7 Benefits of Living at Hammock Reserve in Haines City, FL

Posted: July 27, 2023 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Hammock Reserve
By Highland Homes

7 Benefits of Living at Hammock Reserve in Haines City, FL
Discover 7 reasons to live at Hammock Reserve in Haines City, FL


Are you searching for a new home near Orlando in a laid-back Old Florida setting? Look no further than Haines City, a city of about 24,000 people located on the fringes of the Orlando metro area offering a charming, small-town feel, an abundance of parks and recreation, and a location convenient to your daily necessities and the Orlando area alike.

Living here is affordable, too, with new construction homes in Haines City, Florida, starting from the $270's in our Hammock Reserve community. And that’s just the beginning – here are 7 benefits to making Hammock Reserve in Haines City your new home.

1. Peaceful Small-Town Setting

Downtown Haines City, Florida
Downtown Haines City


Nestled just outside the Greater Orlando area, Hammock Reserve offers an idyllic setting surrounded by peaceful lakes, wooded areas, and picturesque small farms. Homes here are situated just south of Lake Lowery – in fact, a canal from the lake provides the western border of the community!

The natural beauty continues in the community itself, which was developed with an appreciation of nature and greenery in mind and features conservation areas, sparkling ponds, and ample green space throughout, creating a relaxing retreat with beautiful views.

Natural beauty isn’t the only reason to love Haines City! Small cities often have a stronger sense of community, along with lower crime rates, and Haines City is no exception, consistently ranking as one of the safest cities in Florida by SafeWise.com.

2. Convenience to Orlando

Aerial view of Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida
Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando


Many people moving to Haines City are from the Orlando area, or desire to live here because of the convenience to it. Haines City’s central location provides travel convenience thanks to major roadways near Hammock Reserve, including:

  • US-17 - 0.5 miles
  • US-27 - 1.5 miles
  • I-4 - 11 miles

These thoroughfares allow you to easily access different areas around the city, including:

  • Celebration / Kissimmee - 20 miles
  • Downtown Orlando - 37 miles
  • Orlando International Airport - 39 miles

This leads us to our next point…

3. Access to World-Class Attractions

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando
Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World


We can’t talk about living near Orlando without talking about the convenient access you’ll have to the happiest place on Earth (besides your own home, of course), as well as numerous other theme parks and attractions!

Disney is not only a household name, but a top tourist destination and the largest amusement park company in the U.S. When you live in Haines City, the theme parks that make up the Walt Disney World Resort are just 20 miles from home.

  • Magic Kingdom, perhaps the most well-known of all the Disney parks with its Cinderella Castle as the centerpiece, is home to daily parades, nightly fireworks, classic Disney characters, and of course iconic rides including Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Haunted Mansion, and the park’s newest attraction, TRON Lightcycle Run.
  • Epcot gives you the opportunity to explore our world with its global community of restaurants and entertainment options, in addition to attractions that include the Test Track, Guardians of the Galaxy coaster, Mission Space shuttle simulator, and soon, the new Moana-inspired interactive trail.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios lets you live a daily adventure with immersive Hollywood-inspired experiences like Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, as well as popular rides like Slinky Dog Dash, the Millennium Falcon, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
  • Animal Kingdom is a zoological park featuring rides, shows, and hundreds of species of live animals, where you can explore the magic of nature from the iconic Tree of Life, to an African safari, to the floating mountains of Pandora — The World of Avatar – all without leaving Florida.
  • Typhoon Lagoon water park is designed to help you cool off while soaking up some fun, with water attractions for all ages and ranging from a peaceful float on Castway Creek to thrilling slides and even surfing.
  • Disney Springs (previously known as Downtown Disney) offers an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment. It’s free to visit, and a fun spot to catch a show at the House of Blues, a flick at the AMC dine-in theater, or bowl down memory lane at Splitsville.
Old Town Kissimmee
Old Town Kissimmee

The fun doesn’t stop with Disney – Central Florida is home to more than a dozen theme park destinations, with some of the more popular ones only a short drive from Hammock Reserve:

  • LEGOLAND Florida and Peppa Pig World - 14 miles
  • Old Town Kissimmee - 21 miles 
  • SeaWorld and Aquatica - 27 miles
  • Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure - 31 miles

4. Delectable Dining

We’ve covered the convenience to Orlando – but, it’s also important to have your day-to-day conveniences close to home. Fortunately, you are covered there, too. Hammock Reserve’s fantastic location is less than two miles from the nearest Publix Super Market and near plentiful dining options that make it easy to pick up take-out, head out for a date night, or grab a quick bite to eat before theme park fun.

