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PARK AVENUE Park Hill Raises the Bar on Luxury at a One-of-a-Kind Location.


Hill Gray Seven LLC is offering perhaps the last opportunity to live in a new townhome in the heart of Winter Park’s world-famous shopping and dining district on Park Avenue. Sales are now underway for Park Hill, which will encompass 10 extraordinary, three-story townhomes at the southwest corner of North Park Avenue and Whipple Avenue, across the street from the Winter Park Country Club and Casa Feliz. Features will include:       

3,300 to 4,300 square feet of living area Private elevators First-floor courtyards Covered rooftop terraces with summer kitchens Classically stylish architecture Magnificent detailing, unsurpassed craftsmanship Lush, maintenance-free landscaping

Enjoy life in the undisputed retail, dining, cultural and intellectual hub of Central Florida, in an exclusive project that can never be duplicated. Of the five homes that remain, prices start at $2.79 million for the 3,300-square-foot units and $3.39 million for the 4,300-square-foot units, so act now on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information, please call Zoltan Kecskes of Fannie Hillman and Associates

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Hill Gray Seven is a family owned company that develops high-end residential, retail, office, medical and industrial projects in more than 17 states. The company is a preferred developer to many national firms such as DaVita Dialysis, a Fortune 500 company.


FROM THE PUBLISHER PLENTY OF REASONS WHY FLORIDA REMAINS A GROWTH HOT SPOT For years now, Florida has been on a roll. In 2017, only Texas outpaced the Sunshine State in population growth. Preliminary estimates indicate that 2018 was just as strong. Retirees have long flocked to Florida, and the reasons are obvious: the weather, low taxes, reasonable cost of living and amazing recreational activities. In 2018 a whopping 39 percent of relocators moved to Florida to retire. Many found their new homes within numerous communities catering to active adults. From parrot heads to golf enthusiasts to folks looking to focus on lifelong learning and everything in between, retirees can choose the lifestyle that suits them. In this issue we’ll look at some of the communities targeting 55-plus residents and get some feedback from those who have made the move. You never know — you may just find a perfect piece of paradise among the communities we cover.

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But this isn’t to say that only retirees are moving to Florida. In fact, a quarter of relocators say they’re attracted here by employment opportunities. While the tourism industry is the largest employer by sheer numbers, many other industries are making their presence known, including aerospace and life sciences. On the life sciences front, Florida ranks second in the nation for FDA-registered medical-device manufacturing facilities. And there are more than 200 companies specializing in the development and manufacture of new treatments, generics, nutraceuticals and over-the-counter drugs. In the realm of aerospace, no other state can boast the rich history Florida has. Looking ahead, Florida-based companies hold eight of the 17 licenses permitting private firms to send rockets into space and is home to two of the nation’s nine active spaceports. So, whether you’re looking to Florida to retire or blast off your career, it’s the perfect place for you to be.

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: BUILDER  CRAFT HOMES

AT CRAFT, VISION AND INNOVATION ARE THE WATCHWORDS

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raft Homes is one of the most innovative homebuilders in red-hot Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile master-planned community in southeast Orlando. Lake Nona features a variety of popular neighborhoods along with a health and life sciences cluster, a sports and performance district, diverse workspaces and a variety of retail centers. Among those neighborhoods is fast-selling Laureate Park, with its brightly colored bungalows, townhomes, cottages and multistory homes that are complemented by landscaped green belts, pocket parks and 44 miles of trails. Craft Homes is smack-dab in the middle of it all — which is a good place to be considering the record-setting numbers posted by Laureate Park, a forward-thinking neighborhood with high-tech underpinnings where the streets are named for Nobel Prize winners. Essentially, Craft Homes’ charge is to creatively construct new homes in an ultra-fertile setting. For good measure, the company also built WHIT (Wellness Home built on Innovation and Technology), a living lab connected to the Lake Nona Institute that features an integrated set of health and wellness

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solutions and technologies. Craft Homes is on the leading edge when it comes to working with buyers as well. Its collaborative approach is highlighted by “experience guides” who work with buyers along each step of the homebuilding journey. The Craft Homes premise: Build a home that the owners want — but one that also enhances their lives. At Craft Homes the watchwords are vision and innovation — much like Lake Nona itself. Generally, buyers can expect floorplans that are light and airy, green and livable, and tech-ready with modern styles and clean lines. Expansive kitchens open to living areas. Master suites are neatly hidden. Garages are oversized. Homes are built for wellness with hypoallergenic carpets. Living walls, indoor herb gardens and light-infusing glass garage doors help bring the outside in. Natural lighting is abundant. Greenspaces and outdoor living areas are also de rigieur. Storage areas are designed in, including high-support trusses built above the garage, and optimized storage features installed in kitchens and bathrooms. USB smart plugs are installed in special hidden drop zones. Director of Construction Ernie Jaime likes to call the approach “crafted with thought.” Jaime joined Craft Homes as a construction manager in 2016, shortly after the company was formed. He quickly advanced up the ranks, motivated by a goal to “make a difference in new-home building.” It’s happening.  — Michael Candelaria


Craft Homes is building within Laureate Park, a vibrant community in the heart of Lake Nona. Lake Nona’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and healthy living aligns perfectly with the company’s commitment to forward-thinking design and homes built for active lifestyles. Shown is the Brewer “Mod” model, with an exterior (above), kitchen (below) and living room (facing page). It’s priced starting at $429,900.

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: COMMUNITY  HAWK’S CREST

Meritage Homes’ Palermo II model, at up to 3,201 square feet, is priced from $404,990. Shown is the master bedroom (above) and the combination living room and formal dining (below). You can customize the home with an optional upstairs bonus room, or a game room with a fifth bedroom.

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Taylor Morrison Homes’ Anastasia model, at 2,582 square feet, is priced from $295,995.

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n a market where location, location, location — as the saying goes — rules, it’s hard to beat Hawk’s Crest in an unincorporated swath of Winter Park. Situated along the southern shores of picturesque Lake Howell, this new gated community of single-family houses and townhomes provides easy access to major employment centers and desirable shopping/dining destinations such as Park Avenue, Winter Park Village and the budding Lee Road/Orlando Avenue (State Road 17-92) corridor. A-rated Seminole County schools are nearby, too. (The neighborhood is in Seminole County, although the corporate limits of Winter Park are in Orange County. Still, buyers get the panache of a Winter Park mailing address.) By the numbers, plans call for more than 700 lots to accommodate 250 townhomes and 458 single-family homes on Hawk Crest’s 200-plus acres. The neighborhood, however, is more about quality than quantity. Quality is in lake access, trails for running and walking, plentiful outdoor spaces, resort-style pools, a fitness center and a community clubhouse. Health and wellness are distinct community themes. To name

just a few amenities: a dog park, a grilling area, a kid’s splash pad, a playground, picnic tables, a pond, a cabana and a play lawn. The neighborhood is edged by lush wetland preserves. Then there are the well-detailed homes — one- and two-story single-family homes that measure up to 5,217 square feet with seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s even an available four-car garage. The two-story townhomes, priced starting at under $300,000, are slightly less than 2,400 square feet with three bedrooms. Meritage Homes is building in Hawk’s Creek, as is Taylor Morrison, both among America’s leading homebuilders. In 2017, Meritage first announced development plans for the community. Later, Taylor Morrison became a community partner. Consequently, buyers can expect industry-leading excellence in the form of craftsmanship as well as technologically advanced homebuilding. Along with creative designs to match lifestyle needs, energy efficiency and home automation are standard fare. Looking for something especially robust? Meritage’s Del Rio III model is the largest, priced at $591,990. Taylor Morrison, with an expanding national footprint, will focus on three- and four-bedroom floorplans that range in size from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet. Through it all, the community exhibits the thinking that “grander,” “healthier,” “cleaner” and “more efficient” will attract buyers. Clearly, the thinking also is that location sells — and Hawk’s Crest comes with a real bird’s-eye view. Visit meritagehomes.com or taylormorrisonhomes.com for more information.  — Michael Candelaria WINTER 2019

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: FLOORPLAN  THE SANYA BY K. HOVNANIAN HOMES

WITH THE SANYA, HOME BUYERS CAN TRULY ‘HOV’ IT ALL

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hrough the years, K. Hovnanian Homes, a nationally recognized builder established in 1959, has made a name for itself with diverse and flexible designs. Its 10 new-home communities in the Orlando area are a testament to that commitment. So is the Sanya floorplan, a creative two-story, 2,834square-foot home that delivers four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a three-car garage plus ample functionality. A few highlights: A home office is ideal for a quiet study. A “Stuff of Life Room” and a “HovHall” — actual brand names — are incorporated to help owners stay organized. An open-concept kitchen with a center island is complemented by a large corner pantry. A versatile loft accommodates family fun, while a laundry room upstairs provides the convenience of being close to the bedrooms. The owner’s suite comes with a large walk-in closet and a private spa bath. Also, a spacious patio brings the outdoors in, and vice versa. In all, the first floor contains a separate dining area, a kitchen, a great room, a three-car tandem garage, a home office, a lanai, a pantry, a powder room, an entry and a foyer. The second floor features an owner’s suite, an owner’s spa bath, three additional bedrooms, a loft, an optional covered balcony and a laundry room. Then — as buyers have come to expect from K. Hovnanian — there are plenty of options, which effectively further match floorplan to lifestyle. On the first floor, a 6-foot sliding glass door may be added to the dining area and a 12-foot sliding glass door added to the great room. A “HovHub” is available to create intimate desk space for catching up on emails or simply getting things done on the run. Other options include an additional activity room and hall bath/shower and pool bath areas. Similarly, on the second floor, structural options can turn into more bath/shower/spa combinations along with a fifth bedroom and triple windows in the owner’s suite. Three distinct elevations to the home design certainly don’t hurt, either. Now on its second generation of family leadership, K. Hovnanian Homes has withstood the test of time. Floorplans such as the Sanya are a reason why. Visit khov.com for more information.  — Michael Candelaria

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IN BRIEF  MODEL: Sanya  BUILDER: K. Hovnanian Homes  SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,834  BEDROOMS/BATHROOMS: 4/2.5  PRICE: From $325,990

 NOTES: The Sanya offers a “Stuff of Life” Room and a “HovHall” to help you stay organized. Buyers like the open-concept kitchen with center island and huge corner pantry.

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Stonebridge has won numerous industry awards for design excellence, with homes typically featuring open floorplans, outdoor living rooms with summer kitchens and fireplaces, grand entrances, sweeping staircases and plenty of stone. This is the Bonavento in Golden Oak.


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alery Tucker lets out a hearty laugh as she describes ultracompetitive market for custom-home builders — the true a typical walk through one of her homes under constart-from-scratch custom-home builders for buyers who insist struction. She talks about painstaking attention to deupon one-of-a-kind homes. tail plus almost a sixth sense for design. Formed in 1996, Stonebridge Homes has built Tucker simply calls it “a feeling.” in Winter Park, Maitland, Orlando and Winder“The house kind of transforms itself as it mere. Today, much of its activity is at Golden Oak goes along. To me, a house has a certain feeling (near the Walt Disney World Resort), Isleworth, about it,” says Tucker, co-owner of Stonebridge Keene’s Point and Lake Nona. A contract hasn’t Homes, a Windermere-based custom-home been signed for less than $1.8 million — excluding builder. “And until you get some of the walls land — in the past two years, Tucker notes. and the drywall up, and it starts becoming a Valery Tucker runs Stonebridge Homes, along home and feels a certain way, you can move with husband Gary Tucker and business partner that way in design.” Todd South. Each is a licensed contractor, with Even if it means some last-minute changes. Gary also holding a Class A General Contractor’s Like maybe removing all the crown moulding license. Valery Tucker, co-owner of because “without” emerges as a better option He mostly handles the field supervision of Stonebridge Homes. for a more modern look: construction work, while South, also an attorney, “If you can do without changes, you don’t need concentrates on the details of operation, includto make them. But when you walk around and you’re feeling ing real estate acquisitions and financing. them, you just know you want to be able to make it as perfect as That leaves Valery, who was a teacher until 1989, to make ceryou can.” tain homes pass her scrutiny. She’s also the client liaison, guiding For good measure, Tucker adds: “Nothing is cookie cutter.” them through each phase of construction and making certain that Such precision, often instinctive, is one of the reasons the company’s foundational principles of “integrity, personal atStonebridge Homes has steadily ascended in Central Florida’s tention, communication and organization” are more than words. WINTER 2019

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The cozy family room in a custom home by Stonebridge Homes is an ideal place to quietly relax or enjoy intimate gatherings with family or friends. The home is in the Bellaria community in Windermere.

With the company building just three or four homes annually, the principals can be omnipresent. That way, Valery says, decisions can be made on the spot and buyers can freely communicate with the people in charge. “We really love what we do, and we like to be involved,” she explains. Then comes another laugh. With her eye for detail, Valery likes to draw. “Somewhere in my ancestry somebody could draw,” she speculates, pointing out that she’s able to visualize descriptions from buyers and sketch them on paper. “They’re not fabulous sketches, but they’re enough to communicate,” she says. “I’ve actually framed them and given them as gifts. I say, ‘Remember when your bathroom or your family room looked like this? And now look where we are.’” In all, Stonebridge uses a team approach that includes an architect or home designer, a full-service interior designer, a

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landscape architect, and lighting and structural wiring experts, among others. The results? Stonebridge has won numerous industry awards for design excellence, with homes typically featuring open floorplans, outdoor living rooms with summer kitchens and fireplaces, grand entrances, sweeping staircases and plenty of stone. Other highlights of most Stonebridge creations are custom cabinetry and granite countertops, disappearing corner sliding doors, interior architectural ceilings, sports lounges and theaters. Not coincidentally, Stonebridge Homes is a member of the highly selective Master Custom Builder Council, with South serving as a member of the organization’s steering committee for the past two decades.


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The Bonavento also boasts an elaborate master bathroom (above) and a sports room with a wet bar (right). Stonebridge uses the most upscale fixtures and finishes, and has won numerous industry awards for excellence.

Participation with others in the industry is a must, according to Valery, who notes: “It’s a constant learning process that we need to do and understand. And it’s just giving back to the community.” Lately, just giving back hasn’t been too difficult. The market has been strong, and as 2018 drew to a close Valery expected Stonebridge Homes to “flow nicely into 2019.” “I don’t expect too many changes,” she says. Of course, there will be changes — but likely she’ll be the one making them during her walks through construction sites. For more information call 407-879-8198 or visit stonebridgecustomhomes.com. ■

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ith the holiday shopping season over, it’s time to focus on that one big gift you promised yourself for the new year: a new home. Just as you spent hours poring over the latest and greatest toys and gadgets to buy the kids and grandkids, you’ll want to research what’s hot, what’s not and

what’s timeless in new-home building and design.

