Orange Bend PUD

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Orange Bend PUD Leesburg, Florida 566 +/- Acres 995 Permitted Lots • Single Family & MultifamilyPrime Development for “Adult Over 55” CommunitiesExcellent Location in the Center of Central Florida’s FinestAttractions, Lakes, Abundant Retail and More!

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Orange Bend PUD Leesburg, Florida 566 +/- Acres The Orange Bend PUD is Located in the heart of the Harris Chain-of-Lakes and is well situated directly in the path of major growth from Eustis and the Villages.

With Disney World, Orando attractions, ChampionsGate, The Villages, and an abundance of retail amenities just a short drive away, the property is prime for over 55 adult residential development. Approved are 995 permitted lots (800 Single Family Residential units and 195 Multi family units).

The property includes scenic Haines Creek that runs along the north side of the property to connect Lake Griffin and Lake Eustis, that may be an opportunity for waterfront lots.

Orange bend PUD is situated well for over 55 housing. The demographics show a large population over the age of 55 in the area and even more moving to the area. This evidence is supported by the enormous success of the villages and other similar over 55 communities.

An over 55 community would also make sense from a development point of view, saving money from lesser impact fees, since they would not be paying school impact fees . According to Lakecountyfl.gov, “Adult only communities, which have received a qualifying letter from the County Attorney’s office are exempt from paying the School impact fee.” In 2016, school impact fees were $9,324 out of a total $10,602, accounting for 88% of the total impact fees. Water sports and world-class fishing from the Chain-of-Lakes are excellent opportunities for an active lifestyle.

According to Floridabywater.com, there are 14 Public Boat ramps throughout the Harris Chain of Lakes.This chain-of-Lakes is a part of the Oklawaha River Basin and includes Lake Eustis (7,806 acres), Lake Harris (15,087 acres), Little Lake Harris (3,359 acres), Lake Dora (4,475 acres), Lake Beauclair (1,140 acres), Lake Griffin (9,327 acres), Lake Yale (4,013 acres) and Lake Carlton (376 acres).

Lake Griffin has recently undergone a process to enrich its aquatic habitat, ultimately making the lake more aesthetically pleasing to its residents.According to bassonline.com, analysis records over the last five years show that the Harris Chain-of-Lakes to be very productive, producing five fish tournament limits of over 20 pounds on a regular basis.

Many times, nine-, ten- and eleven-pound bass regularly anchor these catches. Many local clubs have conducted a weekly or monthly tournament on the Harris Chain-of-Lakes many years. These are some of the largest lakes in the State of Florida, and as such provide a multitude of recreation options for Floridians. Sailors, boaters, and waterskiers are common sights on all of these lakes, but the main attraction on the Harris Chain-OF-Lakes is the bass fishing. Countless tournaments have been hosted on this chain, attracted to the prize- winning bass, which have put these lakes in the national spotlight.

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