Simple Life Retirement Homes near the Villages in FL

  • Stay Active

    Many active living amenities in The Villages® are open to the public! Experience parks, health clubs, golf courses, and sports courts just a short drive from Simple Life.

  • Stay Social

    You don’t have to live in The Villages® to enjoy the restaurants, shopping, social hour, and live music every night of the week!

  • Stay Local

    Simple Life is less than 1 mile from The Villages®! Enjoy top-notch medical facilities, recreation, word-class dining, and entertainment without leaving the local area.

  • Stay Happy

    Have it all with Simple Life. Relish the peace and quiet of a boutique cottage community, knowing all there is to see and do at The Villages®, is less than 1 mile away. 

Why Retire at Simple Life In Florida?

Central Florida has long been one of the top-ranked places for those looking to retire with an active lifestyle. After all, nice weather year-round affords endless opportunities to engage body, mind, and spirit through outdoor activities. There is always something to do, see, explore, and enjoy in this beautiful place.

Lakeshore by Simple Life offers a unique residential living option in the heart of this destination location. A boutique cottage community, Lakeshore provides a relaxed, quiet lifestyle with exclusive amenities and easy access to The Villages®, the nation’s fastest growing MSA for active retirees.

It’s no wonder that The Villages® is a popular retirement destination. The Villages® neighborhood provides an abundance of choices for active living: health clubs, spas, golf courses, parks, and outdoor recreational festivals and events. The Villages® is also well known for its rich culture with live music every night of the week, two entertainment centers offering ticketed shows, and high-end dining to satisfy every palate.

The secret? Almost all of these amenities are open to the public. You do not need to live in The Villages® to enjoy them! Simple Life residents can have it all, starting with a high-end home tucked away in a quiet, relaxed cottage community surrounded by native live oaks and a vibrant bird sanctuary. Just a short drive away, the exciting, active lifestyle and cultural opportunities of The Villages® await!

Lakeshore by Simple Life is located about a mile away from The Villages® in the city of Oxford in Central Florida’s Sumter County. The community is surrounded by beautiful natural features including lakes, rivers, forests, parks, farms and wildlife preserves. Simple Life Lakeshore presents a peaceful retreat from crowded tourist destinations like theme parks and beaches, while still being within easy driving distance to those destinations. Lakeshore by Simple Life is easy to get to with direct access to the urban corridor of Interstate 75, US Highway 301, and the Florida Turnpike. With the closest MSA being The Villages®, the community is also equidistant from Leesburg and Ocala, about 30 minutes drive from each.

Life at Lakeshore by Simple Life includes a 3,500 sq. ft. amenity center with a pool, fitness center, yoga facility, and open-air pavilion all with views of Lake Andrew. There is no shortage of things to do within the gates of this beautiful cottage community. However, if you are in the mood for a change of scenery, there are many exciting opportunities for active living in The Villages® area, just 1 mile away. Here are a few features of The Villages® that are open to Simple Life Lakeshore residents:

  • Three town squares with live entertainment every night
  • High-end regional recreation centers
  • Parades, festivals, and car shows
  • Dining at any of the dozen country club restaurants with wonderful views of championship golf courses
  • Many movie theaters and two entertainment centers with ticketed shows
  • A cruise on Lake Sumter from the dock at Lake Sumter Landing
  • Several dog parks where your dog can compete in games and sports
  • The Villages® Polo Club with live games Friday and Sunday, March through May

Lakeshore by Simple Life offers completely turnkey cottage homes less than 1 mile from The Villages®. Your Simple Life home will include 1 or 2 bedrooms and 1 or 2 bathrooms, gutters, stairs and landing, and a porch if selected. Your personal homesite will have a two-car driveway, walkway, and area-friendly landscaping. Jump into your easy lifestyle now! We have cottages available for purchase with closing dates in as little as two weeks. Simple Life also offers custom home placement on any available homesite within our community. After selecting your homesite, we’ll assist in the custom order of your home. You’ll choose your floor plan from our curated collection and designate your must-have upgrades, then we’ll provide a move-in ready price. Our manufacturing specialists will ensure your home meets stringent quality requirements and your move-in experience will be completely turnkey. If you are visiting The Villages® and exploring options for retirement living, stop by Lakeshore by Simple Life to explore our Quick Move-In and custom home options available today.

For home buyers, there are many advantages to Simple Life’s new approach to housing and active living. At Simple Life you can buy a new home in the $120s - $140s. Contrast this to the median home price in The Villages®, which is $295,000. How do we keep our prices low? Buyers can save over $100,000 by not having to buy the homesite. By eliminating land costs, you can enjoy significant and immediate savings on down payment and carry costs.

At Simple Life, buyers lease their homesite starting at $225 per month. Although you enjoy full ownership privileges, because you don’t own the land, you will never pay real estate taxes. For most of our buyers, the monthly real estate taxes on a traditional home can far exceed Simple Life’s land lease.

When you compare buying a $179k Simple Life cottage home to buying a $279k traditional home in The Villages®, you could see savings exceeding $94,000 over a 10-year period, not including the lower down payment required.

Interested in learning more about retirement communities around The Villages®?

Call or text 352-561-8114 for more information.

Simple Life An Affordable Alternative Near The Villages®

Lakeshore offers a relaxed cottage home lifestyle in a community of just 220 homes, surrounded by native live oaks and a 40-acre view of Lake Andrew. Our community offers exclusive private amenities and close proximity to the world-class golf courses, events, diverse shops and restaurants, top-notch medical facilities of The Villages®. Lakeshore residents can choose from a curated collection of quality crafted 1 and 2-bedroom cottage homes ranging in size from 499 sq. ft. for a 1 bed, 1 bath, to 1,100 sq. ft. for a 2 bed, 2 bath with a den. Both custom homes and Quick Move-In homes provide a turnkey experience that make buying or building your dream home near The Villages® a breeze. While our beautiful 3,500 sq. ft. amenity center offers both indoor and outdoor active living opportunities, there is room to play and time to live life intentionally, at your own pace.

For roughly half the price of life at The Villages®, Simple Life’s innovative new approach to housing and active living offers buyers looking for a home near The Villages® a new way to own a home, save money, and enjoy life. With options for custom or Quick Move-In cottages, you can customize your buying experience for how you live. And with Simple Life’s flexible homesite lease, you don’t carry the cost or burden of land ownership.

Call or text us today to learn more about Simple Life, a new option for active retirement community living around The Villages.

Cottage Homes for Sale Near The Villages, FL


399 Sq Ft

1 Bed | 1 Bath

View Model »


682 Sq Ft

2 Beds | 2 Baths

View Model »


795 Sq Ft

2 Beds | 2 Baths

View Model »

Perry 2

887 Sq Ft

2 Beds | 2 Baths

View Model »


933 Sq Ft

2 Beds | 2 Baths

View Model »


499 Sq Ft

1 Bed | 1 Bath

View Model »

Sebring 2

538 Sq Ft

1 Bed | 1 Bath

View Model »


394 Sq Ft

1 Bed | 1 Bath

View Model »