Are you looking to move to Lake Mary from another state, a different area of Florida, or a different neighborhood within the city? If so, this guide is for you! Choosing the right neighborhood is one of the most important decisions you must make when purchasing your next home. You want to choose a community that is in line with your lifestyle, close to work, and convenient to the amenities that you and your family enjoy the most. In this guide, you will find a quick overview of what Lake Mary has to offer, followed by a description of the most popular neighborhoods in and around Lake Mary.
Welcome to Lake Mary!
Known as the “City of Lakes,” Lake Mary is one of the fastest-growing areas in Central Florida, and for a good reason. Nestled in Seminole County, about 18 miles north of Orlando, Lake Mary is a premier choice for families, couples, retirees, professionals, and high-tech businesses.
Well-planned residential communities make it easy for everyone to find a Lake Mary neighborhood perfect for their lifestyle. Parents have peace of mind that their children attend top-rated schools in the Seminole County School District. Furthermore, Lake Mary offers an abundance of high-end shopping, dining, and fun entertainment opportunities.
Residents enjoy over a dozen well-managed parks and recreational facilities for all to enjoy. In fact, Lake Mary has been rated by CNN/Money Magazine biannual rankings as:
- The #1 best small town in Florida since 2005
- The best community in the south since 2007
Family Circle Magazine recognized Lake Mary as one of the best towns for families in 2014. It’s easy to see that Lake Mary really is the Florida city that has it all. Now, the only question that remains is which of the Lake Mary neighborhoods is right for you?
Cardinal Oaks consists of two phases and is located just off County Club Road in Lake Mary. The community boasts just under 100 lots and offers an established neighborhood setting and feel. One of the most appealing features of Cardinal Oaks is that the homes in the neighborhood are custom-built with nice size wooded lots and no HOA.
Residents are close to all of Lake Mary’s many amenities and business opportunities, as well as just 25 minutes from downtown Orlando.
Cardinal Oaks Cove is a similar community to Cardinal Oaks, with some distinct differences. First, the homes in Cardinal Oaks Cove are larger, and secondly, they offer more contemporary floor plans. The community provides 111 custom homes. Residents are within close proximity to all Lake Mary has to offer and Orlando’s national attractions.
Carisbrooke is a small, intimate, gated community of only 44 luxury homes. Located off Markham Road, residents enjoy being close to everything that Lake Mary and surrounding communities have to offer. Carisbrooke is only 19 miles from downtown Orlando, 35 miles from New Smyrna Beach, and easily accessible to I-4, Hwy 17, and the 417 Expressway.
All residences are single-family homes, with most ranging from 3500 to 5200 square feet. Average lot sizes are approximately between 1 and 1 ½ acres, with some offering mesmerizing woodland or water views.
Chase Groves is a larger Lake Mary community located off Old Lake Mary Road. It contains 700 single-family homes and lots. Most homes are moderately sized and were built between 1991 and 2001. The typical residence has between 3 and 4 bedrooms and 2 and 3 bathrooms. There are countless amenities, including numerous ponds, a park, playground, and tennis courts. Whether you like sports or to simply take in beautiful views, there is something for everyone! Chase Groves is easily accessible to I-4, Lake Mary Sports Complex, Liberty Park, and business parks.
Welcome to a premier residential community located right off of I-4. Country Club Oaks is a relatively small neighborhood, having only 58 properties. Enjoy a meticulously maintained community thanks to the incredible Homeowners Association. Residents enjoy being able to stroll to Lake Mary’s public sports complex, playground, and splash pad. Best of all, Lake Mary’s incredible downtown is less than a mile from Country Club Oaks. This really is a Lake Mary community that has it all!
Welcome to Country Downs! With 62 custom homes, all having side-entry garages, Country Downs is a sought-after Lake Mary community. Most homes offer at least ½ acre wooded lots, providing plenty of character and shade. Residents enjoy being close to Lake Mary business parks, Seminole Community College, U.S. 17-92, and I-4.