Not surprisingly, many features that have gained popularity in recent years still are on the list — such as large kitchens and bathrooms, open floorplans and plenty of storage. In addition, there are many amenities once thought of as upgrades that are now becoming commonplace — such as seamless indoor-outdoor design, smart technology, three-car garages and a healthy living environment. One thing that’s not so hot anymore is the formal dining room, which has given way to more open space in the home. All those trends hold true in production and custom homes. “Open-plan design is huge due to its practicality,” says David Pillsbury, principal designer with Keesee Associaties (gokeesee. com), an architectural design firm in Apopka. “Families want to spend time together. They have less desire for formal dining and

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compartmentalized rooms. Pillsbury says that open floorplans offer more efficient use of space, which translates into less square footage needed. The less square footage, generally speaking, the lower the price. With mortgage interest rates expected to tick upward, affordability is no small concern. The median price of a new home in 2018 was $269,754 in Lake County, $280,637 in Osceola, $331,578 in Seminole and $350,490 in Orange, according to John Weeden, Southeast regional sales director for Meyers Research. The median price of a new home in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford statistical area was $310,122 for 2018 — down 1 percent from the previous year. Still, many of us can remember a time when a $100,000 home was considered pricey.


In Jones Homes’ Ponte Vedra model, the master suite (facing page) opens on to the outdoor living area and swimming pool. There’s even an adjacent wine cellar. At 5,455 square feet, the home is priced from the $800s. The architect is Canin Architecture Design Studio. WINTER 2019

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Also in Jones Homes’ Ponte Vedra model there’s a sports bar ideal for entertaining. Buyers want their homes to have plenty of space for relaxing and socializing.

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Even pets have their design preferences. Craft Homes’ Hatter model in Laureate Park offers a “puppy room,” although cats are presumably welcome as well. At 2,050 square feet, the home is priced from $323,900.

Pillsbury was one of several Central Florida architects and homebuilders who shared their expertise on what potential homebuyers will encounter as they begin their hunt for a new place to live. Tony Weremeichik, principal architect with Canin Associates’ Architectural Design Studio (canin.com) in Orlando, identified four key trends that homebuyers will find in Central Florida in 2019. n Homes that are smaller overall but encompass welcoming open space. n Homes with plenty of designed-in storage areas. n Homes that cater to casual lifestyles. n Homes with clean, simple architecture, such as transitional, contemporary or modern farmhouse. Driving those trends, according to Weremeichik, are “affordability, cost of housing, entertaining friends and family, comfort and flexibility.” He listed several popular features that homebuyers can expect to find both inside and outside new homes. n n n n n

High ceilings. Interior barn doors. LED lighting. Large kitchens with islands for seating. Walk-in pantries.

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n “Whatever rooms” that can be used as wine rooms, pet suites or storage. n Bonus rooms that can be outfitted like sports bars or “man caves.” n Outdoor living rooms with kitchens. n Pocket glass doors that connect the indoors with the outdoors. n Flex rooms that can serve home offices (with a bathroom) or guest rooms. n Sheds that have separate entries, either attached or detached from the main home, and used as exercise rooms, workshops, “she sheds,” sound studios or hobby rooms. n Large showers in master bathrooms. David Weekley Homes (davidweekleyhomes.com), one of the area’s busiest builders with new communities throughout Central Florida, offers many of the trending features. Its homes range in size from 1,400 to 3,800 square feet and are priced from the $250s to $925,000-plus. “In 2019, home design and décor will include an emphasis on luxury and low maintenance,” says Brent Bartholomew, division president at David Weekley Homes. That means, among other things, hard surfaces in place of carpet, including wood flooring on stairs and patterned floor tiles in bathrooms and kitchens. Also look for scratch- and water-resistant quartz countertops.


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With warm finishes, ceiling beams and barn doors, the combined kitchen and living area of Jennings Construction’s Willow model in Grand Oaks Manor gives off a modern-rustic vibe. At 1,923 square feet, the home is priced from $345,100. The architect is Canin Architecture Design Studio.


David Weekley Homes’ The Boulevard model features an owner’s bath with a walk-in shower. Oversized showers in master baths are a hot trend in new homes. Ranging in size from 3,139-3,165 square feet, the home is priced from $417,990.

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Phil Kean Design Group, one of Central Florida’s best-known custom builders, not only follows trends but has set quite a few itself. Kean’s buyers are asking for “wet rooms,” which feature tubs inside of showers.

Plus, Bartholomew says, interior design is bringing the outside in with earth tones for walls and cabinetry, medium- and warmtone wood flooring, and mixed metals for fixtures and finishes. In the owner’s bath, expect luxurious, spa-like features such as freestanding soaking tubs and Super Showers with tile that carries up to the ceiling, he adds. The low-maintenance lifestyle for the home overall is important, too, with townhomes, garden homes and bungalows with small yards or provided lawn care growing in popularity. Bartholomew notes that potential homebuyers collect ideas and inspiration from reading new-home magazines, watching homedesign TV shows or surfing the internet to catch the latest trends. “People want to see what the final installation looks like and then bring that inspiration to life in their own home,” he says. “Builders then work to make it a reality.” Outdoor living areas are among the most popular trends with homebuyers, Bartholomew says, which is no wonder, considering Central Florida’s temperate year-round climate. “These spaces aren’t simply extended covered patios,” he explains. “Homebuyers are creating entire rooms as extensions of their indoor living areas, with plush furniture and outdoor kitchens or fireplaces to complete the space.” Minto Communities (minto.com), another homebuilder with projects in several Central Florida counties, provides its buyers with similar choices. “A continuing trend is consumer demand for eco-friendly,

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energy-efficient, low maintenance homes,” says William Bullock, Minto’s division president. Homebuyers also respond to spaces that flow seamlessly from indoor to outdoor living, creatively designed outdoor living spaces and private retreat areas. And don’t forget multifunctional, easy-to-access cabinets in kitchens. Bathrooms are becoming pampering places, with master suites encompassing walk-in showers, soaking tubs, double vanities and walk-in closets. Energy efficiency is important, as are two- and three-car garages and distinctive architectural details, Bullock says. Phil Kean Design Group (philkeandesigns.com) in Winter Park, one of Central Florida’s best-known custom builders, not only follows trends but has set quite a few itself. Company president Phil Kean identified some trends that homebuyers can expect to see. n Smart-home technology. n Warm, earthy colors. n Wood in kitchens. n Brass tones in fixtures, hardware and furnishings. n Hidden pantries. n Wet rooms (a bathtub inside a shower). n Multifunctional rooms. n Indoor-outdoor living spaces that share the same finish materials.


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“Also, our clients are asking for sustainability and green certifications, and some ask for electric car chargers,” he says. “We’re seeing an upswing in requests for basements, wine rooms and safe rooms.” Some clients ask for specific pet spaces and several have asked for so-called “dirty kitchens,” which means there’s a main kitchen but also one that’s out of sight and need not be as pristine all the time. Also, because of the proliferation of porch thieves, Kean is seeing more requests for outdoor lockable rooms where home-delivered merchandise can be stashed. Kean summed up key trends this way: n Seamless design from inside to outside, which has been a Kean trademark for years. n Walkability to amenities. n Open floorplans. n Large garages that encompass storage space. n Big bathrooms and spa-like master suites. n Smart technology. n Oversized kitchens. n Value per square foot. n Multigenerational/in-law spaces. Pillsbury, with Keesee Associates, notes trends in architec-

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tural styling. “Surprisingly, it looks like there may be an alternative to the contemporary look that everyone just had to have last year,” he says. “‘Transitional,’ although not actually a style, is still a word being used to describe where people want to take their designs.” The farmhouse style is more popular now, Pillsbury adds, but a cleaner and more refined version. He also agreed that smart-home technology will be one of the key trends in 2019. “Tech is king,” he says. “We live in such a fun time as it relates to how high-tech offerings can improve our living experience. Not only has it become more affordable to include electronics and automation, it’s become practical.” High-tech LED lighting, cellular security options and solutions for universal living have made it possible to live more comfortably than would otherwise be possible without technological advances and the decreasing prices of once-exotic features. For Pillsbury and other designers and builders, creating the perfect place to call home is still the No. 1 goal. “For more than three decades, I’ve believed it’s about crafting a design for a family like a well-tailored suit,” he says. “Life is stressful. People work hard to make a good living and they deserve to live in a place that provides a sense of calm and rejuvenation. Some modern amenities provide this — while for others it may just be having the ability to live in a trend-setting home.” 


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Karen and Michael Altavilla gladly left the frozen winters in Pennsylvania for a golf course-facing home in sunny Solivita.

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ichael Altavilla glimpsed his future during a visit to Central Florida in 2007. During a weeklong golf trip with friends and family, Altavilla found himself at Solivita, a 55-plus community west of Kissimmee. “He stood on the bridge — that we now can see from our lanai — with his brother and said, ‘I’m going to retire here someday,’” recalled wife Karen.

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Solivita’s Riviera Spa and Fitness Center is a 32,000 square-foot facility featuring an indoor walking track and indoor heated lap and exercise pool.

Nearly a decade later, Altavilla’s prediction came true. In 2016 the couple packed up and moved from the cold north of Lehman, Pennsylvania, to the Sunshine State. “We were tired of the cold, snow and ice,” Karen says. They gladly replaced the frozen winters with a comfortable home on the 18th hole, good friends, year-round outdoor recreation — and a relaxing lifestyle for the young retirees. Michael, 61, retired five years ago from his job as a sales representative for a national consumer-goods company; Karen, 56, had worked for an interior designer. While Solivita may have been their first choice, they considered other communities as well. “When we were ready to move, I made Mike look for three years all around Central Florida at all 55-plus communities,” Karen says. “Solivita was the best fit for us, with all the amenities, activities and people around at all times.” Just as the Altavillas discovered, Central Florida hosts a number of 55-plus communities that are carefully designed to meet the needs of active adults who have no intention of shifting their lifestyles into slow gear.

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“The baby boomers are driving changes in expectations for active-adult communities,” says William Bullock, division president of Minto Communities, developer of Latitude Margaritaville, a new active-adult community in Daytona Beach. “They’re living longer than previous generations.” He continues. “They are also healthier, more active and engaged in a wide variety of activities.” As more of the country’s 75 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, reach retirement age, 55-plus communities are more popular than ever. The U.S. Census projects baby boomers will make up 25 percent of Florida’s population by 2020. “The country’s demographics are the driving force for 55plus communities,” says Tom Eleazer, sales and marketing vice president for Arlington Ridge Homes, developer of Arlington Ridge, an active-adult development in Leesburg. “We’re right in the middle of the baby boomer generation retirement cycle, which probably has 10 to 15 years left to run,” he adds. “Many are reasonably affluent and own their own homes in northern areas that have increased in value. This allows them to cash out and purchase more reasonably priced


Solivita boasts a picture-postcard town center (above) as well as the Stonegate Golf Club (below), surrounded by 100-year-old oak hammocks, lush greenery, peaceful waterways and streams.

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Boomers love Minto Communities’ Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach. Among the many popular models are the Coconut, which at 2,397 total square feet features a wet bar (above) and a combined kitchen living area (below). It’s priced from $298,990. The community has, as you might expect, a laid-back, tropical theme reflected in its recreational amenities (facing page).

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homes in Florida.” Florida, notes Eleazer, continues to be favored by retirees because of its low taxes, good weather and good transportation corridors to the Northeast and Midwest. Central Florida puts out the perfect welcome mat. The highway system provides easy access to other parts of the state, including its beaches, ocean ports and international airports. Taxes may be lower in Florida than elsewhere. Just as significant to today’s active adults are such perks as access to water and other outdoor recreation opportunities, such as hiking and biking trails. Also high on the must-have list are education, culture, healthcare and attractions. “Older adults are experiencing a profound increase in longevity, when compared to their parents and grandparents,” says Dr. Richard Tucker, professor emeritus of Psychology and Aging Studies at the University of Central Florida and the former UCF liaison to the Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) at UCF. “There are certainly physiological reasons for that increase, such as better living conditions and healthcare,” he continues. “But they’re also much better educated and are becoming more and more aware of the importance of lifestyle on longevity and the quality of life.” Lifestyle is now considered the best predictor of healthy and active aging. One of the largest studies of older adults showed that lifestyle may impact as much as 60 percent of the aging process. Other researchers have clearly shown the importance of activity, social interaction and stress management as the leading contributors to successful aging.

In many cases, Central Florida’s 55-plus communities can provide the tonic for the active adult who wants to live healthy lifestyles. Here are a few examples.

SOLIVITA Single-family homes and villas priced from $174,990 to $374,990, with sizes ranging from 1,295 to 2,840 square feet. Homes have large pantries, open floorplans, gourmet kitchens and entertainment areas. Located in Polk County, near the Osceola County line. taylormorrison.com. With its first home built in 2000, Solivita is one of the oldest active-adult communities in Central Florida. Developed by Taylor Morrison, there are currently 4,600 homes in the gated community. Plans call for 5,600 at build-out. At Solivita, typical buyers are pensioned retirees from the Northeast or locals from Central Florida, says Larry Mull, vice president of sales for the company. Community amenities include resort-style features, a fulltime lifestyle staff, a golf course, spa and fitness centers, tennis and pickleball courts, a softball field, restaurants, a dog park, an art gallery and a ballroom. Mull says residents who move to Solivita find “great value, established amenities and group organizations.” That’s just what the Altavillas found when they relocated in 2016. “Since moving to Solivita, we’ve made many new friends,” says Karen Altavilla. “We are all mostly in the same phase of WINTER 2019

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Taylor Morrison’s Esplanade at Highland Ranch showcases several popular models. The Pallazio (above) boasts a light-drenched master bedroom. At 2,929 square feet, it’s priced from $364,995. The Santini (below) has a lavish outdoor living area. At 2,203 square feet, it’s priced from $294,995.

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Kolter Homes’ Cresswind at Victoria Gardens (above) encourages socializing with beautiful outdoor amenities and recreation areas. Among the models from which to choose are the Aster (below), notable for its oversized island kitchen. At 2,024 square feet, it’s priced starting at $267,900.

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K. Hovnanian Homes’ Four Seasons at Orlando features casually elegant models such as the St. Thomas, with an outdoor living area ideal for parties or quiet family gatherings. At 2,029 square feet, it’s priced from $320,990.

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Shea Homes’ Trilogy community in Groveland offers residents a variety of classes, including arts and crafts. The Grille restaurant (above and below) offers great food and entertainment. Homes in Trilogy range from 1,540-2,295 square feet, and are priced from $226,990.

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our lives. We go out to dinner, play cards and just get together to have a nice evening.” The Altavillas bought a home with an open floorplan for entertaining and added a casita and a courtyard. Karen learned to play pickleball, plays softball and has taken water aerobics and drum lessons. Michael plays golf, shuffleboard and bocce ball. They enjoy the community’s car shows and festivals. “We have a lot of family and friends who come to visit,” says Karen, who appreciates proximity to the region’s tourist attractions. “Each time they can’t wait for their next visit.”

LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Villas priced from $253,990, with sizes ranging from 1,503 to 1,862 square feet. Homes have two bedrooms, a den or hobby room, two baths, a covered lanai and two-car garage. Singlefamily homes are priced from $298,990, with sizes ranging from 1,684 to 2,564 square feet. Homes have two to three bedrooms plus den, two- to three-car garages, two to three-and-ahalf baths and covered lanais. Located in Daytona Beach west of I-95 at LPGA Boulevard. Visit latitudemargaritaville.com. Developed by Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings, the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Latitude Margaritaville began construction in November 2018. Currently more than 300 homes are underway; plans call for 3,400 homes in the first phase and up to 7,000 by build-out on the 1,600-acre site. “Today’s active-adult homebuyer is looking for quality and value in a home as well as dining, entertainment, fitness amenities and wellness programs within their community,” says William Bullock, Minto’s division president. “They want to be near dining, shopping, entertainment, healthcare, educational opportunities and major transportation systems,” he continues. Homes in the community are designed for relaxing, entertaining and comfortably accommodating houseguests. They include hobby rooms and dens that can be used as home offices as well as master suites with two walk-in closets, raised height vanities and large walk-in showers in the master baths. In addition, each has two- or three-car garages for extra storage and for golf carts — the streets are golf-cart friendly. Bullock says Latitude Margaritaville homebuyers are health conscious and want to live in a community that provides resort-level amenities that promote an active lifestyle and social interaction with neighbors as well as easy access to amenities. The community’s amenities that are scheduled to open in early 2019 include: n A town square with a bandshell for live music and dancing. n A bar and restaurant. n A fitness center with an aerobics studio, an indoor lap pool, a spa, fitness classes and wellness programs. n Pickleball and tennis courts. n A community pool with beach entry, cabanas, tiki huts and

a poolside bar. n A dog park called — wait for it — “Barkaritaville.”

ESPLANADE AT HIGHLAND RANCH Single-family homes priced from $239,995 to $368,995, with sizes ranging from 1,772 to 3,006 square feet. Homes have open floorplans, outdoor living areas and gourmet kitchens. Located in Clermont just west of Florida’s Turnpike. Visit taylormorrison.com. Developed by Taylor Morrison, 4-year-old Esplanade at Highland Ranch will have 402 homes at build-out. Typical buyers are baby boomers who are retiring and want to stay active. They’re both local and from out-of-state, mainly from the North. Community amenities geared for active adults include an on-site lifestyle director for community events, a resort-style swimming pool with cabanas, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a spa and fitness center, a dog park, and a clubhouse with a billiard room and a coffee bar. Buyers are attracted to the community for “the value that we provide in a boutique community in the pristine rolling hills of Clermont,” says Taylor Morrison’s Larry Mull.

CRESSWIND AT VICTORIA GARDENS Single-family homes priced from the $220s to the $400s, with sizes ranging from 1,500 to more than 3,500 square feet. Homes have two to five bedrooms. Located between U.S. Highway 17-92 and I-4 in Deland. Visit cresswindvg.com. Developed by Kolter Homes, Cresswind at Victoria Gardens was founded in 2000 and is the 55-plus component of the larger Victoria Park master-planned community. Cresswind plans call for more than 1,000 homes at build-out. Buyers are attracted to Cresswind by the “open kitchen design, accessible storage, energy-efficiency, healthy construction and flexible spaces that can adapt as their needs change,” says John Manrique, marketing vice president for Kolter Homes. For example, he notes, a den may serve as a home office today but could be converted into another bedroom or yoga studio in the future. Manrique says the typical Cresswind buyer is a social, active person who enjoys being a part of a community that offers walkable neighborhoods, clubhouses with activities and opportunities to interact with others. Other amenities include on-site dining, pickleball, fitness centers and social spaces than can host a variety of clubs and parties. There also are experienced lifestyle directors to keep things bustling. In addition, Cresswind residents have access to all the amenities in Victoria Park, which include a golf course, a village center and a medical park. WINTER 2019

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The water amenities at Arlington Ridge include a free-form resort-style pool with beach entry, a lap pool, a heated pool adjacent to the fitness center and an oversized spa with therapy jets.

The location itself is a bonus. Notes Manrique: “Central Florida, especially Volusia County, gives you access to everything — beaches, attractions, parks, outdoor recreation, shopping, dining, culture, universities, sports and top medical care — in 30 minutes or less. Best of all, you can enjoy all this year-round at a solid value and with no state income tax — the lack of which has perennially made Florida attractive to retirees.

FOUR SEASONS AT ORLANDO Single-family homes priced from $270,990 to $340,990, with sizes ranging from 1,428 to 2,328 square feet. Homes have open floorplans, outdoor living spaces and 2.5-car garages. Villas, priced from the mid-$200s and ranging in size from 1,429 to 1,582 square feet, have recently become available. Just east of S.R. 429, north of I-4 in Kissimmee. Visit khov.com/fsorlando. Developed by K. Hovnanian Homes, gated Four Seasons at Orlando launched in 2017. Currently there are 105 homes, with 533 planned at build-out. Susan Moss, the company’s marketing manager, says that typical buyers are in their early 60s and are recent retirees. They’re often downsizing and are looking for a “sense of community and an active lifestyle with neighbors of the same demographics,” she notes. Community amenities cover more than 80,000 square feet

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of indoor-outdoor recreational space, encompassing multiple fitness facilities, a resort-style swimming pool with cabanas, tennis courts, and courts for bocce ball and pickle ball. There are also game rooms and an on-site activities director. Buyers who are 55-plus are drawn to Central Florida for several reasons, Moss says. “Weather in Florida is conducive to active outdoor living for retirees coming from colder climates,” she notes. “That’s in addition to the reasonable cost of living and proximity to major attractions.” She says that Four Seasons Orlando has many cash buyers, many from California or other areas of the country where the cost of living is higher than average.

TRILOGY ORLANDO Single-family homes priced from $224,990 to $329,990, with sizes ranging from 1,540 to 2,295 square feet. Homes have expanded great rooms, integrated indoor-outdoor spaces and multifunctional spaces. Just south of Florida’s Turnpike in Groveland. Visit trilogylife.com. Shea Homes bought Trilogy Orlando from a previous builder in 2010. Today there are more than 700 homes, with a total of 1,147 planned at build-out. “Trilogy buyers are typically expecting more than the standard amenities within a traditional community,” says Michael Fraley, Florida area vice president for Shea Homes. “They’re looking to expand their social circle that may have


Among the many amenities at Lakes of Mount Dora are eight pickleball courts, two tennis courts and a basketball court. Pringle Homes and Medallion Home are builders in the community.

dwindled as their peers moved out of the neighborhoods they’d raised their kids in for years,” he continues. “Their expectation is that Trilogy will deliver exceptional lifestyle programming unlike other builders.” Buyers want to try new things, connect with others and experience real community, he adds. “They’re looking for fivestar worthy lifestyle programming and the opportunity to enjoy a highly amenitized community.” He noted that residents have full access to the community’s 57,000-square-foot clubhouse, an indoor and outdoor resort pool, a culinary studio designed for chef demonstrations and private events, a modern day “man-cave” that serves as a sports escape, an artisan studio, a state-of-the-art fitness studio and a restaurant. Hospitality-trained resort teams oversee planned activities.

ARLINGTON RIDGE Single-family homes priced from the $190s to the mid$300,000s, with sizes ranging from 1,700 to 2,500 square feet. Homes have luxury finishes such as granite or quartz countertops, laminate flooring, upgraded appliances, wider doorways, no stairs, walk-in showers and ADA-compliant toilets. Located east of Florida’s Turnpike, west of U.S. Highway 27, in Leesburg. Visit arlingtonridgeusa.com. Arlington Ridge Homes, an affiliate of Florida Leisure Communities, took over the Trilogy retirement community in 2014.

Plans call for 1,046 single-family, duplex villas and townhomes at build-out. “Our typical buyer is a 60- to 65-year-old married couple who has sold a home up north and is looking for a Florida home in a community that makes it easy to make new friends,” says Tom Eleazer, vice president of sales and marketing for Arlington Ridge Homes. “Although many are golfers, others are more interested in various fitness activities and pastimes that we offer via our extensive amenities,” he continues. Those amenities include: n An 18-hole championship golf course, two heated pools, a spa, fitness center, a large hall with a theater and catering facilities, and a full-service restaurant and tavern. n Easy access to shopping and medical care, major highways, international airports and attractions. n Gated and staffed around the clock. n Group activities and social events, fitness classes and golf clinics. Active-adult buyers are looking for quality and affordability when considering a new home, Eleazer says. “The ability to customize and build their dream home is very important.” In addition, he notes, buyers want a stable community with affordable fees where there are many activities from which to choose and opportunities to socialize. As the active-adult population expands, homebuyers and WINTER 2019

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Beazer Homes’ Gatherings of Lake Nona is the first 55-plus community in master-planned Lake Nona, which is located in east Orlando. Prices for the condominium homes start in the $290s.

builders will continue to find a warm, inviting spot in the Sunshine State. “We believe the market for 55-plus communities will continue to be robust for the next decade and beyond because of the number of people in the U.S. reaching retirement age during this period,” says Eleazer. He adds: “Our area still has a good supply of developable land at reasonable prices, and Florida continues to attract retirees because of its weather, affordable cost of living and low tax structure.”

LAKES OF MOUNT DORA Single-family homes, many of which are waterfront or have water views, are priced from the $190s to the $500s with sizes ranging from 1,263 to 3,252 square feet. Off S.R. 44 near historic downtown Mount Dora in Lake County. Visit pringle.com or medallionhome.com. In Lake County, Pringle Homes and Medallion Home are building in a 55-plus community called Lakes of Mount Dora where most homes are waterfront or water view.

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It’s a gated community where “the casual Florida lifestyle allows residents to be as active or as laid back as they choose,” says Dale Roberts, chief brand officer with Dale Roberts & Associates, the company that handles marketing for the community. Home amenities include single-floor living, open floorplans, outdoor living areas, large master suites with two walk-in closets and large two- or three-car garages. In addition, buyers have the option of a summer kitchen with wet bar, refrigerator and grill. Many universal design elements can be incorporated with ADA-approved access, easy access light switches, smooth shower access and universal thresholds. Community amenities include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse with a resort-style pool, a fitness studio, a library, and tennis, pickleball, basketball and bocce courts. There also are walking trails, club activities, and boat and RV storage. Of course, one of the top amenities is Mount Dora itself. Nationally recognized for its historic downtown of shops and restaurants, the Lake County city stays busy with festivals and other events year-round. “Mount Dora is a highly sought-after, historic bedroom community of Lake County, just far enough from the city of Orlando and all of the attractions,” Roberts says.


THE LAKES AT HARMONY Single-family homes priced from the low $200s to the low $300s, with sizes ranging from 1,404 to 2,874 square feet. Homes are one-story and have open floorplans, spacious master suites, luxurious fixtures and inviting living areas. Located along U.S. 192 about 10 miles east of St. Cloud in Osceola County. Visit harmonyfl.com. Boomers who came of age in the ’60s remember plenty of wistful talk about living in harmony. Few figured they would literally live in Harmony — a place as well as a state of being. The Lakes at Harmony is a 55-plus neighborhood within Harmony, an 11,000-acre, master-planned community in Osceola County. The community is oriented around nature, with more than 70 percent of its acreage designated permanently as preserve areas. In the Lakes at Harmony, Lennar Homes is building approximately 400 single-family homes and is offering six models from which to choose. Homes in the gated community — all of which are one-story — are built with active adults in mind, boasting open floorplans and energy-efficient features. Most will offer golf-course views. Residents will enjoy a private clubhouse, with a zero-entry pool as well as a gathering room, a catering kitchen, a crafts area and a fitness center. A “sunset gazebo” overlooks the 14th green of the Audubon-certified Harmony Golf Course. Another plus: Lakes at Harmony residents will have full access to existing amenities, including, most notably, the 18-hole championship golf course and its well-appointed clubhouse and pro shop. Shopping is also convenient at the Town Square Marketplace, which features several restaurants. Harmony also has tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts as well as a dog park and 12.6 miles of walking and biking trails, among other amenities. There’ll be plenty to do in the Lakes at Harmony, with Zumba classes, themed dinners, and various special-interest clubs. An on-site activities director will help organize additional social functions and other community events.

GATHERINGS of LAKE NONA Condominium homes priced from $279,000, and ranging in size from 1,368 to 1,805 square feet with two or three bedrooms. Access-controlled buildings have private garages and covered balconies, with water views available. Located in southeast Orlando in the Lake Nona master-planned community. Visit beazer.com. Beazer Homes’ Gatherings of Lake Nona is the first 55-plus community in the Lake Nona master-planned community, located in east Orlando, where the company has debuted 216 low-maintenance condominiums complete with elevators and garages. A clubhouse is the center of activity, and there are plenty of

amenities to keep residents fit and active. Outdoors, there’s a pool and patio along with sports courts and an inviting fire pit for evening get-togethers. The clubhouse features a fitness center as well as multipurpose rooms for community gatherings and social events. If you’re feeling competitive, there are courts for pickleball or bocce ball. And your furry friends will love the on-site dog park. There are four floorplans from which to choose, with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms and attached one-car garages. Each building offers elevator access from the ground floor along with private, covered balconies. All plans feature spacious master suites with walk-in closets, and bathrooms with stylish fixtures. A number of custom upgrades are available. Of course, one of Gatherings of Lake Nona’s biggest selling points is its location in Lake Nona, for decades one of the region’s premier addresses. It’s near the burgeoning Lake Nona Town Center as well as Lake Nona’s Medical City, with its new VA Hospital.

DEL WEBB SUNBRIDGE Single-family homes and villas located in northwest Osceola County, near Lake Nona’s Medical City. Models and prices had not been announced at press time. Visit delwebbhomes.com. If there’s a name synonymous with active-adult living it’s got to be Del Webb, the biggest developer of active-adult communities in the U.S. Last year, Tavistock Development Company, developers of Lake Nona, announced that Del Webb would be the first builder in its 24,000-acre Sunbridge master-planned community in northwest Osceola County. Del Webb Sunbridge, a gated 55-plus neighborhood, will encompass 700 acres and could include up to 1,350 homes. Also planned is a 25,500-square-foot clubhouse with state-of-theart indoor and outdoor amenities. A full-time lifestyle director will make certain that buyers are as active as they wish to be. A national brand of PulteGroup Inc., Del Webb will bring more than six decades of homebuilding experience to Sunbridge. Model homes are expected to open this summer, although the home choices and prices had not been released at press time. “Their track record of creating vibrant, active places will be a wonderful addition to Sunbridge,” says Rob Adams, vice president of residential development for Tavistock Development Company. Sunbridge will also encompass commercial and retail centers as well as a variety of neighborhoods aimed at buyers across the spectrum — not just 55-plus. The community will incorporate best practices and place-making principles from across Tavistock’s award-winning portfolio. And these folks know what they’re doing. Lake Nona ranks among the best-selling master-planned communities in the U.S. and was heralded in Fortune magazine as “the future of cities.”  WINTER 2019

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS School grades provide an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school. Schools are graded A, B, C, D or F, and the grade is determined using up to 11 components. There are four achievement components, which are calculated using student performance on statewide standardized assessments, including comprehensive assessments, end-of-course (EOC) assessments and Florida Alternate Assessments (FAA). The achievement components measure the percentage of full-year enrolled students who achieve a passing score. There are also learning gains components and a middle school acceleration component, as well as high school acceleration and graduation rate components. Each component is worth up to 100 points in the overall calculation. The four achievement components — English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies — are shown on the following pages. Also shown are school grades for two years, high school graduation rates and the percentage of students on free or reduced lunch programs. For more information about the complexities of school grading, and to see results of the other components that determine school grades, visit the Florida Department of Education website at fdoe.com.

