A fully stocked lake is just one of the amazing features of Highlands Ridge.

A fully stocked lake is just one of the amazing features of Highlands Ridge.

Active adults looking to purchase a home that possesses many of the features they want often flock to Florida. Highlands Ridge, a 55+ community located in Avon Park, offers a variety of homes to choose from, both new construction and resale.

The community was established in the early 1990s and is comprised of eleven unique villages that offer a number of amenities. Built by T.E. James Custom Homes and MS Builders, Inc., when complete, the community will consist of 850 homes.

Home Styles at Highlands Ridge

Highlands Ridge is a gated community and homebuyers can choose between an attached villa or a detached single-family home. Currently, homebuyers will find these residences priced from the low $100s to the mid $300s.

Both types of homes are spacious with the villas ranging from 1,467 to 1,750 square feet and the single-family homes containing 1,742 to 2,243 square feet of living space. Homes each have two to three bedrooms and at least two bathrooms, along with roomy attached garages.

Residents of Highlands Ridge also enjoy maintenance-free living. The monthly homeowners' association fee covers lawn, road, and common area maintenance. No need to spend time out in the yard working. Instead, active adults can spend their time doing the things they enjoy.

Residents enjoy not one but three beautiful clubhouses with amazing views.

Residents enjoy not one but three beautiful clubhouses with fabulous views.


Speaking of enjoyment, one of the great aspects of living at Highlands Ridge is the number of recreational activities available. Active adults will find plenty of indoor and outdoor happenings at Highlands Ridge. Residents often socialize at Founders Hall, the central hub of activities and other forms of entertainment.

With more than 40 clubs, groups, activities and classes to choose from, there won't be a dull moment. Residents can engage in relaxing activities, such as card games and arts and crafts, or get their blood pumping by jumping into an aerobics or Zumba class.

There's also tennis, pickleball, pools, a day spa, wellness center (including a wellness director), and media center, to name a few of the numerous amenities available.


Want to connect with the great outdoors? Those who want to commune with nature can appreciate the community's walking and biking trails or just indulge in the views of the 260-acre lake. Residents can also fish and boat. Enjoying these lake activities is easy since Highlands Ridge also offers a boat launch ramp and dock providing residents with on-site boat storage.

Both casual and dedicated golfers will enjoy one of the two golf courses. Residents can either pay-per-play or buy a membership at one of Highlands Ridge's two clubhouses. For dining, The Tavern Restaurant & Bar is located at the North Course clubhouse and the Paradise Grille is located at the South Course clubhouse.

Local Attractions

Residents wanting to get out and visit the numerous restaurants, shops and other attractions in the vicinity can easily do so, rounding out a perfect retirement lifestyle. Highlands Ridge is located minutes from the downtown area of Sebring where they'll find shopping, dining, museums, concerts, and sporting events. This community is also within reach of the bigger cities, such as Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers, about a one-hour ride.

Ideally located in Central Florida, Highlands Ridge is a place to call home at an affordable cost.