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The beautiful suburb of Lake Mary, Florida is part of Seminole County, and is located about 18 miles north of Downtown Orlando. Known as “The City of Lakes”, Lake Mary is found between the I-4 and U.S. Highway 17. True to its motto, it is, in fact, home to numerous large bodies of water, including Lake Mary and Crystal Lake. As of 2021, the population of Lake Mary is just over 16,600 people.
North of Lake Mary is the city of DeBary, with Sanford and Altamonte Springs located to the east and south, respectively. To the west are large nature parks and assorted residential areas. Lake Mary is a great option for families and a good alternative to some of the surrounding cities of the Greater Orlando area.
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The real estate market in Lake Mary offers a little bit of everything: single-family homes, small condos, and townhomes. As well, properties on the market do encompass a good range of price points, which include both more affordable homes and luxury estates. Neighborhoods in the city, such as Heathrow, have a reputation for being quite desirable places to live.
Homes for sale in this city are built in a number of architectural styles, including Mediterranean (with stucco exteriors) and more traditional designs (using brick, stone, and/or neutrally-colored siding). This is true of the townhomes and condos for sale in the area, as well. Homebuyers can also choose from quaint bungalows, villas, and even large luxury estates.
Luxury homes are typically found in the west end, in some of the premier neighborhoods in the city. Heathrow, as an example, is made up of beautiful single-family homes with higher price points. One of the biggest draws to this area, other than the stunning homes, is the quiet streets and the emphasis on preserving the natural Florida features. With tall, mature trees, expert landscaping, a multitude of lakes, and the privacy of being located near the Rock Springs Run Wildlife Management Area and/or on the Heathrow Legacy Country Club, there’s no wonder why this is a highly sought-after place to purchase real estate.
There are also a number of new construction homes for sale, many of which are located in the gated neighborhoods of Steeple Chase and Griffin Park—the latter of which is more centrally-located and also includes new townhomes, but homes are typically smaller in size. Homes here are modern in style and offer a lot of privacy and security for homebuyers.
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Lake Mary Highlights & Amenities
One of the best parts of living in Lake Mary is the easy access to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and great schools. The city’s commercial area is located on Lake Mary Boulevard and includes everything from grocery stores to fast food restaurants, home improvement to beauty salons—all found in several shopping centers. The city also has its own Farmer’s Market every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm.
In regards to location, Lake Mary is about 50 minutes away from the Disney theme park—although Lake Mary is also home to Planet Obstacle, a lage, indoor obstacle park/jungle gym. Residents can also easily drive down to Orlando and visit the incredible museums, art galleries, music venues and performing arts centers, and more. Drive time can vary but ranges between 20 and 35 minutes. Lake Mary is also located near Orlando Sanford International Airport, with the Orlando International Airport being anywhere from a 35 minute to a 50 minute drive.
Lake Mary also has many parks and green spaces, from small neighborhood playgrounds to larger lakefront areas with trails. Liberty Park, Central Park, and Oval Park are some highlights. There are also two golf courses in the city: Timacuan Golf Club and Heathrow Legacy Country Club. Residents of Heathrow have the option to join the club if they wish.
The city is served by Seminole County Public Schools, of which there are seven in Lake Mary: Crystal Lake Elementary School, Heathrow Elementary School, Lake Mary Elementary School, Markham Woods Middle School, Greenwood Lakes Middle School, and Lake Mary High School. There are also five private schools and the Seminole State College, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
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Q. Are there many community events in Lake Mary?
A. Lake Mary has a strong community, and many events are hosted throughout the year. This includes the weekly Farmer’s Market and the WineART Wednesday Marketplace (on the first Wednesday of each month).
Q. What do Lake Mary residents like to do for fun outdoors?
A. There are many hiking, biking, dog-walking, and rollerblading trails around the city. Other popular activities include golf, baseball, tennis, and other sports.
Q. Is Lake Mary a good place to live?
A. Lake Mary is a great place to live! Residents enjoy its small-town feel and its downtown area—which has all the amenities you need and more!
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