1850 Crane Lakes Blvd, Port Orange, Florida 32128
Gated, Low Key 55+ Community of Crane Lakes is on Florida's Northeastern Coast and Has Manufactured Homes, a Clubhouse, a Golf Club, a Fishing Pier, a Restaurant and More
Port Orange is on the northeastern Florida coast and is the setting for Crane Lakes, a 55+ community that winds around 324 acres sprinkled with ponds, palm trees and fairways. The development was platted and constructed in the early-2000s.
The 802 Palm Harbor manufactured homes are neatly laid out, and many have a water view or a golf course view. Most meet or exceed national wind safety standards. A wide variety of resales is available. High-end homes have spacious floor plans and an ample garage. Middle range homes might have a screened patio and a breakfast bar. Many modest homes have a car port and a private back yard. Lawns are well kept and dotted with tropical vegetation.
Prices begin in the low-$100,000s. Check prices with a Realtor as they may change. Lot rental fees run from about $640 to $725 per month or so, but Crane Lakes offers a gated entry, lawn service, and a rich menu of amenities.
For example, residents are eligible for membership and access to the Crane Lakes Golf Club, its driving range, putting green, and pro shop. The community's large clubhouse and grounds include a ballroom, two outdoor pools, a whirlpool, clay tennis courts, a library, bocci ball courts, a fishing pier, and a craft center. Crane's Roost, the restaurant, is open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. HOA sponsored activities and groups range from bingo and movie nights to travel and wine clubs.
Port Orange is minutes from white sand beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway. Its City Center Municipal Complex has a fitness trail, library, and performing arts complex. Residents can fish or launch a boat at the city's Causeway Park. Port Orange hosts outdoor concerts and golf tournaments. Cracker Creek, a nearby nature preserve, is open for boating, birding, camping, and hiking.
Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange has 80 beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Nearby Daytona Beach is the site of award-winning Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (356 beds), named one of the nation's top 50 hospitals.
Summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Winters are mild and slightly less humid with temperatures in the 50s, 60s, low-70s. On average, the area receives 49 inches of rain per year.
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Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting "snowbirds" to the state in the late 19th century, and retirees continue to flock to the state today. It's not hard to see why tourism has become Florida's leading industry.
International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.
Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands.
Florida also has 1,045 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 55%
Median household income - $46,596
Median home value - $159,000
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Is Everyone in a 55+ Community Really 55+?
Not everyone who lives in a 55+ community is age 55 or better. Generally, at least 80% of residents must be at least age 55 (and at least one occupant of each housing unit must be age 55), while the remaining 20% are allowed to be younger (but usually at least age 45). Children are allowed to visit but generally cannot stay more than two weeks at a time. It is also usually the case that older, more established 55+ communities have an older residential demographic.
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