Luxurious New Homes in Gated South Lakeland Neighborhood

Posted: July 7, 2017 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
By Highland Homes

Ryleigh exteriorUpdated June 11, 2020

Have you been looking for a spacious new home in Lakeland designed with your own luxurious finishing touches, located in a beautiful gated community, and surrounded by the best Lakeland has to offer? Look no further than Highlands Grace, an upscale neighborhood of new homes in the exclusive Highlands area of Lakeland!

Located off County Road 540A between Lakeland Highlands Road and Yarborough Lane, your new home at Highlands Grace provides the benefits of top-rated schools, convenience to major roadways, and shopping, dining, and medical facilities right down the road.

Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

Highlands Grace is convenient to everyday grocery conveniences including Publix and Winn Dixie and less than 10 miles away from a wide variety of shopping opportunities. You’ll find shopping galore at Lakeside Village, an outdoor mall offering popular options including Bed Bath & Beyond, Belks, Kohl’s and more. While at Lakeside Village, you can also catch the latest movie at the Cobb Theater, enjoy brews at The Brass Tap, or grab a bite to eat at Grillsmith, Abuelo's, or any of the other many delicious dining options.

Heading north from Highlands Grace, Downtown Lakeland offers a selection of unique boutique shops, entertainment, and dining options that range from formal and classy to relaxed and casual. In addition, holidays and other special events are well celebrated with parades, festivals, and activities downtown.

Visit one of these unique Lakeland-local dining experiences less than 10 miles away from home:

The Poor Porker — This hip outdoor space in Downtown Lakeland is perfect for enjoying from enjoying morning coffee to evening drinks. This eclectic plaza includes soulful Louisiana-inspired beignets and coffee, an outdoor beer garden, live music in the evenings, and even a teepee to lounge in.


Cob & Pen — One of Lakeland's newest spots for nightlife, Cob & Pen is a vintage-inspired gastropub and gathering place located in Lakeland's historic Tudor House, which was moved from Lake Hollingsworth to its current location on South Florida Avenue in 2014. This Dixieland District restaurant offers high-end American cuisine, a vast selection of more than 200 craft brews, boutique wine, and good company.

The Joinery - Lakeland's first food hall, The Joinery offers12,000 square feet of drinking and dining, with additional patio space at the rear of the building and on the front portico overlooking Lake Mirror. 

Nineteen 61 — If you’ve been looking for premiere Latin cuisine, Nineteen Sixty-One is the place to be. Chef Marco, previously the head chef at the Lakeland Yacht Club, debuted this Dixieland District restaurant in early 2016 to serve the Lakeland community with his passion: "The Art of creating a Food Revolution." From seasonal items to Cuban-inspired favorites, get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

Hillcrest Coffee — Lakeland has a new location serving up freshly ground coffee, sweet treats, and relaxing conversation. This cozy coffee shop invites you to relax and indulge in strong brews and baked sweets at their little home in Lakeland's Dixieland District.

The Pink Piano - Whether it's after work relaxation or a date night out, The Pink Piano offers an intimate destination to enjoy a drink, tapas, and live local music. The tapas menu changes weekly, meaning there is always something new to try. This Dixieland District nightspot promises "An experience you won't soon forget."

Polk Museum of Art - Art lovers can immerse themselves in culture and history at this nationally accredited museum showcasing both modern and historic art pieces with frequently changing exhibits so there is always something new to see. And, thanks to strategic partnerships, museum admission is free every day.

Explorations V Children’s Museum - Little ones will enjoy time at this local gem overflowing with educational experiences that engage all 5 senses. Using kid-powered imagination, children can “work? in a grocery store, become a news anchor, and create to their hearts content.

The Beautiful Outdoors

Need a breath of fresh air? Central Florida offers some of the most unique hiking, boating, and outdoor experiences - and there's plenty to do near your home in South Lakeland. Enjoy hiking, wildlife, birding, and more at Lakeland Highland Scrub. Relax in nearby Holloway Park and Nature Preserve, home to 362 acres of nature’s beauty. Explore 1,267 acres of wetlands and trails at the Circle B Bar Reserve, including the famed "Alligator Alley" raised trail, which allows you to view these massive reptiles in their natural habitat.

Just a few miles from home, Banana Lake provides boating, fishing, a picnic area, and a playground to enjoy. Children will also love playing at Common Ground Interactive Playground where they can have fun in a “non-traditional play area? featuring games, jungle gyms, and swings for children of varying ages and abilities.

Sports enthusiasts will love playing ball at the Highland City Baseball Park offering 4 large baseball fields, little league, and major league teams. Golf lovers will enjoy tee time at the Cleveland Heights Golf Course. Rated as 2016’s Number One Golf Course in Lakeland by the Lakeland Ledger, this 27-hole facility is perfect for a relaxing day of food, drinks, and rolling green hills. More sports and fitness-related recreation close to home include the local YMCA West Central Florida and Kelly Recreation Complex.

Health & Wellness

Near your new Lakeland home, your health is in good hands at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Bartow Regional (BayCare) Medical Center, and multiple Watson Clinic locations. And, Lakeland Regional Health recently purchased 100 acres of land on US Highway 98 S (Bartow Road) just south of Country Road 540A for a future medical facility to serve South Lakeland residents.


School_GeorgeJenkinsElementary students (K-5) living in this community are zoned to attend Spessard L. Holland Elementary School, middle school students (6-8) attend Lakeland Highlands Middle School and high school students (9-12) are zoned to attend George W. Jenkins High School, one of the most desirable high schools in Lakeland. Adults looking to further their education can attend nearby Polk State College, Florida Technical College, Florida Southern College, or Southeastern University.

Luxurious New Homes

Homes at Highlands Grace offer plenty of space to enjoy, inside and out. Standard home sites in the community are 70-foot wide, offering space between homes, and large enough to build the personal pool and outdoor living area you've been dreaming of. Home prices start from the $260,000’s with the price including your standard home site and upscale design features. Choose from more than ten spacious home plans offering 1,878 to 3,315 square feet of luxuriously designed living space including three to five bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and a luxurious owner's suite with a spa-like en-suite bath. Homes include a 2- or 3-car garage, a covered lanai, and select plans feature a loft bonus room for even more versatile living space.

Once you've selected your ideal home design, you will work with a professional designer at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio to select the colors, features, and finishes to make your new home the perfect fit for you and your loved ones.

Our model center at Highlands Grace is now open and showcases two beautiful model homes. The spacious and open Willow II with Willow II with Loft - kitchen (2)Loft offers 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 3-car garage. The 2,956 of decadently designed living space includes a fully open living area, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with island breakfast bar, and a versatile 420 sq. ft. loft over the gathering room. The second model showcases the Ryleigh, a 3 bedroom home with 1,878 sq. ft. of living space and an on-trend Craftsman style exterior. Both models give you a taste of the upscale features included in every home built at Highlands Grace, as well as the craftsmanship and care built into every Highland home.

We are now building in Phase II of this popular gated community. To learn more about building your dream home at Highlands Grace, contact our Lakeland New Home Specialists at 863-510-5989, browse the plans and pricing, or visit the model center located at 3296 Pearly Drive in Lakeland.

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