Lake Forest at St. Lucie West is a gated community in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Located in the non-age-restricted, master-planned community of St. Lucie West, Lake Forest provides active adults with safe, affordable housing and many attractive amenities.
Builder Kennedy Homes started the construction of Lake Forest in 1999 and completed the neighborhood in 2005. The community's 689 single-family homes range in size from 1,332 square feet to 2,242 square feet. The residences feature twelve different floor plans. Some two-bedroom homes have one-car garages and some of the two-bedroom homes include a den. None of the houses are attached, and most have views of lakes or nature preserves. Association dues, which include lawn maintenance, are among the lowest in the St. Lucie West community.
The fitness center in Lake Forest at Port St. Lucie is equipped with the latest exercise equipment. It is located next to the community center which has a hobby, game room, and lounge area. The community has two outdoor pools with cabanas, a spa, horseshoe pits, and a child's playground. Parks and natural spaces with walking trails and bicycle paths surround the community. The residents have organized a variety of clubs and interest groups that are open to all residents.
Professional Realtor, Sarah Taylor of Re/Max Masterpiece Realty, says, “Lake Forest is one of the most affordable communities of single family homes in St. Lucie West as well as one with almost the lowest home owner's association fees! Lake Forest is well-maintained and the fees even include lawn care which leaves residents worry-free. Even though Lake Forest is not age-restricted, residents find that this quiet community is peaceful and friendly for the retiree, snowbird, or family. This community is gated and boasts a clubhouse, two pools, and a handful of social clubs put together by the neighbors.”
Port St. Lucie is the site for the New York Mets major league baseball team's spring training complex, as well as the Florida Atlantic University campus, which contains the Lifelong Learning Institute and community library. Lake Forest also has a newsletter to keep homeowners informed about the community. Within a short walk, residents can find shops, restaurants, and world-class golf courses.