Central Florida is best known as a tourist destination because most of the theme parks in the state are located in central Florida. There are a lot of retirement communities to choose from. Central Florida is great area to settle into an active retirement community, especially if you have grandkids who will be visiting. Some prominent central Florida cities include Orlando, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Ocala, Gainesville, and Lakeland.
Combining Southern hospitality with small town charm, Lakes of Mt. Dora, Pringle’s flagship Florida retirement community was developed with a special vision in mind – to create a unique place where people can live in a central Florida waterfront home with classic Florida architecture near one of the most impressive small towns in the country. Most custom home sites are waterfront or water view, and available to suit a wide variety of home designs. The nearby town of Mount Dora is nationally known for its charming waterfront ambience and gracious lifestyle including dozens of specialty retailers, year-round festivals and events, and historic architecture.
This premier community is planned for 950 single-family homes in four phases. Uniquely, it has been designed to provide waterfront access or water views to over 75% of the residents. The Lakes of Mount Dora is fully gated, and features Florida ecologically friendly landscaping- another Pringle exclusive.
Located in central Florida (near the The Villages), Lake Weir Living residents enjoy Casitas to Estate Homes in an active adult HOA-Free community from the mid $100s to the $500s.
Custom floorplans allow homeowners the freedom to design a home to their lifestyle, from an RV garage to an oversized garage with a car lift for a classic car collector, to large homesites that allow a fenced yard, spacious lanai, and a private pool.
The Villages’ 8-mile distance offers the convenience of major shopping, entertainment, restaurants, health clubs, golf courses, learning centers; and a variety of medical centers.
You truly have the best of both worlds, from a small town setting to an exciting lifestyle experience.
Anchored by its 57,000 square foot clubhouse, Trilogy Orlando in Clermont is a beautiful resort active lifestyle community situated in the heart of central Florida only 45 minutes from the Orlando airport. The focus of this community, planned for 999 units, is on providing residents an active lifestyle that connects freedom, wellness, exploration and outdoor enjoyment.
Boomers are taking advantage of Trilogy’s “SheaXero” – the no electric bill home. It is presently standard and included in your purchase price. SheaXero is Trilogy’s state of the art energy package that at no extra cost combines a solar powered system with many energy efficient features to eliminate your electric bill.
The elegant single family homes at Trilogy Orlando range in size from 1429 sf to 2710 sf and are priced from the mid $100’s. There are ten different floor plans and five model homes in their new model gallery.
Located just outside of Clermont, FL; the local area provides many opportunities for shopping, dining, golf, fishing – and it’s only 30 minutes from Disney and 30 minutes from downtown Orlando, and 1.5 hours to either the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Trilogy is also located right next door to Lakeridge Winery- the largest winery in Florida.
You can take a test drive of your new life at Trilogy Orlando. For just $69.00 per night, the Trilogy Test Drive includes:
• Two nights and three days accomodations in a beautiful Trilogy home.
• Choice of hosted breakfast, lunch or dinner with a Trilogy member (homeowner)
• Lakeridge Winery Tour
The Plantation at Leesburg (PAL) is a beautiful 55+ award-winning community of homes and villas that is complete with a lifestyle that is as active as you want to be. Located in Leesburg, just minutes north of Greater Orlando among the rolling hills of Central Florida.
The development began in 1986 by Lakewood Development, and was completed in 2006. There are 2823 homes, with something for everyone. Home sizes range from 850 to 3000+ sq ft, and are priced from $50k’s to $300k+. HOA fees are currently $85 per month with $1.7 million+ in reserves.
Here you’ll discover beautiful championship golf courses, clubhouses with large heated pools, tennis, pickle ball, private fishing lakes and a state-of-the-art fitness centers. The Plantation at Leesburg offers so many activities that it requires several activities directors to manage them all.
Other Central Florida Retirement Communities:
Heritage Hills is a gated central florida retirement community located in Clermont, being built by Lennar Homes. While Lennar builds several all ages communities, they are building several active adult and age restricted communities as well.
Lake Ashton – “Set on over 1200 acres of choice virgin Central Florida ranch land fronting the serene waters of Lake Ashton, this community is simply the best retirement community in Florida! A gated, active adult community, Lake Ashton’s amenities include a 26,000-sq.ft. clubhouse, 30,000-sq.ft. health and fitness center, indoor pool and outdoor pool, two 18-hole private golf courses, lighted tennis courts, boat ramp/dock, movie theater, bowling alley and much, much more!”
Lake Weir Living – Lake Weir Living is a central Florida community located near the popular central Florida retirement community of The Villages. While not a retirement community itself, Lake Weir Living could still meet the needs and requirements of retirees looking for a great central Florida community.
Oak Run is one of several central Florida retirement communities located in the Ocala area. And for good reason, as Ocala is a very tranquil, relaxing, and picturesque place to live.
On Top of the World Community – On Top of the World Communities brings every homeowner Excellence Above All…conveniently located in Central Florida in Ocala near Tampa and Orlando. On Top of the World Communities offers 17 beautifully furnished models and expert design consultants at the Design Studio to help you personalize your home to your sense of style and budget. Homes exceed Energy Star standards, meaning approximately a 23% savings on energy costs to you!
Reunion Resort – Reunion is a popular resort community in Orlando. Encompassing over 2,000 acres within a gated community setting, Reunion Resort and Club has everything a baby boomer could want in a resort community. Reunion has 36 holes of championship golf with more on the way, a unique pool pavilion with a water park and kids’ area, a multimillion dollar clubhouse with fine dining, a fitness center, tennis center, spa, stables with horseback riding, and more. For boomers who like knowing their fridge will be stocked with your favorite items upon arrival, concierge service is available.
Solivita is a gated, 55-plus central Florida retirement community located just 20 miles south of Walt Disney World in Poinciana, FL. Developed by Avatar Homes, there are currently 17 furnished model homes to see there and 23 floor plans to choose from.
Spruce Creek by Del Webb is a gated, 55-plus Central Florida retirement community located just 10 miles north of The Villages in the town of Summerfield. The community that eventually has become Spruce Creek actually started in the late ’70’s/early 80’s and changed hands many times before Del Webb purchased the community in 1998.
Stone Creek – Stone Creek is a 55+ central Florida retirement community located in Ocala, FL. Built and developed by Del Webb, Stone Creek is located about 90 minutes from Orlando and about an hour from Daytona Beach.
Summer Glen – SummerGlen is a gated 55+ central Florida retirement community in Ocala, FL, just a short drive from Orlando as well as the beaches of Florida’s east coast. The community has been awarded a place in the Top 100 Master-Planned Communities by Where to Retire Magazine for several years running.
The Villages, Florida – Florida’s most popular and fastest growing retirement community. People from all over the United States flock to The Villages, about an hour from Orlando. When you check out The Villages you will be amazed at the number of golf courses and amenities are available to residents in this 55+ community.
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Other Central Florida Area Links and Resources:
Orlando Sentinel – This is the major metro newspaper for the greater central Florida area.
WESH 2 News – This is the local NBC affiliate and a great resource for news int he central Florida area.
Central Florida Travel Guide – The Orlando and greater central Florida area’s are popular travel and tourist destinations.