Burnt Store Lakes is a Deed Restricted Community established in 1972 which resulted in the creation of 1860 single-family lots and 170 multi-family lots. Utilities were brought to the development in the early 1980s, with the first home built shortly thereafter, in 1982. To date approximately 25% of the total properties have been developed, and are occupied by year-round empty nesters, families with children, and snowbirds. Prior to becoming a residential community, Burnt Store Lakes was operated as a prosperous Gladiolus flower farm. Current approximate Burnt Store Lakes home pricing ranges from mid $100k to over $400k. Burnt Store Lakes Condominium options start at $80k. Burnt Store Lakes Single-Family and Multi-Family lots can be purchased at an amazing $7,500.00 and up.
Today, Burnt Store Lakes comprises eleven picturesque lakes, which cover approximately 125 acres. The community is the home of a variety of wildlife including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Egret, Great Horned Owl, Sand hill Crane, and White Ibis. The lakes also provide a great habitat for fresh and salt water fish including Large-Mouthed Bass, Mayan Cichlid, Snook, Reds, Tarpon and Mullet. Consequently, Burnt Store Lakes property owners' can frequently be seen enjoy the fishing and paddling on these peaceful lakes. The western side of Burnt Store Lakes abuts Charlotte Harbor and is separated from the Harbor by a thick mangrove preserve. Burnt Store Lakes features an abundance of common grounds including the Lowell Thompson Memorial Park, which serves as the perfect gathering spot for community pot lucks and other community functions.
Pride of ownership is abundant in Burnt Store Lakes, as displayed by the tasteful new entry to the community, and carried out by the individual homeowners throughout the neighborhood. Burnt Store Lakes homes range in size from 1400 square feet to over 3000 square feet and currently are selling in the mid $100,000s to roughly $400,000. Most of the homes in the community generally range from 5 - 15 years old. Burnt Store Lakes condominium start