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Why Grasslands Today?

Grasslands Lakeland FloridaWith this weblog,  I get to bring my vision to life.  For the first time, buyers, homeowners, the public, and REALTORS can look at one site and see every property listing in Grasslands and Oakbridge located in the heart of our wonderful city of Lakeland, Florida.  My goals for this site is to educate people about the benefits of not only living in our beautiful community, but Lakeland as well.

Grasslands and Oakbridge are not always an easy choice to make to live.  The reason is that as the old saying goes, location, location, location equals money, money, money.  Yes, this is certainly not the most affordable place to live, but it wasn’t intended to be either.

Grasslands is without a doubt in my mind worth every dollar it takes to live here.  It is not likely that there will ever be another exclusive private country club community developed inside the city of Lakeland or Polk County for that matter.  Where else can you live in Lakeland and be so close to a great private golf course, top of the line tennis facility, swimming, restaurants galore, an 18 screen stadium seating movie theatre, a wonderful Publix, Target, medical facilities, and shopping of every sort.  Not to be left out, the close proximity of our beautiful downtown, the Lakeland Center, Polk Theatre, Lakeland Christian school, St. Paul Lutheran school, Resurrection Catholic school. Grasslands public school zone is Lakeland Senior, the home of the national power house football team the Dreadnaughts.  Oakbridge’s public high school is Kathleen H.S., renowned for its highly ranked basketball program. Where else can you live within minutes of a full service hospital and I-4 that leads to two international airports, two major cities, being Tampa and Orlando, and beaches in both directions.  Like the commercial says, there is a price for the home, a price for the membership, but the lifestyle is priceless.

Turnberry at Grasslands

Turnberry, is a maintenance free patio home development in the exclusive private country club community of Grasslands, located in the beautiful city of Lakeland, Florida.  There are 51 Turnberry homes within the development with the homes either being golf course frontage, water frontage or views of both water and the golf course.  These lovely patio homes are also conveniently located to Lakeside Village.  There are three different floor plans in Turnberry that at new construction offer different modifications such as over sized garages and expanded bonus rooms.

The maintenance fee includes the 24 hr. manned gate, common grounds, fountains, road reserves, yard maintenance, including weekly cutting, edging, landscape trimming, chemical weeding, yearly mulch, monthly sprinkler checks, and exterior painting every six years.  If you would like more information about the Turnberry homes, contact me anytime.

Muirfield Village at Grasslands

Murifield Village, located in the exclusive private country club community of Grasslands, in beautiful Lakeland, Florida are  an upscale condo development consisting of 96 units.  There are four different floor plans to choose from ranging from two bedroom units with 1180 sq. ft. of living to large three bedroom units with 1780 sq. ft. of living space.  Murifield Village is gated with a lovely pond that has a lighted fountain with a gazebo over looking it.

The maintenance fee includes structural insurance, all exterior maintenance, pest control, basic cable, water, trash pickup, road reserves, and management fees.  If you would like more information about Murifield Village or to see available properties, contact me anytime.

Laurel Glen at Grasslands

Laurel Glen at Grasslands, Lakeland homes for saleLaurel Glen at Grasslands, is located in the exclusive private country club community of Grasslands in Lakeland, Florida.  Consisting of three floor plans originally, Laurel Glen Drive was sold at a furious pace in 2005 and 2006.  In 2007 three new models were built on Laurel Glen Place with the three original floor plans being modified.  There are 99 total lots with many being water front and several backing up to the woods.

Laurel Glen at Grasslands, Lakeland home for saleThe Laurel Glen homes are maintenance free with the maintenance fee taking care the 24 hour manned gate, the common grounds, fountains, road reserves, the yard maintenance, including mowing, edging, chemical weeding, hedging, yearly mulching, and exterior painting every six years.  If you would like more information or would like to see any of the Laurel Glen homes, contact me anytime.

Heritage Lakes at Grasslands

1981 Heritage Estate grasslands Lakeland Florida homes for saleThere  are 66 custom home lots in Phase I and Phase II of Heritage Lakes at Grasslands, the exclusive private country club community located in the beautiful city of Lakeland, Florida. The lots range in size from 1/4 acre to an acre with with most lots having water views or backing up to the woods.  There are also estate lots in the Heritage Estates section of Heritage Lakes and all of these lots a minimum of a 1/2 acre.  Lots start at $203,000 and there are currently several available.  The maintenance fee in Heritage Lakes is $125. 37 a month and covers the 24 hr. guarded gate, common grounds, fountain, and road reserves.  Heritage Lakes is the last chance to build your custom dream home in Grasslands.  If you would like more information regarding lots or resale opportunities in Heritage Lakes, contact me anytime.

The Exquisite Homes of Bellerive at Grasslands

2633 Bellerive at Grasslands, Lakeland Florida homes for saleThe most exquisite maintenance free patio homes in Lakeland, Florida or Polk County for that matter, are located in the exclusive private country club community of Grasslands.  The 30 Bellerive homes, sit behind the 24 hour guarded gates, located along the beautiful 581 yard par 5, 18th hole.  These homes have all the amenities the discriminating buyer is looking for, from custom wood cabinetry, pavered drive and walk ways, tile roofs, to double pain windows, no detail is left out.  All of the Bellerive homes large lots with water views and are conveniently located to all of of the club facilities.  

