Retiring in Florida wouldn’t be complete without the state’s famed vibrant and lush landscapes. In Heritage Springs, a 55+ community, you can barely get away from it; it surrounds you whether you’re playing a game of bocce ball, a round of golf, or simply enjoying a low-key stroll through the neighborhood.
Heritage Springs, although being a picturesque community, still has a classic feel to it. A cottage-style gatehouse greets residents with scenic lakes on both sides for an environment that is both lavish and welcoming.
This active adult community located in Trinity, FL, exudes a country club lifestyle thanks to the 18,500 square-foot clubhouse. Indoors, neighbors socialize in the card room, ballroom, and billiards tables or they can pick up a new hobby in the woodworking shop or arts and crafts studio.
Residents take full advantage of the outdoor pool and spa for relaxing during sunny days. Heritage Springs also offers tennis and bocce ball courts when they’re in the mood for some friendly competition. Heritage Springs makes the most out of its Gulf Coast location by featuring over 350 acres of nature preserves, ponds, and common outdoor areas, creating an environment where residents feel close to nature. A series of walking and biking trails allows homeowners to explore their scenic neighborhood.
The real gem of the community is the 18-hole Heritage Springs Golf Course. This beautiful par-72 course has 6,112 yards of gorgeous fairways with a slope rating of 121. This course emphasizes accessibility for golfers of all experience levels, providing multiple tee areas to match any golfer’s skills.
Hungry after playing a round or just want to relax with a drink? Fountain Vue Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is open seven days a week and serves classic American fare. It also has a lounge area for chatting with friends and neighbors over a cocktail.
Residents in Heritage Springs can also rest assured that their home was built by well-renowned active adult community developers Lennar Homes and U.S. Homes. All 1,337 homes here were built between 1999 and 2006 and offer modestly sized attached homes as well as spacious single-family homes.
Heritage Springs is subdivided into two neighborhoods: the Estates and the Villages. The Villages is terrific for those wanting a more low-maintenance lifestyle, as the homeowners' association takes care of lawn service, exterior painting, and watering. All residents in the Estates are responsible for their own upkeep.
The attached villas offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage and are perfect for those seeking a more modest and manageable size. These homes tend to be the most affordable in the community.
The single-family homes offer more lavish and diverse options with sizes ranging from approximately 1,100 to over 3,000 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two or three-car garage. The single-family homes, although fetching a higher price than their attached counterparts, are still very affordable for the area and the size.
Many of these homes have features that active adult homebuyers are looking for, including open floor plans, dramatically tall ceilings, and views of the jaw-dropping landscape in Heritage Springs.
But residents here don’t spend much time at home considering all the activities available to them outside their door. A full-time social director prepares several activities and events for neighbors to take part in like clubs dedicated to photography, gardening, books, and investment.
You can even diversify your exercise regimen with water aerobics or Tai Chi. Learn about your history with genealogy or make a gift for the grandkids with sewing or ceramics.
Heritage Springs is perfectly located for active adults wanting to make the most out of Florida retirement. In addition to having lush natural space in their own community, residents are next door to the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park and are mere minutes from the crystal blue waters of Clearwater and Palm Harbor. Heritage Springs is also conveniently located just around the corner from casual restaurants, Target, and Walmart. Tampa is less than an hour away for some big-city entertainment.
If you’re looking for the true Florida retirement lifestyle of beautiful landscapes, affordable homes, and a luxurious country club lifestyle, look no further than Heritage Springs in Florida.