Utility and School Directory
Cable – Comcast: www.comcast.com (866) 594-1234
– ATT U-Verse: www.att.com/u-verse (800) 288-2020
Gas – Nicor: www.nicorgas.com (888) 642-6748
Electric – ComEd: www.ComEd.com (800) 334-7661
Phone – AT&T: www.att.com (800) 244-4444
Burlington School District:
Central Community Unit School District #301: www.burlington.k12.il.us
Central High School: www.burlington.k12.il.us/hs (847) 464-6030
Central Middle School: www.burlington.k12.il.us/cms (847) 464-6000
Lily Lake Elementary School: www.burlington.k12.il.us/ll (847) 464-6011
Town & Country Library www.elburn.lib.il.us – (630) 365-2244
Police & Fire Department:
Elburn & Countryside Fire Dept.: www.ecfpd.com (630) 365-6855
Campton Township Highway Dept.: www.camptontownship.com (630) 365-9300
Kane County Sheriff www.kanesheriff.com (630)232-6840
What is our Windings history?
The oldest structure in our community (hidden at the south end of Arboretum Drive) was originally the country estate of an executive of Inland Steel Corp. Built in the 1920s-30s as a hunting lodge and posh guest house away from the city, its surrounding land was essentially undisturbed for half a century. During that same (1920s) building boom, Chicago’s Branigar brothers expanded the Chicago-born practice of private land development into many new communities surrounding the city.
When their real estate empire revived in the post-WWII boom years, plans and land parcels began to be assembled for The Windings to be privately developed as a planned-unit community. The Branigar Organization had by then become a subsidiary of Union Camp. Initial construction phases began in the late 1960s with the water & road infrastructure, clubhouse, and pool. In 1973 & 1974, 32 townhouse Villas were added. Custom home building has continued since.
The Windings of Ferson Creek are laid out to exploit the gentle contours of wooded hillside terrain, the name “Windings” refers to both the community’s street plan and the meandering course of Ferson Creek through our common grounds.
By interlocking twisting streets and generous common greenways, this design achieves the right balance of privacy and community for Midwestern homeowners. The main thoroughfare “Jens Jensen Lane” was named after Chicago’s famous Danish landscape designer. Although Jensen didn’t design The Windings subdivision, his influence is evident in its landscape design, and its native plantings
A bit more about Jens Jensen?
Jens Jensen designed landscapes for the Henry Ford Motor Company and Ford family private estates. These designs served as a model for “The Windings of Ferson Creek”. Jensen 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 Ford family.
What is in the surrounding areas?
In addition to The Windings community activities and events, there are many outstanding festivals, events and attractions in the local Fox River Valley towns.