Location and amenities make Leela Reserve highly desirable. Amenities include a pool and cabana, a playground and a dog park. Nearby public boat access offers convenient entry to Lake Harris, an additional incentive to water sport enthusiasts.



Lake County lives up to its name with an. abundance of communities near sparkling waterways. Case in point: Leela Reserve by Park Square Homes. The new community, currently in phase one, boasts proximity to Lake Eustis, Lake Dora and Lake Harris — all within a 5-mile radius and part of the Harris Chain of Lakes. 

Homeowners turned boaters, fishermen and jet ski lovers need not travel far to find plenty of water-centric recreation. But that’s only one of the selling points of this brand-new community tucked in a quiet corner of Tavares, the seaplane capital of Florida just west of Orlando.

“Demand for new homes in Lake County is strong, and Park Square Homes is delighted to release the first homesites for sale in Leela Reserve,” says Nicole Stanton, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Location and amenities make this community highly desirable.”

Tavares, a neighbor to small-town Eustis, is nestled between Mount Dora and Leesburg, with Clermont to the south and The Villages to the north. From its location at State Road 19 and Slim Haywood Avenue, Leela Reserve easily connects with County Road 561, State Road 19 and U.S. Highway 441, as well as shopping, dining, schools and workplaces. 

It’s 13 miles from Florida’s Turnpike and just a short drive from historic downtown Tavares, which sits on the edge of Lake Dora and is home to parks and waterfront dining options. 

Divided into three phases, the community will encompass 362 new single-family homes when completed. The first phase, consisting of 69 homesites, contains streets with names like Suraj Circle, Radha Trail Road and Valhalla Drive. 

The streets are, in fact, named for family members of Park Square’s owners. Construction is already underway, with homeowners expected to begin setting up housekeeping this fall. Amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool and cabana with key-code entry and playfields will follow.  

There are eight floorplans available, ranging from three to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and 1,520 to 2,380 square feet. The standard lot is 60 feet by 20 feet, and homes are set 20 feet apart from neighboring houses. 

The Excite model, with 1,520 square feet, is the smallest floorplan offered and priced at $345,010; it’s a popular option with empty nesters looking to downsize. The two-story Pembroke is the largest at 2,380 square feet; it’s priced at $434,188. An attractive choice with families, the home has a unique mom-endorsed feature: a laundry chute on the upper level. 

Two models are currently open at Leela Reserve. The modern-contemporary Imagine, with four bedrooms, three baths, a patio and a two-car garage, measures 1,900 square feet. 

Buyers can choose from three floorplan options, priced in the $300s. The other model, Evolve, has three bedrooms, two baths, a covered lanai and a two-car garage. It covers 1,662 square feet and is priced at $359,430. 

Among signature features offered in Leela Reserve’s Park Square homes are electric car 220V-40A outlets, brick-paved driveways, video doorbell cameras, fully sodded lawns with irrigation systems and magnolia trees. Interior highlights include 17-inch tile floors, quartz countertops and stainless-steel kitchen appliances.