Beautiful Homes. Beautiful Views. Welcome Home to Lake Alfred, FL!

Posted: February 27, 2019 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>The Lakes
By Highland Homes

Updated on November 7, 2023: This story was originally published on February 27, 2019, and has been updated with new information.

Aerial photo of The Lakes in Lake Alfred by Highland Homes

A modern Mayberry. A town in touch with its residents. A hometown centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. All of these phrases and more describe the small city of Lake Alfred, home to The Lakes, a stunning community of new homes for sale in Lake Alfred, FL, with lakefront homes now available in Phase 6.

Homes at The Lakes are nestled in a private enclave off Mackay Boulevard, away from hustle and bustle yet only minutes from US-17 and US-92 and seven miles south of I-4 for a convenient commute to Tampa and Orlando. In this beautiful setting, homeowners enjoy views of adjacent Lake Haines, Lake Rochelle, and the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve.

Outdoor Living, Watersports, and Attractions

These new homes in Lake Alfred are across the street from the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve
Dock at Mackay Gardens

With your home situated on the shores of Lake Haines and near Lake Rochelle, both part of Winter Haven's famed Chain of Lakes, you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding, or perhaps just a waterside picnic or stroll! Public boat ramps onto both of these lakes are less than one mile from your front door, and the famed Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, a Lake Alfred public recreation area, is directly across the street from the neighborhood and provides a dock and canoe launch on Lake Rochelle, as well as beautiful scenery, hiking and biking trails, event space, and a playground

And that's not all - The Lakes is also convenient to Central Florida's famed theme parks! The LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, a theme park focused on unleashing your child’s creative side with a variety of themed rides, shows, and activities, is just ten miles away. Nestled within LEGOLAND is Cypress Gardens, a unique botanical garden that was once part of Florida’s first theme park. Plus, you are just 25 miles or a short 30-minute drive from the happiest place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort!

Tight-Knit Community

Lake Alfred Heroes and Hot Rods car show
Lake Alfred Heroes and Hot Rods car show
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Lake Alfred offers a laid-back, slower pace of life that is an ideal place to call home. There are many family-owned shops and businesses in the community, along with scenic parks and lakes, and recreation programs.

The close-knit community is enhanced by events throughout the year. The city hosts holiday events such as a Christmas Parade and Veteran's Day Celebration, as well as community events like the Heroes and Hot Rods car show or the recent Fire Fall Fest.

Big events are also put on by the Lake Alfred Historical Society, the Lake Alfred Chamber of Commerce, and additional community organizations - some of the most popular include the Lake Alfred Heritage Festival and the Lake Alfred Bluegrass Bash.

Necessities for Daily Life

Small-town living doesn't limit your shopping and healthcare options. Everyday conveniences can be found close to home including Publix and Winn-Dixie grocery stores. Citi Centre Plaza in neighboring Winter Haven is a great shopping option with stores including Macy’s, Belk, Lowe’s, and other familiar favorites, while Eagle Ridge Mall features top shopping spots like JCPenney, Dillard’s, and Hibbett Sports, as well as a bowling alley and Regal Cinemas. And, with I-4 just 7.5 miles from home, you are just a short drive from shopping opportunities along the I-4 corridor such as the Lakeland Square Mall and Shoppes of Lakeland, Posner Park in Davenport, or high-end designer wares from the Orlando Vineyard Premium Outlets.

Locally-owned businesses and mom-and-pop stores can be found around town, with favorites including The Stable Home Decor, a bargain hunter’s paradise full of exciting finds and unique, hand-made crafts around every corner with the property hosting multiple family-owned businesses including The Stable, a unique home decor and gift shop, The Back Porch restaurant, The Seasons holiday gift shop, The Back Yard garden shop, and The Barn antiques.

Sometimes life throws us curveballs which is why it’s nice to have exceptional healthcare facilities nearby. You’ll be in good hands at Winter Haven Hospital, AdventHealth Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, and Gessler Clinic. Your furry friends will be well cared for at nearby veterinary clinics such as Lake Alfred Animal Hospital, and have space to run and play at nearby dog parks in Auburndale, Winter Haven, and Lakeland.

New Homes for Sale in Lake Alfred, FL

Spacious home at The Lakes in Lake Alfred, FL

Exclusive homes in the current phase of The Lakes take ultimate advantage of the adjacent lakes and provide an exclusive opportunity to build a waterfront home in Lake Alfred, with homes available on Lake Haines, on the canal between Lake Haines and Lake Rochelle, and adjacent to ponds within the community.

These new construction homes are designed for your life with the space you are looking for, inside and out. Situated on 0-21-acre average homesites, luxurious home plans offer 1,878 to 2,956 square feet of living space with three to five bedrooms, up to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a 2- or 3-car garage. You'll love the versatile open-concept living space, luxurious owner’s suite, and covered porch or lanai offering the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or evenings outdoors while taking in views of the peaceful surroundings. 

Perhaps best of all, when you build your dream home at The Lakes, you have the opportunity to personalize your dream home at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, where a professional designer will help you select colors and features for each room of your new home.

A quiet hometown, with a tight-knit community. Convenience to nearby cities and attractions. Beautiful waterfront homes. You're not dreaming - and you can have all of this from the mid $300's, with homes available now!

Now is the perfect time to build your dream home and start living a laid-back life in this picturesque community! To learn more, call or email our Lake Alfred New Home Specialists and schedule your VIP appointment to visit the fully decorated model center and find your new home at The Lakes in Lake Alfred! 

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