Lake Mary

If you’re looking for a more affordable option in the Orlando area, Lake Mary may be for you. This quaint and homey town has so much to offer! From the beautiful parks and greenery to its restaurants, stores, and local charm, Lake Mary has something for everyone. Let’s dive deeper into all of the offerings here in Lake Mary.


Lake Mary is located in Seminole County, just 18 miles north of Downtown Orlando. This may be a negative for you if you plan on heading to the theme parks multiple times a week, but if you’re just planning to go a few times a year, it’s not a bad drive.

Drive Times

Downtown Orlando – 30 to 35 Minutes
Walt Disney World – 45 to 55 Minutes
Universal Orlando – 40 to 45 Minutes
MCO – 35 to 45Minutes
Winter Garden – 40 Minutes
Winter Park – 30 Minutes
Celebration – 50 Minutes


Lake Mary is well known for its large number of school options. Whether you’re thinking public, private, or special needs, they have plenty to choose from. This tends to be a selling point for the area. With a total of 7 public schools, 5 private schools, and colleges in the area, you’ll find what’s best for your family.



This community started out in the 80’s and had has over 2500 homes. This spot is full of nature, overhanging trees, lakes, and beautiful views. Because this community had new homes coming in from the 80’s all the way up to 2011, there are many different styles and finishes for each home. This gives you tons of different options when looking at homes in Heathrow. There’s also an 18 hole golf course, clubhouse, and more included in the amenities at Heathrow.

Steeple Chase

This Taylor Morison community was built within the past 5 to 8 years so it’s fairly new. The homes here span in size from 3900 sq ft. to 5500 sq ft. and feature more luxury amenities. This is a great spot if you’re looking for something a little newer than Heathrow in the luxury space.

Griffin Park

If you’re looking for another gated and fresh community, Griffin Park may be for you. This David Weekly built property offers single family homes and townhomes that are located right in midtown making it easy to walk anywhere you need to go. It’s a great option if you’re looking to be right in the middle of the action.

Stand Out Restaurants


Lonnie’s is an open-kitchen fusion restaurant that offers a variety of options from surf ‘n’ turf to international. The menu has something for everyone and is highly rated in Lake Mary!

Krazy Greek Kitchen

Krazy Greek Kitchen is located right in the center of downtown and gives you all the staples you’d expect. The views are nice inside and outside and the food is delicious.


Lake Mary really is a great option if you’re moving to the Orlando area. It feels homey and comfortable, it’s surrounded with beautiful views, and boasts a variety of restaurants, entertainment, and amenities!

If you’re looking to move to the area, don’t forget to reach out to our partners at The Pozek Group.

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