Good news for buyers seeking homes for sale in Tampa and the surrounding areas: Sales are starting at Mirada. This 55+ community in San Antonio (30 miles north of Tampa on Interstate 75) has attracted a lot of attention locally and from active adults throughout the country who are considering a Florida retirement.
The sales center is now open, and potential residents are welcome to talk about their new construction possibilities and consult with mortgage professionals to plan for their purchase.
If you’re not familiar with this new and exciting community, we have all the details, which will prepare you to talk to a sales agent.
A Crystal Lagoon and Other Amenities
Buyers interested in Mirada have been especially impressed with a one-of-a-kind amenity: the 15-acre swimming lagoon. It’s a feature built by Crystal Lagoons, and it’s the largest in the state of Florida. The lagoon gives swimmers and soakers the feeling that they’re in the middle of the open ocean. The water is clean, clear, and treated with fewer chemicals than most swimming pools.
Other amenities include a clubhouse with a modern fitness center and plenty of multipurpose rooms for social events, club meetings, and other activities. In addition to the lagoon, there’s a resort-style pool and a spacious, sun-filled patio. Residents can enjoy the pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts. There’s also a dog park, plenty of greenspace, and trails for walking, jogging, or biking.
Residents won’t run out of things to do. The community plans to host movie nights, socials, group outings, and even pickleball tournaments.
Choosing a New Home in Mirada
Lennar Homes is constructing the properties in Mirada. The builder will offer single-family homes and attached villas, and they expect to complete 858 homes by the end of the construction phase.
The villas will have open floor plans between 1,396 and 1,731 square feet. Single-family homes will have two or three bedrooms, an attached two- or three-car garage, and between 1,683 and 2,775 square feet.
Buyers can select upgrades and features such as dens or office space, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and double ovens. Homes on larger lots can elect to have a private pool and spa. Most homes will have picturesque views of the wetlands, ponds, and nature preserves that border the community.
Mirada fits nicely into the larger master-planned community of Mirada, which has new and resale homes available to buyers of all ages. Including the age-restricted Medley neighborhood, the entire community will have at least 5,000 homes. Active adult residents will have access to the clubhouses, pools, and other amenities within the larger community as well.
Buying Tampa real estate in Mirada makes sense for active adults who want the comfort and the community of 55+ amenities and activities, while still having the opportunity to share events, conversations, and experiences with neighbors of all ages. Residents can choose to be as private or as social as they want; this is a low-pressure community where buyers are encouraged to create the lives they choose.
San Antonio and Tampa: What to Know
Downtown Tampa is only half an hour from Mirada, and there’s plenty to do for people who enjoy art, sports, and great dining. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play to a sold-out stadium of football fans every year, and watching the Tampa Bay Lightning play hockey at Amalie Arena makes for a fun trip into the downtown area. The Rays play right across the Howard Frankland Bridge in St. Petersburg, and there’s plenty of spring training baseball in the area when February rolls around.
For a little bit of culture, residents at Medley can enjoy the Tampa Museum of Art and performances at The Straz. Ybor is a fun neighborhood to explore, especially for cigar aficionados and fans of Cuban food. The most popular local restaurants are The Columbia Restaurant and Carmine’s.
Not all the excitement happens in Tampa, however. The local Pasco County area that Mirada calls home also has a lot of opportunities for recreation and fun. Shopping doesn’t get much better than Tampa Premium Outlets and The Shoppes at Wiregrass, both in nearby Wesley Chapel. It’s also worth a visit to St. Leo’s University in San Antonio, where there’s a golf course and a peaceful shrine and grotto.