A campaign commemorating Florida's diverse cities.
Brought to you by the Florida League of Cities.
Together with architect Clinton Gamble and financier Charles H. Lindfors, Hal Ratliff began building the community in 1946 around an old rock quarry. His goal was to build a community that allowed neighbors to keep to themselves and keep the world at bay. Lazy Lake received its name when a friend remarked that the lake looked “so lazy and peaceful.” The village consists of 13 homes on 13 acres (the maximum allowed by the charter).