Lakeshore by Simple Life is peacefully tucked away under a gorgeous live oak canopy in Central Florida. While Lakeshore residents enjoy a high-end cottage tucked away, there are still many amenities available. All of your needs for groceries, home and garden, and health are just a short drive away.
Take a look at this extensive list of many stores and services located in the immediate area surrounding Lakeshore. We invite you to check out our interactive surrounding area map for a more precise location of each service.
Grocery Near Lakeshore By Simple Life
ALDI (0.5 miles – Walking distance!)
ALDI grocery stores offer standard grocery items, meat, and dairy at prices reduced by 20% – 40% on average. Within easy walking or biking distance, a brand new ALDI opened just down the street from Lakeshore in 2021.
The Fresh Market (1.7 miles)
Looking for a fast, healthy meal solution? The Fresh Market specializes in seasonal pre-made, healthy meals in addition to the usual grocery store inventory. This location offers curbside pickup and delivery.
Publix Supermarket (2.1 miles)
The well-known Florida supermarket chain offers a wide selection of groceries, plus a deli featuring Boars Heads® meats and a robust bakery department. In addition to in-store shopping, this Publix offers curbside pickup, no-contact delivery, and in-store pickup.
Sprouts Farmers Market (2.6 miles)
With a new location recently opened near Oxford in March 2023, Sprouts is only about a five-minute drive from Lakeshore. This is the place to go whenever you need fresh, organic produce.
Home Goods Within 10 Miles
Walmart (1 mile)
There isn’t really anything you can’t pick up at Walmart. Less than 5 minutes from Lakeshore, Walmart Supercenter offers curbside pickup, delivery, as well as in-store shopping. Open daily until 11pm, it is a great convenience for a number of reasons.
Marshalls and HomeGoods (1.8 miles)
Whether you’re looking for discounted prices on seasonal fashion or décor for your new Lakeshore home, these two stores located side-by-side offer a variety of furnishings, bedding, kitchenware, holiday goods and more.
Oxford’s Local Dining
Gio’s Deli (0.7 miles)
Hungry for an authentic Italian dish? Just 3-4 minutes up the road from Lakeshore is an incredible local deli specializing in Old World meats and cheeses available to-go.
VKI Japanese Steakhouse (5.9 miles)
Ranked best Japanese in The Villages®, this authentically decorated restaurant offers tableside hibachi, sushi, and traditional Japanese kitchen entrees.
Red Sauce (6 miles)
Only a 15-minute drive, this local favorite offers familiar Italian-American meals and regular live entertainment.
Lighthouse Point Bar & Grille (6.2 miles)
Located in Lake Sumter Landing, you can enjoy great seafood and the sunset over Lake Sumter.
Nearest Scenic Attractions
Back Road Berries (2.9 miles)
Stroll fields of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries at this family owned and operated you-pick farm! We suggest signing up to receive email notifications on open picking times, which you can do here on their website. You can also call ahead to request pre-picked berries and delicious berry pies!
Sunset Park (5.3 miles)
You’ll want to park up the road and take the short walk to this park, but we promise its worth it. As the name implies, this is a popular local spot to catch a stunning Florida sunset over Lake Sumpter.
Lake Okahumpka Park (8.9 miles)
At 130 acres, Lake Okahumpta Park includes bike trails, a 9-hole frisbee golf course, and a 2-lane boat ramp. Enjoy a series of exercise stations or walk your pup along clearly marked trails.
Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve (11.5 miles)
Dozens of animals and amphibians can be found on this 625-acre wetland. Make sure to bring binoculars and a camera to make the most out of the observation deck!
Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway (18.1 miles)
Winding through several old Florida roadways and friendly communities, the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway features pastoral farmlands and beautiful Lake Panasoffkee.
Lakeshore by Simple Life Near Healthcare and Pharmacies
Walgreens (2.4 miles)
Walgreens is your go-to for pharmacy, health & wellness, and photo products. Known nationwide, Walgreens is the perfect place to refill prescriptions in-person and online, order items for delivery or store pickup, catch up on vaccinations, and more.
American Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic (5.4 miles)
Rated 4.9/5 stars on Google, this urgent care clinic is close by to help whenever you’re not feeling well.
UF Health The Villages® Hospital (7.2 miles)
This 307-bed acute care hospital has been serving residents of The Villages® as well as patients in Lake Sumter and Marion counties since 2002. The hospital’s teams of physicians and clinical staff work together to offer specialty services, advanced technology, and clinical studies.
Closest Veterinary Care
Oxford Animal Hospital (0.7 miles)
Oxford Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital. This facility welcomes pet patients for wellness exams and services as well as routine medical, surgical, and dental procedures. Whether it’s time for your pet’s annual wellness exam, vaccinations, dental care, or even if they’re just under the weather, Oxford Animal Hospital has everything you need to keep your furry friend healthy.
VCA Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital (6.5 miles)
Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital serves dogs and cats in The Villages®, Belleview, Summerfield, Oxford, and Wildwood areas. This full-service animal hospital combines the latest medical practices with state-of-the-art equipment and compassionate care. They also offer separate dog and cat boarding for a stress-free stay.
UBER and Lyft
While originally limited to larger cities and metropolitan areas, rideshare companies have quickly expanded to a number of locations including Oxford, FL. If you are looking for a ride to the airport, the doctor, or even just around town, either of these services are great solutions.
Sumter County Shuttle
In coordination with the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Commission for Transportation, door-to-door shuttle services are available in the county from 8:30 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. This method of transportation is usually reserved for hospital appointments and medical visits.
I-75 passes through six different states. The highway runs the length of the Florida peninsula from the Miami area, up the Gulf Coast through Tampa. Entrance to the Interstate is conveniently just a few minutes away from the entrance of Lakeshore Community.
Orlando International Airport
A major public airport located 6 miles southeast of Downtown Orlando, FL, and just 1.5 hours from Oxford, FL, the airport handled 50,613,072 passengers in 2019, making it the busiest airport in the state and tenth busiest airport in the United States.
Believe it or not, this is not a comprehensive list! There are so many nearby conveniences, restaurants, shops, entertainment, and outdoor recreation in Oxford, FL that we simply can’t list them all. Even so, we hope this resource will help you feel more comfortable moving to our cottage home community in the heart of Florida.