Lake Griffin Harbor
33399 Water View Lane, Leesburg, Florida 34788
Lakeside 55+ Community of Lake Griffin Habor in North Central Florida Features Manufactured Homes, a Marina, a Conservation Area, a Swimming Pool and More
Lake Griffin Habor is a peaceful manufactured home community on the shores of Lake Griffin, a segment in north central Florida's freshwater Harris Chain of Lakes. Approximately 10,000 acres, Lake Griffin is filled with bass and connects to the Ocklawaha River as well as to the St. Johns River.
With 350 sites, Lake Griffin Harbor has both and new and resale homes available. New models, built by Jacobsen, are 1,344 square feet and come with three bedrooms, a carport, and screened porches. Many resales have new air conditioning, walk-in closets, vinyl siding, a contemporary kitchen, and are built to withstand winds of 125 miles an hour. Pre-owned homes may come furnished.
Prices start at about $20,000 for a previously-owned property. A new Jacobsen home starts at about $74,000. The monthly homesite lease covers amenities and common area maintenance.
An onsite marina offers both wet and dry storage. Neighbors can walk through the 65-acre conservation or fish at the community's pier. The clubhouse has a fitness center, a banquet hall, a dance floor, a catering kitchen, and a billiards room. An outdoor pool, spa, courts for bocce ball or shuffleboard round out the community amenities. Lake Griffin Harbor's social calendar is filled with brunches, poker nights, line dancing, exercise classes, and health clinics. Pets, with restrictions, are welcome.
The surrounding city of Leesburg has a regional medical center and an international airport. It's the home of Beacon College, Lake Sumter State College, and the Leesburg Lightning, a collegiate wood bat team. Leesburg manages eight parks and two swimming pools. Its annual three-day Bikefest is billed as the largest bike and music event in the world.
Leesburg Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
The area has a humid subtropical climate with 48 inches of rainfall each year. Summers temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winters are mild with temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
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Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting "snowbirds" to the state in the late 19th century, and retirees continue to flock to the state today. It's not hard to see why tourism has become Florida's leading industry.
International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.
Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands.
Florida also has 1,045 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 55%
Median household income - $46,596
Median home value - $159,000
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Who Buys in a 55+ Community?
Age-restricted communities, at least those for residents age 55 or better, generally appeal to people seeking a sense of community with other people from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. Most developments are gated or at least have some type of secured access and appeal to retirees seeking a sense of security. People who enjoy lots of amenities, planned activities and social interaction also buy in 55+ developments. Just an FYI: newer communities tend to have a younger demographic while older communities usually have a more mature set of residents, primarily because residents in older developments purchased when they were younger and have stayed put.
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