Attractions, Recreation & Amenities – Living in St. Cloud, FL
Imagine living in a beautiful community filled with amenities and sparkling lake views near Lake Nona, Kissimmee and Orlando’s best attractions. Welcome home to Gramercy Farms, a neighborhood of St. Cloud, FL homes for sale where you’ll enjoy a quiet and comfortable life away from the noise and traffic of the city, yet you’re just a quick drive away from everyday conveniences, local recreation and Orlando attractions.
Live a Short Drive Away from Orlando Attractions and Recreation
Life in St.Cloud is charming and peaceful, as well as vibrant. Like many Florida cities, St. Cloud is well-known for its balmy climate allowing residents and vacationers alike to enjoy outdoor attractions and recreation year-round. While you can drive an hour to the east to find sand and sun at Melbourne Beach, there are great inland beaches much closer to your new home. One of the best inland beaches is just 5 miles away at Lakefront Park, on the shores of East Lake Tohopekaliga. Lakefront Park features fluffy white sand, a splash pad for the kids, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, a bike path, volleyball court, and fishing, along with waterfront dining at Orlando’s only location of Crabby Bill’s Seafood restaurant.
If tubing, snorkeling, or floating down a free-flowing natural lazy river is on the agenda, take a drive about an hour north to Rock Springs and Kelly Park. The free-flowing natural spring is sparkling crystal clear and a consistent 68-degrees year round, and the swift Rock Creek run is popular with tubers. Or, take a paddle down the Canoe Trail which flows approximately 10 miles to another famous park and natural spring, Wekiwa Springs State Park. Along with swimming in the spring, or canoeing the Wekiva River, you’ll experience stunning landscapes and wildlife. The 700-acre park offers 13-miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, campgrounds, and the unique and lively Wekiva Island, an indoor/outdoor recreation complex with watersports, events, dining, and craft beer and wine offerings.
Speaking of hiking, at Peghorn Nature Park just 5 miles from your home in St. Cloud, you can get lost in the beauty of the wilderness with 58-acres of habitat and trails exploring Florida’s eco-heritage. You’re likely to see wildlife such as birds, alligators and river otters, and there is a beautiful butterfly garden to explore. In addition to the refreshing taste of Mother Nature, journey through the authentic Florida Cracker Village with buildings from the late 1800s to modern day showcasing Florida heritage.
Parks and recreation not only hold strong economic value, but they have health benefits and social importance as well. The local St. Cloud BMX course is proof of both. Despite its cool persona, BMX racing is considered a family sport. It’s a perfect time for families to bond and get outside for fun activity! Another local parks and rec favorite is OP Johnson Park which provides opportunities for physical activity, and more importantly, is a reflection of the quality of life within this community. This park provides a gathering place for family and friends, whether it is on the playground, basketball court, or barbecuing at the picnic pavilion area. OP Johnson Park is peaceful and perfect for all outdoor activities; it also provides a great sense of pride to the community.
Your home at Gramercy Farms is also convenient to both Highway 192 and the Florida Turnpike for easy travel to nearby Kissimmee, Lake Nona, Downtown Orlando, and Orlando theme parks. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Old Town Kissimmee are all within 30 miles of your new home at Gramercy Farms. Orlando International Airport is 22 miles away, making it simple to travel and enjoy worldwide attractions.
In addition to the variety of recreation and attractions close to home, you can enjoy recreation just steps from your front door with the fantastic community amenities at Gramercy Farms! Within the neighborhood, enjoy after school trips to the playground, playing pickup games at the basketball court, taking furry friends to the dog park, or just sitting back and enjoying a snack at the pavilion and picnic tables.
Ponds and wetland conservation make for beautiful views in your neighborhood, and even from inside your home with a limited-number of premium waterfront home sites available!
From Unique Boutiques to Premium Outlets, Restaurants to Grocers
Downtown St. Cloud is ripe with history and pleasant little streets to tour such as California, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee Avenues. Downtown is often referred to as the antique capital of Osceola County because it is filled with quaint, locally owned businesses.
Living in St. Cloud, you’ll find unique shops featuring antiques, appliances, clocks, furniture, arts and crafts, and much more. It truly has a hometown feel! And of course, just twenty miles northwest are several popular shopping malls and outlets such as The LOOP-Kissimmee, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.
When you have an appetite, head to downtown St. Cloud where restaurants serve everything from country favorites to healthy salads and range from tea rooms to a diverse number of cafes. The best-rated restaurant is Val’s Rapid SVC, serving legendary burgers, fries and shakes. This take-out, drive-in restaurant literally makes you feel like you’re back in the 1950s. Coyote Moone Grille and White Horse also rank high as local favorite restaurants and serve American food, as well as vegetarian friendly and gluten-free options.
For cooking at home, shopping is a pleasure at Publix, Winn-Dixie, and local farmer’s markets less than 5 miles away from home.
Students living in this community attend Hickory Tree Elementary, St. Cloud Middle and Harmony High schools. The public education system in the area is superb with GreatSchools.org ranking St. Cloud Middle and Hickory Tree Elementary as two of the top-rated schools in St. Cloud.
Named the top community college in the United States by Aspen Institute, Valencia College (Osceola Campus) gives students an opportunity to embrace college education with flexible scheduling and online courses which make it simple to earn a degree on your terms. This campus is small and peaceful when compared to other college campuses, and with the DirectConnect to UCF program, Valencia students can take UCF courses at the Valencia Osceola campus and are guaranteed admission to a bachelor’s degree program at UCF.
Health and Well-Being
Near St. Cloud, FL homes for sale at Gramercy Farm, you have convenient access to excellent healthcare. Lake Nona’s Medical City is a premier location for medical care, research and education, and is home to UCF’s Health Sciences campus. Also located nearby is the Florida Hospital Kissimmee, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and the Osceola Regional Medical Center.
New Homes Designed for Your Life
Whether you are seeking three bedrooms or five, we can build the home you’ve been dreaming of at Gramercy Farms. Choose from more than 10 beautiful home plans featuring 1,538 to 2,439 square feet of living space with three to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car or three-car garage. Available home designs offer modern open living areas, gourmet kitchens and luxurious master suites. In addition, most homes include a covered lanai for your outdoor living enjoyment – select one of the premium waterfront home sites for backyard privacy and to enjoy beautiful nature views!
When building your new home with Highland Homes, not only do you select your ideal home site and home plan, you have the opportunity to personalize your new home to your unique style and needs. At the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, a professional designer will help you choose from a wide variety of included options and luxurious upgrades to design every room in your new home. This home design opportunity is available for all St. Cloud home buyers, whether you are on a tight budget or ready to invest in the luxurious home finishes you’ve been dreaming of.
Introductory pricing on St. Cloud homes in this exciting community starts from the $210’s, and our in-community information center will be opening soon. In the meantime, to take advantage of affordable introductory pricing and for the best selection of available home sites, schedule your VIP appointment with an Orlando New Home Specialist by calling 407-630-9800 or visiting the Highland Homes website today!