Developer of The Villages buys 900 acres in Lake County | Orlando Business Journal
By Steven Ryzewski – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal | Mar 23, 2023
An entity related to the developer of The Villages, Central Florida’s 57-square-mile mega-retirement community, has purchased 900 acres in Lake County.
Buffalo Hide and Cattle Co. LLC paid $7 million for 900 contiguous acres — or $7,777 per acre — in and around the north side of Mascotte, in rural Lake County. The deal closed March 9 and posted to Lake County public records on March 14.
The selling entity was a trust for a group of investors including and represented by longtime Orlando land broker Daryl Carter. Daryl Carter confirmed the transaction took place and that the 900 acres involved are contiguous, but declined to comment further.
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