retirement communities near Plantation at Leesburg


Stage of completion:  1987- 2008 Finished.   2820 homes
Type of housing:  Single-family, 2/2, 3-4/3. 1200-3000sf.
Pricing:  Low 100’s-mid 400’s
Distinguishing Features: Huge master-planned community of 30 neighborhoods, with multiple lakes, pools, clubhouses, plus two golf courses and a restaurant and bar.
Builder:  Multiple builders, developed by H. Smith Richardson Family Trust/Lakewood Development.

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Just six miles South of the City of Leesburg sits one of the largest and most active 55 plus communities in the state. At almost 3000 homes, it was built around the scenic Palatlakaha River, and is comprised of 30 neighborhoods. Not only is it hilly; it also has 2 championship golf courses adding to the open space and natural beauty. In addition, there are multiple lakes, pools, clubhouses, plus an on-site restaurant and bar for your convenience and enjoyment. Due to its size, most residents own their own golf carts to travel within Plantation’s miles of winding roads. Several residents keep their RV’s and boats in storage right on the property until they are ready to explore the state or the Harris Chain-of-Lakes right here in Leesburg- Florida’s largest.

There’s lots of room here to walk your dog; with hiking and biking trails, softball field, many lakes and riverbanks, as well as plenty of sidewalks to enjoy.  The Plantation boasts a total of three individual clubhouses with pools, large patios, and plenty of facilities and room to unwind. The main clubhouse, referred to as the Grand Manor, is reminiscent of the southern mansion from “Gone with the Wind”. It is complete with staircase, stage, ballroom with dance floor, balconies, library, kitchen, billiard room and elevator. It was built overlooking beautiful Sawgrass Lake as seen from the gorgeous heated freeform pool. Each clubhouse is unique.  Collectively there are kitchens, computer and fitness centers, multi-purpose craft, class, and meeting rooms to accommodate the approximately 100 clubs here. There is plenty of full-time staff members to help manage, organize, and synchronize the busy daily schedule and all the special events, concerts, and parties. The golf courses give residents preference, and they have two PGA pros along with plenty of assistants at the pro shop. Also, the residents have multiple tennis, pickleball, and bocci ball courts; plus, both wet and dry saunas for your enjoyment.

Plantation’s homes have a wide variety of types and sizes due to the community being built over several years and having multiple builders. The more recently constructed homes are predominately block and stucco. The earlier phases were frame homes with siding, along with quality manufactured homes. Some homes here have pools and beautiful views of nature, water or the golf course. You may even see a few pools and an occasional three car garage. The homes here are mostly ranch-style, single-family, one- story construction.

Being just three miles away from two shopping centers makes it very convenient for the residents for groceries, restaurants, hardware, fast -food, gas and banks. In another 3 miles you’re at the City of Leesburg, a community of around 23,000 residents. This lakefront town is convenient for all your needs. The city’s excellent library, and Beacon College are both right here. It also offers marinas, parks, and plenty of unique shops downtown. Leesburg Hospital, a superb medical facility, is close to the downtown area, surrounded by multiple practices, catering to all your health needs. Just a few miles east of town you’ll pass the Leesburg Airport, and Lake Sumter Community College on your way to the Lake Square Mall. While in that area you’ll be enticed by all kinds of eating establishments.

 Being only 6 miles North of the Turnpike allows you to get to Orlando International, Disney, Universal and SeaWorld. Between the Downtown area and International Drive, where you have world class shopping and plenty of outdoor opportunities for rides and activities too. All of this is within 30-45 minutes. Plantation is only 12 miles to lake county’s largest city Clermont, with its bistros, hospital, breweries, lakes, shopping, hills, and more. The city is also home to Orlando South Health &Training Center.  Our close by neighbors include the Lake Ridge Winery (2 miles South), and the Yalaha Bakery, also, the famous Mission Inn Resort (both are only about 10 minutes away). 

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