After taking a good look at The Villages you may decide that it’s not for you. That’s o.k., The Villages isn’t for everyone. But if the Central Florida area is where you want to retire there are several communities near The Villages that you might want to consider:
Located less than an hour from The Villages, a community with a similar name … The Villages of Terra Vista & Citrus Hills … is a Florida Retirement Community with single family homes and maintenance free villas that have been built with today’s demanding baby-boomer in mind. But what makes the promise of Florida Retirement in The Villages of Terra Vista & Citrus Hills truly come together for today’s new breed of active adult retiree is its extraordinary collection of world-class community country club amenities and extensive social activities.
Combining Southern hospitality with small town charm… 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.
Imagine true customization with the freedom to create a home of your dreams. Now, imagine it nestled in the setting of pristine nature that’s close to Everything! Just 8 miles from The Villages, Lake Weir Living offers big ‘toy’ lovers & outdoor enthusiasts an affordable opportunity to truly build a customized dream home! The inspiration for this unique active adult community is living life with passion. Passionate for all things that ‘move you’. The Passion for the Ride, the Journey. Whether you ride a motorcycle, cruise in a hot-rod, or travel the open road in your RV, we build your home and garage to unleash your passion. Lake Weir Living is beautifully scenic with Spanish Moss covered Oak trees and tall pines that provide pristine privacy yet a closeness to everything in The Villages. You’ll find a sense of camaraderie among neighbors who love the outdoors & their ‘big toys’ just like You!
There’s nothing cookie-cutter about us. We let YOU modify our plans, or bring your own to the drafting table. We build it, to fit all of it: 3+ car/RV Garage, Pad, hobby shop or a screened-in pool! No HOA fees or restrictions. Our home and large lot packages are priced from the $90s to $160s. We ARE building-freedom! And the question is… How free do you want to be?
Located just 30 miles from The Villages, and anchored by its 57,000 square foot clubhouse, Trilogy Orlando 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.
Set just north of Orlando, and about an hour and 20 minutes away from The Villages, Shea Homes at Victoria Gardens is nestled in the historic college town of DeLand, just minutes away from area attractions and pristine beaches. Shea is one of the largest private home builders in the country and specializes in eco-friendly active-adult communities. Within the community is a private club featuring a health and fitness center, luxurious pool, and championship tennis courts, designed to provide the kind of active lifestyle you’re sure to love.
With less than 20 Shea homes left in community, we expect to be sold out by the end of the year. That means that this is your last chance to purchase a brand new Shea home at Victoria Gardens. For those who would like to be celebrating the winter holidays under sunny Florida skies, there are a limited number of move-in-ready Designer Homes available.
Boomers love the stylish single family homes at Victoria Gardens that range in size from 1,430 sf to 3,236 sf and are priced from the mid $100’s. There are thirteen different floor plans to choose from and two furnished model homes in the model gallery.
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 The Villages) 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.
More communities coming to this page soon. If you represent a community that you’d like us to include on this page, contact us for details.