Active Adult Communities in Lake County Florida

Active Adult CommunitiesThere are a variety of Active Adult Communities in Lake County, each with a style or theme, which give the communities a unique identity. Housing styles are varied as well, with active adult manufactured homes to gated, single family home sites. Nearly all active adult communities offer a pool and clubhouse, and some larger neighborhoods have golf courses, multiple pools, outdoor sport courts, fitness and wellness centers, and multi-purpose buildings with classes, recreational activities, and social functions. Many existing active adult communities allow golf carts to travel within the neighborhood and are adding pickleball courts for the fastest growing sport in the United States!


What designates an Active Adult Community?


The Housing For Older Persons Act allows age-restricted housing by carving out an exemption to the federal fair housing law prohibition against discrimination on the basis of familial status. For all levels of age restriction, it is important to note that the requirements apply to the occupants, not the owners.


Federal law sets forth two levels of age-restricted housing:


• 55+ Housing where 80% of units must be occupied by at least one person age 55 or older per unit. A maximum of 20% of units may be occupied by residents under age 55.


• 62+ Housing states that residents must be at least age 62. The facility must publish, and adhere to, policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent to provide housing for older persons. Residents’ ages must be verified through reliable surveys or affidavits.


No programs of planned activities are required for either 55+ or 62+ housing. In researching a particular 55+ community, we will assist you in verifying if the community has reached its maximum 20% occupancy.


Active Adult Sellers and Buyers


Buyers and SellersWhen selling your current home, we are experienced in assisting you with relocating or downsizing with an exit strategy that works for you and your family. We are sensitive to the needs of your transition and are equipped to support you with vendors for packing, moving, home repairs, relocation real estate referrals, or estate sales if needed, as a part of our professional services.


When considering an active adult community in your home buying search, we will meet to discuss what your space needs are, hobbies, opportunities for education and recreation, amenities desired, preferred location, and budget. As part of our tailored experience, we will create a custom search for properties that match your criteria, along with any information that is important to you such as the homeowner’s association fees, amenities offered, or nearby activities and attractions.


Our professional service, experience and knowledge is geared to help you navigate the real estate transaction process and provide you with the information to make your decisions about a home purchase in an active adult community.


Area Active Adult Community Overviews


The Lakes of Mount Dora, Mount Dora

One of the newest neighborhoods with interconnected finger lakes offering many waterfront homesites; beautiful clubhouse with multi-purpose room for events, scheduled activities, large outdoor pool, pickleball courts, fitness center, onsite RV/boat storage for residents, gated community.


Sullivan Ranch, Mount Dora

A blended community of active adult and single-family homes. The active adult section offers a few villa-style stand-alone homes and primarily duplex style residences that were designed to separate the driveways and entrances for extra curb appeal. The community shares a beautiful clubhouse, swimming pool, dog park, a charming wooden bridge and gentle rolling hills for cycling, jogging and walking.


Royal Harbor, Tavares

A nautical themed community on the shores of Little Lake Harris, iconic lighthouse in community that serves as a meeting room, clubhouse with activities, pool overlooking Little Lake Harris, onsite RV/boat storage for residents, Hickory Point Recreation Area just across the street for boat launch to the Harris Chain of Lakes, gated community.


Baytree, Tavares

Quaint neighborhood of villas and single-family homes, a few waterfront homes along a canal to the Dora Canal, which leads to the Harris Chain of Lakes, sidewalks, pool and clubhouse, golf cart friendly.


Legacy of Leesburg, Leesburg

A nature theme inspired community with walking paths, clubhouse with activities, onsite RV/boat storage for residents, resort size heated pool with a ‘beach’ style walk-in, bocce and horseshoe courts, and softball field.


The Plantation At Leesburg, Leesburg

Residents can enjoy two 18-hole golf courses, several clubhouses and pools, interior lakes for fishing, and Broadway caliber shows. The gated community offers both manufactured homes and single-family home options.


Harbor Hills, Lady Lake

Just minutes away from all major conveniences including shopping, dining, and entertainment in nearby Villages, Country Club optional membership, championship golf course, private marina with access to the Harris Chain of Lakes, low density planning with space in between neighbors, new and resale homes, custom homes, homes with green features, private guard gated entries. A blended community that has sections for families and active adults.


More communities can be shared depending on location preferences!



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