Coming Soon - Lakefront New Homes in Lake Alfred, FL

Posted: July 5, 2022 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>The Lakes
By Highland Homes

The Lakes aerial

If your idea of the perfect home is a peaceful, private setting in a luxe lakeside neighborhood on the Chain of Lakes with convenient access to some of Central Florida’s top attractions and recreation destinations, you’re guaranteed to love The Lakes, a community of new homes in Lake Alfred, Florida, with a brand-new phase coming soon!

Small-Town Feel with Convenience to the Best of Central Florida

Located off Mackay Boulevard, just 1/2-mile east of US-17/S. Lake Shore Way, The Lakes is nestled in a private enclave away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Yet you’ll still enjoy convenient access to top Central Florida destinations and beloved local hotspots thanks to the community’s location near major thoroughfares, including US-17/92 (1/2 mile), the Polk Parkway (7.4 miles), and I-4 (7.5 miles), with nearby cities offering a unique blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment:

  • Winter Haven – 4.5 miles
  • Haines City – 8 miles
  • Davenport – 11 miles
  • Lakeland – 15 miles
  • Kissimmee – 25 miles 
  • Orlando – 42 miles


The ease of access to highways also means you’re just a short drive from world-class attractions including LEGOLAND Florida, just 10 miles from home, and Walt Disney World, an easy 26-mile highway drive.

Daily conveniences and local shopping and dining opportunities are also close by. Your nearest Publix Super Market is just 4-miles away - in fact, there are two within five miles of your new home at The Lakes in Lake Alfred. Local favorite shopping destinations The Barn Antiques, Back Yard Garden Shop, and The Stable Home Décor are also just 5 miles from home.

When you’ve worked up an appetite or need a spot to relax after a long week, check out local favorite restaurants including Gary's Oyster Bar and Calogero's Pizzeria, or head just a few minutes down the road to Winter Haven for plenty of options, from Italian fare and steakhouses to Mexican dishes and breweries. You really are close to it all when you call The Lakes in Lake Alfred home!

Outdoor Recreation

Mackay Gardens
Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve


One of the coolest things about living at The Lakes is the lake access and walkability to nearby parks and recreation. Phase 6 of The Lakes is situated right on the shore of Lake Haines, part of the famed Chain of Lakes, and connected by canal to neighboring Lake Rochelle. This lakefront setting provides you with unparalleled water access, with a boat ramp on Lake Rochelle making your relaxing boat ride, morning kayak, or paddleboard adventure even more convenient.

In addition, The Lakes is located adjacent to Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, a 112-acre public recreation area that offers hiking trails, a playground, event space, and the above-mentioned boat ramp on Lake Rochelle. It feels like living in your own private oasis! 

And if that wasn’t enough, The Lakes is also just 1 mile from the nearest access point to the Chain of Lakes Trail, a 4.2-mile trail that follows a former rail line from Winter Haven to Lake Alfred. The trail offers a scenic route to walk, run, bike, or skate your way past multiple lakes, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses.

Lakefront New Homes in Lake Alfred, Florida

The new homes coming to Phase 6 of The Lakes offer attainable luxury with pricing expected to start from the mid-$300’s. In this exclusive setting, 70-foot wide homesites provide space between homes, with a limited number of lakefront homes sitting directly on the shores of Lake Haines, along with select homes on the canal connecting Lake Haines and Lake Rochelle or adjacent to open space and ponds in the community, each providing backyard privacy and beautiful nature views.

A range of our most spacious and sought-after home plans will be offered in The Lakes, with homes offering 1,878 to 3,315 square feet of luxuriously-designed living space. Homes include three- to five-bedrooms and primarily 3-car garages, and select home plans also include options for a loft bonus room, optional bedrooms, or an optional in-law suite for additional flexible living space.

new home in Lake Alfred, FL at The Lakes

These new homes in Lake Alfred come standard with high-end features inside and out. Your new gourmet kitchen includes a full-suite of Samsung stainless steel appliances, 36-inch staggered cabinets, and ceramic tile flooring. In your luxurious owner’s suite, you’ll find an en-suite bath with dual vanities, a tiled shower, and garden or freestanding tub (per plan). Finishing touches such as dual-switch ceiling fans, 5-1/4-inch baseboards, and outdoor living space make your home ready to love life from the moment you move in.

In addition, when you choose a new home in Phase 6 of The Lakes, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the professional designers at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio to personalize your dream home with the luxurious style that matches your personal taste and design preferences, and create a true one-of-a-kind home.

Waylyn model home kitchen

Sound like a dream come true? If you’re interested in making this coveted community your new home in Lake Alfred, Florida, then we invite you to join The Lakes VIP List and be the first to know when homes are available in Phase 6, coming later this summer. And, if you have questions about The Lakes or building with Highland Homes, give us a call or email – we look forward to connecting and helping you find your dream home in Lake Alfred!

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