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Near the north end of Suntree is the small, but popular, community of Forest Lake Village.
Developed from about 1998 through 2000, Forest Lake Village is a non-gated neighborhood with 87 single family homes crafted by well known homebuilders such as Lennar Homes and Burgoon Berger. Lots in Forest Lake Village are typically about 80' wide by 125' deep. The neighborhood was developed around extensive natural preserve areas and 2 small lakes. Over three fourths of the homes in Forest Lake Village have private pools while almost all have spectacular views of a sparkling pond or a peaceful natural preserve area. These well built, concrete block homes can be found with shingle or tile roofs, and typically feature upgraded appliances, tile floors, custom cabinetry, and extensive landscaping. Homes range in size from 1,800 square feet to over 3,000 square feet with one story and two story options.
Forest Lake Village is an active community and pride of ownership shows. Homes are well maintained with extensive landscaping and attractive design. American flags fly proudly at both of Forest Lake Village’s entrances and are even illuminated at night. The homeowner’s association maintains a website with helpful information about Forest Lake Village including HOA meeting minutes, Forest Lake Village Events, a place for feedback from residents and even a “For Sale” section where you can advertise household items for sale. Neighbors helping neighbors is alive and well in Forest Lake Village. I learned recently that when a long-standing homeowner in Forest Lake Village passed away the homeowners association voted a unanimous “all in favor” to remember him by gifting a fruit basket to his surviving family expressing the entire neighborhood’s sympathy, warm condolences and well wishes. Now that’s a community that rallies around its neighbors!
This welcoming neighborhood is the perfect place to retire or raise a family. Right across the street from Forest Lake Village is Jack Mahon Park or “Spyglass Park” as it’s more commonly referred to. Jack Mahon Park is a heavily wooded park that’s over 15 acres in size. A huge shaded playground has a commercial grade set of play equipment including twisting and straight slides, climbing and hanging bars, tire swing along with toddler and children swings. A covered pavilion with fans and electricity can be used for parties or events at any time of the year. Residents may even reserve the pavilion for a private event at the Suntree Master Homeowner’s Association office which is also right on the park grounds. There are also regulation basketball, bocce ball and horseshoe courts at the park. Bocce ball and horseshoe equipment is even available to use for free from the Homeowner’s Association office. And the regulation size soccer field is home to one of the local soccer leagues. Right next door to the park is Suntree's recreational vehicle storage area. The vehicle storage area is available to residents at a nominal fee well below area market rates. The storage facility has space for a wide variety of vehicles including boats, motor homes, campers and trailers. Your RV or boat will be safely tucked away while you enjoy all the wonderful amenities of this beautiful park.
Just a short drive from Forest Lake Village is Suntree Elementary School “where learning takes root and students shine”. Suntree Elementary has an uplifting community atmosphere. High academic standards and the building of student’s self esteem are top priorities. Teachers and staff work hard to create an environment where children enjoy going to school and taking on new challenges. Just west of Forest Lake Village you’ll find two other schools right across the street from each other. Viera Charter School is a STEM based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum school for grades K-8. Viera High School, located across the street, has one of the largest dual-enrollment and advance-placement course loads in the country. They have a 90% acceptance rate into colleges and universities across the country. Click here to get up to date information about the schools near Forest Lake Village.
Just down the street from Forest Lake Village is the Health First Medical Complex. Viera Health Park is a 50 acre, cutting-edge health care campus featuring Health First’s 100-bed Viera Hospital, Health First’s Pro Health & Fitness Center and a 76,000 square foot medical plaza. It is the only healthcare campus in Brevard County to combine health, wellness and disease prevention. Located just a few steps from Forest Lake Village, the Health First Pro Health & Fitness Center is a 68,000 square foot, two-story facility filled with the latest technology-driven exercise equipment. Here clients have access to personal intructors who will create a program that is unique to their needs. Other amenities to help make your health care goals successful include a 25 yard lap pool, a scuba pool, a sauna and steam room, group cycling and workout classrooms, an indoor track, and racquet ball, basketball and volleyball courts. Just think, the benefits of all these health and fitness amenities can be available within walking distance from your home!
Being a part of Suntree has other distinct advantages for Forest Lake Village residents. Want to feel the sand beneath your feet? With easy access to Pineda Causeway you can be standing on the beach in 20 minutes! In 30 minutes you can get to Harris, Northrup Grumman or Port Canaveral via I-95. Disney World, Universal Studios and other Orlando theme park attractions are only an hour or less away. Or if you’re just looking for something a little closer to home you can visit the Space Coast Stadium, Brevard Zoo and the popular open-air mall, The Avenue at Viera, all located within two miles of Forest Lake Village. Whether you want to go see Mickey Mouse or just gaze at beautiful wildlife at the nearby zoo there is something here for everyone.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Forest Lake Village’s close proximity to Suntree Country Club. The recently renovated championship golf course at Suntree Country Club beautifully maintains the integrity of the original designers. This 36-hole course features Tifeagle and Champion hybrid Bermuda grass and multiple tee box locations for all levels of play. Head Golf Professional Brent Naylor supervises operations at this magnificent course. In addition to golf, Suntree Country Club also offers tennis and social/pool memberships.
In Forest Lake Village you could be watching the sun set slowly over the lake in your private back yard lanai on beautiful Florida evenings. What are your plans for tomorrow? Party at the pavillion? Relax by the pool? Catch a local game? How about a round of golf or some casual shopping? Or maybe just a short trip in the RV to watch a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral’s Kelly Park? The Space Coast is all about having this at your fingertips for an affordable price. Suntree brings it all within your reach. For all these reasons and more Forest Lake Village is a great place to call home.
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