Inland Master-Planned and Gated Communities
From retirement communities in Tennessee to planned communities in Florida, there’s a destination for you out there. It’s just figuring out where it is you want to land. At ideal-LIVING, we’re here to help. Find the perfect place for you to call home and make your retirement or relocation dreams come true in one of our inland communities.
What Is an Inland Community?
Simply put, it merely means you don’t live next door to, or on, the beach. You’re inland, putting you close to bustling city centers for shopping, dining, hospitals, and more. From amenities and clubhouses, these communities are designed to provide resort living. It’s easier than ever to settle into one of these homes.
Why Choose an Inland Community?
Some are active adult communities while others are 55+ communities. Others are golf communities with gorgeous lake views that allow you to hit the links at your leisure. Choosing a community that’s “inland” is still just as much a destination and way of life as choosing to live by the sea. In fact, these locations are carefully planned communities, designed with enticing features that may include:
- Fitness centers, trails, and sports facilities for tennis and pickleball to help you maintain an active lifestyle.
- Lakes and other features for various water activities. Inland doesn’t mean you can’t live by the water.
- Gorgeous golf courses that are built into the landscape of some of these communities. Take in the scenery of your new home while you play a game of 18 holes.
- Options for your ideal home plan, such as single-family, one-story, two-story, townhomes, and more.
- Location, location, location. As mentioned earlier, inland communities can provide a serene setting that’s not far from major travel routes. They offer big-city conveniences like shopping, dining, and healthcare. Other nearby attractions make for perfect day trips or weekend getaways.
Where to Go From Here?
With so many options to choose from, you should consider the region you want to be in, the main amenities you’re looking for, and the type of community that best fits your lifestyle.
From 55+ communities to the best tennis communities and private retirement communities, you can find the one that has all that you need for this time in your life.
Research and Explore the Best inland Communities
Click to explore the following inland communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.
Encompassing 370 woodland acres, Cresswind Charlotte is a 55+ community in Charlotte, North Carolina. This active adult community is situated away from the congestion of the city, but within a 25-minute drive of Uptown Charlotte.
Cresswind Charlotte is specifically designed for those 55 and over, with resort-style amenities and a variety of activities. Miles of walking trails meander throughout the community, and the 18,000-square-foot clubhouse will feature a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. A full-time activities director organizes fitness programs and clubs for every hobby.
Charlotte is home to NASCAR, Carowinds Amusement Park, and U.S. National Whitewater Center. The Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and ski resorts at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain are close enough for day trips and weekend getaways. Tour 9 designer model homes. Move-In Ready homes available now.
Renowned for beautiful homes and unrivaled active and social amenities, On Top of the World in Ocala, FL, is truly a leader in creating quality lifestyles.
A world of opportunities to relax and enjoy life-while staying active with both body and mind-is waiting for you at On Top of the World.
Repeatedly named one of the best places in the country to live by Where to Retire magazine, this 13,000 acre master-planned community appeals to active adults looking for a fabulous lifestyle and well-designed, beautifully appointed homes. Surrounded by central Florida’s celebrated horse country and crystal clear springs, On Top of the World is close to everything, yet far from the ordinary.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find at On Top of the World:
• Concrete-block, energy-efficient home designs
• Several different communities and neighborhoods available featuring single family, maintenance-free and luxury estate homes, many with golf or preserve homesites
• Three, par-72 golf courses with PGA and LPGA professionals on staff
• Over 250,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities
• Community Town Square with indoor entertainment venue, fitness center and lifelong learning programming at Master the Possibilities Education Center.
• And much more!
If your dream is to retire or relocate to a luxurious private estate in the mountains, Shepherds Cove could be your next address.
Located in the Shenandoah Highlands of West Virginia along the upper reaches of the Potomac River, Shepherds Cove is a secluded retreat in a region known for its welcoming towns, seasonal festivals, and historic sites. At the same time, the local station offers daily train service to and from the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas for business appointments and cultural events.
Every Shepherds Cove homesite is a full five acres in size, and the community is planned for a total of just 20. That’s five acres of your own woodlands, meadows, creeks, peace, and quiet. All of the community utility lines, including high-speed Internet access, are buried for unobstructed views. Luxurious Shepherds Cove residences, from estate-sized mansions to spacious log cabins, are custom crafted by the region’s finest architects and home builders.
Shepherds Cove amenities include a 23-acre common area on the water with boat docks, kayak launches, and private access to 12 miles of navigable river. The community pavilion overlooking the Potomac has an outdoor kitchen, and there are miles of hiking/biking paths within and just beyond the gates. Supermarkets and stores are only a 12-minute drive away, while the immediate area also includes mountain golf courses, wineries, mineral springs, ski resorts, and the Appalachian Trail.
Request more information below, and you’ll discover your perfectly private mountain destination at Shepherds Cove.
