Category Archives: Florida

Find Your Happy Place In Naples Florida

According to last year’s Census, the number of sun-seeking Floridians over 65 made up 19.1% of the state’s population, and the numbers continue to be on the upswing. Tax-friendly, and health-minded, Florida’s coastal lifestyle attracts droves of baby boomers from snowbirds to empty nesters with one city, in particular, coming out on top in all its white sanded glory. Rated the number one city by the Gallup Well-Being index, and featured by Forbes, and Kiplinger as one of the best destinations to retire, Naples is as close to paradise as it gets.

Located 40 miles south of Fort Myers, this gulf town is one of the few places where balmy tropical breezes, flip-flops, and beach days are enjoyed even in the dead of winter. Retirees are not only attracted to the flawless aesthetic of Naples with its palm-lined streets, upscale plazas, and colorful Neapolitan architecture, but the lifestyle itself is one that promotes healthy living, rich culture, and a positive perspective. With a laid-back vibe, and clear aquamarine waves brushing up against the white sand, it’s easy to understand why they call it the Paradise Coast.

Del Webb Brings Resort Living to Tampa Bay

What Florida bound snowbirds, and sun-loving baby boomers are putting on their must-have lists is affordability, quality of living, and a 55+ community that hits the mark in terms of style, and outstanding amenities. 2018 will be an exciting year for these active adults in the market for their dream home with the anticipated construction of Del Webb Bexley coming to Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Located northwest of Tampa named the 7th top city to retire by, and within driving distance to Florida’s Gulf Coast shoreline, this Pasco County community will provide an unbeatable, all-inclusive lifestyle. With an expected 850 homes upon completion, and taking its design cues from discerning 55+ buyers, Del Webb has once again exceeded expectation.

Active adult buyers will find 489 acres of resort style living, and a community that caters to their every whim from hobby clubs, and sports activities, to access to one of Florida’s most desirable metro areas. This serene, gated community will feature a three series home design concept, Gardens, Estates, and Classics with each model showcasing modern, luxurious floor-plans, and energy-saving innovations. This beautiful age-restricted neighborhood will be a welcome addition to the 1,200-acre master-planned community of Bexley and be well suited to the boomers, and retirees that crave an engaging, on the go lifestyle. 55+ residents can hike, or bike along ten miles of scenic trails, explore tranquil nature preserves, and plans for a community garden and 17,000 square foot clubhouse will be the icing on this resort-style experience.

All Dogs Great & Small at Cypress Lakes

A couple making a move to a 55+ community could not take their beloved dog with them due to a strict weight policy on pets. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending with the sweet guy finding him forever home, but nobody should have to make the heartbreaking choice between the love of a pet and living happily ever after. Luckily there’s one age restricted neighborhood that understands the powerful bond between residents and their fur kids, offering a pet-friendly atmosphere no matter the size, along with affordable resort style living.

Cypress Lakes located in Lakeland, Florida welcomes dogs, and their humans, boasting affordable pre-owned manufactured homes, with the option to lease or buy, and vacant sites available for new models. These beautiful homes are crafted in a factory controlled environment to ensure the highest quality, and lasting durability so residents can make memories for years to come. Low maintenance, and spacious with cathedral ceilings, and gourmet style kitchens, Cypress Lakes has changed the way consumers view manufactured homes versus traditional brick, and mortar construction. This welcoming community brings the outdoors in, with options for golf, lakefront, or conservation views that showcase the area’s lush scenery, and Florida’s fantastic year round climate.

Coming Soon! Del Webb Tradition, Port St. Lucie Florida

Find your own corner of paradise along Florida’s sparkling Treasure Coast! Coming soon to Port St. Lucie, Del Webb is getting ready to unveil the latest addition to the beautiful master planned community of Tradition. Currently, the site of eleven neighborhoods and resort style amenities, Del Webb at Tradition will add another touch of class to this 8,300-acre community, and feature single family homes with attached villas built with Del Webb’s signature quality, energy efficiency, and effortless design elements. Located just under an hour from the entertainment hub of Palm Beach, and near historic Fort Pierce, active adults will be soaking up Florida sunshine with endless opportunities at their fingertips.

