It’s bright and sunny here in the Florida Heartland! Just a few days each Contact Us:
year that the sun doesn’t shine or at least break through to chase away
the gloom. Why not come and join us here at Hammock Estates where you can plan your golf outings, Bar-B-Q’s and other activities without worrying about the weather. We are a small neighborly, resident owned community with lots of activities to keep you on the go.
We are located in the center of the state, small town living, yet close to the metro areas of Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Meyers, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, also to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf. Here in Sebring we are just minutes from dining, medical facilities, shopping, recreation and entertainment.
We have shuffleboard courts, a heated pool, a great clubhouse with kitchen for our many dinners, parking for extra vehicles, Wi Fi and a small campground. There are planned golf outings, holiday dinners, pot luck suppers, ladies luncheons, bingo, bunco, card games and other outings. We also go on a cruise just about every winter. And for those of you who plan to reside year round we go out to dinner a couple of time a month, have Bar-B-Q’s. Picnic’s and other activities from time to time during the summer months.
If you are a freshwater fishermen this is the place! There are 87 lakes in Highlands County and they are just loaded with largemouth bass, speckled perch, shell crackers, brim and catfish. Lake Istokpoga is the largest, followed by lakes June, Placid and Jackson. The Kissimmee River, many creeks and canals are also available for fishing. It is also approximately 50 miles to Lake Okeechobee known nation wide for its great fishing. There are also many opportunity’s to fish from the banks and shore line if you do not own a boat.
The following teams hold Spring training in Florida: Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, Alanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros,Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Philladellphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and the Washington National's. No matter where you are from there's a good chance that your favorite baseball team is training here in sunny Florida. The majority of these teams train with in a 1 1/2 hour drive from Hammock Estates.
Just step out of the park and acrosss Hammock Road is the Lake Jackson bicycle and walking trail. This trail is fully pavd and goes West approximately 3 miles to Highlands Hammock State Park. One of Florida's best state parks. If you go East about 1 mile you come to Lake Jackson, here the trail goes completely around the lake. This takes you by the South Side Shopping Center, downtown Sebring with its shops on the circle, the Civic Center and the Sebring public library. If you go completely around the lake it's about a 11 mile trip, give or take a mile or so. This is a very pleasent trip on a bike or walking and you can do as much or as little as you like.
Just one block East of Hammock Estates is the Sebring YMCA with its pool and exercise facilities. There are several leagues that play here, Senior softball, Adult softball and numerus youth leagues. Along with the softball fields there are also soccer field.
If you are a golfer you should have no problem finding a course to play. I recently counted 17 of them in the area. During the season there are Ladies & Mens groups here in the park that play every Wednesday. At other time it's never very hard to find someone willing to play a round or so.