The secret is out – Lakeland is a great choice for home purchase and overall livability. Earlier this month, a Realtor.com article predicted the 10 U.S. housing markets that will offer the best opportunities in 2018. No surprise to us, Lakeland, Florida came in at number 5. The factors considered in identifying the best housing markets included:
The author notes that communities such as Lakeland are more affordable than the surrounding area, yet still have strong economies and great amenities.
Part of Lakeland’s allure is its proximity to both Tampa and Orlando, as well as gulf and ocean beaches within easy drives. After a small bump during the recession, the city is growing as evidenced by the downtown revival and new subdivisions. This has attracted several boutiques and fine dining establishments, as well as other amenities to the city. Home prices remain reasonable, with the median at $180,000, which will gain in value during the coming years.
At Grasslands, we have always appreciated our amazing community and are excited to see it receive the recognition it deserves. We also like to think that we contribute to its success with our country club, golf courses and amazing homes that offer gracious living in a beautiful setting. Our villas in Laurel Glen and The Sanctuary are unsurpassed in design, amenities and quality construction. Landscaped outdoor areas extend the living areas and thoughtful details such as gourmet kitchens, built-in wet bars, soaring and embellished 12-foot ceilings, custom closets and granite countertops, make these homes truly special. In addition to these amazing options, we also offer Heritage Lakes, which gives families the opportunity to design and build their own homes that suit their specific needs and lifestyles.
Now the world knows our secret: Lakeland is a great place to live and we personally would add that Grasslands offers the best homes our community has to offer.
When it was time to retire, we decided to stay in Grasslands. Our community offers a wonderful golf course, friendly neighbors and the convenience of an in town location with a country club feel. We love where we live.
We’ve lived here since 1992, and for us there is no other place to live. Grasslands offers beautifully maintained grounds with sidewalks for walking and visiting with your friends and neighbors. In addition, you feel a level of comfort knowing that there is a security guard on duty 24-hours a day. The central location gives us easy access to Polk Parkway, plus we’re next door to Lakeside Village for great shopping and restaurants. And we have one of the best golf courses in Central Florida. Come and join us and discover for yourself how great it is to live in Grasslands!