The Plantation at Leesburg is an active adult housing community located in the city of Leesburg. Only minutes from Orlando, The Plantation features single-family homes and villas that are in proximity to state-of-the-art fitness centers, beautiful championship golf courses, private fishing lakes, and various sports fields and courts. The city of Leesburg is located in Lake County and has a population of approximately 16,000. Leesburg is also situated at the head of the Oklawaha River system between Lake Griffin and Lake Harris. In 1857, Evander McIver Lee and several of his brothers settled in the area of modern-day Leesburg. In 1875, the town of Leesburg was incorporated and became the county seat of Sumter County for a short time until Lake County was formed from portions of Sumter and Orange counties. During the early part of the 20th century, Leesburg became a significant part of the watermelon industry in the United States. Today, Leesburg is a popular retirement destination because of its proximity to Orlando, which is less than an hour away via US-27 South and the Florida Turnpike.
Along with having top-notch amenities within the community itself, Lake County provides many facilities such as millions of acres of natural green space, great shopping and dining locations, and many indoor and outdoor activities. One example is the 577-acre Lake Griffin State Park located near Fruitland Park, featuring a half-mile nature trail, a playground for small children, kayak and canoe rentals, a full-facility campground, a boat ramp that provides access to the Dead River, a forty site campground, and a picnic area. Then there is Lake Harris 31 miles away from Orlando. The lake and the surrounding park is comprised of 13,788 acres and is entirely inside the border of Lake County. Lake Harris provides visitors with many recreational activities such as camping, hiking, nature viewing, horseback riding, fishing, boating, and much more. Additionally, there is Alexander Springs Recreation Area in Altoona that features one of Florida’s 27 first-magnitude springs (with water flows of greater than 100 cubic feet per second). The spring feeds a large pool with crystal clear water that stays at a consistent 72°F. The pool is a natural water park where you can bring family and friends for picnics and swimming.
The Plantation at Leesburg offers a selection of single-family homes that range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and around 1,700 square feet to three bedrooms, three baths, and about 2,400 square feet. Some of the amenities found in The Plantation at Leesburg real estate include laminate wood floors, master suites with large walk-in closets, roman showers, large walk-in closets, beautifully manicured lawns, cascading waterfalls, lush palm trees, 24-hour staffed security, as well as RV or boat storage lots. In addition to that, if you’re unable to find something in the Plantation community you like, we can help you find something in one of our neighboring communities. To learn more about properties for sale in The Plantation at Leesburg or to schedule a tour, please call us today so we can assist you further.