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  • Victoria Gardens, DeLand, Florida

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Deland  |  May 25, 2011 11:30 AM  |  2,872 views  |  1 comment
    Victoria Gardens, Florida active adultA popular active adult community near Orlando, Florida is Victoria Gardens by Shea Homes. Located just 30 miles north of Orlando in the historic town of DeLand, this beautiful community offers world-class amenities and the exciting Shea Homes lifestyle. While the majority of homeowners are age 55 or better, community guidelines state that up to 20% of residents can be between the ages of 50-54.

    Victoria Gardens is one component of the larger Victoria Park master planned community which is comprised of four separate neighborhoods. The Victoria Gardens portion is the only age-restricted community within Victoria Park. Planned for 1,070 homes, Victoria Gardens offers both single-family and attached villa style floor plans. There are a total of 16 floor plans to choose from, 2 of which are attached villas. Prices range from the high $100’s to the mid $400’s.

    The amenities of this popular Florida active adult community include a beautiful clubhouse of over 20,000 square feet. Features within the clubhouse include a variety of spaces to socialize such as the billiards room, card room, arts & crafts room or pottery room. To grab a casual bite to eat for lunch or dinner, the Gardens Café is the perfect spot. There is also a library with computer access and a grand ballroom perfect for holiday parties, large community events, seminars and more. Other features include a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and bocce ball courts plus a beautiful heated outdoor swimming pool. Throughout the community over 400 acres of land are designated as conservation areas ensuring residents have numerous opportunities to get a glimpse at beautiful wildlife right outside their door.

    Another fabulous feature of the Victoria Gardens community is the stunning Victoria Hills Golf Club. This amazing course is an 18-hole, par 72 masterpiece designed by Ron Garl. Named as one of the “Top 50 Public Courses in America” by Golf Worlds magazine, the course is an exciting challenge for players of all levels.

    Shea Homes is known for developing beautiful communities filled with luxury amenities and finely crafted homes. Victoria Gardens holds up their reputation in every area including the vibrant social lifestyle. The community’s full-time activities director ensures there is always something on the social calendar every day of the week. Residents enjoy a wide variety of special interest clubs and numerous activities all of which help facilitate a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Aside from the amenities within the community, the town of DeLand and surrounding areas offer a wealth of recreational opportunities. Orlando’s Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are just a short 30-minute drive away. Daytona Beach is also nearby offering entertainment for all ages, famous beaches, NASCAR races and more. Residents enjoy fabulous shopping, dining, entertainment, golf, health care and more, all just minutes from Victoria Gardens.

    For more information and photos of this and other FL active adult retirement communities please visit 55Places.com. To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below.

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