At first glance in Apopka, it is very easy to see why this area was first populated and established in the mid-1800’s. It’s original name “Ahapopka” coined by the Seminole Indian tribe meant “potato eating place” was replaced officially to Apopka around 1882. After the end of the civil war, the area boomed immediately as the early railroads brought in new settlers. Rich in history, architecture and centuries-old oak-canopied roads, Apopka remains one of the fastest growing areas of Central Florida today.
Well known for the 4th largest lake in Florida, Lake Apopka, as well as Wekiva Springs State Park, locals enjoy thousands of acres of pristine nature as the Timucua and Seminoles did hundreds of years ago. With miles of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, residents can enjoy a rich outdoor lifestyle. For those who prefer their outdoors a bit more civilized, Sweetwater Golf and Country Club is the star among the courses of the Orlando area.
Just as the railroads brought in residents a few hundred years ago, expansion of the 414 expressway linking to I-4 has made easy travel to downtown Orlando and of course, the Disney area, only one hour away.
Offering some of the best of Orange County public schools, this is an area perfect for families, small and large businesses, and investors who recognize a big growth in value along with the population.
Indeed, one of Central Florida’s finest areas also boasts housing prices to fit nearly every budget. Whether it’s in the Wekiva area or historic downtown, Apopka offers everything from condos to expansive family homes, all with a very bright future in store.