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Working From Home: Making the Switch

Since March, many people have been working from home and realizing that the transition works for them. Similarly, businesses and companies have concluded that remote work can be effective.

One of the many perks of working remotely is the commute from your home to the office no longer has to be a deciding factor on where you choose to live. Gerstad Builders is an ideal location for people who enjoy diversity in their surroundings. The best part? Now is the right time to buy.

2020 has been a year of adjustments and growing pains for the world, so now is the time to make the changes you’ve been looking to make regarding your home and environment.

Outdoor activities

There are a variety of lakes to choose from in the area, for instance, Fox River, McHenry Dam State Park, Lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Rock Cut State Park, Three Oaks Recreational area including a cable park, Griswold Lake, Pistakee Lake, and more. The options for fun in the sun are endless as the lakes allow fishing, boating, tubing, and hiking. Let’s not forget the amazing Prairie Trail which is a 26 mile bike trail that goes from Illinois to Wisconsin. Prefer to walk? Make the drive up to Lake Geneva, pack a lunch and explore the sights along the 22 mile walking path that goes around Lake Geneva.

Nearby farmer’s markets means you’re close to the countryside for some fresh produce. Local street festivals and events for holidays ensure that residents of a Gerstad community are never floundering to find an activity for everyone in the family to enjoy.  Keep in mind that the fun doesn’t end in the summer! There are activities for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, areas to ski, sled, and snowboard, and even a Winterfest! 

Proximity To Major Cities 

Depending on which area you choose to live, for example, the communities are close to many big cities. You will have close and convenient access to downtown Chicago, IL; Waukegan, IL; Rockford, IL; Milwaukee, WI and Lake Geneva, WI. You can make it to and from big cities by plane, train, or automobile since the communities are near many options for public transportation. 


We understand the importance of fun and being near entertainment, but equally important is the safety and education of our residents. Our homes are all located in safe neighborhoods with excellent schooling systems. Homes in Liberty Trails are walking distance from many schools!

If more space is one option that you require, we have a few house plans that can accommodate. For example; the Jackson, Lincoln and Palmer all have added storage space in the garage. However, if that is still not enough space, check out our monster size garage. This package will expand your garage 2 feet wider and 2 feet deeper. Plus, increasing your garage door size. Perfect for homeowners with certain features on their vehicle that require more space.

Remember, living in a Gerstad community plus the bonus of working from home, you get a suburban atmosphere in addition to convenient access to lakes, the countryside, and major cities within Illinois and Wisconsin. Plus many other great amenities.

With many home models available we have options that appeal to all types of homebuyers such as; first time buyers or homeowners looking to purchase a second or third home. Schedule an appointment with one of our expert sales teams to get the process started.

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