Americana: Condominiums with a View

Paradise is usually in the eyes of the beholder, but for South Florida Developer Fred Bischoff, 42, this is it: Paradise Lakes Resort, a 184-unit, 40-acre retreat 17 miles north of Tampa. It advertises a healthful, family atmosphere, with lighted tennis and volleyball courts, an Olympic-size, 1,500-sq.-ft. swimming pool, a restaurant, two bars, a lake and a bandshell for outdoor concerts. Tenants include doctors, lawyers, teachers and clergymen. But a certain protocol must be observed. "Overt sexual behavior is unacceptable," says Bischoff. Visitors generally carry towels around to sit on "for hygiene, courtesy and just because it's comfortable." This seems somewhat...

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