Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lake Ashton Florida Active Adult Community

The Lake Wales, FL area is lovely.
One of the retirement communities that keeps coming up when I do research on over-55 communities is Lake Ashton, near Lake Wales, Florida.  This master planned community has many of the amenities offered in other age restricted communities, as well as some that are more unique because of the access to the nearby water recreational area.  For those of you who are comparing a variety of retirement communities before making your final decision, here are some features of Lake Ashton that may be of importance to you.

Lake Ashton Amenities

1200 Acres that front Lake Ashton
26,000 sq. ft. clubhouse
Two 18-hole private golf courses
Driving Range
Eagle's Nest Sports Pub
Pro Shop
Boat ramp and dock with slips
RV and Boat Storage area
Indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a whirlpool spa
Movie theater with surround-sound
Bowling alley
Lighted tennis and shuffleboard courts
On-site restaurant and lounge
Ballroom
Library
Game room
Billiards tables
Arts and crafts room, including a kiln for ceramics
Computer lab with internet access
30,000 sq. ft. health and fitness center
Personal Trainer and Nutritionist
Indoor Track, basketball and racquetball court
Weight room and aerobics area
Sauna
24-hour manned gatehouse


Lake Ashton "Green" Retirement Homes

The Lake Ashton community is located in Central Florida between Orlando and Tampa in what is known at the Lakeland-Winter Haven area, near the town of Lake Wales, just off Highway 27.  In addition to the amenities within the community, residents are only about a one hour drive from Tampa where they can visit Busch Gardens.  Within a much shorter drive, residents can enjoy nearby Bok Sanctuary (pictured above), Lake Kissimmee, and Cyprus Gardens.  In the other direction, it is also approximately a one hour drive to Orlando, home of Disney World, Sea World and many other amusement parks and attractions.

This region of Florida, located half-way between the metropolitan areas of Orlando and Tampa, is surrounded by citrus groves and rolling hills, and is dotted with lakes.  It is a fun recreational area for people of all ages.  Lake Ashton is an over-55 gated community that has been designed for adults who want to live an active lifestyle.


The homes are certified "green," which means they have extra insulation, energy saving appliances, and indoor paints and floor coverings that are designed to provide better quality indoor air for a healthier lifestyle.

Homes are also designed for beauty and efficiency, with skylights, custom windows, french doors, art niches, built-in entertainment centers, custom countertops and cabinets, jetted garden bath tubs, and other features commonly found in luxury homes.

Single Family homes start at around $150,000, with larger and more luxurious homes selling for up to $450,000.

How to Visit Lake Ashton and Find Out More

One way to find out more about this eleven year old planned community is through their "Great Escape" program.  You can get a special Lake Ashton rate at a nearby Hampton Inn.  During your stay you will have the opportunity to meet current homeowners, get a guided tour, and see the model homes, golf courses and other amenities.

If you want to set up your own Great Escape, call (866) 525-3274 to make the arrangements.

Sources:

http://www.55places.com/florida/communities/lake-ashton
http://www.lakeashton.com/

If you are interested in learning more about your retirement options, you may want to read additional articles from this blog in the section entitled "Great Places to Retire in the United States."  Shown below are all the index articles for this blog.  If you click on one of the titles below, you will find a list of additional helpful blog posts on each topic:

Gifts, Travel and Family Relationships

Great Places for Boomers to Retire Overseas

Great Places to Retire in the United States

Health and Medical Topics for Baby Boomers

Money and Financial Planning for Retirement


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Photo of Bok Sanctuary courtesy of www.en.wikipedia.org/commons

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a dream retirement community. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this information,the blog was very helpful.As you mentioned I can understand that every retiree has different type of necessities, preferred leisure and financial support. Most of the senior citizens have only one thing in mind i.e. comfortable living. However, one can now easily find many Adult retirement homes in PA which provide not only the benefits of comfortable living but also fulfils their luxury home dreams with quality moedern amenities that they desire to have.

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