As a retiree, you want to live in the best retirement communities in Florida. As an active adult, you still want your freedom to do as you please while still experiencing the camaraderie of those your age. You want to have a community that offers you many on site activities while giving you a level of maintenance and care that helps you to enjoy your retirement years. Therefore, you want a community that is close to shopping, restaurants, and attractions while still giving you a level of safety and care you need. Places that offer you fun, freedom, and friends are your idea of great retirement communities. Florida is the best place to retire too as there is so much to do and see within a reasonable driving distance from our community.
Lake Ashton offers you the best in retirement communities. Florida is home to sunshine and warmth, which offers year round outdoor activities such as swimming, golfing, biking, and more. Many Florida retirement communities offer some of these activities but not all offer you the freedom of choice like Lake Ashton. You get the opportunity to live independently in a home that you own. You can come and go as you please, enjoy any and all activities and events offered both on and off site, and you get to know your neighbors as fun friends who love the same hobbies and activities as you.
About the Lake Wales Area
Lake Ashton is located in Lake Wales, Florida. The land around the city was surveyed in 1879 by Sidney Irving Wales. He changed the name of Watts Lake to Lake Wales. The city itself was established near the lake in 1911. Civil Engineer, Allen Carelton Nydegger, was contracted by the Lake Wales Land Company to plot out the community. He and his crew spent months plotting the city we know and love today. In 1925, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a new line from Haines City to Everglades City and opened a depot at Lake Wales. Lake Wales was officially incorporated in April 1917.
The town of Lake Wales lies near the geographical center of the Florida peninsula. Lake Wales is approximately 14 square miles with just shy of five percent being water. This area is known for its humid subtropical zone making it ideal for new retirement communities. Lake Wales is also known for Grassy Lake Preserve, which is a 185 acre preserve that is primarily made up of Lake Wales Ridge scrub land.
Situated between Orlando and Tampa, you are just a short drive away from the fun and adventures both main cities have to offer. When your grandchildren and children come to visit, you will be able to enjoy Disney or Busch Gardens with them without the worry of being so far from home. You are also within an hour or two of either coast giving you the ability to spend the day at the beach with your loved ones. We believe that new retirement communities should not constrain you to your own area but allow you to travel conveniently to other cities within the state. You deserve to enjoy your retirement at one of the best retirement communities in Florida.
Attractions Around the Area
Some of the area’s local attractions include Bok Tower Gardens; Spook Hill; Grove House, located across from Florida’s Natural processing plant; and more. It was also the home of Chalet Suzanne, which closed in 2014. These attractions add to the area’s charm and the area’s new retirement communities are ideal for retirees looking to live near these known attractions.
Chalet Suzanne, also known as the Carleton club, was originally envisioned as a magnificent residential resort for those who enjoyed tennis and golf. It was a vision of the cheese baron James L. Kraft and Carl and Bertha Hinshaw. When Carl died in 1931, Bertha opened her home as a restaurant and inn to travelers. The home boasts of 14 different levels. In 1943, it was largely destroyed by fire, yet quickly rebuilt with the use of salvage parts from other buildings on the land. The Chalet has been featured in many publications including The New Yorker, Life, National Geographic, and Time magazine. The Hinshaw family still owns the property although it is no longer open to the public and the business and property are up for sale.
About Retirement Communities in Florida
With the baby boomers coming of age, they want a place to relax and enjoy the rest of their lives. They want to remain active and feeling young. Therefore, retirement communities in Florida need to offer retirees events, activities, and the freedom to choose where and when they want to do something. We offer a clubhouse, fitness center, golf course and so much more.
Retirement communities in Florida, especially Central Florida, are increasing at a phenomenal rate of speed and they compete for your time and interest. There are new retirement communities popping up everywhere and each offers you something unique and different from the next. For instance, you can own your home, have full independence, rent your living space, have weekly cleaning services, and more that are all included in the price you pay to live in their retirement communities. Florida offers the best weather, the most sun, and the most fun.
