Cruising with the top down enjoying the rolling hills of Central Florida...Can this be right? Hills in Florida? Yes, it's true, but only in and around the area of scenic Clermont, in south Lake County. The rapidly growing city of Clermont is ideally positioned at the crossroads of Florida. Located 22 miles west of Orlando and 22... Show all »
Cruising with the top down enjoying the rolling hills of Central Florida...Can this be right? Hills in Florida? Yes, it's true, but only in and around the area of scenic Clermont, in south Lake County. The rapidly growing city of Clermont is ideally positioned at the crossroads of Florida. Located 22 miles west of Orlando and 22 miles southeast of Leesburg, this "Gem of the Hills" is conveniently accessible to Orlando via Florida Highway 50 and points north and south via US Highway 27.
Founded in 1884 an incorporated in 1916, the city occupies 14.37 square miles and is currently home to more than 22,000 residents who enjoy the area's natural wonders and thriving downtown commercial center including dozens of restaurants, shops, spas and the ever-popular Downtown Clermont Farmer's Market, which is held every Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Montrose Street. The Market is presented by the Clermont Downtown Partnership and includes fresh and local produce, plants, flowers, fruit, honey, BBQ, vegetables, herbs, and so much more. Visiting the market is a great way to spend some time with your family, pick up wonderful deals on produce, and explore the shops of Downtown all at the same time.
Recreation opportunities abound in this outdoor enthusiast's paradise. If golf is your thing, you'll be in heaven as Clermont is home to eight golf courses with more than 50 courses, including Isleworth, Windermere, Bay Hill and Reunion, within 20 miles of downtown.
If you'd rather land a 10-pound lunker than sink a 30-foot putt, then Clermont is the place for you, too. With access to more than 30 lakes and rivers, you're almost sure to bring home a trophy bass or crappie. If you want to simply enjoy the open water with friends, bring the boat or personal watercraft and cruise the 11-lake Clermont Chain. If you're an adrenaline junkie you can always try paragliding or sky-diving, which are available from local vendors.
Clermont offers a variety of residences including residential homes, townhomes, condominiums, and apartments. Home styles vary widely with everything from manufactured housing and villas, to traditional Florida-style two-story and ranch homes. With bungalows or lots from less than $100,000 to lakefront estates for over $6,000,000, Clermont real estate offers something for everyone and every budget. There are currently an estimated 7,200 residences in Clermont.
For those looking to save gas or protect the environment, Lake County offers daily Park-N-Ride bus service to Orlando via that LYNX transportation system as well as an organized Van Pool system.
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