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Retirement Communities in West Florida

From the beaches to the performing arts center to Raymond James Stadium - home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – the West Florida area offers a wealth of things to do, an endless list of entertainment opportunities and a climate that’s ideal for any leisure lifestyle.

The average year-round temperature in the Tampa / St. Petersburg region is 72 degrees, dipping to a refreshing 60 degrees in January and rising to a warm average of 82 degrees in August.

Tampa is host to a variety of galleries and museums such as the Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science & Industry and USF's Contemporary Art Museum. Music lovers can hear live music from blues to reggae at local venues throughout the Bay area. Busy seasons of plays, Broadway musicals, operas and dance recitals excite thousands of theatergoers in alternative and community theaters, as well as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

La Firenza

201 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34228
Sarasota County

La Firenza Retirement Community Features:

Swimming: Community Beachside heated swimming pool and spa with surrounding brick paver terrace

Clubhouse: Community Residents' Clubhouse overlooking pool and beach, with owner's lounge, fitness center, social room and caterers' kitchen and large pool with stone deck lounging areas.

La Firenza Retirement Community Details:

A unique opportunity to own a newly constructed waterfront condominium unit at La Firenza on the Gulf of Mexico on Sarasota’s prestigious Longboat Key. Direct beach access in an exclusive, gated ten-unit complex designed by the award-winning architectural firm of Curtis, Gaines, Hall and Jones of Tampa.

Unit will feature 3 bedrooms/3 baths, master with library/sitting area, eleven foot ceilings and 700 square feet of covered terrace area. Custom gourmet kitchen with eat-in breakfast area features European-style cabinetry, Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf range.

Community features include a heated swimming pool and spa and residents’ clubhouse overlooking pool and beach with fitness center. Private, enclosed two-car garage, direct elevator access to each residence, lush tropical landscaping and custom exterior brick pavers.

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MiraBay - Retirement Community
205 Manns Harbor Drive
Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
Hillsborough County

MiraBay Retirement Community Features:

Tennis: Racquet Club features five lighted Har Tru championship courts and a tennis pro who organizes events throughout the year including clinics, lessons, leagues and tournaments

Clubhouse: Overlooking the 135-acre lagoon, the 10,000-square foot MiraBay Club serves as the social and recreational heart of this unique community. From the Poolside Galley cafe to the Admirals club, where adult residents find it perfect for planned events and impromptu gatherings

Boating: An array of boating activities available, including boat and kayaks available to residents, boating classes and deep-water access to the Tampa Bay

MiraBay Retirement Community Details:

One of the Tampa Bay area's last new coastal communities, MiraBay's way of life focuses on the water, sports and fun with friends and neighbors. The heart of MiraBay is a 135-acre lagoon and the lavish MiraBay Club. Miles of saltwater canals ribbon through the community, where homes feature front porch charm and backyard boat docks. The architecture is traditional Old Florida and warmly welcoming.

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Southern Hills Plantation

Southern Hills Plantation - Retirement Community
5374 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34601
Hernando County

Southern Hills Plantation Retirement Community Features:

Golf: 18 holes of year-round golf on a Pete Dye designed course, with elevations of 60’ to over 250’, 400’ wide golf corridors, generous landing areas and natural buffers between the course and homes. A practice range, putting green and six-hole short course also are featured.

Clubhouse: Modeled after an Old Florida estate, the Southern Hills Plantation Club Clubhouse will be 20,000 square feet of recreational and social pleasure. The Clubhouse will feature a PGA Pro-managed Golf Shop, casual dining at The Grill and three dining areas with flexible design to allow large gatherings.

Area Attractions: Brooksville is a great retirement community located just 35 miles north of Tampa and big-city life for those that are looking to retire. Tampa is home to some of the best shopping, sports and cultural activities in all of Florida. The “Nature Coast” surrounds Brooksville and features national parks such as the Chassahowitska National Wildlife Refuge with over 40 miles of trails to explore.

Southern Hills Plantation Retirement Community Details:

Southern Hills Plantation Club is a premier gated golf community located in Brooksville, FL. Nestled in the soft rolling hills north of Tampa, this small town features southern hospitality and Old Florida ambiance in one of Florida’s most unique settings. This casually elegant community will feature oak-lined streets, classic Southern architecture and 360 degree vistas with elevated, panoramic views stretching almost 20 miles to the Gulf Coast. And to top it all, Southern Hills Plantation Club will be home to renowned designer Pete Dye’s first course in the Tampa area. Championship golf coupled with small town living – Life as it should be.

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Avatar at Sterling Hill

Avatar at Sterling Hill - Retirement Community
Hernando County

Avatar at Sterling Hill Retirement Community Features:

    Golf: If you are a golf enthusiast, you’ll find a few of these fine courses a short drive from your new home at:
  • Sterling Hills at Brookridge C.C. and Golf Association.
  • Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club.
  • Silver Thorn Country Club
  • Spring Hill Golf Course
  • Oak Hill Golf Course
  • High Point Golf Course
  • Seven Hills Golfer Club
    Sports Entertainment & Attractions:
  • ·Hernando Beach
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Historical Ybor City
  • Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay
  • Adventure Island
  • Ruth Eckard Hall
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
  • USF Sun Dome, University of South Florida Bulls
  • Cobb Cinema Theatres
  • Beacon Theatres
  • Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame
  • Weeki Wachee Spring and Buccaneer Bay
  • Hemando County Fair Association
  • Hemando Heritage Museum

Avatar at Sterling Hill Retirement Community Details:

Located just minutes from the magnificent beaches at the coast with easy access off the Suncoast Parkway, Sterling Hill is a gated community surrounded by trees and nearby preserves, springs, golf and the booming city of Tampa to the south, Sterling Hill offers a club house, pool, tennis and basketball courts. Sterling Hill’s North Park features a picnic shelter plus an outdoor pavilion and multipurpose court. There’s also a nature trail within the park marked with points of interest, and paved paths for biking and jogging. The South Park includes an archeological interest area, a multi-purpose area with manicured lawn, plus a tot lot and rest room facilities.

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Lake Fairways Country Club

Lake Fairways Country Club - Retirement Community
19371 Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, Florida 33903
Desoto County

Lake Fairways Country Club Retirement Community Features:

  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • Practice Putting Green
  • Pro Shop
  • Sandwich Shop
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpool/Spa & Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Bocci Ball
  • Tennis
  • Clubhouse
  • Game Room
  • Exercise Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • RV Storage
  • Guard House

Lake Fairways Country Club Retirement Community Details:

Located near the Gulf of Mexico, this sunny golf course retirement community provides a bit of everything for retirement residents. Lake Fairways is a resort community offering community amenities including a fabulous golf course, expansive clubhouse and scenic views. The retirement community is less than 15 minutes from area shopping and medical facilities and offers residents the convenience of area attractions including the famous beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, fine dining establishments and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Theatre. New and pre-owned homes are available. Please contact the office for available floor plans and more information.

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