Day 21 – Lake Forest in Sanford, FL
Today we visited friends (and customers) who just moved from Preserve at Astor Farms to Lake Forest. So I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the community. Now I wish it had been sunnier because due to the rain my photos don’t do Lake Forest full justice.
I have always loved Lake Forest. It is a little peaceful world of its own, consisting of close to 500 homes. In fact many residents say if it wasn’t for work, they wouldn’t even have to leave their community because there is so much offered within. The community is very active and meets a lot in the state of the art club house with fitness center and tennis courts. The junior Olympic size pool is also a great place to hang out and meet your neighbors. Besides the amenities, Lake Forest also offers many other benefits that homeowners in Central Florida are looking for: security (it is a gated, man guarded community) and convenience (less than a mile from I-4 and almost as close to 417, Seminole Towne Center and Colonial Town Park which some call “Downtown Heathrow”). To say the least, Lake Forest truly is one of the most desirable communities in Central Florida and definitely in the West Sanford area. Prices start already in the 300s all the way up to several million.
I still remember when I first entered the community 4 years ago: I was impressed with all the nature! It truly is a forest within the city with lush landscaping and huge towering trees – very romantic and a contrast to the typical palm tree, golf course feel that you might expect. As European I am what many would call “green”. I respect and enjoy nature (even though I have to admit I could live without mosquitoes, but that’s another story), I admire and strive to protect the environment every day with little but in my opinion effective habits. So when I saw Lake Forest I experienced something I hadn’t seen in Central Florida until that day: a community truly built into nature, into the forest. A community finally respecting nature. When the community was first built the builder protected and built around the trees thereby saving them. Unfortunately during the boom another builder came in and started building in the back of the community destroying most of those trees. That was certainly a big mistake.
Lake Forest in Sanford, it’s almost like a in a fairy tale 🙂
To see which homes are currently for sale in Lake Forest Sanford click this link.
Of course, there are more communities in Central Florida that respect nature by the mere way they were built and of course others that are “green” by the way they protect the environment, be it through recycling or any other activities. I wanted to mention one that I also frequently visit, it’s called “The Springs” in Longwood. VERY nice indeed, so peaceful and idyllic. But more about that another time. Whenever I come across another one I will post and, as usual, I encourage you to post yours as well if you think it meets the criteria, so I can mention it here. Go GREEN!