Is Orlando a Good Place to Retire? It Is, But Hyde Park in Winter Garden Is Even Better

Hyde Park resident walking her dogs in downtown Winter GardenOrlando is one of the most popular retirement destinations in Florida, a state long known for its appeal to retirees. The home of Mickey Mouse beckons to older adults for many reasons, not the least of which is the plethora of theme parks and attractions that are sure to keep grandchildren and friends clamoring for a visit. Although housing prices have been on the rise in recent years, Orlando still holds its own for affordable housing expenses in comparison with many metro areas across the nation. And, of course, the balmy skies and absence of snow make Orlando a good place to retire for many older adults who have had their fill of shoveling the wintry white stuff from their walkways and driveways.

For many older adults, however, Orlando can be a little too much of a good thing. The city is well known as one of the most congested traffic centers in the country. Public transportation is not well developed, so getting around to shopping, doctor’s offices, restaurants, and other routine destinations will most likely require driving through traffic that’s often heavy.

If that sounds like a deal-killer for you, take heart. There’s an even better place to retire, right on the edge of Orlando: Hyde Park in Winter Garden. In fact, our gated community of manufactured homes for active adults 55 and older is located so close to downtown Winter Garden that you can travel by golf cart on a path that leads straight from our community to the bustling downtown district.

What Is There to Do in Downtown Winter Garden?

Picture yourself traveling with friends in a golf cart caravan to:

  • See a movie or play at one of the downtown area’s theaters
  • Shop at quaint, one-of-a-kind retail establishments
  • Enjoy a live outdoor concert
  • Select fresh fruit at the downtown farmers’ market
  • Sample craft beers and nibble on fish tacos at the MoonCricket Grille

Then, when you’ve had your fill of downtown fun, you can return to our quiet community to relax by the pool, play cards or billiards in the spacious clubhouse, or get in a workout at our well-equipped fitness center. At Hyde Park, we make an active lifestyle affordable for many older adults by offering attractive manufactured homes for sale in a professionally managed neighborhood setting that includes resort-style amenities, which our residents enjoy with payment of a low monthly home site lease fee.

If you’re interested in enjoying an affordable Florida lifestyle without all the headaches of living in busy Orlando, contact our Lifestyle Team today to schedule a tour of Hyde Park in Winter Garden.