By Kelli Carmack
Nothing beats the feeling of coming home to a place you love. Just ask the residents of Crystal Lake in Zephyrhills.
Crystal Lake is a relaxed, resort-style 55-plus manufactured home community that offers gorgeous lakeside views, perfect for an evening stroll with family and friends.
This community was established more than 30 years ago and today has an array of beautiful amenities, including a heated outdoor pool, spa/fitness center, shuffleboards and fishing ponds. A lively clubhouse routinely hosts community events, such as bingo night, dances and dinners.
“Crystal Lake is more than just streets that have houses on them,” says sales manager Mary Sheldon. “It’s truly a community. People here are out and about on their golf carts, visiting their neighbors, enjoying all our amenities. It’s really a great place for seniors to live.”
Sheldon is excited about the growth underway at Crystal Lake — currently more than 200 new manufactured homes are being added to the community. Two new models have recently been introduced – the Casa Marina and the St. Augustine II – and both are seeing a lot of activity.
The Casa Marina is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath home that also has a den that could be used as another bedroom, office space or craft room. At 1,447 square feet of living area, this floor plan has lots of attractive features, including a spacious front porch, 9-foot ceilings and a raised rear deck off the master bedroom.
Sheldon jokingly adds that the Casa Marina’s rear deck makes residents call it the “Sun Worshipers Home.” This move-in ready model is available for only $94,900.
The St. Augustine II also is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath home with den, at 1,440 square feet. Some impressive features of this model is its spacious open floor plan, huge walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and ample garage. This model has country charm, with a farmhouse sink and sliding farm door leading to the den. This home sells for $145,900, and there are currently three homes available for purchase.
Other new models include the Raleigh, Aurora, Silver Springs, Palm Beach, Ashville, Monticello and Vero. All are built with drywall construction and thermal pane windows.
“Our manufactured homes are just as well-built and strong as traditional homes in the market, but come at a fraction of the cost,” explains Sheldon. “Plus, our pricing is fabulous for being in such a desired location.”
Crystal Lake is a land-leased community— meaning buyers purchase their home, but not the land, so there are no real estate taxes for owners to pay.
Sheldon encourages anyone looking for a new home for themselves or a loved one to schedule a private tour with her at Crystal Lake.
“Seeing people move into a new home is wonderful,” says Sheldon, “I help find the right home for the right person. Matching them together is very rewarding for me.”
To schedule your private tour at Crystal Lake, call 844-276-8964. Or, to experience a virtual tour, go to MyMHCommunity.com/communities/florida/crystallake-zephyrhills.