While construction may have slowed in most areas, new retirement communities continue to sprout up throughout the state of Florida. This is because every year more and more retirees decide to realize their dream of retiring in the Sunshine State. While some of them come and stay permanently, others only call Florida home a few months out of the year, as they escape the harsh winter conditions in their northern home state.
New Florida retirement communities seem to keep raising the bar on luxury. For today’s senior, retirement doesn’t mean sitting on a couch day after day. Today’s seniors are active and involved, committed to living the best years of their life to the fullest! The right retirement community can help them accomplish that.
Award-winning Lake Ashton is arguably one of the most amazing new retirement communities to be developed in Central Florida. The 1,200 acre luxury resort is located in the small town of Lake Wales, which is between the bustling hot spots of Tampa and Orlando. The area is rural enough to provide a more relaxing lifestyle, yet close enough to the entertainment and theme parks. Even Florida’s world-famous beaches, on either coast, are only a short drive away.
The resort offers a variety of floor plans from a series of smaller vacation homes for those who only plan to live in Florida part of the year, to the Green Islander series for those seniors looking to be environmentally conscious with an energy efficient home. They even have Motor Coach models with specially designed garages for housing motor homes.
New retirement communities such as Lake Ashton have raised the bar on community amenities. Lake Ashton’s grand Clubhouse measures in at an amazing 26,000 square feet. The lavish space features full dining and lounge facilities, as well as a Grand Ballroom for social functions. Residents also get full use of the four lane bowling center, movie theater with surround sound, library, game room, billiard room, arts and crafts room (complete with a kiln), and a computer lab. Outside, residents can enjoy the Florida sunshine from the splendid, oversized swimming pool or relax with a soak in the whirlpool spa.
New retirement communities encourage an active lifestyle for their senior residents. Lake Ashton ‘s 30,000 square foot Health and Fitness Center includes an on-staff personal trainer and nutritionist as well as an indoor heated pool, an indoor track, indoor basketball court, a weight room, sports and aerobic spaces, a racquetball court, a sauna, and a massage therapist.
For the avid golfer, Lake Ashton has two championship 18-hole private golf courses, a sports pub, pro shop, and driving range. Additional outdoor amenities include tennis and shuffleboard courts, a boat ramp, and a hobby shop.
Designed to provide a luxurious and active lifestyle for today’s senior looking to live their best years yet, Lake Ashton is heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to new retirement communities. They are waiting to open the gates and welcome you home!