A big announcement for Central Florida homebuyers searching for a unique lifestyle experience as a new development is officially underway in the Wildwood area. City Commissioners approved plans for Simple Life’s newest community, which will provide 220 tiny homes in a stunning, well manicured and amenity-filled development located just west of 301 off CR 466. Simple Life, recently voted #1 Place in the U.S. to live in a Tiny Home by Apartment Therapy, is a tiny home community developer and pioneer in small space living having launched successful tiny home communities in Flat Rock, North Carolina and with future plans in other Florida markets. “Simple Life cottage communities are providing homebuyers with exactly what a section of the market is looking for. A simplified life which translates to less square footage without sacrificing a comfortable, amenitized lifestyle,” shared Mike McCann, CEO of Simple Life, “People want to live a fuller life with less and that’s exactly what Simple Life communities offer.”
With several thoughtful and gorgeous floorplans that include customizable options and high-end finishes, homebuyers enjoy between 499 – 650 square feet of living space. These tiny homes pack a powerful punch in each square foot optimizing use of space and livability. Despite the fact that the cottages are considerably smaller than the average home, current Simple Life homeowners enjoy full-sized kitchen appliances, stackable washer and dryers, one and two bedroom options, flex space, and in some models, an additional 160 square foot loft ideal for visiting grandchildren or extra storage.
“So much of the Central Florida homebuyer market is comprised of empty nesters, retirees and even people who vacation in the area during winter months,” said McCann, “Our Wildwood community will provide buyers of all ages, but certainly these folks, an opportunity to live in a community that focuses on lifestyle while having the best of everything close by. We will have a Community Manager that can keep our residents’ calendars full with social activities. It seems to happen organically in our communities, where residents become like family.”
Simple Life communities partner with highly accredited and experienced home builders. While the tiny homes are wheeled into the development, don’t mistake this community with a traditional mobile home park. These upscale tiny homes are skirted and attached to permanent foundations. McCann and his team continue to work closely with city officials who are enthusiastic about this unique community. “I believe this is a first for the state of Florida,” said Ryan Howser, Planner for the City of Wildwood, “There are some smaller communities that try to operate under the tiny house blanket, but they’re really just temporary trailers or RV parks. This is the first master-planned permanent community of this nature.”
“We give hundreds of tours a month in our Simple Life communities,” shared Jacque Coots, Sales Manager for Simple Life’s communities in the mountains of North Carolina, “and it seems every single time people share their shock and amazement once they tour a community and step inside a tiny home. It sounds cliché but the shock value of what you can get and how you can live in a Simple Life community gets them every time.”
McCann and his team held several meetings with members of the Lake Association (Lake Andrew) helping the community understand the quality and aesthetics of Simple Life in Wildwood. “They embraced our vision and give us full support knowing we are community partners,” said McCann. Simple Life will begin site work in June with anticipation of presales to begin in July. As visionaries and a company that is committed to providing homebuyers with a place they are proud to call home, Simple Life’s team is enthusiastic about moving into the Ocala area and developing a community that will enhance the current landscape.
About Simple Life: Simple Life is excited to be paving the way for people wanting to live in an award-winning tiny home community. Tiny homes in Simple Life communities start in the low $100s and include use of community amenities that are specific to each development but include a pool, fitness center, internet café, yoga room, dog park, and outdoor gathering spaces. For more information about living a simpler life in our communities contact our Simple Life Concierge at 828-707-0969, email us email@example.com or visit us on the web at www.simple-life.com.