3 Smart Reasons to Buy New Homes for Sale in Eagle Lake, Florida

Posted: November 23, 2022 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Eagle Hammock
By Highland Homes

Updated on June 6, 2023: The story was originally published on February 10, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

Are you house hunting for a new home in Eagle Lake, Florida? Exciting news - we are now building in a brand-new neighborhood, Eagle Hammock.

With the thrill of watersports, the sweet smell of blooming citrus groves, and the relaxation and recreation offered by resort-style community amenities, there's a lot to love about this brand-new neighborhood!

Eagle Lake Park Photo Creds: https://floridahikes.com/eaglelake


In this article, discover the exciting benefits of a new construction home in Eagle Hammock, including:

  • A wide selection of well-crafted, warranty-protected homes 
  • Close proximity to local attractions, lakes, and outdoor activities
  • Resort-style amenities in the community

Ready to learn more about these amazing new construction homes? Let’s dive right in. 

3 Amazing Reasons to Purchase a New Construction Home in Eagle Lake

The Raychel by Highland Homes
The Raychel Home Plan


First and foremost, you are probably wondering: 

“What makes the new construction homes at Eagle Hammock so special?”

Here’s why: Each new construction home is designed for your life, holds a great investment, and is conveniently located near to the best attractions in Polk County.

We’ll prove it to you.

1. Outstanding New Home Value: The Most Bang for Your Buck

If you are torn between a new construction home vs. an existing home, then you will love to hear this: New construction homes offer an unbeatable value. 

No Need for Costly Renovations, Replacements, or Repairs

Customized finishes inside a new home in Eagle Lake

Unlike older, previously owned homes in the area, a new construction home allows you to select your ideal layout, customize your finishes (if you are building from the ground up), and is built to the latest codes with technologically advanced, 100% brand-new materials. This means no wear and tear and no need for costly renovations or upgrades – just a beautiful, move-in-ready home! 

When building a new home, you avoid expensive big-ticket items that need to be replaced in many older homes such as:

  • Heating or cooling units
  • Appliances
  • Roofing
  • Interior or exterior paint
  • Kitchen or bath remodel
  • Flooring/carpet replacement 

With a brand-new Highland home, you will find your ideal layout and avoid costly renovations later on, with a broad selection of more than 10 home plans for you to choose from.

Lower Home Maintenance & Energy Costs 

New construction homes don’t only flaunt the latest architectural styles, but also the latest energy consumption and safety standards.

New construction homes are virtually always the better option when it comes to lower energy bills. And the best part? The plumbing and electricity will require less servicing (and leave you without ugly surprises!).

Home Warranty Protection for Greater Peace of Mind

New construction homes in Eagle Lake are covered under the Highland Homes Builder Warranty after closing. 

This warranty is in effect for one year and begins once you take possession of your new home. This exclusive Builder Warranty protects your home against material defects, which takes a ton of the stress out of homeownership.

In addition, your new home is covered by the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW), protecting your investment with:

  • 10 full years of structural defect coverage for load-bearing components.
  • 2 full years of systems surety coverage against defects in wiring, piping, and ductwork in electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilating, and mechanical systems.
  • 1 full year of surety coverage against defects in workmanship and materials. (Concurrent to the Builder Warranty)

Having a third-party warranty through 2-10 HBW provides you with the additional peace of mind of an independent provider and neutral mediator should your home ever need repairs for covered defects. And, the 2-10 warranty is fully transferable should you decide to sell your home, which is an added benefit that increases the resale value of your home.

Great Community, Even Better Value

Green open spaces, sparkling ponds, community amenities, and all with prices starting from the $270’s – what’s not to love about this young community? 

Kitchen in an Eagle Lake new construction home

Here are some highlights of Eagle Hammock new construction homes:

  • Nine versatile home plans to choose from offering 1,301 to 2,005 sq. ft. of living space
  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes with open-concept layouts
  • Base pricing includes a standard home site and high-quality, low-maintenance features
  • Open space and ponds, with many homes adjacent to these natural areas
  • Resort-style amenities (more on this below!)

2. Desirable Neighborhood Location

Polk County is known for its citrus groves, deep-rooted Old Florida history, and fun in the sun waterside living. If you want to experience the best of this historic county, then you have come to the right neighborhood. 

Eagle Lake Living: Made for an Active Lifestyle

Eagle Lake sunset
Eagle Lake Photo Cred: https://www.cfdc.org/live-work-play/communities/eagle-lake/


Located right next door to the shores of Lake McLeod and minutes from the waters of Eagle Lake, Lake Shipp, and Lake Eloise, Eagle Hammock gives homeowners the exclusive opportunity to indulge in lakeside activities:

  • Waterskiing
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Sunbathing 
  • Canoeing/Kayaking

And, lakes are just one of the attractions situated near your new neighborhood. 

Best Local Attractions Near Eagle Lake

Bok Tower Gardens in Central Florida
Bok Tower Gardens

Eagle Hammock is located just a half-mile from US-17 and 5.8 miles from the Polk Parkway. This means you are just a quick drive away from employment opportunities, Central Florida attractions, and nearby cities.

Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment in Downtown Winter Haven (4 miles) and Downtown Lakeland (15 miles), or visit these popular nearby attractions:

  • William G. Roe Park and Boat Ramp (on Lake Shipp) - 2.7 miles
  • LEGOLAND Florida - 5 miles
  • Bok Tower Gardens - 15 miles
  • Walt Disney World Resort - 32 miles

Restaurants Near Eagle Hammock

Getting hungry from all the activities?

Sink your teeth into a BBQ sandwich from Blackburn’s BBQ or order a pizza pie from Giovanni’s New York Pizza. Relax after dinner with a pint of beer from the local Winter Haven brewery, Grove Roots Brewing Co.

3. Beautiful Backyard Views and Community Amenities

Aerial view of Eagle Hammock community

One of the best parts of your new neighborhood? The amenities! Just steps from your front door, you can enjoy a:

  • Swimming pool and cabana
  • Playground
  • Walking path around one of the multiple community ponds

Designed to take advantage of the area's natural beauty, Eagle Hammock features wide-open green spaces, ponds, and wetlands conservation. The amenity center and many homes are situated adjacent to these natural spaces, which makes it feel like you're living in a park. Choose a homesite that backs up to a common area and not only can you enjoy beautiful views while sipping your morning coffee, but the exclusive privacy that comes with having no backyard neighbors!

Safe neighborhood roads allow you to walk your dog or ride your bike past these communal open spaces and peaceful ponds. Watch waterfowl splash in the water as a beautiful Florida sunset paints the sky and reflects off the sparkling blue waters of adjacent Lake McLeod

Find Your New Home with Highland Homes

A new construction home in Eagle Lake, FL

As you can see, Eagle Hammock offers the perfect blend of new construction homes for sale in Eagle Lake Florida that meet your budget, offer amazing value, and are in close proximity to both nature and local Polk County hotspots. 

Ready to own your dream home in Eagle Lake? With more than 25 years of experience, our team is committed to delivering the best new construction homes in the Central Florida region. Contact us today to learn more about building your dream home at Eagle Hammock.

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