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Retiring In Davenport, Florida? Here’s What You Need To Know!

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Located in the center of Florida, Davenport is a small town in Polk County that offers equal parts charm and warmth!


While Davenport itself is very small, (it has a population of just over 7,000), the area is experiencing explosive growth! Davenport is less than one hour from Orlando, which means it’s close to some of Florida’s best attractions. Visitors enjoy Davenport’s historic district, quaint downtown shops, area events, and festivals, as well as picnicking at Lake Play.

Fun For Retirees in Davenport, Florida

The Horse Creek Festival, held in November, offers free admission. Festival events include the Florida Heritage Invitational Art Show, baking contests, quilt displays, antique cars, lots of vendors, DSA Art Display, children’s games, historical displays, and so much more!


The Biennial Quilt and Tea Festival, also held in November, is sponsored by the Quilts and Tea Committee, The Davenport Historical Society, and hosted by the City of Davenport.

Davenport’s Hometown Christmas is held in early December in Downtown Davenport at Lake Play & Bay Streets. Festivities include a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, an electric nighttime parade, cookie decorating, Lighting of Lake Play Park, and ‘Cruise In’ with classic cars and vendors.

lake reflection in Davenport, Florida
Davenport, FL

Golf Courses In Davenport

Providence Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course, designed by renowned architect Mike Dasher. This course will test your game and soothe your senses as it winds its way through land featuring freshwater creeks, ancient hardwoods, and wetlands.

Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club has a Ted McAnlis-designed layout with a top reputation among golfers. Features include new Champions Turf greens, new bunkers, leveled tee boxes, and lush landscaping.


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Del Webb Orlando

Located in the master-planned community of Ridgewood Lakes in Davenport, FL, Del Webb Orlando is a neighborhood for seniors and retirees 55 and over. Even better – it’s quietly tucked away among pristine lakes and nature; just minutes from major freeways, endless shopping, fine dining, first-class medical facilities, and world-class theme parks like Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Del Webb Orlando offers residents an enriching, exciting lifestyle!

The 30,800 sq. ft. Montecito Clubhouse has activities to keep you busy night and day. It provides the perfect setting to gather with friends and family. Amenities include a game room, a learning/business center, a juice and coffee bar, a lounge, a gathering hall, a grand fireplace, a fitness center, a swimming pool and spa, and even more!

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Originally published July 12, 2022

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