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The Lakes At Harmony- A Fast Selling 55+ Community

The Lakes At Harmony- A Fast Selling 55+ Community

The Lakes At Harmony- A Fast Selling 55+ Community

The Lakes at Harmony is an amenities-rich community providing a paradise designed exclusively for active adults (55+).  

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 bicycle to the beautiful lakes, play golf at the Harmony Golf Preserve and much more. 

The Lakes at Harmony is the newest and highly sought-after addition to Harmony.   

The Recreation Center is a brand-new exclusive amenity that includes a resort style zero-entry pool, community and craft rooms, fitness center and a “sunset gazebo” overlooking the 14th green of the Harmony Golf Course.  

 

Popular activities such as: tennis, pickle ball, mahjong, canasta, zumba, tai chi, yoga/piyo, bocce, book club, game night, BBQ and special seasonal events are also hosted at the Recreation Center throughout the year. 

  

And when you want to get out and enjoy the many attractions of Central Florida, everything is nearby:  for example, Orlando International Airport: 25 minutes; Disney World Resort: 30 minutes; Atlantic Beaches: 40 minutes; Sea World and Universal Studios: 45 minutes. 

  

Lakes at Harmony is a special place where you can meet new friends and enjoy the good life.  

 

Make time and visit this community. With only a dozen lots remaining, the chances of securing a home-site along the fairway of the Johnny Miller course or backing up to conservation land or overlooking a nature filled lake are dwindling.  

 

The Lakes at Harmony was recently showcased as one of the 50 best master-planned communities in the US for retirees, so don’t delay, call us today to schedule your private tour. 

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Mount Dora- The Popular Choice With US Retirees

Mount Dora- The Popular Choice With US Retirees

Mount Dora- The Popular Choice With US Retirees

It is no secret that Florida’s year-round sunshine makes for an ideal retirement destination.  

The state tax laws make it affordable, too, including no state tax. And every corner of the state offers a variety of things to do. Historical sites, hiking, boating, sports, and festivals will keep you busy during retirement.  

 Ranked as Florida’s #1 small town to retire to by USA Today, Mount Dora is known for its charming water ambiance, gracious lifestyle and friendly community. Due to its central location, retirees from Jacksonville, Tampa and other areas throughout Florida and the U.S. come to Mount Dora for its great attractions and relaxed atmosphere.  

 Located on the shores of Lake Dora and only an hour away from Orlando, this picturesque town was founded in 1880 and still maintains an old-world charm. Many refer to Mount Dora as the “Festival City”, because of the numerous festivals and fairs held throughout the year. If you enjoy participating in events, shopping for antiques in a charming downtown area, dining on a balcony overlooking Main Street, you will love Mount Dora. Theater comes to life in two theaters, alongside the numerous art galleries. Mount Dora is also known as the Bass Capital of the World and is an excellent small town to bring your fishing pole. You can walk along the lake, take up birding, biking, hiking, boating, and any other outdoor adventure your heart desires. 

 One of the best parts of retiring in Mount Dora is having extra spending power, as housing is still affordable. 

Mount Dora will win you over in a heartbeat and we, at RE/MAX Heritage, can certainly help with information on existing and upcoming retirement communities, so you can find your ideal retirement home!   

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Coming soon- New Retirement Community to Central Florida

Coming soon- New Retirement Community to Central Florida

Coming soon- New Retirement Community to Central Florida

On January 5, 2022 the Polk County Planning Commission unanimously approved a binding site plan for 232 apartment units on 11.6 acres off Lake Hatchineha Road. 

 The project is located “on the north side of Bayberry Street, west of Marigold Avenue, east of Allegheny Road, north of Hatchineha Road, east of the city of Dundee.” The land is owned by Gordon Land LLC. 

 This proposal is part of the larger Poinciana Planned Unit Development — addressing the remaining portion of Neighborhood 3 within Village 7. The area was rezoned to multifamily in 2005 but was in need of a binding site plan. As a result, commissioners were evaluating the design of the proposed project, rather than the compatibility of the proposal’s high density. 

 The project is proposed as a 55+, retirement community, but Florida law prevents the county from enforcing age restrictions on development requests, according to county documents. 

The planned buildings will be four stories and courtyard style. Access to the development will be via an extension of Allegheny Road. 

The RE/MAX Heritage team is trying to obtain all details and we’ll be sharing shortly.

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Avoid the Chills and Move to Florida

Avoid the Chills and Move to Florida

Avoid the Chills and Move to Florida

Warm, sunshine-filled areas offer abundant opportunities for happiness, health, wellness, and relaxation. They can enjoy favorable weather throughout the year that allows them to enjoy fun outdoor activities and a mild, relaxing environment.

