Whether it’s sewing a button or creating a masterpiece, sewing can be a relaxing and creative hobby, and it’s popular among active adults. But finding a place and a space to spread out and work on new or ongoing projects isn’t always easy.
A number of 55+ communities in Central Florida actually offer sewing studios as an amenity. Not only does this allow homeowners to have a dedicated space to sew, it also brings them together with like-minded residents who share the same passion.
Buyers looking for homes for sale in Central Florida with a sewing studio should consider these diverse options.
Mid $100s - High $1Ms
As one of the largest active adult communities in the country, there isn’t an amenity that hasn’t been provided at The Villages. This includes sewing studio space. There’s more than one sewing studio, actually, and they’re spread out among the town squares, recreational centers, and clubhouses that span this 55+ community’s 20,000 acres.
In addition to sewing, there are ceramics studios, arts and crafts centers, and a woodworking shop. The Villages also offers a large collection of pools, athletic courts, and meeting, dining, and retail facilities. There’s little that residents need outside of the community.
Three counties are touched by The Villages, and homeowners will have one of three zip codes, depending on where they live. When it comes to buying a home in The Villages, there are lots of options. Attached homes that resemble bungalows or villas are available as well as single-family homes that range from 1,200 to 4,700 square feet. For budget-minded buyers, manufactured homes are also available with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a carport. Also, golf cart travel is not only permitted; it’s recommended.
Mid $100s - High $200s
Horse farms and hillsides surround the well-landscaped and desirably located Ocala Palms, a 55+ community in Ocala. The sewing studio is a popular amenity among homeowners, and there are even classes and clubs that support the activity. Many residents who use the sewing studio are also part of the quilting club, and they enjoy other activities such as basket weaving, ceramics, and art classes.
In the 19,000-square-foot clubhouse, there's a fitness center, an indoor pool, a card room, a library, and a place for table tennis and billiards. There’s also an 18-hole golf course, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, and a volleyball court. When crafters are ready to step away from the sewing machine and enjoy some fresh air, there’s a pool, a spa, a sundeck, and horseshoe pits.
Ocala Palms has over 1,000 single-family homes ranging from 1,050 to 2,654 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Many floor plans include a den, and the larger home models include extra space in the garage for golf cart parking or storage.
Low $100s - Mid $300s
For a new construction home in a community with a sewing studio, buyers can consider Legacy of Leesburg. This 55+ community borders the Palatlakaha River, offers nature trails and lake views, and has new and resale single-family homes with 1,289 to 2,746 square feet.
Most homes have two to three bedrooms, den space, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two- or two-and-a-half-car garage. There are dozens of models and floor plans available for consideration, each with their own unique design elements and features.
The sewing studio is part of Clock Tower Hall, where most of the community gatherings happen. There’s a fitness center, an aerobics room, a card and game room, and both a ceramics studio and an arts and crafts studio to complement the sewing studio. For additional fun and recreation, there’s a pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a softball field. Also, Legacy River Park is an inviting place for a walk through the community and several conservation areas.
Low $100s - Mid $100s
Dunnellon is well-known for its parks, preserves, and Rainbow Springs (a deep natural spring that’s warm and welcoming and purported to have healing powers). Dunnellon is also where homebuyers can explore Spruce Creek Preserve, a 55+ community with a sewing studio and a lot of other amenities. There’s an 18-hole championship golf course as well as a clubhouse, a restaurant, a fitness center, a pool, and tennis courts. Residents also have access to shuffleboard, bocce, horseshoes, and several trails for walking, biking, or jogging.
Buyers will find homes available on a resale basis at Spruce Creek Preserve, including low-maintenance villas, which are perfect for downsizing. They have 820 to 1,296 square feet, two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. The floor plans in the single-family home collection have 1,383 to 1,968 square feet, two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
Below $100k - Low $100s
Cherrywood is a 55+ community in Ocala that offers a sewing studio. Residents can also explore arts and crafts, enjoy the library, and take an exercise class in the fitness center. Clubs for quilting, crochet, and needlepoint are also looking for new members, and it’s easy to find an art class or learn to play the accordion. Cherrywood offers an outdoor pool and spa, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and a basketball court.
Homes in this community are affordable, and there are more than a dozen models to choose from. They offer 800 to 2,281 square feet, two to four bedrooms, and one to three bathrooms. Most models have an attached garage that holds one to three cars.
The homeowner's association is active, and the annual fees are low. They cover maintenance, basic cable, and curbside trash collection. The community also plans a number of events and activities for residents, including day trips, dances, and holiday festivities. There’s a monthly newsletter that keeps all residents up to speed.