New 55+ The Lakes at Harmony
55+ Communities are Growing
Orlando is ranked #4 for retirees. The baby boomer population is looking toward retirement. Builders are hearing this calling and quickly filling these housing needs.
The Lakes at Harmony is only of the newest 55+ communities that opened in June. 55+ Communities are designated for retirees where at least 80% of the homes have to have one person at least age 55+.
Rare Large Floors Plans Available
The Lakes at Harmony offers one of the most comprehensive selection of Floor Plans for a 55+ community at total of 13. Typically in 55+, you will find mostly 2 bedroom with two or one car garages. This community however offers larger homes up to 3,000 square feet, which is rare for an age restricted community.
These homes come with a variety of lot sizes, 40 foot wide called Sanctuary Series, 50 foot wide Florida Serices, 60 foot wide Palm Series. The homes with 60 foot wide lot can even accomodate 3 car garage.
- 40 Foot Wide 2 and 3 bedroom from 1,404 to 2,094 square foot base price $190,990 to $223,990
- 50 Foot Wide 3 and 4 bedrooms from 1,679 to 2,096 square foot base price $204,990 to $231,990
- 60 Foot Wide 3 and 4 bedroom from 2,245 to 2,842 square foot base price $246,990 to $276,990
Builders charge different prices for a specific lot called “lot premiums”. The best views typically have highest lot premium. Views offered at The Lakes of Harmony range from backing to another neighbor to premium pond, conservation, and golf view lots. Lot premiums here are ranging from $6,000 to $40,000.
The video below is the Inverness Model with almost 3,000 square feet with a $40,000 lot premium which has a pond view first, then golf view beyond. It is a breath taking home on a 60 foot wide lot.
Amenities and Memberships
The Lakes at Harmony is community within a community. The 55+ residents live in a gated community with separate amenities. Not only do these residents have access to their amenities, they have access to the rest of the amenities offered through Harmony.
Here residents get to experience their own Clubhouse that contains crafts, library, fitness center and pool. They have their own tennis courts, bocce and pickle ball courts. Residents can enjoy an array of social activities; Ladies Book Club, Bingo Night, Mens Poker Night, Mixers, Live Entertainment, Excursions and more.
There are two memberships, social or golf membership. The Social membership is mandatory. It includes 24 rounds of golf (transferable), all fitness center and classes, golf lesson, golf equipment and merchandise discounts. The Social Membership is $360 per quarter ($180 per month) and Gold Membership is $600 quarter ($200 per month). The Gold Membership offers unlimited golf.
The Lakes at Harmony Monthly Fees
The fees to live in The Lakes at Harmony is as follows:
Master Association: $74 per month. This give a resident access to all amenities of the Harmony.
Sub Association: $70 per month resident to exclusively enjoy the amenities of The Lakes at Harmony.
Social Membership: $180 per month. This social membership is basically a golf course membership.
CDD Fees: These are fees collected as part of your annual taxes to build the community and paid in the taxes.
- 40 foot wide lot $2,811.06
- 50 foot wide lot $3,513.82
- 60 foot wide lot $4,216.59
Harmony is a quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle, and maybe the perfect spot for a retiree that likes to play golf. This 55+ community sits within Harmony that houses families and others. This could be convenient for a family that wanted to live close to the grandparents.
Read everything to see and do through A Tour of Harmony post.
If you are in the market to buy in a 55+ or second home in the Orlando area, reach out to home buying experts at Buyers Broker of Florida. You will be glad you did. 407-539-1053