Welcome to one of Lake Mary’s smallest communities! Eagle Creek contains a mere 36 homes on large 1-acre lots. This is an established neighborhood. Most lots are wooded with private backyards and plenty of space between homes. Each home is custom-designed and built. Residents enjoy being close to the YMCA, the high school, the library, I-4, and SR 427. If you want a small community feel with big-city amenities, then Eagle Creek may be the perfect neighborhood for you!
Not much larger than Eagle Creek, Eagle’s Crossing contains 44 homes and lots. This community offers diversity. The most interior properties are pond-front! On the west side of the subdivision are larger lots that are at least ¾ of an acre. Residents enjoy being close to I-4, S.R., Lake Mary Blvd, and the prestigious Griffin Farm Town Center!
Fountain Parke is a gated townhome community located off Rinehart Road. There are over 300 units in the neighborhood, with all being either 3 or 4 stories. However, there’s no need to worry about all of the stairs. Many units have elevators within them to make navigating the different levels effortless. D.R. Horton Homes and Ashton Woods Homes are responsible for the development of Fountain Parke. The community offers world-class amenities, including a resort-style swimming pool, dog park, playground, exercise facility, pool table, tennis courts, and a putting green with a bunker. Don’t forget, in addition to the countless amenities within Fountain Parke; residents are still just minutes away from all that Lake Mary has to offer!
Grande Oaks at Heathrow
Built by Kolter Homes and located just outside the north gate of the Heathrow community, sits another popular Lake Mary townhome community called Grande Oaks at Heathrow. Enjoy easy commuting access by being convenient to I-4 and the intersection of S.R. 46A and Orange Blvd. Most townhomes are either 2 or three stories and feature 2-car garages. Grande Oaks offers countless amenities, including meeting rooms, a community kitchen, a fitness facility, a state-of-the-art clubhouse, and a resort-style pool with a spa. Perhaps one of the most attractive features of this neighborhood is that its recreation facility is lakefront! Residents also enjoy being within easy walking distance of Colonia Town Park, which offers plenty of shopping and dining opportunities.
Welcome to one of Lake Mary’s newest developments. Located directly behind Griffin Farms, Griffin Park is a luxurious gated community by David Weekley Homes. The development is split into two halves. On the north side is approximately 260 apartments with an easily accessible three-story parking garage. On the southside are approximately 144 homes and townhomes. The single-family homes are modern farmhouse style with small, easy-to-care-for lots and private gardens. Luxurious amenities include a clubhouse, sparkling swimming pool, covered terrace, open-air cabanas, and a grill. Of course, you are close to all that Griffin Park and Lake Mary has to offer.
Hanover Woods features custom homes built between 1981 and 1988. Each home offers either a 2 or 3 car garage and sits on at least a one-acre wooded lot. Throughout the neighborhood, you will find gorgeous mature oaks and pines. There is also a serene lake and plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of Florida wildlife. Hanover Woods is located north of Lake Mary Blvd., close to I-4 and Lake Mary business parks.
Sitting on an astounding 1,800 acres and featuring 1,900 homes in 30 neighborhoods, Heathrow is one of Lake Mary’s most popular master-planned gated communities. Each neighborhood offers a different look, feel, and architectural style. There’s no doubt that there’s something to fit everyone’s taste. The 30 communities are:
- Breckenridge Heights
- Bristol Park
- Brookhaven Manor & Ridge
- Burlington Oaks
- Carrington Park
- Cherry Ridge
- Chestnut Hill
- Devon Green
- East Camden
- Heron Ridge
- The Hamptons
- Kenford Gardens
- Lexington Green
- Muirfield Village
- Racquet Club Villas
- Regency Green
- Reserve at Heathrow
- Stratford Gardens
- Waters Edge
- Wembley Park
Heathrow is located at the northwest corner of I-4 and Lake Mary Boulevard. Residents enjoy countless amenities both inside the community and in Lake Mary.
Heathrow Woods is situated directly across from Heathrow. It is smaller than its counterpart, having only 208 lots. However, it is also a gated community, with each home sitting on at least a one-acre lot. Heathrow Woods is the luxury estate section of the larger Heathrow community. Residents have access to all Heathrow amenities!
