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Living in Horizon West can sometimes feel like a fairytale. Horizon West residents live where most of the world vacations, right next to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. For many people, Horizon West is the perfect place to retire. With sunny weather, plenty of attractions nearby, and a wide selection of luxury homes, Horizon West is often eyed by those who are looking for a perfect place to retire after years of working.

Not only is Horizon West close to attractions like Universal and Disney World, but it also is close to Downtown Orlando. This means proximity to bars, clubs, and world class restaurants. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is also downtown, and season tickets means convenience as well as your choice of the best performances in Florida. Resorts like the Four Seasons Resort on Disney property, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek make staycations feel like a getaway to a different world. For golf fans, there are numerous golf courses nearby including the Orange County National Golf Lodge.



For those looking for less of the hustle and bustle of big cities, Horizon West also offers several restaurant and shopping areas that are quiet, peaceful, and quaint. Downtown Winter Garden offers the whimsy of a small-town main street with an old-fashioned theatre, several incredible restaurants and an award winning Farmer’s Market. Hamlin is another charming retail and dining area with a luxury, state of the art theatre that offers a perfect date night spot. Horizon West is the perfect location for retirees looking for somewhere quiet, but still close enough to fun and adventure.


When looking for the perfect luxury home to match the incredible settings of Horizon West, you will find an enormous range of choices in high quality homes. One neighborhood that sticks out when searching for luxury homes is Horizon West’s Lakeshore. Homes start in the mid 500s and go up to $1.2 million. No matter which home you choose, each comes with luxury features and a plethora of personalization options including additional bathrooms and rooms.



Each home comes with large covered lanais, the option for a pool and/or hot tub, and full landscaping packages. Backyards have lovely views of manicured lawns and homes are in the privacy of cul-de-sacs. Bedrooms have walk-in closets, granite bathroom counters, and are incredibly spacious. There are plenty of choices in designer light fixtures and carpet color options.


One of the most incredible features in Lakeshore is the resort style amenity center, called The Lakehouse and is one of those most extraordinary in the area. The Lakehouse includes a resort style pool, a fitness center, a yoga room, beach volleyball courts, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor seating, and a kayak launch into one of the neighborhood’s two picturesque lakes.



Another Horizon West neighborhood known for its incredible community center is Watermark by Meritage. The Watermark clubhouse, you will find a waterpark style pool with a play area for children and a waterslide, perfect for children. There is plenty of outdoor seating around the pool, including cabana to keep you out of the sun. The community area also houses a tennis court, playground, several parks, a basketball court, and fitness center. In Watermark, you can often find your neighbors taking a nightly stroll to view the Magic Kingdom fireworks. In fact, the clubhouse includes a balcony on the second floor that many uses to view the nearby fireworks. From when you leave your garage to when you hit Disney property, the trip for most Watermark residents is less than 15 minutes. Watermark is perfect for any retirees with grandchildren who are planning to visit.



Watermark has the label of “Luxury Homes” for good reason. With cutting edge technology and energy efficiency, modern design and spacious rooms, Watermark’s beauty doesn’t just lie in its incredible community center. Many of Watermark’s homes include vaulted or cathedral ceilings, granite countertops and solid wood cabinets.


While Florida is the proverbial retiree haven, there is more to Horizon West than just the typical theme parks and tourist traps. Horizon West is becoming the newest hot spot for real estate and is growing by the week. This hamlet offers the best of metropolitan attractions while still maintaining the whimsy of a traditional small town. Retirees looking for a luxury home will find a number of options that offer a peaceful place to spend your post-work years.


Mike Spicer An official Agent of Excellence, is a local Realtor, lives, works and enjoys Horizon West daily. If you ever have questions about the neighborhoods, the parks, or homes in the area feel free to reach out to Mike directly he would love to help. This blog written by, the Michael Spicer, P.A. Team.


Michael Spicer, P.A.

Horizon West Group

Associate Broker

Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes

407-705-2232

Mike@MikeSpicer.com