Recreation and Relaxation in Your Backyard in Lakeland, FL

Posted: December 21, 2020 | Categories: Communities>Hunter's Crossing
By Highland Homes

Lakeland, FL - New Homes in Lakeland, FLUpdated April 16, 2021

On the list as one of the Best Places to Live in Florida in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, Lakeland, FL boasts an abundance of lakes, outdoor venues, top-rated local eateries, and plenty of opportunities to shop till you drop! It’s no wonder residents give the city rave reviews, and whether you’re ready for your first home or looking for your next home, a new home in Lakeland, FL, might be just right for you.

One more great feature in Lakeland, FL, is the popular Hunter’s Crossing community! Located in the North Lakeland area, the newest phase of this desirable community features 52 homesites, offering spacious 1,700+ square foot homes, with plenty of outdoor living space for a personal pool, and affordable homes starting from the $270s. Its convenient location places homeowners less than two miles from daily necessities at Publix or Winn-Dixie, and your new home is only six minutes from I-4, a quick connector to big-city work and play in Orlando or Tampa!


Local Fun

If you’re an adventurous soul or enjoy a quiet stroll through interpretive visual narratives, you’ll always find something to entertain you in Lakeland. Jump into the fun at DEFY Lakeland Trampoline Park, or take the family out for a colorful afternoon at Central Florida Paintball. Enjoy an assortment of Broadway shows, concerts, and special events at the RP Funding Center, or catch local productions and classic movies at the historic Polk Theatre. Or rev up your competitive spirit at the Orange Bowl Lanes about five miles from home.


Plenty of Fresh Air

Butterfly at Gator Creek Reserve - New Homes in Lakeland, FL
Zebra Swallowtail at Gator Greek Reserve 
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Nature lovers will enjoy Hunter’s Crossing proximity to Polk County’s popular hiking area, Gator Creek Reserve. Located less than six miles away from home, Gator Creek Reserve is a kaleidoscope of cypress swamps, hardwood forests, marshes where visitors can enjoy butterfly watching, hiking, and plenty of picnic shelters. The Reserve also boasts 2.9 miles of equestrian trail, a myriad of wildlife, and wildflowers to captivate your inner nature photographer. 

Lake Parker Park is a short five-mile drive away, where all ages are welcome to enjoy its beloved playgrounds, sports fields, biking, hiking, and bird-watching fun. And, about four miles from home is the 18-acre Douglas M. Cook Park, with multi-purpose sports fields for football and baseball, a children’s playground, and a dog park.

There are plenty of public and private golf courses to keep golf aficionados happy too. Wedgewood Golf Club is 3.5 miles away, but closer to home are the Golfing Links of Sandpiper, a newly renovated par 71 course. Before or after a round of golf at Sandpiper, you can enjoy a garden burger at The Links Grill and be home in time for your favorite evening show. 


Goodies to Eat 

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North Lakeland provides a mosaic of choices for every palate. Delight yourself with a hot breakfast or homestyle dinner at Wade's Kitchen. Enjoy delectable BBQ or steaks on a Friday night at the local favorite Grangers & Sons Barbecue, only 3 miles from home. Savor classic mac n’ cheese or homemade meatloaf at Ford’s Garage. Just around the corner from your new home, there’s also Hawaiian poke and grill at Ocean Poke and classic Italian flavors at Ciao Bella. 

Or, head to downtown Lakeland, about 6 miles south of your new home at Hunter's Crossing. The Joinery, a popular food hall located in the downtown area, offers options for lunch, dinner, drinks, and dessert from a variety of artisan food restaurants. Nineteen 61 delights with intimate, upscale Latin American dining, Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille is a longtime Lakeland standout with New Orleans-inspired fare, and the Poor Porker provides beignets and coffee in a hip, open-air cafe.

Libations on your list? Enjoy 30 craft beers on tap at the family-friendly Swan Brewing, or indulge in a craft cocktail at Revival.


New Homes in Lakeland, FL 

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Is space and privacy at the top of your dream home list? You'll get plenty of that at Hunter’s Crossing in Lakeland, FL!  First- and second-time home sites have enough space to add a future backyard pool, with a select number of homes alongside open space and wetlands that provide a peaceful view of nature and enjoyable backyard privacy. Your new community also features ponds, wetlands, and the cherry on top, a gated entrance for your privacy and security.

Choose from more than 10 home plans beautifully designed with three to six bedrooms, up to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a 2 or 3-car garage. Features include a private owner’s suite, desirable open-concept layouts, and flexible use rooms, along with a front porch and/or lanai for your outdoor living enjoyment. 

Building your new home at Hunter’s Crossing also means you will work with a professional designer at the Personal Selection Studio to personalize your dream home. Select from hundreds of included options or luxurious upgrades that fit your unique style and budget.

If calling Lakeland, FL home is on your to-do list, now is the time to claim your new home at Hunter’s Crossing. Email or call our Lakeland New Home Specialists today! 

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