Casual elegance achieved in this golf course view home on one of Highland Lakes' most desirable streets! Situated on the 3rd fairway of the Red Course, you'll enjoy lush green views from inside and out. This is larger open concept split bedroom plan is upgraded with quality materials tastefully coordinated. Perfect for comfortable living & easy entertaining, the central open kitchen features wood cabinets, rich granite counters, efficient prep and serving areas, and a new feature: a beverage center with separate refrigeration for frosty chilled beverages & perfectly cooled wines. This kitchen makes the most of the view too with a bay window dining area adjoining the comfortable family room with a large view window and an electric fireplace. Updated & matching tile flooring throughout all open spaces & wet rooms. Easy care coordinating luxury vinyl planks in a driftwood shade grace both bedrooms. The spacious & serene master suite is big enough for king-size furnishings and offers a well-outfitted walk in closet, & new ensuite with two shower heads. Sliding doors from the master offer a view, natural light, and open to the lanai. The large newly screened lanai with matching tile flooring & outdoor-rated ceiling fans spans from the MBR all the way to the kitchen sliders. A new paver patio provides seating with a view and room for a grill. Bedroom 2 also has a walk-in closet and is across from the hall bath. The laundry room has a utility sink, extra cabinet storage, and access to the oversize garage. It gets better: the roof is 4 years new, HVAC is just 8 years, new water heater, dishwasher, microwave & beverage chiller, there are new stainless gutter guards, new interior paint, and the irrigation system is fed by a cost-saving well. You will love the friendly country club atmosphere in Highland Lakes. It offers more for less than any other Tampa Bay 55+ neighborhood and is in the best possible location! Amenities include free golf on 3 private executive courses and free RV or boat storage. There are tennis and pickleball leagues and they offer beginner clinics. There is a club for virtually every interest or hobby and lots of games groups. The main clubhouse & Lake Lodge are the venues for many entertainment and social events and fitness classes. The Arts and Crafts building has a wood shop, art studios and classes. Enjoy quality of life benefits of living within minutes of world-class Gulf beaches, great restaurants & shopping, exciting pro sports, rich cultural resources, two international airports, and highly respected medical services in a near-perfect climate safely above the flood plain in a non-evacuation zone. The best of Florida's lifestyle is waiting for you!