55+ active-living community in Lake County, Florida
Scottish Highlands contains 650 homes, with approximately 1,200 residents. It is large enough to offer the amenities one might expect in retirement, and there is no possibility of further development. As in any other small city, you may not get to know all of the residents, but through participation in social events such as the soup and sandwich suppers and the pancake breakfasts, you will soon feel at home.
The homes in Scottish Highlands are single family dwellings of conventional construction, with all but 12 built on concrete slabs. You will be pleased to learn that all utility services are underground.
An age 55+, deed-restricted community for active adults located in Lake County, Florida. The community is about five miles west of Tavares, the County Seat; seven miles northeast of downtown Leesburg; about eight miles southwest of Eustis; and about nine miles northwest of Mt. Dora.
Although Scottish Highlands is located directly off County Road 473, it is not considered a rural community. Highway 441 and the Lake Square Mall are just a couple of miles from the clubhouse.
Fishing and boating activities abound! Lake County boasts over 1,400 named lakes. It is difficult to travel more than a few miles in any direction without viewing a lake. Countless golf courses, both par 3 executive or beautifully manicured professional courses, are within easy driving distance.
Scottish Highlands residents are active people who can participate in a variety of activities without leaving the community. A wide range of social events are open to all, often free of charge or at a nominal charge. These activities are organized by the Community Council.Activity leaders are all volunteers who make over fifty weekly, monthly, or seasonal events happen.
Scottish Highlands activities fall under a broad range of categories: arts and crafts, culture and education, communications, physical activities and sports, service and support, and social and specialty events. All residents are encouraged to participate and volunteer.
A community library contains books on many interests, puzzles, magazines, audio and videotapes, and DVDs.