Highly sought-after retirement community includes greens fees

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When dreaming about retirement, most people imagine retreating to a picturesque community filled with shady oaks, sprawling grounds and relaxing amenities.

Throw in an 18-hole golf course, and you’ve got The Groves, a 55-plus community in a sleepy corner of Land O’ Lakes.

“[The Groves] is a very desirable community for retirees,” said Joe LoCicero, Realtor with 54 Realty of Keller Williams.

“It’s filled with mature landscaping, palm and oak trees and The Groves golf course.”

Established in the mid-2000s, The Groves strives to be environmentally sensitive and co-exist with its natural surroundings in harmony.

Forty percent of the 446 acres consist of conservation areas. It is HOA/CDD deed restricted and includes 754 properties.

The various home styles offer patios and courtyards and are mainly single-family homes and villas.

Each property is equipped with basic cable and lawn maintenance services, and every entrance to the community is video-monitored 24 hours a day.

“The Groves continues to be the No. 1 retirement community in Land O’ Lakes,” LoCicero said.

“It is located in Land O’ Lakes off Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, north of state Route 54 and south of state Route 52.”

For maintenance-free living in a tranquil environment, The Groves offers everything a care-free retiree is looking for.