Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Lake Griffin Harbor?
Lake Griffin Harbor is located in Leesburg, Florida, a quaint community between Orlando and Ocala. It is just five miles east of Highway 27 (a major northsouth artery) on Country Road 44, directly on Lake Griffin. Lake Griffin is a 16,000-acre lake belonging to the Harris Chain of Lakes, providing access to the Intercoastal waterways.

What makes living at Lake Griffin Harbor so special?
Lake Griffin Harbor offers something for everyone … Marina, boat dock, lakefront clubhouse, heated pool, planned activities and much more — even a library and billiards room! Our gated security entry system provides you with peace of mind. Most importantly, the residents are active retirees, or soon to be, who have developed a passion for doing fun things and making new friends.

What is the area around Lake Griffin Harbor like?
The Leesburg area offers a high quality of living combined with an affordable lifestyle. The annual Mt. Dora Arts Festival brings in artists, craftsmen and chefs from all over the world. World renown for its bass fishing, the Harris Chain of Lakes can be navigated by boaters of all experience levels. Just 30 miles away is Ocala, with its magnificent National Forest, natural springs and picturesque horse farms.

Is there shopping nearby?
There are over a dozen conveniently located shopping centers throughout the area. Lake Square Mall offers a variety of specialty and department stores only three miles away. Or, you can shop the retail centers of Orlando, an easy 45-mile drive.

Is there a lot to do in Central Florida?
Central Florida has one of the largest concentrations of family entertainment and recreational activities in the country. From Lake Griffin Harbor you are approximately 50 miles from the magic of Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center and Disney/MGM Studios. Busch Gardens, Sea World and a host of other famous attractions are also close. In addition you can enjoy professional football, basketball and major league baseball in the spring.

How are the area’s health care facilities?
Excellent. Leesburg Regional Medical Center, only three miles away is a fully accredited facility offering a wide range of health care services with the most advanced technology available. Waterman Hospital is just 10 miles away in Eustis.

Tell me about the activities
Where to start? There are so many that we encourage you to read our monthly community newsletter online.

How far to the nearest major ariport
Orlando International Airport is approximately 55 miles from Lake Griffin Harbor and has service to almost every major city in the US as well as international flights.

What is the pet policy at Lake Griffin Harbor?
At Lake Griffin Harbor we welcome pets with reasonable rules in place. There are no weight restrictions; however we do restrict aggressive* dog breeds.

Is there storage for my RV and boat?
Yes! We offer on-site storage for oversized vehicles like RVs and boats.

Are there golf courses close by?
You’ll have your choice of several professionally manicured courses in the area.

What about fishing in the area?
YOuc an fish right off the pier into Lake Griffin. And, Leesburg is known for hosting the annual “Bass-master Tournament” right on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Central Florida is home to some of the best sports fishing in the state. For the deep-sea fisherman, the Gulf of Mexico is within 50 miles. Plus, you can drop a line in just about any of Florida’s rivers or lakes.

What is the climate like at Lake Griffin Harbor?
We think it is the most comfortable in the state with an average year-round mean temperature of 74 degrees.

I’ve never lived in a manufactured home, are they safe?
In short; very. All manufactured homes built from 1994 on require wind standard construction, which is governed by HUD. Our homes are built to withstand winds of 125 mph. In fact, Cypress Lakes made it through the Hurricanes of 2004 without any major damage!

Are there houses of worship in the area?
There are houses of worship for almost all faiths in Leesburg, some are as close as two miles.