5 Reasons to Move to Bridgeport Lakes in Mulberry

Posted: October 6, 2021 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Bridgeport Lakes
By Highland Homes

Updated July 5, 2022

Bridgeport Lakes aerial

If you’re on the hunt for a home in the south Lakeland area, look no further than Bridgeport Lakes, a beautiful lakefront community of new homes in Mulberry, FL!

Located just south of the Lakeland city limits, when you call Bridgeport Lakes home, you’ll enjoy access to all Lakeland has to offer while living in incredible natural surroundings with beautiful homes and convenience to your daily necessities. And that’s just the beginning! Here are 5 reasons why you should make the move to Bridgeport Lakes in Mulberry!

1. Beautiful Setting

Parks adjacent to Bridgeport Lakes in Mulberry
Se7en Wetlands - Photo by Lakeland julie,
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Living at Bridgeport Lakes means beautiful surroundings and unfettered access to an abundance of amenities thanks to its incredible location adjacent to Loyce E. Harpe Park and Se7en Wetlands Park

The setting doesn’t stop with the parks next door – the community is full of nature right outside your back door, too! Bridgeport Lakes was designed to be “The Ultimate Outdoor Community” and embraces its park side setting by bringing the same nature-inspired ambiance to the community itself with open space, wetlands conservation, and sparkling blue lakes. 

The park-like atmosphere and natural views are sure to leave you feeling at peace and miles away from hustle and bustle, despite all your daily necessities being just minutes away. This brings us to our next point…

2. Convenient Central Florida Location

Location is key when searching for your new home, and the convenient location of Bridgeport Lakes is one of the things that makes it such a desirable place to live. From convenient access to daily necessities and employment opportunities to easy access to nearby cities, these new homes for sale in Mulberry, FL are at the epicenter of Central Florida living.

Commuting Made Easy

Located off FL-37 (aka N. Church Avenue in Mulberry or S. Florida Avenue in Lakeland) about 2 miles south of Shepherd Road and the Lakeland city limit, living at Bridgeport Lakes places you extremely close to major commuter routes for a quick drive to nearby towns and large metro areas. 

Tampa skyline at night

From Bridgeport Lakes you are just:

  • One mile north of SR-60 
  • 6 miles from the Polk Parkway
  • 12 miles from I-4

The location off FL-37 and convenience to highways means nearby cities, major employment centers, and fun-filled downtowns are just a short drive from Bridgeport Lakes: 

  • Bartow (8.5 miles)
  • Downtown Lakeland (9.6 miles)
  • Brandon (20 miles)
  • Downtown Tampa (35 miles)

Employment Opportunities

Publix Bakery cake tower in LakelandWith its great Central Florida location, another perk of living at Bridgeport Lakes in Mulberry is the ease of access to employment opportunities, from healthcare and technology to logistics and warehousing. Just a few of the top major employers located near your new home in Mulberry include:

  • Mosaic, with locations in Mulberry, Bartow, and beyond (as close as 5 miles)
  • GEICO in Lakeland (7.3 miles)
  • Publix Super Market Corporate Offices (9.7 miles), HV/LV Warehouse (12.4 miles), and Bakery (14.5 miles)
  • Amazon Fulfillment Center and other warehouse and logistics facilities off County Line Road in Lakeland (12.5 miles) 
  • Major healthcare facilities including:
    • Lakeland VA Clinic (6.9 miles)
    • Lakeland Regional Health (10.5 miles)
    • Bartow Regional Medical Center (11 miles)
    • South Florida Baptist Hospital (16.5 miles)
    • Brandon Regional Hospital (22 miles)
    • Tampa General Hospital (35 miles)

Shopping, Dining and Daily Necessities

When you run out of bread or are looking to pick up a quick meal on the way home, it’s nice to know grocery stores and daily conveniences are close by. And, Bridgeport Lakes delivers here, too, with grocery stores and shopping opportunities close to home including:

  • Walmart Supercenter (1.7 miles)
  • Winn-Dixie (2.2 miles)
  • Publix Supermarket at Imperial Lakes Plaza (3 miles)
  • Lakeside Village shopping center (7.2 miles)

