Get to Know Beautiful Central Florida

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of DeLand, FL

DeLand, FL is the county seat of Volusia County and one of Central Florida's most exciting locations for active-adult living. The city has a strong historic element (one claim to fame is that it was the first city in Florida to have electricity) and suburban feel. But it has plenty of modern conveniences too, as well as a thriving downtown with all sorts of independent shopping, dining, and entertainment...

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Lakeland, FL

Located roughly halfway between Orlando and Tampa, Lakeland, FL is a unique mid-size Central Florida city. The largest in Polk County, the city offers a great balance of urban activity and small-town peace and quiet. If that's a mix you're in the market for, take a closer look at Lakeland as a possible place for your new or second Central Florida home in a 55+ community.  From Lakeland, you enjoy...

Hiking Trails in Lake County, Florida for All Skill and Fitness Levels

Lake County, FL, like most of Central Florida, is well endowed with hiking trails perfect for active adults of all skill and fitness levels. They showcase the area's natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, beautiful plant life, and amazing array of birds and other wildlife. And, of course, they provide an excellent opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air.  There are too many hiking trails in...

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Winter Garden, FL

Winter Garden, FL is easily one of Central Florida's most charming little cities. Located about 15 miles west of downtown Orlando in Orange County, you can't help but be intrigued by its motto, “A charming little city with a juicy past.”  Of course, that's a reference to the importance of the citrus industry in the city's early years, not an excess of good local gossip. This quaint city perfectly...

April Is Florida’s U-Pick Blueberry Season

Nothing beats farm-fresh produce, and we're really lucky in Florida to have such diverse offerings throughout the course of the year. The state is a huge blueberry producer, and our season starts earlier than in other places, peaking in March and April.  For the second half of peak blueberry season, many Florida farms open up their grounds for U-pick blueberry harvesting in April. As in, show up and...

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Leesburg, FL

Leesburg, FL was founded in 1857. It's the oldest and second-largest city by population in Central Florida's Lake County, after only Clermont. Its convenient location in the middle of the state means everything Florida has to offer is easily accessible. That includes numerous big and small cities, state parks, huge lakes, campgrounds, springs, beautiful beaches, and more. If you're an active adult looking...

4 Great Central Florida Beach Destinations

If you haven't heard, Florida has a lot of beaches. Beautiful beaches. World-famous beaches. From the Panhandle to the Keys, east coast and west coast. No matter where you are in the state, you're never too far from the beach. Central Florida has a bunch of amazing beaches, from undeveloped natural coastal expanses in protected parks to quaint waterfront towns to bustling seaside cities. Here's a closer...

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Mount Dora, FL

Mount Dora, FL is a picturesque city in Lake County, a prime example of “small town charm,” complete with large rolling hills that are such a rare landscape feature in Florida. It's a famed antiquing destination with quiet residential areas, some amazing active-adult communities, and a quaint and quirky downtown with lots of shops, restaurants, and other fun.  The city's central location in the state...

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Tavares, FL

The city of Tavares, FL is the county seat of Lake County. It's one of the most charming cities in the area, and it's an incredibly convenient location for anyone wanting easy access to all the diverse offerings of Central Florida. Orlando, the theme parks and resorts, and the Tampa Bay area are close at hand, as are quaint towns, numerous state parks and nature reserves, so many lakes and springs,...

Get to Know Central Florida: The City of Clermont, FL

Clermont, FL is a fast-growing city in Central Florida's beautiful Lake County. It's one of the hillier places in Florida—which may not be saying much for such an overwhelmingly level state—but the rolling slopes are undeniably picturesque and charming.  It'd be hard to find a location that better situates you for any mood, whim, or need than Clermont. It's so close to the world-class culture,...

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