Gorgeous Ocoee, Florida blends historic charm and new growth masterfully. Beautiful brick streets flow past historic homes, buildings, and a museum that have been perfectly preserved for future generations of Ocoee residents. Amid the historic preservation in Ocoee are new businesses that are part of Ocoee’s future including... Show all »
Gorgeous Ocoee, Florida blends historic charm and new growth masterfully. Beautiful brick streets flow past historic homes, buildings, and a museum that have been perfectly preserved for future generations of Ocoee residents. Amid the historic preservation in Ocoee are new businesses that are part of Ocoee’s future including Health Center Hospital, West Oaks Mall, and Sysco Foods. The 30,000 people who call Ocoee home have many amenities close at hand including shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters.
Starke Lake offers many water sports opportunities including fishing, water skiing, and tubing. Golf lovers will love the many golf courses that Ocoee offers. Ocoee also has an annual Founders’ Day Festival that boasts live music, rides, food, and a fishing tournament. A state-of-the-art aquatic center is available for residents of Ocoee to enjoy a cool swim. Lovely parks are throughout the city giving residents and visitors many chances to enjoy this picturesque area.
Ocoee is approximately 12 miles west of the excitement of Orlando where you will find renowned theme parks including Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Many roads lead to or pass through Ocoee including the Florida Turnpike, the East/West Expressway, State Road 50, and the new Western Beltway which means a shorter commute time for residents into Orlando. People living in this part of Orange County can enjoy the convenient Lynx Bus to sight-see and commute throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
It is believed that “Ocoee” is an Indian word that means “no cold” and this ideal Central Florida climate has been drawing people here for years. This area was founded in the mid 1850s by Dr. J.D. Starke who led a group of slaves into what is now Ocoee. In 1881, Captain Bluford M. Sims, a native of Tennessee who served in the Confederacy, purchased a tract of land from Dr. Starke and established the first citrus nursery in the United States. Today, orange groves can still be seen throughout Ocoee, but this thriving town has grown significantly since its inception.
Ocoee has averaged building more than one new home a day over the past seven years. Condos, townhomes, single-family homes, and luxury estates are all found in Ocoee.
Part of the Orange County Public School System, Ocoee has seven elementary schools including Citrus, Clarcona, Lake Whitney, Maxey, Ocoee, Spring Lake, and Thornebrooke Elementary. Middle schools in Ocoee include Gotha, Lakeview, and Ocoee. Ocoee high schools are West Orange, Olympia, and Ocoee. Nearby community colleges and universities include the University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College, and Westside Tech.
In June 2008, the average sales price of a single family home or condo in Ocoee, FL was $228,171. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed. « Show less
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