Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is a gated, active adult community 30 miles north of Orlando in the historic college town of DeLand, Florida. A small-town atmosphere combined with an ideal location, world-class amenities and an active lifestyle has drawn retirees from around the country to Cresswind at Victoria Gardens.
Tucked away in DeLand, Cresswind at Victoria Gardens provides a small town way of life, yet is only one mile away from I-4, and conveniently located near two malls. Beaches are within 30 minutes reach. Homeowners at Cresswind at Victoria Gardens are mostly 55 and over, but up to 20% of the members in this community can be age 50-54.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is part of the Victoria Park master planned community consisting of four separate neighborhoods. Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is the only age-restricted enclave in the Victoria Park development. Construction of Cresswind at Victoria Gardens started in 2001 by The St. Joe Company who built approximately 360 homes. Upon completion, there will be an estimated 1,070 homes in Cresswind at Victoria Gardens.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens Amenities
At the heart of Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is a 20,100 square-foot clubhouse, which features an exciting lineup of amenities. The fitness center includes the latest high-end cardiovascular and weight training equipment to make it easy for residents to stay in shape. For leisurely activities, neighbors can come together and enjoy activities in the card room, as well as the pottery and arts and crafts rooms. After a friendly game of billiards, perhaps a casual lunch or dinner at the Gardens Cafe would hit the spot. A library and computers allow residents to stay connected. For social gatherings, the Magnolia Ballroom plays host to community events.
When residents want a change from the indoors, they can enjoy Har-Tru tennis courts and a bocce ball court, followed by a relaxing swim in the heated outdoor pool. Walking and biking trails lead through community parks, where residents like to mingle and enjoy the beautiful native vegetation and gorgeous views. One of the factors that makes Cresswind at Victoria Gardens unique is that it contains over 400 acres that have been set aside as conservation areas. Residents can observe wildlife and the native Florida habitat from their doorsteps and back yards.
Golfers will relish the beautiful 18-hole, par 72 Victoria Hills Golf Club that winds through the adjacent Victoria Hills community. This Ron Garl designed course is meticulously woven into the natural flow of the area's rolling hills and towering oaks and Augusta pines. The course was named among Golf Worlds "Top 50 Public Courses in America." This serene, yet challenging course will test golfers of all skill levels.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens Homes & Real Estate
At completion, Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is scheduled to feature a total of 1,070 homes. The community offers 19 magnificent single-family homes. The homes are divided into six different groups that include the Garden, Trellis, Vineyard and Vineyard Estate, Botanical and Floral collections.
Regardless of which collection or model residents choose, their homes will be built with eco friendly materials and have energy efficient systems while including features that enhance comfort. All houses showcase elegant architecture and many homesites are situated on tree-lined streets with reflection ponds and views of natural conservation areas.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens Lifestyle
Residents in Cresswind at Victoria Gardens enjoy a casual, small-town way of life with a true sense of community spirit. A full-time activity director is on hand, and there is a long list of clubs residents can join. Some of these clubs are: classical music, painting, book club, travel, trail and hiking, bowling league, Wii players, table tennis, Single's club, and photography - just to name a few. Regardless of your passion, you are likely to find other like-minded neighbors in Cresswind at Victoria Gardens who share your zest for living life to the fullest.
DeLand is home to Stetson University, the oldest private college in Florida. A thirty minute drive, and residents find themselves in Orlando with Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. For even more excitement, Daytona beckons beach lovers and those who would love to view NASCAR races in person. The Daytona Beach area has a wide variety of activities and entertainment for folks of all ages. Daytona Beach is famous for its beaches and motorsports, but the area also offers an abundance of shopping, nightlife, cultural events, and sporting activities. Just south of Daytona Beach and only 25 miles from Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is New Smyrna Beach, which is an ideal place for quick day trips to the beach or stroll through the beautiful parks, shops and cultural attractions.
- The Club at Victoria Gardens
- 18-Hole Victoria Golf Club
- Club Cafe
- Outdoor Pool with Lap Lanes & Spa
- Poolside Cabana
- Fitness Center
- Business Center
- Card Room
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Har-Tru Tennis Courts
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Event Lawn
- Walking & Biking Trails
There are plenty of activities available in Cresswind at Victoria Gardens. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Book Club
- Classical Music
- Glee Club
- Men's Club
- Neighborhood Watch
- Red Hat Group
- Table Tennis
- Trail & Hiking
- Victoria Park Bowling League
- Wii Players
- Women's Club
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