Lakeland FL - Recognizing All Snowbirds Buying A HouseIn 55+ Communities
I enjoy reading the newspaper with my morning cup of coffee, yes I still get the morning paper (The Ledger) delivered on my doorsteps every day. One of my favorite section are the "Letters to the Editor". Recently, I've read such a letter from Marilyn Folkerth giving thanks to all Snowbirds. I would like to take this moment and thank all Snowbirds, not just Canadians who come to Lakeland Florida, buying houses in 55+ active adult communities and staying for about four to six months out of the year. Snowbirds are so important not only to Florida, they are especially important to our local economy in Lakeland Florida. They help small businesses, contribute to our local housing market and support local charities. I've helped people purchase their second home who are from New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, and Kansas, mostly in 55+ adult communities.
In the past it has been that most over 55+ home buyers would drive around and look for homes that have for sale signs in the yard. This is really an unconventional way of searching for homes since some of the 55+ communities do not allow for sale signs in the yard. With the baby boomers nearing retirement age, most of my inquiries are now connected through my online presence. There are quite a few 55+ communities available in LakelandFlorida and I want to point out a few that you may find of interest:
Sandpiper Golf & Country Club - a golf community that offers tons of activities, such as golfing, swimming, shuffle board, tennis, social gatherings, library and much more. With easy access shopping, medical facilities, dining, churches and affordability makes this community a prime target for Snowbirds and folks seeking 55+ communities.
Colonnades community - a gated neighborhood offers residents wonderful amenities. Amenities include; a private Jr Olympic sized heated swimming pool complete with a sauna, and jacuzzi. There is a shuffleboard court as well. There is also a club house that offers residents a great fitness center, library, and social room where many events and organized socials take place. With easy access to downtown Lakeland, medical facilities, shopping, dining, and affordability of homes makes this community a great buy.
Lake James Community - Lake James, one of our newest active adult community in Lakeland, FL. Lake James is an exclusive retirement community nestled in North Lakeland. This gated community offers maintenance free living and an active lifestyle. Fellow residents enjoy the beautiful appointed clubhouse playing cards, swim a few laps in the heated pool, relax by the poolside while viewing the beautiful 8-acre lake, have a barbecue with friends and family or just take an early morning or evening walk around this lovely Lake James community’s walking paths.
Silver Lakes Community - this gated community offers amazing cozy homes of contemporary style that you will surely fall in love with. Homes here vary in sizes, colors and features with activities such as swimming, sauna, jacuzzi, barbecue, walking, exercising, library, a large clubhouse with a full kitchen, billiard and much more.
But with all the 55+ communities available, I want you to know that Lakeland Florida is a great place to live. Lakeland is located smack dab in the middle between Orlando and Tampa with easy access to Interstate 4. A drive to the beaches can take less than 45 minutes. Visiting major attractions such as Bush Gardens, Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios, Downtown Disney is also less than hour away. Not that you have to drive that far because Lakeland has so much to offer from beautiful parks, museums, hiking trails, theater, and entertainment that has been taking place for many years at the Lakeland Center.
I hope you found this post useful! If you need help finding or selling your Lakeland, Florida home, please contact Petra Norris - REALTOR(R) at 863-619-6918. If you’re new to Lakeland, I’d especially like to extend a warm welcome. I value my clients and provide them with honest, reliable service. Allow me to introduce you to the Lakeland FL real estate landscape and all it has to offer.