2633 Bellerive at Grasslands, Lakeland Florida homes for saleThe $340 a month maintenance fee covers the yard maintenance, including weekly cutting, edging, trimming, yearly mulch replacement, chemical weeding, chemical yard maintenance, exterior painting every six years, 24 hr. guarded gate, common grounds, fountains, and road reserves.  If you would like for information on the Bellerive properties, contact me anytime.

Golf or Water Front, Enclave at Grasslands

Enclave at Grasslands, Lakeland home for salesThere are 100 condo units in the Enclave, offering an assortment of floor plans in the gated development.  Located on the first and second holes of the exclusive private country club community of Grasslands G&CC in Lakeland, Florida, with a number of units surrounding the lovely pond with its lighted waterfall.  The floor plans range from 2 bed/2 bath units with 1232 sq. ft. of living to 3 bed/2 bath with 1628 sq. ft. of living.  Each condo has its own downstairs storage for your convenience.

The $300 a month maintenance fee covers all exterior maintenance, structural insurance, water and sewer, basic cable, reserves, and the security gate.  For more information or to see available units in the Enclave contact me any time.

The Views of Prestwick at Grasslands

Prestwick home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida homes real estateSome of the best views in Grasslands, an exclusive private country club community located in the beautiful city of Lakeland, Florida, are located in Prestwick.  There are 22 single family homes that are attached as duplexes that sit on San Gully Lake with views of the golf course and clubhouse.  Homes range from 2100 sq. ft. of living up to 3600 sq. ft.

For years as I played golf here at Grasslands, I always wondered what the Drummond Company would build on the site that ended up being Prestwick Drive.  My wife Denise and I had a home in south Lakeland sitting on 1.3 acres and I was definetly interested in something easier to take care of, while Denise had a certain square footage that she wanted.  When the two story model was finished I stopped by to look at it after I played golf on a Sunday.  It was very nice and I suggested to Denise that she might want to look at it and Monday we both went to see it together.  After we took a good look at it, we asked the company representative if we could make some interior changes and they said no problem.  We said we would build one and they asked what lot.  After those years of looking at that the vacant land, I knew exactly what lot I wanted.  We signed the contract and they asked if we wanted to sell our house first.  I said start building.  Not knowing at that time how that decision would change my life.  I was not a REALTOR then, but it turned out I was before the home was completed and three years later I was the #1 single agent in the #1 office in the county.

It is not always the easiest decision to buy in Grasslands because of the premium you pay to live here.  Denise and I had a very nice 4 bedroom home on a large lot, a pool with a spa, koi pond, and an oversized 3 car garage, with two driveways.  We sold that home for $220,000 in 1998 and paid $299,000 for our Prestwick home that had the same square footage, no pool, and a 2 1/2 car garage.  The difference being the view, lifestyle, and location, location, location.  Without a doubt we have never regretted the move to Grasslands.

The only thing that concerned us about a Prestwick home was whether we would be able to here sounds coming from our neighbors since we did share the interior wall.  This wall is block that goes all the way to the roof line and is insulated.  To give people an example of how quiet these are, we went out of town for a week and came back and my alarm clock was going off with the volume all the way up.   I said, oh heck and called my neighbor tho apologize and he asked for what.  I explained and he said they didn’t hear anything.

Prestwick at Grasslands view Lakeland Florida homes for saleThe maintenance fee in Prestwick is $340 a month and includes mowing, trimming, hedge trimming, mulch, pressure cleaning of home and roof annually, interior pest control, roof reserves, exterior painting every 6 years, 24 hr. guarded gate, common grounds, fountains, and road reserves.  There is currently a single story available and a two story short sale that is available.  If you would like more info on these homes, feel free to contact me anytime.

The Custom Homes of Fairway Lakes at Grasslands

3019 Grasslands Dr Lakeland home for saleThe exclusive private country club community of Grasslands in Lakeland, Florida offers custom homes in Fairway Lakes, with most homes having golf course or water frontage.  Fairway lakes first homes were located on the original #1 hole, now #11,  were considered model row.  These homes have that great Florida floor plan with the views of the golf course.

The 79 homes in Fairway Lakes have lot sizes of 1/4 acre, 1/3 acre with estate homes located on Winged Foot Drive having a minimum of a 1/2 acre going up to 1.3 acres.  A typical homes living square footage tends to be 2400 to 3000 in phase I and 3000 to 4000 sq. ft. in phase II with homes on Winged Foot ranging from 3600 sq. ft. to up to 7300 sq. ft.  Fairway Lakes is encompassed by holes 11, 12, 13, and 15 and the nicest lake in Grasslands.

3019 Grasslands, Lakeland Florida home for saleThe maintenance fees are $125.37 and cover the 24 hour guarded gate, common grounds, fountains, and road reserves.   There is still one vacant lot available on Winged Foot Drive, priced at $400,000.  To get more info on Fairway lakes, feel free to contact me anytime.

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