Beautiful New Homes in North Lakeland Near Shopping & Entertainment

Posted: December 30, 2016 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
By Highland Homes

shelby family room Are you looking for a new home in Lakeland with shopping, dining, and entertainment within walking distance? We’re pleased to introduce you to Donovan Trace, a community of beautiful new homes just steps from the best of Lakeland! Rated as one of the 20 best cities to move to in the nation, Lakeland is a popular home for anyone looking for the best of laid-back and city living!

A Central Florida Hotspot

Donovan Trace is convenient to major roadways such as US 98 North and I-4, for an easy commute into local areas like Downtown Lakeland as well as Tampa, Orlando, and surrounding cities. Lakeland is conveniently nestled between Orlando and Tampa, giving you the benefit of living in  a smaller city with a laid-back ambience, yet with easy access to the best entertainment in Central Florida. And, with its continued economic growth, Lakeland ranks No. 1 in job growth in Florida; making it easy to find a new career close to home.

Shopping and Dining

Donovan Trace is within walking distance to everyday conveniences, dining opportunities, and retail therapy. Located off of Donovan Ropad just one mile from the Lakeland Square Mall, nearby you will find Publix, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo, big retailers such as JCPenney, Sears, and Macy’s at the Mall, and more shopping across the street at the Shoppes of Lakeland offering stores such as Target, T.J. Maxx, and Best Buy.

Your new North Lakeland home is located near familiar dining options including Olive Garden, Panera Bread, and Chipotle. Head south down Florida Avenue and indulge in Downtown Lakeland’s best restaurants including the new Nineteen61, offering gourmet Latino cuisine, Posto 9 for rooftop dining and Brazilian fare, fresh fish at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille, and authentic Mexican food from Taco Bus! Looking to add farm fresh ingredients in your next meal? Visit the Downtown Farmers Curb Market for a unique shopping experience with locally sourced foods and goods; check out the market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on North Kentucky Avenue downtown.

Visit 801 E. Main Street for an eclectic space offering everything from an outdoor beer garden to beignets and coffee from the Poor Porker, delicious lunch options, specialty snacks from the Corner Store, live music in the evenings, and even a teepee to lounge in. Locals also love indulging at the Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally every 2nd Thursday of each month, offering treats from 20+ food trucks from all over Central Florida.

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Donovan Trace is in proximity to the best entertainment that Lakeland has to offer like the Cinemark Theater, 2Infinity Extreme Air Sports, Orange Bowl Lanes, and more. Make sure that these local favorites are on your list of things-to-do!

The Lakeland Center — This multi-purpose theater houses most of Lakeland’s events. Cheer on for your favorite local hockey team, watch live performances, and get tickets to your favorite shows.

The Polk Theatre — This historic theater and movie palace is a place right out of the Lakeland history books — even hosting Elvis Presley in 1956! Home to annual performing arts and independent film screenings, this theater makes a great place to spend an evening with friends and family.

Polk Museum of Art — Housing a permanent collection of more than 2,500 works of art, this well-known museum gets more than 130,000 visitors per year. Gaze upon original works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Rembrandt, and more!

Explorations V Children’s Museum — Focused on engaging all 5 senses, children will have the opportunity to explore three floors of exhibits and programs. Using kid-powered imagination, children can work in a grocery store, become a news anchor, and create to their hearts content.

Family Fun Center — Play the day away in this family-friendly environment offering laser tag, adventure golf, an arcade and more. The center encourages birthday parties and even has special time for those with special needs!

Plus, Lakeland is a city that’s always celebrating! The holidays bring parade floats, carriage rides, and face paint while seasonal activities bring food and craft beer festivals, movie nights, and parties.

The Great Outdoors

If you’re looking to get a breath of fresh air close to home, you can choose to enjoy the in-community walking path and common areas or visit any of the surrounding parks, lakes, and places of recreation. Not too far from home you’ll find Hunt Fountain Park with fun activities like racket ball, baseball and soccer. Take a relaxing stroll through Hollis Garden, a botanical garden set among beautiful architecture and patterned flower beds. Next door, the child-friendly play areas and splash fountains at Barnett Family Park offer an immersive and entertaining playground experience.

Sports fans will love living only moments away from the famed Joker Merchant Stadium, home to the Detroit Tigers and the Lakeland Flying Tigers. And, be sure to test out your golfing skills on a nearby course at Huntington Hills, Big Cypress, Wedgewood and Lone Palm.

Head to Downtown Lakeland to see the beautiful Lake Morton, home to the Lakeland bird of choice, the swan. Visit the reflecting waters of Lake Mirror, one of the top 10 public places in America, for live music festivals, art sculptures, and more. For boating adventures, you’re going to want to get out on the waters of Lake Gibson and Lake Parker.

Looking to get even closer to nature? Visit the protected lands of Circle B Bar Reserve, for fishing, bird watching, and hiking. Tenoroc is also nearby with 23 lakes providing quality public fishing, wildlife viewing, equestrian trails, a shooting range, and more!

Keeping in Good Health

Near your new home, you’ll find Lakeland Regional Medical Center and Watson Clinic, as well as Doctor Today and multiple other medical clinics. Pets can visit the surrounding veterinary clinics at the Banfield Pet Hospital and the Lakeland Animal Clinic.

Higher Education

Elementary students (K-5) living in this community attend Griffin Elementary School, middle school students (6-8) attend Sleepy Hill Middle School, and high school students (9-12) attend Kathleen High School. For focused studies, you may consider applying to charter or magnet schools such as McKeel Academy of Technology, Lawton Chiles Middle Academy, Lincoln Avenue Academy, or the Rochelle

School of the Arts. Adults looking to further their educations have opportunities nearby at Florida Southern College, Southeastern University, Florida Polytechnic University, and Keiser University.

Beautiful New Homesskyview

New homes in Donovan Trace offer three to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half baths, and 1,485 to 2,029 square feet of living space, with affordable pricing from the $180's. Choose from eight stylish home plans with modern, open living areas and kitchen, convenient drop zones to keep life organized, walk-in closets to house your wardrobe (and more), and covered lanais for your outdoor living enjoyment.

In-community amenities include a walking path and a neighborhood common area perfect for playing catch, walking the family dog, or taking a breath of fresh air.

And, to ensure your new home is truly designed for your life, when you build your dream home at Donovan Trace, you will work with one of the professional designers at our Personal Selection Studio to personalize every room in your home to your unique style and needs. Hundreds of options are available in every price point, from included and no additional cost, to luxurious upgrades.

Our brand-new model center at Donovan Trace is now open and showcases the Shelby home design. This model home features a full-open living area with island breakfast bar, four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a 2-car garage, and 2,029 square feet of living space. Decorated with rich blues, browns, and silver accents, this modern design is sure to inspire your new home decorating ideas.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to own a beautiful new home in Lakeland, conveniently located near the center of the city, and designed for your lifestyle. Contact us online, call us at 863-859-1429, or visit our new model center at 3555 Donovan Road, Lakeland, FL 33810 for more information!

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