117 Dominion Street
P.O. Box 364
Lorida, Florida 33857
Tel: 863-655-1909
Fax: 863-655-0111

The best place for
your best days

Palms Estates Retirement Community and RV Park

Come see the true beauty of the true Florida!



The Palms Estates of Highlands County is a 55+ Christian retirement community - a hidden gem on the shores of beautiful lake Istokpoga.


Our small, friendly community offers stick built homes, single and doublewide trailers, lots available for building, and a 40 slip RV Park.


Lake Istokpoga, a 26,762 acre freshwater lake, fed by Arbuckle Creek and Josephine Creek, is approximately 5 miles wide by 10 miles long.  It is considered the fifth largest lake in the state of Florida, and among the best fishing lakes around for wide mouth bass, croppie, and catfish.


Located in Lorida, about 15 miles southeast of Sebring, the county seat of Highlands County in central Florida, we are in an ideal location to experience the real Florida!


Centrally located, we are a day trip away from the Gulf Coast as well as the Atlantic Ocean, the desert scrub of the Kissimmee Prairies, crystal clear springs full of manatees, and wild wetlands teeming with alligators.  You can walk among looming 1000 year old live oaks, bald cypress swamps, and tropical forests full of elephant ears, banana trees, and palms.


We are a comfortable drive to either coast, Disney attractions, Epcot, Sea World and other places of interest. Nearby cattle ranches and citrus groves promote the "quiet life".


Closer to home, Sebring has unique opportunities as well, as home of the Sebring International Raceway and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the country’s oldest auto race. Sebring's cultural center features a library, playhouse, art museum, civic center, and pier.


Shopping options abound, from quaint boutiques, to whimsical and quirky antique shops to Bealls's Outlets, to the Lakeshore Mall with four department stores, a variety of restaurants, a movie theater, and around 45 specialty shops.


We are in close proximity to approximately 17 golf courses and 29 freshwater lakes, rivers, and canals, which are used regularly for activities such as fishing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, and sailing.


The local arts community is very active; South Florida State College offers continuing education; the Highlands Little Theater offers outstanding productions and SFSC has a winter concert series.


Planned activities during "season" and year-round activities include Wednesday Coffee Hour, Carry-In meals, Hog Roast, Fish Fry, Mardi Gras to name a few. Life is good here!


  • Direct Access to Lake Istokpoga

  • Enclosed and Heated Outdoor Pool

  • Free Fresh Citrus from the Park's own Groves

  • Hobby House with Television, Gaming Tables, and Exercise Equipment

  • Workshop with woodworking and crafting tools

  • Fellowship Hall with kitchen, dining facilities, and recreational area

  • Library

  • Bicycles free for use on first come first serve basis

  • Outdoor Shuffleboard Court

  • Horseshoe Pits

  • Planned Activities including : Movie Nights, Swimming and Exercise Classes, Music Nights, Square and Line Dancing, Community Meals and Potlucks, Book Club, Game Nights, Coffee Hour, Picnics and Holiday Parties and Festivals

  • 40 RV slips with 30 to 50 amp service

  • Homes for Sale

  • Empty Lots for Lease


PO Box 364

117 Dominion St

Lorida, FL 33857

Phone: 863-655-1909

Fax: 863-655-0111





9 AM-12 PM Office OPEN

1 PM - 4 PM By appt ONLY


1 PM -4 PM Office OPEN

(Closed for lunch 12 PM-1 PM)

Other times available by appointment.







Office Phone: 863-655-1909

Email: thepalms@embarqmail.com



The Palms Estates is incorporated with a Board of Directors.