If you drive every mile of Highway 50 through Central Florida, you’ll go from Titusville on the west coast to Weeki Wachee Springs on the east coast. Smack dab in the middle of your trek, at Highway 27, is Clermont.
One of the first celebrated areas for citrus groves, you can’t miss the historic Florida Citrus Tower, circa mid-1950’s. From the top of the tower, you can see nearby Orlando, as well as Clermont’s gently rolling hills, the only such hills anywhere in the US’s flattest state. Any native Central Floridian worth their weight in pulpy OJ remembers the early 80’s when a prolonged hard freeze killed off most of the groves in the area.
With nearby Orlando’s booming growth exploding at the time, Clermont became a prime area for a mid-size residential area. Just 20 miles from Disney World, residents enjoy the nearby big city by day and this lovely, bountiful area by night. Indeed, the rolling hills remain soil rich, and now host Lakeridge Winery, a Central Florida favorite for tours and tasting.
As the largest city in Lake County, Clermont offers one of Florida’s prime fishing areas, as nearly 20% of its 1157 square acres is comprised of natural freshwater lakes and tributaries. With the beautiful beaches of Lake Louisa and Lake Minneola, as well as 8 area golf courses, residents of Clermont have no lack of sunshine and fresh air.
Lake County Public Schools are some of the best you’ll find in Central Florida, and this isn’t the only appeal for families or investors. Historic homes, large acreage parcels, and newly built neighborhoods are varied, beautiful, and priced for every budget.