Southeast Florida is known for its sun-soaked days and mild nights, with plenty to do for lovers of both the indoors and outdoors. Today, we look at a well-maintained community in Lake Worth that stands out for its offerings to retirees hoping to enjoy the laid-back Florida lifestyle.
Bellaggio in Lake Worth, Florida, is a 55+ community built by Ansca and Levitt & Sons. Constructed between 2001 and 2004, this gated community consists of 1,100 Mediterranean-style homes. Situated on 560 lush acres, homes at Bellaggio in Lake Worth offer floor plans ranging from 1,768 and 2,896 square feet in size. Many have large back yards, beautiful tile, hardwood floors, or built-in spas. Just minutes from the ocean, the community is surrounded by lakes and lagoons, making water an important feature of living in this community. Over seventy percent of the home sites offer lake views.
The clubhouse at Bellaggio, Club Bellaggio, has 36,000 square feet of activity and recreation space. The residents have a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, an aerobics studio, and an indoor lap pool in the clubhouse. The clubhouse also includes media, computer, craft, cards, library, billiards and hobby rooms, plus a ballroom with a stage for performances. A cafe provides breakfasts and lunches. A full-time activities director schedules social, recreational, and sports events year-round.
Outdoors, homeowners have a resort-style pool and spa, ten Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, and a putting green.
Wilma S. Pinstein, a local real estate professional with Remax Advantage Plus, expresses her enthusiastic admiration for Bellaggio: “a beautiful guard-gated, active 55+ community with lush landscaping, fabulous clubhouse with pool, tennis, shows, clubs and cards." She tells prospective home buyers, “You get country club living without the country club fees. You'll love the carefree lifestyle.”
Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with a strong social and environmental consciousness. It has many golf courses, tennis courts, water-related sports, parks, and restaurants. Among the attractions in Lake Worth are the Lake Worth Playhouse, Greenacres Library, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, and Duncan Theatre. The Wellington Green Mall is a few minutes away from Bellaggio and offers major shopping opportunities. Additional upscale shopping is a twenty-minute drive to Boca. People are drawn to the city by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, many historic structures, hip downtown, and distinctive residential neighborhoods.
Lake Worth is one of the few towns in South Florida that has avoided high-rise development and retained its old-Florida flavor. The city provides a variety of recreational opportunities, including the beach, boating in fresh and saltwater, a municipally-owned golf course, fishing pier, and a waterfront amphitheater.