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Lakeside at Waterman Village (coming soon).


Moving to one of Waterman Village’s full-service, progressive, multi-level of living retirement communities while ‘STILL’ independent and active, is actually the best way one can increase their chances of ‘REMAINING’ independent and active, as long as possible throughout life. 


Lakeside is Waterman Village’s exciting, new, second brand new planned retirement community. Residents will pay an entrance and monthly service fee. At Lakeside, you can choose from Lakeside Grand Apartment Homes (800-1,200 sq. ft) conveniently attached to the main ‘Life-Style Center’, spacious Lakehouse Apartment Homes (1,200 – 1,800 sq. ft.) with under building parking, and Garden Duplex Homes (1,300 – 1,700 sq. ft.) with 2BR’s, 2BA’s, dens, and attached garages. All offer convenient/close covered parking. Lakeside residents will have priority access to the Bridgewater Assisted Living Residence, the Edgewater Health & Rehabilitation Center, the Waterman Village Home Care Agency, and the Waterman Village Outpatient Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy Clinic, all located on the Waterman campus.  Six dining venues, two wellness centers, physician offices, dental offices, banking facilities, and a full-service pharmacy that delivers, will all be conveniently located within a short walk or golf cart drive. Everything one needs, to best remain independent and active, as long as possible throughout life!  Scroll down below for some Lakeside at Waterman Village images.

Lakeside residents can choose from 50 or 75/85% entry fee refund plans.  Lakeside Grand Apartment Home entry fees begin at $189,900, with monthly service fees beginning at $1,996 for a single person.  Lakehouse Apartment Homes entry fees begin at $351,900, with monthly service fees beginning at $2,796 for a single person.  Garden Duplex Home entry fees begin at $392,900, with monthly service fees beginning at $2,916 for one person. A great value for a comparable community across the U.S.  Lakeside – what’s included.   And, ideally and uniquely, the refund percentage stays the same, no matter how many years one lives in their independent living residence!  This avoids a feeling of ‘being trapped’, like you can never move again. Because, if a Lakeside resident ever desires or needs to move out, and it does happen, they can still receive the bulk of their original entry fee that they paid, back.  Unlike some communities, where after you’ve lived there only a few years, there is no refund back when one moves out.  A very important consideration to think about, before choosing a life-plan, continuing care, multi-level, or progressive living community.

We are now scheduling appointments to share the details about Lakeside.  Call us to set a day and time to speak with Abe, Ingrid, Pamela, or Jeff (below) at (352) 385-1120.  Or, email us at: . Close to 50 residences have already been reserved with a fully refundable 10% deposit.  

Unlike most continuing-care or life-plan communities, at Waterman Village, if you’re on our wait list, and you develop a chronic health condition, we won’t automatically rule you out from a future move to an independent living residence.

While it’s important to choose a retirement community that also has a skilled nursing center on-site, IN ADDITION to an assisted living residence on site, at ‘The Oaks’, Waterman Village’s existing retirement community, independent living residents typically utilize Waterman Village’s on-site skilled nursing center on a short term basis.  These short term stays are often already covered by a resident’s traditional Medicare and supplemental insurance plans.   Therefore, for the average person, it’s wise to not pay ‘up front’, as part of a community’s entrance fee program, monies for possible ‘long-term’ care.  Why? Only 2% of the current ‘long-term’ residents in Waterman Village’s skilled nursing center, formerly lived in Waterman Village’s independent living area, nursing home usage is declining across the U.S., hospitals are being incentivized for not discharging their patients to nursing homes, and ‘in-home care’ services are helping Waterman Village’s independent living residences remain in their homes longer, thus further reducing the need for future ‘long term’ nursing home care.

Moving to a Waterman Village retirement community, is the ideal choice, for persons who already possess long-term care insurance.


The Lakehouse apartment home residences are very modern and spacious, and come with convenient ‘under building’ parking.

A view of the back side of the Lakehouse Apartment Building, along the shores of Lake Margaret, facing the lake. Lakehouse Apartments will have square footage’s between 1,200 and 1,800 square feet.

The Lakeside Grand apartment home buildings will be located on the shores of beautiful Lake Margaret.  A walking path around Lake Margaret is also planned.

Each Lakeside Grand apartment home will have a spacious enclosed/screened in porch area, along with an assigned COVERED parking space. Complimentary valet parking service will also be available.



An aerial view of the location of the new Lakeside at Waterman Village Retirement Community, to be located on the shores of Lake Margaret. Located just east of the current ‘The Oaks’ at Waterman Village retirement community.



Living here at Waterman Village is like living in an extended family. From executive officers to service providers, the staff is exceptionally friendly and caring. Communication channels are wide open. Department heads keep residents reassuringly informed on what is going on in their respective area of operation. Most of our needs are met conveniently on campus, which looks like a village of one or two story dwellings. We compare life here to that on a cruise ship: pick and choose among a variety of daily activities on and off campus, or simply relax in your quarters.

Al & Marlette