55+ Community: STONE CREEK
Del Webb's Stone Creek is a gated active adult community in Ocala, Florida. This 55+ community is planned to include 3,800 homes, making it an ideal place for active adults who want the world-class amenities and lifestyle of a large central Florida adult enclave and without the crowds of nearby mega-retirement communities. The perfect blend of appealing home designs, top-notch amenities, and a robust lifestyle in a community that still retains a small-town feel make it an attractive setting for Florida retirement living.
This active adult community is located on Ocala's southwest corridor just off Highway 200. The area is renowned for its ancient oak trees, horse farms, rolling hills and pristine lakes. Ideally situated in the heart of central Florida, this community is just 30 miles to the Gulf of Mexico and 90 minutes to popular destinations such as Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Daytona Beach and the Kennedy Space Center.
Reflection Bay spans 29 acres and is a 60,000 square-foot social and recreational complex featuring two indoor facilities reserved for social and fitness activities. The social hub is known as the Reunion Center and is the ideal gathering place for activities, club meetings, and events. There is a large ballroom with a stage that hosts parties, dances and theatrical performances. There is also a meeting room, billiards room, catering kitchen, card room, and craft room with a kiln, which allows for residents to express their creativity or hobby in a variety of ways. The Wallstreet Room is the center's library area that provides a quiet place to read the morning paper or surf the Internet.
Elan Spa & Resort Pool is the fitness complex that includes a state-of-the-art fitness center showcasing some of the latest high-end cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. The fitness area also includes an aerobics and dance studio, massage services, indoor lap pool, indoor spa, outdoor resort-style pool with beach entry and outdoor spa.
The magnificently maintained grounds are home to a variety of recreation and sport courts including a softball field, horseshoes, tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts. A spacious picnic pavilion and event lawn are also available for active adults to enjoy outdoors. Fishing enthusiasts have access to a great catch and release fishing lake and pier. There are also miles of picturesque walking and biking trails that meander throughout the community, which are great for scenic strolls and getting fresh air.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the community's Terry Doss designed 18-hole championship golf course, which is situated on 187 acres of lush countryside, rolling hills and stately trees. The 7,200-yard course features six-tee boxes and water strategically placed on 11 of 18 holes providing for a challenging and memorable experience for beginners and experts.
Reflection bay spans 29 acres and is 60,000 square-foot social and recreational complex with the following amenities:
Reunion Center - 22,500 Sq. Ft.
1,135 Seat Grand Ballroom & Stage
Arts & Crafts Room with Kiln
5 Tennis Courts
8 Bocce Ball Court
8 Pickleball Courts
6 Horseshoe Pits
Walking & Biking Trails
Scenic Lakes & Ponds
Catch & Release Fishing Lake
Parks & Natural Space
The homes are designed for the needs of today's active adult buyer. Spacious floor plans, large great rooms, roomy kitchens and ample outdoor living spaces are staples of most homes. These homes include some of the latest sought after desirable upgrades and available high-end finishes.
Buyers can select from two attached villas and a variety of single-family floor plans. Del Webb's original model collection was built from 2006 to 2011. It included the Twin Villas, Pinnacle Series, and Regal Series homes. The original models are now available on a resale-only basis. In 2011, new collections were introduced that include the Garden Series, Classics Series, and Estate Series. These homes are available as new construction and resale.
Twin Villa models offer 1,548 and 1,709 square feet of living space and feature two bedrooms, a den, two baths and a two-car garage. Twin Villa homeowners also enjoy full exterior maintenance of the home and lawn. Pinnacle Series and Regal Series offer 1,604 to 2,384 square feet of living space and feature two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two to three-car garages.
The Garden, Classic, and Estate series showcase single-family models that range from 1,133 to 2,634 square feet of living space. These residences include one to five bedrooms, one-and-a-half to four bathrooms, and two to three-car garages.
An on-site community activities director is there to ensure residents have the opportunity to lead a socially active and fitness minded lifestyle. There are several dozen clubs and interest groups that range from hobby and craft clubs to golf and tennis tournaments. Other exciting activities include card clubs, poker group, book club, softball, travel club, step aerobics, stained glass group, happy feet, theater groups, weekend getaways, ice cream socials, and continuing education classes. Regardless of your interests or passions, you are certain to find other like-minded residents who share your zest for getting the most out of life.
With everything the community has available, residents may never feel the need to leave. But when it is time to venture out, the surrounding area has a lot to offer. Downtown Ocala offers great shopping and restaurants. Silver Springs Park is one of the oldest attractions in Florida. For over 50 years visitors have been entertained with the glass bottom boat rides on Silver Springs. Rainbow River State Park in Dunnellon offers gorgeous nature trails and year round swimming in the 72 degree clear waters of the natural springs.
When grandchildren come to visit, there are endless destinations nearby to keep them entertained. The Florida Horse Park is just ten miles away and offers enjoyable rodeos, tractor pulls and 4H shows. Places like the Kennedy Space Center, Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are accessible in less than 90 minutes. Plus, Tampa and Orlando's airports are readily accessible making trips to other destinations around the country a breeze. Active adults living in Stone Creek can truly enjoy a resort-style community with great amenities and maintain a social life with plenty of clubs and activities to participate in Ocala, Florida.