Some of the best retirement communities in Florida offer the active adult an array of features and amenities that are sure to please. Whether you are starting your search for Florida retirement communities or you are already strongly considering active senior living as a lifestyle you will enjoy upon retirement, Lake Ashton offers you everything you could ever want in a retirement community and more. Let us take a journey through Lake Ashton and get you acquainted with one of the best senior retirement communities.
We understand that finding the best retirement communities in Florida can be difficult. You want to find a community that offers you the features and amenities that cater to your own hobbies and interests. When it comes to Florida adult communities you may be looking at all areas of Florida but you should seriously consider what would be best for you. Would a coastal city on one of Florida’s beaches be ideal? Or would you prefer retirement communities in Florida that are further inland and offer different types of scenery and activities?
Florida offers you a warm climate that caters to year round outdoor activities, making it ideal for retirees who are looking for Florida adult communities. You can go boating, fishing, sailing, and water skiing. You could opt to walk, jog, hike, or bike one of the many nature trails that are unique to Florida. You can see much of our wildlife and nature within many of the cities that each have their own unique charm and draw. Some quick facts about Florida include:
Nickname – Sunshine State
State Flower – Orange Blossom
Capital – Tallahassee
Longest River – St. Johns, 273 miles
Largest Lake – Lake Okeechobee, 700 square miles
Florida is ideal for senior retirement communities because it offers fun in the sun all year long. Should you end up with a rain shower, most times, if you wait fifteen minutes or so, the weather will be bright and sunny again. Although this is an ongoing joke among Florida residents, it happens to be mostly true making the joke funnier. It is the sun and the warm climate that makes Florida retirement communities ideal for retirees, especially those who are originally from the north and cannot handle the cold winters any more.
The Ideal Area for Florida Retirement Communities
Lake Ashton is located in Lake Wales, Florida. Lake Wales rests among rolling hills with many clear lakes that offer year-round recreational opportunities. The area boasts of rich soil and a warm climate nine out of twelve months. We are known for our citrus industry is it has been a major contributor to the local economy since the earliest days of Lake Wales. More recently, the area has been successful in attracting other industries such as light manufacturing, construction, and electronics. The City Commission and administration encourages quality growth and economic development without infringing on the natural beauty of the area, which is important to the area’s residents.
There are many things to see and do in the area. There is the Depot Museum, the Lake Wales Arts Council that provides programs in the arts and local history, the Kegel Bowling Center, Fiddler’s Ridge Winery and more. Also, there is a 2.25 mile biking and hiking path along the shores of Lake Wales, a 300 acre freshwater lake. Many community groups such as the YMCA, Tourist Club, and Senior Center offer organized leisure activities as well. In an active senior living community, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the offerings that the area’s clubs promote.
The area is ideal for Florida retirement communities because it offers the small town charm that you may not get in larger Florida cities. It also offers some of the tourist type things to enjoy or you can settle in as a resident and enjoy some of the smaller boutiques and cafes of the area. Many of the smaller places are owned by residents of Lake Wales so you can feel confident that you are maximizing your support for the local economy when living in our active senior living community. What better way to live than in the senior retirement communities that allow you to support the local area?
The Name Behind Lake Ashton
Lake Ashton is one of Florida’s premier senior retirement communities, developed by Century Residential. With over thirty years of developing secure, senior retirement communities it is not a surprise that Century Residential has been nationally recognized for providing one of the Top 50 Outstanding Master-Planned Residential Developments. Century Residential is known for creating superb community amenities, with quality home construction at an exceptional value. They offer exceptional homeowners warranties, special home financing programs, all handled by a professional and experienced staff.
The Active Senior Living Community
After driving through Lake Wales, you will arrive at Lake Ashton, the best in Florida adult communities. Our 24 hour, manned, gated community is set on over 1,200 acres of choice virgin ranch land that fronts the serene waters of Lake Ashton and Lake Ashton West. As you drive in to Lake Ashton you will be greeted with beautiful scenery and our 26,000 square foot Clubhouse. The clubhouse is the center of attention at Lake Ashton. It is the place where you can enjoy many events and activities with friends and family. It gives you a real feel for what retirement communities in Florida should be like.
Full dining and lounge facilities
On- site courses for you to learn about computers, crafts, or something else
Computer lab with full Internet access
Four lane bowling center
Surround sound theater
Exercise and fitness center with saunas
Oversized heated pool
Library, game room, art and crafts room with a kiln
Billiards and Bocce ball
Lighted tennis and shuffleboard courts
Full time social activities director
Next, you will drive through the community and pass some of our lovely homes that makes active senior living comfortable. Once you arrive at our fully appointed Pro Shop, you can take a break at the Eagles’ Nest Sports Pub. We have two 18-hole private owned championship golf courses and a driving range. In our opinion, golfing should be a part of all retirement communities in Florida.
