New Release in Liberty Trails

Gerstad Builders is excited to announce a new section of lots in their successful Liberty Trails neighborhood. This is the FINAL PHASE! Solidify your spot in this amazing upcoming community and find the home site of your dreams. Liberty Trails, a new home community in McHenry, is loved by residents for being friendly, well maintained, quiet and clean. The residents of Liberty Trails enjoy their pets, gardening, bbqs, live music and more. With friendly faces, two schools within walking distance, and many community events to spend time at, Liberty Trails is the perfect place to settle in and build the next chapter of your life.


McHenry is generally known as a quaint city filled with families, kids playing in backyards, and pets galore. There are a multitude of parks to enjoy throughout the community; however, within this subdivision, the main park within walking distance is Liberty Trails Park. Additionally, there is a new bike path opening up in the spring giving people another enjoyable option for any day of the week. Other parks around the area feature amenities like fishing spots, hiking paths and not to mention playground areas with jungle gyms and swings. This area is very likeable to new families and even scores them with a total Livability score of 75! Crime in this area is very low, rated as an A on this same website and cost of living is 3% lower than the Illinois average!


When deciding whether or not to move into a new neighborhood, many families will research the quality of education in the area. Liberty Trails has a four-part public schooling system starting with Hilltop Elementary (K-3), Chauncey H Duker (Grades 4-5), McHenry Middle School (Grades 6-8), and finally finishing up with McHenry East High School (Grades 9-12). According to, all four of these schools are rated highly by parents, with Chauncey earning a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. Parents are able to go online and rate the schools on this website with their honest opinions with most of the reviews being extremely positive. The schools offer after school programs for kids to enjoy before heading back home, and the High School has some pretty amazing clubs and sports teams such as; LaCrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Theatre and the Key Club.


All of the homes in this new subdivision are single family homes starting from $279,900 – $289,900. There is even a current incentive offered by the City of McHenry that can save home buyers up to $10,000 if they are permitted by September 2019, click here to learn more. We’ve taken the liberty (yes, full pun intended) of analyzing home prices over the last couple of years and the trend is starting to move up again. As the market continues in a positive direction, this is a great time to start the buying process!

If you are interested in learning more about Gerstad Builders or our Liberty Trails Community, click here or call at (815) 385-4495. We would love to help you find the perfect home in McHenry, Illinois’ Liberty Trails.

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