Why is Florida among the best places to live? Because we have year round outdoor fun! If you are looking for the best place to live in America for active adults, Florida is the place to consider. Our climate is almost always friendly to outdoor events, gatherings, and more. It is warm even in the winter. The sun shines more days than it is hidden. Plus, we have so much to see and do in Florida. We also have the best retirement communities in the country so you can thoroughly enjoy your retirement years.
Lake Ashton is one of the best retirement communities in Florida due to its proximity to both coasts, theme parks and other entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping, and more. It is a community designed as the best place to live for active adults who want the freedom of their independence, the fun of activities and events, and friends who are life-long companions.
Statistics bout Florida
Florida was the 27th state to be admitted to the United States. Our capital is Tallahassee and we have many economic strengths that make Florida one of the best places to live in America. Plus, our great year round weather makes it ideal for active adults who just want to retire in the best place to live in America.
Nickname: Sunshine State
State Flower: Orange Blossom
Total State Area: 58,560 square miles
Total Water Area: 4,308 square miles
Coastline: 1,197 Statute miles
Number of golf courses: over 1,250 (Florida has more golf courses than any other state)
Tourism: We have over 87.3 million visitors a year and are the top travel destination in the world.
Agriculture: Florida produces about 37 percent of the U.S. oranges and about 40 percent of the world’s orange juice supply.
Taxes: We have one of the lowest tax burdens on our residents ranking at number five out of our 50 states. We also do not have a state income tax.
Average temperature: 82.7 degrees Fahrenheit in the summers and 68.5 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter.
Cape Canaveral is America’s primary launch pad for space flights.
Key Largo is known as the Dive Capital of the World
Siesta Key beach has the whitest beach sand in the world. It is 99 percent pure quartz crystal and is therefore cool to the feet.
No matter where you are in Florida, you are never more than 60 miles from the ocean.
Walt Disney World encompasses 30,500 acres, making it about the same size as San Francisco.
Approximately 46 million people visit Walt Disney World annually.
Orlando’s Wet N’ Wild waterpark was the first water park in the world and is one of the few that can stay open all year long.
Tampa’s Clearwater Beach is recorded for having the “most days of sunshine” in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Where else can you live than in the best state to retire? Florida has it all and Lake Ashton offers you the ability to enjoy it all in one of the best places to live in America.
Why Lake Ashton is the Best Place to Live
We have over 1,200 acres of choice virgin Florida ranch land fronting the serene waters of Lake Ashton. We are a gated community that offers you security and peace of mind. Our gatehouse is manned 24 hours a day. The weather is great year round for outdoor activities with your friends and family. It is the best place to live if you enjoy relaxing or playing outdoors and enjoying the benefits of beautiful weather.
We bring together elegance and value in a master planned, active adult community, which makes Lake Ashton one of the best places to live in America. We set the standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, security, and affordability for Florida retirement communities. This really is the best place to live in America! We have a 26,000 square foot clubhouse that features a bowling center, a grand ballroom, a theater, a library and game room, billiards and a whirlpool spa. Our 30,000 square foot health and fitness center has a weight room, indoor track and basketball courts, Racquetball courts, Pickle Ball courts, and heated pool along with a personal trainer and massage therapist. There are also two 18-hole private championship golf courses for your enjoyment and a driving range. We have a fully appointed pro shop and our Eagles’ Nest Sports Pub to enjoy after your day of golfing.
Lake Ashton is one of the best retirement communities and one of the most active. We offer so many things to do in our gated community you never have to leave to get a full day’s worth of activities. You can fish, bicycle, play tennis on one of our lighted tennis courts, and lounge in the spa. You can go boating, sailing, skiing, walking, jogging, and hiking. We also have organized social activities for the days that you just do not feel like being on your own. You can join in with other retirees in events and activities sure to please everyone.
Many Florida retirement communities offer a range of activities for the active adult lifestyle but few offer the luxury of freedom of enjoying those activities on your time. You can stimulate your mind by participating in clubs, clinics, groups and more. We have computer clubs, book clubs, painting, and scrap booking lessons. You can learn about genealogy or play Bridge. Rejuvenate your body by staying active with dancing, golf, bowling, tennis, biking and general exercise. Inspire your soul by sharing your values and beliefs with your neighbors. We have bible studies, holiday home tours and more where you can volunteer your time and help others in Florida communities. Lake Ashton is the best place to live in America because of all the great social groups, activities and interest groups we offer.