Savannah Lakes Village is on the 71,000-acre freshwater Lake Thurmond in McCormick, South Carolina with 1,200 miles of shoreline. The community boasts two championship lakefront golf courses with restaurants and pro shops, fiber-optic Internet to each homesite, a 23,000 square foot recreation center with 6 lighted tennis courts (4 HarTru and 2 hard surface), pickleball, bowling alley, indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, fitness room, private card rooms, library, 50+ social clubs, yoga studio, Rod & Gun Club, and so much more. This is active retirement in its truest form…
We are a short 45-minute drive to Augusta and a 2-hour drive from Atlanta. The community abuts three state parks and offers 100+ miles of hiking and biking trails. Our new Lakefront Condo project offers amazing views of the lake with luxurious finishings and direct access to a full-service marina and sandy beach. Boat slips are offered to all homeowners regardless of location. Come stay and play at Savannah Lakes Village for only $199 for 2 nights!
New homes from the low $200s. Pre-construction pricing on lakefront condos starting at $270,000. Visit SavannahLakesVillage.com or call 864-391-5259 to book your tour!
Coming soon to south central Pennsylvania is Winding Creek, a 55+ lifestyle community by Landmark Homes. Nestled among peaceful farmlands of Palmyra PA, Winding Creek boasts picturesque views and a serene location, all within close proximity to dining, shopping, and recreation. The community is convenient to major travel routes, simplifying travel and day trips to popular destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and all Hershey area attractions are a short drive away. Fantastic amenities planned for the community include a private clubhouse with pool, tennis courts, and walking trails. Winding Creek 55+ will offer a low maintenance lifestyle with thoughtfully designed home plans for a relaxed lifestyle.
North Carolina has always been recognized for its natural diversity and gracious hospitality, which now has made it into an extremely popular retirement destination. Choices abound for a healthy, happy retirement setting, whether you want to relax on the beach or enjoy the great outdoors in our mountains or stay busy in a bustling city. The North Carolina Certified Retirement Community designation means a city has completed a comprehensive evaluation process with requirements outlined by the North Carolina General Assembly. These Certified Retirement Communities are recognized for providing the amenities, services and opportunities retirees need to enjoy active and productive lives.
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Johnston County has become the first county in North Carolina to be designated a Retire NC destination. Johnston County’s top retirement destination, Clayton, is located at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. Experience rural small-town living, just 15 minutes from Downtown Raleigh. Retirees will find rural farmland and small town charm in and around the Research Triangle Park region. Find out more about the 55+ communities located in the Clayton area and visit us for a weekend to see what awaits you in retirement — local festivals, unique boutique shops, a little nightlife, good people, even better BBQ and quality built homes.
Orlando Realty Solutions welcomes you to award winning Plantation at Leesburg, which we believe is one of the premier 55 + Active Adult communities in Central Florida. We can also assist you with a new build or resale purchase in any Central Florida 55 + community, including the ones mentioned below.
Plantation at Leesburg is located in the hills of Leesburg. This region of Florida is known for its geological ridge providing hills covered in ancient oak trees, combined with massive lakes nestled in-between small historic towns such as Leesburg, Tavares, Mount Dora & Clermont. Residents of this area enjoy small town festivals and year-round community events, as well as the family owned and operated organic Bountiful Farm and Bistro in nearby Okahumpka or the Rose Plantation Restaurant in Fruitland Park.
Lakewood Development was the builder of Plantation at Leesburg and took special care to leave residents with numerous grand oak trees giving this 24 hour guard gated community a beautiful and relaxed southern appeal. Home owners utilize wide golf cart paths to enjoy any one of the three staffed clubhouses with heated pools, two fitness centers, two championship golf courses or to visit the onsite Oaks at Plantation restaurant.
Orlando Realty Solutions can represent you on your purchase of a new construction home, so let us arrange your Discovery Days visit to tour the community and learn of everything that Plantation at Leesburg has to offer.
We also can assist with your purchase or sale of a resale home and offer property management and rental services.
Orlando Realty Solutions offers assistance with many communities in the central Florida region, please contact us for more information on great communities such as Royal Highlands, Kings Ridge, Lakes at Mt. Dora, Legacy of Leesburg, Esplanade at Highland Ranch, On Top of the World, Solivita, Four Seasons at Orlando, Twin Lakes, Del Webb Orlando, Del Webb Stone Creek, Del Webb Sunbridge, Latitude Margaritaville, and many more. Let us help you find your ideal home today!
Montejo Plaza is located in Merida, the safest city in Mexico. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation, cenotes, and first-world facilities and attractions nearby including: restaurants, malls, movie theaters, and world-class hospitals are minutes away. The ocean is only a 15 minute drive and for your pleasure, Montejo Plaza condos include a private beach club for its residents.
To learn more give us a call at +52 998 874 2135 we will be happy to answer all your questions.
Style. Location. Value. The Crossings at Sweetbriar 55+ community has it all. Located in tranquil Lebanon, PA, with a vast expanse of scenic farmland to the north, and recreation, shopping, dining, and medical centers just to the south, Sweetbriar offers a relaxing lifestyle for adults 55 and over in a low cost of living area, yet with all the simple conveniences of life nearby.
Residents can enjoy the private community clubhouse with pool, in addition to walking trails which meander through acres of preserved open space.
Combine all of these wonderful features with new home prices that start in the $300’s, and you’ll not only love Sweetbriar 55+ community for its location, convenience, and amenities, but for its value, too.
