuring ethically sourced taxidermy and other unusual finds.
  • Bright Nest: Fill your home with sunshine and personality by exploring a curated collection of handcrafted décor and unique gifts.
  • Vintage Mercantile: Shop for unique gifts from small artisans nationwide, from Montana candles to California pet bandanas.
  • Marvin’s Toy Store: Explore a world of wonder with engaging, eco-friendly toys chosen to spark creativity and imagination in children of all ages.
  • Edge Designs: Infuse your home with style and personality! Browse specially selected furniture and creative décor for indoor and outdoor living spaces.
  • Patina Wine Shop: Unwind and enjoy a curated selection of fine wines and craft beers, catering to every palate.

A Year-Round Illinois Celebration

McHenry Fiesta Days ferris wheel

McHenry comes alive with a variety of events throughout the year. Here are just a few highlights to add to your calendar:

  • McHenry Fiesta Days: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this annual festival, featuring live music, delicious food vendors and a carnival midway. Mark your calendars for July 11 to 21!
  • Bands, Brews & Barbecue: At this summertime favorite, savor mouthwatering barbecue dishes, sample local craft beers and enjoy live music. The celebration is held from August 16 to 18.
  • The Vixen: Catch a live performance by a national touring act or a local up-and-comer at this intimate music venue.

Community Entertainment Staples

photo of a drivein theatre
  • Stade’s Farm & Market: Stock up on fresh produce, homemade baked goods and unique gifts year-round at this family-owned market.
  • Golden Age Cinemas: Relive the magic of classic films in a nostalgic outdoor setting at this historic movie theater.
  • Moraine Hills State Park & McHenry Dam State Park: Escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in nature at these stunning parks. Explore scenic hiking and biking trails, cast a line for some fish or relax while taking in the breathtaking views.

Live Where You Love at Liberty Trails

illustrative rendering of a home exterior at Liberty Trails in McHenry

If you want to call McHenry home, Gerstad Builders proudly offers new construction opportunities at Liberty Trails. This charming community features spacious single-family homes with two to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms ranging from 1,567 to 3,177 square feet of flexible living space.

Ready to Build Your Dream Home in McHenry, IL?

Visit the Liberty Trails community page to browse available floor plans. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing, fill out the contact form on our website or call us at 815-385-4495.

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