A variety of homes located in a warm climate and surrounded by palm trees is what many may find attractive about Lake Mary, Florida. The small suburban city in Seminole County offers homebuyers a chance to purchase a variety of homes from 3 bedroom starter homes to 6 bedroom mansions. The city has a population of about 14,000 and has much to offer in terms of outdoor activity and entertainment.
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Lake Mary offers many parks with a variety of features like skateboarding, basketball courts and walking trails. Liberty Park is one of the highlights of this area. The park is situated on the shore of East Crystal Lake. It can be a great place to bring a family because of its amenities, which includes 2 pavilions, picnic tables, an open field and fishing. History buffs will enjoy the Lake Mary Museum. This building offers visitors a glimpse of the city's past with artifacts, photographs documents and other items of historical significance. Many of the museum's treasures have been donated by members of the community.
With its low crime and good schools, Lake Mary was ranked fourth in Money magazine's list of best places to live in America. The national office for American Automobile Association (AAA) is in Lake Mary; it is one of the largest business employers in the area. Other companies located in Lake Mary are Verizon and Mitsubishi Motors. Orlando television stations WTGL and WOFL and sister station WRBW have studios located along Interstate 4 in the city. Lake Mary is home to 7 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 colleges, ITT Technical Institute and Seminole State College of Florida. The state college was founded in 1965 and today works to educate more than 30,000 part-time and full-time students. It is one of the largest employers in the area. The city offers a farmer's market at the Lake Mary City Hall. Besides fresh fruits and vegetables, the market offers plants, handmade jewelry, wood crafts and many other items. For those 55 and older, the Lake Mary Senior Center offers activities such as dancing, sewing and card games. If you are looking for a city that offers good schools, low crime and a plethora of job opportunities, Lake Mary might be the right place for you. With plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors, it is a place that is accommodating to families as well as single people.