Independence is a large community in Florida. Independence is located in the zip-code 34787 that is normally associated with Winter Garden Florida. The community is located between The Daniel Webster Western Beltway (429) and Lake Speer, Lake Hancock and Ficquette Road.
Independence is a 1,300-acre community. The community has homes on both Lake Hancock and Lake Speer. Independence also has incredible amenities. Several pools, parks, trails, sport courts, bike trails and of course water sports on Lakes Hancock and Speer.
The community has many homes. It is one of the largest communities in the area. There are both townhomes and the traditional single-family homes. The townhomes sizes start at 1099 sf and grow in size to approximately 2,328. The single-family homes start at 1,575 sf. and climb to over 6,000 sf. These figures are not guaranteed but they are very close. Independence was started in 2005 and there is still some building going on today.
The Lakes in Independence are very nice and there are boat ramps for community use on both lakes. Speer Lake has a surface area of 233 acres and I can tell you from experience that it is more than large enough for skiing, jet skis or fishing. Lake Hancock has 481 acres of surface area. Lake Hancock is laid out a little differently than Speer Lake. Lake Hancock has several different bodies of water. There is a very nice boat ramp on the North side of the center of the lake. It’s called Settlers Landing and is on Old Thicket Trace
There are two community swimming pools in Independence. One is located behind the clock tower at the Town Square Residents Club. The other is at Falcon Square on Brackenfern Crescent. The Falcon Square pool is next to the tennis courts, basketball courts, children’s park and dog park.
One of my favorite things about independence is you can watch the Disney Fireworks over the lakes every night. Usually they are at 9 pm. This community is in a very nice location. Independence is part of Horizons West. This area is the epicenter of modernization in central Florida. No doubt this is because of the beautiful lakes and the great road system we have here. To the West of Independence is the 429. The 429 is the best and fastest way to downtown Orlando, Orlando International Airport or Universal Orlando Resort. Disney on the other hand is just 4 miles to the South.
Local shopping has been improving and is only getting better. West of Independence is a Walmart and Publix Supermarket. There is much more being built as the modernization continues. Many shops, stores and boutiques are already being built. To the North is Winter Garden Village just 5 minutes away. Lowes, Target Supercenter and ½ of a square mile of restaurants, stores and parking await you. Independence has homes for sale, we are only missing you.