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.
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
At On Top of the World Communities, active adults will find all they dream about and so much more. Located in beautiful Ocala Florida, On Top of the World residents can enjoy any schedule that suits their tastes – from activity packed to unhurried.
Leisure amenities include 54 holes of golf on three courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a 14-acre R/C flying field, bocce, racquetball and basketball courts, fitness center, health club and spa, restaurants, cultural venues, and much more.
Residents can also participate in over 200 clubs, leagues, hobbies, and lifelong learning opportunities.
New homes are of quality construction, often exceeding ENERGY STAR criteria while offering comfort, convenience, and a wide variety of design elements.
There are 17 floor plans available with prices ranging to suit every budget starting in the mid-$100s to the mid-$300s.
Trilogy at Ocala Preserve is an all-ages resort community that also offers select 55+ neighborhoods. This naturally beautiful master planned community boasts a stunning 623 acres set amidst gently rolling hills in the heart of Florida’s pristine horse country. Southern charm, tradition and heritage defines the famed Ocala area, rich in culture, nature and history with an ideal warm and sunny climate, perfect for year-round activities.
Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve will combine thoughtfully designed floor plans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations and architectural inspiration in all of our homes. This exclusive community will feature a 5-star resort and golf amenities that are being designed to exceed your expectations. With so many ways to relax, be pampered or get active, owners here will be able to enjoy a club designed to be the social hub of the community, offering world-class resort amenities.
Stunning architecture will define the club, which will feature a state of the art fitness center, terrific dining, special interest clubs, enriching classes, exciting travel opportunities, tennis, golf and much, much more. Everything at this Trilogy will have one purpose in mind…. to ensure our home owners get the most out of The Good Life at Trilogy.
Nestled in the scenic beauty of historic DeLand, Florida, Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is the premier active adult community to call home. Set within the master-planned community of Victoria Park, Cresswind at Victoria Gardens couples a social and healthy lifestyle with the luxurious features of resort-style living from the low $200s.
With an incredible location this community is situated just 30 minutes to Orlando and 20 minutes to the beautiful pristine beaches New Smyrna and Daytona. Located just minutes from the Historic Downtown of DeLand, you will discover fine dining, shopping, entertainment as well as lifelong learning opportunities at Stetson University.
Residents enjoy resort-style amenities and an active social calendar, which includes a full-time activities director and dozens of social groups and clubs ensuring there is plenty to do. Spend an afternoon wandering the nature trails sprinkled throughout the community, or relax at the resort-style pool. Take on a game of tennis on one of the four Har-Tru tennis courts or get in a nice workout in the fully equipped fitness center. Once the sun sets you can challenge a neighbor to a game of pool in the billiards room and then go double or nothing on a game of cards in the card room or just relax with good company in the lounge.
Homeowners also have direct access to the acclaimed Victoria Hills Golf Club, featuring a semi-private, 18-hole Ron Garl designed golf course surrounded by a stunning canopy of oaks and Augusta pines making this golf course as beautiful as it is challenging. Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is also close to premier shopping at the Victoria Park Village Center and medical services at Victoria Medical Park.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens offers the choice of customizable two and three bedroom, single-story home designs ranging from 1,516 to 2,024 square feet of air-conditioned living space, with deluxe kitchens and bathrooms, two-car garages and professional landscaping. This amazing community also has quick delivery homes available right now for you to call home.
At Grande Oaks you can have it all, a perfect combination of location and lifestyle. This gated townhome community features a desirable address located next door to Colonial Town Park, full clubhouse complete with pool and fitness center, low maintenance living, and move-in ready townhomes from the upper $200s, the ideal place to call home.
Grande Oaks located in Lake Mary, Florida boasts a prime location providing endless shopping, dining and entertainment options at Colonial Town Park, and it’s just walking distance away, so your new incredible lifestyle is right at your fingertips. Plus you’ll enjoy easy access to I-4 and SR-417. Close to Orlando, you are just a short drive to all of the premier attractions including, Sea World, Disney and Universal Studios.
Within the gates, residents enjoy quiet streets, pocket parks and paved trails great for a nice bike or jog to enjoy the beautiful sunny Florida weather. Lifestyle amenities include a lakefront clubhouse, the social centerpiece of the community, with a fitness room, big screen TV and pool and spa. There are also nearby parks and trails making it easy and convenient to live an active, social lifestyle.
Come tour the five decorated models today. Grande Oaks offers 5 unique floorplans with 2 and 3 story options, 2-3 bedrooms, ranging from 2,547 to over 2,900 total square feet and all feature a 2-car garage.
Solivita is a national award-winning retirement community in Central Florida’s attraction zone, offering great natural beauty, vast recreational amenities and enough to do to keep any active adult as busy as you care to be. No matter where you live within this lush gated 55-plus community in Kissimmee, you can easily walk, bike or drive your golf cart to indoor and outdoor dining venues, state-of-the-art spa and fitness complexes, pickleball or tennis courts, and other facilities for sports and games. You can also meet up with newfound friends, share the fun in social clubs, and enjoy lifelong learning classes and countless other amenities—inviting you to do it all, or nothing at all.
With two stunning championship golf courses, intimate neighborhood centers, softball field, miles of green space for walking, cycling and meandering, and too many classes and clubs to count, you will have many ways to enjoy the Solivita life. Residents have access to a full-time on-site Activities Director and Lifestyle Team dedicated to creating a diverse, packed schedule of events, as well as assisting the 200+ Social Clubs created by Solivita residents. Your most difficult decision each day will be deciding how busy you’d like to be.
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!”
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.
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.
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.