Spruce Creek South
9880 SE 176th St., Summerfield, Florida 34491
Gated, Established 55+ Community Has Single Story, Single Family Homes, a Golf Course and a Friendly Reputation
Summerfield is an unincorporated town in north central Florida, about 60 miles northwest of Orlando and just north of retirement favorite The Villages. It is also the site of Spruce Creek South, an established, gated 55+ development with nearly 1,700 single story, single family homes. It is not to be confused with the larger, more expensive Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club to the north.
Spruce Creek South was built over six years, from 1989 to 1995. Streets run parallel to one another, with homes in tidy rows on large lots about a quarter acre in size. This layout, combined with the many trees, gives the community somewhat of a pastoral quality. Construction is primarily wood framing and vinyl (properties look like manufactured homes but are not). Living space sizes range from 825 square feet to nearly 1,700 square feet with two to three bedrooms and one to two baths. All residences have an attached one or two car garage that faces the street. Part of the community is on the Ocala sewer system, and part of it is on a septic system. Prices start below $100,000. The HOA fee is $135 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
Spruce Creek South is not a high-end community, but it has a friendly reputation. Its most recognized amenity is its 18 hole golf course, which winds its way throughout the development, giving many homes a view of green spaces and little white balls flying through the air. The golf course restaurant is named Bogies, perhaps after the Hollywood legend but probably after the golf scoring term. Most Spruce Creek South households own a golf cart, as these little machines are a favorite way of getting around the community and even to neighborhood shops and other retailers.
The community also has a clubhouse, with 25,000 square feet of space that houses a ballroom, a library, a fitness center, a billiards room, card rooms and more. Outside, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and volleyball courts await. An activities director is on hand to ensure that there is always something to do. Residents enjoy more than thirty clubs and groups. For road warriors, Spruce Creek South has RV storage.
Summerfield does not have a hospital, but The Villages Regional Hospital is just six miles away. It is accredited by the Joint Commission.
The climate is typical of Florida. Summer temperatures reach into the 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. The area receives 50 inches of rain per year, on average.
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