was established in June 1963 on land that was part of the
original Skinner family turpentine business. The Skinners
established a Florida corporation known as The Deerwood Club,
Inc. to develop their vision of a gated community with unusually
high standards. Their ideas have been perpetuated through deed
restrictions and the formal documents we refer to as the
Covenants and Restrictions.
Its residents, who purchased
the community from the developer in August 1999, own Deerwood.
The governing body is Deerwood Improvement Association. Eleven
residents are elected to staggered three-year terms on the Board
of Trustees, whose responsibility is to manage the development
in accordance with the 21 separate Covenants and Restrictions.
In 2001, MAY Management Company was engaged by the Board to
perform the day-to-day operational management of the community.
The community consists of
approximately 900 residences, ranging from 5-acre estate homes
to garden homes and townhouses. Deerwood has thousands of
mature trees lining its country style lanes, numerous lakes and
ponds, and strategically placed parks and traffic islands all
meticulously landscaped. In addition to a 3-acre playground and
park open to all residents from dawn to dusk, Deerwood is home
of the Deerwood Country Club, Inc. which is also member owned
and features an 18 hole golf course, fitness center, swimming
pool, and tennis facility.
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keep Deerwood residents informed about their community. Please
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