Swaying palm trees line quiet streets in Sarasota, an area known for its theaters, world-class shopping, and white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. This friendly, welcoming area of Florida has a quaint downtown district filled with shops and restaurants. The area is also home to Myakka River State Park, one of Florida’s largest and most diverse natural areas for canoeing, fishing and nature watching. Other area attractions include 13 championship golf courses, St. Armands Circle, the Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Aquarium, Historic Spanish Point and Caspersen Beach, one of the best shelling beaches in Sarasota.
Just two miles from Caspersen Beach is Bay Indies, a picturesque resort community surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Residents at Bay Indies enjoy not only the close proximity to the Gulf beaches, but also the many amenities the resort has to offer. The community features waterfront home sites, three spectacular clubhouses, three swimming pools and whirlpool/spas, an exercise trail, fitness center, game room, professional tennis courts, and hundreds of on-site activities and events held throughout the year.Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of Atlantic Coast shoreline. Residents can enjoy fishing, sailing, beaches and other water activities year-round. The area is famous for world-class golf courses, shopping, sport fishing, entertainment, and exciting professional sports, including the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins and Florida Panthers. Other area attractions include Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Port Everglades Cruise Line Terminal, and the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District.
Margate is a quiet haven just 17 miles north of the excitement and culture of Ft. Lauderdale and home to Coral Cay Plantation, a resort community with an amazing array of on-site amenities and activities. This gated community boasts waterfront home sites, a boat launch and dock, fishing and boat storage. The natural Florida landscape, majestic oak trees and towering pines provide a stunning backdrop. Residents of Coral Cay truly have the best of both worlds.St. Augustine
St. Augustine was discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513, making it the oldest city in Florida. Rich in history and culture, the city is home to the Colonial Spanish Quarter, Fountain of Youth, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the Mission of Nombre de Dios and more than 50 other attractions, historic sites, and points of interest. Modern-day conveniences intermingle with these historic landmarks, offering five-star dining, countless shops and art galleries, live theater, fresh and salt water fishing, and world-class golf at the World Golf Village, home of The World Golf Hall of Fame.
Nestled 15 miles from the heart of St. Augustine is Coquina Crossing, a vibrant, friendly neighborhood that recreates the comfortable, congenial style of early 20th century America with white picket fences, rocking chair-sized front porches and community planning that brings new life to the good old days. Discovering Coquina Crossing is like discovering a long-lost treasure. The community boasts a 17,000 square foot clubhouse with stage and dance floor, outdoor swimming pool, indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool/spa, tennis courts, and hundreds of on-site social events, activities and clubs.Lake County
Lake County is located in the heart of Central Florida and is a sportsman’s paradise. The area boasts more than 1,000 sparkling, freshwater lakes and has the feeling of a southern country town. Golf lovers will enjoy the choice of public, private and semi-private golf courses in the area. These challenging courses are as beautiful as they are fun to play. Other area attractions include the Ocala National Forest with 383,573 acres for fishing, hunting and camping; Silver Springs, the world’s largest artesian springs; Alexander Springs; Lake Eustis Museum of Art and the Lake County Historical Museum.
Centered between the metropolitan cities of Leesburg and Eustis, areas known for great shopping, dining, excellent transportation and hospitals, is Mid-Florida Lakes Yacht Club. This gated, waterfront community boasts a marina and boat docks, a spectacular clubhouse, fully equipped fitness center, heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and exciting on-site activities and clubs. Mid-Florida Lakes offers the best of Florida living.Ft. Myers
Famous for challenging golf courses and the variety of shells on its pristine beaches, Ft. Myers near Sanibel and Captiva Islands is a vacation resort paradise. The area is brimming with great possibilities, such as the historic residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and Fort Myers Beach, just to name a few. Cultural activities also abound in the Fort Myers area, with music festivals, the Harborside Events Center and the Southwest Florida Museum of History.
Located to the north of Ft. Myers, just 25 miles from the beautiful, sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico is The Heritage. The community features meticulously maintained grounds, spacious home sites, a 9-hole golf course, an incredible clubhouse, and dozens of planned activities. Designed around its lakes and golf course, The Heritage’s wooded fairways, towering pines, tropical plants and birds make residents feel as if they are on a permanent vacation.
Bay Indies, Coral Cay Plantation, Coquina Crossing, Mid-Florida Lakes Yacht Club and The Heritage are owned and operated by Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS), the leader in high quality, affordable lifestyle communities for more than 30 years. ELS operates more than 340 lifestyle communities and RV resorts in prime locations throughout the nation. With a focus on quality in service, amenities and value, an ELS community offers endless benefits, providing its residents with affordable living, exceptional amenities, recreational opportunities, and a welcoming environment. For more information, call 800-274-7314 or visit www.EquityLifestyle.com.