Frequently Asked Questions

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We know you may have some questions about the Cypress Lakes Village lifestyle.

Cypress Lakes Village proudly offers one of the best retirement lifestyles in Florida. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions from visitors and new residents. If you have other questions that are not answered here, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Tell me about the Cypress Lakes Village Lifestyle
    To just give a brief description of the Cypress Lakes lifestyle, Cypress Lakes boasts close to 1,000 private acres with towering cypress trees, lush landscaping and shimmering lakes. Inside the community is a great array of recreation with two picturesque golf courses and a resort quality clubhouse with restaurant, tavern, pro shop, fitness center, pools, and 3 activities coordinators. There is as much, or as little, of what you want to do.
  2. Where is Lakeland, Florida?
    Lakeland is located in Central Florida between Orlando and Tampa on the I-4 corridor.
  3. What about the surrounding area of Cypress Lakes? What can we do there?
    You can take advantage of all the exciting things in Lakeland and close by; great shopping, restaurants, aviation, movie theaters, The Lakeland Civic Center for the performing arts theater, and the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture on the campus of Florida Southern College. There are also nearby lakes and rivers where you can boat and fish.
  4. What attractions are there in central Florida?
    Cypress Lakes is a convenient gateway to Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios Orlando, Cypress Gardens, Historic Bok Sanctuary, and Busch Gardens Tampa. For the sports enthusiast, there is Marchant Stadium, home of Spring Training for the Detroit Tigers since the 1930’s. Additionally there are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and other major league sports events. All of it is less than an hour’s drive. If you want to drive a little further, the Kennedy Space Center and Daytona Speedway are approximately 2 hours away.
  5. What hospitals and emergency facilities are close by?
    Lakeland Regional Medical Center, a nationally-accredited, 851-bed hospital with a full range of services, including a specialized cardiac care center, is 9 miles away from Cypress Lakes.In the City of Lakeland you’ll also have access to a cancer center, kidney dialysis center, and The Watson Clinic, which encompasses all doctors under one roof, along with it’s popular Urgent Care Center.Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is just under a 15-mile drive from Cypress Lakes, then further down in nearby Tampa you’ll have access to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.For the many veterans who call Cypress Lakes home, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa and the Orlando VA Medical Center are a reasonable drive away!
  6. Are there houses of worship in the area?
    There are houses of worship for almost all faiths within the area of Lakeland, some are as close as 3 miles.
  7. How far to the nearest major airport?
    Tampa International Airport is approximately 48 miles south west of Cypress Lakes and is served by most major airlines which provide nonstop daily service to more than 70 national and international destinations. Orlando International Airport is approximately 60 miles north east of Cypress Lakes and has service to almost every major city in the U.S. as well as International Flights.
  8. Tell me about shopping in the Lakeland area.
    Within a 7 mile radius are many of the major retail stores as well as the Lakeland Square Mall, anchored by 4 major retail stores and a variety of boutique shops. Located in Lakeland’s upscale Grasslands area with beautiful landscaped courts, Lakeside Village invites you to stroll, shop, indulge and enjoy. Whether you are looking for a casual eatery, a fine dining experience, a boutique for unique gifts or just a place to relax – Lakeside Village has it all and is only about 20 minutes away from Cypress Lakes.
  9. What is the Pet Policy at Cypress Lakes Village?
    At Cypress Lakes we welcome pets. Reasonable pet rules, which are strictly enforced, keep pets and residents living in peaceful harmony. We also have a Dog Park for those who want to exercise their dogs with other pet owners.
  10. Where is the nearest commissary?
    MacDill Air Force Base is located in South Tampa approximately 1 hour from Cypress Lakes.
  11. What is the climate like at Cypress Lakes Village?
    We think it is the most comfortable in the state with an average year-round temperature of 83 degrees.
  12. Are there golf courses close by?
    There are two golf courses right in the community! An 18 hole PGA Championship Course and an 18 hole par 60 executive course. If you want to venture farther than your front door there are many fine championship golf courses in the area.
  13. Do you offer fitness and exercise facilities?
    Yes, we do provide our residents with exceptional facilities for health and fitness. You can exercise to your heart’s content in our Fitness Club overlooking the resort-style pool area. The fitness center has state-of-the-art equipment that includes treadmills, stationary bikes, stair steppers and more. If you are into aerobic floor exercises, you can step into shape by visiting our separate aerobics studio for group participation. There are also tennis, pickleball, horseshoe and bocce ball courts.
  14. What about fishing in the area?
    Cypress Lakes offers fishing in several of its lakes and West 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 60 miles. There is also fly-fishing on the flats. Plus, you can drop a line in just about any of Florida’s rivers or lakes. Don’t miss out some of the best bass fishing in the world is right here in Polk County.
  15. Tell me about the activities at Cypress Lakes Village.
    Where to start? There are so many that we encourage you to read our monthly community newsletter online.
  16. I’ve never lived in a manufactured home, are they safe?
    After Hurricane Charley, the State Bureau of Mobile Home and RV Construction surveyed 11,800 manufactured homes among 77 communities. All the manufactured homes built since 1994 to the new wind standard came through the Hurricane without major damage. Every one! The construction is governed by HUD and built to withstand 125 mph winds.
  17. Is there a rental management program?
    Yes. We have many people purchase prior to retirement and lease their home as a tax shelter / vacation home.
  18. Are there CDD (community development district) fees?
    There are NO CDD fees at Cypress Lakes. If you are unfamiliar with the term here is a brief explanation. “CDD” is short for Community Development District, it is a district which finances and manages community developments. Tax-Free Bonds are issued to the developer to finance the cost of building the infrastructure of the development, including roads, utilities and many amenities including, pools, clubhouses, tennis and pickleball courts, golf courses, etc. Homeowners in the development pay the costs of “CDD” over the span of 15 to 30 years.
  19. Is there storage for my RV and boat?
    Yes! Although you cannot park them next to your home there is on property storage for oversized vehicles, such as motor-homes, trailers and boats.

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