Ocoee Florida, Central Florida real estate



City of Ocoee Florida from aboveclearLocal folklore has it that Ocoee's pioneers got the name "Ocoee" from an Indian word meaning "no cold." The late twentieth century settlers would probably say a more appropriate meaning would be "all roads lead there."

The fastest growing of the 13 cities in Orange County, the city seems to have a lock on the most important real estate quality - location, location, location!  Located west of Orlando and east of Winter Garden near Lake Apopka and with the Florida Turnpike and the East-West Expressway, as well as State Road 50 and the future Western Beltway, Ocoee residents are now within 5-30 minutes of downtown Orlando, all the attractions, the airport, and most major employment centers in greater Orlando. This may be one reason that 2,000 families have chosen to build their homes in Ocoee over the past five years. From charming condos, townhomes and villas to luxury estates, Central Florida Realtor Angela Chapman & Ocoee Realtor John Hambrick can help you find your perfect slice of real estate. And, if you're interested in selling your home, please visit our sellers page.

Ocoee Florida real estate, Central Florida home for saleclearBut roads and the convenience they provide are not the only reason Ocoee's population has grown steadily from 12,778 in 1990 to nearly 25,000 today. Although it may still be referred to as a bedroom community, commercial real estate growth has also brought many comforts and conveniences - as well as jobs - to the city. Health Central, a 141-bed, state-of-the-art medical  facility, calls Ocoee its home. Already the city's largest employer, the hospital recently announced plans to add real estate for additional medical office space and assisted living facilities. There's also the new, beautifully designed West Oaks Mall which opened in October of 1996 with 1.1 million square feet of premium retail real estate and more to follow. The mall will add many economic benefits from property and sales tax revenues to the 2,000+ jobs it has created.  But long time residents and the growing number of new families will tell you that what brought them here is the small-town flavor and friendly atmosphere. A place where you can still find small businesses that appreciate your patronage, a place with great schools.

Ocoee is a community that counts as its finest attributes community events like craft fairs, Founders Day, the annual Christmas parade, Pop Warner football, little league, baseball and soccer.

Current predictions show that growth will continue, with it eventually becoming the second largest city in Orange County behind only Orlando. It is already the second largest city in the county in terms of real estate area. Much of the undeveloped land is zoned commercial and industrial, with the perfect location available for nearly every business need.

Industry is already quite diverse and includes citrus, manufacturing, retail, medical, professional services, and hotel/resort accommodations. The existing and future highway networks will ensure increased commercial activity. Already the home of one of the largest food distributors and the world's largest auto auction, Ocoee is poised to become a place where everyone can live, work, and play.

Okoey FL realestate, house for saleclearAlthough the residential and commercial growth has continued to change the outward appearance of the city, Ocoee's spirit remains the same. The pioneers were attracted here because of the beautiful setting and suitability for industry. Today's residents and business owners can still enjoy the beautiful lakefront scenery to which native Floridians have become accustomed.  Ask Orlando Realtor John Hambrick and Ocoee Realtor Angela Chapman to help you find the place for you to call home in beautiful Ocoee or in the surrounding Orlando communities in Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County, Osceola County or Volusia County.

To those of you who wish to sell your Ocoee home, John and Angela have the experience and know how to bring buyers and sellers together.  The city is a shining example of the notion that growth and history can be a successfully blended. The city's history is preserved in places like the Ocoee Christian Church and Withers-Maquire House & Museum. There are also many other historic buildings, brick roads, natural features, and namesakes that preserve the city's past

Ocoee has come a long way since 1881 when Civil War Captain Bluford M. Sims acquired a 74-acre parcel of real estate in what we now consider downtown. By 1885, the Town of Ocoee had been platted and a land company was formed to encourage settlement and growth. The population then totaled only 115 residents. One hundred and twelve years and 24,000+ people later, the city is still inviting people to share its beauty and good fortune. And the word Ocoee seems to have found its most apt translation as the "Center of Good Living."

Contact Central Florida Realtors Angela Chapman or John Hambrick if you're interested in the old-fashioned charm of Ocoee, or if you'd like to see about retirement communities or golf club communities, or if downtown is more to you're liking. They can help you with all your real estate needs including selling your Central Florida home. They know you want a return on your investment and can help you through the selling process.


"A City With A Future… Preserving Its Past."

Incorporated: 1925
Population: (year 2000): 24,391
Form of Government: Mayor/Commissioners/City Manager
Elevation: 130 feet
Land area: 13.2 square miles
Total area is 5.84% water
Median household income: $53,225 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,500 (year 2000)
GPS Info: latitude 28.6 N x longitude 81.5 W

Hospital/medical center:

  • HEALTH CENTRAL (1000 W COLONIAL DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers:

  • LAKESIDE ALTERNATIVES HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • SUMMIT, THE (about 10 miles; APOPKA, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO INTL (about 20 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 25 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • SPACE COAST REGIONAL (about 52 miles; TITUSVILLE, FL; ID: TIX)
Other public-use airports:

  • ORLANDO COUNTRY (about 10 miles; PLYMOUTH, FL; ID: X04)
  • BOB WHITE FIELD (about 13 miles; ZELLWOOD, FL; ID: X61)
  • EXECUTIVE (about 16 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ORL)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:

  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WINTER PARK, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 13 miles; MAITLAND, FL)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 19 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; DELAND, FL)
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL)
Private high school:

  • CENTRAL FL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WC (8800 WEST COLONIAL DRIVE; Grades: 6 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools:

  • OCOEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CITRUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • SPRING LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • OCOEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (1601 A D MIMS ROAD; Grades: KG - 6)
Ocoee Subdivisions
Ashton Park, Crestwood Heights Townhomes, ForestBrooke, Kensington Manor, Westyn Bay/Discovery, Westyn Bay Classic
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