Winter Garden Real Estate
Looking for the home of your dreams? Take a look at Winter Garden real estate and experience true enchantment.
The locals call it the high point of Florida and think it’s the best place to live – a sure testament to the beautiful, historic city of Winter Garden.
Not too far from Florida’s beaches and close to Orlando’s attractions, Winter Garden is a one-time citrus town that is now home to more than 42,000 residents. The downtown area is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and presents all to be desired in small-town charm with the added attraction of a thriving arts scene. It is seen as the commercial and cultural center of West Orange County, bringing West Orange residents into town to visit the Garden Theatre, the museums and the Art Center and the Downtown Pavilion where the Winter Garden Farmers’ Market is housed every Saturday morning.
Winter Garden, like many cities in central Florida, developed out of nineteenth century citrus industry origins to become a vibrant modern commercial and residential center attracting families, couples and singles with its range of employment opportunities and real estate. When looking at Winter Garden real estate, you find that well rated schools, superior amenities for arts and culture, organized sports and outdoor recreation and great shopping has earned the city a reputation as a highly desirable place to live. Winter Garden Village is rated as one of Central Florida’s best shopping centers and there are many popular places for dining and entertainment.
Many older stores and restaurants in downtown Winter Garden have been renovated to meet the requirements of modern living while maintaining their old world charm and style. Live music plays in the red brick streets and the historic Edgewater Hotel, proclaimed the most technologically advanced when it opened in 1927, sports a fully operational manual Otis Elevator and all the original wood counters. Once favored by such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable, the Edgewater is a blast from the past featuring Scoops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Store and Earl Brigham’s old-style Barbershop! The West Orange Trail with its 22 miles of scenic biking and jogging paths is adjacent to the hotel which creates a great stopping or starting place for a long ride. The Railroad Museum features the area’s railroad history which was important enough for the Heritage Museum to display a beautiful yellow caboose out front. The recently restored Winter Garden Theater is refurbished in 1950’s style complete with marquee and old fashioned ticket booth.
Median prices for Winter Garden real estate are in the mid $200’s with many desirable detached houses, townhouses and condominiums available to meet all requirements for families and individuals looking to find the perfect home in Winter Garden. Millage rates are low and employment opportunities in small businesses abound. The city is bisected into north and south areas by State Road 50 and Florida’s Turnpike, both providing commuters with access to Orlando, and the more recent completion of the Western Beltway has led to a large amount of upscale development in the formerly more rural areas in the south of the city. Johns Lake Pointe and Stone Crest are attracting affluent buyers from all over Florida and beyond. These are just a few of the available housing options – there are many more affordable homes for sale in Winter Garden, too.
Winter Garden calls itself “A Community Among Friends” and as such provides plentiful opportunities for sports and recreation for everybody in the family. In schools, student-teacher ratios are low, the business community is thriving and the cost of living is affordable. Doesn’t it sound like a great place to live?
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