In today's article, we are taking a closer look at Twin Lakes and The Lakes at Harmony, two Orlando area 55+ communities.
How are they similar?
How are they different?
Which one is better?
Let's jump right into comparing these two great communities on the basis of their respective locations, the features of the communities themselves, and of course the homes!
Twin Lakes and The Lakes at Harmony are both located in St. Cloud, Florida.
St. Cloud is located along the southern banks of East Lake Tohopekaliga near Kissimmee and just south of Orlando.
Here's a map:
After seeing how many lakes are nearby, you can understand why both communities incorporate the word “Lakes” into their names.
St. Cloud is a quiet city that was originally known as a retirement destination for Civil War veterans.
In addition to having a rich history, the area also offers a type of small-town living that is getting harder and harder to find here in Florida.
Combining that small-town atmosphere with access to all of the amazing amenities located just to the north in Orlando makes St. Cloud a perfect mixture of old and new Florida living.
Obviously, since both Twin Lakes and the Lakes at Harmony are located in the same city, we can't really say one location is better than the other.
Both communities are great in that regard!
Here's the section where we can really get into spotting some slight differences between these two communities.
Twin Lakes is a stand-alone community, meaning, it is not part of a larger master-planned community.
Just some of the great features here include:
- Pool & Cabana with Grill
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center and Putting Green
- Gathering Lounge, Activity Room, and more
- Tennis and Pickleball Courts
- Bocce and Basketball Courts
- Boat Dock, Kayaking, Canoeing
- Green Space, Dog Parks, and Walking Trails
- Resort-style Pool and Patio Bar
The Lakes at Harmony on the other hand is part of a bigger master-planned community, and one of a handful of neighborhoods that make up the broader community called Harmony.
Harmony encompasses 11,000 acres, of which 70% will remain lakes, conservation areas, and green space.
The community was carefully planned so residents can walk, jog or ride a bike to the beautiful lakes, the championship golf course, the schools, parks, and Town Square Marketplace.
Though The Lakes at Harmony residents share amenities such as the championship golf course, parks, and Town Square with residents of the other neighborhoods within Harmony, there is also a dedicated Recreation and Fitness Center with a tennis court, pickleball courts, pool, and more just for The Lakes at Harmony residents.
The homes at both Twin Lakes and The Lakes at Harmony are built by Jones Homes USA, who have been building homes and communities since 1959.
They are dedicated to creating outstanding communities and offering homes with innovative designs, exceptional luxury appointments, and the latest energy features and home technology.
At Twin Lakes, there are 15 floorplans to choose from ranging in size from 1,270 sq. ft. of living space in the smallest home available up to more than 3,800 sq. ft. of living space for the biggest floorplan available.
The Lakes at Harmony offers 10 floorplans to choose from ranging in size from 1,317 sq. ft. of living space on the lowest end to 2,975 sq. ft. of living space on the high end.
In my opinion, if you're considering either Twin Lakes or The Lakes at Harmony, you'd be doing yourself a big disservice by looking at just one and not the other.
Especially considering how close together they are not just in geographical proximity, but in the amenities and home plans, each community offers.
Start by requesting more information about one, and check out the other when you're in the area:
Twin Lakes is an Active Adult Lifestyle community located in St. Cloud on the tranquil shores of Live Oak Lake. With an incredible community clubhouse, lakefront resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, multiple heated swimming pools, tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts, putting green, community boat and dock, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and a full-time activities director, residents can experience adult luxury living the way it's meant to be!
You’ll enjoy boating, kayaking and amenities usually reserved for fine resorts in this beautiful, gated community. Jones Homes USA offers a variety of innovative home designs and floor plans with an unheard of combination of luxury features and unique amenities.
The Lakes at Harmony is a 55 and Better community from Jones Homes USA. Residents enjoy beautiful homes with the latest designs, technology, and included luxury features that can only be found at Jones Homes USA. Experience active living at its best, with Harmony’s signature golf course, Town Center, community events, walking trails, and more.
Harmony is more than a community, it’s a way of life; where the peace and tranquility of small-town living is surrounded by pristine lakes, abundant natural areas, popular Town Square and exclusive amenities, all close to the excitement and activities of nearby Orlando.
In addition to Harmony's outstanding amenities and convenient location, all homes by Jones Homes USA are built for the way you live today, with oversized kitchens, open living spaces and incredible included luxury features. With its perfect blend of small-town living, outstanding amenities, convenient location and, of course, extraordinary homes from Jones Homes USA, everyone wants to live in Harmony.