If you are looking for a lake home in Florida, there certainty are many choices, so how is one to know which area is best. There is an area in central Florida that has been voted the number one retirement area several times and has a growing population baby boomers who are now starting to retire.  Dead center in the State of Florida between both coasts just below the freeze line of Florida is a series of small lake and golf communities, Sebring, Lake Placid, Frostproof, Lake Wales, Lorida and Avon Park. There are many reasons we are seeing a growing demand for housing and waterfront here in Central Florida, one main reason is because of the tremendous value compare to waterfront on the coast. There are over 100 lakes and 30 golf courses and some of the best fishing in the state. You can find an nice affordable 3 bedroom lakefront home here in the $200,000 range. This house at 530 Cook St
Lake Placid is on a small lake in a very wooded remote area in West Lake Placid. A newer home with nice back yard where you can add a white sandy beach if you like and boats with motors are allowed. Or there are some really nice canal homes in Lake Placid in Placid Lakes canal division which gives you access to two lakes, Lake June and Lake Carrie. Lake June is considered by many the best lake in the State. A clear water ridge lake with  natural white sandy beaches. Placid Lakes canal section is located on the South side of Lake June and the community features a golf club and private boat ramp park for residents. Canal Homes in Placid Lakes can start as low as $160,000 for a fixer upper but you can find great 2 and 3 bedroom homes that are in excellent like new condition in the $250,000 range with access to Lake June and Lake Carrie. A good example of a great value is a new listing by one of the top sales agents in Lake Placid, Cheryl Oxsalida with Heartland Real Estate who just listed 131 Orange Rd NE. This 2 bedroom home has over 2,000 living square feet. An open split floor plan. A huge kitchen and lanai.