Residents who live in sunnier climates enjoy several advantages compared to those who live in cooler, snowier ones. Here are three benefits:

  • You’ll spend less money protecting yourself from freezing winter weather – You won’t have to spend as much money protecting yourself from the cold. For instance, you’ll need less seasonal clothing and won’t need to invest in expensive snow tires.
  • Warmer climates may improve your vitamin D levels – A national study estimates that 40 percent of Americans have a vitamin D deficiency. Natural sunshine is a great source of this nutrient. Human beings produce this essential vitamin when sunlight contacts the cholesterol inside their skin.  It helps build bones, strengthens the immune response, and lowers blood pressure. Other evidence shows this vitamin can prevent other chronic health issues.
  • They offer more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities – You can enjoy outdoor exercise throughout the year in warm climates, unlike colder ones. In mild areas, temperatures can dip on chilly mornings and raise during the afternoon. Snow is still a rarity. You can enjoy morning walks, or spend the day sailing, fishing, or camping. There are also great opportunities for sunbathing.
  • Warmer climates help boost the moods – Increase outdoor activities can make you feel better and alleviate depression.

 

Central Florida is best known as a tourist destination because most of the theme parks in the state are located here, but there is so much more to explore off the beaten path.

Plus, there are a lot of retirement communities to choose from.

Some prominent central Florida cities include Orlando, The Villages, St. Cloud, Clermont, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Ocala, Gainesville, and Lakeland.

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Lake Ashton 55 Plus Community

Lake Ashton 55 Plus Community

Lake Ashton 55 Plus Community

The Lake Ashton master planned community redefines elegance and value in Florida retirement communities. It sets new standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, location, security and affordability.

The Lake Ashton community offers a retirement lifestyle unmatched in Florida, situated on over 1,200 picturesque acres with threespectacular lakes and a nature preserve. The gated community is nestled between Tampa and Orlando between two beautiful Florida cities, Winter Haven and Lake Wales.

It doesn’t matter what kind of retirement lifestyle you prefer – active and energetic or relaxed and laid back – Lake Ashton is destined to be what you’ve been dreaming of.

Lake Ashton 55plus

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Relocating After Retirement

Relocating After Retirement

Relocating After Retirement

For most people, retirement is a time of freedom. Once you retire, you no longer need to go to work every day and can use your time as you wish. In some cases, when people leave the workforce, they make the decision to relocate. About 1 million people move every year following their retirement. Some people move to be closer to or farther away from family while others take this step for health or financial reasons. When it comes to relocating following retirement, there are a number of benefits. These range from the excitement of living in a different city to saving money by renting a smaller place. If you’re considering relocating after retirement, a few recommendations and steps can help make the transition easier. 

Choosing a New City
Once you’ve made the decision to relocate, you’ll need to choose your location. If you’re moving to be closer to your family, then you already know where you’re going, but if you’re changing hometowns to explore a new place or for financial or health purposes, research several locations before making your selection. Check into a city’s cost of living, ease of transportation and access to medical care.

Moving for a Warmer Climate
When people retire, many of them move to warmer locales because the higher temperatures are easier on their bodies. In addition, once you reach your golden years, you may be ready to live in a city where you can avoid shoveling snow or budgeting for high heating bills. 

Cheap Places to Live
If affordability is more important than climate!

Buying in a 55 plus community

If you are considering buying in a 55 plus community in  Orlando or Central Florida we can help. The team of Realtors at Bardell will guide you through the process of finding the right 55 plus community based on your specific requirements.  Florida’s welcoming climate and pace of life provides an irresistible combination but to get enjoy retirement to the full start with choosing the right community.

Find the right 55 plus community for you.

Affordable 55 plus community homes in Orlando are constantly in demand. For most people their lifystyle will have a direct impact on the ammenities that they are looking for within a 55 plus community. Do you want to live in a golf community, do you want lake access, are the club house facilities important ?  We have access to homes for sale in all the 55 plus communities and several of our Realtors already call them home and will be happy to share their experiences.

Choose a retirement specialist (SRES)

There is no substitute for experience and we havebeen selling homes in 55 plus communities for over 3o years. It may have been a few years since you last purchased a home but we manage this process for our clients each and every day and have helped thousands of clients looking for homes for sale in Orlando. Scroll down to view homes in a selection of 55 plus communities or complete the contact form and let one of experinced Reators help you start the search

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Bardell Real Estate are the experts in helping you with your selling, buying or renting needs near Orlando, Florida. Make your Disney area experience a forever memorable one. Call us now to speak to a real estate agent.