It’s easy to overlook the true costs of a home you’ve lived in for many years, according to successful aging expert Jim Moore. After all, it’s up to you and it’s all paid for. Moore states in an article in McKnight’s Senior Living, “A serious mindset flaw is how seniors view their true current cost of living. Seniors still cannot accurately estimate their current monthly cost of living. They often overlook one-time expenses such as property taxes, home insurance and home repairs. This serious misconception often leads to sticker shock when discussing the cost of living for seniors.
Luxury with hidden value
Hidden behind the resort-style amenities and services of Naples’ new community lies a well-kept secret. Most people who move into Moorings Park Grande Lake actually find it comparable to their current cost of living.
Vice President of Moorings Park Communities, Tom Mann, observes: “People who come to our communities come from some of the best communities in the country, so the fact that they are currently paying substantial maintenance and taxes shouldn’t come as a surprise. In your house, you write checks for everything…property taxes, home repairs, landscaping, garbage, hydro, neighborhood association fees…I could go on, but you get the idea. At Moorings Park Grande Lake, you have no property taxes and one check covers almost all of your living expenses. Plus, it includes a concierge doctor, as well as assisted living and memory care, should you ever need it. And because the IRS considers the expenses associated with living in a Community Life Plan to be prepaid health benefits, there are some healthy tax deductions too! »
Private label lives at its best
The 55-acre luxury community offers a variety of carefully designed floor plans ranging from 2,776 to 7,863 square feet. Each home is impeccably appointed with undeniable attention to detail and craftsmanship, featuring private elevators, chef-inspired kitchens, and stunning views of a 28-acre lake and the Naples Grande Golf Course. Plus, all come with the most spacious verandas you’ll find in the area, paving the way for breathtaking sunsets.
Entrance fees for residences at Moorings Park Grande Lake start at $1.65 million and are 70% refundable and, as Mann points out, a portion of that is tax deductible.
High-end custom design takes center stage
Moorings Park Communities’ partner in this community is London Bay Homes, the renowned local builder known for creating custom homes from Port Royal to Bonita Springs. With the help of London Bay Design Studio, residents enjoy a huge selection of stylish flooring, countertops, lighting options and more, all available to make you feel truly at home.
“The quality of the lifestyle that our residents enjoy surpasses anything I have experienced in my career,” notes Moorings Park Grande Lake General Manager Katy Kurili.
“When potential residents visit Lac Grande, they are always amazed by the beauty and scale of the homes and our incredible amenities. This is all true – but the true beauty of our community transcends all of this; the best part of Grande Lake is our amazing residents and partners. They are a big part of what makes this community so special.
Full-scale clubhouse amenities
Grande Lake made some serious waves when it recently opened the doors to its impressive 223,053 square foot lodge. The crown jewel of the community, the Clubhouse is unlike any other in North America. Offering resort-style amenities and residential living, it is perfectly designed to provide the perfect venue for delicious meals, a wide range of social activities and stunning views of the pristine lake.
Inside the Clubhouse, three casual and fine dining restaurants await, offering a wide range of 5-star dining options. With Zest Café and Bistro, Savor 26 and BlueStone at your fingertips, there’s always something on the menu to tempt your taste buds.
“When I show potential residents around the Clubhouse, they always notice that the beauty and scope of the building goes far beyond what they expected,” reports Gina Paris, Sales Manager of Grande Lake. “No other Life Plan community has a clubhouse like this. The beautiful decor, attention to detail, and sheer size of the building set the tone for the incredible lifestyle offered at Grand Lac,” Paris continued.
Wellness and health care at its best
Moorings Park Grande Lake also gets high marks for providing the kind of integrated wellness and healthcare that many baby boomers and seniors seek. The Center for Healthy Living®, also located in the Clubhouse, includes the Care 360 program, which offers concierge doctors and personalized health care included in the residence. Supported living and memory care services are also included, should you ever need them.
With certified personal trainers to guide you every step of the way, the fitness center is well equipped with modern pneumatic machines. The TrackMan Golf Simulator provides a great opportunity to work on your golf swing, and the Clubhouse’s cozy theater is perfect for enjoying movies, guest speakers, and a variety of special shows put on by the Grande Lake community.
“All of our residents really appreciate the amazing programs that are offered,” said Katy Kurili, General Manager of Moorings Park Grande Lake. “We have fitness classes, yoga, personal training opportunities, cocktail parties, resident Olympics competitions, to name a few. The list is lengthened increasingly.”
Moorings Park Grande Lake’s approach to health and wellness goes far beyond flashy fitness equipment and amenities. The community recently won the 2021 NuStep Beacon Award from the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), recognizing it as one of the top 25 “Best in Wellness” communities in North America.
“We are so proud to be honored with this award,” Mann said. “When building Moorings Park Grande Lake, we were determined to organize every detail of the community to ensure that our residents not only enjoyed an opulent lifestyle, but also had access to integrated wellness programs. and social activities that would keep them active and engaged for years to come.”
Lavish lifestyle, convenient location
Just 5 miles from downtown Naples 5th Avenue and just 4 miles from Naples’ beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches, it was this scenic and lush property’s prime location that first caught the attention of the community builder, London Bay Homes of Naples.
“When the property became available, we simply considered it the latest and greatest plot of land close to downtown Naples,” said Mark Wilson, CEO of London Bay Homes. “We thought it was really exceptional.”
Lunch & Learn information event provides valuable information
See for yourself! You are invited to visit Moorings Park Grande Lake for our Lunch & Learn event on Thursday, March 3 at 11:30 a.m. hosted by Tom Mann.
“This Lunch & Learn event, being held at the Clubhouse, is the perfect opportunity to visit Moorings Park Grande Lake. You can experience all it has to offer for yourself,” Mann said. “The size and scope of the community must be seen to be truly appreciated. During the event, you will be able to visit the residences and the Clubhouse and obtain a lot of information on our equipment, our services and our rates. And, of course, you’ll enjoy a great lunch prepared by our amazing culinary team.”
To register for the Grande Lake Luncheon, visit MooringsPark.org/Events or call 239-232-3903.