Florida has long been a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, active adults, and retirees, who have lived through too many snow-packed winters in the northern states. It’s no wonder so many folks head down to the Sunshine State where beautiful outdoor living can be enjoyed 8-9 months out of the year. There is more than…

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What makes a simple life? At Simple Life small cottage home communities in Oxford, Florida, and Flat Rock, North Carolina, neighbors own more than a home. They own a lifestyle; a simplified lifestyle. A lifestyle that allows you to live large but carry less. A lifestyle that’s intentional in that it allows you to do…

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Christmas is an extraordinary time in Central Florida and more specifically at Lakeshore in Oxford, Florida. With temperatures regularly in the mid-70s throughout December and the lakes of the region looking more inviting than ever, it may seem a bit difficult to think of yule logs and twinkling lights. A cottage home lifestyle is a…

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At Simple Life we understand that “community” can play an essential role in one’s sense of belonging, purpose, and well-being. Those who maintain regular interaction and connection with friends and neighbors are satisfying an instinctual human craving for connection. That’s why all our communities include quality amenities that encourage people to connect and share life…

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There is no reason to postpone your dream lifestyle! Lakeshore in Oxford, FL has several beautiful, turn-key, quick move-in cottages available today! Purchase a 1 or 2-bedroom small cottage home and start enjoying your simple life. When a new Simple Life community is being constructed, future residents can look forward to previewing several model homes.…

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When Simple Life began conceptualizing a new kind of housing choice, our passions were partly fueled by the modern tiny house movement and the growing demand for smaller, more efficient living. In fact, we received so much encouragement, social media and personal support, and inspiration from the tiny house movement and its followers, that we…

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A large factor in transitioning to a tiny cottage home lifestyle is the ability to spend less time maintaining your indoor space and more time enjoying the outdoors. With Simple Life communities located in Flat Rock, NC (nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range) and Oxford, FL (just off Lakes Harris, Eustis, and Yale) our…

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Downsizing is never easy, but it can be especially overwhelming when it involves outdoor recreation equipment, a.k.a. big kid toys! In order to arrange your big toys into your new tiny lifestyle, you’ll need to think outside the box and invent new options. Before filling up your loft with snowboards, carabiners, snow skis, or Harley…

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A collection of Simple Life homes is more than a neighborhood, it’s a community. Life inside the gates of Lakeshore or The Village is about friendships, neighbors, and the relationship that residents have with both Simple Life and with each other. Whether in Flat Rock, NC, or Oxford, FL – life in a Simple Life…

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