Quick Facts

Price Range
Low $100s - Mid $300s
Home Types
Attached, Single-Family
Number of Homes
850
New/Resale
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
55+
Gated
Yes
Construction Dates
1990 - Present
Builder
MS Builders, Inc., T.E. James Custom Homes
Rating
  • 5.00 out of 5 star review
4 reviews

Highlands Ridge Overview

Highlands Ridge is a 55+ community located in Avon Park, Florida. This active adult neighborhood features plenty of resort-style amenities that are sure to keep homeowners socially engaged and active all year long. Highlands Ridge offers two golf courses, two clubhouses, an amenity center and a full calendar of social events. Residents of Highlands Ridge can also choose from new and resale single-family homes as well as attached villas.

Ideally situated in Highlands County, homeowners have many shops, restaurants, and attractions in the area. Residents also enjoy the benefits of being located in a quiet Central Florida community that provides an affordable cost of living.

Highlands Ridge Amenities

Residents of Highlands Ridge have multiple world-class amenities that they can utilize on a daily basis to stay active and fit. The central hub of activities and social recreation is Founders Hall. This well-appointed amenity center features a media center, multi-purpose room, and wellness center. The wellness center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength-training machines as well as an on-site full-time wellness director.

Outdoor amenities are sure to please residents as well. There are two heated pools and spas that are perfect for swimming a few laps or soaking under the sun. Homeowners who want to challenge a neighbor in a friendly game can play table tennis or horseshoes. Residents seeking more active fun can visit the various sport courts that include tennis, shuffleboard, bocce ball and pickleball. Other outdoor amenities by Founders Hall include a gazebo, boat launch ramp and dock, R.V. and boat storage, walking and biking trails, and a scenic 260-acre lake stocked with fish.

Homeowners who enjoy playing golf can either buy a golf membership or pay-per-play at one of the two Highlands Ridge championship golf courses. The North Course features an 18-hole course designed by architect Dave Harman. It also includes the North Course clubhouse, Tavern Restaurant & Bar, pro shop, outdoor patio, putting green, driving range, and practice facility.

The South Course features an 18-hole course designed by Steve Smyers and has lush tropical surroundings. It also has the South Course clubhouse, Paradise Grille, pro shop, outdoor patio, practice facility, and putting green.

Highlands Ridge Homes & Real Estate

Construction of Highlands Ridge began around 1990. Builders T.E. James Custom Homes and MS Builders, Inc. plan to build 850 residences upon completion. Highlands Ridge consists of eleven villages that are unique neighborhoods offering golf, lake or conservation views. These villages include Arbor Green, Carter Creek, Golfside Villas, Hidden Creek, Marina Cove, North Course Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4, Scottish Links, and Oak Run.

Homebuyers can choose from new and resale attached villas or single-family homes in a variety of distinct floor plans. Villas range from 1,467 to 1,750 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Single-family homes range from 1,742 to 2,243 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage.

Highlands Ridge Lifestyle

Active adults living in Highlands Ridge enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. A monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fee includes social club membership to access all of the amenities at Founders Hall as well as the services of an activities director. The HOA fee also covers lawn care, road and common area maintenance.

Thanks to the HOA, residents have more time to have fun and pursue a variety of hobbies and clubs at Highlands Ridge. No matter what their interests are, homeowners have more than 30 clubs that they can join. Some of the clubs and activities include bingo, Bunco, Zumba, yoga club, fishing club, ceramics, poker, pool parties, sock hops, casino nights, paradise patchers, groove to the oldies, tennis club, and pinochle. A monthly newsletter is available to all residents so they never miss an event.

Area

Highlands Ridge is located in Avon Park and only minutes away from the downtown area of Sebring, FL. It offers plenty of shopping and dining choices close by, such as JCPenney, Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's and many chain restaurants or fine dining establishments. Residents seeking cultural attractions can visit the Little Theatre, Arts Festival as well as annual concerts, museum exhibits, and sporting events.

