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Rock Springs Ridge, Florida

This community located in Apopka makes the most of its scenic surroundings.

Known as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World,” Apopka in Rock Spring Ridge is accessible via State Road 429, the Florida Turnpike, and other major corridors in the area.

This private but reachable neighborhood in Central Florida boasts homes and gorgeous neighborhoods for you and your family.

Real Estate

In Rock Springs Ridge, housing options come in five distinct floor plans for residences that span 3,854 square feet of space.

Prospective buyers can choose from:

  • Single-family homes like charming bungalows with professionally-landscaped yards
  • Multiple-level houses with many bedrooms and several car garage setups
  • Oversized homesites where you can build your dream home
  • Single-story homes offer ample living space for the family, and yard space for the children to romp around in

These luxury homes come equipped with branded plumbing fixtures and a 10-year structural warranty for your peace of mind.

You won’t feel lonely in this community where an active homeowners’ association creates year-round activities for members to join and spend many fun moments in.

Schools and establishments

Residents need not go far for schools and other vital establishments. They’re found right where they are.

  • Apopka High, known for its extra focus on extracurricular and athletic programs, is perfect for families looking for a school that nurtures their children’s athletic and artistic talents.
  • Wolf Lake Elementary, for its part, has been getting good reviews for the many opportunities it gives a child to grow and excel.
  • From a former golf course club, Taverna Italiano Restaurant has been transformed into a local favorite where good food, excellent service, and cozy ambiance are ideal for meeting friends and making new ones. Customers can either create their own pizza or sample any of the award-winning ones on the menu

Luxury Homes – What Makes a True Luxury Estate?

The general opinion is straightforward.

If the property is big, outfitted with resort-like essentials such as a pool, comes landscaped, and is attached to a hefty price tag, it is a luxury property.

However, with the ever-changing market, the definition of luxury estates is shifting as well.

No longer does the phrase exclusively refer to palatial estates, soaring mansions, and apartments in high-end locations.

Redefining luxury

In its place is a wide set of parameters that redefine luxury in terms of location, amenities, architecture, living capabilities, and a myriad other factors.

This begs the question… Is your luxury property truly worth its title?

One important factor that contributes to a property’s “luxury” rating is its location.

Traditionally, any property located in what is considered to be a prominent address or ZIP code is automatically bestowed the title of “luxury home.”

For perfect examples, think of homes in Los Angeles’ famed Beverly Hills, or an apartment suite in Avenue Park Central, New York.

However, this is slowly changing.

New luxury towns

In capitals like London and Hong Kong, for example, more and more buyers, whether domestic or foreign, are slowly moving out of the usual areas associated with luxury estates.

This is largely due to the fact that the more traditional enclaves for top- end dwellings have been settled in – pricing out younger but equally affluent buyers.

This has driven developers to gentrify old neighborhoods or turn former business districts and industrial areas into new luxury towns with cutting-edge home design and refurbishments, technology-driven amenities, and a neighborhood filled with shops that mix hip and luxe.

Kowloon Island in Hong Kong is a prime example of this, as well as London’s Battersea District.

New standards of luxury

This rapid change in the real estate market has also expanded the definition of luxury real estate. No longer is it solely tied to its area or its address.

Now the following factors are coming into play:

 

  • Smart homes and the Internet of Things

 

Smart home features were once the stuff of science fiction – homes that did your bidding at the touch of a button. Today, it’s the standard. Everything in a home can be monitored or controlled: temperature, lights, security, and so on.

Higher-end homes now seamlessly integrate appliances with security systems and other electronics, which can all be controlled remotely and connected wirelessly.

The more sophisticated the integration or activation (voice controlled, for example), the more “luxurious” a home is deemed – and rightly so.

Imagine being able to check and control every aspect of your residence – even when you’re off visiting or doing business on the other side of the world.

 

  • Extreme practicality

How odd that the very antithesis of luxury would come into play to define the new luxury estate.

The truth however is simple: a luxury estate is still a home and as all homes go, practical use trumps everything.

This time, however, it’s practicality taken to its utmost or extreme. For example, how close is your home to the establishments you deem essential? How extensively did the developer upcycle materials, adhere to sustainable practices, employ off-grid power?

 

  • Lifestyle

The defining factor of a luxury estate is the answer to the following question:

How much does the property fulfill the prospective buyer’s definition of what a luxury lifestyle should be?

A piece of property should put truth to its claim of having the “best view in the city,” “resort-like amenities,” or “peaceful privacy.”  

For prospective buyers, check if the luxury home you’re eyeing offers you the lifestyle along with the features and the price tag.
Otherwise, if you feel like you’re being shortchanged when it comes to the “lifestyle side” of luxury properties, then it’s better to invest your money elsewhere.