Breezewood Village – 55 plus condos Orange City, FloridaSeptember 20, 2022 | By Chuck Shaver
Are there any nice 55 plus communities anywhere near Orlando for less than $200,000? YES, there are! I’m Chuck Shaver of the Shaver Group with Keller Williams Heritage Realty and today I’ll be writing about the Breezewood Village Condominiums in Orange City, Florida, which is a little town just north of Orlando. There are many reasons that I’m a fan of these condos and I suspect that you will be too!
First, let’s talk about WHAT Breezewood condos ARE. This small, well-kept community includes 112 units, most of which are a little over a thousand square feet with two bedrooms and two baths, but there are a few that have just one bedroom and one bath. These are all one-floor villa-type units and there’s a swimming pool, community center and shuffleboard courts and you must be over 55 years of age to live here.
Breezewood is located in Orange City, Florida off of Grand Plaza Drive, which is about 45 minutes north of Orlando, 25 minutes north of Lake Mary and Sanford, and about 35 minutes west of New Smyrna and Daytona Beaches. Being so close to all of this is nice, but what I really love about Breezewood is its proximity to shopping and restaurants. Wal-Mart, Publix and Bravo supermarkets, Lowes, banks, and several restaurants are all within just a mile or so away and the bus stop is right on Enterprise Road in front of the complex. Nearby Blue Springs and Gemini Springs, the East Central Regional Rail Trail and, of course, the beaches are a great way to get outside and enjoy this Florida Sunshine!
Over the years, as prices continue to rise, it seems like the options for senior living just keep dwindling away. Although Victoria Gardens up in Deland is MUCH nicer and has many more amenities, you’d do well to be able to look at anything in there for less than $350k. Although the prices here in Breezewood have also risen significantly, I listed one just the other day for $175,000, which is considerably less than the average home here in Central Florida. There is a homeowner’s association that will run an additional $280/month.
Speaking of that homeowner’s association, the HOA fees cover that swimming pool I spoke of earlier, water and sewer charges, trash, exterior maintenance, landscaping, and the reserve fund, so there really isn’t too much else to worry about in here. The homeowner’s association does interview, and has to approve anyone to live here, but I haven’t seen anyone NOT be approved. Although Breezewood isn’t anything fancy, it is pretty well-kept as has a good overall appearance.
They do allow the units to be rented out, but only on an annual basis (actually one year plus one day). I’ve been in and around these units for years and if I didn’t sell these units pretty regularly, I wouldn’t be able to tell you that there were any rentals here.
You are allowed to keep up to two pets there, but they do need to be under 25 pounds, and they have to be approved as well.
I probably sound like some kind of salesman for these condos, but I’m not. I’m just a guy that’s sold a bunch of these over the years and I’ve seen the benefits that they offer. When I considered what I didn’t like about them, I really couldn’t come up with anything other than maybe be amenities that some others offer. But when I considered that there’s a cost associated with those additional amenities, I couldn’t consider that as something I DIDN’T like here. Perhaps the fact that you get just one parking space and there’s no RV parking is a detraction, but that’s about it. Honestly, this is a wonderful little community in a perfect location for anyone looking for an affordable 55+ community.
If you have additional questions about Breezewood Village, or if you have general questions about the area or real estate in general, please reach out to me directly. For some visuals of this neighborhood, watch this video.