Recreation Opportunities Abound Near Auburndale New Homes
The city of Auburndale, located in Polk County, Florida, is the perfect blend of small-town charm with access to big-city amenities. Auburndale homeowners enjoy suburban life in a beautiful setting, where neighbors know each other and children grow up with friends that become extended family. In this quaint atmosphere, you are only 2.1 miles from I-4, which grants easy access to the big cities of Orlando, Tampa, and (the bigger city of) Lakeland. And of course, Auburndale provides plenty of everyday conveniences, attractions, employment centers, and recreation destinations just minutes from your front door!
If this sounds like the perfect place to call home, you’ll be pleased to know we’re now building new homes in Auburndale at Juliana Village! Nestled off SR 559, between the shores of Lake Juliana and Lake Mattie, Juliana Village is a beautiful, gated community offering luxurious new homes on spacious home sites with introductory pricing from the $250’s.
Recreation Options in Auburndale
Living in Auburndale makes it easy to get outdoors and be active! The city offers a variety of trails for hiking, walking, running, and biking. The most popular pathway is the Auburndale TECO Trail, a 5.5-mile multi-use trail that was constructed along a former railway line and connects Auburndale to Polk City, where it joins the General James A. Van Fleet Trail.
The city is also home to several lakes that allow for plenty of water sports fun, and homes at Juliana Village are nestled right between Lakes Juliana and Mattie for your water sports enjoyment! The Lake Juliana boat ramp just 0.2 miles from your front door, making it easy to enjoy an afternoon on the water. If you’re new to water sports, you can also visit nearby Ski Fluid for coaching and lessons. For those with more experience, Action Watersports has plenty of gear to get you on the water fast, from kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to all kinds of water sport accessories! The city is also home to the USA Training Center, a water sports complex and elite cable park.
For even more outdoor fun, visit any one of Auburndale’s parks, such as Freedom Park, with a children’s playground and places for grilling, or Lake Myrtle Sports Park, a sports complex with multiple fields and tournaments taking place year-round. And you can’t forget to let man’s best friend get his exercise! Take Fido to the Auburndale Dog Park, complete with play equipment and small and large dog play areas.
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
The city of Auburndale offers hometown opportunities for dining out, shopping and staying entertained. Whether you want an action-packed night of fun or a relaxing family-friendly dinner, Auburndale has something for everyone!
For unique entertainment, fly high at Fantasy of Flight, an airline museum and event center, or walk on the wild side at Genesis Zoology Center and Wildlife Rescue, a non-profit wildlife rehab center that rescues both exotic animals and native Florida wildlife. And, world-class attractions are just a short drive away! LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven is only 15 miles from home, Walt Disney World Resort is 25 miles, and Universal Orlando Resort is only a 34 mile, or about 40 minute, drive.
If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, you have to visit International Market World, a Central Florida flea market destination filled with music, food, shopping, laughter, and more than 1,200 different vendors offering their wares! It’s a great place to pick up your farm-fresh produce, as is the Bilbrey Family Farm, a local farm stand located just across Lake Juliana and open seasonally. Grocery shopping is a pleasure at Publix Super Market in Auburndale, and additional nearby grocery conveniences include ALDI and the popular Harvest Meat Market.
Around the city, there are several consignment stores, antique stores, and local boutiques that make for a fun day of browsing. The shaded downtown promenades offer a relaxing stroll for window shopping with plenty of benches to sit and relax.
After you’ve worked up an appetite while shopping and playing, it’ll be time for a delicious meal! Auburndale is home to several crowd-pleasing restaurants such as Main Street Diner, offering daily home-cooked meals and breakfast all day, or Ike’s Eats and Treats, an old-fashioned, family-friendly ice cream parlor, sandwich shop, and arcade, serving true Chicago-style Vienna Beef hotdogs. There are also plenty of options for barbecue, pizza, sandwiches, and more!
Employment opportunities abound in Auburndale, with a variety of healthcare, retail, educational and construction employers in the city. The city is home to large companies such as Coca-Cola North America, Buckhead Beef, Bright House Networks, and Cantex.
With Auburndale’s convenience to nearby cities, a wide array of employment options are available in Lakeland, Orlando, Kissimmee, and Tampa, which are all less than an hour away by car. Walt Disney World Resort and its abundance of employment options is just 25 miles or about 30 minutes from home. And, medical professionals can find opportunities nearby at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Lakeland Regional Health, and Witner Haven Hospital, to name just a few.
Speaking of hospitals, it’s comforting to know that good doctors and medical centers are located close to home in a time of need, and Auburndale has an abundance of nearby medical facilities. Winter Haven Hospital is just a short drive away, and two regional medical centers – Heart of Florida and Lakeland Regional – are also in the area. Additionally, there are urgent care facilities nearby, and your furry friends will be well taken care of with several highly-rated animal hospitals nearby, including Lake Alfred Animal Hospital (4.7 stars on Google) and Auburndale Veterinary Clinic (with 4.5 stars).
Beautiful New Homes in Auburndale
With so many things to do, to see, and to enjoy, it’s clear that Auburndale is a great place to call home! And, Juliana Village sweetens the deal even more. This gated community features luxurious new homes designed for your life , with introductory pricing from the $250’s. Spacious 80-foot wide home sites average nearly 1/4 acre in size, ensuring your privacy and space between homes.
Ten spacious home designs are available offering 1,878 to 3,172 square feet of living space, including eight brand-new plans designed exclusively to meet the needs of homeowners at Juliana Village! Choose from home plans with four or five bedrooms, up to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a 2 or 3-car garage. Homes include desirable features such as gourmet kitchens, luxurious owner’s suites, and covered lanais and front porches for your outdoor living enjoyment. Select plans even include a optional bedrooms, an in-law suite option, or loft bonus room for additional flexible living space.
And, when you build your dream home at Juliana Village, not only do you select your ideal home plan and layout options, but you’ll also work with the professional designers at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio to hand-select colors, features, and finishes to personalize your new home to your style and needs.
The Juliana Village information center is now open, and a fully-decorated model center will be opening later this year. Just 59 exclusive home sites are available in the first phase of this community, so now is the perfect time to visit and select your ideal home site and plan, and take advantage of introductory pricing! For more information about building your new home in Auburndale at Juliana Village, contact our Auburndale New Home Specialists at 863-662-3962 or visit the Highland Homes website today!