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Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!

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Palm Shores

1 East Lane, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850

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Quiet Lakefront 55+ Mobile Home Community of Palm Shores in Lake Alfred, Florida is Nicely Kept and Has Pretty Water Views

Between Tampa and Orlando in central Florida, Lake Alfred is the site of Palm Shores, an established 55+ mobile home community with 94 residencs. All homes are light colored and neatly lined up in rows. Streets are paved, and lawns are tidy. There are no sidewalks.

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The development sits along one of the town lakes and has pretty water views. Some homes sit next to the community's private canal, which leads directly to the lake. These properties have a boat slip.

Amenities include a 2,600 square foot recreation hall, six shuffleboard courts and a nice picnic area. Boating and fishing make up many a resident's day. Planned events happen during the high season (November through April) and include pancake breakfasts, sing-a-longs and potluck dinners.

Home prices start at around $17,000, and the lot fee is approximately $350 to $450 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor or Palm Shores as they may change.

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Visit www.palmshores.com for more information.

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Florida:

Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.

International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.

Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands spread across 10 acres.

The state has 1,250 more golf courses than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.

Florida, particularly the Keys and the Gulf Coast, were struck by Category 4 Hurricane Irma in early September, 2017. Towns will rebuild, perhaps this time with climate change in mind, making them safer and better equipped to handle major hurricanes going forward.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439 

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 87% 

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27% 

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24% 

White persons, not Hispanic - 58% 

Median household income - $47,525 

Median home value - $159,900 

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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