The Windings of Ferson Creek

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The Community

Country Living ..... Suburban Convenience
Located west of historic St. Charles , in the scenic Fox River Valley area, The Windings of Ferson Creek is an established, planned community on 323 heavily wooded, gently rolling landscaped acres, which have been professionally nurtured to complement year-round indoor-outdoor living. Over 53 acres of park and greenways assure a permanent natural open setting. Amidst this inviting environment there are over 330 custom homes on half to full acre sites, 14 manor homes, and 32 villas. The community features a dedicated central water and sewer system and public streets maintained by the local township. Water hydrants located throughout the community insure low fire protection rates. The Windings of Ferson Creek with its many amenities, offers a unique combination of suburban convince and country living.

Amenities for Family Fun
A private social /recreational center includes a clubhouse, swimming pool with sun deck, tennis courts, and a park with a children’s playground, picnic facilities, sledding hills, and a fishing pond. These private amenities provide year round leisure and sports activities for all community residents. The peaceful uncrowded environment delights young and old. Scheduled social activities assist and promote a friendly neighborly atmosphere for the whole family.

Greenways and Trails
At The Windings of Ferson Creek, 53 acres are devoted to an innovative greenway system utilizing broad bands of mature trees and plants. well cared trails and park like spaces, provide residents an opportunity to experience the outdoors year around. The Windings trails wind through the community rather than around it, thereby becoming an integral part of the neighborhood. Additionally, the community grounds provide direct access to the adjacent Great Western Trail.

Wildlife
The unique combination of greenways and heavily wooded common areas within the community link with a permanent buffer of natural areas bordering the great Western Trail. This natural habitat, along with the farm lands also bordering the community, supports an abundance of  wildlife. Residents are afforded the pleasure of viewing a wide variety of native wildlife in a natural setting. Deer, rabbits, squirrels, raccoon, fox and other mammals as well as geese, ducks and numerous species of birds are sighted year around.

History
The Windings of Ferson Creek was developed as a planned unit community by the Branigar Organization. The initial phase of the development began in the late Sixties and home building continued through the Nineties. The layout of the development was heavily influenced by the natural terrain. The community was named for the “winding” layout of streets designed to afford maximum privacy. It’s main thoroughfare “Jens Jenson” is named after a noted landscape designer. Jenson’s famous work for the Ford Motor Co. and the Ford families private estates served as a model for The Windings. On these properties, Jenson emphasized creative landscape designs that reflect the unique natural characteristics of the region and provide retreat for the families that used them.  The designs take advantage of naturally occurring features and mirror the range of natural habitats found in the area. Jenson carefully tailored his designs to preserve the rich mosaic of existing woodland, savanna, conifer, swamp, and open farmland, while providing a private rustic retreat for the family. Although he didn’t design The Windings subdivision, he certainly influenced its layout.   For additional info. on Jenson’s work see www.michiganalsa/jensjenson.htm  .

Community Values
The Windings of Ferson Creek functions as a model community. More than just another subdivision jotting the rural landscape on the county map, “community” best describes the lifestyle the residents have created for themselves. A community were democracy is alive and well, and were living in affordable affluence is the norm. It is active socially and boasts a strong Homeowners Association which sponsors many community events and has been effective in meeting the needs of the residents. All homeowners are members and they form a diverse base of dynamic groups and volunteers whom have organized the many clubs and activities within the community. The Windings of Ferson Creek offers residents a wide variety of opportunities for group or community activities and services.

Sound Investment
Home ownership in The Windings of Ferson Creek is a sound investment financially as well as in the quality of living. The Windings offers a stable environment with safeguards to protect your home investment. Covenants, restrictions, and architectural guidelines are in place to control the development, alteration, maintenance, and usage of property within the community. These regulations, and the pride of home ownership evident though-out The Windings, preserve the its unique character. The facilities and grounds are well maintained and the Homeowners Association is financially sound. With a computerized annual operating budget and a strong capital reserve of invested funds, the association is the definition of fiscal responsibility. There are 280 lot/homeowners in the association whom each pay a modest $300 annual dues. The nine member board of directors runs the association and oversees the expenditure of funds. Sound management of the outstanding community owned amenities insures that property values will remain strong in The Windings of Ferson Creek.
 

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