Each of Our 5 Active Senior Communities Has a Unique Charm in a Convenient Central Florida Location

Older couple stopped on bicycles, smiling at the camera, with a woodsy, sunlit trail in the backgroundBlair Group is one of the largest developers of affordable 55+ communities in the state of Florida. Currently, we own and manage five gated active senior communities, each one unique but all conducive to living a vibrant, healthy lifestyle. Retiring to a Blair Group-owned 55 and over community isn’t about becoming entirely inactive, but is rather like getting a second wind for your life; you will never find yourself without something fun to do or without friends to do it with.

Benefits of Living in an Active 55+ Community

When weighing your retirement options in Central Florida, it’s a good idea to think about your lifestyle priorities. Age-restricted communities for those 55 and older are intended to promote active retirement lifestyles that foster physical and emotional well-being in older adults. To that end, a 55-plus community should have ample amenities on site to promote physical fitness and group activities. However, not all 55-plus communities are alike. Here are a few questions to put on your checklist as you evaluate your retirement options:


What type of housing is right for you? Blair Group’s retirement communities feature safe, comfortable, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance manufactured homes arranged in professionally landscaped neighborhood settings. Some of our factory-built homes even boast luxury features, such as vaulted ceilings and kitchens with stone countertops. Our homes are designed to help homeowners enjoy an active lifestyle that minimizes the demands for home maintenance.

Moreover, our factory-built homes rival their site-built counterparts in terms of comfort and curb appeal, but they typically cost far less. When you buy a home in one of our active senior communities and pay a low monthly home site lease fee, you’ll enjoy attractive, affordable housing. Plus, you’ll have daily access to a wealth of on-site amenities and a Central Florida location that will make it easy for you to pursue the recreational activities that you’ve been looking forward to when you retire.

On-Site Amenities

There’s probably no better perk to living in a 55-plus community than having resort-style amenities like a swimming pool and clubhouse within walking or biking distance of your home. Our active retirement communities have additional amenities, such as spaces for indoor and outdoor games, and they all boast plenty of group activities and get-togethers so you can get to know your neighbors and make friends quickly.

Off-Site Amenities

Although it’s hard to go wrong choosing any Central Florida location, some 55-plus communities may provide more convenient access to specific pastimes than others. Blair Group has retirement communities located on or near waterways and golf courses, as well as in proximity to theme parks, sports venues, cultural arts centers, and more. What’s more, all of our communities are close to the medical facilities, financial institutions, and shopping centers that seniors count on for a comfortable retirement. 

Which of Our 55+ Communities Is Right for You?

Each of our five active senior communities has been carefully designed to facilitate a dynamic lifestyle in a safe, neighborly, and affordable environment. However, our Central Florida retirement communities differ from one another in various ways. Here’s a brief description of each:

Cypress Lakes®

This is Blair Group’s signature, resort-style 55+ retirement community. At Cypress Lakes®, there are two wonderfully maintained 18-hole golf courses, a state-of-the-art clubhouse with an on-site restaurant and bar, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, lighted tennis and pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, a spacious ballroom, and more. A variety of homes (new and pre-owned) are available for sale at this community in Lakeland, a terrific location between Tampa and Orlando.

StrawBerry Ridge

Based in Valrico just east of Tampa, StrawBerry Ridge is an affordable, welcoming place to call home. It has two clubhouses, two pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, a woodworking shop, and many recently refurbished manufactured homes. It’s also an easy driving distance from one of the nation’s largest and most popular casinos!

Hyde Park

Located in peaceful Winter Garden right outside Orlando, Hyde Park offers “old Florida” charm within convenient driving distance to one of the state’s most exciting metropolitan areas. Disney World and other world-class attractions are practically at your doorstep. There’s also a golf cart trail that leads straight to a charming commercial district that’s loaded with opportunities for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Lake Griffin Harbor

This active senior community is situated directly on a 9,400-acre lake. If you like boating and fishing, or simply desire panoramic lake views, Lake Griffin Harbor in Leesburg, not far from The Villages, is the ideal community for you.

Bear Creek 

Nestled among the majestic oak trees and native foliage of Ormond Beach, Bear Creek has an unmistakable woodsy feel reminiscent of the forests of the American Northeast. What’s more, this gated community is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and some of the best beaches in the Sunshine State.

For more information about our active senior communities in Central Florida, contact Blair Group today. We offer free tours of each 55+ community upon request as well as a low-cost “stay and play” program at Cypress Lakes® that will allow you to experience what it’s like to live in a Blair Group community over the course of a three-day, two-night visit.