Adventure Awaits Near Lakeshore by Simple Life

Adventure Awaits Near Lakeshore by Simple Life

The locations of all Simple Life communities are thoughtfully chosen. Our communities are designed to be amenity rich inside our gates, but also nearby outside excursions, adventure and entertainment. Our first community, The Village, is nestled in Flat Rock, North Carolina, between 5 and 30 minutes away from lots of dining, shopping outdoor activities and rich history. The Hamlet, just across the street from The Village, was a result of the popularity of the Village, so its residents get to enjoy the same spots.

Lakeshore, our first Florida community in Oxford, is centrally located with proximity to most of what Florida is known for. The sunshine state is loved for its beaches, theme parks, sports teams, and more. Residents at Lakeshore have the luxury of living driving distance from it all! Here we'll break down some of the nearby attractions that you'll get to enjoy as a Central Florida resident!

Springs and State Parks

Perhaps one of the biggest perks of residing in Central Florida is the proximity to gorgeous fresh water springs and state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can get their fix of various activities from kayaking and snorkeling to biking and hiking.

Wekiva Springs State Park

Wekiva springs is 61 miles away from Lakeshore, with over a dozen activities and experiences. They have bicycle trails of different difficulties, birdwatching, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and more. You can spend several days there and still not do it all! Spend a day and pick a couple of activities or camp for a night or two and check more items off of the list. Learn more about Wekiva Springs here.

Rainbow Springs

Rainbow springs is known for its gorgeous waters. It is a short 31 miles away from Lakeshore, perfect for a sunny day trip in the summer! Visitors come here to swim and snorkel, and most popular, tubing! A shuttle will drop you off with a tube and you can enjoy a leisurely float two miles down the river. Read more about the different activities here.

Silver Springs

Even closer to Lakeshore is Silver Springs! 20 miles down the road lies America's largest springs. They are known for their glass-bottom boat tours, where you can learn about the park and look at all the wildlife beneath the surface in a totally new way. If you want to get closer to the water, rent a paddleboard, kayak or canoe!

Theme Parks

Florida is the theme park capital of the world, that is no secret. What some don't realize is how close to Lakeshore the state's best theme parks are! Disney World and Universal cater to all ages, with fun to be had for everyone.

Walt Disney World

Disney World is only 60 miles away from Lakeshore. The estimated 47 miles of land is home to four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of hotels and hundreds of restaurants. The four main theme parks all offer a unique, fun experience depending on which you choose. 

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is where the fairytales, fiction and fan favorites live. It consists of several different "lands," from Tomorrowland, which is based on the future, innovation and progress, to Fantasyland, home to the characters and stories of the most beloved Disney movies.

Hollywood Studios

Formerly MGM, this is Walt Disney World's newest theme park. Guests are immersed into different cinematic worlds, from Pixar movies to a Star Wars themed land. This park is home to the most thrill rides of any Disney park.


While Epcot does have some great rides, it is really known for the cultural experience of the World Showcase. Walk "around the world" and eat, drink and shop in countries like France, Norway, Mexico, Germany and Japan. This park is typically a favorite for adults, as it caters less towards children. However, it is still a great spot for the kiddos with many fun rides!

Animal Kingdom

As its name suggests, Animal Kingdom is home to many different species of animals. Broken up into several different sections like Asia and Africa, guests can see all of the animals, attend unique themed dining experiences, and go on roller coasters, boat rides, and see shows.

Universal Studios

Down the road from Disney and 56 miles from Lakeshore is Universal Studios, which is composed of two theme parks and a water park. Universal and Islands of Adventure are parks designed for all ages- with lots of thrill rides as well has slower, character based rides that the kids love. Some of the most epic movies and TV shows ever are represented here through rides, shows and restaurants, like Harry Potter, E.T., The Simpsons and Shrek.


Also located in Orlando is some of the best outlet shopping you will find in the state. The Orlando Vineland Outlets and Orlando Premium Outlets are known for their unbeatable prices. Just a day trip away are some great finds and big savings!

For a luxury mall experience, the Mall at Millenia is located 55 miles away from Lakeshore. This is a smaller, indoor mall, home to department stores like Bloomingdales and Macy's, popular shops like Bath & Body Works, Express and Banana Republic, as well as high-end shopping, including Chanel and Louis Vuitton.


Its a given that anywhere in Florida has proximity to beaches. However, all of the beaches offer very different experiences. Make sure to do your research and pick the best location for your day!

Cocoa Beach

114 miles away lies one of the biggest tourist destinations in Florida. If you are looking for the full Florida beach day experience, one with beachfront causal dining, margaritas, music, tents and umbrellas, this is your spot. You are bound to have a blast if you are looking for a lively beach day! While you're there, you have to check out Ron Jon Surf Shop.


Clearwater beach is on the gulf, and while it is a popular location, it is known for being a pretty chill and laid back beach. This is a great spot to rent a beach house for the weekend and recharge. The water is calm and the sands are white, something you can expect to find along the gulf!

Satellite Beach

This is one that most people haven't hear of. It is just south of Cocoa, and its usually pretty empty. This is where you go to have a nice quiet day. Bring your book and some lunch, and really take the time to relax. 


Florida is home to many popular collegiete and professional sports teams- especially in Central Florida. Between Tampa and Orlando, you can see the Buccaneers, Lightening, Rays, Orlando City, Gators, Bulls, Knights, and Magic. In North Florida, we've got the Jaguars and Seminoles as the most popular, and in South Florida, you'll find the Hurricanes, Heat and Dolphins.

That covers football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Most of the arenas and venues double as concert venues, so you'll never be lacking in live entertainment as a Florida resident!

To learn more about living at Lakeshore and the experiences to be had inside and outside of the community, give us a call at  (352) 702-4918 or chat with us now. As always, don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and find cottage home inspiration on our Pinterest!