ERA Grizzard Real Estate, Inc.
Doug DuVarney - Broker Associate
Cell: (352)255-3236
Fax: (352)326-8895
E-Mail: homes@DougDuVarney.com
1300 Citizens Blvd. Suite #300, Leesburg, FL 34748

Legacy of Leesburg / Royal Harbor / Lakes of Mount Dora / Royal Highlands / Pringle / WHY CHOOSE ME?

Florida Active-Adult

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Legacy of Leesburg is nestled in the lakes and hills region of Central Florida within 45 minutes of northwest Orlando. You and your guests will be able to take an easy day trip to Walt Disney World, Sea World, Daytona International Speedway, or Busch Gardens from your Central Florida home. Legacy is close to shopping and the city of Leesburg where there is an historic downtown district and a full calendar of events year round.

The resident owned Town Center with its 35-foot tall clock tower is the focal point of Legacy of Leesburg. This Town Center is where all of the indoor activities in the community take place. There is a fitness center, exercise room, library, multi-purpose rooms, and a beautifully designed outdoor pool where you can spend a relaxing afternoon or participate in a water aerobics workout. There is an on-site activities director, trips, functions and many more amenities.

The residents of Legacy of Leesburg enjoy a lifestyle where nature and conservation are the emphasis. To protect the habitats of several rare species of animals including the Florida scrub jay, almost half of the 600 acres will remain undeveloped in its natural state. There are many conservation home sites, beautiful lakes, and several miles of nature trails bordering conservation areas and the Palatlakaha River. When completed this gated 55+ Florida active-adult community will have 999 homes.

From Orlando take the Florida Turnpike north to exit #285. Then turn right on Hwy. 27 and proceed north about 10 miles to the Legacy of Leesburg entrance on the right.

The Pringle community of Royal Harbor is located in Tavares on the shores of Little Lake Harris, one of the many lakes that comprise the largest chain of lakes in Florida. This waterfront gated 55+ active-adult community offers a lifestyle that has everything an active-adult would want including boating and fishing.

This picturesque community of 755 homes offers a beautiful recreation center with a heated swimming pool, computer room, social hall, fitness center, and a community fishing pier. An intranet system called NeighborLinks connects every resident in Royal Harbor as well as to the administrative staff. The Lighthouse rests on the highest point of elevation and can be seen for miles around!

Royal Harbor is just a short drive to the Tavares, Eustis, and Leesburg shopping centers as well as the Greater Orlando area with all of the theme parks. Beautiful Florida Hospital Waterman located on Hwy.441 in Tavares is just fifteen minutes from the community. The Hickory Point Recreational Facility/Marina is located across the road from Royal Harbor on Hwy.19. With twelve paved boat ramps into Lake Harris and ample parking for vehicle and boat trailers, the park is most popular among boaters. Located on the shores of Lake Dora the city of Tavares serves as the County Seat for Lake County, Florida and is just a ten minute drive north from Royal Harbor.

Royal Harbor is a wonderful community to live in and make the most of your active-adult retirement years.

From Hwy.441 in Tavares take Hwy.19 south for approximately 5 miles to the Royal Harbor entrance on the left. Just look for the Lighthouse on the hill!

Lakes of Mount Dora is located just off Hwy.44 in Mount Dora, Florida. This gated 55+ active-adult community combines Southern hospitality with New England themed architecture. Approximately 70 percent of the 950 homes will be built on the water in this ecologically-friendly community.

Built on a 6 acre island the 18,000 square foot Island Clubhouse is a state of the art multi-purpose facility for large gatherings, dinners, entertainment and events. The Lakes of Mount Dora amenities include a Hi-Tech computer room, beautiful fitness center overlooking the pool, tennis courts, library and a monthly calendar brimming with exciting events. There is a beautiful four lane competition lap pool with adjoining designer pool area overlooking the Grand Bay.

Lakes of Mount Dora is an "Energy Star" rated community which means tankless water heaters, Low-E thermal windows, radiant barriers, 14 seer HVAC units, etc. Pringle is also incorporating "Green Best Practices" in areas such as landscaping and irrigation which result in reduced cost benefits to homeowners. This Florida active-adult community will set a new standard for high quality lifestyle in 55 and older retirement communities!

Shopping in the lakefront City of Mount Dora is simply irresistible! There are numerous gift shops, fashion boutiques, art galleries, and cafes for you to enjoy and only four miles away. There are on-going exhibitions at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Mount Dora is a mecca for antique dealers including the famous Renninger's Antique Market and Extravaganzas. At the end of a busy day you will want to relax with a sunset cruise on beautiful Lake Dora. When you visit Mount Dora once you will return again with your friends to see and enjoy this quaint Central Florida lakefront community located on Florida's largest chain of lakes.

