55+ Communities - Lady Lake, The Villages,
Tavares, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Wildwood
LAKES OF MOUNT DORA - Pringle designed. Selected as one the of 50 best planned communities
in the US. Mount Dora newer gated community.  Lakes of Mount Dora is a well thought out
community with man made lakes and attractive New England themed architecture.  You get the
charm of New England along with Florida's idyllic winter weather. They have an Island Clubhouse.
HOA fees approximately $230.00 per month
ROYAL HIGHLANDS - Leesburg gated community Gated Royal Highlands in Central Florida's Lake
county is another fine example of a Pringle Active Adult Development.
Royal Highlands in  Leesburg Florida has two clubhouses with Indoor amenities that include fitness
center, pool, arts and crafts room, library, billiards and card room. Outdoors you'll find tennis,
bocce, softball, horseshoes and at the center of it all the the 18 hole Monarch Golf course. As a
Royal HIghland home owner you'll receive preferred rates and tee times.  If your retirement plans
include a Country Club lifestyle be sure to call 352-408-3868 to find the right home at the right
price. Can't wait to see what is available right now today?
There is plenty to do and a full time activities director to keep it that way planning monthly
breakfasts, holiday parties, and other special events.  Residents put on plays and concerts.  There
are also many established social clubs at Royal Highlands, ie; arts and crafts, sports, cards,
computers, dancing, singing, health, alternative health, regional, travel and more.
If you would like to move here give me a call at 352-408-3868 and I'll get to work for you.
HOA fees approximately $163.00 per month
THE VILLAGES - Oh MY!!! The Villages have blown everything straight out of the water. Crazy!!
They have everything. There are multiple Town Centers since it neighborhoods are themed - Soo
Not only are all the big boys here for your shopping convenience but there is Free entertainment in
the squares, there are clubs, golfing, tennis - but wait - it does not come cheap. Sadly I believe that my
sister had a hand in all the additional fees you pay to live here. She was working for the state back
then. This community has it all!!! Brownwood is designed as either Old Florida or rancher
Newest community center is
ROYAL HARBOR - Gated community on the shores of Little Lake Harris.  Community fees include
heated swimming pool, billiards, fitness center, tennis, craft room, library, social clubs - see you
tube video
here - If you love the idea of boating to your favorite restaurant this may be the place
for you.
Community has direct chain of lakes access. The Harris chain of lakes is massive! You have lakes
Griffin, Dora,, Harris, Little Lake Harris, Eustis, Beauclair and can with the proper equipment boat
your way all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
HOA fees approximately $142.00 per month
HIGHLAND LAKES - Leesburg  Dues are only $89. monthly and you be able to enjoy swimming
year-round with both indoor and outdoor pools. Other amenities included SIX tennis courts,
pickleball, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, softball, billiards, library, craft room, fitness room,
meeting and card rooms, walking track and banquet hall  where you'll enjoy dinners, plays, music
and concerts and events. Too many clubs and activities to list here. Great craftsman shop, driving
range and free boat and RV storage. Located near restaurants, banks, shopping and major
highways. Very well priced community.
Here you will find links to area 55+ communities. On the whole these are very nice neighborhoods. They were basically
developed to appeal to the wants and needs of the Baby Boomer - so please don't just blow them off thinking - but I'm not old
- I'm young and playful - these developers heard you. This is NOT old people warehousing!!!!!
Beautiful community layouts that offer soo much bang for the buck.  Pools, tennis courts, jogging paths, fitness centers, clubs
for just about any interest you may have - people like you!!! Come on, you know 55 is young!! This is Florida with great
weather and NO state income tax.  These are neighborhoods that want you to embrace your age and freedom and are closer
to resort living.  Live the dream - you earned it!!!
Now if you have basically thrown in the towel and decided I'm broke and broken, If you  just need a roof over your head till the
grim reaper decides its time click here.
For the rest of us ...look below. If you are not really sure what will really work for you..... dang it ... just call me (352) 408-3868
I can help.
Plantation - Leesburg - Here you probably have the community that inspired The Villages. For golfers
they will find reduced fees for at least 3 different golf courses. This community likely started out as
mobile homes - but business was good and management spectacular. Here you can find homes from
I'm stretching my social security check to I sold an IPO. It is an incredible mix.
It is also a huge community almost like a private village.
Fees are approximately $95.00 per month.
It is also very close to the Florida turnpike for those that have places to go and things to do.
This is a gated community that offers homes at a variety of price points.
There is also Lake Sumter Landing -  great shops - decent pricing - most homes in this area have paid
off the bond required  anyway when it comes to buying in The Villages there are important financial
considerations. HOA fees approximately $145 per month. This is where having a realtor that is
engaged really counts. After a quick search I see numerous properties with $40,000 +/- bond money
lurking behind the scene, Are you aware of this? That is big money. Read your title commitment prior
to closing!!!
Spanish Springs -
Scottish Highlands - Near Via Port Mall - This is a great community with private winding roads and huge
shade oak trees. The Club house has everything you need - check out their website here. Community
fees are fair at approximately
$127.00 per month - Please note that even though these are detached and
by appearance Single Family Homes - they are actually deeded as a Condo - this means you own a
portion of each tennis court, wave in the pool, book in the library and so forth.
Please pardon any broken links, jumbled
words and pictures or blank pages.
Total Re-hab in progress  Sometimes to
rebuild you must destroy.
This website belongs to Deborah Elliott, Multi-Million Dollar Producer,
5th Generation Floridian, Member of the Realtors Association of Lake and Sumter Counties, aka RALSC, the Mid
Florida Regional MLS, the National Association of Realtors and for the last ten years I have been employed as an
agent for  Charles Rutenberg Realty one of the largest and highest producing Real Estate firms in all of Central
Florida.  If you are looking to Buy or Sell - Call me 352-408-3868
Agent Charles Rutenberg Realty

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