Good Morning! Today’s issue features a special focus on North and Central Florida homes and an advisory about the hottest trends in today’s communities.
Written by GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board Member and President of Wood+Partners Mark Baker, you’ll learn how developers and planners are adjusting to the changing tastes of Baby Boomers and other generational buyers. See below for details, news, a Florida Stay’nPlay and more!–David Lott, Founder/Publisher
GCH Network Newsletter
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 1,079 January 29, 2016 Circ. 15,000
NORTH & CENTRAL FLORIDA HOMES for Sale
* Solivita, Poinciana
* World Golf Village, St. Augustine
* Bellalago, Kissimmee
* GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee
* Golden Ocala, Ocala
* Getaways & Stay ‘n’ Plays – Solivita, FL
* What’s Going On At… World Golf Village, FL
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FLORIDA HOMES FOR SALE
> More listing information: Solivita, FL
Asking Price: $269,990
Address: Classic Collection neighborhood, Poinciana, FL 34759
This move-in-ready home is designed on the Castello floor plan. It provide 2,259 sf of living space in the over-55 community of Solivita.
- Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops
- Two-car garage and easy-access golf cart storage bay
- Butler’s pantry with cabinets
- Send me more about this home in Solivita!
WORLD GOLF VILLAGE, St. Augustine
> More listing information: World Golf Village, FL
Asking Price: $349,000
Property Address: 3853 Paddington Place, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Tucked in the back of The King and Bear gated community, on a private cul-de-sac, this pool home has been thoughtfully maintained inside and out.
- Stainless appliances and maple 42-inch cabinets
- Hardwood floors or tile in every room
- Large covered lanai and fenced yard
- Send me more about this home in World Golf Village!
> More listing information: Bellalago, FL
Asking Price: $389,990
Property Address: Tuscany neighborhood, Kissimmee, FL 34746
This 3,274-sf move-in ready home with its desirable lakefront setting, provides stylish, two-level living in a highly regarded over-55 community with a wide array of clubs and social activities to enjoy.
- Decor owner’s suite bath
- Loft and flex room, or 5th bedroom in lieu of loft
- Three-car garage
- Send me more about this home in Bellalago!
GLENLAKES, Weeki Wachee
> More listing information: GlenLakes, FL
Asking Price: $279,996
Property Address: Addison Preserve Model, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613
With a direct view of No. 15 tee from its spacious lanai, this well-proportioned 2,533-sf golf home, built on the popular Addison Preserve floor plan, is advantageously sited in the community.
- Open floor plan leads to pool and spa
- Golf views from nearly every room
- Full three-car garage
- Send me more about this home in GlenLakes!
GOLDEN OCALA, Ocala
> More listing information: Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, FL
Asking Price: $725,000
Property Address: 2730 80 Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482
This 3,292-sf custom home provides rare and spectacular water views with sunsets, plus exquisite finishes inside.
- Covered patio for entertaining
- Great room plus formal dining room
- Split bedroom plan
- Send me more about this home in Golden Ocala!
GETAWAYS & STAY ‘n’ PLAYS
Solivita, FL: Enjoy amenities during stay.
> Solivita, Poinciana FL continues its popular Discovery Days welcome program, offering three days/two nights with lodging in a furnished guest home.
It’s a chance to enjoy complimentary lunch and dinner, cruise one of the country’s premier 55-plus communities in your personal golf cart, use all recreational facilities, meet residents and speak with sales staff. Price is $129 plus tax for two people–$179 with golf. Send me more information about Solivita!
WHAT’S GOING ON AT…
World Golf Village, FL: Presidents Day event.
> World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL and its on-site World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 13-16, with special events like presentations on Hall of Fame-inducted Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Visitors are invited to join in a special scavenger hunt that enters them to win a Hall of Fame package. Send me more information about World Golf Village!
The Hottest Trends Shaping Today’s Communities
By Mark L. Baker, ASLA, President, Wood+Partners Inc.
Founding Member, GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board
The real estate market for golf and residential amenity communities has changed dramatically over the recent decade. Hundreds of courses have closed, many within residential communities.
This downturn has forced developers, property owners, associations and managers to come up with new answers on how to best attract and serve today’s buyer. And they have responded—with new ideas, new planning concepts and evolving new development trends. Read on to see what these trends are and how they are shaping today’s–and tomorrow’s–communities.