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

-

LAKE ORIENTA

60

61

60

-

C

C

79.3

-

59.7

-

LAWTON

80

77

83

-

B

A

26.0

-

BENTLEY

59

61

55

-

B

B

64.3

-

LAYER

62

67

55

-

B

B

63.6

-

CARILLON

74

77

75

-

A

B

33.0

-

LONGWOOD

64

69

77

-

B

-

68.1

-

CASSELBERRY

48

58

61

-

B

C

77.4

-

MIDWAY

46

52

41

-

C

C

90.1

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

83.2

B

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

B

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

68

School Grade 2017

52

73

School Grade 2018

49

66

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

50

BEAR LAKE

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALTAMONTE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

MAKING THE GRADE

SEMINOLE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

CHOICES IN LEARNING (CHARTER)

91

93

93

-

A

A

31.7

-

PARTIN

77

79

82

-

A

A

25.3

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

61

68

68

-

B

A

37.8

-

PINE CREST

30

33

31

-

D

D

92.2

-

EASTBROOK

55

63

59

-

C

B

60.5

-

RAINBOW

76

80

77

-

A

A

39.1

-

ENGLISH ESTATES

61

70

49

-

B

A

81.7

-

RED BUG

71

74

64

-

A

A

53.0

-

EVANS

73

80

74

-

A

A

42.0

-

SABAL POINT

74

85

66

-

A

A

36.6

-

FOREST CITY

63

62

65

-

B

B

76.9

-

SPRING LAKE

51

61

51

-

C

C

65.5

-

GENEVA

56

65

77

-

B

A

49.4

-

STENSTROM

67

73

70

-

A

A

47.1

-

GOLDSBORO MAGNET

64

68

77

-

B

B

61.6

-

STERLING PARK

71

69

72

-

B

B

59.9

-

HAMILTON

45

57

75

-

C

C

93.0

-

WALKER

76

81

76

-

A

B

24.2

-

HEATHROW

79

88

77

-

A

B

23.7

-

WEKIVA

73

77

73

-

A

A

37.6

-

HIGHLANDS

71

74

60

-

B

B

69.5

-

WICKLOW

49

58

50

-

B

C

88.4

-

IDYLLWILDE

47

46

42

-

C

D

88.5

-

WILSON

81

81

68

-

A

A

31.1

-

KEETH

76

73

68

-

A

A

35.7

-

WINTER SPRINGS

59

71

53

-

A

B

79.2

-

LAKE MARY

65

72

68

-

A

A

59.3

-

WOODLANDS

69

74

63

-

B

B

31.3

-

SEMINOLE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CHILES

76

80

86

69

A

A

28.8

-

MILWEE

55

59

60

62

B

B

69.5

-

GREENWOOD LAKES

51

57

56

72

B

B

67.8

-

ROCK LAKE

62

71

60

84

A

A

42.3

-

INDIAN TRAILS

63

67

68

82

B

A

44.3

-

SANFORD

62

67

72

71

B

A

53.5

-

JACKSON HEIGHTS

71

79

74

88

A

A

35.3

-

SOUTH SEMINOLE

52

62

48

66

B

C

73.9

-

MARKHAM WOODS

61

68

63

73

B

B

48.6

-

TEAGUE

57

63

54

75

B

B

61.0

-

MILLENNIUM

54

60

51

68

B

B

72.2

-

TUSKAWILLA

53

63

59

64

B

B

58.4

-

88

SEMINOLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS CROOMS ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

75

HAGERTY

74

71

85

87

A

A

23.9

95

LAKE BRANTLEY

61

47

68

72

B

B

52.0

90

LAKE HOWELL

57

55

77

83

B

B

56.7

87

LAKE MARY

60

51

76

76

B

B

45.5

93

71

86

93

A

A

45.3

100

LYMAN

53

43

64

70

B

B

58.8

OVIEDO

68

70

89

88

A

A

38.7

91

SEMINOLE

58

47

58

76

B

B

57.4

89

WINTER SPRINGS

57

47

68

71

B

B

58.7

85

-

-

-

-

I

A

21.5

-

83

88

81

94

A

A

35.2

-

SEMINOLE COUNTY VIRTUAL FRANCHISE

SEMINOLE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS GALILEO SCHOOL FOR GIFTED LEARNING K-8 (CHARTER)

76

74

70

89

A

B

26.8

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SEMINOLE SCIENCE K-8 (CHARTER)


Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

B

100.0

-

MICHIGAN AVENUE

57

63

44

-

B

B

86.6

-

C

C

100.0

-

MILL CREEK

50

54

49

-

C

B

100.0

-

CHESTNUT SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

57

56

54

-

C

B

100.0

-

NARCOOSSEE

69

70

70

-

B

B

45.5

-

CYPRESS

50

53

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

DEERWOOD

36

35

30

-

D

C

100.0

-

EAST LAKE

58

61

49

-

C

B

85.5

-

FLORA RIDGE

41

45

43

-

D

C

51.9

-

HICKORY TREE

58

63

56

-

C

B

65.5

-

HIGHLANDS

50

49

55

-

C

C

100.0

-

KISSIMMEE

51

74

67

-

A

A

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

55

School Grade 2017

55

46

School Grade 2018

51

39

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

52

CENTRAL AVENUE

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

BOGGY CREEK

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

OSCEOLA COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS NEPTUNE

57

57

60

-

C

A

100.0

-

PARTIN SETTLEMENT

60

59

47

-

C

B

85.4

-

PLEASANT HILL

43

49

50

-

C

C

98.3

-

POINCIANA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

44

45

56

-

C

C

100.0

-

REEDY CREEK

51

56

37

-

C

B

98.1

-

ST. CLOUD

68

71

72

-

B

B

58.0

-

SUNRISE

47

54

53

-

C

C

97.0

-

47

49

43

-

C

C

98.5

-

49

48

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

-

KOA

50

47

36

-

C

C

100.0

-

THACKER AVENUE SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

LAKEVIEW

57

65

56

-

C

A

88.6

-

VENTURA

OSCEOLA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS DENN JOHN

39

46

42

68

C

C

100.0

-

NARCOOSSEE

62

66

62

86

A

A

58.2

DISCOVERY INTERMEDIATE

37

32

34

67

C

C

100.0

-

NEPTUNE

50

50

52

75

B

B

91.5

-

HORIZON

47

49

50

75

B

B

92.3

-

PARKWAY

45

47

51

71

B

C

100.0

-

KISSIMMEE

39

42

41

74

C

C

100.0

-

ST. CLOUD

58

62

55

80

B

A

60.9

-

NEW DIMENSIONS

79

47

82

82

A

A

88.5

98

OSCEOLA

41

30

56

62

C

C

100.0

87

POINCIANA

39

26

53

49

C

C

98.4

88

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL

80

83

85

93

A

A

68.5

100

ST. CLOUD

52

47

77

78

B

B

65.2

93

ST. CLOUD PREPARATORY ACADEMY

60

20

36

-

D

-

61.9

-

OSCEOLA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS AVANT GARDE ACADEMY OF OSCEOLA 6-12 (CHARTER)

30

24

25

59

D

C

100.0

-

CELEBRATION

60

45

74

75

B

C

61.9

91

FOUR CORNERS UPPER 9-12 (CHARTER)

49

34

41

57

C

C

69.7

-

GATEWAY

45

31

72

66

C

C

98.0

86

HARMONY

58

43

76

76

B

B

44.9

91

LIBERTY

43

21

54

49

C

C

96.8

89

OSCEOLA COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS AVANT GARDE ACADEMY POINCIANA K-8 (CHARTER) BELLALAGO ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) CANOE CREEK ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

42

34

36

63

C

D

100.0

-

67

68

-

-

B

A

65.9

-

95

68

90

-

A

B

32.4

88

-

OSCEOLA SCIENCE K-8 (CHARTER) OSCEOLA VIRTUAL SCHOOL (SECONDARY) POINCIANA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS PK-5 (CHARTER)

60

51

57

74

B

B

72.0

-

54

57

61

58

B

B

88.3

CELEBRATION SCHOOL K-8

79

81

82

94

A

A

28.1

44

45

56

-

C

C

100.0

-

-

P. M. WELLS ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

53

56

42

75

A

B

100.0

-

RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT BOGGY CREEK K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT POINCIANA K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT TAPESTRY K-8 (CHARTER) ST. CLOUD PREPARATORY ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) UCP OSCEOLA PK-2 (CHARTER) WESTSIDE SCHOOL K-8

FLORIDA CYBER K-12 (CHARTER)

39

27

41

43

D

C

9.7

-

FOUR CORNERS K-8 (CHARTER)

59

55

52

-

C

C

66.6

-

HARMONY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

71

71

74

92

A

A

38.9

-

KISSIMMEE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) MATER BRIGHTON LAKES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) MATER PALMS ACADEMY K-12 OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 6-12 (CHARTER)

59

62

50

75

B

B

94.4

-

54

51

50

54

C

B

100.0

-

54

57

41

-

C

-

80.1

-

92

84

88

99

A

A

53.6

99

46

53

53

-

C

-

67.4

50

40

41

74

C

C

100.0

-

49

40

45

79

C

C

100.0

-

60

52

56

56

B

C

57.0

-

9

9

-

-

F

-

100.0

-

47

44

57

77

B

B

95.3

-

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53

75

64

-

A

B

100.0

LITTLE RIVER

57

62

52

-

C

C

100.0

-

APOPKA

58

67

61

-

B

B

100.0

-

LOCKHART

43

52

35

-

C

D

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

LAWTON CHILES

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

65.8

School Grade 2017

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

100.0

A

School Grade 2018

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

A

A

Graduation Rate 2016-17

B

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

67

School Grade 2017

50

73

School Grade 2018

65

67

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

54

ANDOVER

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALOMA

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ORANGE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS -

AVALON

75

81

80

-

A

A

30.9

-

LOVELL

39

47

51

-

C

C

100.0

-

AZALEA PARK

43

54

49

-

C

C

100.0

-

MEADOW WOODS

49

53

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

BALDWIN PARK

78

80

78

-

A

A

40.0

-

METROWEST

51

50

46

-

C

C

82.5

-

BAY LAKE

78

79

77

-

A

A

38.0

-

MICHAEL MCCOY

42

50

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

BAY MEADOWS

67

76

67

-

B

B

44.3

-

MILLENNIA

54

59

52

-

B

C

100.0

-

BONNEVILLE

54

62

55

-

C

A

100.0

-

MILLENNIA GARDENS

44

46

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

BROOKSHIRE

74

75

75

-

A

A

53.2

-

MOLLIE RAY

33

49

44

-

C

B

100.0

-

CAMELOT

66

74

69

-

B

A

68.0

-

MOSS PARK

76

78

62

-

A

A

39.8

-

CASTLE CREEK

57

61

60

-

C

B

100.0

-

NAP FORD COMMUNITY (CHARTER)

37

48

32

-

D

B

100.0

-

CATALINA

33

43

38

-

C

D

100.0

-

NORTHLAKE PARK COMMUNITY

74

73

67

-

B

A

46.4

-

CHENEY

63

72

67

-

A

B

100.0

-

OAK HILL

44

52

28

-

D

C

100.0

-

CHICKASAW

56

53

56

-

C

C

100.0

-

OAKLAND AVENUE (CHARTER)

68

74

64

-

B

A

33.1

-

CITRUS

56

64

58

-

C

B

100.0

-

OAKSHIRE

71

83

67

-

A

A

100.0

-

CLAY SPRINGS

57

66

59

-

C

B

100.0

-

OCOEE

46

56

47

-

C

B

100.0

-

COLUMBIA

69

78

80

-

A

A

63.3

-

ORANGE CENTER

50

50

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

CONWAY

52

56

49

-

C

B

100.0

-

ORLANDO SCIENCE (CHARTER)

83

83

78

-

A

A

49.0

-

CYPRESS PARK

42

52

53

-

C

D

100.0

-

ORLO VISTA

47

50

51

-

C

B

100.0

-

CYPRESS SPRINGS

75

78

76

-

A

A

58.0

-

PALM LAKE

70

76

80

-

A

A

51.5

-

DEERWOOD

77

74

65

-

A

A

63.7

-

PALMETTO

38

54

45

-

C

B

100.0

-

DILLARD STREET

46

58

53

-

C

C

100.0

-

PERSHING-PINE CASTLE

58

62

65

-

B

A

88.3

-

DOMMERICH

81

87

78

-

A

A

22.3

-

PHYLLIS WHEATLEY

29

46

41

-

D

C

100.0

-

DOVER SHORES

60

65

55

-

B

A

100.0

-

PINAR

54

64

45

-

B

B

100.0

-

DR. PHILLIPS

77

82

88

-

A

A

39.1

-

PINE HILLS

42

56

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

DREAM LAKE

53

68

53

-

B

C

100.0

-

PINECREST CREEK (CHARTER)

