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4 More of Our Favorite Lakeland, Florida 55+ Communities

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In this video J Michael and Nicky review 8 55+ Communities in Winter Haven and Lakeland Florida!

Lakeland is an ideal location for retirees who want to enjoy all aspects of living in Florida. Legoland, Disney and Universal are all close enough to enjoy a day trip with the family. Sports fanatics and cruise lovers can easily pop over to Tampa. Beach lovers can spend the day lounging in the sun and sand in Clearwater. The possibilities are endless and just an hour away, which is why we want to share our favorite Lakeland, Florida 55 plus communities.

Locally, you will find no shortage of lakes to enjoy. In fact, Lakeland has a total of 38 lakes, with Lake Morton being one of the most notable because of its famous Royal Swans. Architecture buffs can spend time admiring Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs on the Florida Southern campus. And outdoor enthusiasts can explore a wide array of trails, nature parks and gardens are open to the public. Shopping local is made possible thanks to Lakeland’s Downtown Farmers Curb Market held every Saturday rain or shine.

If you’re looking for a relaxed yet convenient location near big cities and attractions, perfect weather, and affordability - Lakeland, Florida has various communities for you to choose from based on your budget and preferences. Check out 4 more of our top Lakeland, Florida 55 plus communities.

1. Heritage Landings

Looking for a multigenerational community so you can keep the kids and grandkids close by? Heritage Landings is the 55+ section of this gorgeous master-planned community located in Lakeland, FL.

Amenities at Heritage Landings are top notch and include a gorgeous resort-style pool, fitness center, catering kitchen, and a social gathering room, all housed within the 4000+ square foot clubhouse. The rest of the community shares some of the amenities, so be sure to keep that in mind. Heritage Landings is famous for its scenic environment, ponds, fountains, and overall greenery.

Homes in the community range from the low $300s to the high $300s. The HOA fee is $223 monthly, with no CDD. Something we love about this community is that it offers maintenance free living so you can focus on spending time doing the things you love, with the people you love.

2. Cypress Lakes

Cypress Lakes is one of the most popular 55 plus retirement communities in Lakeland, Florida. Its beautiful golf course is nestled within 1,000-plus acres of lush cypress trees, breathtaking lakes, and well-designed manufactured homes.

The Cypress Lakes community is designed to meet your every need, offering amenities for all kinds of hobbies. Aside from the pristine golf course, the community features a full-service restaurant and tavern, a ballroom, a crafts room, and a cozy library. To help keep you active, there are also bocce courts, tennis courts, and shuffleboard courts.

The homes in Cypress Lakes range from the low $100s to the high $200s. You won’t be required to pay CDD fees, but the lot rent is about $795 to $995 and varies depending on whether you own or lease the land that your home sits on.

3. Carillon Lakes

Carillon Lakes features beautiful homes surrounded by nature preserves, wildlife, freshwater lakes, and nature trails. While it started as a 55+ community, it eventually opened up and now has multi-generational townhomes and single-family homes.

For nature lovers, Carillon Lakes is the perfect retirement community. You can wake up early and walk or ride your bike on the nature trail surrounding the lake. The community has top-notch amenities like tennis and basketball courts, a children’s playground, a junior Olympic pool, a hot tub, and many more. In addition, you get access to a yoga space, fitness center, library, and crafts room in the two clubhouses.

A home at Carillon Lakes will cost you anything from the mid $200s to the high $400s. The HOA fee stands at $235 per month, with no CDD.

4. Foxwood Lake Estates

Foxwood Lake Estates is an established, ungated retirement community located in Lakeland, Florida and is a great option for those on a budget. This community features some of the most affordable homes in Lakeland, Florida, starting from the low $100s to the high $100s.

Despite being a community of manufactured homes, Foxwood Lake Estates residents actually get to own the land your house sits on. This community also provides owners access to a resident-owned clubhouse and common grounds. The HOA charges $56 monthly, but there is no CDD payment.

If you’d like to know more about any of these retirement communities in Lakeland, Florida, get in touch today, and we will connect you with one of our Explore55Plus Experts! You can also learn more about other Lakeland area communities in our previous blog post "4 "Must See" 55 Plus Communities in Lakeland, Florida".

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