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Traditions. Privacy. Space.

A rare, historic, and private community for those who appreciate tradition. Mountain Lake is home to historic and award-winning new residences and unparalleled natural beauty atop one of the highest points in Florida.


A Century of Experiences Eons in the Making

In the center of Florida, rising above pristine chains of lakes, lies a distinct opportunity for the fortunate few to live atop the most unique landscape in Florida. Just as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. was inspired and enchanted by the billowing ridges and hollows of this prehistoric land formation, so to have the enduring legacies of Mountain Lake.

Spaces to live, be active, connect with others, and recharge.

Members value all the Park has to offer: Florida’s best Seth Raynor designed golf course, the beauty of an Olmsted landscape, and a full complement of events and activities in a tradition driven, family oriented community.

Membership is essential to living life to the fullest.

Exclusive but welcoming, learn more about how to become a member whether you want to call Mountain Lake home or one of your homes away from home. Limited availability for those outside of Mountain Lake.


The winter respite kept secret for generations can be yours to discover.

A visionary, the world’s pre-eminent landscape architect, and America’s highest regarded golf architect convened in 1915 to thoughtfully design Mountain Lake. Touting the work of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr for the design of the Park and Seth Raynor for the golf course, Frederick Ruth ambitiously sought early investors, promising the idyllic climate and terrain as the perfect winter colony. Ruth looked to the undulating sand ridge enveloping the Park to sweeten the deal for investors: the surrounding land was perfect for the burgeoning citrus business, and, capitalizing on Mountain Lake’s structure as a corporation, titans of industry soon found their own Eden in the young groves.

One notable early member purchased 100 acres of the highest land to “Make You The World A Bit Better Or More Beautiful Because You Have Lived In It.” Edward Bok, author and publisher of the Saturday Evening Post and Ladies Home Journal dedicated the land to the people of America. Today, Mountain Lake members carry a philanthropic torch by contributing to their communities here and abroad. Members find common ground in this bucolic setting where an understated elegance is tucked safely within the protective enclave and beyond status.

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