50

56

18

-

C

B

93.0

-

DURRANCE

50

64

54

-

B

C

100.0

-

PINELOCH

45

51

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

EAGLE CREEK

77

80

87

-

A

A

42.6

-

PINEWOOD

41

43

58

-

C

D

100.0

-

EAGLES NEST

45

50

40

-

C

C

100.0

-

PRAIRIE LAKE

53

54

43

-

C

B

80.1

-

EAST LAKE

60

73

65

-

B

B

60.6

-

PRINCETON

74

76

65

-

A

A

41.5

-

ECCLESTON

34

44

30

-

C

C

100.0

-

RIDGEWOOD PARK

38

49

32

-

C

D

100.0

-

ENDEAVOR

67

66

60

-

A

B

72.7

-

RIVERDALE

46

46

45

-

C

B

100.0

-

ENGELWOOD

37

33

42

-

D

C

100.0

-

RIVERSIDE

42

43

39

-

D

C

100.0

-

FORSYTH WOODS

52

66

54

-

B

B

100.0

-

ROCK LAKE

22

29

29

-

F

B

100.0

-

HIAWASSEE

34

39

23

-

D

C

100.0

-

ROCK SPRINGS

59

62

50

-

C

C

72.7

-

HIDDEN OAKS

60

61

61

-

C

A

77.5

-

ROLLING HILLS

28

30

31

-

D

B

100.0

-

HILLCREST

82

80

66

-

B

A

37.0

-

ROSEMONT

28

38

25

-

D

D

100.0

-

HUNGERFORD

39

52

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

SADLER

45

45

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

HUNTERS CREEK

71

82

70

-

A

A

58.9

-

SAND LAKE

71

77

64

-

A

A

51.6

-

INDEPENDENCE

83

88

81

-

A

A

24.7

-

SHENANDOAH

70

80

66

-

A

A

60.9

-

IVEY LANE

29

44

33

-

F

B

100.0

-

SHINGLE CREEK

39

58

55

-

C

C

100.0

-

JOHN YOUNG

58

69

64

-

B

A

81.8

-

SOUTHWOOD

66

66

58

-

B

B

100.0

-

KEENES CROSSING

80

84

74

-

A

A

28.0

-

SPRING LAKE

51

61

51

-

C

C

100.0

-

KID’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CHARTER) OCOEE

31

32

35

-

D

D

80.1

-

STONE LAKES

79

86

78

-

A

A

33.6

-

KILLARNEY

59

63

66

-

A

A

100.0

-

LAKE COMO

51

57

42

-

C

C

100.0

LAKE GEM

42

50

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

LAKE GEORGE

56

58

64

-

C

B

100.0

-

LAKE SILVER

56

61

62

-

B

B

100.0

-

LAKE SYBELIA

66

69

56

-

C

C

62.9

-

LAKE WESTON

30

30

29

-

F

D

100.0

-

LAKE WHITNEY

83

89

82

-

A

A

25.4

-

LAKEMONT

72

75

68

-

A

A

55.6

-

LAKEVILLE

46

55

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

LANCASTER

48

62

45

-

B

C

100.0

-

LAUREATE PARK

82

85

75

-

A

-

22.1

6 2   H O M E B U Y E R // C E N T R A L F L O R I D A E D I T I O N

SUN BLAZE

68

73

68

-

B

A

61.9

-

SUNRIDGE

60

64

56

-

B

C

63.0

-

SUNRISE

71

79

64

-

B

A

34.2

-

SUNSET PARK

72

70

62

-

A

A

33.6

-

TANGELO PARK

38

37

39

-

C

D

100.0

-

THORNEBROOKE

84

84

76

-

A

A

35.8

-

THREE POINTS

40

53

38

-

C

C

100.0

-

TILDENVILLE

64

73

59

-

B

C

83.1

-

TIMBER LAKES

75

84

69

-

A

A

46.2

-

UCP EAST (CHARTER)

49

57

39

-

C

C

66.8

-

UNION PARK

47

49

47

-

C

C

100.0

-

VENTURA

41

50

41

-

C

B

100.0

-

VISTA LAKES

69

76

61

-

B

A

59.0

-


Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

100.0

-

WHISPERING OAK

84

85

87

-

A

A

25.0

-

B

B

100.0

-

WILLIAM FRANGUS

44

50

41

-

C

B

100.0

-

WATERFORD

68

74

51

-

B

B

54.2

-

WILLIAM S. MAXEY

66

74

45

-

A

B

100.0

-

WEST CREEK

70

76

61

-

A

A

53.4

-

WINDERMERE

84

86

84

-

A

A

11.3

-

WEST OAKS

46

45

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

WINEGARD

45

49

49

-

B

C

100.0

-

WESTBROOKE

76

78

74

-

A

A

57.6

-

WOLF LAKE

69

81

62

-

A

A

51.5

-

WESTPOINTE

59

67

46

-

A

-

71.7

WYNDHAM LAKES

60

64

59

-

B

A

100.0

-

WETHERBEE

62

67

54

-

B

B

100.0

ZELLWOOD

47

58

54

-

C

C

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

52

School Grade 2017

55

School Grade 2018

44 60

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

31 52

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

WASHINGTON SHORES WATERBRIDGE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ORANGE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

-

ORANGE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS APOPKA

43

48

50

59

C

C

79.1

-

LEGACY

54

49

45

75

B

C

72.9

-

AVALON

75

79

77

90

A

A

31.2

-

LIBERTY

-

-

-

-

I

C

100.0

-

BRIDGEWATER

73

73

70

87

A

A

32.4

-

LOCKHART

37

38

43

56

C

C

100.0

CARVER

26

28

28

46

C

C

100.0

-

MAITLAND

63

64

58

81

B

B

47.4

-

CHAIN OF LAKES

48

44

49

60

C

B

77.1

-

MEADOW WOODS

46

47

44

70

C

C

100.0

-

COLLEGE PARK

36

42

46

59

C

C

100.0

-

MEADOWBROOK

24

33

36

47

C

C

100.0

-

CONWAY

53

53

47

65

C

B

73.1

-

MEMORIAL

31

34

38

50

C

D

100.0

-

CORNER LAKE

50

50

48

52

C

C

71.8

-

OCOEE

46

45

52

73

C

B

80.5

-

DISCOVERY

63

69

70

88

A

A

48.1

-

ODYSSEY

53

52

59

64

B

B

70.4

-

FREEDOM

52

57

38

68

B

B

100.0

-

PIEDMONT LAKES

42

54

44

60

C

C

100.0

-

GLENRIDGE

63

71

61

78

A

A

52.3

-

ROBINSWOOD

33

27

35

65

C

C

100.0

-

GOTHA

55

49

52

68

C

A

66.1

-

SOUTH CREEK

57

52

55

66

B

B

100.0

-

HOWARD

71

68

64

77

A

B

51.7

-

SOUTHWEST

61

61

59

75

A

A

59.5

-

HUNTERS CREEK

72

76

69

77

A

A

57.8

-

STONEWALL JACKSON

47

46

45

59

C

C

100.0

-

INNOVATION

68

76

56

93

A

-

52.0

-

SUNRIDGE

71

71

69

86

A

A

36.6

-

JUDSON B. WALKER

31

29

35

48

D

C

100.0

-

TIMBER SPRINGS

67

68

65

80

B

-

58.8

LAKE NONA

75

82

73

93

A

A

46.1

-

UNION PARK

36

42

36

53

C

C

100.0

-

LAKEVIEW

50

51

44

66

C

B

73.0

-

WESTRIDGE

31

30

33

56

D

C

100.0

-

WOLF LAKE

52

55

52

75

B

B

64.9

-

84

ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS APOPKA

50

54

58

63

B

C

65.6

92

MAYNARD EVANS

28

35

52

50

C

D

100.0

COLONIAL

35

37

53

64

C

C

100.0

93

OAK RIDGE

29

42

55

58

C

D

100.0

91

CORNERSTONE CHARTER ACADEMY

72

55

82

89

A

B

43.0

97

OCOEE

44

34

57

57

C

C

78.0

93

CYPRESS CREEK

50

41

65

66

B

C

100.0

96

OLYMPIA

60

54

71

81

B

B

58.3

96

DR. PHILLIPS

59

50

67

66

B

C

60.8

94

TIMBER CREEK

74

67

87

77

A

B

39.2

98

EAST RIVER

46

41

63

68

C

C

61.5

92

UNIVERSITY

54

47

65

77

B

C

68.5

97

-

-

-

-

I

C

72.7

-

WEKIVA

42

31

55

61

C

C

100.0

91

60

60

62

64

B

B

71.1

96

WEST ORANGE

62

59

72

75

B

B

43.8

93

JONES

24

24

36

42

D

D

100.0

89

WILLIAM R. BOONE

63

60

76

79

A

B

55.0

96

LAKE NONA

66

53

70

70

B

B

50.6

96

WINDERMERE

67

57

79

74

B

-

31.6

-

LEGACY (CHARTER)

74

62

70

88

A

A

0.0

100

WINTER PARK

66

60

81

84

A

B

42.5

94

EDGEWATER FREEDOM

ORANGE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS ARBOR RIDGE K-8

77

82

60

98

A

A

61.4

-

ORANGE COUNTY VIRTUAL K-12

-

-

-

-

I

A

25.6

-

BLANKNER K-8

72

73

77

82

A

A

36.5

-

38

29

45

36

D

D

100.0

-

83

85

86

89

A

A

46.7

96

BRIDGEPREP K-8 (CHARTER)

ORLANDO SCIENCE MIDDLE HIGH 6-12 (CHARTER)

CENTRAL FLORIDA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) CORNERSTONE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

PASSPORT K-8 (CHARTER)

48

43

48

78

B

C

78.1

-

60

51

70

67

B

A

100.0

-

61

79

62

62

A

C

89.3

-

70

75

69

90

A

A

18.6

-

78

86

68

84

A

A

0.0

-

47

42

37

75

B

D

36.6

-

HOPE K-8 (CHARTER) INNOVATION MONTESSORI OCOEE K-8 (CHARTER)

62

49

61

77

C

C

6.2

44

48

31

85

C

C

23.5

-

LAKE EOLA K-8 (CHARTER)

87

84

77

96

A

A

0.5

-

44

38

35

44

C

C

33.2

-

-

-

-

-

I

C

100.0

-

PINECREST PREPARATORY K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT CHICKASAW TRAIL K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT CROWN POINT K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT GOLDENROD K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT HUNTERS CREEK K-8 (CHARTER)

60

61

48

77

B

B

62.8

-

WEDGEFIELD SCHOOL K-8

65

64

51

75

B

B

53.1

-

WINDY RIDGE K-8 (CHARTER)

78

84

78

91

A

A

55.5

-

LEGENDS ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) OCPS ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE PK-8 ORANGE COUNTY PREPARATORY ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

17

26

16

38

D

-

100.0

-

62

55

54

62

C

C

69.9

-

WINTER 2019

 

63


School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

KATHLEEN

44

42

34

-

C

D

100.0

-

-

KINGSFORD

49

55

37

-

C

C

100.0

-

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

100.0

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

100.0

B

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

B

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

73

School Grade 2017

42

62

School Grade 2018

52

51

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

38

ALTURAS

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALTA VISTA

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POLK COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AUBURNDALE CENTRAL

36

38

45

-

C

D

100.0

-

LAKE ALFRED

55

59

65

-

C

C

99.8

BARTOW ACADEMY

85

85

79

-

A

A

33.5

-

LAKE SHIPP

39

47

52

-

C

C

100.0

-

BEN HILL GRIFFIN JR.

41

48

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

LAKELAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL HOUSE (CHARTER)

82

76

58

-

A

A

7.1

-

LAUREL

36

43

-

-

C

C

100.0

-

LENA VISTA

40

43

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

LEWIS ANNA WOODBURY

38

42

42

-

D

C

100.0

-

LINCOLN AVENUE ACADEMY

90

90

83

-

A

A

28.5

-

LOUGHMAN OAKS

40

42

46

-

C

C

97.5

-

MAGNOLIA MONTESSORI ACADEMY (CHARTER)

85

87

75

-

A

A

0.0

-

MCKEEL CENTRAL ACADEMY K-6

77

86

77

-

A

A

30.5

-

MEDULLA

49

54

53

-

C

C

93.1

-

NORTH LAKELAND

49

61

57

-

C

C

100.0

-

OSCAR J. POPE

35

46

33

-

C

C

100.0

-

PALMETTO

41

46

-

-

C

C

100.0

-

PHILIP O’BRIEN

46

45

36

-

D

C

100.0

-

PINEWOOD

55

58

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

POLK AVENUE

35

53

54

-

C

C

100.0

-

POLK CITY

47

54

47

-

C

B

96.3

-

PURCELL

46

57

35

-

C

C

100.0

-

R. BRUCE WAGNER

49

56

55

-

C

C

89.6

-

R. CLEM CHURCHWELL

64

78

60

-

B

A

84.5

-

SANDHILL

44

51

45

-

C

C

98.6

-

SCOTT LAKE

60

63

71

-

B

B

68.0

-

SLEEPY HILL

39

59

39

-

C

B

100.0

-

SOCRUM

41

55

42

-

C

C

97.9

-

SOUTH MCKEEL ACADEMY K-7

79

88

72

99

A

A

28.3

SOUTHWEST

45

61

53

-

C

B

100.0

-

SPESSARD L. HOLLAND

60

66

60

-

C

B

65.3

-

SPOOK HILL

34

46

55

-

C

D

100.0

-

VALLEYVIEW

77

88

78

-

A

A

40.4

-

WAHNETA

34

60

39

-

C

B

100.0

-

WALTER CALDWELL

40

39

30

-

D

D

97.9

-

WENDELL WATSON

55

60

62

-

B

B

69.9

-

WINSTON ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

62

73

59

-

B

C

80.4

-

BERKLEY

71

78

69

-

A

A

45.6

-

BETHUNE ACADEMY

63

60

59

-

C

C

74.7

-

CARLTON PALMORE

53

60

63

-

C

B

90.2

-

CHAIN OF LAKES

67

75

68

-

A

A

73.9

-

CLARENCE BOSWELL

52

59

67

-

C

B

100.0

-

CLEVELAND COURT

63

78

71

-

B

A

72.4

-

COMBEE ACADEMY

40

49

58

-

C

C

100.0

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

28

29

40

-

C

D

100.0

-

DALE R. FAIR BABSON PARK

68

77

56

-

B

B

92.2

-

DIXIELAND

45

59

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

DR. N.E. ROBERTS

53

66

66

-

B

B

89.2

-

DUNDEE ACADEMY

49

57

-

-

C

B

87.4

-

EAGLE LAKE

46

61

57

-

B

C

100.0

-

EASTSIDE

31

41

15

-

C

C

100.0

-

EDGAR L. PADGETT

52

74

63

-

B

B

93.6

-

ELBERT

49

58

31

-

C

C

99.3

-

FLORAL AVENUE

54

56

64

-

C

B

100.0

-

FRANK E. BRIGHAM ACADEMY

73

78

76

-

A

A

39.7

-

FRED G. GARNER

33

37

37

-

C

F

100.0

-

GARDEN GROVE

54

67

54

-

B

C

85.0

-

GIBBONS STREET

32

31

52

-

D

D

100.0

-

GRIFFIN

23

22

26

-

D

F

100.0

-

HARTRIDGE ACADEMY

68

54

59

-

C

B

60.6

-

HIGHLAND CITY

58

59

53

-

C

C

80.8

-

HIGHLANDS GROVE

71

83

76

-

A

A

62.7

-

HILLCREST

55

75

54

-

B

C

100.0

-

HORIZONS

55

58

44

-

B

B

93.7

-

INWOOD

38

40

32

-

C

C

100.0

-

JAMES E. STEPHENS

31

41

38

-

C

C

100.0

-

JAMES W. SIKES

60

62

61

-

B

B

77.8

-

JANIE HOWARD WILSON

43

53

40

-

C

D

100.0

-

JESSE KEEN

32

46

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

JOHN SNIVELY

38

54

56

-

B

C

100.0

-

POLK COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS BARTOW

35

34

39

83

C

D

89.0

-

LAKE GIBSON

41

40

46

93

C

C

77.5

-

BERKLEY ACCELERATED (CHARTER)

