Our 55+ Communities in Florida Have Long Been a Magnet for Retirees from Michigan – Here’s Why

55 and Over Communities Central FLMichigan certainly can be a wonderful place to live, work, and perhaps raise a family. For some, though, the predictably harsh Michigan winters eventually spur them to consider living in a warmer and sunnier climate either just during the winter months or year-round. At Blair Group, each of our age-restricted (55+) communities in Central Florida has long been popular among older Michigan residents looking to leave behind icy roads and snow shoveling for subtropical winter temperatures, swaying palm trees, and the joyous camaraderie of living alongside others who wish to do the same.

The Blair Group Communities

The following is a brief description of our 55 and over communities in Central FL:


This community in Lakeland boast 36 holes of golf that offer a challenge for both novice golfers and low handicappers alike. Cypress Lakes also boasts a profusion of other amenities such as a spacious clubhouse with restaurant and bar, two outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and more!


Located a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean, Bear Creek in Ormond Beach is a wooded 55+ community featuring trails, three clubhouses, and a lively activities and events calendar. There is even a golf course open to the public next door.


Residents of this 55+ community in Winter Garden enjoy a peaceful residential setting but also close proximity to all of the conveniences of a major city – namely, Orlando. Historic Downtown Winter Garden is also easily and safely accessible via golf cart.


A nature lover’s paradise, Lake Griffin Harbor in Leesburg is situated on the southern shore of Lake Griffin, which forms a part of the much larger Harris Chain of Lakes. LGH has a marina, fishing pier, and boat launch, as well as a clubhouse that is rich in amenities.

StrawBerry Ridge – located just on the outskirts of Tampa – is a friendly gated community that is close to shopping, eateries, beaches, cultural attractions, quality healthcare, and employment and volunteer opportunities.

Contact the Lifestyle Team at Blair Group today for additional information and to schedule a tour of one or more of the above 55+ communities.