Courtesy of Uncle Nicks’s Italian Deli Bagels and Catering LakelandWhen you don’t feel like cooking, enjoy a meal or takeout from local-favorite restaurants such as:

  • Ole Tampa Cubans (0.9 miles)
  • Uncle Nick's Italian Deli, Bagels and Catering (2.2 miles)
  • KC’s Artisan Pizza and Wine Bar, Tapatio’s Restaurante Mexicano, and Curry Mango (2.4 miles)

And that’s not all you’ll find near these new construction homes in Mulberry…

3. Nearby Parks and Recreation

Bridgeport Lakes borders the southern edge of Loyce E. Harpe Park and the park entrance is about 2.3 miles away off Carter Road. At this Polk County park, you can enjoy baseball, soccer, and softball fields, disc golf, a skate park, fishing, and even Diogi Dog Park for your four-legged family members - all right next door to your new home! 

If you prefer a little thrill to your day, ride your bike down to the Carter Road Mountain Bike Trails at Loyce E. Harpe Park. This scenic trail meanders for about 11 miles and offers beginner to advanced bike trails that will take you around tranquil ponds, peaceful woods, and even a man-made obstacle course.

Anhinga at Se7en Wetlands

Avid hikers and wildlife enthusiasts can roam along 22 miles of winding Florida trails within the Se7en Wetlands Park, which is also accessed from Loyce E. Harpe Park. Keep your eyes open for local wildlife such as white-tailed deer, slinky river otters, and tiny marsh rabbits. You may even be able to spot a majestic bald eagle nestled in a pine tree or catch a glimpse of a swallow-tailed kite floating in the breeze! 

If the parks adjacent to Bridgeport Lakes don’t offer the activity you are looking for, check out other nearby parks and rec facilities such as Spence Park. This City of Mulberry park has a tennis court, basketball court, bandstand, and pavilions, and is home to the Mulberry Skate Park and Mulberry Community Pool.

And of course, the quality and abundance of Central Florida golf courses need little introduction. The Club at Eaglebrooke is one of the nearest courses to new homes for sale in Mulberry, FL at Bridgeport Lakes and offers classic links-style design with undulating hills, lush rolling greens, and natural lakes.

If you’re looking to play at a one-of-a-kind golf destination that is ranked among the best golf courses in the entire U.S., you’re just 25 minutes away from Streamsong. Situated amid 16,000 acres of stunning scenery Streamsong offers not one, but three of the top 100 courses in the U.S., along with luxury accommodations, delicious dining, a spa, and activities including fishing, sporting clays, and archery. 

I think you’ll agree when we say living at Bridgeport Lakes in Mulberry provides unparalleled access to the best parks, recreation, and golf destinations in Central Florida!

4. Lakefront Living

Aerial of Bridgeport Lakes Phases 1 and 2

Imagine opening your eyes every day to serene nature views. Once you’re out of bed, head out to your lanai with coffee in hand to further enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural setting surrounding your new home.

This can be a reality when you call Bridgeport Lakes home! Designed for you to appreciate the benefits of natural surroundings, homes at Bridgeport Lakes are situated amongst open space, lakes, and wetlands, creating a park-like atmosphere and providing exclusive backyard privacy to select homes, with unbeatable nature views. A limited number of lakefront homes offer the best address in the neighborhood!

5. Homes Available Now

Spacious Shelby new construction home in Mulberry, FL

Sure, you say. This all sounds great. But how can I live at Bridgeport Lakes?

Easily! We are now building in Phase 2 of this desirable neighborhood of new homes in Mulberry, and a limited number of quick move-in homes are available now!

Homes in Phase 2 of Bridgeport Lakes are priced from the low $300's and include 1,486 to 3,141 square feet of living space with three to six bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Designed with interiors as stunning as the exterior views at Bridgeport Lakes, you’ll find desirable features including open-concept living space, a private owner’s suite, and flexible use rooms to accommodate your individual needs and lifestyle.

If you’re ready to make Bridgeport Lakes your new home in Mulberry, we’re ready to help you achieve your dream! Call or email our New Home Specialists and schedule your VIP appointment to tour the community and see for yourself why Bridgeport Lakes is the place to live in Central Florida!

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