Lake Mary, located in the heart of Seminole County, boasts good schools, great shopping in the Seminole Towne Center, beautiful homes, Heathrow Business Center, Seminole Community College, minutes from the University of Central Florida, easy access to the Greenway Belt, and is a great area for recreational sports such as fishing, boating, and skiing with numerous parks and wildlife reserves.

imageclearhousingclearA wide variety of housing choices are available in and around Lake Mary. Young professionals will find an array of affordable apartments, luxury condominiums and rental properties. Growing families will find our quiet community neighborhoods a safe and inviting place to call home.

For those looking towards retirement there are upscale golf course communities and active retirement communities all within a few minutes drive of the city center and Interstate 4.

Convenient shopping will be just minutes from your driveway; everything from local shopping centers catering to your daily needs to large regional malls less than 10 minutes away. And no more commuting! You can actually live and work in the same community as professional employment opportunities are right at hand.

Metro Orlando Realtors John Hambrick and Angela Chapman can help you with your real estate needs in Lake Mary or in any of the surrounding Orlando communities. Give them a call or fill out the HomeSearch form for information on homes in Lake County, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, Polk County, Brevard County and Volusia County. Or, if you're interested in selling your home, they can help you. Start by clicking on our sellers page.

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Lake Mary is still primarily an upscale residential city, but controlled commercial growth has brought many major companies to the area as well.

The resident population of the City is currently estimated at 13,800 and growing! With its supreme accessibility, the City is also becoming the location of choice for corporate office relocations and light manufacturing operations.

Daytime population is estimated at over 35,000 and there is plenty of room for more! Add to this a healthy mix of support commercial and office uses and it is clearly understood why Lake Mary has become a desirable locale for working, shopping, and living.

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lakemary florida paintingclearThis community started as a village of two tiny settlements, Bent’s Station and Belle Fontaine, both located along the railroad that ran between Sanford and Orlando. Bents was the name of a local orange grove owner. In 1900 Planters Manufacturing Company built a factory to produce starches, dextrines, farina, and tapioca. The manufacture of these products was dependent on the local culture of the cassava plant. However, the competition of imported cassava forced the shutdown of its manufacture in 1910.  Although Lake Mary’s beginning dates back to the 19th century, it did not become an incorporated city until  1973.  In the early seventies, as the Disney development surge pushed northward, Lake Mary began to transform into a semi- rural bedroom community serving Orlando. During the late eighties and early nineties the city experienced tremendous growth in residential development as well as an economic development center with hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, retail and industrial uses.

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Lake Mary is a fast-growing suburban community, ideally located just 10 miles north of Orlando at the intersection of Interstate 4 and Lake Mary Boulevard. With convenient I-4 access nearly all that Central Florida has to offer is within easy reach. Myriad tourist destinations, Orlando's professional sports, cultural events, and the east coast beaches are all within 45 minutes. To the east of the City is Orlando's new beltway (SR417), the "GreeneWay", which makes Orlando International Airport an easy half hour drive, and the expanding Orlando Sanford Airport is just ten minutes away.


Timacuan lake mary bentleypark floridaclearThe City  takes pride in its strong sense of community and its commitment to high standards of quality living. That's part of the reason Lake Mary is one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida! Primarily a suburban single family residential community, Lake Mary is a sought after location for young families and professionals. Located along the fast growing high tech business center near Heathrow, the City offers well planned residential communities, excellent schools, prominent businesses, and a variety of shopping. It's a friendly place to live and work and few places are more attractive.

Lake Mary Realtors John Hambrick and Angela Chapman can show you re-sales or newly built homes, villas, condos, townhouses. multi-unit complexes, ranches and luxury estates. And can help you sell your Central Florida home. They know how to bring buyers and sellers together. Contact them for all of your real estate needs.

Excellent opportunities for advanced education are also close to home. Just next door is Seminole Community College which serves over 30,000 students annually, many of them going on to pursue a four year degree.

Within a few minutes drive is the University of Central Florida, a comprehensive state university with over 140 bachelors and advance degree programs. UCF provides branch classroom facilities in the Lake Mary area.



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Lake Mary/Heathrow

Festival of the Arts


 Every year approximately 250 artists exhibit their works.  The exhibit includes painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery, jewelry, wood, mixed media and crafts and prizes were awarded.



The festival's mission is quite clear:  first, it raises money for graduating high school students and next, it fosters pride and involvement in the community.  Also, the stimulation and energizing of the local economy is a welcome byproduct.

Lake Mary has been actively developing a city wide parks and recreation system for the enjoyment of its citizens. The Community Center serves the social, cultural, recreational and educational activities of the citizens of Lake Mary and the surrounding areas. In addition, a variety of parks are available to fit every need.

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An active Sports Complex provides for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, skate boarding, inline skating and freestyle bicycling, as well as open playing fields. The naturally beautiful Liberty Park has large picnic pavilions, trails, playgrounds, and a boardwalk. Central Park boasts an amphitheater hosting local shows as well as professional entertainment. (Central Park is temporarily closed due to renovations) Lake Mary has something for everyone!

For the golf enthusiast, close by there are 3 of Central Florida’s top-rated country clubs boasting championship golf courses - Heathrow, Alaqua and Timacuan country clubs.

For those who play soccer, the U. S. Soccer Federation's National Training Center is just a few miles north where amateurs and professionals train and compete. The Seminole Soccer Club, offering youth competition, occupies the Center nearly every weekend!

There is an endless variety of water recreation . The pristine Wekiva River is just minutes away and offers the canoeist the natural beauty of Florida. The beautiful St. Johns River is world renowned for its fishing and wildlife. Lake Monroe holds the Citrus Sailfest, the largest inland sailing regatta in the nation. Of course, the beaches and all the fun the ocean has to offer are close enough to enjoy anytime.

Statistics:
Population (Census Year 2000): 11,458
Elevation: 63 feet
Land area: 8.6 square miles
Median house value: $180,000 (year 2000)

Hospitals/medical centers:

  • CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL FISH MEMORIAL (about 14 miles; ORANGE CITY, FL)
  • THE SUMMIT  (about 14 miles; APOPKA, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 7 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 24 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • DAYTONA BEACH INTL (about 35 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; ID: DAB)
Other public-use airports:

  • EXECUTIVE (about 16 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ORL)
  • ORLANDO COUNTRY (about 17 miles; PLYMOUTH, FL; ID: X04)
  • BOB WHITE FIELD (about 20 miles; ZELLWOOD, FL; ID: X61)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:

  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 10 miles; MAITLAND, FL)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WINTER PARK, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 14 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; DELAND, FL)
  • EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL)
Public high school:

  • LAKE MARY HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools:

  • GREENWOOD LAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HEATHROW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAKE MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • DEVON CHARTER SCHOOL (Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools:

  • HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL (760 SUN DRIVE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • ROYAL ACADEMY OF LEARNING INC (1001 GREENWOOD BLVD; Grades: PK - 1)
  • ST. PETER'S PRESCHOOL (700 RHINEHART ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LAKE MARY MONTESSORI ACADEMY (3551 W LAKE MARY BLVD STE 205; Grades: PK - KG))

Most Subdivisions in Lake Mary

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