Esplanade at Highland Ranch is the perfect 55+ community to call home. Its location in the prestigious Highland Ranch community with gorgeous rolling hills and generous amenities creates a feeling of luxurious living.
Residents of Esplanade in Highland Ranch can easily access a variety of recreation activities in the region. Whether it’s a day at the lake (Clermont has 11 beautiful lakes), a workout in the fitness facility, or a game of tennis, there is always something enjoyable to do.
The community also features a resort-style pool, pickleball courts, and a dog playground.
We can’t stress enough just how beautiful this community is. Let’s take a deep dive into everything Esplanade at Highland Ranch offers.
The Esplanade at Highland Ranch is an upscale 55+ community located in Clermont, Florida. The Esplanade is one of five 55+ community to have been built in Clermont and it’s a great one.
Nestled in the highly desirable Highland Ranch neighborhood, the community boasts scenic views of rolling hills and lush greenery. You’ll fine palm tree lined streets and beautifully manicured homes everywhere you look.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch features a variety of home styles, from charming villas to spacious single-family homes, all built with exceptional attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.
The community has a wide range of amenities and services right at your fingertips. For example, the Esplanade at Highland Ranch offers a resort-style pool and spa as well as an amazing state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis courts. If you love active 55+ living, this is the place to call home.
We can’t forget about the beautiful clubhouse which serves as the heart of the community, offering a full calendar of social events and activities, as well as a coffee bar, catering kitchen, and outdoor cooking spaces.
One thing you will notice in the Esplanade at Highland Ranch is the beauty of the trees, plants, shrubs, and grass. And how about the paver walking paths winding through the neighborhood? The community is truly breathtaking.
Let’s not forget about the amazing location that the Esplanade at Highland Ranch is built in.
Residents are close to all the best that Central Florida has to offer such as theme parks, local shopping, and dining destinations in Clermont, Winter Garden, Orlando, and even Disney Springs.
Lastly, the neighborhood is filled with natural beauty. Clermont is known for its 11 pristine lakes, a 4,000 acre state park, and miles and miles of walking/biking trails.
With its perfect blend of luxury, convenience, and natural beauty, Esplanade at Highland Ranch is the ultimate destination for 55+ living in Florida.
Below are a few highlights of the clubhouse and amenities:
|Fitness||2 Bocce Ball Courts|
|Fitness||4 Pickleball Courts|
|Fitness||Aerobics & Dance Studio|
|Fitness||Outdoor Resistance Pool|
|Fitness||Walking & Biking Trails|
|Outdoor||Parks & Natural Space|
Where is Esplanade at Highland Ranch Located?
The Esplanade 55+ community is located in Lake County which is situated 22 miles to the west of Orlando. The community is conveniently located close to several major roads and highways.
To the east of Clermont is Florida’s Turnpike just a few miles away, which runs north-south and provides easy access to downtown Orlando and the surrounding areas.
State Road 50 runs through the center of Clermont and provides access to nearby communities such as downtown Clermont, Winter Garden, and downtown Orlando.
To the west of Clermont is U.S. Route 27, which runs north-south and connects to cities such as Kissimmee and Minneola. These major roads and highways make it easy for residents to travel to and from Clermont.
We believe Clermont is Orlando’s best kept secret for location.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch Has Amazing Amenities
The Club House
The clubhouse is at the center of the community and it’s the main hub for all activities. The beautiful Florida styled architecture with a touch of European design gives this area of the community a grand feel.
We love the outdoor spaces they have created with the open air seating, outdoor grills, and ceiling fans to keep you cool.
We also love the interior styling of the clubhouse. It’s comfortable with areas for different activities such as billiards, crafting rooms, social spaces, and even a treatment room for massages and therapies.
Check out the relaxing lounge below.
The community is also extremely active. There is a community director and daily activities for the residents to plan for. We found that this neighborhood has a terrific socially connected ambience.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch Gym
If you enjoy working out and staying in shape, this is the place for you. Check out this gym below, equipped with Cybex selectorized equipment, ellipticals with touch screens, treadmills, functional trainer, dumbbells, and more.
We think this gym is as good as many local gyms and its included in your HOA fee.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch Pool
We can’t forget about the amazing pool at the Esplanade. With cabanas, palm trees, and paver-patio pool decks, you are sure to have your most relaxing day here.
Enjoy the three lap lanes, gradual depth entry, and shaded areas to take in the summer breeze. How incredible does this pool look? It’s like a resort in your backyard.
