|The Lake Wales, FL area is lovely.|
Lake Ashton Amenities
1200 Acres that front Lake Ashton
26,000 sq. ft. clubhouse
Two 18-hole private golf courses
Eagle's Nest Sports Pub
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
Lighted tennis and shuffleboard courts
On-site restaurant and lounge
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
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.
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