The serenity of Sorrento, Florida draws many to this warm Central Florida locale. Rural Sorrento is close to well-known Florida destinations such as Mount Dora. Mount Dora is less than 10 minutes away and is famous for beautiful Lake Dora and amazing antique shops throughout the city. Sorrento is only 15 minutes from U.S. 441 and 20...
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The serenity of Sorrento, Florida draws many to this warm Central Florida locale. Rural Sorrento is close to well-known Florida destinations such as Mount Dora. Mount Dora is less than 10 minutes away and is famous for beautiful Lake Dora and amazing antique shops throughout the city. Sorrento is only 15 minutes from U.S. 441 and 20 minutes from the Interstate 4 corridor that leads to Orlando. Sited approximately 33.5 miles from Sorrento, Orlando is world-famous for its theme parks that include Universal Studios, Sea World, and Disney. The beaches are not far from this natural part of Florida including the white-sand beaches of Daytona Beach that are just under one hour away.
Residents of Sorrento can enjoy shopping at the Seminole Towne Center Mall in neighboring Sanford. The Seminole Towne Center Mall offers something for everyone including a Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and 120 specialty shops. Seminole Towne Center Mall boasts five full-service restaurants, a food court, and a United Artists Movie Theatre. Sanford is also the site of the Orlando-Sanford International Airport and Amtrak’s Auto Train with train service from Sanford to Washington, D.C. that also allows you to bring your vehicle.
Enjoy Sorrento’s natural beauty at Rock Springs Run State Reserve. This quiet reserve boasts sand pine scrub, flatwoods, swamps, and miles of gorgeous shoreline. Visitors to Rock Springs Run can enjoy bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding along the 17 miles of trails. Visitors can also take advantage of guided trail rides and horse rentals that are available on site. Primitive campsites on Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River can only be reached by canoe; equestrian camping facilities are available.
When the first settlers arrived in this once untamed area of Florida in 1875, their neighbors included bear, wolves, and panthers that traveled along Rock Springs Creek and the Wekiva River. Sorrento’s plentiful pine forests led to the industry of turpentine stills and lumber mills for the first residents of Sorrento. The lyrical name “Sorrento” came from a book titled “Agnes of Sorrento” that describes the fruits and flowers of Italy’s Sorrento so beautifully that the residents of these rolling hills were inspired to name their new town by a majority vote in honor of this book.
Sorrento offers a variety of housing including older traditional-style houses, Florida-style single family homes, acreage, and new luxury custom homes. Sorrento is part of Lake County’s Public School System. Nearby colleges and universities to Sorrento include Stetson University sited approximately 22 miles away in Deland and the University of Central Florida in Orlando is located approximately 27 miles away in Orlando.