Take a tour inside The Lakes at Harmony’s Active Adult Recreation Center

The Lakes at Harmony is a wonderful addition to our master-planned community and is specifically designed for those 55+. From fully customizable homes built by CalAtlantic Homes to our brand new dedicated recreation center, our residents in The Lakes are able to access these amenities year-round. From craft rooms to a sunset gazebo, we made sure our residents at The Lakes have access to any recreational resources that they could ever want or need! Not to mention a dedicated activities director, who coordinates everything from pool parties, water Zumba, potluck get togethers, art classes and more! Let’s take a look inside our new active adult recreation center with Ralph, our activities director.   Eager for more information on our Central Florida active adult community? Check out our social media pages, or learn more about our 55+ community in Florida by scheduling a tour...

Why a move-in ready home in Harmony might be the perfect fit for you!

  So you’re looking to sell your home and move on to a new adventure. Whether you buy a new construction home or an older home, the type of home you choose will have a significant effect on the amount of care and attention you will have to devote to your new home. When it comes to new construction homes, the cost of maintenance is significantly lower compared to the time spent on renovations with an older home. We’re exploring a few reasons why buying a move-in-ready home in Harmony, like Meritage homes, can help save you time and money in the long run. Personalization without the hassle When you’re building a home, the amount of personalization is completely up to you. Working with builders like Meritage, you're able to choose from customizable floor plans that best suit your needs. You’ll also be able to prioritize upgrades based on your lifestyle. The possibilities are endless. A general rule of thumb; the older the home, the more upkeep it will have. Not to mention, older homes that require some sort of construction renovation could be delayed significantly. Most often than not, construction timelines are extended and require you to dig deeper into your pockets. Move-in ready means more time for you Arguably the biggest benefit to buying a move-in ready home is the time you will save! Less time and effort spent on renovations and more time spent on making your house a home. Move-in-ready means no surprises. It’s important to ask yourself what you want to spend your time and energy on: enjoying your new home or maintaining your home's condition.  A new construction home...

Harmony Golf Preserve, a one stop shop

The Harmony Golf Preserve is perfect for those who love golfing and spending time outdoors! Nestled in the heart of our master-planned community in Orlando, the course stretches over 260 acres and wraps around wetlands, trees, meadows, and ponds. Our recently renovated course makes it a challenging and rewarding experience for any golfer. It's also one of the only Johnny Miller Signature design courses in Florida! From lessons to shopping, the Harmony Golf Preserve is a one stop shop for our residents! See how you can take advantage of the Harmony Golf Preserve as a resident of Harmony, Florida below.     Lessons are available for all levels  Our master-planned community golf course offers lessons for any skill level. With private lessons, group lessons, clinics, golf schools, and junior academy programs, there's something for everyone! Our instructional staff will make the experience enjoyable as they teach beginners about the game and help more advanced golfers reach their personal goals. We also offer practice facilities for our students, so they can perfect their skills privately before they head out on the green to play the real game. If you've never played before or would like to learn more about golfing, now is a great time to try it out at the Harmony Golf Preserve. Get tips from the pros The course also features a Pro Shop offering a wide selection of apparel, accessories, and equipment. The pros are more than willing to help you find the perfect gear to use on the green. Looking for gifts or tournament prizes? They can show you our custom items featuring our logo. It's also a great way...

The history behind master-planned communities

People are drawn to master-planned communities for a variety of reasons – architectural style, location, builders, or amenities. But a sense of community is one of the commonalities among those who decide to relocate to a master-planned community like Harmony. Residents like that they can get to know their neighbors and can interact with them through community activities. It’s wonderful to know that someone is there to keep the community in top shape, and the variety of price points and architectural home styles are things that attract all types of people. So how did these modern master-planned communities get their start? We’re sharing the history behind the master-planned community below! Many think master-planned communities are a relatively new phenomenon. The concept of master-planned communities, however, is hardly new. The earliest known master-planned communities date back to about 400 B.C. in Miletus, Greece. Over a millennium later, the birth of the modern master-planned community is in the city of London, after the great fire of 1666. What most of us think of when we hear “master-planned community” though, began in the U.S. in Radburn, New Jersey. This phenomenon caught steam in the 1980s with the birth of what was called New Urbanism. Florida was home to one of the first communities following the concept of New Urbanism. Seaside, Florida, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, began in 1981. The 80-acre community is considered one of the best examples of a walkable community with a mix of commercial and residential structures. Sustainability, walkability, diversity of architecture and people, and traditional neighborhood structure are at the heart of what makes...

Perks of buying a new construction home for retirement

Finally reaching retirement is a milestone that’s worth celebrating. During this exciting time, you’re faced with many decisions, including where you want to live during these golden years. Whether you decide on a 55+ community or a residential home, the type of home you choose will have a significant effect on the amount of care and attention you will have to devote to your new home. When it comes to new construction homes, the cost of maintenance is significantly lower. The majority of active adult communities in Central Florida, as well as across the US, are comprised of new construction homes. We’re exploring a few reasons why buying a new construction home can help save you money (and time!) in the long run. Personal touch When you’re building a home from the ground up, the amount of personalization is completely up to you. Working with builders like CalAtlantic, you're able to choose from customizable floor plans that best suit your needs. You’ll also be able to prioritize upgrades. Maybe you’re looking for a chef-worthy kitchen or updated floors; the possibilities are endless and up to you!   Maintenance costs The older the home, the more upkeep it will have. Why spend time maintaining your home's condition when you should be enjoying your new retirement?  A new construction home enables you to devote more time doing what you want. Whether that’s traveling, spending time with family and friends or picking up a new hobby. New construction standards are far more advanced than they were in the past. The goal of these homes is simple; empower the homeowners to enjoy their...