If The Villages Isn’t For You – Try Summerfield for Central Florida Active Adult Living

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Spruce Creek Country Club in Summerfield impresses with a winding entry and private gatehouse.
Spruce Creek Country Club in Summerfield impresses with a winding entry and private gatehouse.
Spruce Creek Country Club in Summerfield impresses with a winding entry and private gatehouse.

With a prime Central Florida location, Summerfield offers a beautiful retreat for active adult retirees. This picturesque area features quiet residential neighborhoods, amenity-rich communities, quaint retail areas and diverse attractions. The area also puts residents within easy reach of beaches, forests and tourist destinations.

Location

Summerfield is an unincorporated community in Marion County, which lies just 25 minutes south of Ocala and an hour northwest of Orlando. The Gulf of Mexico is 30 miles to the west and the Atlantic Coast is 90 miles to the east. Shopping centers, restaurants and daily conveniences are within easy access, while popular nearby attractions include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and the Kennedy Space Center.

Climate

Like the rest of Central Florida, Summerfield offers hot and sunny weather, with frequent thunderstorms during the summer months. Average high temperatures in the summer are in the mid-90s, while winter days are typically in the low to mid-70s.

Attractions

The sunny weather in Summerfield makes it easy to enjoy the area’s natural beauty and abundant outdoor activities. Residents are within easy access of Lake Weir, Ross Prairie State Forest and the Ocala National Forest. Local shops and restaurants are located in Summerfield, and throughout the surrounding area in quaint towns like Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Leesburg, and Mount Dora.

In nearby Ocala, locals and visitors alike can find a wide range of attractions. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, the area features places for trail rides as well as a residential Historic District with impressive Victorian homes. Silver Springs is also a popular tourist destination which features artesian springs on the Silver River. It was one of Florida’s first tourism sites and is well known for its glass-bottom boat tours.

Active Adult Communities

For active adults looking for a great retirement setting, Summerfield offers quiet living near many different types of attractions. Summerfield is located minutes from The Villages, the country’s largest age-restricted community, and it features some fabulous active adult developments of its own.

Summerfield’s amenity-rich communities include appealing features, such as state-of-the-art clubhouses, championship golf courses, diverse sports courts and resort-style swimming pools. Homebuyers can find affordable single-family homes in established communities like Spruce Creek Country Club or Spruce Creek South, as well as new construction homes in Stonecrest.

For day or weekend trips, Summerfield residents can easily visit hot spots like Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. These destinations feature theme parks, shopping districts, world-class dining, quality medical facilities and more.

In the Summerfield area, a prime location, amenity-rich communities and diverse attractions come together to create a lovely retreat for active adult retirees.

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