On the western shores of Lake Griffin, and near the Ocala National Forest in central Florida, lies the growing community of Lady Lake. New construction in the area is booming and while there are some residences constructed during the 1990s, many have been built within the last ten years and there is ongoing development and a multitude of new subdivisions. From gorgeous lakeside homes to affordable bungalows, there are a variety of options for those looking for single-family houses. Several golf courses dot the area, and the surrounding neighborhoods are made up of desirable ramblers with impeccably-kept yards.
While the area was settled during the railroading era, it remained small until recent years. The Lady Lake Historical Museum offers exhibits and displays with information on the surrounding area and historically significant events. A large public library, with an ongoing expansion, is an asset to the community and a gathering place for residents. Golf is a popular pastime and there are dozens of courses in the town and surrounding area. The Orange Blossom Hill Country Club is popular among residents and boasts newly-renovated facilities and scenic fairways with mature trees.
The downtown area is referred to as the village by locals, and it has a variety of shops and restaurants to choose from. Lady Lake has thriving recreational programs and offers leagues for soccer as well as baseball. Several parks are popular gathering places for families as well as sporting events. There is also a dog park maintained by an owner-volunteer organization. The friendly, quaint community has a crime rate 55 percent lower than the average for the state of Florida. Those wishing to venture to the nearby Ocala National forest will be rewarded with majestic scenery and vast recreational opportunities. Fishing, boating, hiking and even inland snorkeling are popular here. The ideal climate, friendly and safe atmosphere and variety of amenities make Lady Lake a great place to call home!