67

86

63

77

A

A

43.7

-

LAKE MARION CREEK

26

20

19

62

D

D

100.0

-

BOK ACADEMY (CHARTER)

70

75

70

99

A

A

63.9

-

LAKELAND HIGHLANDS

54

58

48

96

B

C

46.2

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

31

34

39

82

C

C

100.0

-

LAKELAND MONTESSORI (CHARTER)

70

83

74

92

A

A

17.7

-

DANIEL JENKINS ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

42

46

46

98

C

C

72.9

-

LAWTON CHILES ACADEMY

77

87

77

93

A

A

32.6

-

DENISON

33

32

31

71

C

C

93.3

-

MCLAUGHLIN FINE ARTS ACADEMY

23

21

23

54

D

F

100.0

-

DISCOVERY ACADEMY OF LAKE ALFRED (CHARTER)

50

53

49

74

B

B

77.6

-

MULBERRY

47

50

40

94

B

C

90.0

-

DUNDEE RIDGE

58

59

58

95

A

B

77.1

-

SHELLEY S. BOONE

30

34

22

74

C

C

100.0

-

JERE L. STAMBAUGH

27

25

28

78

C

D

99.5

-

SLEEPY HILL

35

32

43

95

C

C

95.9

-

JEWETT ACADEMY MAGNET

61

63

57

90

B

B

43.6

-

SOUTHWEST

36

32

35

90

C

C

96.5

-

KATHLEEN

36

34

39

86

C

D

100.0

-

UNION ACADEMY

79

80

75

93

A

A

33.1

-

LAKE ALFRED POLYTECH ACADEMY

34

35

33

92

C

D

100.0

-

WESTWOOD

30

36

42

85

C

C

100.0

-

6 4   H O M E B U Y E R // C E N T R A L F L O R I D A E D I T I O N


LAKE REGION

35

33

74

53

C

C

77.0

77

-

LAKE WALES

54

56

59

62

B

C

70.6

87

LAKELAND

58

52

72

73

B

C

55.6

88

MCKEEL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY 7-12

77

81

79

84

A

A

33.1

100

MULBERRY

35

53

78

64

B

D

74.2

87

POLK PRE-COLLEGIATE ACADEMY 9-10

90

81

98

83

A

A

23.0

-

-

-

-

-

A

A

0.7

99

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

School Grade 2017

83

57.9

Free or Reduced Lunch %

School Grade 2018

67.7

C

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

I

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

48

-

School Grade 2017

49

-

School Grade 2018

36

-

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

37

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS A

A

2.3

100

57

C

D

77.1

-

FORT MEADE MIDDLE/SENIOR

43

49

51

69

B

C

95.3

86

FROSTPROOF MIDDLE/SENIOR

37

43

34

69

C

C

89.7

79

GEORGE W. JENKINS

54

48

72

70

B

C

38.2

88

HAINES CITY

36

31

73

63

C

C

80.2

77

KATHLEEN

37

36

60

56

C

D

78.5

75

LAKE GIBSON

40

38

56

62

C

C

61.3

83

POLK STATE COLLEGE COLLEGIATE RIDGE COMMUNITY

41

35

51

58

C

C

67.9

85

TENOROC

32

39

51

52

C

D

87.2

71

-

-

-

-

I

C

67.0

-

69

69

60

99

A

A

66.1

-

54

56

47

97

B

B

71.7

-

53

54

43

96

B

B

77.4

-

Graduation Rate 2016-17

83

50

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

37

School Grade 2017

-

49

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

DISCOVERY

CHAIN OF LAKES COLLEGIATE

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

BARTOW

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

AUBURNDALE

WINTER HAVEN

C

53

16

58

C

A

3.9

-

71

67

92

A

A

50.5

-

60

52

47

94

B

C

54.3

-

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

42

59 73

D

82.8

-

RIDGEVIEW GLOBAL STUDIES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) ROCHELLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER) ROSABELLE W. BLAKE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

School Grade 2018

83

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

40

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

42

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

POLK COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS CITRUS RIDGE - A CIVIC ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) CYPRESS JUNCTION MONTESSORI K-8 (CHARTER) DAVENPORT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER) JEWETT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER)

MASCOTTE

51

55

35

-

C

C

87.2

-

MINNEOLA CONVERSION (CHARTER)

61

60

52

-

B

C

61.0

-

LAKE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ALTOONA

53

54

30

-

C

C

83.8

-

ASTATULA

55

58

61

-

C

B

69.1

-

BEVERLY SHORES

39

36

34

-

D

C

95.3

-

PINE RIDGE

71

77

68

-

A

B

53.6

-

CLERMONT

45

52

40

-

C

B

84.8

-

ROUND LAKE

72

72

55

-

A

B

39.1

-

CYPRESS RIDGE

86

82

79

-

A

B

31.8

-

SAWGRASS BAY

51

52

50

-

C

C

79.7

-

EUSTIS

63

68

59

-

B

B

81.6

-

SEMINOLE SPRINGS

67

69

68

-

B

C

72.6

-

EUSTIS HEIGHTS

39

44

30

-

D

C

90.6

-

SORRENTO

62

72

60

-

B

B

63.5

-

FRUITLAND PARK

49

51

41

-

C

C

85.5

-

TAVARES

56

65

52

-

C

C

76.4

-

GRASSY LAKE

69

71

72

-

B

A

54.2

-

43

59

54

-

C

C

84.7

-

THE VILLAGES ELEMENTARY OF LADY LAKE

73

75

62

-

A

A

81.5

-

GROVELAND LEESBURG

47

47

46

-

C

C

93.9

-

TREADWAY

57

62

57

-

B

C

80.0

-

LOST LAKE

75

80

74

-

B

A

51.9

-

TRIANGLE

50

65

55

-

B

B

89.9

-

UMATILLA

66

70

58

-

B

B

76.3

-

-

LAKE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CARVER

47

48

47

66

C

C

83.3

-

MOUNT DORA

52

61

47

63

B

C

65.6

CLERMONT

48

55

58

70

B

B

68.2

-

OAK PARK

35

35

40

66

C

C

92.5

-

EAST RIDGE

64

65

62

83

A

A

56.6

-

TAVARES

48

54

42

65

C

C

71.2

-

EUSTIS

46

55

53

69

B

C

75.9

-

UMATILLA

38

55

47

79

C

C

78.9

-

GRAY

54

59

59

81

B

B

71.7

-

WINDY HILL

60

61

56

76

B

B

58.4

-

LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS LEESBURG

37

45

52

62

C

C

78.6

67

MOUNT DORA

47

50

62

83

B

C

59.3

83

93

SOUTH LAKE

47

49

61

66

C

C

62.2

75

64.3

80

TAVARES

46

57

73

82

B

C

60.2

80

48.8

94

UMATILLA

36

27

59

62

C

C

73.2

87

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

60

57

78

80

B

B

85.7

93

EAST RIDGE

60

57

78

80

B

B

56.7

EUSTIS

46

56

51

65

B

C

LAKE MINNEOLA

61

52

72

69

B

B

WINTER 2019

 

65


English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

PINECREST LAKES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

81

80

90

-

A

-

18.2

-

SPRING CREEK PK-8 (CHARTER)

47

56

50

61

B

B

88.7

-

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Free or Reduced Lunch %

School Grade 2017

School Grade 2018

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

17.6

-

LAKE COUNTY VIRTUAL K-12

78

71

82

79

A

A

26.1

92

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Graduation Rate 2016-17

A

Free or Reduced Lunch %

A

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

92

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

71

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

78

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

69

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

LAKE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS IMAGINE SCHOOLS AT SOUTH LAKE K-8 (CHARTER)

BLUE LAKE

42

49

34

-

C

D

91.4

-

OSTEEN

56

56

62

-

C

C

79.4

-

CHAMPION

42

41

40

-

D

C

86.5

-

PALM TERRACE

29

31

43

-

D

D

95.6

-

CHISHOLM

65

71

77

-

B

B

68.1

-

PATHWAYS

62

66

55

-

B

B

53.6

-

CITRUS GROVE

54

59

54

-

C

B

73.9

-

PIERSON

40

55

51

-

C

C

89.6

-

CORONADO BEACH

71

83

79

-

A

A

42.5

-

PINE TRAIL

69

72

68

-

B

A

57.4

-

CYPRESS CREEK

75

75

75

-

B

A

38.4

-

PORT ORANGE

62

53

64

-

C

B

71.5

-

DEBARY

62

76

72

-

A

A

51.7

-

PRIDE

52

57

54

-

C

B

83.3

-

DELTONA LAKES

52

56

57

-

C

C

84.8

-

R. J. LONGSTREET

58

49

64

-

C

C

77.7

-

DISCOVERY

49

51

41

-

C

C

91.6

-

READ-PATTILLO

55

59

63

-

C

B

78.0

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

EDGEWATER PUBLIC

51

62

55

-

C

C

78.8

-

SAMSULA ACADEMY

63

66

83

-

C

B

4.1

-

EDITH I. STARKE

43

60

57

-

C

C

97.0

-

SOUTH DAYTONA

42

53

49

-

C

D

85.4

-

ENTERPRISE

49

49

44

-

C

B

84.3

-

SPIRIT

48

49

56

-

C

C

85.5

-

FOREST LAKE

53

60

64

-

C

C

80.3

-

SPRUCE CREEK

58

66

47

-

C

B

70.4

-

FREEDOM

61

68

51

-

C

B

59.0

-

SUGAR MILL

60

66

69

-

C

C

76.3

-

FRIENDSHIP

49

55

44

-

C

C

92.7

-

SUNRISE

48

54

58

-

C

C

83.8

-

GEORGE W. MARKS

53

57

59

-

C

C

72.0

-

SWEETWATER

83

89

85

-

A

A

52.3

-

HORIZON

64

71

63

-

C

A

68.9

-

THE READING EDGE ACADEMY

56

65

47

-

C

B

10.0

-

INDIAN RIVER

57

68

54

-

B

C

77.0

-

TIMBERCREST

65

73

67

-

B

B

76.4

-

LOUISE S. MCINNIS

43

61

52

-

B

B

91.6

-

TOMOKA

70

77

73

-

A

A

57.1

-

MANATEE COVE

61

70

66

-

B

B

77.4

-

TURIE T. SMALL

41

44

59

-

C

B

98.3

-

ORANGE CITY

47

46

57

-

C

C

85.5

-

VOLUSIA PINES

49

58

54

-

C

B

84.1

-

ORMOND BEACH

67

78

44

-

A

A

80.6

-

WESTSIDE

36

40

41

-

D

C

95.9

-

WOODWARD AVENUE

50

59

58

-

C

C

78.9

-

ORTONA

55

62

42

-

C

C

82.3

-

OSCEOLA

58

65

64

-

C

B

73.3

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VOLUSIA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CAMPBELL

34

34

37

61

C

C

94.2

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HERITAGE

-

-

-

-

I

B

79.9

-

CREEKSIDE

67

70

72

81

A

A

44.2

-

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

51

54

66

74

B

B

64.8

-

DAVID C. HINSON SR.

58

65

70

74

A

B

63.7

-

ORMOND BEACH

60

62

64

72

B

B

60.1

-

DELAND

44

52

52

67

B

C

74.6

-

RIVER SPRINGS

-

-

-

-

I

B

67.4

-

DELTONA

46

52

61

52

B

B

84.0

-

SILVER SANDS

58

62

67

74

A

B

65.0

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GALAXY

49

48

65

68

C

B

81.6

-

SOUTHWESTERN

46

43

52

71

C

C

77.4

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VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ATLANTIC

50

53

82

56

B

C

67.5

89

PINE RIDGE

42

44

64

60

C

C

75.1

77

DELAND

48

42

66

66

C

B

63.0

77

SEABREEZE

61

65

74

77

B

B

45.6

86

DELTONA

44

44

70

70

B

C

76.3

76

SPRUCE CREEK

66

63

78

69

A

B

43.4

90

MAINLAND

41

32

60

59

C

C

75.8

78

UNIVERSITY

52

48

71

72

B

B

64.5

78

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

-

-

-

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I

B

57.5

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T. DEWITT TAYLOR MIDDLE-HIGH

41

37

57

59

C

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82.1

82

77

69

78

88

A

A

46.5

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VOLUSIA COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS BURNS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL K-8 (CHARTER)

75

72

78

95

A

A

46.0

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HOLLY HILL K-8

34

37

41

57

C

C

95.4

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6 6   H O M E B U Y E R // C E N T R A L F L O R I D A E D I T I O N

IVY HAWN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER)


HOW TO

PICK A PRO How do you pick the right person to represent you or your home? Here are a few do’s and don’ts you should consider when selecting a real estate agent. Naturally, check to make certain the agent’s license is current. Also, find out if the agent is, in fact, a Realtor. “The National Association of Realtors has a code of ethics that will knock your socks off, and they are very strict in dealing with people who don’t abide by them,” said Donald R. Brenner, the late professor emeritus at American University and a specialist in housing issues. Also, only Realtors have access to Multiple Listing Services (MLS) through which members share listings and have access to many more properties than nonmembers. In addition, during your search you should:  ASK AROUND. Talk to people you trust for recommendations, particularly those who’ve had recent experience buying or selling a home.  LOOK ONLINE. Some websites, such as Zillow,

have agent reviews. Of course, anyone can post anything these days, so don’t rely strictly on online commentaries.  FIND A SPECIALIST. Look for someone with experience in your price range or your geographic area. Many pros advertise their areas of expertise.  CONDUCT INTERVIEWS. What is the agent’s specific marketing plan for your home? Is real estate the agent’s full-time profession? How many homes has the agent listed and sold this year?  CHECK REFERENCES. Get the names of the agent’s past clients and give them a call. Would they use the agent again?  AVOID “DUAL AGENCIES.” These are agencies that represent both the buyer and the seller. Your goal is to find someone who is in your corner exclusively. To find a Realtor, or for more information about Realtors and Orlando-area real estate, visit the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) at orlrealtor.com.


