It Is Possible to Retire to Florida Affordably – Thanks to Blair Group

Retire to FloridaChoosing to retire to Florida can be a thrilling decision to make. You have worked hard to earn a living and perhaps raise a family. Living in the Sunshine State either part time or year-round will give you the opportunity to devote your retirement to having fun, staying active, and pursuing the activities that might have eluded you while you were working.

At Blair Group, we proudly own and operate a handful of communities in Central FL that specifically cater to the lifestyle goals of adults ages 55 and older. Though distinctly different from one another, all Blair Group communities offer affordably priced and low-maintenance manufactured homes along with great amenities and highly qualified on-site management. Whether you have firmly decided to retire to Florida or are still just exploring your options, we encourage you to learn more about what each Blair Group has to offer. Here is an overview to get you started:

Cypress Lakes®

This 55+ community in Lakeland, FL, boasts two golf courses, a sprawling clubhouse, an on-site restaurant, and breathtaking views of the natural surroundings. Choosing to live here will put you within an easy driving distance of top-rated restaurants and medical facilities as well as one of the most charming downtown districts in Central Florida. Plus, Cypress Lakes’ ideal location between Tampa and Orlando will provide you with convenient access to two international airports and a wide assortment of entertainment options, including theme parks, professional sports venues, performing arts centers, fairgrounds, and casinos.

Bear Creek

Those who retire to Florida and buy a home at Bear Creek live approximately 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and have daily access to a wide range of resort-style amenities that are spread out among three spacious clubhouses. There’s also a golf course and restaurant right next door—easily accessible by golf cart. Additionally, Bear Creek is nestled in a quiet, woodsy area a few miles north of exciting Daytona Beach, which means living here will allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds: a peaceful haven when you’re at home, plus the opportunity to enjoy all the special events of a tourist community whenever you want.

Hyde Park

The popularity of Hyde Park stems from its combination of a great location just outside of Orlando and a short jaunt by foot or golf cart to Downtown Winter Garden, a commercial district that’s bustling with shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Hyde Park also offers a community clubhouse, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, and other amenities that will keep you active and socially connected to your neighbors.

StrawBerry Ridge

This gated community of nearly 900 homes near Tampa has indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and courts for playing tennis and pickleball. StrawBerry Ridge also stands out among 55+ communities for its fully equipped woodworking shop and ceramics studio. What’s more, if you’d like to keep working full or part time after you retire to Florida, you’re likely to find ample employment opportunities in this area.

Lake Griffin Harbor

Located on the shores of Lake Griffin, this gated community is a great place to call home, especially if you love to spend time outdoors. It has a boat launch, marina, fishing pier, observation deck, and more.

At Blair Group, we’re proud that our active adult communities have helped thousands of older adults retire to Florida without over-stretching their retirement savings. When you purchase a home in one of our communities and make low monthly home site lease payments, you’ll have practically unlimited access to a wealth of professionally maintained on-site amenities, and you’ll be conveniently located to pursue all the fishing, boating, golfing, and beach activities that have made the Sunshine State famous the world over.

Contact Blair Group today if you think you might soon want to retire to Florida. We will be pleased to provide you with all the information you need to make a decision about our highly welcoming and affordable 55+ communities.