Considered one of the premier urban golf communities in Florida, the golf houses surrounding Winter Pines Golf Club in Winter Park are rich in heritage, a vast parks system, a diverse economic base, a strong sense of community, and a beautiful chain of lakes. Located just three miles north of Orlando in Orange County, this neighborhood offers elegant golf homes, first-class amenities, and various activities.
Described by some as a small New England village with a European flavor, the town of Winter Park offers quaint shops and elegant restaurants. Residents can easily access a variety of bars, eateries, coffee shops, and parks. The neighborhood features various architectural styles from numerous builders. Golf properties at Winter Pines Golf Club are all luxurious single family homes that are priced from approximately $460,000 to $700,000. These homes are also large enough for growing families and range in size from 2000-square feet to well over 3,500-square feet.
Most golf homes in this community have anywhere from 3 to 5-bedrooms, 2 to 3.5-bathrooms, and 2 to 3-car garages, along with features that include summer kitchens, rich landscapes, private pools, and covered lanais. The interiors most often have an open floor plan, including the living room, dining room, kitchen, and office. Updated homes may feature granite countertops, tile flooring, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling closets, and more.
The upscale golf houses at Winter Pines surround the club’s beautiful golf course. Designed by Lloyd Clifton in 1968, it features a challenging 18-hole layout a driving range, pitching and chipping area, bunker, putting green, and a golf school academy.
Aside from great golf and an abundance of upscale shopping and unique restaurants nearby, this neighborhood is also known for giving residents access to one of the best education systems in Central Florida and has an abundance of "A" rated public and private schools close by. Some of the schools in this golf community include Dommerich Elementary School, Orlando Science Elementary School, Orlando Gifted Academy, Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School, and Winter Park High School. Students can also attend Rollins College, the oldest private college in Florida, and Full Sail University.
The town of Winter Park itself is known for its historic places, with eight city buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historical Places, including the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, All Saints Episcopal Church, and Annie Russell Theatre. Also included are Comstock-Harris House, Edward Hill Brewer House, Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, and the Winter Park Country Club Clubhouse.
Winter Park also boasts numerous small and large parks, including Central Park, Mead Botanical Garden, Kraft Azalea Garden, and Ward Memorial Park. The town also has lake Baldwin Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, and Shady Park.
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