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Wtr Garden Florida downtown real estate, Orange County propertiesclearIts easy to see why Winter Garden is called the "Land of Pleasant Living." On any given day a stroll down Plant Street will uncover a slice of small-town life at its best. In the heart of the downtown, one can see the successful efforts of real estate redevelopment - quaint stores, restaurants, and the West Orange Trail all enhance the charm and quality of life of this small West Orange County community. Consisting of approximately 12.1 square milesand a population of 14,351 (2000,) Winter Garden, Orange County, is well on its way to becoming a premier Florida community with architecture from charming condos to luxury estate homes..  Contact Orlando  Realtor John Hambrick and Winter Garden Realtor Angela Chapman to learn about this community and others in metro-Orlando or to sell your home. Once renowned for its vast citrus industries, Winter Garden is slowly beginning to attract other businesses, including computer and investment companies. High-tech industries, seeking the convenience of Orlando without the traffic headaches, are beginning to take another look at city real estate.. Close to the Orlando International Airport, with railroad service to the heart of downtown, and easy access to Highway 50, the East West Expressway, and the Florida Turnpike, Winter Garden can accommodate the needs of almost any business. The city currently boasts two large manufacturers and service industries.

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Despite the growth and plans for diversification, the citrus industry is still important to Winter Garden. Companies such as Roper Growers Cooperative, Heller Brothers Packing, and Winter Garden Citrus Products employ hundreds of people in the packing and juice industries.





Winter Gdn Fla Pool Orange County homesclearWhen not working, residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life. On the weekend, enjoy a walk or bike ride down the West Orange Trail. This is a landmark project that converted old railroad track beds into miles of trails for people to enjoy the natural beauty of West Orange and stay fit at the same time. The city also has real estate set aside as two large parks, one on Lake Apopka with the public boat ramp, playground and picnic areas, and three recreational complexes for your children to enjoy little league baseball, football, softball, tennis and swimming. For a more relaxing weekend, you may opt to read a book at the local library or paddle a boat in one of four lakes that border Winter Garden.


The city has been expanding rapidly and current estimates put its population at 21,000 by the year 2010. In order to keep up with the explosive growth, many new middle and high income real estate housing projects are in progress,

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from charming condos, villas and townhouses to luxury homes. Central Florida Realtors John Hambrick and Angela Chapman can help you find your piece of real estate in this lovely part of the state. Visit our sellers page to have them help you sell your Winter Garden home or property.

And redevelopment is on a roll: Stafford is hard at work with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation to renovate the historic Garden Theater on Plant Street. The old movie house, which will become a 300-seat performing arts center, is set to reopen in 2005.

The City will house a brand new Americana themed 38,000-acre master-planned development called "Horizons West", which will be filled with traditional neighborhoods, schools, recreation facilities, shopping, entertainment, and quick & easy access to the area theme parks and highways.  Some the exciting new communities located in Winter Garden are Independence, Summerport,  Stoneybrook, and Isle of Lake Hancock..

Health care is certainly no problem either. Winter Garden is part of the West Orange Healthcare District that boasts an ultra modern hospital - Health Central, plus a 228 bed nursing home, and many area specialists to serve your needs. Nearby, one can find an emergency medical clinic and three private nursing homes.

Winter Garden florida vocational center and metro orlando housesclearIt's no secret that West Orange County has some of the best schools in the state of Florida. Twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools serve the West Orange community. Winter Garden is also the home to Westside Vocational Technical Center, a state-of-the-art vocational training institute. Or, one can continue their education at one of several nearby colleges and universities that serve Central Florida, including the University of Central Florida, Valencia College, Rollins College, and a host of private college satellite campuses


All this and its close proximity to the cultural and entertainment choices of Orlando, plus the gorgeous beaches of the east coast make this an idyllic place to call home. Call John or Angela to find your perfect dream home or to sell your home. If you're interested in relocating to a golf community or retirement community, or looking for an investment, they can help you in Lake County, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, Polk County, Brevard County and Volusia County.

Elevation: 126 feet
Median house value: $95,100 (year 2000)
Estimated 2005 Population: 20,378

Hospitals/medical centers:

  • HEALTH CENTRAL (about 4 miles; OCOEE, FL)
  • LAKESIDE ALTERNATIVES HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • SUMMIT, THE (about 12 miles; APOPKA, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations:

  • ORLANDO INTL (about 22 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 29 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (about 50 miles; LAKELAND, FL; ID: LAL)
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 19 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: ORL)
College/University:
  • WESTSIDE TECH (955 E STORY RD; Public; www.westtech.ocps.k12.fl.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WINTER PARK, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 17 miles; MAITLAND, FL)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 23 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; SANFORD, FL)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; DELAND, FL)
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL)
Public high school:
  • WEST ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
  • O-TEC WESTSIDE TECH (Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school:
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL</b> (631 SOUTH DILLARD STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools:
  • LAKEVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAKE WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • TILDENVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(Grades: PK - 05)
  • DILLARD STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • MAXEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • HOPE CHARTER SCHOOL (Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools :
  • FOUNDATION ACADEMY (125 EAST PLANT ST; Grades: PK - 8)

Subdivisions In Winter Garden

Black Lake Park 60s, Bronson's Landing, Carriage Pointe, Courtlea Park, Deerfield Place, Fuller's Crossing, Glynwood at Stone Crest, Grovehurst at Stonecrest, Independence/Horizon West, Lake Cove Point, The Orchard, Regency Oaks at Stone Crest, Stone Crest, Summerport, Stoneybrook, Stoneybrook West/Spinnaker's Cove, Isle of Lake Hancock, The Vineyards, Stoneybrook West, Westfield

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