The Hills of Lake Mary community features 321 homes and was founded in 1982. Picturesque views and an abundance of amenities make this a beautiful place to live! A playground offers plenty of entertainment for children. The Hills of Lake Mary is close to I-4, Seminole Town Centre Mall, as well as Lake Mary and Heathrow business parks. Residents enjoy easy access to activities including biking, jogging, walking, skating, or just taking in the beauty of the landscape.
Huntington Landing consists of Huntington Ridge and Huntington Pointe. This community features 326 homes with small, easy-to-care-for lot sizes. Neighborhood amenities include a sparkling pool, playground, basketball court, and tennis courts. There is something for everyone! All homes are newer, having been built between 1996 and 2000. Huntington Landing is located near Lake Mary business parks.
Lake Mary Woods
Lake Mary Woods is a smaller community, only having 137 lots. It is located just west of U.S. 17-92 and features unique custom homes. Enjoy being conveniently located to Seminole Community College and Lake Mary and Heathrow business parks. A community playground is great for children to get out excess energy and meet lifelong friends.
Magnolia Plantation is another popular master-planned gated community with the prestigious Magnolia Plantation Golf Club designed by David Harman and Tommy Fazio. The neighborhood consists of 498 lots with large lots and plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature. Magnolia Plantation is conveniently located on Markham Woods.
Welcome to an established community with 211 homes built by Lennar between 1995 and 1999. Manderley is located off Rinehart Road and is close to I-4, Lake Mary business parks, and trails great for walking, jogging, running, or biking. There are three ponds within the neighborhood, providing plenty of scenic water views. In fact, many properties feature beautiful water views. Of course, do not forget all of the wonderful amenities that Lake Mary has to offer.
Meadow Brooke is a small Lake Mary neighborhood located just off Country Club Road. There are only 45 homes, and they are custom-built. This cozy community features larger lots and a wooded drive in and out of the neighborhood.
Oaks at Timacuan
The Oaks at Timacuan is located with the Timacuan community. It is an exclusive upscale gated community featuring small, private estate homes. At the front of the neighborhood is Timacuan Park Townhomes and Bell Timacuan Luxury Apartment Homes. So, whether you are looking for a single-family estate or a low-maintenance townhome or apartment, the Oaks at Timacuan can accommodate. Residents enjoy all of the amenities that Timacuan has to offer!
Similar to Meadow Brooke, Osprey Landing is a small Lake Mary community. It sits just off Longwood-Lake Mary Road and features 46 homes. The neighborhood was built by Pulte Homes and is conveniently located to fine dining, high-end shopping, entertainment, and downtown Orlando.
Preserve at Soldier’s Creek
Preserve at Soldier’s Creek is a gated community located off Raccoon Trail. It is one of the smallest communities, featuring only 25 contemporary-style homes. Each custom home is the craftsmanship of Arlington Homes. Most properties sit on at least 1 acre, with homes averaging about 4,000 square feet in size. If you are looking for a cozy, gated community with a large house on a large lot, then Preserve at Soldier’s Creek may be just the Lake Mary subdivision for you!
Reserve at Lake Mary
Welcome to the Reserve at Lake Mary! Built by Engle Homes, this highly sought-after community contains 150 lots, with most being on ¼ acre. Residents are located just off State Road 46A and enjoy being close to the Lake Mary Sports Complex, Lake Mary Business Parks, I-4, Colonial Town Park, and the Greeneway. You are literally minutes away from all that Lake Mary has to offer.
Shannon Downs is located off Markham Woods and is a quaint community with just 39 homes. Residents enjoy plenty of privacy and space since all lots in the neighborhood are at least one acre. If you are looking for a small, quiet community where you can get to know your neighbors, Shannon Downs may be the right fit!
The Sheffield community is located in the prestigious Crossings development, located off Greenway Blvd. The neighborhood features approximately 130 homes and is close to high-end shopping, fine dining, Lake Mary business parks, I-4, and of course, downtown Orlando!
