Ridgewood Lakes - Visiting the Attractions and Travelling Around
Borders Golf Course
Bordering a top-class golf course makes Ridgewood Lakes the perfect base for any golfer. Simply step out of bed onto the course! Located south of the intersection between Interstate 4 and US27, Ridgewood Lakes is a gated community which has been built around the golf course. Split into two subdivisions called Ridgewood Pointe and The Forest, each offers luxury rental properties of all sizes for visitors in quiet and peaceful setting . For small children there is a play area and as a guest, you can access the clubhouse.
When travelling to the theme parks, simply head north on Interstate 4. With US192 en-route and Universal Studios (including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) a few miles past Walt Disney World, this is the recommended thoroughfare. Similarly, if you are looking to head towards the Gulf coast or Busch Gardens (in Tampa), head south on Interstate 4.
Head north on US27 for around 3 miles towards the junction for Interstate 4 for the Posner Park shopping centre. Here you will find major retailers including a JC Penney department store, Michaels, Target, Ross, Dress for Less and many more smaller shops. For snacks and eating out, there are some local restaurants - Perkins, Denny's, Waffle House, Bob Evans, Beef O'Bradys, the Shamrock pub and a local pizzeria amongst others. For more information on the area, the Visitor Information Center - Polk Outpost 27 is opposite Posner Park.
The nearest WalMart is a little over 4 miles south of Ridgewood Lakes on US27 towards Haines City.
The ChampionsGate development is around 7 miles away (towards Kissimmee), where you will find another Publix supermarket, a number of local restaurants, as well as the Omni Resort hotel, which offers fine dining for that special occasion.
Nearest Walmart, Publix or Target Supermarket
Premium Shopping Outlets, Vineland
Ridgewood Lakes is located on highway US27, around 4 miles south of the intersection with Interstate 4; which also offers the most straightforward driving route to Walt Disney World and Kissimmee. For Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the International Drive area, head for Interstate 4 and then north towards Orlando. Orlando International airport is accessible from Interstate 4 and the Beachline Expressway SR528. This is also the route to Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach.
For the Gulf coast and Busch Gardens, head south on Interstate 4 towards Tampa. The new Legoland Florida is further south on US27.
Disney Springs and Market Place
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport
Seaworld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica
Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk
Universal Studios, Volcano Bay
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Old Town and Fun Park
Orlando International Airport
Sanford International Airport
Driving distances are taken from Google Maps and reference a central starting point in the community. When quoting distances to Walt Disney World Resort, these are not taken to the 'gates', but are representative of the actual distance to the specific attraction. Driving distances are not biased to any villa community.
US27 (South) / Haines City
US27 (South) / Haines City - Local Map and Villa Communities
The Davenport area is set south of the Orlando attractions, but benefits from purpose built, newer developments in conservation areas. The offset of this is that shops and restaurants may be limited, with a car being essential. That said, the area is a must for golfers, with so many fantastic courses in the area to choose from. With Interstate 4, US27 and SR17/92 routes all available, access through to the attractions, shops and restaurants is straightforward.