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Why we chose the 55+ Community Arlington Ridge

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Join the Explore55Plus Team as we interview our incredible clients, Susie and Kelly, about their experience purchasing in Arlington Ridge 55+ Community.
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Arlington Ridge Town Center

When Susie and Kelly first started researching retirement communities two years ago, Central Florida wasn't exactly their first choice. Like most out-of-towners, Kelly assumed the area was "all hurricanes, alligators, and water snakes." They never expected they would find their perfect home in the 55+ community of Arlington Ridge.

The couple was pleasantly surprised when, with our expert advice and support, decided to explore Arlington Ridge, a medium-sized 55+ community in Leesburg, Florida, south of the Villages.

The couple had initially checked out properties in Arizona and Texas for the warm weather but soon changed their mind. They realized it would be so hot that they would spend at least six months in a year indoors. There also seemed to be very little active community — a huge minus for Susie.

At Arlington Ridge, Susie enjoys having an active social life and is, among other things, doing crochet in the knitting group, one of the many such groups available to residents. Kelly enjoys being able to access a world-class 18-hole golf course which is just golf cart ride away.

Aerial view of the Arlington Ridge sports courts

Amenities like restaurants are also close at hand in Arlington Ridge. "Going to grocery stores is like a five-minute drive…the bank, the insurance…everything we need right outside the gate."

The couple also scouted properties in the Ocala, Florida area but felt it wasn't worth the investment. "The bidding of the properties turned me off. I mean, there was nothing special about their communities." At Arlington Ridge, "there's a lot of the open land and countryside we're used to. But you still have all the shopping and all the services you need right here," says Kelly.

Susie is currently planning a remodel of her kitchen to give it a more "old-fashioned" farmhouse-in-the-country look. "What about the hurricanes?" Susie and Kelly wondered. "There are no hurricanes, and there's warm weather, but it's tolerable warm weather."

"I wouldn't change this for anything," smiles Kelly.

Susie and Kelly are just one of several couples and families that are happy they chose Arlington Ridge. By connecting with our friendly, honest, well-informed, and service-oriented professionals at Explore55Plus, they were able to find the perfect home suited to their lifestyles and personalities.

About Arlington Ridge

Residents of Arlington Ridge enjoy access to a resort-style outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center with the latest exercise equipment, and a crafts room where residents can take part in various activities. There is also a recreation hall that hosts an array of community events and even an on-site movie theater. Here it is easy to take advantage of all these amenities and enjoy an unparalleled level of comfort and relaxation. One of the best parts of Arlington Ridge? It is full of warm and friendly people.

Properties in Arlington Ridge have an average sales price of $349,700 (over the last six months). The HOA fee ranges from $90 to $110 per month. The fee includes common grounds maintenance and amenities, internet, cable, and a 24/7 gate guard. Also, expect to set aside $870 in annual property taxes per 100k home value and $165 in CDD fees per month. We always recommend users follow our site for the latest updates on these numbers.

Want to learn more about Arlington Ridge and other equally exciting 55+ communities in Florida? Check out what's on offer and take a guided video tour here. Alternatively, talk to an expert from the Explore55Plus team at (407) 970-0958. We commit ourselves to ensuring you have the best service and experience possible.

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