And there’s more!!! Want a spa or a resistance pool? Yep, they’ve got you covered as well. This is truly world-class living 30 minutes outside of Orlando.
Esplanade at Highland Ranch Sports Courts
Esplanade at Highland Ranch in Clermont, FL features several sports courts for residents to enjoy. These include two tennis courts, two bocce courts, and four pickleball courts.
The tennis courts at Esplanade at Highland Ranch are regulation size and feature a hard surface. This provides an ideal playing environment for residents who enjoy the game of tennis.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, you’ll find that these courts are well-maintained and offer a great place to practice your skills.
We could definitely get used to being active here. Tom and I love playing pickelball and bocce ball and you can tell Taylor Morrison took a lot of time and care building these.
What are the homes like in Esplanade at Highland Ranch?
The homes in Esplanade at Highland Ranch were built by Taylor Morrison between 2015 and 2021.
Below are a common themes you’ll find amongst the homes here.
- Two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages
- Homes range in size from approximately 1,500 to 3,100 square feet, with most falling between 1,800 to 2,500 square feet
- Luxurious features and finishes such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry, tile and hardwood flooring, and high ceilings
- Many homes feature screened lanais or covered porches, which allow residents to enjoy the warm Florida weather year-round.
Overall, the homes in Esplanade at Highland Ranch are designed to provide residents with a comfortable and luxurious living experience.
We have detailed look into the neighborhood below with a few models.
What amenities are near the Esplanade at Highland Ranch?
Central located and a great proximity to amazing places, the Esplanade was built with experiences in mind.
Below are local attractions with distances and commute time by car:
|Amenity||Distance (miles)||Commute Time (by car)|
|Lake Louisa State Park||10||20 minutes|
|South Lake Trail||3.3||7 minutes|
|Lake Minneola Trail||5.2||12 minutes|
|Downtown Clermont||5.4||13 minutes|
|Waterfront Park||6.0||15 minutes|
|South Lake Hospital||3.1||8 minutes|
|FL 50||2.8||7 minutes|
|Rt. 192||19.5||25 minutes|
|Disney World||21.9||30 minutes|
|Universal Studios||29.1||35 minutes|
|Downtown Orlando||26.9||30 minutes|
|Orlando International Airport||32.2||40 minutes|
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Esplanade at Highland Ranch have an HOA?
Yes, the HOA at the Esplanade at Highland Ranch is $359 as of March 2023. HOA fees are subject to change over time. We feel that the value received for this HOA fee is terrific with the amazing amenities such as a beautiful pool, fitness facility, on-site activity director, security, clubhouse, and neighborhood maintenance.
Who built the Esplanade at Highland Ranch?
Taylor Morrison built the Esplanade at Highland Ranch between 2015 and 2021. Taylor Morrison is leader in the building industry with many awards.
- In 2020, Taylor Morrison was named America’s Most Trusted Home Builder by Lifestory Research for the fifth consecutive year.
- Also in 2020, Taylor Morrison was recognized as the Builder of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine.
- In 2021, Taylor Morrison was named one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the second year in a row.
Is the Esplanade at Highland Ranch the only 55+ community in Clermont, FL?
No, there are five total communities with Esplanade at Highland Ranch being one. We will highlight the other four communities below with links to our detailed review of each community.
- Heritage Hills – A gated community with single-family homes, villas, and a range of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, and tennis courts.
- Kings Ridge – A gated community with single-family homes, two golf courses, a clubhouse, fitness center, and a range of social activities.
- Summit Greens – A gated community with single-family homes, a golf course, clubhouse, fitness center, and tennis courts.
- The Palms at Serenoa – A gated community with single-family homes, a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and walking trails.
How far is the Esplanade at Highland Ranch from Florida beaches?
Lucky for Esplanade residents, living in central Florida gives residents the luxury of being quite close to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. In fact, we believe Clermont is the perfect middle ground for beach travelers because you are halfway between both sides of the ocean.
Below is table which shows distances by miles and driving times from Esplanade at Highland Ranch to popular Florida beaches.
|Beach||Distance (miles)||Driving Time (minutes)|
|Clearwater Beach||96.1||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Cocoa Beach||77.3||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Siesta Key Beach||110.4||2 hours 4 minutes|
|St. Pete’s Beach||84.8||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Marco Island Beach||212.1||3 hours 39 minutes|