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Florida Cottage Home Communities

Offering all the perks, amenities, and social engagement of traditional lifestyle communities—but with smaller single-family homes for those looking to downsize—cottage home communities in Florida are becoming increasingly popular. Combining low-maintenance living, affordability, and thoughtful design, the Florida cottage home plans in these communities appeal to retirees, active adults, and vacation home seekers. In this section you’ll discover what makes these Florida communities so unique and desirable and find small cottage homes for sale in Florida.

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Grand Palm

Venice, Florida Florida Cottage Home Community
Venice, Florida

Encompassing about 1,000 acres, this pedestrian-friendly Sarasota County community offers resort-style amenities, community parks and conservation areas in a location midway between Tampa and Fort Myers in the Gulf Coast city of Venice. The property is five minutes from Interstate 75 and 15 minutes from the beach, with a choice of Paired Villas priced from the $500,000s to Single-Family homes priced from the $600,000s. Read More...


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John's Island

Vero Beach, Florida Florida Cottage Home Community
Vero Beach, Florida

Surrounded by miles of Intracoastal Waterway and pristine beaches is this private and luxurious 1,650-acre community. World-class amenities include three championship golf courses (Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio), oceanfront Beach Club, newly renovated Clubhouses, 17 Har-tru tennis courts, squash, pickleball, croquet, fitness center and outstanding social and recreational activities. Lots from $3 million to $9 million; Condominiums, Townhomes & Golf Cottages from $950,000 to $5 million; Homes from $3 million to $20 million. Read More...


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Lakeshore by Simple Life

Oxford, Florida Florida Cottage Home Community
Oxford, Florida

A new cottage home community in Central Florida, Lakeshore by Simple Life provides residents with a relaxed yet active lifestyle. About an hour from Orlando and just over 30 minutes to Ocala, residents of this Oxford, FL, community have access to an array of private amenities including a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, walking trails, bocce and pickleball courts, and onsite lake. Lot lease from $275/mo.; The 223 cottage homes in this Florida community range from 585 to 1,085 sq. ft and start at $199,000 to $328,000. Read More...


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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida Florida Cottage Home Community
Daytona Beach, Florida

This Daytona Beach, Florida 55+ community inspired by the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett offers resort-style amenities and low-maintenance new homes. Amenities include a fitness center, bandshell with live music, theater with stage performances and dancing, pet spa, business center, arts/crafts and card rooms, restaurant with indoor/outdoor bar, swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, and much more. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

Panama City Beach, Florida Florida Cottage Home Community
Panama City Beach, Florida

This 55-and-better community on Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City is a short drive from the scenic Highway 30A corridor and convenient to Gulf Coast beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle while appreciating the natural environment. Homes from the high $200,000s to the high $400,000s. Read More...


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The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, Florida Florida Cottage Home Community
Naples, Florida

Nestled within a natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, this community is a colorful update of classic coastal living and offers a choice of single-family homes, and villa-style condominium residences, with a clubhouse and recreation center and optional membership in the adjacent Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Lots priced from $25,000 to $200,000; Villas and single-family homes are priced from $460,000 to over $1.5 million. Read More...

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