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Rolling hills are a rare natural feature in Florida, which makes those in Clermont all the more special. This scenic city is the fastest growing in Central Florida’s Lake County, but it’s successfully retaining its calm, laid-back charm. Clermont also happens to be home to some of the region’s leading active-adult communities.
Just like its home town, the gated Kings Ridge development is simultaneously exciting and relaxing. It’s made up of 15 separate neighborhoods, offering extensive state-of-the-art amenities and facilities, a busy social program, and a highly engaged 55-plus community, all in a quiet natural setting offering plenty of peace and privacy.
Here’s a look at just some of the fantastic active-adult lifestyle opportunities that come with life at Kings Ridge.
Kings Ridge is one of the premier Central Florida 55+ communities for golf enthusiasts! The Kings Ridge Golf Club has not one, but two 18-hole golf courses. Just under half the community homes abut the courses, and residents can become members at one or both. Three days per week, the courses are private for community members only.
The par-71 Kings Course (South Course), created by Lloyd Clifton, is one of the area’s most beloved courses. It was made especially for thoughtful players who appreciate the chance to use all the clubs in their bag. Ron Garl designed the par-57 Ridge Course (North Course). It’s a stunning setting with a variety of challenges for players of all skill levels.
There’s also a fully stocked pro shop, practice facilities, and golf lessons and clinics available. Grab a drink or a casual lunch or dinner with your neighbors or tee-time partners at The Snack Shop at Kings Ridge Golf Club, too. It serves tasty, classic all-American fare in a pleasant atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.
The beautifully appointed 24,000-square-foot Clubhouse is the center of life at Kings Ridge. Many of the community’s facilities are here, and the space serves social, professional, recreational, fitness, and educational purposes.
There are numerous rooms for playing cards and games, shooting pool, holding meetings, attending classes, participating in hobbies, and more. The ballroom often hosts dances, bingo, movie screenings, stage productions, and other social events. The on-site fitness center and aerobics studio are another great advantage here, as are all the well-maintained sports courts and facilities.
Take a dip or exercise in the heated Olympic-size swimming pool with lap lanes, soak in the hot tub, sun on the poolside deck, or chill out in one of the cabanas. The cabanas even have grills, so hang out for dinner!
Residents also have The North Spa. It’s a secluded getaway right outside your front door! An 80,000 and 100,000 gallon pool await, as do cabanas, a jacuzzi, steam room, exercise room, and showers. This is an adults-only area, so there won’t be any grandkids around to disturb the peace and quiet.
As part of the diverse, active social program at Kings Ridge, more than 65 clubs and groups meet regularly, catering to a huge array of hobbies and interests. Art, fitness, and other classes offer opportunities to learn and explore new things. Educational seminars are frequently presented, as well. In addition, each of the 15 neighborhoods throw their own parties throughout the year.
Clermont is an ideal location for active-adult living in Central Florida. It’s removed from all the hustle and bustle of the nearest large city—Orlando—but still just a short, easy drive (about half an hour) from it. Orlando of course offers practically endless incredible shopping, dining, arts and culture, entertainment, healthcare, and more. Not to mention the famous theme parks and resorts.
Residents at Kings Ridge are also only about an 1.25 hours from Tampa, and other great destinations like Clearwater and Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, and Sarasota aren’t much farther. The Villages are also less than an hour away. Beautiful east coast beaches like New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach are close at hand, too. If you’re a beach lover, here’s a look at four of the beaches easily accessible from Clermont.
Plenty of smaller, charming cities are around for day trips and weekend getaways as well. Many of Florida’s best state parks are nearby, as are some delightful hiking trails and birding locales. Clermont is also home to Florida’s biggest and best winery, Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards.
There’s certainly no shortage of active-adult excitement from your home base at Kings Ridge in Clermont, FL. The homes are beautiful and affordable, the amenities are amazing, social life is always abuzz, and it’s an excellent Central Florida location from which to experience all the great, diverse offerings of the region. If you’re looking for a retirement home, or just a new or second home in a 55+ community in Central Florida, this one’s definitely worth some serious consideration.
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