The Orlando Real - Real Estate | Page #8

Whether you’re living in Orlando currently or you hope to someday, this is your home for all things Orlando real estate. From builder news, new developments, school info, real estate trends, neighborhood information, and so much more! With over 1,000 people moving here every single week, you’re in good company

Location and History

Located a short twenty minute drive west of downtown Orlando lies Winter Garden. Admired by many for it’s small town feel, Winter Garden is quickly becoming one of the most sought out areas in all of Central Florida.

Like most towns surrounding Orlando, Winter Garden was originally established in the early 1900’s and thrived off of citrus farming. Fast forward to 2021, it’s close proximity to both the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios makes it the perfect place for anyone seeking small town charm with big city benefits. If theme parks aren’t for you, the 22.6 mile paved running and biking West Orange Trail is a nature lovers paradise. Take in the sights and sounds of the Florida…

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Dozens of would be Orlandonians call my team and I on a weekly basis, with goals to move to Orlando for work or relaxation. There’s a common theme to the calls, and many of the same myths come up. Here are the top 6 myths I hear about living in Orlando:

Myth #1 – Pool Homes in Orlando 

This actually comes up a lot. So I jumped into our property search portal to see how frequent pool homes come up for sale. I searched for homes in Orange County (Orlando), Lake County (think Clermont), Osceola (think Celebration/Kissimmee), Seminole (Lake Mary), and Polk Counties.

As of the time of this article, there’s just over 3700 single family homes for sale. Of which, just over 1100 homes had a private pool. So roughly 30%.…

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Known for its picturesque hills and shimmering lakes, Clermont is easily one of the fastest growing cities in central Florida and that isn’t showing signs of slowing.

Where is it?

Located 30 minutes west of downtown Orlando, Clermont was established in the late 1800’s as a thriving citrus community thanks to its convenient location on a chain of lakes. Today it’s home to over 40,000 residents, nearly a quarter of which being added within the last 10 years. Read along to find out why people from all over the country are flocking to this Orlando suburb with a small town feel and a great deal to explore.

What is there to do?

The recent rise in interest in Clermont has led to a massive rebirth of the downtown area, if not the…

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There are a lot of great places to live in and around central Florida, but one of the fastest growing at the moment is Lake Nona. Located just minutes from Orlando’s main airport and only 23 miles from downtown, Lake Nona has seen a huge increase in demand over the last few years. What’s to love about this newly developed area? Read below to find out.

Nicknamed “medical city” for its various research facilities and state of the art hospitals, Lake Nona was developed by the Tavistock Group to mock a community centered around the University of San Diego’s Research Park. It is now home to the UCF College of Medicine, University of Florida Research and Academic Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center.…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Celebration

Life in Orlando is full of fun and adventure, but if you’re looking for a small town feel while being only minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort, Celebration might be for you. Established in the late 90’s as a community where Disney cast members could live, work and play, Celebration has since evolved into a family friendly destination with subtle nods to Disney scattered throughout. 

Where is it?

A mere 8 miles from the Magic Kingdom lies a community created by Disney with the sole purpose of being a family centered, all American town that was convenient to their theme parks. If your priorities lie outside of the parks, Celebration is just a hop, skip and jump away from a…

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For the affluent Disney Fan, the gated Golden Oak neighborhood offers a lifestyle unlike any other in the world. To live among Walt Disney World property is a unique opportunity! Today we’ll breakdown the history of the neighborhood, the amenities, the fees, and what life is like living in Orlando’s most exclusive address.

How many homes are in Golden Oak? 

There’s a total of 299 homes spread across 8 neighborhoods. The neighborhoods include Carolwood, Kimball Trace, Kingswell, Marceline, Silverbrook, Symphony Grove, The Cottages at Symphony Grove, and the Four Seasons Private Residences.

The homes in the Cottages are the smallest yet most intricately finished homes on property. Where the Four Seasons Private…

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Minutes away from the backside of the Magic Kingdom, Horizon West lies in what was once acres upon acres of orange groves. A master planned community separating the area into 6 “villages,” it was conceptually designed as a space where all of the necessities of everyday life were within walking distance. Today around 40,000 residents call it home with hundreds more projected to be added by the end of the year thanks to various new construction projects.

Where is it?

5 miles from Disney property lies one of the newest and most sought after areas for those looking to be in an up and coming area close to Disney. Nestled among Winter Garden to the North, the lakes of Windermere to the East and Disney to the South, Horizon West is located along the…

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