See how we make safety a priority in our active adult community 

In the past, we’ve explored why master-planned communities are safe for children. From community schools to friendly neighborhoods, you can always have peace of mind that your children are safe in a master-planned community like Harmony! Our community isn’t just safe for children, though. We’re exploring how our active adult community is a safe place to spend your retired years! Gated community When you think of retirement, traveling is probably one of the top activities that comes to mind. Whether it's internationally or within the United States, being far from home shouldn't cause you to worry. Having the peace of mind that your home is only accessible to those who are living within your community is priceless. A gated entrance also gives you the ability to have a warning of who is actually coming to "pop by" for a visit. This can help with solicitors, too. Since cars must come to a full stop to call into the neighborhood, a gated entrance also results in less speeding in the neighborhood. Sidewalks/Walkability The Lakes' walkability is a perk that many residents take full advantage of. The sidewalks throughout Harmony are specifically designed with safety in mind. There are plenty of street lights and open pathways that allow you to feel safe even on foot in your neighborhood. Not to mention, walking later in life can result in many health benefits! Maintenance-free living Arguably one of the biggest perks for The Lakes residents is our maintenance-free living. An alarming number of accidents occur in the 55+ demographic when it comes to yard work or maintenance around the house. You won’t have to...

Builders spotlight: CalAtlantic Homes

The Lakes at Harmony, our active adult community, is full of homes and amenities that everyone can enjoy. From the pristine and protected lakes, to hiking over 12 miles of maintained trails through Harmony, to meeting friends for a round of golf at the Harmony Golf Preserve, and so much more, Harmony’s amenities and homes are second to none. All of the homes in Harmony, FL – including The Lakes – are built with eco-friendly construction standards and offer floor plans that keep your needs in mind during the best years of your life. In the second edition of our builders spotlight, we’re highlighting CalAtlantic Homes. CalAtlantic is our active adult community's exclusive home builder. Ryland Homes and Standard Pacific merged, with nearly 100 years of combined experience, to form one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, CalAtlantic Homes. With this experience comes thoughtfully designed communities all over the U.S. The homes in The Lakes are no exception! Each is built with innovative home design, outstanding quality, eco-friendly standards, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. CalAtlantic isn’t there to just sell you a home, they are with you every step of the way to help create a home that’s your perfect match. In The Lakes' new model home center, you have the opportunity to see CalAtlantic's six beautiful model homes, each designed with active adults' needs in mind. It's low maintenance, safe living for the best years of your life! As with all Harmony homes, CalAtlantic’s homes are all efficiently designed to help conserve the Earth's resources and provide more comfort to you and your family. Their homes also meet and exceed...

The Lakes has amenties that will keep you active and healthy

The Lakes, a 55+ active adult community, is Harmony’s newest addition. This community is home to a slew of amenities that can help keep you active and healthy at a crucial time in your life. Regular physical activity can relieve tension, anxiety, depression, and anger. A recent study showed that adults who watch more than four hours of television per day have an 80% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Replace those four hours with a low impact and fun activity like tennis or pickleball, and you can greatly improve your overall health and longevity. Let’s look at a few reasons why these sports are beneficial to those 55+. Tennis is often referred to as the “sport for a lifetime”, but don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a racket before. The Lakes offers tennis lessons and group classes for those who wish to learn. Tennis is low-impact, burns more calories than most other exercises, and helps improve mobility.  Tennis also lowers your blood pressure with its cardiovascular activity that is critical in preventing heart attacks and heart disease. Research has shown that the most effective effective methods of staying in shape involve taking up activities that not only get our hearts pumping, but that are also so fun and engaging, like tennis! Pickleball, which looks very similar to tennis, is also a great sport that has some serious health benefits. Playing pickleball can boost your mood and overall mental health, burn calories, and causes fewer injuries due to the low-impact nature of the game. Pickleball specifically works on your balance and agility, and it also offers the same benefits of regular...

Is an Active Adult Community right for me?

If you’re in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, an active adult community could be exactly what you’re looking for in this stage of your life. So what exactly is an active adult community, and why should you want to live in one? An active adult community is a development that offers relatively maintenance-free living for people 55 and older.   However, an active adult community isn’t just a run-of-the-mill development; it’s a lifestyle, with “active” being the key word. These are not assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. Now that we’re clear on exactly what an active adult community is, here are a few reasons why an active adult community might be the right choice for you! Foster new relationships. There are plenty of advantages when you live in a community with an age restriction (like The Lakes at Harmony); one perk is connecting with others in your age range. It’s important to distinguish between "age-restricted” communities, which typically require that 80 percent of homeowners be at least 55, and "age-targeted” communities, which simply market to the 55+ crowd. Ease of living. Whether you're in the apex of your career or enjoying retirement, your lifestyle in a community like this is entirely up to you. The homes within our new active adult community, The Lakes, are designed with you and your future in mind, and our beautiful homes are available within any budget. Theses homes are relatively maintenance free! Less time spent on maintenance = more time for you to enjoy your new home. Convenience. The Lakes at Harmony is a perfect blend of city and country life. You’re close enough to the...

Active Adult Communities: 6 things to consider

Are you retired? Close to retirement? Have you worked hard all your life, raised a family, ready to finally relax? Or, perhaps you’re at the apex of your career. Either way, if you’re in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, an active adult community could be for you. So what’s an active adult community anyway? It’s a development that offers relatively maintenance-free living for people 55 and older. “Age-restricted” communities typically require that 80 percent of homeowners be at least 55. “Age-targeted” communities, on the other hand, simply market to the 55+ crowd. However, an active adult community isn’t just a run-of-the-mill development; it’s a lifestyle, with “active” being the key word. These are not assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. And by no means are children (especially grandchildren!) barred from these developments. Rather, they simply are communities of people in the same stage of life who enjoy the ease and leisure of resort-style living. Here are 6 things to consider when checking out an active adult community.1. What are the amenities? (And who can use them?)An average 55+ community has a pool, gym, golf course, and an activities center (more on that next). Some have libraries, tennis courts, and even spas. Again, your grandkids (and friends) are probably welcome to enjoy the amenities with you when they’re visiting. But make sure to inquire about the hours of operations and guest policies. Many communities are gated and require access cards or keys to enter these pseudo-public places. The Lakes Recreation Center rendering . This 6,200 square foot facility includes multipurpose rooms, a fitness center, and a pool will be exclusive to the...