Horse Creek FAQ
Horse Creek soon is a community that embraces the peaceful rural lifestyle of historic Old Florida. Horse Creek is located on the scenic Orange River in the midst of The Buckingham Rural Preserve — an area forever protected from development. Mature oaks, palm hammocks, and nature preserves grace Horse Creek’s landscape and provide this special community with a tranquil beauty all its own. Horse Creek’s 113 estate-sized lots — each a minimum of one acre — are beautifully situated within the community’s 220-acres that include 100 acres of spectacular nature preserve and lakes, miles of walking paths, and a 12-acre park with picnic gazebo, children’s play area, canoe/kayak storage facility and dock on the Orange River.
Q: What builders are allowed to build in Horse Creek? A: Daniel Wayne Homes is the exclusive custom home builder, offering floor plans in three stylesOld Florida, French Country, and Southern Colonial
Q: Does Horse Creek have a CDD?
A: The community will not have a CDD (Community Development District) fee.
Q: What amenities does Horse Creek offer?
A: Horse Creek offers miles of nature trails that wind through the preserve. A 12-acre riverside park includes covered storage and launch for kayaks and canoes; barbeques and picnic tables for fun filled family outings; and children’s play area.
Q: Is Horse Creek Gated?
A: Yes. The community has controlled access off of Orange River Blvd. The entrance is the only way in or out of Horse Creek.
Q: What type of river access is available?
A: All residents of Horse Creek are able to enjoy the river at Horse Creek’s riverfront park. Although there is no boatlift, there are several public boat access points within two-miles of Horse Creek. Additionally, Horse Creek residents can use the storage and launching facilities of Sweetwater Landing located on SR 32. For more information regarding what Sweetwater Landing has to offer, please call 239-690-2003.
Q: How much are the Homeowner Association dues?
A: The Homeowner Association dues are $300 per quarter. The dues pay for the operation of the gate, maintenance of the lakes, preserves, and other common areas, and the riverside recreational area. Once you close on your home site, you are responsible for paying quarterly association dues
Q: Can I purchase two lots and build on house on the two home sites?
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A: Yes, you can as long as the house crosses over the boundary line of both home sites.
Q: Can I store a boat or RV on my home site?
A: All boats, RVs and motor homes must be stored within an enclosed garage on your property. You can build a detached garage but it must be in the same architectural style as the home you have built, i.e., Old Florida style, Southern Colonial, or French Country style.
Q: Once I select the home site I would like to purchase, what happens next?
A: Once you have decided on a home site you would like to purchase, you will be asked to sign a lot contract and to place 10% of the lot purchase price down. This will be held in escrow. Typically, they close on home sites within 30-45 days after signing the lot contract. When you are ready to move forward with your house plans — this can take place before or after the closing of your lot — your sales person at Horse Creek will review the floor plans with you to discuss any upgrades or changes that would be available. At that time, you also will provide a $3,000 non-refundable deposit to begin the process of drawing your house plans to submit to Lee County for permitting.