Royal Highlands Overview
Royal Highlands by Pringle is an active adult community located among rolling hills in Leesburg, Florida. This world-class golf community sits on just under 1,100 acres, with nearly 35 percent of the land set aside for conservation. The natural preserves are a home to native birds, waterfowl, and other wildlife. There are four lakes on-site where Royal Highlands residents can go fishing and canoeing.
The crown jewel of this gated community is the Monarch golf course, where Royal Highlands residents get preferred rates and tee times. Members of the public are allowed to play with a resident. Beautifully designed around this golf course, Royal Highlands in Leesburg Florida is located close enough to urban conveniences, yet provides serenity in a country setting about ten minutes away from downtown Leesburg. The mild three-season climate and low crime rates of the greater Leesburg area make Royal Highlands a perfect place for Baby Boomers.
Royal Highlands Amenities
Royal Highlands has two clubhouses. Indoor amenities include a fitness center with covered pool, card room, arts and crafts room, library, and billiards. There is a restaurant adjacent to the golf course called The Crown and Shield. The Great Hall has a ballroom, stage, and dance floor and is host to many entertainment acts and community functions.
An outdoor pool is perfect for soaking up the Florida sunshine. Residents at Royal Highlands can also get together for some friendly competition over a game of softball, tennis, bocce ball, or horseshoes on the scenic outdoor courts. There are also picnic areas, which provide easy access to community lakes. The 18-hole, par-72 championship Monarch golf course features picturesque lakes and rolling hills and is a challenging, but fun way to spend part of the day. Multiple tees insure that everyone can play at his or her level.
Royal Highlands Homes & Real Estate
Construction of Royal Highlands in Leesburg Florida began in 1999 by Pringle and was completed in 2005. A total of 1,500 single-family ranch-style homes make up this 55 and over community. Throughout the construction of Royal Highlands, Pringle offered several dozen different floor plan designs. As a result, current homebuyers will find a wide range of different models on the resale home market.
Houses range in sizes from 1,100 to nearly 3,000 square feet and are available on a resale basis. Some homes include premium lots with views of the golf course or the protected land. Other available options are homes with three-car garages or in-ground pools. Many houses at Royal Highlands have screened in porches. Housing prices vary accordingly, but start out fairly affordable.
Royal Highlands Lifestyle
Residents at Royal Highlands definitely enjoy a desirable country club lifestyle. However, there are many other ways to spend the days. The Great Hall for example is a very busy place. A full-time activities director plans monthly breakfasts, holiday parties, and other special events. Residents also are involved in many plays and concerts throughout the year. There are dozens of established social clubs at Royal Highlands, with the following interests represented: arts and crafts, sports, cards, computers, dancing, singing, health, alternative health, regional, travel and more.
Leesburg, Florida is conveniently located between Ocala and Orlando. This area offers a lot in scenic beauty, shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities. Ocala is very family friendly and offers countless options of different restaurants and ongoing events. For family entertainment, Ocala features year round theater performances, concerts, public festivals, dance recitals, and special museum exhibits. When the grandchildren come to visit, Orlando is the perfect destination to enjoy Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens. For beach getaways, the Gulf of Mexico is only 45 miles to the west, and Atlantic coastal beaches are 90 miles away to the east.