Your Latitude! You’ve earned a life where every day feels like an escape. Find your paradise at Latitude Margaritaville, the 55-and-better lifestyle where fun and relaxation meet.
Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this is where life rolls easy, neighbors are friends and the party never ends. Awesome recreation, FINtastic dining and entertainment will make the town center the place to be and just a golf cart ride away. Masterfully crafted new Latitude homes let you hang your hat where your heart is.
Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located on Highway 278, 2.5 miles east of I-95 in the city of Hardeeville, South Carolina – the scenic gateway to world-famous Hilton Head Island. The area is steeped in natural beauty, with an abundance of golf courses, pristine beaches and waterways for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Nearby are the historic cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC filled with museums, cultural arts, shopping and dining.
The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies that provide ease of maintenance and energy efficiency. There’s something for every taste and budget at Heritage Shores, with flexible main-level living home designs featuring two-car garages and available second levels, lofts and outdoor spaces. With a wealth of available upgrades, there are virtually endless possibilities for personalizing your new home. Plus, Heritage Shores also offers rental opportunities on some of its most popular floorplans, with flexible one- to five-year leases and all amenities included.
Additional amenities include: Full-Time Activities Director, 18 – Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce Ball, Fresh Air Exercise Circuit, Health & Wellness Center, 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Kayak Launch, On-Site Restaurants, Sugar Beet Market, Woodshop, Aerobics and Dance Studio, Arts and Creative Studio, Billiards and Card Room, Pro Shop, Dog Park, Performance Lawn, Outdoor Chess and Checkers Tables, Shuffleboard, and Many Classes & Clubs.
Call 302.956.6129 for more information or to schedule a visit to our Discovery Center.
Fawn Lake – Best Places to Live in Virginia
There are places to live in Virginia, and then there are the best places to live in Virginia. Fawn Lake is the latter. An idyllic lakeside living development nine miles west of historic Fredericksburg, VA, Fawn Lake spans 2,350 acres of lush, rolling hills. It features an Audubon Certified wildlife Sanctuary. And, Fawn Lake’s deepwater marina is available to all residents.
Best Lake Living Community in Virginia
In addition to the laid-back, nature-based lake lifestyle, Fawn Lake provides the security offered in a gated community. An Arnold Palmer designed golf course and a private country club are also perks. Fawn Lake is 288 acres deep with over seven miles of shoreline that runs alongside much of the course. Fawn Lake’s lush canopy of trees complement the distinctive homes and home sites within the gates. Lakefront retreats, golf cottages and wooded estate home sites alike add architectural diversity. There’s a uniqueness here that is unparalleled in surrounding Virgina communities. Fawn Lake’s proximity to culture and excitement found in large cities and small towns also adds substantial value.
More to Love at Fawn Lake
Boating, water-skiing, and fishing are among favorite pastimes in this ideal Virginia community. And, nature-lovers have found a piece of heaven here with more than ten miles of hiking and walking trails. Residents have been known to take a midsummer dip after a long hike at the lake beach. The community pool is also a great choice. Clubs, leagues and groups are abundant at Fawn Lake. So, if you’re the social type, you’re in luck. Additionally, schools, top area hospitals and shopping are all easily accessible. A fitness club is on site, and tennis, boating, kayaking, sailing, and a community clubhouse are available to all residents. Fawn Lake offers a wide variety of custom builders to suit your needs. Home prices range from the high $500s to $2.5 million.
It’s not hard to find the best fit at Fawn Lake.
Cortland Park, a 55+ community in Mechanicsburg’s prestigious Winding Hills, is Landmark Homes’ newest upcoming addition to the neighborhood. Set among 380 acres of scenic Cumberland Valley countryside, Winding Hills offers an experience unlike any other: a resort-like community comprised of distinct homes, surrounded by nature, but minutes from the area’s best in dining, shopping and recreation. Plans for the new Cortland Park 55+ community include a private clubhouse, along with access to all of the amenities of the Winding Hills neighborhood, including the main clubhouse with pool and fitness center, 120 acres of preserved woodland, landscaped boulevards, hiking, walking trails, and community parks. Cortland Park will offer a low-maintenance lifestyle and will feature single-family and townhome plans, thoughtfully designed for those age 55 and older.
Arkansas is home to diverse cities and communities, each with something unique to discover – from metropolitan areas to rural settings, and adventure sports to relaxing retreats. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you’ll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.
It’s not always easy figuring out how to move to another state, but we can help. Request your free Arkansas Relocation Guide! This handy guide contains a wealth of information for people considering relocating to or retiring in Arkansas, including facts about the state’s cost-of-living, quality of life, real estate, communities, military and medical facilities, and more.
Plan your inland community visit
Consider the cost of living, healthcare, and even proximity to family and friends who may not be making the move with you—just yet. Then, when you’re ready, pick out your favorite communities and make plans to visit them. Many communities have discovery tour packages that make it easy for you to live like their residents for a few days to see if that community is the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re thinking of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arkansas, or elsewhere, take the time to consider all that inland communities have to offer you—and then venture out.