Over the past several years, more and more golf car communities have popped up across the country. Of course you have heard of the biggest and most common of them. Names like The Villages, Sun City Center, and Peachtree City are the first communities that come to mind. But, did you know that there are several hidden gems across the country that cater to golf car owners and the accompanying lifestyle? Here are the ones we have uncovered.
- Catalina Island, California
Catalina Island, 20 miles off the Southern California mainland, consists of two sides of one island: Avalon and Two Harbors. Avalon, which is the main town area, is only one square mile, so walking and golf cars are the preferred modes of transportation. There is currently a twenty year waiting list to own a car on the island, so golf cars are abundant. By golf car, the gorgeous mountainous terrain can easily be explored in about an hour or so. Mostly owned by Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, the island is a small, rustic beach community that is home to just over 5,000 residents and a vacation destination to millions each year.
- Celebration, Florida
A master planned community also known as “the community that Disney built,” Celebration is just outside of Orlando, down the road from Walt Disney World. Consisting of 9 separate villages, the community boasts large pavilions and grassy areas, pools, activity rooms, fitness centers and much more. The strong community spirit attracts families from across the country and nearly every resident uses a golf car or NEV to take their children to school, drive to the community pool, or visit neighbors.
- Coronado, California
Recently ranked a “Walkers Paradise,” Coronado is an island consisting of five main regions that is one mile long and wide. Beautiful gardens and water views abound. Bicycles, walkers, and golf cars are how residents get around the historic neighborhoods, as Coronado is car free. In Coronado, golf cars are driven on roads as cars and most golf cars travel at 24 MPH. A reported 90% of the 25,000 residents own golf cars and drive them regularly.
- Miromar Lakes, Florida
Nestled between Fort Myers and Naples, Miromar Lakes is an award winning resort style community with a championship golf course, private white sand beaches and thousands of golf cars. Once you enter the gates of Miromar Lakes, there is no real reason to ever leave. The Blue Water Beach Grill, comprehensive concierge services, a private marina, spa and fitness services, a tennis club and a dynamic social scene provide endless hours of entertainment and relaxation. Miromar Lakes truly is the best kept golf car community secret.
- Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Spread across 26,000 natural acres of the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs Village has miles of hiking trails, sparkling lakes and is an outdoor paradise. Known for its nine champion golf courses, golf cars are plentiful in Hot Springs. Most of the 14,500 full time residents cruise form place to place on custom golf cars and the community is still growing.
Whether you are looking to live in a golf car community or simply vacation in one, be sure to look outside of the usual suspects and explore the hidden golf car community gems that could be right around the corner.
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About the Author: The Owner of WHEELZ Custom Carts & Accessories, Julie Starr was one of the industry’s first online retailers of golf car products. Her eCommerce store, www.WHEELZLLC.com, has been serving golf car owners since 2008 and the store remains a popular online shopping experience for golf car owners who want to take their golf cars to the next level.