What is the Town of Horseshoe Beach like?
Horseshoe Beach is a special community. The town’s casual atmosphere
and “Old Florida” charm provides a quite escape from the rest of
Florida. Cruising the town in golf carts, relaxing, fishing, visiting
neighbors and watching sunsets are folk's primary past-times.
Horseshoe has "Panama Paul's General Store" with groceries and a full-line of marine
supplies, hardware & fishing gear, an Ice Cream & Hot Dog Stand
(w/fresh-made donuts ever weekend), the "Horseshoe Beach Cafe" (a
full-service restaurant), a US Post Office, "Horseshoe Beach Marina" (a
full-service marina), and of
course "Horseshoe Beach City Hall"! The town is incorporated with a City Council
and Mayor. The Town is in the process of building a new water
plant and all of the town's streets have just been paved. With dedicated Wildlife Management Areas
primarily to both sides, the gulf-front town of Horseshoe Beach will always remain
small and an escape back to the natural
surroundings of Old Florida.
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Where will I launch and dock my boat?
The Egret Landing Condominium Association canal common area has a private boat ramp/launch
and dock for the use of Egret
Landing condo owners. The Egret Landing canal common area has ~160' of
private boat docking
available only to Egret Landing homeowners. Egret Landing homeowners are allowed to tie their vessel at
the private condo dock overnight, etc. while their unit is occupied.
There is also a County Park in Horseshoe Beach with a public ramp and a
full-service Marina with two boat hoists.
How Close is the Gulf of Mexico to the Egret
Landing Boat Ramp & Docking?
The Gulf of Mexico is approximately only 300 yards from the Egret
Landing Boat Ramp & Docking. You can see the open Gulf from
the boat ramp!
What is the difference between the Floorplans
of Units "B" & "C" and Units "D" & "E"?
The floorplans of units "B" & "C" are the same, just "mirrored" or
"flipped." The same applies for Units "D" & "E".
Floorplan "A" is the one-bedroom unit.
How do I purchase an "end unit"?
All of the two and three-bedroom residences are end units. The
floor plans are very spacious with a lot of natural light, wide entrance
Where will I park & where can I park/store my
boat & fishing gear?
Each residence includes assigned covered parking underneath the respective
residence. Several of the buildings are designed with
drives on both sides so vehicles and
boat trailers can pull through, etc. There is also
additional parking available in the driveway behind your parking bay as
well as additional automobile parking in front of several buildings and around the common areas
of the development. There are electric outlets and hose bibs in
each parking bay for boat washing and charging of boat batteries, etc.
Each unit also comes with a lockable, individual ground-level storage
room to keep all of your boating items, fishing gear, kayaks, coolers,
to View One & Two-Bedroom Parking) (Click
to View Three-Bedroom Parking)
Is there a swimming pool?
Yes. The swimming pool and covered picnic area is located in
the picnic area between buildings A through G.
Who was the General Contractor for the
Charles Perry Construction, Inc. from Gainesville & Orlando, FL
built the Egret Landing project. Charles Perry Construction has been in the construction business for over 40 years and has a
excellent reputation for a high-quality product. We wanted the
best and are glad they came to Horseshoe Beach to build Egret Landing. Their
company website is:
How is the
The construction quality is excellent. There is no OSB used in
the construction and in addition to hurricane strapping, we also used
the "Quick Tie" cable tie-down system throughout the 2"x6" exterior
walls. All of the buildings are built on pre-stressed, driven
cement piles & pre-stressed cement beams at an elevation 2' to 4' higher
than code which saves the homeowner's association greatly on the
insurance carried in the dues. All interior floors, walkways &
balconies have a cement topping. The exterior siding used is James
Hardie cement-board. Vinyl Impact-Resistant windows and doors were
used, eliminating the need for shutters. The interior finishes,
fixtures and molding are high-quality as well. This is not your
average multi-family building. Our goal is to produce a
high-quality, low-maintenance building for folks to enjoy for many years
to come. Come take a look, you will be impressed.
What do my dues cover and how much are they?
The association dues cover a wide range of items including: flood, wind,
property & liability insurance on the association-owned sections of the
buildings, maintenance & reserves, association lawn service, trash
pickup, common area water & power, pest spraying, management fee, etc.
The 2013 Egret Landing Association budget has been approved and the dues
are $300 monthly per unit.
What about insurance?
The association dues above cover the insurance policy premiums on the
exterior of the buildings. The Egret Landing Condominium
Association currently has flood, wind/hurricane, property, liability,
director & officers, etc insurance policies in place. In fact the
association is able to obtain several insurance credits each year due
to the building's high-quality construction. The master insurance
policy covers from the drywall inside of the units outward.
Who is the property management company for
Trend Management out of Gainesville, FL.
They are a large company with an excellent reputation.
Why are the square footage numbers based on
Florida law requires condominiums to determine square footage using
interior dimensions. Therefore, our 30'x40' (1,200 sq') two-bedroom
residence is listed at 1,144 square feet. Balconies. walkways,
etc. are also not included in the advertised square footage.
to View One & Two-Bedroom Unit Dimensions) (Click
to View Three-Bedroom Unit Dimensions)
How's the fishing & scalloping?
The fishing is great.
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just a few fishing photos! Click below to read what Florida
Fishing Weekly wrote about the fishing in Horseshoe Beach & Egret Landing:
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Florida Fishing Weekly wrote about us!
Are there any trails to explore?
There are thousands of state & federal Wildlife Management acres around Horseshoe Beach
that can be explored by hiking, bicycling or on a four-wheel ATV or dirt
Are there any local licensed guides offering
Capt. Johnny Squires offers inshore flats & tidal creek trips and can be
reached at 352-498-7479.
What about the utilities?
The electric service is provided by "Central Florida Electric
Cooperative" and runs anywhere from $25 to $75 per month depending
on your AC, hot water usage, etc. The Town of Horseshoe Beach
recently installed a new state-of-the-art RO water plant; therefore,
city water is provided by "Horseshoe Beach Utilities". Local telephone is provided by AT&T
and they do offer High-Speed DSL Internet service via the
phone line. There is no sewer or wastewater fee. Trash
pickup is covered through the association dues and there are cans
located conveniently under each building for your garbage.
Do you have any information on Egret Landing
that can be mailed?
CLICK HERE for
Printable PDF of "Directions to Horseshoe Beach & Egret Landing"