Amidst all the Del Webb's, Latitude Margaritaville's, and The Villages of the world…well-known communities you've likely heard about with thousands of homes and multiple exciting amenities…there exists a small subset of communities being developed that are on a far less grand scale, but for the right person, might contain massive appeal.
One such community I discovered recently is Matanzas Lakes, an age restricted community in Palm Coast with just over 100 homes.
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Matanzas Lakes is located on Florida's east coast in Palm Coast, which is about 30 minutes north of Daytona Beach.
The community is slated to have only 107 homes. The community features two lakes, a zero-entry community pool/amenities center, gated entrances, and low-maintenance living for those at least 55 years of age.
Make no mistake, the “amenity center” isn't anything more than a poolside cabana with a summer kitchen, but for a community of this size, you can't really expect much more than that.
Lawn care is included in the $160/month HOA fees and there are no CDD fees.
It looks like there are 7 different floorplans available ranging in size from 1,623 to 2,033 sq. ft. of living space, and you can visit their website to check current pricing and availability.
The builder here is SeaGate Homes which has been building homes in Northeast Florida for more than 25 years.
Again, this type of community won't be for everyone. But if something on the massive scale is simply not your taste, it might be just the kind of place you're looking for.
Another Palm Coast area community you might want to check out is called American Village.
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