Highland Lakes Overview
Surrounded by seven small lakes and natural wetlands, Highland Lakes by Pringle Development is a vibrant active adult community in a picturesque area of Leesburg, central Florida. The lakes allow for model sailboat racing and catch-and-release fishing. Other ways to enjoy nature at Highland Lakes include three nature trails where residents like to reflect while observing foxes, eagles, and cranes. Many of the plants along the paths are even labeled for easy identification. Other on-site recreation and activity options include over 50 special interest groups and a clubhouse with activities director.
Despite the tranquil setting, Highland Lakes is in proximity to the Florida Turnpike for easy access to metropolitan Orlando and other important areas. Not only do residents enjoy the serenity, but also benefit from peace of mind with gated access. With a total of 938 residences, Highland Lakes is just the right size to make many new friends, but to also allow for a sense of privacy when desired.
Highland Lakes Amenities
The large Highland Lakes clubhouse is the proud focal point where many activities are available. Residents have many choices for getting exercise: the fitness room, an indoor walking track, heated indoor pool, outdoor lap pool, and tennis courts. Outdoor options for fun activities include four bocce ball courts, a softball field, and eight shuffleboard courts.
Hobbyists have use of a nicely outfitted woodcraft building and craft room with kitchen facilities. Lounge areas include a multi-purpose room and library with billiards. Highland Lakes in Leesburg also provides homeowners with free RV and boat storage.
Highland Lakes Homes & Real Estate
Homes were built between 1990 and 1999 by Pringle Development and are moderately sized between 1,040 and 1,852 square feet with low monthly homeowner association dues. Buyers can choose from housing inventory with two to three bedrooms, two baths, and one to two-car garages. Since Highland Lakes at Leesburg is an established community, many of the homes have mature, wonderful Florida landscaping that even includes lemon, orange, and grapefruit trees. Other elements included that allow for maximum enjoyment of Florida's climate are screened lanais cool tile floors and Florida rooms. Layouts feature open floor plans with family rooms and dens. The interiors are appointed with wood floors, skylights, cathedral ceilings, dual vanities and sinks, walk-in closets, and bay windows.
Highland Lakes Leesburg Lifestyle
There are many clubs to join, lots of which meet at the clubhouse facilities. In addition, Highland Lakes employs a full-time activities director who keeps things organized. Biking and walking trails wind among the lakes which are accessible to those who like fishing, engage in friendly model sailboat races, or simply enjoy aquatic tranquility. Some of the over 50 activity groups residents can partake in are aerobics, bingo, bowling, country line dancing, golf, pickleball, quilting, and yoga.
Since Highland Lakes is close to the Florida Turnpike, residents will find it easy to travel to the International Orlando airport, museums, outlet malls, and Orlando's world class attractions. Active adults can easily explore Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World with their grandchildren, but are far enough from the hectic pace of the expanding urban areas. The area around Leesburg and central Florida in general is a haven for anglers and boaters with plenty of lakes, fish camps, and marinas. Going west, beaches can be reached within an hour's drive. Highland Lakes is also within an hour of the Ocala National Forest.