This historic city on the southern edge of Lake Apopka used to be a Winter-Garden-piccitrus growing capital. Today, it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, with a population that has more than doubled in the past two decades.
Just a 20-minute drive west from the heart of Orlando, Winter Garden feels worlds away from the buzz of the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” Its historic downtown, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, remains the heart of the community. Strolling down downtown’s brick-laden, tree-shaded streets lined with turn-of-the-century storefronts is like taking a step back in time.
Winter Garden has a wealth of amenities and attractions such as:
A number of historic landmarks, including the Garden Theatre and the Edgewater Hotel
The Heritage Museum and the Central Florida Railroad Museum
The downtown pavilion, clock tower, fountain, and splashpad
Numerous parks and recreational facilities, including the West Orange Trail, which runs through downtown
Access to beautiful Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake with a surface area of over 30,000 acres
Winter Garden real estate
Winter Garden has long been one of the region’s most desirable places to live, something that can be seen in the wide range of homes and neighborhoods available. Home sizes, architectural styles, and price range are diverse, with waterfront residences typically the most highly valued.
Single-family homes make up most of the listings, followed by condo units and townhouses near Florida’s Turnpike. There are still a few lots and land for sale and plenty of new construction.
Some of the most sought-after communities in the Winter Garden area are:
- Deer Island
- Savannah Ridge
- Isles of Lake Hancock
- Orchard Hills Estate
- Signature Lakes
- Overlook at Hamlin
- Hickory Hammock
- Oakland Park
- Lakeshore Preserve
- Lake Roberts Landing
- Canopy Oaks
- Lake Avalon Heights
- Bronson’s Landing