Lake Forest

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249 SW Lake Forest Way, Port St Lucie, Florida 34986 -

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  • Builder:Kennedy Homes
  • Price Range:$99000 - $350000
  • Home Type:
    Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:689
  • New / Resale: Resale
  • Age Restriction:No Restrictions
  • Gated:Yes
  • Average Rating:
 
Additional Facts
  • Airport: 62.37 miles
  • Hospital: 7.58 miles
  • City:
    Port St Lucie
  • Home Exterior:

    Stucco
  • SF Range:

    1300 - 2208
  • Lawn Care: Not Included
  • Featured Amenity: Walking & Biking, Club House, Fitness Facility, Outdoor Pool, Grandkids Play Area, Hobby & Crafts Room, Horse Shoe Pits, Parks & Natural Space,

What is Unique about Lake Forest?

Just off the Florida Turnpike and approximately 30 minutes from the East Coast is Lake Forest. The resort style clubhouse with two outdoor pools situated on its scenic lake is its most unique feature. Off St. Lucie West Blvd and nearby I-95 residents are surrounded by numerous shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. The massive Sun Light Community Church sits on the adjacent property of this community.

Life at Lake Forest 

Nestled in the semi-tropical state of Florida is Lake Forest – a prominent master-planned gated community located in Port St. Lucie. It is not categorized as retirement community since it has no age restriction. Home in Lake Forest however are particularly appealing to active adults searching for great retirement locations. 

Lake Forest is located near I-95 – a convenient way to travel north and south. The community is one of the finest retirement destinations because of the easy access to city pursuits while living in a quiet and peaceful location. 

The crisp and green neighborhood is composed of 689 single-family residences, crafted by Kennedy Homes since 1999 and was completed in 2005. The home designs feature gourmet kitchens, spacious master bedrooms and living areas, interior decor upgrades (with lake views), nature spots and oak tree lined streets. 

Lifestyle and attractive recreational activities in this community are another reason why Lake Forest is one of the best places to retire in Port St. Lucie. The clubhouse includes a state-of-the-art fitness complex, hobby and game rooms, and outdoor swimming pools. 

Lake Forest is one of the finest resort-style communities in St. Lucie County. Myriads of activities and great amenities are centered in the clubhouse where fun, learning and excitement never ends. 

The fitness center is equipped with the latest workout gear like cardiovascular and weight training equipment, two elegant resort-style outdoor swimming pools and a spa with change rooms or cabanas, hobby and game room, and lounge area. 

The walking and biking pathways throughout the neighborhood with picturesque views of parks and natural spots create     a relaxing ambiance for the homeowners. The community also has a horseshoe pit and children’s playground for grandkids. With these spectacular amenities, Lake Forest is still considered one of the best retirement destinations in this part of Florida.

Various lifestyle opportunities are one of the reasons why Lake Forest is one of the best places to retire  in St. Lucie West. There are plenty of activities and classes offered which  residents may join. 

The International Food Club is a cooking and socializing group activity that is hosted every first Tuesday of the month. The Relay for Life is a running marathon raising funds for a cause for cancer patients. The team meets every first Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 in the evening in the clubhouse. The knitting and crocheting team shares tips and advice to improve their skills while chatting and mingling with other residents. Poker, mahjong and water aerobics are another way of recreation in the community. 

Lake Forest Homes and Real Estate

Kennedy Homes is the builder of these 689 single-family homes. Construction started in 1999 and was completed in 2005. The community features 11 various home designs – 6 belongs to the Preserve Collection and 5 belongs to the Estates Collection. 

The Preserve Collection features six gorgeous floor plans which include 2 to 3 bedrooms with a den customizable into another room, 2 bathrooms, two-car garage, and 1,300 sq. ft. to 2,039 sq. ft. of living space. 

The Estates Collection features five elegant floor plans with wider living space compared to the previous collection. Sizes range from 1,881 sq. ft. to 2,208 sq. ft. and it includes 2 to 4 bathrooms plus a den which can be turned into another room, 2 bathrooms, and a two-car garage. 

Master bedrooms and living areas of some houses are spacious and wide enough for welcoming guests and visitors. Most of the houses have the advantage of the picturesque lake and nature views. 

Several homes in Lake Forest have interior designs which include wood tile floors, marble tile bathrooms, walk-in closets, energy-efficient appliances, and granite kitchen countertops. Some homes have natural gas that reduces electricity consumption. Almost all homes also have an oversized screened veranda where residents can rest, sit back and admire the amazing landscapes, natural features, and sparkling water features throughout the community. Lake Forest also collects the lowest homeowner association dues in St. Lucie West. 

Lake Forest Area Attractions 

Lake Forest at Saint Lucie West is located in Port St. Lucie where ideal places for outdoor recreation are abundant and nature-friendly. It is also in close proximity to shopping and dining centers, big department stores and other recreation destinations. 

St. Lucie County is home to numerous golf courses and other great destinations such as PGA Village, PGA Learning Center, and Mets Baseball at Digital Domain Park. Residents who are sports lover would love to have an easy access to these destinations. 

Industry Expert Review

While the community delivers a great home value and resort amenity package. Residents will really appreciate the convenience of this locations with some many retail establishments just outside its gates. Lowes and Home Depot site across the street from one another just outside the community. A few blocks away residents will find the Walmart Supercenter.  While the community does not offer Golf it is situated immediately next to St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Club House
  • Fitness Facility
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Grandkids Play Area
  • Hobby & Crafts Room
  • Horse Shoe Pits
  • Parks & Natural Space
Year Build : 1999
Property/Community Type : Single Family Home
Size Of Community (Number of Units) : 689
Club House : Yes
Garage : 2 Car
Does this property have entrance fee? : Yes
Entrance Fees : 0
Maintenace Provided : No
Swimming Pool : Owned by Community
Fitness Facility : Owned by Community
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes
Organized events onsite : Yes

Floor Plans

Floor plans

Preserve Collection

Price Range: Low $99000 – High $199000

 
Name Square Feet Beds Baths Garage Floor Plan
Quail 1300 2+Den or 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Ibis 1398 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Bluejay 1490 2+Den or 3 2 1.5 Floor Plan View
Cardinal 1662 3 or 4 2 2 Floor Plan View
Woodstork 1730 3+Den or 4 2 2 Floor Plan View
Eagle 2039 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Floor plans

Estates Collection

Price Range: Low $129000 – High $350000

 
Name Square Feet Beds Baths Garage Floor Plan
Hawk 1881 2 to 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Morning Dove 1889 2+Den or 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Sparrow 1998 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Goldfinch 2177 2+Den or 3 2 2 Floor Plan View
Blue Heron 2208 3+Den or 4 2 2 Floor Plan View

Lifestyle

Various lifestyle opportunities are one of the reasons why Lake Forest is one of the best places to retire to in St. Lucie West. There are plenty of activities and classes offered which a resident may join. The International Food Club is a cooking and socializing group activity that is done every first Tuesday of the month. The Relay for Life is a running marathon raising funds for a cause for cancer patients. The team meets every first Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 in the evening in the clubhouse. The knitting and crocheting team shares tips and advice to improve their skills while chatting and mingling with other residents. Poker, mahjong and water aerobics are another way of recreation in the community.

  • Relay for Life
  • Water Aerobics
  • International Food
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • Mah Jongg
  • Poker
  • Relay for Life
  • Water Aerobics
  • International Food
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • Mah Jongg
  • Poker
  • 2 Outdoor Pools & Spa

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