Inside the sales office at Gallagher and Henry’s Radcliffe Place, Vic Plastiak hears a familiar refrain from many prospective buyers exploring the community’s single-family homes.
“Tinley Park is the place they want to be,” said Plastiak, who oversees sales at Radcliffe Place.
In fact, nearly 80 percent of recent buyers at Radcliffe Place, Plastiak reported, are current Tinley Park residents eager to buy their “move up” home in the village or hold longstanding ties to the southwest suburban village. Many others are from neighboring communities similarly sold on Tinley Park’s present and its future as well as the marketplace credibility of Gallagher and Henry.
“Tinley Park is the community they’ve come to love and a community they believe in,” Plastiak said.
With a limited amount of new single-family home construction available in Tinley Park, Gallagher and Henry’s Radcliffe Place stands in an enviable position that continues driving consistent traffic and sales. Approximately 25 home sites remain in the 367-home community.
“And we give our buyers a lot of bang for their buck,” Plastiak said. “Our standard lot is 85 feet wide at the building line and all homes include three-car garages, Energy Star certification, Andersen 400 Series windows, brick construction, 10-inch foundation walls and more.”
Radcliffe Place buyers can select from one of Gallagher and Henry’s five Lifestyle Series home plans. Released to fanfare in 2011, Lifestyle Series homes were built with contemporary homebuyers top of mind. The homes feature open-concept layouts and in-demand amenities such as luxury master suites and mudrooms.
“These home plans resonate so well because they reflect the needs and desires of today’s homebuyers,” Plastiak said. “When you can combine relevant home plans and the appeal of Tinley Park with the high-quality construction Gallagher and Henry has been known for providing since 1954, it creates a winning formula.”
Over the last decade, Tinley Park has routinely appeared on independent lists touting America’s best towns to live, including a chart-topping nod in Businessweek’s 2009 list of the nation’s best places to raise a family. The Businessweek honor recognized Tinley Park’s high-performing schools – Radcliffe Place residents can attend a trio of highly regarded schools in Millennium Elementary School, Prairie View Middle School and Andrew High – as well as the village’s low crime rate, job growth figures and local amenities such as parks and museums.
Earlier this year, meanwhile, the National Council for Home Safety and Security named Tinley Park one of the 100 Safest Cities in America. Tinley Park, which ranked 46th, was the top-rated south suburban community on the list that factored in FBI Crime Report statistics and other safety data.
But the village isn’t resting on its laurels.
Village leaders champion the community’s prospects, including the redevelopment of the village’s historic downtown, infrastructure and road improvement projects and a new downtown plaza that will feature some 250 activities each year.
“When it comes to a family-oriented community, Tinley Park checks all the major boxes,” Plastiak said. “The village has such a rich history to celebrate, but its future is just as bright, and that continues to draw people to Radcliffe Place.”
For additional information on Radcliffe Place or Gallagher and Henry, please visit www.gallagherandhenry.com. The Radcliffe Place model home and sales office is located just west of 84th Avenue and 175th Street in Tinley Park. The office is open Thursday to Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.