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Lake Joel

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Lake Center

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Fatio Rd Orange Blvd

Lake Emma Rd

Markham Woods Rd

Palm Springs Dr

Parramore Ave

Rio Grande Ave

Orange Blossom Trl

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John Young Pkwy

Texas Ave

Orange Blossom Trl

Bermuda Ave

Thacker Ave

Buena Ventura Lakes

Rockwood Dr

Poinciana Blvd

13

Irlo

Bourne Rd

Rinehart Rd

Longwood Markham Rd

Lake Markham Rd

Raymond Ave

Montgomery Rd

Maitland Ave

Orlando Ave

Bear Lake Rd

Forest City Rd

Magnolia Homes Rd

Tampa Ave

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Hiawassee Rd

Kirkman Rd

Clark Rd

Good Homes Rd ApopkaVineland Rd

Forest City Rd

Lakeville Rd

Hiawassee Rd

Apopka Vineland Rd

Rose Ave

Sheeler Rd

Hu nt Club Blvd

Wekiwa Springs Rd

Thompson Rd

Park Ave Hempel Ave

Mercy Dr

Rock Springs Rd

Vick Rd

Marden Rd

World Dr

Line Dr

Plymouth Sorrento Rd

Brick Lake

Lake Gentry

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Poinciana Pkwy

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Cocoa Water Plant Rd

Lake Mary Jane Rd

Lake Mary Jane

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Dallas Blvd

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Lake Hart

Tindall Rd

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Powerline Rd

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Hartzog Rd

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Lake Picke

420

Lake Pickett Rd

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420

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551

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Cabbage Slough

46

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Lockwood Blvd

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Woodbury Rd

Little Econlockhatchee River

Curry Ford Rd

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Brumley Rd

E 2nd St

434

Union Park

Lake Underhill Dr

Pershing Ave

Semoran Blvd

La

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Dean Rd

Econlockhatchee Trl

Valencia College Ln

Lake Nixon

Lake Eva

Rouse Rd

Goldenrod Rd

Forsyth Rd

Dixie Belle Dr

Old 9 Foot Rd

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Long Lake

Bath Lake

Lokanotosa Trl

425

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McCulloch Rd Rd McCulloch

Ravlerson Cv Old Mims Rd

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Thompson

Waverly

552

Michigan Ave

South Port Can

Lake Hatchineha Rd

Dundee

550

540

Deep Lake

417

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Bee Line Exwy

Tradeport Dr

546

Cypress Gardens

Lake Proctor

Buck Lake

Puzzle Lake

Boggy Creek Rd

Lake Russell

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Conway Rd

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Lake Hamilton

Bennett Rd

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Lake Marion

544

Lake Hamilton

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Lake Hayes

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Lake Harney

Lake Charm Geneva Dr

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417

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Lake Lulu

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Lake Henry Lucerne Park Rd

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Howell Branch Rd

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Little Lake Conway

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Tower Lake

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Poinciana Place

Davenport

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Lake Arietta

559

Bonnet Lake

Lake Lowry Rd

557

547

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Lake Margaret Dr

415

Lake Cockran

Little Lake Howell

Casselberry

Landstreet Rd

Thorpe Rd

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Curry Ford Rd

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535

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Lake Jessamine

Taft-Vineland Rd

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423

Osceola Pkwy

Osceola Polk Line Rd

582

Williamsburg

Michigan Ave

Edgewood

Lancaster Rd

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536

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25th St

Silver Lake Blvd Silver Lake Dr

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Lake Jessup

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Lake Mann

Maytown Rd

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Daetwyler Dr

Seven Seas Dr

Avalon Rd

474

535

50 Colonial Dr

John Young Pkwy

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Seven Seas Lagoon

Orlando

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427

Lake Bingham

Corrine Dr

Orange Ave

Asian Way

Seidel Rd

Smith St

Floridas Tpke

Sawgrass Lake

27

wa

Raleigh St

Doctor Phillips

Lake Sheen

Lake Mabel

Old Winter Garden

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438

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416

438

431

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92

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Pineway Dr

Palmer Ave

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Fairview Shores

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419

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414

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Park Ave

535

Porter Rd

Lake Needham

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Long Lake

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Hammond Lake

Island Lake

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Chase Rd

Overstreet Rd

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Cypress Lake

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46

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North St

Summerlin Ave e Orang Ave

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FicquetteHancock Rd

545

Lake Louisa

Ov erl

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Lake Mary

427

Longwood Hills Rd

Island Lake

Colonial Dr

408

Westover Roberts Rd

Lake Butler

Lake Nellie

lvd

435

Gotha Rd

Lake Down

Ave

Windermere

Mann Rd

Malcolm Rd

Ocoee

439

Park

Lake Butler Blvd

Rd

aB

Beggs Rd

Silver Star Rd

Professional Pkwy

Tilden Rd

Stone Rd

Lotus

Lake Alma

Altamonte Spring Springs Lake

John Young Pkwy

545

ms A D Mi

Woodlawn Cemetary Rd

Rd

50 Roper Rd

535

Tiny Rd

Marsh

545

Hartwood Marsh Rd

Bear Lake

pka Rd

Johns Lake

27

561

Old Apo

Johns Lake

Colonial Dr

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Semoran Blvd Mirror Lake 436

Forest City Lake

4

Wekiva Springs

434

Sand Lake Rd

Bear Lake

Silver Star Rd

Lake Starke

Kissimmee Ave

Story Rd

Oakland Ave

Lakewood Ave

12th St

Oakland

455

50

438

Plant St

Ap o

Clarcona Ocoee Rd

oee na Oc Clarco Rd

Wurst Rd

437

Winter Garden

Lake Minnehaha

429

Fullers Cross Rd

Minneola

Clermont

Keene Rd

435

Semoran Blvd

South Apopka

McCormick Rd

Ingram Rd

Montverde

Lake Minneola

50

Lake Apopka

455

27

565

437

561A

436 424

Lake Brantley

Lake Wekiva

ar y Ave

d

Main St

Michael Gladden Blvd

Boy Scout Rd

Harmon Rd

Lake Apopka

565A

Apopka

Lust Rd

561

5

Lake Mccoy Votaw Rd

Theresa Lk

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Welland Rd

455

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Deltona

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Grace Lake Williamson Rd

Wek iva Springs Rd

92

Little Crystal Lake Loch Low

Lake Mary

Greenwood Lake Green Way Blvd

Lake Myrtle

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Mc Garity Lk

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Lake Danson Crystal Lake

Lk Ashby

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Roach Rd

Twin Lakes

Lake Emma

Wekiva River

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561A

Lake Prevatt

Welch Rd

Wayside Dr

Lake Mary Blvd Rice Lake

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441

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Dupont Ho Lk wl El k c a m B l v d Angela Lk

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Wekiva River

Three Island Lks

St

Laughlin Rd

Palm

448A

435

Ponkan Rd

Sylvan Lake

Oste e n

Sadler Rd

Golden Gem Rd

Jones Ave

Kelly Park Rd

D eb

W Airp

Haas Rd

Ondich Rd

Sadler Ave

Sadler Ave

Astatula

Shepherd Lake

ORANGE COUNTY

435 Wadsworth Rd

Lake Markham

433

Neighborhood Lakes

435

41

Lake Ola

48

437

Alt 4

448

46

Baird Ave

437

448

561

Mount Plymouth

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46

415

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17

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431

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Mount Dora

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Wekiva River

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46A Wolf Branch Rd

448

Lake Beauclair

St Johns River

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Highland St

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Lake Beauclair

561

FPL Reservoir

Black Water Creek

437

Limit Ave

44B

46 Oakland Park

Lake Dora

Lake Idamere

DeBary

VOLUSIA COUNTY

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441

Lk Colby

4

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44

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Alfred St

Lake Frances

Lake Helen

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Orange County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Bradford Creek 14106 Creekbed Circle, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • lennar.com

Schools/Grades: William S. Maxey (A); SunRidge (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Gated; children’s play area Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-796-9081 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $390s Notes: Near shopping and dining at Winter Garden Village; easy access to S.R. 429; homes feature a tankless natural gas water heater and more.

Eagle Creek 10350 Emerson Lake Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832 • lennar.com, joneshomesusa.com

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) Amenities: Gated; golf course, tennis courts, pool, health/fitness center, clubhouse Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-796-9088; Jones Homes USA, 407-636-9261 Products/Prices: Townhomes, from the mid-$240s; single-family, from the $300s Notes: Village Center with elegant hotel planned; near Lake Nona’s Medical City and the Orlando International Airport; 40 minutes to the Atlantic beaches.

Estancia at Windermere 1106 Estancia Woods Loop, Windermere, FL 34786 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Windermere (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Natural-gas community featuring environmentally efficient and elegant homes Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-618-8998 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $700s Notes: Prestigious community just minutes from downtown historic Windermere and outstanding shopping and dining; residents enjoy recreation on the Butler Chain of Lakes.

Gatherings of Lake Nona 7573 Laureate Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832 • beazer.com

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) Amenities: Internet and cable included; each home has a private balcony and a one-car garage Builders: Beazer Homes, 321-445-5050 Products/Prices: Condominiums, from the $270s Notes: 55-plus active-adult community featuring new condos with elevator access; residents enjoy maintenance-free living with easy access to Lake Nona’s Medical City and S.R. 417.

Hamlin Reserve 15349 Shonan Gold Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools: Keene’s Crossing (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (B) Amenities: Clubhouse, pool, walking trails, parks and green spaces, waterfront village and marina Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-614-0175 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $320s; townhomes, from the $280s Notes: Located just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando; walk to the waterfront village and marina, which will be home to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options as well as miles of trails and lakefront boardwalks.

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Lakeshore 8818 Lakeshore Point Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • tollbrothers.com • liveatlakeshore.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (B) Amenities: On-site clubhouse and community pool, walking trails, lakes and neighborhood parks Builders: Toll Brothers, 407-778-5200 Products/Prices: Single family and townhomes, from the high $300s Notes: A luxury community featuring townhomes, executive and estate homes with exquisite architectural appointments, outstanding standard features and hundreds of customization options.

Latham Park 14406 Shocklach Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Community pool and cabana; surrounded by lakes trees and natural conservation Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-395-9756 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $310s Notes: Features four series of single-family homes with water and conservation-view homesites available; located near schools, shopping and dining at the Lakeside Village Center, Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves and historic downtown Winter Garden.

Laureate Park at Lake Nona South Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827 • lakenona.com/live/neighborhoods/laureate-park

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) Amenities: Pool, bike trails, dog park, pocket parks, fitness center, community garden Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-543-6451; Craft Homes, 407-443-0528; David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8296; Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165; Minto Homes, 888-844-6196; Pulte Homes, 866-300-4793; Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-671-8838 Products/Prices: Single-family, mid-$200s-$800s; townhomes, from the low $300s Notes: Traditional neighborhood development adjacent to Lake Nona’s Medical City; variety of architectural styles available; planned Village Center; streets named for Nobel Prize winners.

Oakland Park 15211 East Oakland Ave., Winter Garden, FL 34787 • liveatoaklandpark.com, davidweekleyhomes.com, dreamfindershomes.com, jjbuilding.com, rcbhomes.com, vintageestatehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Tildenville (B); Lakeview (C); West Orange (B) Amenities: Pool and recreation area, pocket parks, West Orange Trail runs through community; charming streetscape with sidewalks Builders: David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8295; Dream Finders Homes, 407-347-3387; J & J Building, 407-476-7520; RCB Homes, 407-876-0729; Vintage Estate Homes, 407-721-0743 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$300s Notes: Located just minutes from historic downtown Winter Garden on the shores of Lake Apopka; certified green homes in a traditionally styled neighborhood.

Orchard Hills and Orchard Park Tiny Road and Magnolia Ridge Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • lennar.com, kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Keene’s Crossing (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness center, rec room Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-495-1272; KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $300s; townhomes, from the high $240s Notes: Located on the north side of Horizon West; minutes from major attractions; multimilliondollar amenities complex planned; just seven miles from historic downtown Winter Garden.

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Overlook at Hamlin 7719 Minutemen Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Community clubhouse, splash park, fitness center, walking trails, pool, sports lawn, fire pit, waterfront amphitheater, covered pavilion Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-905-4651 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $400s to over $1 million Notes: Located on the north side of Horizon West, just minutes from major attractions and 7 miles from historic downtown Winter Garden; multimillion-dollar amenities complex planned; waterfront homesites available.

Oxford Chase 608 Oxford Chase Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • mattamyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: SunRidge (B); SunRidge (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Two gated entrances Builders: Mattamy Homes, 407-499-8733 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $340s Notes: An impressive variety of luxury estate homes with four to six bedrooms and old-time front porches; generous homesites; neighborhood paths and trails; near shopping and dining at Winter Garden Village.

Poe Reserve 1383 Ralph Poe Drive, Apopka, FL 32703 • marondahomes.com

Schools/Grades: Apopka (B); Apopka (C); Apopka (B) Amenities: Intimate neighborhood Builders: Maronda Homes, 866-617-3803 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $270s Notes: Located near S.R. 441 and S.R. 451 in Apopka; Florida’s Turnpike also easily accessible; excellent shopping and restaurants are only minutes away; near state parks with camping, canoeing, biking and swimming.

Preserve at Crown Point 1960 Crown Point Parkway, Ocoee, FL 34761 • mattamyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: Prairie Lake (C); Lakeview (C); Ocoee (C) Amenities: Gated; pool, park and cabana Builders: Mattamy Homes, 407-955-5113 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $260s Notes: Located on the banks of Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake; a short drive to downtown Ocoee and Winter Garden as well as Disney and other theme parks.

Reserve at Sawgrass 3948 Parkhouse Drive, Orlando, FL 32824 • beazer.com

Schools/Grades: Wetherbee (B); South Creek (B); Cypress Creek (B) Amenities: Cabana and pool, playground Builders: Beazer Homes, 407-459-4952 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $300s Notes: Close to shopping and restaurants, Florida Mall, Lake Nona Town Center and Lake Nona’s Medical City; easy access to Florida’s Turnpike and major highways.

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Roper Reserve 412 Silver Dollar Lane, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: William S. Maxey (A); SunRidge (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Gated entry with community fitness pavilion and playground; natural gas community Builders: Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7081 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $300s Notes: Located near the Roper YMCA and historic downtown Winter Garden; shopping, dining and entertainment at Winter Garden Village; hiking and cycling on the 22-mile West Orange Trail.

Summerlake 8016 Pond Apple Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • summerlakeflorida.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Pool and clubhouse, recreation center, tennis and basketball courts, park and zipline Builders: Beazer Homes, 407-413-9834; K. Hovnanian® Homes, 407-449-1006; M/I Homes, 407-270-1080; Lennar Homes, 407-614-6102 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s to $1 million; townhomes, from the $280s Notes: Traditional neighborhood setting on the shores of Lake Hancock; near historic downtown Winter Garden; convenient to Disney World and other major attractions.

The Overlook at Johns Lake Pointe 15119 Johns Lake Pointe Boulevard, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • lennar.com

Schools/Grades: Whispering Oak (A); Lakeview (C); West Orange (B) Amenities: Multipurpose clubhouse with fitness center, resort-style pool, tennis courts, walking trails Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-490-1689 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$400s Notes: All new home designs; lake and conservation-view homesites; near parks, lakes, recreation. Close to historic downtown Winter Garden and Winter Garden Village, S.R. 429 and Florida’s Turnpike.

