Cecil Pines celebrates an illustrious past. Until May 2000, Cecil Field was a Naval air station and many of the original buildings were home to military officers and their families. Front Porch partner California Lutheran Homes and Community Services leased the land in 1998 and, with a new vision for the closed military base, began an exciting renovation of the former officer housing and landscape, resulting in Cecil Pines Adult Living Community. It’s one of the two military base re-use projects around the country pioneered by Front Porch.
Military Base in Florida Transforms into Active Adult Retirement Community
Once a bustling Naval air station, the furthest thing on residents’ minds today is the shriek of loud Navy jets launching off Cecil’s runways down the road. Instead, residents have carved out a rustic, quiet niche among the pines, serene lake and miles of walking paths that make Cecil Pines a retirement community like no other in the area. The fully remodeled housing and redesigned landscape have transformed the former base into a charming small town neighborhood for retirement living.
Cecil Pines is part of the Front Porch family of communities and is supported philanthropically by California Lutheran Homes and Community Services.