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Hello residents! Thank you all for a great year so far here at Lakes of Melbourne. We appreciate everyone’s participation and support making our community so fun and inviting. There’s no doubt my favorite part of last season was the Resident Appreciation Party, so look for that recap in the newsletter below.
Our latest resident spotlight is on the Lakes of Melbourne librarian, Lynda VeArd. She has been a resident of the Lakes of Melbourne since December of 2001. Read on to learn about the woman behind the books.
As the seasons change, so do our tastes. We crave fresh ingredients, herbs, and fruitier flavors. If you are planning pool parties or gatherings, make sure your cocktails match the seasonal preference. Town and Country Magazine shares innovative drink recipes, while this piece by The Spruce shares advice on excellent, easy-to-prep pairings.
On Friday, March 2, Hometown America held a resident appreciation event for the Lakes of Melbourne. It was truly a spectacular evening of fun. Read more for a recap and photos.
Gutters and downspouts run along a roof's edge to capture and direct runoff. A clogged or damaged gutter often fails to move water away from the structure efficiently and can lead to puddling, leakage, and even structural damage. Read more for tips on maintaining effective gutters.
Our most recent Yard of the Quarter goes to Dan and Pat Cimini at 2445 Boca Way Place. Our community is very thankful for all of our residents who keep their yards looking nice and we enjoy looking at each beautiful yard. Congratulations Dan and Pat!
In the battle against the ticking clock, it’s interesting to see different perspectives on what keeps folks young. A great wonder is how on the Greek island of Ikaria, one in three make it to their 90’s and rarely have illnesses. Ikarian and author, Diane Kochilas, shares her secrets to a long life. It’s also useful to get advice directly from centenarians. From Betty White (95) to Norman Lloyd (102), these 12 celebrities share their tips for a long life.
Thinking of selling your Lakes of Melbourne home? Curious about the buying and selling activity within the community? Read more for updates and info from our Sales Office.
Remember, if you provide a referral who purchases a home, Hometown America will pay you money. See Rick in the Sales Office for details or give him a call at (321) 725-5500, as the amounts may vary.
The Flip Flop Ice Cream Shop is on Barefoot Boulevard, a couple of blocks west of Route 1 and approximately a 30-minute drive south from the Lakes of Melbourne. It has been family-owned for two years by the current owner. Read on for more about their sweet treats in this Wes Robbins review.
If a spotless home is your pride, then spring cleaning means you plan on attacking the really big items. Online magazine, House Beautiful, has great deep cleaning recommendations, from tackling your dishwasher to preparing your patio furniture for a great summer. Click here to see their tips and tricks.
The Crafty Ladies Club meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30, with everyone bringing their own craft to work on. Everyone is welcome to join them in the Craft Room, even if they just want to sit and chat. Click to learn more about what they craft and see them in action.
DNA kits are growing in popularity, with many people wanting to learn more about their genetics or ancestry. Unusual stories arise, too, like two men in Hawaii who took DNA tests and found out they were more than best friends. Read on to learn their story and what DNA kits can do for you.
You may be familiar with Facebook, but do you know all of its secret tips and tricks? Make the most out of your social media experience, from hidden settings to fun features. Read more to find out what else Facebook offers.
If you can’t make it to Broadway to catch the hot new show, or you enjoy concerts from some of our greatest musicians, PBS Great Performances are just a click away. Rediscover your love for theatre with the Broadway series or watch performances from the Kennedy Center. Some of the online shows are free, and additional ones are available through the PBS Passports subscription series. Explore to learn more.
As a senior, you have access to hundreds of discounts you may not know about. AT&T, Regal Cinemas, McDonald’s, and even Marriott Hotels have a discount for folks as young as 50. Read on to find out the savings you have access to.
One in every five new homes sold in Florida is a factory-built home. Today’s manufactured and modular homes are built with the highest standards of quality, livability, and affordability. Read more to learn more about manufactured homes.
What was once old is new again! Hitting the road for vacations are becoming more popular, albeit apparently for more frequent but shorter trips. A great alternative to the increasing stressful airline experience, you should make the most of your road trip experience. Embrace the allure of the road and check out these excellent road trip tips.
Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month. New sign-ups earn a $10 credit.
Hometown America is proud to promote SafeHaven National Insurance Agency, specializing in coverage for manufactured homeowners and renters. Many companies are difficult to work with or do not write policies that provide adequate protection for prefabricated homes. Make sure you are dealing with an insurance company that offers competitively priced policies and the protections important to you. Visit SafeHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.