“Staying Home, Hiding in the house under my blanket, Socially Distancing, Isolating myself in the Cool of our Air Conditioned Home, Ordering Groceries on line and eating way too much, Shopping on Amazon, Reading Book after Book, Binge watching the news until I couldn’t stand it one more minute, now watching endless reruns of Gilligan’s Island and Green Acres, Cleaning everything, dusting, endlessly washing floors, counters, and clothing, painting the house inside and out, planting a garden, tending my orchids, knitting, sewing, sleeping, baking, enjoying many rides in my golf cart and walks through every neighborhood in town”. Just when we thought it would be safe to dip our toes back into life in Florida, seems the virus has another idea. Cases are again climbing, so it may be time to Wash Your Hands, Reread this paragraph and Repeat. Whatever you do, please do it safely.
Everyone I spoke to agrees, and you know how hard it is to get everyone to agree to anything, but everyone did agree that living in Solivita through the Pandemic has been a positive experience. Of course, everyone is worried and stressed but all agree We are in a beautiful, peaceful community with no need to risk our health. We have lots of lovely places to walk, we can play golf, swim, work out, garden, and visit our neighbors at a safe distance. We have friends and family in NY and NJ and they all agree “they have been through the ringer”. One of our friends lives near George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, NJ and said there were so many freshly dug graves, it was impossible to drive past the gates without crying.
In our Solivita Bubble we remain safe and life has been good. We too are wearing masks, endlessly washing our hands, our counters, our doorknobs, and socially distancing; but our neighbors are finding great ways to still be social. Small Groups of friends and neighbors gather for parties in their driveways, on their front lawns and in their outdoor lanais. We have friends who pack their picnic baskets and meet on their golf carts in the Solivita Park to catch up with each other and enjoy the beauty of our environment. Solivita is blessed with beautiful lakes and ponds, conservation areas and abundant wildlife. Recently a flock of peacocks joined our large and beautiful Solivita bird population. They are a beautiful sight and, as a Solivita Resident of 20 years, a sight I have not enjoyed here before. Although we are not sure if our new peacock residents are here to stay or just passing by, they surely are a welcome addition to our community.
The Solivita Realtors have kept busy, home sales are brisk. We are all wearing masks when out working, and our office is open by appointment only. We are showing homes while following the Rules set forth by the CDC, plus showing homes virtually. We are finding lots of buyers and sellers are happily embracing Virtual Technology and grateful that we offer this safe plan. If you are looking for a home, or looking to sell your home, now is the time. Inventory is low and demand is high. Lots of folks have decided to leave the large cities and relocate to suburban areas in advance of the next wave of Corona Virus; all this is helping to drive sales. Call one of our Realtors today to find your slice of Paradise and join us in the Safety and Beauty of Solivita.