LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill., Sept. 13, 2016 -- Taylor Morrison will open its gated community at Tallgrass on Saturday, Sept. 17. Free local eats, fine wine, craft beer and prize giveaways will ensue.

Situated in Lake Barrington, Tallgrass will offer luxury homes on 61 home sites starting at one-acre. Priced from the low $700,000s, Tallgrass offers six floor plans with traditional two-story designs and first-floor owner's suites with walkout basements available. Homes will stretch up to 4,500 square feet, offering up to six bedrooms, 4.5 baths and three-car garages.

"Tallgrass at Lake Barrington is a special addition to our Illinois communities because it brings back a sense of simple living," said Bob Meyn, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison's Chicago division. "Residents will feel right at home in this brand new gated community surrounded by breathtaking scenery that can truly stop you in your tracks."

The nearby open green spaces are perfect for play while quick access to Northwest Highway (SR 14) and multiple Metra train stations offer a quick commute to work.

"Homeowners can either spend the day strolling through charming downtown Barrington and enjoy fine dining and shopping, or round up family and friends for a fun bike ride along one of more than half a dozen preserves nearby," Meyn said.

The Barrington School District 220 will serve the community, allowing students to attend schools consistently ranked in the state's top 5% of academically excelling schools, including North Barrington Elementary School, Barrington Prairie Middle School and Barrington High School.