★ Community borders a golf course, with clubhouse, communal pool and sports courts
★ Walt Disney World Resort via US192 or Interstate 4
★ Seaworld, Universal Studios, Premium Outlets and shopping via Interstate 4
★ Publix supermarket and shops very close on US27
★ Selection of restaurants on US27 and US192
Highlands Reserve is an exclusive golfing community, set in a woodland conservation area and built around a Mike Dasher designed par 72 course. This is a firm favourite for many a golfer.
With a golf course at the centre of the community, you need not look far for something to do on those days off from visiting the attractions. If on the other hand, a game of tennis is your thing, courts are available, as is a communal pool, a clubhouse and children's play area.
Adjacent to the Highlands Reserve community on US27 is the local Publix supermarket and shopping complex, with eateries including Applebees, Quiznos, an Indian take-away and a wine & bistro parlour. The nearest Walmart Supercenter is around 1 mile north - just past the junction with US192.
Heading in the opposite direction down US27 towards Interstate 4, there is the Posner Park shopping centre offering major stores including JC Penney, Target, Ross, Dress for Less and many more. Again, there is a further selection of restaurants available. Approximately 6 miles east of Highlands Reserve lies the Championship Gate development, which hosts the Omni Resort hotel - offering fine dining for that special occasion.
Nearest Walmart, Publix or Target Supermarket
Premium Shopping Outlets, Vineland
Highlands Reserve is located on highway US27, around 3.5 miles south of the intersection with highway US192 (the main road through to Kissimmee). The most straightforward driving route to Walt Disney World is either US192 or as an alternative, the less-busy western route SR429. For Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the International Drive area, head for Interstate 4 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. For Legoland Florida, head south on highway US27 passing the intersection with Interstate 4.
Disney Springs and Market Place
Disney's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios, Volcano Bay
Seaworld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica
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.
This is the mid-section of highway US27 and encompasses a number of rental communities from the intersection with highway US192 then south towards Interstate 4. With this area fast becoming where the majority of visitors to the Orlando area will stay, improvements to the roads have made them wider to cater for the additional traffic. Access to the attractions, shops and restaurants is via Interstate 4 or US192. Likewise, a visit to Tampa or the Gulf coast beaches is equally as straightforward via Interstate 4.
Staying in this area means a car is essential when visiting the theme parks, area attractions and the local shops.