The Best Retirement Cities in America
Pretty much any city in Florida can be considered as one of the best retirement cities in America. We are sure that states like California and Arizona have some of the best retirement cities in the United States as well. Yet, we are partial to Florida because there is so much to see and do. Lake Wales, one of the best retirement cities in our opinion, is located in the central part of Florida. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, you are just a short drive away from the fun and adventures both main cities have to offer. There are many things to see and do in Lake Wales too! With historic tours, Bok Tower and Spook Hill, you cannot run out of things to do in the local area either. Plus, the area’s local eateries and shops give a quaint feel to one of the best retirement cities in the country. There is so much to offer in the area you can spend the rest of your retirement years exploring.
Where else do you consider is one of the best places to live in the United States? Is Florida at the top of your “Best Places to Live in America” list? Consider Florida’s climate, our cities, our amenities and more before you think to rule it out. We offer you more than you can even imagine as one of the best retirement cities in the U.S.
We Are the Best Place to Live in America
Lake Ashton has been developed by Century Residential. Century Residential has been recognized nationally for providing one of the Top 50 Outstanding Master-Planned Residential Developments. Century Residential has over 30 years of providing fun-filled, secure, active adult lifestyles to ensure that today’s active adult will experience the lifestyle they deserve in one of the best places to live in America.
At Lake Ashton, you can be sure that everything we stand for is provided to you. These benefits include:
• Superb Community Amenities
• Quality Home Construction
• Exceptional Value
• Exceptional Homeowners Warranty
• Special Home Financing Programs
• Professional and Experienced Staff
At Lake Ashton, we set the standard for retirement living the way you imagined. We offer you the best place to live in one of the best retirement cities in the country.
Another Reason to Live in Lake Ashton
You can build the home of your dreams with a motor coach or golf cart garage if you would like. We offer many different layouts and features for you to choose from when creating your dream home. We have reasonable pricing and the ability to build green homes to save you some green in the long run.
Our single-family homes all feature a two car garage and screened veranda. Motor coach garage homes each feature a two car garage plus the motor coach garage and screened verandas. Lake Ashton is the best place to live among Florida retirement communities and Florida active adult communities.
Our state of the art homes are designed to save resources, create better air quality, and save you money. Our Green homes are Certified Green and provide you with greater insulation, energy saving appliances, and water saving plumbing fixtures. They feature floor coverings and paints that are rated to provide greater indoor air quality, enabling you to live in a healthier environment. We feel that it is an important role for all of us to be better stewards of our planet and our bodies and our “Environments for Living” program goes a long way at fulfilling this role without the premium price tag. This program meets specific building standards and results in homes that are more comfortable, durable, healthy, safe, and energy and water efficient. This is why we have one of the best retirement communities in Florida, why we are the best place to live in America, and why you should want to live at Lake Ashton.
Imagine Your Retirement
It is time that you imagined your retirement. Do you see yourself living in one of the best retirement cities? Are you an active adult and want a community that offers you independence and freedom? Do you feel that a community like Lake Ashton offers you enough amenities and events to keep you feeling young in body, mind, and spirit? Do you see Lake Ashton as the best place to live in America? We want you to feel at home here and we feel like we can give you everything you need and dreamed of for your retirement. That is what makes Lake Ashton the best place to live when you retire.
Visiting the Best Place to Live in Florida
You can visit the best place to live with our “Great Escape” program. This program affords you an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn at a special Lake Ashton rate. Then you will have the opportunity to meet our stand and our existing homeowners. You will experience the Lake Ashton lifestyle and the quality of one of the best retirement communities in Florida. During your visit, your personal community representative will take you on a tour of the clubhouse, fitness center, our custom model homes, and the golf courses. You will also get to enjoy the scenic views of the lake and the golf courses while having a snack and refreshing beverage at our sports pub.
Plus, you will meet with our Activities Director, Wellness Coordinator, our Golf Pro, and best of all our residents. It will become apparent why Lake Ashton is one of the best places to live in America and has received numerous “Community of the Year” awards. The most important quality at Lake Ashton is the happiness of our homeowners and we hope that you will soon become one as well in the best place to live. Come visit us today to find out how elegance and value perfectly combine to provide you with the retirement lifestyle you deserve.
If you are not ready to commit to a visit of one of the best retirement communities around, we encourage you to request one of our free brochures. Not only will you receive an extensive information packet about our active adult community, but you will also receive the award winning Ashton Links monthly eNewsletter where you can read about what is happening here. Plus, we are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about our community. There are many active adult communities in Florida but Lake Ashton is among the best retirement communities and is considered the best place to live among our residents.