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The Best 55+ Communities in Lakeland, Florida

By RE/MAX Experts
Posted October 26, 2018 1:45 pm

If you’re looking to retire in Florida, you’re not alone! This month U.S. News released the 2019 “Best Places” rankings for U.S. Cities. Lakeland, Florida ranked #10 in the U.S. News list of 100 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.A. for the city’s warm weather, ease of transportation, nearness to beaches and attractions, affordable cost of living, and real estate costs that are lower than the U.S. average.

If you’re interested in purchasing real estate in a 55+ community in Lakeland Florida, you’re in the right place. Our realtors always know where to find the best houses for sale in Lakeland, Florida retirement communities. Where should you be looking? Here are a few of the best 55+ retirement communities in the area.

Cypress Lakes

Cypress Lakes is often recognized as one of the best retirement communities in Lakeland. It’s an age-restricted development, and purchases are limited to resale only.

This community has been designed to provide residents with plentiful social activities and recreation opportunities to keep older adults active, including a 30,000 square foot, resort-style clubhouse with plenty of activities, such as a library, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a computer room.

Other amenities include a resort-style pool and sundeck, as well as tennis and pickleball courts, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, and two 18-hole golf courses.

Homes range from 1,008-1,920 square feet, with 2-3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a garage. Some homes also offer dens and back patios. HOA fees cover general maintenance of the grounds, and lawn care for all homes.

Sandpiper Golf & Country Club

Sandpiper Golf & Country Club was built between 1985 and 1998, and now consists of more than 1,153 highly-desirable single-family and attached homes, now available on a resale-only basis.

Located in central Lakeland, FL, you’ll enjoy an enormous country clubhouse, including a ballroom with a stage, a full catering kitchen, billiards and game rooms, and a fitness center.

An outdoor pool, spa, and sundeck are also offered to all residents. The centerpiece is a professionally-designed, 18-hole golf course, which is perfect for golfers of all skill levels.

The homes are available as attached homes or single-family homes, and have 2-3 bedrooms, 1.5-2.5 baths, and a two-car garage, with open floor plans and back patios in most units.

Lake James

Lake James is a smaller community, and is still under construction, after having been started in 2004. After it is completed, it will offer 216 family homes. New homes are available for purchase, and already-built homes can be purchased through resale.

The 2,000 square foot clubhouse provides community rooms, kitchens, and other amenities like a fitness room, as well as a large wraparound patio by the resort-style swimming pool and sundeck. In addition, biking and walking trails run through the community, helping you stay active.

The maintenance-free homes range from 1,510 to 2,420 square feet of living space, with 2-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an attached garage, and are built with an open floor plan design.

Find A Retirement Community That’s Right For You In Lakeland, FL!

We can find you a home in a 55+ community that’s sure to be the perfect fit. Whether you’re interested in one of the above communities, or looking for other options, we can help. Contact RE/MAX in Lakeland, FL now, and get started!