In Feb. 2004, we came here to visit our previous neighbors who lived next to us in California. We fell in love with the warm weather in February. Although we had been looking at retirement communities and downsizing, we never thought of moving clear across the country, away from family and friends and the town where we grew up. However, the minute we drove into the community, we felt at home. This isn’t just a retirement community, it’s a community of Friends! Everyone is warm and friendly where neighbors enjoy helping neighbors and people truly care about each other.
It has an exceptionally nice clubhouse and the amenities (pools, tennis courts, shuffle boards, billiards, exercise room, crafts, library, etc.) are outstanding. The grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained by a fantastic management team. There are numerous activities to enjoy and you can be as active or inactive as you want to be. The beautiful and challenging golf course is in our backyard and the weather in Florida allows us to play everyday if we want. Any major shopping, dining, hospitals and beach are so convenient and are within 10 miles.
In a nutshell, Crane Lakes is beautiful with a warm community of seniors, living their chosen lifestyles, co-existing with nature and where neighbors look out for each other. “Crane Lakes is a place you want to come home to.”