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Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!

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Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club

100 Plantation Bay Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174

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Large, Gated and Manicured, Plantation Bay is Popular with Baby Boomers and Has Condos, Town Homes, Single Family Homes, 45 Holes of Golf, 10 Tennis Courts, Resort-Style Swimming Pools and More

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club is a large, beautiful master planned community in Ormond Beach, Florida. Construction started in the late-1980s and continues today. At completion, the development should have 5,000 homes spread across 3,600 acres (1,500 homes are already here). Although it is open to all ages, Plantation Bay has a large baby boomer contingent.

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Residences include condominiums, town houses and single family homes. The condos are the oldest housing stock and are in two story buildings. Each unit has about 1,600 square feet. The town homes have about 1,500 square feet to 1,750 square feet. The single family homes have approximately 1,700 square feet to nearly 6,000 square feet and boast more than three dozen floor plans. Architectural style include Mediterranean and contemporary, Spanish Colonial. Manicured lawns, nicely tended gardens and tall palms trees are standard.The gated, manned entry ensures a sense of security.

Prices begin in the mid-$100,000s and reach into the millions. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change.

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This is a country club community but membership is only required if homeowners want to use the amenities. These are extensive and include two 18 hole golf courses, a nine hole golf course, two resort-style swimming pools, 10 tennis courts, miles of walking trails, a large fitness center and more. There are three membership levels, so residents can choose how active they want to be.

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Visit www.plantationbaygolf.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/y8endgfq for listings.

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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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