Orlando is the land of theme parks and adventure! When you’re not exploring one of the many amusement parks, you can spend your days at the golf courses, art museums, beaches, and famous restaurants. While many consider Orlando merely a tourist destination, the city has seen steady growth over the years as more folks relocate and call The City Beautiful home. Looking to move here as well? Check out these top-rated master planned communities in the area.
Tohoqua is a master planned community located just 25 miles south of downtown Orlando. With builders like Mattamy Homes offering more than ten floor plans starting in the mid $200s, folks will be able to live a life of luxury at an affordable price tag. Amenities include a fitness center, the Clubhouse for special events, multiple sports courts, and plenty of open greenspace. There’s an activity for everyone in Tohoqua! Sandwiched in between Lake Tohopekaliga and East Lake Tohopekaliga, residents enjoy a waterside morning run or paddling across blue waters on a sunny day.
The community of Bellalago awaits you! Located 33 miles south of downtown Orlando, Bellalago offers charming, Mediterranean-style housing with lakeside views. The builders here are ready to construct your dream home; Taylor Morrison leads the pack with sixteen different floor plans and prices starting in the upper $200s. Spend your mornings walking along the Lake Tohopekaliga boardwalk, or working up a sweat at the enormous lifestyle center. All of your food and shopping needs are easily met at the Villages Shoppes at Bellalago, located just outside the community.
Located along the outskirts of Orlando and approximately 20 miles from the city’s downtown, Lake Nona prides itself on being a community of and for the future. Ponds surround the community, offering residents constant views of water wherever they look. Well-known builders such as Pulte Homes provide folks with more than a dozen floor plans; prices start in the lower $300s, with features such as extra storage room and up to seven bedrooms. Forty percent of the community is dedicated to open green space, and residents have their pick of multiple community parks. A fan of homegrown food? Take a look at the community garden!
Storey Lake is a Kissimmee community 20 miles south of downtown Orlando. The builders at Lennar lead development here; residents have their choice of multiple home collections, each with their own distinct floor plans. One collection, The Terraces Condominiums, has six floor plans starting in the low $200s. With a resort-style pool and full fitness center, life here will feel like a permanent vacation! The community’s close proximity to entertainment sources such as dinner theaters, a safari, and a golf club means your next adventure is just around the corner.
Enjoy a life of sunshine at Sunbridge! Located 26 miles from downtown Orlando, Sunbridge is a new master planned community with one neighborhood already developed, and more in the works. The first neighborhood, Del Webb, is an active adult community for those aged 55 and older. The Del Webb builders offer a variety of floor plans, with prices starting into the mid $200s. With an onsite tavern, luxurious clubhouse, and a full-time Lifestyle Director on site, Sunbridge invites you to live your golden years in style.
Similar to Sunbridge, Trilogy Orlando is another active adult master planned community. Located 30 miles west of downtown Orlando, Trilogy Orlando is surrounded by a multitude of lakes, including Deacon Lake Wildlife Refuge. Primarily developed by Shea Homes, folks have their choice of seven floor plans starting in the mid $200s. There are activities geared toward every sort of interest; from billiards rooms, art studios, a culinary studio, and plenty of greenspace, you’ll never experience a dull moment. Looking for fun outside of the community? Check out the nearby vineyards and golf resorts!
22 miles south of Orlando, Tapestry is a thriving community on the outskirts of downtown Kissimmee. Folks here enjoy boating and fishing along Kissimmee Lakefront Park, gathering together in the open-air veranda, and dancing the night away at the ballroom. Mattamy Homes offers five floor plans starting in the mid $300s, with up to four bedrooms available. Students here are zoned into the high-performing Osceola County School District, and parents have the option to place their children into one of the nearby charter schools.
Hamlin is located 20 miles west of downtown Orlando. This lakeside community offers world-class amenities like a luxurious movie theater, bustling town center, waterfront eateries, and more. Builders like Taylor Morrison are ready to help you construct your dream home, with multiple floor plans and prices starting in the mid $300s. Surrounded by lakes and parks, folks here can enjoy picturesque views while on their morning jog. The surrounding area has dozens of restaurants and retail stores, all a convenient walk or short drive away.
Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.