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Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!

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GlenLakes

9000 GlenLakes Boulevard, Weeki Wachee, Florida 34613

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GlenLakes is a Gated Community in Weeki Wachee, Florida and Features a Golf Course, Lush Landscaping and Single Family Homes

Glen Lakes is a large, master-planned golf course community in Weeki Wachee, Florida. Construction began in the early 1990s and continues today. At build out, it should have 1,500 single family homes spread across 1,400 lush subtropical acres.

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The community is divided into villages, each with its own flavor. Alexander Homes, Palmwood Builders and Arthur Rutenberg were early builders; today Addison Homes is the primary builder. There are custom homes and smaller maintenance-free homes, which are popular with baby boomers. These have floor plans with 1,620 square feet to 2,345 square feet, two to three bedrooms, two to three baths, an attached garage and included lawn care and exterior maintenance. Many newer homes feature Mediterranean-style architecture. Ponds and lakes dot the development, so many homes have a water view. Other properties look out upon woods or the golf course.

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Prices begin in the mid-$l00,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices are subject to change.

The gateway is manned 24/7, providing a sense of security. In addition to the 18 hole championship golf course, residents enjoy a clubhouse with a bar, a grille, an arts and crafts studio, a fitness center. There are also tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a swimming pool, a spa and more.

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Visit www.glenlakes.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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