Why So Many Illinois Residents Move to One of Our Gated Retirement Communities When They Retire


Florida has long reigned as a top retirement destination for people from Illinois and other states where digging out from snowstorms is an inescapable winter ritual. With freedom from the time constraints of a fulltime job, most people want to devote as much time as possible to their favorite pursuits, including fishing, boating, golfing, and sightseeing. And the year-round balmy weather of the Sunshine State offers them plenty of time to do it.

If you’re an Illinois resident who’s planning to retire soon or perhaps cut back on your work hours, choosing one of Florida’s gated retirement communities for active adults 55 and older is a great idea. However, if you’re like many older adults these days, you may be concerned about whether you can afford it.

Enjoy an Affordable Florida Lifestyle at One of Blair Group’s Gated Retirement Communities

At Blair Group, we take pride in offering active adults 55 and older some of the best retirement living you’ll find in the Sunshine State at a price that’s affordable for almost any retirement budget. Our five gated retirement communities of high-quality manufactured homes are scattered throughout Central Florida, which means you’ll be able to choose the community that most appeals to you based on location:

  • Cypress Lakes in Lakeland
  • Hyde Park in Winter Garden, near Orlando
  • Lake Griffin Harbor in Leesburg
  • Bear Creek in Ormond Beach
  • StrawBerry Ridge in Valrico, near Tampa

When you buy a manufactured home in one of our communities for adults 55 and older and make low monthly home site lease payments, you’ll enjoy comfortable living in a home you can be proud of, plus daily access to a wealth of resort-style amenities. Although each of our retirement communities has its own unique rhythms, they are all gated, professionally managed, and home to one or more clubhouses, swimming pools, fitness centers, and game facilities. What’s more, you’ll find plenty of other retirees from Illinois to spend time with, no matter which of our communities you choose.

Contact Blair Group today to learn more and to schedule a tour of one or more of our beautiful communities the next time you’re visiting this area from Illinois.