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The NEW Lakeside at Waterman Village Retirement Community


Waterman Village Independent Living Information Center address link ( Google Maps ): 

  150 Waterman Avenue, Mount Dora

Phone: (352) 385-1120       


Open Monday through Friday from 8-4:30. Evenings and weekends by prior appointment

Lakeside is Waterman Village’s second retirement community. Lakeside opened in 2022 and is located directly across the street from The Oaks at Waterman Village.  Lakeside offers independent living apartments in addition to duplex homes, whereas The Oaks offers duplex homes only.

Lakeside offers high life-time refunds of life-lease fees paid. They don’t decline. This is unique in Florida for a community that offers all four levels of living on one campus. Not only does this help 90%+ of our residents save money, it also helps them avoid a feeling of being ‘trapped’. Because, if they move to Waterman Village and desire/need to move out, and this does happen, they will still receive the bulk of their original life-lease fee that they paid, back.  Unlike some retirement communities where after you live there only a few years, there is a much lower percentage refund back, or, there is no refund back at all if one desires to move out or passes away. This is a very important factor to consider before you choose a retirement community for yourself or loved one, and a factor many people overlook and regret later on. Moving to Waterman Village can avoid this very real/stressful scenario in the future.

Some retirement communities require large entry fees that are mostly or completely non-refundable after just a few years of residency, by promising a discounted rate in the community’s on-campus nursing home if ever needed.  For the vast majority of people, statistics show this is not a wise financial decision.  Why? 


  • On average, 92% of people who move into a retirement community’s independent living area, will not move into the community’s on-site nursing home long-term.



When you inquire or visit, you’ll enjoy a calm, friendly, NO pressure environment. We frequently hear from visitors to Waterman Village express to us about the high/uncomfortable level of pressure they experienced when visiting other retirement communities.  They always say how refreshing it is to work with Waterman Village.  We place zero pressure on our retirement living counselors.  We strive to live by the ‘Golden Rule’ in all we do.

Lakeside has a gatehouse that is staffed 24/7

Waterman Village has FOUR security staff on duty at all times.

The Waterman Village information center is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and evenings and weekends by appointment. Our Waterman Village independent living information center specialists are Cheryl, Ingrid, Abe, Alondra, and Coleen. They are all eager to help you and share with you more information about the Waterman Village mission and ministry since 1989.

Address link ( Google Maps ):    150 Waterman Avenue, Mount Dora

Phone: (352) 385-1120       


If you’d like, we can send you a SKYPE link so we can video conference each other.  It’s very easy and there is nothing you need to download.

Maggie, Alondra, Ingrid, Abe, Cheryl, Colleen, and Jeff are all eager to help you. 100 years of combined senior living experience.

Click Here for a link to Lakeside’s floor plans.

Click Here to learn about what makes Waterman Village unique over other retirement communities in the U.S.

Click Here for a link to our Waterman Village ‘Living Your Best Life’ magazine

Click Here for a link to some Lakeside aerial and Life-Style center photos and a video

Click Here for a pricing overview

Click Here to see a sample of monthly activity calendars.

Click Here for a sample list of some of our regularly scheduled activities.

Click Here for a list of what’s included in the monthly service fee.

Click Here to learn why some of our residents chose Waterman Village

Click Here to learn why it’s best to move to a full-service/progressive living community while STILL independent and active.

Click Here for a local online medical directory within 10 miles of Waterman Village/Mount Dora

Click Here to read about why Mount Dora, FL, is one of America’s ‘Best Small Towns’.

Click Here to learn about Waterman Village’s ‘Not-for-Profit difference’.

Click Here to view and use our retirement community comparison checklist



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