Community Spotlight: Apopka Florida


With real estate prices constantly getting hiked up in the Orlando area, you may find it hard to find the right spot for the right price. Winter Gardens prices are averaging over $500K with Clermont beginning to reach average rates around $400K. If you find yourself not seeing the house that hits all the marks in the right price range, you may want to take a look at Apopka.

Location & Distance

Located northwest of downtown, Apopka is still close to all the action.

  • 18 minutes from downtown mount Dora
  • 25 minutes from downtown Orlando
  • 25 Minutes from Disney
  • 28 Minutes from Universal
  • 35 Minutes from Orlando International Airport
  • 40 Minutes from UCF


Apopka was founded in 1882 as the “Town of Apopka City” and it’s known primarily for its large number of greenhouses. It’s often referred to as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World” because of this. Many of these greenhouses are still scattered throughout the area. Apopka comes from Seminole word Ahapopka for “Potato eating place”.


Apopka is littered with beautiful spaces in nature. Just west is lake apopka, the fourth largest lake in the state of Florida. It cover an area of just over 48 mi². Just east is Kelly Park and Kings Landing, 27000 acres of nature with over 500 miles of walking/running paths. You can also go checking Rock Springs and enjoy the true beauty of Florida.

Kelly Park, Rock Springs
Kings Landing


Apopka is full of homes with a wide variety of older suburbs and new construction. It’s continuing to grow with tons of new construction scattered throughout the area. The average prices in the area end up in the $350K – $375K range making it a more affordable option in the area.

The Oaks at Kelly Park
Legacy Hills

Food & Stores

For years now there have been attempts to add chain stores and restaurants to the area but Apopka has pushed back. There have been multiple moritoriams on these chain locations to hold off and create culture in the area. With the immense growth the area is seeing, it’s only a matter of time before we see more local spots coming in to bring culture to the area.

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