Lakes of Mt. Dora Review

With its proximity to one of the most charming small towns in the state of Florida, Lakes of Mount Dora is an excellent active-adult community to consider. It’s in Lake County, which is smack-dab in the middle of central Florida, so you can get to many other parts of the state with relative ease. The community features more than 900 single-family homes, and it boasts a vast array of exceptional amenities and services. Learn more about Lakes of Mount Dora and what it has to offer below.

Basic Overview

Lakes of Mount Dora is a gated, active-adult community. One of the most unique things about it is the fact that nearly 75 percent of its homes are right on the water or boast water views. When you look at the map of the community, you’ll be impressed by what a water wonderland it is. If you like boating, fishing or just frolicking in the water, you’re going to love this community. Lakes of Mount Dora is also completely gated, and there are many different types of homes available. You can also customize the home that you choose to make it completely yours.

Top Amenities and Features

In the great tradition of thoughtfully designed Florida retirement communities, Lakes of Mount Dora excels on just about every level. A robust array of features and amenities are available, so you can pursue your hobbies, stay healthy and otherwise be active right within the community. A few of the best features and amenities include:

  • Full-Time Activities Director – To ensure that there’s always something fun to do, Lakes of Mount Dora employs a full-time activities director right on site. This professional is always coming up with new events and activities, so you don’t have to worry about being left with nothing to do.
  • Island Club – Island Club is an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, and it is the center of all of the best activities at Lakes of Mount Dora. it include a full-fledged fitness center and a 6,000-square-foot Great Hall. Whenever you’re in the mood for something to do, just mosey on over to the Island Club.
  • Fitness Center – The fitness center at the clubhouse is filled with state-of-the-art equipment. It’s also designed to compete with today’s best fitness centers and gyms. It has locker rooms for men and women, and there are on-site shower facilities as well. You’ll appreciate not having to leave the community to stay physically fit.
  • Pools – It’s easy to swim the day away at Lakes of Mount Dora. There’s a large recreational pool, and there’s also a four-lane lap pool. A spacious sun deck is the perfect place to soak up some rays, and it’s studded with top-notch lounge chairs.
  • Great Hall – The 6,000-square-foot Great Hall features a live-production stage, so you can expect to enjoy many fun events and shows there while living at Lakes of Mount Dora.
  • Billiards Room and Game Room – Whether it’s a rainy day, or if you’re just in the mood for some friendly competition, make sure to take advantage of the billiards room and game room, which are located at the clubhouse.
  • Fitness Trail – A unique fitness trail with exercise station is located near the Island Club. It’s the perfect way to get some exercise while enjoying the sublime central Florida weather.
  • Library and Reading Room – The clubhouse at Lakes of Mount Dora also features a well-stocked library and reading room.
  • Parks – Take the grandkids out for some fun by exploring the parks that are located along the water in this remarkable community.
  • The Homes of Lakes of Mount Dora

    With seven different models and several floor plans to choose from, it’s easy to zero in on the perfect home at Lakes of Mount Dora. These are resident-owned homes, so you don’t have to worry about hidden fees. Sizes range from around 1,500 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet. Pricing information is not published online. To get pricing, you have to inquire through the Lakes of Mount Dora website. The homes at Lakes of Mount Dora include all of today’s most sought-after amenities. Screened lanais, attached garages, breakfast bars, open, gourmet kitchens, lavish master suites, Roman baths and walk-in closets are all par for the course.

    Lake County

    Lakes of Mount Dora is located in Lake County, whose name reflects the fact that it’s studded with lakes. The nearby community of Mount Dora is named after Lake Dora, which has a first-class marina. The Dora Canal is excellent for boating because it connects Lake Dora with the Harris Chain of Lakes. From there, you can navigate to the St. Johns River, which flows through Jacksonville and out into the Atlantic Ocean. The Ocala National Forest features superior outdoor opportunities, and Wekiwa Springs State Park is another lovely place to spend time.

    Mount Dora

    One of the best things about living at Lakes of Mount Dora is that you’ll be right near the charming, historic town of Mount Dora. Nicknames like “The New England of the South” and “City of Parks” reflect the town’s friendliness and elegance. It is situated above Lake Dora and is surrounded by rolling hills and winding roads. Along the town’s tree-lined streets, you’ll find bed and breakfasts, top-notch restaurants, outdoor cafes, public parks and cultural attractions like the Ice House Theatre. There are plenty of prime shopping opportunities as well, and the town is famous for throwing exciting events and festivals like the Sailing Regatta, the Antique Boat Show, Taste of Mount Dora and the Christmas Walk.

    A Lovely Active-Adult Community

    At Lakes of Mount Dora, you will get the best of many wonderful worlds. You’ll be in a place that has the finest homes and amenities. You’ll be right near the charming town of Mount Dora. You’ll also be just a short distance away from Orlando and two different coasts. There’s no question about it: Lakes of Mount Dora is a wonderful place to call home.

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    1. says

      Does anyone have any recent information on Mount Dora? We were there a few years back and it was beautiful. We almost put a deposit on a house then heard about a lot of financial problems. There were quite a gew empty lots as well.

      Any information would be appreciated. The area is awesome! Thanks for your input..