Laid-Back Living Near Lakeland

Posted: February 25, 2016 | Categories: Communities | News
By Highland Homes

New homes in Bartow near laid-back Lakeland, Florida Beautifully landscaped and gated community entrance at Magnolia Walk II

Are you looking to live in a neighborhood near Lakeland which offers beautiful homes in a peaceful locale with shopping and necessities nearby? We welcome you to Magnolia Walk II, a gated community of new homes for sale in Bartow, nestled between the city of Lakeland and historic downtown Bartow, Florida!

Desirable Community Amenities

Magnolia Walk II provides the peace of mind and security of a gated community entrance, with beautiful landscaping as you pull into your new neighborhood. This is no boring cookie-cutter subdivision. Here, the homes boast gorgeous curb appeal, with brick paver driveways and a variety of exterior elevations and options.

Many homes in this community look out onto open space, with some adjacent to a reclaimed phosphate pit lake, offering calming water views and plenty of backyard privacy. Home sites are an ample 70 feet in width, for space between your home and your neighbors.

Living here is like a wonderful stay-cation, where memories can be built every day. Homeowners enjoy the community playground where children can get outdoors and play to their hearts content. Adults need time to unwind, too! A relaxing southern-style gazebo is the perfect space for lounging, reading, and small gatherings.

Location, Location, Location!

Say goodbye to a frustrating commute! Magnolia Walk II is located off of E.F. Griffin Road and Lyle Parkway, just a hop and skip away from Highway 60 and US-98 S for a quick trip into Lakeland to the north, Brandon to the west and Lake Wales to the east.

New homes in Bartow near laid-back Lakeland, Florida Amenities include a community playground and common areas

Get ready to explore!

Hike, jog, and enjoy the outdoors! See 33 different species of butterflies and wonderful nature sights along the Fort Fraser Trail, a 7.75 mile paved trail with restrooms, water fountains and shade structures. Visit the largest underdeveloped scrub property on the Lakeland Ridge, Lakeland Highlands Scrub Trail, filled with various species of bug, turtles, birds, and more! Circle B Bar Reserve, a nature preserve on the shores of Lake Hancock, is home to many different plants and animals with several distinct ecosystems covering 1,267 acres. And, nearby Banana Lake and Lake Hancock are perfect for boating and fishing

Grocery and shopping

Grocery necessities are just minutes away with two Publix stores within 5 miles along with local-favorite, Walker’s Farm Fresh Produce. Lakeside Village and Merchants Walk shopping centers are within 10 miles, along with the boutiques of Downtown Lakeland.

Staying healthy and safe

New homes for sale in Bartow at Magnolia Walk II are convenient to medical centers including Bartow Regional Medical Center (BRMC), Lakeland Regional Health (LRMC), Nite Owl Urgent Care and three Watson Clinic locations, all within 10 miles. And, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies within 2.5 miles of your new home.


When you live at Magnolia Walk II, you are near many of Polk County’s museums and educational opportunities:

  • Polk County History Center — This museum has exhibits that present local and regional history and is located in the historic Old Polk County Courthouse
  • Polk Museum of Art — This nationally accredited museum showcases both modern and historic art pieces, from local and internationally known artists, with frequently changed exhibits so there is always something new to see. And, thanks to strategic partnerships, museum admission is FREE every day.
  • Florida Air Museum — Learn about your favorite planes and aviation history at Lakeland’s official airplane museum!
  • Explorations V Children’s Museum — A hands-on museum that helps to introduce children to the real world through an exploration of music, art, theater, math, science and history. Here they can broadcast the news, run a super market, invent and more!

Magnolia Walk II is zoned for quality schools including James E. Stephens Elementary School (K-5), Bartow Middle School (6-8), and Bartow High School (9-12). Bartow High School continues to receive high marks under the Florida School Rating system and its International Baccalaureate (IB) School was ranked as the number two high school in the nation in 2013.

For continuing education, Polk State College, Southeastern University, Florida Southern College and Florida Polytechnic University are all within easy reach of your new home.

Beautifully Designed Homes

New homes in Bartow near laid-back Lakeland, Florida Our new model center, showcasing the Shenandoah II home plan, will grand open in March

Priced from the $170’s, homes at Magnolia Walk II offer 1,488 to 2,787 sq. ft. of living space with three to five bedrooms, and include the features you have been looking for such as open living areas, designer kitchens and luxurious master suites.

When you build your new home with Highland Homes, your new home will be personalized by you and designed for your life. At the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, choose from hundreds of available options to customize your home to your style and needs. Whether you are on a strict budget or desire luxurious upgraded touches, a wide selection of options are available for every surface of your home, from flooring to roofing, countertops to home theaters, cabinets to insulation, and everything in between.

Our beautiful new model home at Magnolia Walk II is currently under construction and will grand open in March. Showcasing the Shenandoah II home plan and the quality features and construction built into every home at Magnolia Walk II, this beautiful show-home boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms with 2,034 sq. ft. of open living space. Join the community VIP List for your exclusive invitation to the Grand Opening Celebration!

If you’re as excited about this community as we are, you do not have to wait to find the new home of your dreams at Magnolia Walk II. Call us today at (863) 868-9408 or visit our model center at nearby Wind Meadows to take advantage of pre-sale pricing and our 'Home Sweet Home' Sales Event through February 29th!

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