The Lakes — Relaxation, Recreation, & Beautiful Views in Lake Alfred, Florida

Posted: September 22, 2017 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>The Lakes
By Highland Homes

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Lake Rochelle public boat ramp

If you’ve been searching for a place to call home near beautiful lake views, recreation, and daily conveniences, look no further than The Lakes, a community of stylish new homes in Lake Alfred! Lake Alfred is the epitome of small-town living with a welcoming community, glistening lakes, and plenty of things to do.

The Lakes is in the perfect location off Mackay Boulevard and only minutes away from US-17 and US-19, giving you easy access to the Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Haines City employment and activities. Positioned just between Lake Haines and Lake Rochelle, this private enclave offers the perfect setting for relaxation and recreation.

Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment

New homes at The Lakes are within walking distance to Lake Alfred’s famous Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, a Lake Alfred public recreation area. This historic venue is known for its beautiful scenery, hiking, biking trails that are perfect for enjoying the beautiful Florida weather year-round.

Lovers of water sports are in luck with nearby Lake Rochelle and Lake Haines as well as the famed Chain O’ Lakes only moments away from home! Boat ramps are available throughout Lake Alfred and Winter Haven, making your relaxing boat ride, kayak, and paddleboard adventure even more convenient.

Of course, for those who are looking for a little more adventure, Lake Alfred is also home to Breathless Balloon Adventures, a local company offering hot air balloon rides for breathtaking views around the city. If you’re looking for a tour on land you’ll enjoy Rewaco, a company providing RF series motorcycle trikes for a unique experience.

Additionally, neighboring Winter Haven is home to LEGOLAND Florida Resort, a theme park focused on unleashing creative inspiration in both children and children at heart. LEGOLAND is home to a variety of themed rides, shows, displays, and more. Next door you’ll find Cypress Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden with hundreds of unique trees and flowers.

For activities in your own backyard, the city of Lake Alfred offers a number of community events and activities on a weekly basis. Check out the Lake Alfred Public Library bulletin board of events which is constantly updated of a variety of things to do each month. And, you can count on Winter Haven to keep it festive for every holiday season from St. Patrick’s Day to Christmas with light displays, food and music festivals. To stay on top of the upcoming events, follow the Winter Haven City Calendar!

Shopping Conveniences Close to Home

The Lakes has everyday shopping conveniences including Publix, Winn-Dixie, and ALDI close to home. Citi Centre Plaza is a great shopping center for stores including Macy’s, Belk, Lowe’s, and more familiar favorites. Eagle Ridge Mall is also nearby with venues including JCPenney, Dillard’s, and Hibbet Sports, as well as a bowling alley and Regal Cinemas movie theater.

As you might expect to find in a smaller city, Lake Alfred offers its fair share of locally-owned, mom and pop restaurants and quaint shops you won’t find anywhere else! The Barn and Stable is a must-see in the city for those who are into bargain hunting, antiques, and delicious bites. This indoor/outdoor flea market-type setup connects shoppers from room to room through furniture pieces, historic antiques, and eclectic home decor. The location also features The Back Porch Restaurant, which is a quaint little eatery providing a variety of options for low prices.

Lavender N Lace Tea Room & Restaurant is also a good choice if you are looking for a unique dining experience. Take time out for a cup of tea, delicious desserts, and even a meal served on beautiful china, all surrounded by a beautiful mix of darling tables and decor.

Health & Wellness

Near your new Lake Alfred home, your health is in good hands at the Winter Haven Hospital, Glesser Clinic, and many other locations. Pets can receive care at nearby veterinary clinics, such as Orchid Springs and Cypress Gardens Animal Hospital.


Elementary students (K-5) living in this community attend Lake Alfred Elementary School, middle school students (6-8) attend Jere L. Stambaugh Middle and high school students (9-12) are zoned to attend Auburndale Senior High School. Adults looking to further their education can attend nearby Southern Technical College, Polk State College’s Winter Haven Campus or Florida Polytechnic University, Florida’s only STEM-focused public university.

Build Your Dream HomeTLParkerLiving Room

Building your new home at The Lakes allows you to choose from more than 15 stylish home plans offering 1,479 to 3,315 square feet of living space with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3.5 bathrooms. Desirable features in these stylish new homes include modern open living spaces, gourmet kitchens, luxurious master suites, built-in storage solutions, covered lanais, and much more.

Plus, when you build with Highland Homes, you have the opportunity to personalize your new home to your unique style and needs! A Highland Homes Design Consultant will guide you through the home design process and help you select the colors and features to perfectly suit every room in your new home. A wide variety of options are available to choose from in every price point, from included and no extra cost, to luxurious upgraded features for those decadent finishing touches.

With introductory pricing starting from the $170’s, now is the time to start building your dream home at The Lakes! To preview this beautiful new community and learn more, contact our Lake Alfred New Home Specialists at 863-215-6905, visit our brand new model center, or contact us online.

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