The Lakes of Mount Dora

Lakes of Mount Dora has been selected among the Top 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States by Where To Retire Magazine! Combining Southern hospitality with small town charm, this 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 homesites are waterfront or water view, and able to suit a wide variety of home designs. The nearby town of Mount Dora is nationally known for its charming waterfront ambiance and gracious lifestyle including dozens of specialty retailers, year-round festivals and events, and historic architecture. This premier active adult community is planned for 950 single-family homes. The Lakes of Mount Dora is fully gated, and features Florida ecologically friendly landscaping.

Coming in 2018: Overture Dadeland

Overture residents describe their communities as “multi-faceted, “beautiful,” and can’t imagine ever wanting to leave. This isn’t your average 55+ community, this is home for active adults who have dared to live better, and dream bigger than they ever have before. Coming in 2018, Overture Dadeland will be bringing high-rise luxury living to glorious Miami Florida. A true resort at home experience, these stunning, modern apartments are maintenance free, and thoughtfully designed to provide the ultimate in comfort, and convenience with unique amenities right outside your door.

This gated community will feature all the benefits of renting but with a high-end resort feel. From the moment 55+ residents step into their welcoming foyers, they will find themselves surrounded in luxury from the large windows that fill the space with natural lighting, private screened lanai’s, and gleaming modern appliances, and fixtures. Studios units up to two bedrooms, and one or two bath options are ideal for empty nesters, or retirees looking to downsize, and still be the envy of friends, and family with spacious walk in showers, expansive breakfast bars, granite countertops and some units with custom built-ins. Don’t let apartment living fool you, home packages also offer extra storage, and a full-size washer, and dryer. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine on your own private patio or whipping up a culinary masterpiece in your gourmet kitchen, Overture will have you falling in love with coming home.

New Homes at Anand Vihar

Named one of the best cities for retirees by Kiplinger, Tampa Bay is also home to the beautiful 55+ community of Anand Vihar. This stunning niche community founded by two of Tampa Bay’s most prestigious physicians Dr’s Namanshetty and Sanka brought their vision of vibrant active living to life. Anand Vihar translates to blissful living which couldn’t be more true of this age restricted neighborhood that brings beauty, luxury, and culture to boomers, and retirees. Tampa Bay has the highest population of Indian Americans in Florida making it a culturally rich destination with Anand Vihar ready to welcome 55+ homebuyers to a close-knit community of pure bliss.

Surrounded by a lush nature reserve, and the master-planned community of Meadow Pointe, Anand Vihar is a mecca for 55+ active adults to soak in Florida’s unbeatable weather and coastal lifestyle. It’s hard to imagine a location that rivals average highs of 82 degrees, no state income tax, endless entertainment, and close to one hundred golf courses. Townhome and condominium styles feature brilliantly laid out floor plans from the Garden and Courtyard Townhomes ranging in size from 2,073-2,575 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and up to two car garages, to spacious Lakeview Condos featuring 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,313-1,521 square feet. These contemporary, classic designs are uniquely spacious compared to many single family homes, boasting open floor plans, with screened porches, verandas, attic storage, and luxurious master bedrooms, and baths.

Grand Opening: Valencia Bonita

Are you ready for a bold new move? Imagine a retirement destination where coming home was the ultimate stay-cation, and being surrounded in luxury with entertainment right outside your front door was another day in the neighborhood. The grand opening of Valencia Bonita in Bonita Springs, Florida has brought the resort home giving 55+ homebuyers the house of their dreams in a high-end community that features amenities you won’t find anywhere else. Catch a Broadway-inspired show, or do some wine tasting, you’ll never look at staying in on a Saturday night the same way again.

Four home collections from single family floor plans to stately villas give residents unparalleled elegance and expansive living spaces with prices starting in the $300’s up to the $540’s. Ranging in size from 2,518 to 4,265, GL Homes has constructed exquisite gourmet kitchens, spa-like master baths, and luxurious master bedrooms with a retreat feel, with most offering his, and hers closet spaces. Boasting the latest in energy efficiency, and design details, boomers, and retirees can entertain to their heart’s content inside, and out thanks to spacious open great rooms, outdoor screened patios, and expertly designed landscaping. Storing your vehicles, or big boys toys are no problem with models offering 2-3 car garage options, also the ideal space for a workshop area or perhaps a man cave?