About Lake Ashton
Never before has elegance and value been so perfectly defined in our master planned, active adult Florida retirement communities. We have over 1,200 acres of choice virgin Florida ranch land fronting the serene waters of Lake Ashton. We are a gated community with a 26,000 square foot clubhouse. The weather is great year round for outdoor activities with your friends and family. It is a great place to retire if you enjoy relaxing or playing outdoors and enjoying the benefits of beautiful weather.
Our clubhouse features a full dining room, a grand ballroom, a bowling center, a theater and a computer lab to name a few. The health and fitness center allows you access to a personal trainer and nutritionist, an indoor heated pool, track and basketball court, a weight room, and more. We have two 18-hole private championship golf courses, a sports pub, a pro shop, boat docks, tennis courts, and more that is sure to appeal to many different hobbyists and gamers. Plus, you can feel secure in the community with our 24 hour manned gatehouse. We want your experience at our community to be what you have always dreamed without worry or concern for your safety. That is what retirement and retirement communities in Florida should be about!
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 their 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 at their retirement communities. Florida offers you the perfect setting and Lake Ashton is the perfect place to retire because of all the great social groups, activities and interest groups we offer. No other Florida retirement communities offer this level of fun and safety.
About Retirement Homes in Florida
We offer two series of homes from which to choose: our Islander Series and our Adventurer Series homes. You can choose from a two bedroom, two bath, two car garage home with a golf cart garage to a three bedroom, two bath home with a two car garage plus an RV garage. Our retirement homes in Florida are affordable and you can customize your home to suit your wants and needs for the ultimate in comfort and design.
All of our new retirement communities’ homes are Green Certified for the best in efficiency and indoor air quality. This saves you money on your bills so you can enjoy retirement and breathe easy knowing your home is a healthy place to stay. The Green Islander Series homes feature floor coverings and paints that are rated to provide greater indoor air quality and enabling you to live in one of the healthiest retirement homes in Florida.
We believe that each of us has an important role to be better stewards of our planet and bodies. Our “environments for living” program encompasses this belief and helps make Lake Ashton one of the best retirement communities in Florida. This program meets specific building standards and are designed to save the earth’s resources, create better air quality, and save you money on your monthly bills. We offer single-family retirement homes in Florida and motor coach garage homes priced from the low $200’s.
Many Florida retirement communities do not offer the customization of your chosen home. You can enjoy luxury living without the luxury price. We have professional designers to help you create peace and beauty in your home. You can personalize your home with the best array of choices from countertops to flooring, cabinets to wall colors, quality name brand appliances, and more. You can opt for pocket doors, French doors, custom windows and skylights, built-ins and niches. With affordable pricing and a top-notch builder, your dream home can become a reality.
Century Residential, our builder, has been nationally recognized for providing one of the Top 50 Outstanding Master-Planned Retirement Communities in Florida. They have over 30 years of experience providing fun-filled, secure, and upscale active adult lifestyle retirement communities. Florida is ideal for the active adult and allows you to experience the lifestyle you deserve.
The Best in New Retirement Communities
Lake Ashton is one of the premier active adult new retirement communities in the Central Florida area. We have set the standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, security, and affordability for retirement communities. Florida offers it all when it comes to great weather and Lake Ashton offers it all when it comes to the best retirement homes in Florida. You will benefit from superb community amenities, quality home construction, exceptional homeowners warranty, special home financing options, exceptional value, and professional and experienced help from our staff. Lake Ashton is the best place to retire among Florida active adult communities and Florida retirement communities as we have set the standard for retirement living.
Visit us today to find out how we have perfectly designed a community around your active lifestyle. You will meet our staff and existing homeowners. Your personal community representative will take you on a guided tour of our state of the art amenities and show you the beautiful, scenic views that you will see only in Florida retirement communities. You will also have the opportunity to meet our activities director, wellness coordinator, and golf pro. You will see for yourself why we have received numerous “Community of the Year” awards since 2002 and why our residents are happy here. Florida and Lake Ashton are waiting for you.
Retirement communities in Florida want your business but we want YOU. We want you to feel at home and relax in our new retirement communities. We want you to belong to a community of people with similar interests. Visit us online to book your visit to Lake Ashton. We are waiting to hear from you. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with Lake Ashton. Retirement communities in Florida are everywhere but Lake Ashton is simply the best choice.