For many retirees, the best small town to live in is one where it’s easy to make friends, there’s plenty to do, and home offers a quiet spot away from excessive noise and traffic congestion. Blair Group has five communities for active adults 55 and older that match that description, and all are ideally located in small towns outside of some of the busiest metro areas in Florida. Which is the best one for you? Here are a few details to help you decide:
You won’t find a more charming town than Lakeland, where our beautiful golf course community known as Cypress Lakes is located. Trendy shops rub shoulders with historic buildings in Lakeland’s well-preserved downtown area that’s notable for its lovely lakes and eye-catching outdoor artwork. Lakeland has many attractions and services that older adults are looking for in a retirement destination. It’s also conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando, both of which have first-class medical centers, international airports, and world-renowned tourist attractions.
For beach-loving retirees, no small town could be better than Ormond Beach. Bear Creek is a 55+ community tucked away in a woodsy setting a few miles north of its noisier neighbor, Daytona Beach. Internationally acclaimed Atlantic Ocean beaches and all the attractions of a popular tourist destination are only minutes away.
Do you like to visit casinos? Watch professional football, baseball, hockey, and other sports up close and in person? Strawberry Ridge may be the active adult community for you. It’s located in Valrico, only a short drive from the many attractions in Tampa.
A well-kept secret among active adult communities, Hyde Park in Winter Garden occupies an enviable spot near bustling Orlando. Theme parks and never-ending entertainment lie only a few minutes away by car. But many of our residents enjoy hopping in their golf carts and heading straight to the picturesque Winter Garden downtown area where plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities await.
Lake Griffin Harbor
If lakefront living appeals to you, this lovely community in Leesburg is a must-see before you choose a place to spend your retirement. It’s ideally located between Orlando and Ocala.
For more information about the small-town living with big-city benefits you can experience as a resident of one of our active retirement communities, contact our Lifestyle Team today. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and set up a community tour for you whenever you’re visiting Florida.