Pavilion, Two New Apartment Buildings Coming To JKV

By Rob Seitz, contributor

By getting in on the ground floor of the Westlake at John Knox Village apartment project, a healthy number of adventurous priority depositors—affectionately known as Westlakers—can only go one way…UP.

For a fully refundable $100 deposit, you will be placed in the queue for their preferred new apartment home.

There has never been a better time to learn more about the most ambitious project in the 53-year history of South Florida’s premier Life-Plan Retirement Community.

To be located in the heart of JKV’s 70-acre botanical campus, this $100-million-plus project starts with the Westlake Pavilion: Rising at the northwestern corner of the project—when completed residents will enjoy a 400-seat performing arts center, an art studio, a bar and several casual and finer dining venues, located inside and outside.

Running concurrently with the Pavilion project will be a redesign of the Village’s waterway system. The two current lakes—Rex Foster and Lake Maggie—are being rerouted to provide everyone on campus with more expansive and enhanced water views.

New Independent Living Apartments

The crown jewel will be the two new Independent Living residential apartment buildings—The Vue and The Terrace at Westlake.

“Not even the COVID-19 situation has slowed down interest in the Westlake at John Knox Village project,” JKV’s Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer Monica McAfee told The Gazette. “JKV’s wonderful 53-year reputation of resort-style living, combined with 5-star internationally recognized health care makes the Village, and our new Westlake project, appealing to members of the greater community looking for an exciting lifestyle, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing everything will be taken care of.

“Now is the time to ‘literally’ get in on the ground floor of the Westlake project. Those pioneers who have already signed up, know they are first in line when it comes time to choose a particular apartment model, location and view.”

That aforementioned fully refundable $100 Priority Deposit gets folks in the queue for one of the 150 new Independent Living apartment homes.

And what a home. The new Westlake apartments will boast 1,231 to 2,259 square feet of light-filled living throughout the spacious open floor plans. A number of homes will have access to private gardens, along with towering floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies and water views.

Customize Your New Home

As JKV’s newest residents, Westlakers will also enjoy choosing and customizing their new homes from a selection of one and two-bedroom floor plans, many with dens, and all thoughtfully designed for the entertaining of friends and family. Two penthouses are also in the unit mix.

Additional amenities in Westlake will include covered parking, as well as first-floor common space offerings ranging from a Bistro-like restaurant and mini-theatre to art studio, business offices and a Sacred Space.

Through all the changes, one constant remains for residents and that is the peace of mind that comes from living in a Life-Plan Retirement Community with its all-inclusive comprehensive long-term care insurance policy.

Come for a COVID-careful tour of John Knox Village to learn more. JKV’s aggressive COVID preventive protocols are in place from the moment you reach one of our entry gates for your visit. To learn more about the new opportunities at JKV, go to or, or call (954) 783-4040.

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