Central Florida is one of the best places to live thanks to the incredible climate, the affordable cost of living, and the lack of beach-going coastal crowds. There are beautiful natural parks, forests, and preserves, as well as world-championship golf courses, excellent restaurants, and bountiful shopping options.
In Summerfield, which is less than half an hour south of Ocala, active adults can find everything they need to enjoy life, whether they’re settling into retirement or starting a new life chapter. Spruce Creek Country Club is a popular community for the 55+ crowd, thanks to its lush golf course, incredible amenities, and comfortable floor plans. This Del Webb community offers 3,250 single-family homes in lovely Marion County Florida.
Del Webb didn’t buy the Spruce Creek Country Club property until 1998. Before that, it was developed by Monarch Properties and Spruce Creek Development Company. Del Webb made an immediate mark by buying up adjacent land and making improvements to the clubhouses. They also added to the lot sizes and introduced new amenities.
Today, buyers have several diverse home models as options. The Forest Collection offers the smallest homes for buyers interested in low-maintenance living. The properties are sized from 820 square feet to 1,968 square feet and have two or three bedrooms. These are priced from the mid $100s to the low $200s.
On the larger end, the Atlantic Estates collection has the community’s largest homes. The Charleston offers 2,793 square feet of living space and a two-and-a-half car-garage – for two cars and a golf cart. Prices for these homes are in the $300s and $400s. In addition to these two collections, buyers can find plenty of affordable options in different sizes to fit any lifestyle or budget.
Amenities and Lifestyle
Residents can enjoy amenities, activities, and events at the four recreation areas available at Spruce Creek Country Club. At the Horizon Center, you’ll find a 32,000 square-foot clubhouse that includes a game room, a ballroom, a meeting room, and a couple of card rooms. There’s also a library, a billiards room, and a computer center. Outdoors, there's a pool, a covered lanai, and six shuffleboard courts.
At the Lake Vista Recreation Area, there’s a fitness center, a lap pool, and an aerobics room. Horseshoe pits, basketball courts, and a softball field hosts leagues to keep residents active, and walking and biking trails start at Lake Vista. There’s also Peninsula Park, which has a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a nature preserve where you can watch birds and look for wildlife.
The Eagle Ridge Golf Club is custom made for residents wishing to live on a golf course. In addition to the 36 holes of golf, you can also enjoy the putting green, the driving range, and the pro shop.
Things to Do in and Around Summerfield
With all of the amenities available at Spruce Creek Country Club, you won’t have to go very far to find clubs, activities, and events. However, the surrounding area is definitely worth exploring. A few miles to the west you can soak in the natural spring waters at Rainbow Springs State Park. Do a little tubing if you’re feeling adventurous, or simply enjoy the short nature walk through the woods. Take a scenic, 45-minute drive to Mount Dora, one of Florida’s finest small towns. You can shop the historic downtown area, enjoy a walk around the lake, or visit the iconic Grantham Point Lighthouse.
Spruce Creek Country Club puts residents in an enviable position. They get to enjoy luxury living in an affordable home while experiencing all of the sunshine and recreation that central Florida has to offer.