Gated communities make a great choice if you want to feel safe and secure at night and are not keen on the idea of salesmen disturbing you at home. Kissimmee is one of the best places to find a range of affordable and not so affordable gated communities and makes a great place to look for that idyllic vacation home.
Emerald Island Resort
The Emerald Island Resort is the perfect choice for those who want it all and want it all at a good price. The resort features a community heated pool, Tiki bar, parks, fitness centre and recreational building. The gate is always manned and when you arrive at the entrance you’ll feel as if you are at a world class resort and not a Kissimmee Residential Neighborhood. The Emerald Island community has single family homes and town homes which range between $120,000 to over $500,000.
The BellaVida Resort is just as charming as its Italian name and what it might lack in amenities, it certainly makes up for with architecture, charm and location. The homes here are within easy walking distance to the shops and have an air of Tuscan charm about them. The resort is comprised of single family villas and townhouses and many of the homes are brand new. Prices are a bit on the high side but there are some bank owned townhouses which make buying a vacation home here more affordable.
If you enjoy a game of tennis, relaxation and exotic surroundings then you’ll love Encantada. Buy a vacation home here and you are guaranteed to get a home that you can enjoy for many years to come. With a 24hr guarded entrance, exotic community pool and clubhouse, this charming resort feels like it’s been freshly transported direct from the Caribbean. Beautiful architecture and colors combine to produce a range of stunning townhouses, some with their own pool. The best news however, is that these wonderful properties come at knock down Wal-Mart prices with bank owned town houses starting at little over $100,000.
Legacy Dunes Condos
If you’re looking to spend a little less money, you can grab a Kissimmee condo here for under $50,000. Legacy Dunes Condos don’t just offer fantastic value, but they have some top rate amenities too. The community has it all with two pools, clubhouse, fitness center, game room, Tiki bar, business centre, playground, BBQ area, tennis and basketball courts, golf driving practice, lakes and conservation areas, car wash facilities and two laundry facilities… phew! Oh and as if it can’t get any better, the condos here start at a mere $24,000 – the price of a new car!
Paradise Palms Resort
The Paradise Palms Resort is certainly not for the budget conscious but it is definitely a real estate investment you won’t regret. The community here is all townhouses but the size of them makes them more in the way of attached single family homes. These town homes have their own private pools and the community amenity list is up there with the very best. With gorgeous interior and furniture packages available and a great range of facilities for the kids, this is a highly desirable choice.
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