Winter Garden Florida is a city located on the Southeastern Shore of Lake Apopka in central Florida. The city itself can be located easily by looking 12.2 miles West of downtown Orlando on the Florida Turnpike. That will place you in the vicinity of the center of the city.
Winter Garden Florida is city of lifestyles. There are many types of communities from homes built in the early 1900’s to modern smart homes on beautiful clear lakes. This is a city of rich and varied culture. All races are represented and you can find various types of dining and worship centers. This is a city of rich history. The city’s history is built on oranges, cedar wood, beautiful lakes and competing railroads. You can learn all about that in one of the free museums on or near Plant Street. Finally, Winter Garden is a city with a bright future. There are many new people moving to the area and hundreds of beautiful modern homes being built on and around our beautiful lakes.
Winter Garden has many things to see ad do. Centennial park is a large attraction as is the Winter Garden Village. Centennial Park is on Plant Street where years ago the train rolled through the city. Now the area is preserved and you can see many of the same shops, eateries and watering holes that Clark Gable and his friends spent time in back in the early 1900’s. The Winter Garden Village is the modern version of the same thing. It has close to ½ of a square mile of shops, restaurants, boutiques and great parking. Many options for a varied people.
The West Orange Trail is a great way to spend a day and part of the city’s history. It closely follows the path taken by the railroad back in the early 1900’s and goes from the West side of Lake Apopka to the Northeastern side. This is no longer a trail, it is a more of a nice wide sidewalk. There are many places to stop and enjoy and you will see people riding bikes, rollerblades and everything else you can imagine. There are safety features, a police patrol and you can rent a bicycle if you need one.
The Lakes in the area are too many to list here. The largest and most popular for watersports would be Lake Apopka and John’s Lake. Lake Apopka is a 30,862 acre lake. Johns Lake is a 2,439 acre lake. That is a lot of room for water sports of any kind. There are many more smaller lakes and ponds here that water skiers use on a regular basis.
The city’s population as of July 1st 2016 was 41,988. 69% of those people owned their own home and the median income was over $60,000 per household. Every race was represented with the Pacific Islanders being the lowest. The City of Winter Garden is 15.41 square miles, it is generally accepted that the zip code 34787 which is much larger be called Winter Garden.
Winter Garden is an incredible city and shares its boundaries with some other great areas. Ocoee is to the East and has Health Central Hospital. Windermere is to the Southeast and has the Butler Chain of Lakes and the best golfing in Florida. Passing through the city are great commuting roads. Namely the Florida Turnpike and the Daniel Webster Western Beltway (the 429). These roads will allow you to pass by more congested areas.
I hope this brief bit of information has given you an appetite for more. We would love to have you as a Winter Garden Florida resident.