Manny's Chophouse
Manny's is one of the many restaurants close to home


Here are just a few of the restaurants you’ll find within 5 minutes of home:

  • Balmoral Bar & Grill, a poolside dining option at Balmoral Resort 
  • Manny’s Original Chophouse, which offers “the best steak in town,” as well as equally tasty ribs, seafood, and burgers.
  • Egg City Diner, an old-school eatery serving hearty breakfasts and lunches in a 50s-themed space.
  • Dora’s Pizza, a family-run Italian restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta, and cheesecake.
  • Sonny’s BBQ serves up barbecue a variety of ways, from traditional plates to sandwiches and everything in between.
  • Beef O Brady’s is known as a neighborhood hangout ideal for watching the game while enjoying a menu including burgers, tacos, wings, and more.
  • La Fiesta Mexicana is the perfect spot to satisfy your craving for traditional Mexican dishes.
  • Gary’s Oyster Bar & Seafood House is a local landmark offering battered, broiled, and steamed seafood, plus steaks, bar bites, and more.
  • Art Alley Food Truck Marketplace in downtown Haines City offers an array of food truck options every Thursday through Sunday.

5. Parks and Recreation

Lake Eva Community Park
Lake Eva Community Park


Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful in Haines City, and enjoyable year-round in the beautiful Sunshine State. Some of our fave outdoor spaces close to Hammock Reserve include:

  • Lake Eva Community Park is a destination not only for locals but residents all around Central Florida. Located about 2.5 miles from your new home, this lakeside park with nearly 29 acres of green space and amenities features sports courts, pavilions, playgrounds, walking paths, a public boat ramp and fishing pier, aquatics center, theatre, fitness center, and community events such as the annual Ribs on the Ridge BBQ competition, Thunder on the Ridge 4th of July fireworks, and Glitter, Glisten and Snow holiday celebration.
  • Lake Haines is part of the famed Chain of Lakes, a series of lakes interconnected by canals in the Winter Haven area that are popular for boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, and more. Whether you want to catch some bass or drop your boat in for a day out on the Chain (learn more about the Chain Life here), you’re in luck – the Lake Haines Boat Ramp is just 4.4 miles from home.
  • Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve is a beloved public recreation area in nearby Lake Alfred, just 5.6 miles from Hammock Reserve, Here, you’ll find another popular fishing area and ka6yak launch onto Lake Rochelle, as well as enjoying nature trails, a playground, and events such as guided tours, yoga, and astronomy nights. 
Trails at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred, Florida
Explore the trails at the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve


And that’s not all. You can find recreation opportunities right in your new neighborhood…

6. Hammock Reserve Community Amenities

Amentities at Hammock Reserve in Haines City, FL

When you call Hammock Reserve home, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the outdoors. The community has a plethora of amenities for you to enjoy, including a sparkling pool with a cabana, dog park, trails, and a playground located in existing phases of the community.

Plus, additional amenities are under construction in Phase 3, the brand-new phase where we are building new construction homes, so you can enjoy amenities just steps from your front door including a dog park, playground, and trails.

7. Beautiful New Construction Homes in Haines City, FL

The Shelby, a new home by Highland Homes at Hammock Reserve
Shelby home plan


Last but most certainly not least on our list are the beautiful new construction homes at Hammock Reserve!

Why build new? First, you choose from more than 10 thoughtfully designed home plans boasting one or two stories and including 3 to 6 bedrooms with up to 3.5 bathrooms and 1,479 to 3,162 square feet of living space. With desirable features such as open-concept layouts, flexible-use rooms, and outdoor living areas, you’re sure to find the perfect home for your needs and budget.

Next, new construction offers less maintenance than used homes, meaning you’ll have more time (and money!) to enjoy everything located right in your new backyard! Maintenance tasks – and expenses – grow as a home ages and sustains wear and tear. In a new construction home, everything is brand-new, built with the latest technology, and without wear and tear, meaning only regular maintenance tasks are required, such as changing your HVAC filters and replacing batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. Spend your time enjoying your new community, not making repairs on your home!

Last but certainly not least, when you own a new construction home in Haines City by Highland Homes, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with best-in-class warranty coverage including a one-year builder warranty, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, and manufacturer warranties on many products in your home - some of them covering the product for a lifetime! Buying a home is a big investment, and we want you to feel secure in knowing your investment is protected.

Parsyn model home at Hammock Reserve in Haines City, FL
Parsyn home plan


If you’re ready to make Haines City your new home, there’s no time like the present! Call or email our Haines City New Home Specialists to take advantage of introductory pricing and the best selection of homes at Hammock Reserve!

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