Serenity Towers® on the St. Johns sits on 2 acres of prime Florida real estate encumbered by the St. Johns River and Lake Monroe. Facing Ft. Mellon Park, Serenity Towers® is a 12-story, 55-and-older independent-living-facility located in the heart of Downtown Sanford. A treasure trove full of history, shopping, fine dining and recreation, Sanford takes its name from Henry Shelton Sanford, founder and purchaser of much of the land he named “The Gate City of South Florida” in 1870. Later, in the 1900s, Serenity Towers® on the St. Johns, located in Sanford’s Historic District, evolved into one of the first properties to provide housing for senior citizens.

The property has been revitalized with state-of-the-art windows, rebuilt elevators, and completely modernized common areas. The Tower has been transformed into a lush high-rise with sophistication at an affordable price. With 360 degree views of lush Central Florida surroundings, this property is a treasure to call home.

  • Low-cost utilities
  • Central air and heat throughout
  • Cable ready
  • First floor laundry room
  • Pest control
  • Private mail boxes
  • Assigned resident parking
  • On site full-service salon
  • Picture-window views of the St. Johns River
  • Scheduled group activities
  • Redesigned contemporary kitchen for resident events
  • Access to Meals on Wheels daily lunch
  • Community newsletter
  • 24-hour on-call maintenance
  • Bram Ballroom
  • Celery Soup Library
  • Our personal museum… “The Highwaymen Hall”
  • One small pet welcome
  • Charming umbrella-shaded patio, beautified with brick pavers

Apartment Amenities

Our apartment suites greet you with unique floor plans and many conveniences.

  • Large picture windows with panoramic views in every apartment
  • Shwinco easy-clean, dual-pane windows
  • Window treatments
  • Full-size kitchens with refrigerator and range
  • Granite countertops
  • Custom-built cabinets
  • NEW carpeting in most units
  • Easy to clean vinyl in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Full size bath with high boy-low flow ADA toilets
  • Grab bars on bath tub
  • Medicine cabinets
  • NEW digital thermostats for your cooling and heating needs
  • Spacious walk-in closets

Most apartment homes at Serenity Towers® on the St. Johns enjoy views of Lake Monroe, Ft. Mellon Park, and historic Downtown Sanford. A five minute stroll will lead you to Seminole County Public Library, the Senior Center, and Lake Monroe Harbor Marina, which is home to the scenic Rivership Romance. This nautical tour is esteemed by both natives and visitors, who love to cruise down the St. Johns River, looking upon the Florida wildlife while dining and dancing.

Frequent local activities include Live after Five, Sanford Farmers Market, Sanford Art Walk, fun-filled festivals and memorable parades. All this and more takes place on Sanford’s legendary 1st Street. Fine dining and outdoor cafes line 1st Street. Other hidden gems include antique shops, art studios and our very own Princess Theatre, which provides live entertainment year round.

Other family businesses and financial institutions pave the way to Sanford’s enchanting Riverwalk. Local businesses cater to our residents. Just steps from Serenity Towers® is True Value Drugs, Family Dollar, the U.S. Post Office and city bus stops.

An hour between Daytona Beach to the north and Orlando theme parks to the south sits the serene town of Sanford. Home to the Florida Auto Train, just pack your car and relocate to Sanford in a blink of an eye.

  • 120,000 square feet, 12 floors, 158-apartment-suites within close proximity to a thriving community
  • Serenity Towers® Welcome Lobby, Celery Soup Library, Renee’s Salon at the Tower
  • The Highwaymen Hall, Bram Ballroom and Community Dining
  • First-floor laundry room
  • Recent renovations: Elevators, windows, painted façade, chiller system, community dining kitchen, 158 apartment interiors, apartment kitchens, apartment bathrooms, Bram Ballroom with Conference Room, hallway reconstruction, redesigned lobby, administrative offices and corridor hallways
  • Duralast roof, landscaping and lighting
  • Serenity Towers® accepts Section 8 Portable Vouchers
  • Monthly income or an affidavit for a recurring gift contribution must equal or exceed the monthly rent.

Apartment Size

  • One Bedroom
  • Efficiency