The 1,335-square-foot Amaze Model features three bedrooms and two to three bathrooms with a two-car garage. It’s one of nine plans available at Mirror Lake Village, where construction on the second phase will begin in early fall.


Perhaps no Central Florida county is more Norman Rockwellian than Lake County. And many of the new-home communities sprouting up there exemplify that welcoming, down-home ambience.

Mirror Lake Village in Fruitland Park, a city of about 10,000 located northwest of Orlando and just south of The Villages, sits off U.S. Highway 441 buffered by swaths of green and big granddaddy oaks dripping with Spanish moss. 

It’s just a few blocks away from Fruitland Park’s tiny town center, where American flag banners fly from old-fashioned streetlamps and drape the public library’s porch. 

The first phase of Mirror Lake Village, which was completed in 2020, is well established with 76 single-family homes. The adjacent second phase, being built by Park Square Homes, will include another 76 single-family homes. 

Among the planned amenities are a community playground and access to storage and parking for boats and recreational vehicles. Sales began in August and construction will follow in early fall. 

“Lake County is experiencing tremendous demand for housing, and Mirror Lake Village will offer an affordable option in this desirable area with low monthly fees,” says Rachel Steele, corporate marketing director for Park Square Homes. 

Steele adds that the community is especially appealing to retirees, move-up and move-down buyers, and active adults who want to be close to the activities of The Villages. 

Also, she notes, those who work in the medical field will find Mirror Lake Village conveniently located near UF Health. Schools, retail establishments and restaurants are also easily accessible from the community, which is only two minutes from Interstate-75. 

At nearby Lake Griffin State Park, outdoor recreation abounds, from hiking to watersports. A boat ramp is available to the public, and such activities as paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed year-round. 

New homes offered by Park Square range in size from 1,335 to 2,034 square feet and have three to four bedrooms and two to three baths, plus a two-car garage. Prices start from the low $300s. 

Buyers may choose from nine floorplans, all featuring 42-inch cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances plus an electric car-charging outlet in the garage and a smart-home technology and safety package. 

Steele says that Park Square is introducing five brand-new floorplans — compact but with an open concept that perfectly complements smaller homesites, making them both affordable and efficient. 

The Mirror Lake Village sales center will feature two model homes, Spirit and Imagine, by 2024. Until then, the sales team is housed in an on-site construction trailer and is available to meet with prospective homebuyers.