Silver Lake is another community that is located in the Crossings development. It is similar in size to Sheffield, containing 186 homes. These homes are all custom, offering unique floor plans and architectural designs. As with Sheffield, residents enjoy being close to high-end shopping, fine dining, Lake Mary business parks, I-4, and downtown Orlando!
Welcome to Springhurst, located off Country Club Road. There are approximately 50 homes and lots in this cozy little community. Residents are convenient to both Lake Mary and Heathrow business parks and I-4, as well as plenty of entertainment, including Lake Mary Sports Complex, the Mayfair Country Club, and Liberty Park. There’s no doubt that Sprinhurst offers plenty of activities for everyone.
Steeple Chase is a luxury, gated community featuring around 140 homes and lots. It is located across from Heathrow and offers beautiful landscaping and natural rolling terrain with gorgeous mature trees. The homes are large and impressive, with the average sizing being about 4,500 square feet. Residents enjoy numerous parks throughout the neighborhood and access to the Seminole-Wekiva Trail. You can also walk to the Shoppes at Oakmonte and the Heathrow Square shopping center.
Welcome to The Crossings! This is one of Lake Mary’s most popular neighborhoods. This is a large master-planned development containing about 2,900 residences that include single-family homes, condo/townhouses, and apartment communities. There is truly something for everyone. Single-family homes range in size from a little over 1,000 square feet to about 3,000 square feet in size. Neighborhoods within The Crossings include:
- The Reserve
- Remington Oaks
- Silver Lakes East
- Silver Lakes
- Greenwood Lakes
- Hidden Village Condos
- Highlands of Lake Mary
- Lakeview Village
- Osprey Landing
- Regency Park
Enjoy a meticulously maintained community with mature landscaping. Utilize the sidewalks for walking, jogging, or strolling. Within The Crossings are beautiful lakes with sitting areas strategically placed so you can enjoy the views.
Timacuan is one of the most popular and prestigious Lake Mary neighborhoods. It is a golf community that features over 550 homes spread out over 9 communities. All homes are built by David Weekley Homes, Ryland Homes, and MI Homes. Most residences are custom-built. The communities include:
- Clubhouse Cove
- Eagle Run
- Fairway Hills
- Hopewell Creek
- Hunters Ridge
- Lake Dawson
- Signature Cove
- Stratton Hill
Most homes sit on lots at least ¼ acre, with many offering golf course or water views. Residents enjoy countless amenities, including convenient access to all that Lake Mary has and community amenities including recreational facilities, scenic views, and of course, the prestigious Timacuan Golf Club featuring a championship course that golf enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy. The state-of-the-art clubhouse is perfect for a nice lunch, event, or just hanging with friends and family. Timacuan is a Lake Mary neighborhood that offers something for everyone!
Tuscany is a gated Lake Mary community featuring about 140 homes and lots. This development was built by MI homes and is located on State Road 46A. Residents enjoy being close to the Lake Mary Sports Complex, Lake Mary business park, I-4, 417, Colonial Town Park, and the Seminole Town Centre. Take advantage of neighborhood communities, including a playground and park that is situated on the lake with a dock.
Welcome to Woldunn! This 80 home community features custom homes and plenty of amenities for its residents, including tennis courts. Each lot is wooded, offering plenty of shade, and has a side entry garage. Of course, Woldunn is close to all that Lake Mary has to offer, including recreational facilities, water parks, bike trails, and more!
Woodbridge Lakes is a larger Lake Mary neighborhood featuring around 270 homes that Lennar and Engle Homes built. Residents enjoy numerous small lakes, a sparkling pool, a playground, and a basketball court. Woodbridge Lakes is located off Rinehart Road and close to everything that Lake Mary has to offer.
Which Lake Mary Neighborhood is Right for You?
No matter what your wish list is for a home or your lifestyle, Lake Mary has something for everyone! With over 32 years of experience in Lake Mary Real Estate, my team and I have in-depth knowledge of the local housing market. We are happy to assist you with the selling of your current home and purchasing a new home in Lake Mary or surrounding counties. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-330-2181!