For big-city entertainment, homeowners can take a road trip and drive to Fort Myers, Orlando or Tampa just under two hours or visit Miami in about 3 hours. Highlands Ridge in Central Florida is a luxurious and affordable 55+ community with resort-style amenities and plenty of activities for active adult homebuyers.

Highlands Ridge Amenities

Residents have access to the following amenities:

  • Founders Hall
  • Wellness Center
  • Day Spa
  • Media Center
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • 2 Heated Outdoor Pools & Spas
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Table Tennis
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 6 Shuffleboard Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pickleball Court
  • Gazebo
  • 260-Acre Lake
  • Boat Launch Ramp & Dock with Slips
  • R.V./Boat Storage
  • Walking & Biking Trails

North Course Clubhouse

Residents can pay-per-play or buy a golf membership. The following amenities are found in the North Course Clubhouse:

  • North Course Clubhouse
  • Tavern Restaurant & Bar
  • Pro Shop
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Putting Green
  • Driving Range & Practice Facility
  • 18-Hole North Golf Course

South Course Clubhouse

Residents can pay-per-play or buy a golf membership. The following amenities are found in the South Course Clubhouse:

  • South Course Clubhouse
  • Paradise Grille
  • Pro Shop
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Practice Facility & Putting Green
  • 18-Hole South Golf Course

Highlands Ridge Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Highlands Ridge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • 500 Cards
  • Aerobics
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Block Parties
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Casino Nights
  • Ceramics
  • Chorale Practice
  • Concerts
  • Cribbage
  • Day Trips
  • Dinner Theater
  • Dominoes
  • Embroidery Club
  • Euchre
  • Fashion Club
  • Fiber Arts
  • Fishing Club
  • Garden Club
  • Groove to the Oldies
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • Mah Jongg
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Paradise Patchers
  • Pegs & Jokers
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Pool Parties
  • Potluck Dinners
  • Pump It Up
  • Sit & Be Fit
  • Sock Hops
  • Softball Club
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Club
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Zumba
Villas

Villas

Price Range: Low $100s - High $200s

Villas range from 1,467 to 1,750 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These attached homes feature spacious layouts, gourmet kitchens, and lanais.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Aberdeen14672 + Den22
Birkdale16112 + Den22
Villa Duplex17502 + Den - 322
Colonial17502 + Den - 322
Single Family Homes

Single Family Homes

Price Range: Low $100s - Mid $300s

Single-family homes range from 1,742 to 2,243 square feet of living space. They have two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage. These elegant detached residences feature spacious master suites, walk-in closets, beautiful kitchens, and covered lanais.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Captiva17422 + Den - 322
Pebble Beach18832 + Den22.5
Homestead1883322.5
Augusta1904222
Pinehurst2021322.5
St. Andrews20322 + Den2 - 32
Plantation20702 + Den - 322.5
Catina2111322
Augusta II21202 + Den22
Ponte Vedra22432 + Den - 322.5

Highlands Ridge Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 5.00 out of 5 star review
5.0
  • Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    We built our "seasonal" home in Highlands Ridge, never imagining to live here full time. We were so wrong! We became full time residents 10+ years ago. There are 2 great golf courses situated in the orange groves of Central Florida, without the hustle, bustle, and traffic congestion. Located near Sebring/Avon Park, we are less than 2 hours away from either coast and big city shopping. We love it here!
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    I have been a resident here for five years and I can't imagine living anywhere else. The people are terrific, the golf is challenging for any level player and the amenities are great. With so much offered to do all the time it is a very fulfilling lifestyle.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    Great golf courses and great residents. What a great combination. Plenty of other organized activities as well. Quiet location too. No hustle and bustle arounf here just golf carts flitting about.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    Great place to live. Young active seniors.
    Lots of golf on two great golf courses..
    If you don't play golf, there are many, many activities to keep you busy..

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