1141 Lauderdale West Drive (NW 85 Avenue), Plantation, Florida 33322
Peaceful, Established 55+ Community of Lauderdale West in Southeastern Florida Boasts Single Story Homes, Tropical Landscaping and a Bounty of Social Activities
Calling itself "Camelot in South Florida," 55+ Lauderdale West is minutes from Fort Lauderdale and the western edge of the Everglades in southeastern Florida. Built in the 1960s and 1970s, this quiet community has 1,000 single story homes on 286 acres.
Properties range from semi-attached villas and four-plex villas to single family homes. The villas have approximately 900 square feet to 1,250 square feet, one to two bedrooms, one to two baths and a parking space. Many have a screened patio and an eat-in kitchen. The larger single family homes may have up to four bedrooms and an attached, single car garage. Exteriors are mostly white with pastel-colored trim. Roofs are clay tile. Most single family dwellings also have a front, side and back lawn.
Resale prices start in the high-$100,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
HOA fees cover the cost of cable, roof repair, lawn care, and exterior maintenance. Pets are allowed only if medically necessary.
The community has two clubhouses. The main one has an exercise room, a sauna, a library, a ballroom, and a crafts studio. Outside amenities include tennis courts, bocce ball courts and a swimming pool. Trails meander through a landscape of ponds, trees, and flowerbeds. Lauderdale West also has its own shuttle service and newspaper. Mah jongg, line dancing, chair yoga, stage productions, and improv classes are a few of the community's many activities.
The surrounding city of Plantation has big box retail, golf courses, and fine dining. Its aquatics complex is open for swim lessons, water aerobics, and arthritis programs. Its equestrian center contains 85 acres of bridle paths and paddocks, and the Preserve Golf Course has a clubhouse, a practice facility, and 18 challenging holes. The restored Pond Apple Slough is open to kayakers and swamp walkers.
Westside Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer high temperatures usually top out in the mid-90s. Winter temperature highs are in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 50s. Average rainfall is 50 inches per year with the usual summertime afternoon showers.
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