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Lakeshore by Simple Life is peacefully tucked away under a gorgeous live oak canopy with stunning views of a 40-acre lake. You can rest assured that an abundance of top-notch services are close by when you need them, though. Lakeshore residents enjoy a high-end cottage tucked away in a quiet, relaxed community with several options for grocery, home and garden, and veterinary needs just a short drive away. In fact, a brand new ALDI opened within walking distance in 2021! Also nearby are several new top-notch medical facilities, including the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood, the adjoining Brownwood Hotel & Spa, and UF Health The Villages® Regional Hospital. Below you’ll find a list of some of the premier services that are 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. We hope that the abundance of care and convenience eases your mind as you consider a move to Lakeshore or enhances your hassle-free, low stress lifestyle if you already call Lakeshore home. GROCERY Publix Supermarket – 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. ALDI – (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. HOME GOODS Walmart – 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 – 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. DINING Gio’s Deli – Hungry for an authentic Italian dish? Just 3-4 minutes up the road from Lakeshore is this incredible deli specializing in Old World meats and cheeses available to go. Lighthouse Point Bar & Grille – Located in Lake Sumter Landing, you can enjoy great seafood and the sunset over Lake Sumter. Red Sauce – Only a 15-minute drive, this local favorite offers familiar Italian-American meals and regular live entertainment. VKI Japanese Steakhouse – Ranked best Japanese in The Villages®, this authentically decorated restaurant offers tableside hibachi, sushi and traditional Japanese kitchen entrees. TRANSPORTATION 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 perfect 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. Interstate 75 – I-75 passes through six different states. The highway runs the length of the Florida peninsula from the Miami area and 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. Photo via Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway SCENIC ATTRACTIONS Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway – Winding through several old Florida roadways and friendly communities, the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway features pastoral farmlands and beautiful Lake Panasoffkee. Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve – 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! Florida National Cemetery – Located in the Withlacoochee State Forest, the Florida National Cemetery has a variety of memorials to honor America’s veterans along its Memorial Pathway. Lake Okahumpka Park – 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. Back Road Berries – Stroll fields of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. You can call ahead to pick your own or just stop by and pickup homemade pies and cobblers made from fresh, seasonal berries. Photo via UF Health HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE UF Health The Villages® Hospital – 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. Walgreens – 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, and create photo gifts for your friends and family. VETIRNARY CARE Oxford Animal Hospital – 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 or they under the weather, need dental services or surgery, Oxford Animal Hospital has everything you need and is located just around the corner from Lakeshore by Simple Life. VCA Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital – Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital serves dogs and cats in The Villages®, Belleview, Summerfield, Oxford, and Wildwood areas. The hospital offers exceptional service and patient care. The 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. Oxford, FL is the home of Simple Life Lakeshore and also offers the convenience of nearby shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreation. Visit us today in sunny, Central Florida and explore our options for right-sized living. Call or text us at 352-702-3266 to schedule your home showing. You can also LIKE us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or follow us on Houzz.
Mar 16, 2021
Services are Close by Lakeshore When You Need Them

Lakeshore by Simple Life is peacefully tucked away under a gorgeous live oak canopy with stunning...

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