At our Health and Fitness Center, you can keep your bones and muscles strong to prevent injury. This is a crucial amenity in any of Florida’s senior retirement communities. Health and fitness are important as we age. Whether a senior community offers a state of the art fitness center or not, is a feature to strongly consider when looking at Florida adult communities. At Lake Ashton, we offer an on-site personal trainer, massage therapist, and nutritionist. Stay fit with our weight room, and sports and aerobic area. Remain active with our indoor heated pool, track, and basketball court, pickle ball courts. And when it’s all said and done, relax in our calming sauna!
We also have a boat launch ramp and dock with slips, RV and boat storage area, and our onsite full service banking by Center State Bank. This is just the beginning when it comes to ideal senior retirement communities! You may be starting to think why you should consider other Florida retirement communities when Lake Ashton has everything you could ever want and need. There are many retirement communities in Florida but Lake Ashton really is one of the best.
Our Beautiful Homes
There are two series of homes to choose from: our Islander Series and our Adventurer Series. Our Adventurer Series homes feature a two car garage plus an RV garage for our traveling residents. This series also features a screened veranda and a living and dining room suited for entertaining guests. Our Islander Series homes feature two car garages, a screened veranda, and a living room and dining room that are sure to please. Some of our Islander homes also feature a golf cart garage.
Our Environments for Living program fulfills the need to each of us to be better stewards of our plan and bodies. This program offers you a better quality of life and that is something to think about when considering other retirement communities in Florida. Our state of the art homes are designed to save the earth’s resources, create better air quality, and save you money. These homes meet specific building standards and are Green Certified. They are built to be energy efficient with advanced durability and comfort. They provide you with greater insulation, energy saving appliances, and water saving plumbing fixtures. They feature natural paints and floor coverings, rated to provide better indoor air quality and enable you to live in a healthier environment. Who does not want to live in one of the healthiest retirement communities in Florida?
We feel senior retirement communities should give you the ability to implement your own personality into your home. We offer design professionals to make your house into your dream home. The floor plans are flexible and allow you to create a space for your lifestyle. Many Florida retirement communities do not offer this kind of home customization. There are hundreds of choices to reflect your personal style. You can personalize your interior space with tray ceilings, sun tunnel skylights, pocket doors, built in entertainment centers, cut cabinetry and countertops, name brand appliances, a vast selection of flooring options, and more. Your house will be your home from now until indefinitely. Therefore, you deserve to have what you want in your home that makes it uniquely yours. Owning your dream home and living independently is one of the best reasons to choose our active senior living lifestyle.
The Best Retirement Communities in Florida
We’ve told you we are one of the best Florida adult communities around and we mean it! You get to maintain your independence at Lake Ashton with home ownership and the ability to come and go as you please. You are not forced to partake in any of the events or activities we offer. You can choose to visit Lake Wales or enjoy all the Lake Ashton has to offer. Most residents feel most safe in Florida retirement communities that are gated, with limited access to outsiders. Lake Ashton is securely gated, keeping you safe. You will also get to savor new friendships and enjoy the company of old friends. You will get to hone your tennis skills or enjoy the coolness of a fresh autumn night. You can swim every day of the year or meet your neighbors for lunch at the restaurant. You can join your friends for a drink in the lounge or compete on the golf course. We provide you the best among retirement communities in Florida.
The best way to experience Florida adult communities and the best in active senior living is with an overnight visit using our exclusive Great Escape program. You will stay at the Hampton Inn at a special rate, which is located two miles outside the gates of our community. During your visit, you will see why we have received numerous “Community of the Year” awards. You will get to experience quality Florida adult communities and the Lake Ashton lifestyle. You will have a personal community representative that will take you on a guided tour of our Clubhouse, Health and Fitness Center, our Golf Pro Shop, and our model homes. You will see a variety of home sites, each with their own unique view. You will also enjoy the scenic vistas while having refreshments at our sports pub. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet with our Activities Director, Wellness Coordinator, and Golf Pro. Best of all, you are invited to talk with our residents to get a true picture and feel for active senior living is all about! You will learn why we are one of the best Florida retirement communities around.
This is the best place to retire among Florida adult communities. It does not get any better than Lake Ashton. We have set the standard for retirement living the way you imagined. At Lake Ashton, you get to experience the lifestyle that upscale retirement communities in Florida provide without the upscale price. Request a brochure or come visit us!