Part of the Ocala area of Marion County, Summerfield is an unincorporated region of Central Florida that attracts active adults who love horses, golf, nature, and other forms of outdoor recreation. The area is close to The Villages, one of the largest 55+ communities in Florida. However, you don’t have to live in The Villages to enjoy superb amenities and outstanding scenery. Check out the active adult communities in and around Summerfield.
Spruce Creek Country Club – Summerfield
High $100s – Mid $400s
For lots of golf and upscale recreation centers, consider Spruce Creek Country Club. This gated 55+ community is home to four nine-hole golf courses designed by Terry Doss. The community’s Eagle Ridge Golf Club also includes a putting green, a pro shop, and a driving range. Members of the club can take free classes, as well.
Other amenities at Spruce Creek Country Club include The Lake Vista Recreation Center and its huge fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Outdoors, The Peninsula Park Recreation Area has a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, pickleball, nature preserves, and space for beach volleyball. Properties in this community include 3,250 single-family homes in various models and square footage.
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Lakeside Landings – Oxford
High $100s – High $300s
Close to Summerfield and Interstate 75, Lakeside Landings is in Oxford and an excellent choice for active adults looking for a resort-style lifestyle. This gated community is a collection of 700 single-family homes, condos, and attached villas. Exercise classes take place in the fitness studio, and residents can take advantage of a pool, a putting green, and tennis courts. Homeowners can also gather for happy hours at the cabana bar. Plus, Lakeside Landings offers unique amenities like a beach area and a fishing pier.
Condos come in one- and two-bedroom models with dens and larger floor plans have up to four bedrooms and over 3,000 square feet of living space. The local Sumter County area features multiple lakes, stunning golf courses, and a lifestyle that thrives on water. There are plenty of places for boating, fishing, and swimming.
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Spruce Creek South – Summerfield
Mid $100s – High $200s
Golf cart paths and RV parking are available at Spruce Creek South. The community is located just two miles from The Villages and has its own 18-hole golf club: the Links of Spruce Creek South. There’s a 25,000 square-foot clubhouse where residents meet for classes and activities such as bridge, book club, and line dancing. Homeowners can also visit the fitness center, the arts and crafts studio, and the outdoor pool with a patio and a spa. Residents can enjoy trails for biking and walking, as well, plus plenty of parks, outdoor space, and golf course views.
Single-family homes are available on a resale basis and come in more than a dozen floor plans. At this 55+ community, residents can easily run errands to the bank, post office, and grocery stores with the golf-cart accessible streets.
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Stonecrest – Summerfield
Low $200s – High $500s
New and resale homes for sale are available at Stonecrest, a 55+ community that offers a lot of amenities and recreation, including The Crest Club, where residents can enjoy an indoor lap pool, fitness center, and library. There’s also a Veteran’s Memorial on the property and an outdoor resort-style pool.
Some of the most popular clubs at Stonecrest include the photography club, the singles club, and aerobics classes. Out-of-towners can meet up with old neighbors in the East Coast club and the Midwest club.
Three collections of single-family homes are available in several sizes and floor plans. Golfers can join the Stonecrest Country Club and tee off at both the 18-hole championship golf course and the 9-hole executive course. Homes may be on large lots and have views of the golf course.
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Harbor Hills Country Club – Lady Lake
Low $300s – Low $900s
On the banks of Lake Griffin in the charmingly named Lady Lake, Harbor Hills Country Club is a community of 940 new and resale single-family homes without age restrictions.
Residents have access to an 18-hole championship golf course as well as an upscale clubhouse available with purchase of membership. There, homeowners can find The Signature Grill restaurant, a fitness center, and an indoor racquetball court. Outdoors, there’s a junior Olympic–sized pool, tennis courts, and a fishing lake. Residents also have use of the marina and boat launch.
Homes for sale at Harbor Hills have between two and four bedrooms and two and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The community also hosts dinner shows, Sunday brunch events, fitness groups, language classes, and other activities.
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Lakeshore – Oxford
Low $100s – Low $200s
The up-and-coming community of Lakeshore is the final community on this list. With development by Simple Life beginning in 2020, this community is set to have 220 charming manufactured homes.
Lakeshore will be home to multiple amenities, including a fitness center, yoga studio, athletic courts, walking trails, and scenic ponds. Community transit will also be also available for day trips and errand runs. Plus, homeowners with pets will not have to travel far to play thanks to the on-site dog park.
The small cottages in Lakeshore will range from 399 to 938 square feet with one to two bedrooms and bathrooms. Features in some homes will include open-concept layouts, modern appliances, and spacious porches great for outdoor living.