When you think of Central Florida, most people think about Farm Lands, Oranges and Agriculture, you don’t usually think about finding Luxury Vacation Homes with fresh water white sandy beaches. However many of the most luxurious homes in Florida are located in Highlands County Florida because Highlands County has some of most desirable luxury waterfront real estate with over 80 clear fresh water lakes and white sugar sand beaches. Yes, white sandy beaches in the middle of Florida. Highlands County is 70 feet above sea level, thus the name Highlands County. Scenic townships with rolling hills like in Lake Placid are very scenic.  Highlands County is also the number one retirement destination in the country. Owning and investing in luxury waterfront homes here in Highlands County is attractive because it is a remote area away from the crowds of coastal tourist destinations, yet close enough to drive to the East Coast, West Coast or Orlando within 2 hours. Here in Highlands County taxes are low and the lifestyle is slow. Fishing, Golf and shuffleboard are the big sports here with average 79º temperatures tear round.

Clear fresh water lakes, fishing and wildlife are some of Highlands County’s most attractive natural resources. For those looking for luxury waterfront real estate, the Lake Placid area alone includes 29 named lakes including Lake Istokpoga, Florida’s fifth largest lake at 27,692 acres with mostly undeveloped land, several islands and one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. There is an incredible diversity of lakes in the area from large deep, clear water lakes such as Lake Placid and June-in-Winter best know as Lake June to shallower, highly productive lakes such as Apthorpe, Crews and Carrie that support excellent fish populations. Lake Istokpoga, world renowned for its’ fishing, also supports resident populations of alligators, osprey and bald eagles, as well as many other forms of wild life.

Those looking for the most Luxurious Waterfront Homes in Highlands County must include Homes on Lake June, Lake Josephine, Lake Istokpoga, Lake Grassy, Lake August, Lake Jackson, Little Lake Jackson, Lake Placid, Lake Saddlebags, Dinner Lake and many dozens more.

Highlands County also has some of the most luxurious ranch style homes and homes in country settings as well as Log Cabin Homes. Luxury Homes in Central Florida are affordable compare to the coastal cities.

Highlands County’s Luxury Lakefront Homes Under $1 Million

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 5784 Sq. ft. $515,000 Lake Placid Florida Lakefront Home

A unique picture post card setting on the shores of our desirable, crystal clear, sand bottom Lake Placid.

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4467 Sq. ft. $524,900 Lake June Waterfront Home

Absolutely wonderful family home in exclusive community of Quail Cove on lovely Lake June! This 4 bedroom, two full bath and two 1/2 bath home was custom built.

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 4899 Sq. ft. Lake June Lakefront Home $585,000

One of the more beautiful homes on lovely Lake June - Highlands County's premier lake! This 3 bedroom/2 full baths and 2 half baths is absolutely move-in ready!

4 Beds, 5 Baths $649,000 5142 Sq. ft. Lake June Sunset Pointe,

Gorgeous "KEY WEST" style home situated on 103' of lake frontage on LAKE JUNE! Tons of upgrades with high end finished throughout the home, inside and out.

Lake June Waterfront Home 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 6551 Sq. ft. $799,000

Exquisite Contemporary Florida Custom Lake June Lakefront Pool Home! Grand entry with magnificent banister/stair case and spectacular great room 22 foot+ ceilings.

4 Beds, 4 Baths Lake June Lakefront Home 6132 Sq. ft. $879,900

Custom built Winberry home. Energy efficient home features multi zone A/C, two units, 3 ton and 5 ton A/C. KVAR energy system for reduced utility costs.

6 Beds, 6 Baths Lake Grassy Waterfront 9999 Sq. ft. $975,000

Three beautiful Lake Homes on Lake Grassy all matching architecturally with connecting breezeways to an elegant fountain in middle.


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