From Leesburg take Hwy.441 to Mount Dora. Go north (left turn) on CR 44B to SR 44. Turn right onto SR 44. Go 1/4 mile to Lakes of Mount Dora entrance on the right.

Royal Highlands is a gated 55+ active-adult community located in Central Florida on Highway 27 just three miles north of Florida Turnpike's Exit #285 which makes it an easy trip to and from the Orlando Airport and attractions like Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. A quick trip North on the turnpike brings you to the beautiful horse country of Ocala. Both the East and West Coasts are a short drive away and offer the splendor of the Gulf of Mexico or the excitement of Daytona Beach or the Kennedy Space Center.

Nearby to Royal Highlands, Leesburg and Clermont both offer all the amenities needed with shopping malls, restaurants, and churches. Leesburg Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital are top ranked hospitals staffed with highly skilled professionals.

Situated on 1,092 acres of land this expertly planned Pringle community of 1500 homes boasts approximately 35 percent conservation land. This natural preserve is the habitat of waterfowl, native birds, and other wildlife. In addition there are 4 lakes, rolling hills with panoramic views, and the beautiful 18 hole Monarch Golf Course and restaurant, all adding to Royal Highlands' expansive feel.

Royal Highlands offers the best of planned community living with beautifully designed home sites and streets, the safety of a gated community, and the reassurance of well constructed Pringle homes. The community is owned and managed by those who live here through the Royal Highlands Property Owners Association.

Whether you are exploring on your own or enjoying visiting friends and family, you will never be without lots to do from your Central Florida location.

The Pringle name has been prominent in the developing and building business in Lake County for over 80 years. Pringle Development has won numerous awards in Lake County's Parade of Homes competition. The company is the unprecedented industry leader in Central Florida and has built nearly 8000 homes in Lake County and over 1000 in the past two years!

In 2008 Pringle Development, Inc was one of five winners of the coveted National Housing Quality (NHQ) Awards. This is the third time Pringle Development has received an NHQ award. These awards are determined and presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center and Reed Business Information. It represents the home building industry's high recognition for quality achievement and operational excellence. Without question the award is the hardest to win in home building and only the best can achieve this distinction by demonstrating the highest standards of excellence.

Pringle focuses on the Florida 55+ active-adult community. These communities are designed, sold, and comply with the established guidelines of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA ACT 1995). Under this federal law at least 80% of the residents must be 55 years of age or older.

Pringle retirement communities offer low association fees, single-family home construction, and full amenities and recreation facilities. The best Florida 55+ Active-Adult Communities have a Pringle Development name on them! Visit us and see for yourself.

Why choose me? I have earned the GRI, Graduate of the Realtor Institute, designation from the National Association of Realtors. Only 7 percent of the approximately 120,000 realtors in the state of Florida have earned this coveted designation.

The Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional that has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.

New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. So it's more important than ever that you work with an agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business. The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understanding.

GRI's are:

  • Nationally recognized as top performers in the real estate industry
  • Professionally trained
  • Knowledgeable
  • Dedicated to bringing you quality service
  • A GRI can make a difference. When you see the letters "GRI" after an agent's name, you can count on receiving the knowledge and guidance you need to make your transaction go smoothly. In short, you can count on getting the best service available from a real estate professional.

    I have performed as a top producing REALTOR, specializing in 55+ Active-Adult Communities in Lake County, Florida. I am a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist and a member of the REALTORS Association of Lake & Sumter Counties who has achieved consistent multi-million dollar sales volume producer recognition.

    I will listen to you to understand your needs, work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals, keep you informed and use my knowledge of real estate to ensure your satisfaction. You can rely on me to guide you through all of the steps from loan pre-qualification to the final details of your closing. My goal is to earn your business and become your REALTOR for life!

    You should know absolutely everything about the property you are buying! You and I will view every home that you are interested in, together. And prior to closing I will make you fully aware of all inspections available to you. When you are an informed buyer you will make the best decisions for the most important purchase in your lifetime. If you have any questions, I am here to answer.

    ERA Grizzard Real Estate, Inc. is a full service real estate company and has been a leader in residential and commercial real estate in Lake County for over 30 years. The company comprises a ten office network with over 225 agents. I choose to be a REALTOR for ERA Grizzard Real Estate because they provide me with the tools for success. Let me share my success and the success of ERA in your search for a 55+ Active-Adult resale home in Lake County, Florida. Give me a call at (352)255-3236 or e-mail me for an absolutely free, no obligation consultation to discuss your real estate goals.

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