Vineyard Square II 13821 Ingelnook Drive, Windermere, FL 34786 • kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Keene’s Crossing (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (B) Amenities: Neighborhood pool and cabana, tot lot, passive park Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Townhomes, from the $290s Notes: Near major employers, including Walt Disney World, Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge and Universal Orlando Resort; close to dining, shopping and entertainment in downtown Windermere and Winter Garden Village; near hiking, walking and biking at Tibet-Butler Preserve.

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Seminole County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Brookmore Estates 1982 Filly Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765 • pulte.com

Schools/Grades: Evans (A); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Gated; pool, playground, park, conservation and water view homesites available Builders: Pulte Homes, 877-226-0479 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $440s Notes: Intimate, gated neighborhood of just 36 oversized homesites; surrounded by mature, established trees.

Enclave at Altamonte 182 Sun Palm Lane, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools/Grades: Lake Orienta (C); Milwee (B); Lyman (B) Amenities: Community pool, cabana, fire pit and playground; energy-efficient designs Builders: Ashton Woods, 407-960-4451 Products/Prices: Three-story townhomes, from the high $280s Notes: Only 108 townhomes; within walking distance of local shopping and dining; homes may be personalized; excellent access to I-4 and most major highways.

Evans Square 360 South Lake Jessup Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765 • davidweekleyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Access to Seminole County Trail System, golf course within 5 miles, walk to elementary and high schools, close to shopping and restaurants Builders: David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8277 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $590s Notes: Situated on 65-foot homesites; homes have front-load, detached garages; convenient access to downtown historic Oviedo and S.R. 417.

Retreat at Lake Charm 1101 Fieldstone Circle, Oviedo, FL 32765 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Just 46 homesites; brick entry wall; gated; tot lot Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-846-0603 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $400s Notes: Near shopping, restaurants and the Oviedo Mall; convenient access to the Orlando International Airport, area theme parks and major employment centers.

Retreat at Oregon

855 North Oregon Street, Sanford, FL 32771 • mihomes.com

Schools/Grades: Bentley (B), Idyllwilde (C) or Wilson (A); Markham Woods (B); Seminole (I) Amenities: Just 30 homesites; gated; lawn care provided Builders: M/I Homes, 407-330-2267 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$300s Notes: Craftsman-inspired single-family homes on oversized homesites; corner, pond and green space views available; near historic downtown Sanford, bustling Lake Mary and St. John’s River Boat Ramp; just minutes to I-4 and S.R. 417.

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Southern Oaks 31 Robin Nest Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Two gated entries, two tot lots, covered bus stops and passive recreation areas Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-439-0012 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $400s Notes: Intimate, gated neighborhood of just 96 homes; close to excellent Seminole County schools; a Publix grocery store is within 2.5 miles; the Oviedo Mall and many other major retail chains and restaurants are just a short drive; access to major transportation corridors.

Steeple Chase 3757 Farm Bell Place, Lake Mary, FL 32746 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Woodlands (B); Markham Woods (B); Lake Mary (B) Amenities: Gated; site ponds, pocket parks, lake views Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-531-8619 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $600s Notes: Offers direct access to the Seminole Wekiva Trail; close to employment centers, including the Lake Mary business corridor; ample room for private pools; tech-ready wiring in homes.

Wyndham Preserve

2869 East Lake Mary Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Hamilton (C), Midway (C), or Pine Crest (D); Sanford (B); Seminole (B) Amenities: Gated, future private community pool and cabana Builders: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3525 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $200s Notes: Located just minutes from S.R. 417 and I-4; 40- and 60-foot wide homesites; homes include paver driveways, entries and lanais.

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Osceola County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Deer Creek Bristol Cove Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (C); St. Cloud (B); Harmony (B) Amenities: Walking distance to tuition-free Canoe Creek Charter Academy (B) Grades: VPK-8 Builders: Richmond American Homes, 321-441-3671 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Minutes from a Publix shopping center, great schools and boating and fishing on East Lake Toho; golf, air boating, horseback riding and ziplining are also popular activities in the area; an entrance ramp to Florida’s Turnpike, which provides access to major employers and the Orlando International Airport, is only 3 miles away; close to Lake Nona’s Medical City.

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Eagle Lake 2783 Creekmore Court, Kissimmee, FL 34746 • lennar.com

Schools/Grades: Bellalago Charter Academy K-8 (B); Liberty (C) Amenities: Community pool and clubhouse, soccer field, tennis and basketball courts, walking trail Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-501-7764 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s Notes: Amenity-rich, established community with ponds, a 64-acre bald eagle preserve, two pools, clubhouse, soccer field and basketball and tennis courts; on the shores of Lake Toho.

Hanover Square 5405 Hanover Square Drive, St. Cloud, FL 34771 • kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Narcoossee (B); Narcoossee (A); Gateway (C) Amenities: Pool, cabana, tot lot and walking trail Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $260s Notes: Easy commute to Lake Nona’s Medical City; convenient to Narcoossee Road, U.S. 192, Boggy Creek Road and S.R. 417; 20-minute drive to the Orlando International Airport; near Ralph Chisholm Park with public boat access to Lake Toho.

Harmony U.S. 192 and East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Harmony, FL 34773 • 321-805-4457 lennar.com, meritagehomes.com, richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Harmony Community School K-8 (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: Golf course, tennis courts, pool, boat facilities, clubhouse, parks, town square Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-501-7298; Meritage Homes, 877-275-6374; Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7080 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $250s; active-adult community, from the $190s Notes: 11,000-acre master-planned community committed to healthy lifestyles and living in “harmony” with wildlife and nature; 70 percent of land is set aside as dedicated green space; two natural lakes for boating and fishing; numerous parks and hiking trails; Harmony Golf Preserve; schools within walking distance; town square with restaurants, grocery store, shops and swim club.

Hickory Grove Old Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (C); St. Cloud (B); St. Cloud (B) Amenities: Resort-style pool and cabana, playground Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-930-9869 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s Notes: Easy access to S.R. 528, S.R. 417 and I-4 via Florida’s Turnpike; close proximity to shopping, dining, recreation and employment, including major theme parks; less than 20 minutes from Lake Nona’s Medical City and 30 minutes from the Orlando International Airport.

Pinewood Gardens 2851 Wadeview Loop, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • hanoverfamilybuiders.com, richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Neptune (C); Neptune (B); St. Cloud (B) Amenities: Intimate community with pond-front homesites available Builders: Hanover Family Builders, 407-499-8493; Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7083 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Easy access to S.R. 528, S.R. 417 and I-4 via Florida’s Turnpike; near shopping, dining and recreation, including major theme parks.

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Reedy Reserve 3312 Reedy Glen Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34746 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Reedy Creek (C); Bellalago Academy (K-8) (B); Liberty (C) or Poinciana (C) Amenities: Community pool and cabana, play fields, park Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-871-6110 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $230s Notes: Phase 1 encompasses 119 homesites, each a minimum of 50 feet wide; some homesites back up to water; Phase 2 coming soon.

Rummell Downs 4802 Rummell Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769 • joneshomesusa.com

Schools/Grades: Lakeview (C); Narcoossee (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: Exclusive nine-home community featuring oversized homesites Builders: Jones Homes USA, 407-988-3240 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $300s Notes: Choose from a variety of cutting-edge, single-family home designs in a pristine Florida setting; surrounded by everything that makes the Lake Nona area such a desirable place to live; no HOA fees.

Segovia 1250 Myers Road, Kissimmee, FL 34743 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Ventura (C); Parkway (B); Gateway (C) Amenities: An exclusive community of only 83 homesites Builders: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3472 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s Notes: Spacious floorplans ranging from 1,349 to 2,798 square feet; near Florida’s Turnpike and the Central Florida GreeneWay; a short drive to downtown Orlando; convenient to Lake Toho and the attractions.

Turtle Creek South Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771 • drhorton.com, dreamfindershomes.com, khov.com

Schools/Grades: Lakeview (C); Narcoossee (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: Resort-style pool, cabana, tot lot Builders: D.R. Horton Homes, 407-593-2813; K Hovnanian® Homes, 407-279-3324; DreamFindersHomes, 904.738.0165 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s Notes: Easy access to Florida’s Turnpike and S.R. 417; just minutes from Lake Nona’s Medical City and St. Cloud’s Waterfront Park on Lake Toho.

Westerly

5715 Nova Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771 • richmondamerican.com, drhorton.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (C); Narcoossee (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: A quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of city living Builders: Richmond American Homes, 321-287-6288; D.R. Horton, 844-509-7696 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Minutes from the heart of downtown St. Cloud, Harmony Square and other shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities; easy access to major thoroughfares including S.R. 417 and S.R. 528 (the Beachline), putting downtown Orlando, the theme parks, Lake Nona’s Medical City and the Atlantic beaches within easy reach.

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Lake County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Ardmore Reserve Blarney Street, Minneola, FL 34715 • dreamfindershomes.com, hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (A); Lake Minneola (B) Builders: Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165; Hanover Family Builders, 407-965-2274 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $300s Notes: Located in the rolling hills of Minneola, close to elementary and high schools and just minutes from shopping, restaurants and indoor and outdoor entertainment options, including the Minneola Athletic Complex and the South Lake Trail.

Bentwood 35110 Sweet Leaf Lane, Leesburg, FL 34788 • drhorton.com

Schools/Grades: Treadway (B); Tavares (C); Tavares (B) Amenities: Park with pond view, meditation benches, picnic tables, grills, swing set Builders: D.R. Horton Express Homes, 844-509-7696 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Naturally wooded community; easy access to Highway 441 and S.R. 44, oversized homesites, many abutting conservation areas; nearby recreation includes parks, shopping, dining, golf, boating, fishing and a movie theater.

Cypress Oaks Oglethorpe Drive, Groveland, FL 34736 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Groveland (C); Clermont (B); South Lake (C) Amenities: Lakefront community pool and cabana Builders: Hanover Family Builders, 407-871-3394 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $230s Notes: Easy access to S.R. 27, S.R. 50 and Florida’s Turnpike; adjacent to the South Lake Trail and near historic downtown Clermont.

RedTail 21600 Covered Bridge Lane, Sorrento, FL 32776 • redtailclub.com, arthurrutenberghomes.com, vintageestatehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Spring Creek Charter (B); Mount Dora (B); Mount Dora (B) Amenities: Golf, pool, clubhouse, fitness center, playground, tennis court, tot lot Builders: Arthur Rutenberg Homes, 352-735-3472; Vintage Estate Homes, 407-462-5671 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $400s Notes: Beautiful rural setting; 7,152-yard, Dave Harman-designed golf course; 10-acre practice facility; two practice putting greens; full-time PGA professionals on staff.

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Reserve at Minneola 1020 Wax Myrtle Avenue, Minneola, FL 34715 • lennar.com

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (A); Lake Minneola (B) Amenities: Resort-style community pool Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-487-4347 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$260s Notes: Walking distance to elementary and high schools; minutes from shopping, restaurants and major highways; located next to Minneola Athletic Complex.

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Sawgrass Bay Sawgrass Bay Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34714 • drhorton.com, homedynamics.com

Schools/Grades: Sawgrass Bay (C); Windy Hill (B); East Ridge (B) Amenities: Nature trails, playground, pool and cabana, conservation Builders: D.R. Horton and Express Homes, 352-989-4882; Home Dynamics, 352-988-5955 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $200s Notes: Near Chain of Lakes, Lake Louisa State Park and Lakeridge Winery; 25 miles west of downtown Orlando; Sawgrass Bay Elementary School on site; close to championship golf courses.

The Canyons at Highland Ranch 516 Bellflower Way, Clermont, FL 34715 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (A); Lake Minneola (B) Amenities: Park, pool, cabana, splash pad, mail kiosk, pet stations and four miles of walking trails Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 352-415-4235 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $250s Notes: Three beautiful collections of homes are offered; easy access to the 7-mile South Lake Trail; five public golf courses nearby.

Venezia 202 Messina Place, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737 • dreamfindershomes.com

Schools/Grades: Astatula (C); Tavares; (C); Tavares (B) Amenities: Oversized homesites, marsh and preserve views Builders: Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s Notes: Walking distance from a recreational lake; close to many golf courses and Lakeridge Winery.

Windsong 5512 Windsong Oak Drive, Leesburg, FL 34748 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Leesburg (C); Oak Park (C); Leesburg (C) Amenities: Pool and cabana, playground, dedicated natural conservation areas Builders: Hanover Family Builders, 407-871-3422 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Only 3.4 miles to Florida’s Turnpike and U.S. 27; nestled among the rolling hills for which Lake County is known.

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VOLUSIA COUNTY - SELECTED NEW-HOME COMMUNITIES

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Volusia County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Bentley Green 2406 Oxmoor Drive, DeLand, FL 32724 • mattamyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: Freedom (C); DeLand (B); DeLand (C) Amenities: Pool, cabana, parks Builders: Mattamy Homes, 386-401-5939 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $230s Notes: Well-appointed single-family homes in historic DeLand; close to restaurants, antique shopping and Stetson University.

Sawyer’s Landing Model nearby at: 134 No Name Key Drive, DeLand, FL 32720 • marondahomes.com

Schools/Grades: Freedom (C); DeLand (B); DeLand (C) Amenities: Oversized homesites Builders: Maronda Homes, 866-617-3803 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s Notes: Historic DeLand is home to Stetson University and unique shopping, dining and museums as well as memorable festivals.

POLK COUNTY - SELECTED NEW-HOME COMMUNITIES

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Polk County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Lake Lucerne 108 Sunfish Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33881 • kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Fred G. Garner (C); Denison (C); Winter Haven (I) Amenities: Near Lake Eva Park and Lake Eva Beach Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family homes, from the high $190s Notes: Near 50 lakes for fishing, boating and skiing; convenient to employers, including Winter Haven Hospital and Publix corporate headquarters; near resorts, including Legoland Florida Resort and Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo; easy access to shopping and dining in Winter Haven; convenient to U.S. 27 and Polk Parkway.

Providence 131 Chadwick Drive, Davenport, FL 33837 • providenceflorida.com

Schools/Grades: Loughman Oaks (C); Shelley S. Boone (C); Ridge Community (C) Amenities: Gated, master-planned golf course community with clubhouse and restaurant, resortstyle pool, tennis courts, fitness center, volleyball court, children’s playground and picnic area Builders: ABD Development Company, 863-427-7528; Lennar 877-821-4943; D.R. Horton 863-420-3121; Emerald Homes, 863-420-8951; Park Square Homes, 407-529-3425; FID Capital Group, 407-868-0186 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s; golf club villas, from the low $300s Notes: Michael Dasher-designed 18-hole championship golf course; exclusive waterfront and golf course homesites available. winter 2019

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Summers Corner 1200 Dunson Road, Davenport, FL 33896 • drhorton.com, richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy K-8 (C); Ridge Community (C) Amenities: Community pool Builders: D.R. Horton, 863-353-8209; Richmond American Homes, 407-287-6289 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Near I-4; Posner Park Mall is five minutes away.

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