Sitting along the southern side of Lake Apopka, Winter Garden, Florida is part of the Orlando Metropolitan Area. Stretching over 15 miles of Florida land, single family homes with large and well-kempt lawns make up a large portion of available housing. Several townhouses and condominiums are scattered throughout the area for purchase. Winter Garden homes are generally all newly constructed homes, and many more are in the building stages.
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Those who want to head to Lake Apopka can enjoy more than just water activities. Horseback riding, fishing, and hiking are available to residents around the fully restored lake. Wekiwa Springs State Park gives residents guided hiking tours of the natural preserve near the lake. It offers a 2/3-mile boardwalk that cuts through the wetlands. For a day of family fun, Rock Springs Run State Reserve provides picnic and camping areas, complete with grills and restrooms, when the family wants to take a break from swimming or fishing. If kayaking and canoeing is more your speed, Rock Springs Run State Reserve is the place for you. All of these parks pride themselves as providing an authentic wildlife experience.
Winter Garden offers residents more than a year-round outdoor adventure in temperate weather. Many of the more than 37,000 ethnically diverse residents take advantage of the historic downtown dining and shopping experience. Museums, such as the Heritage Museum and Central Florida Railroad Museum, and Garden Theatre provide entertainment for residents and visitors alike. A new Art Center will pull out the artist in you, while the local farmers market at the Downtown Pavilion will get your stomach grumbling. You can also take advantage of Orlando and Tampa being nearby, which includes Disney World amusement park. If you do not want to commute to nearby cities, there is plenty of employment to be found within Winter Garden. The main types of employment found in the area are white-collar, including positions in managing, administration, retail and sales, office, professional, and services. A boom in new construction and a higher-than-average median household income signals growth to come in Winter Garden. Public schools in the Winter Garden area rate 7/10, but provide top rated elementary, middle, and high schools for the city's children. Private schools are available to parents who want something different for their children's education needs. With clean neighborhoods, a beautiful historic downtown, a growing economy, and plenty of outlets for outdoor activities, Winter Garden is a great place for family, young couples, and professional adults to call home.