Get to Know Beautiful Central Florida

Get to Know Central Florida: Polk County, FL

Central Florida is one of the hottest retirement and vacation home markets in the country. There are plenty of good reasons for it, like its diversity of landscapes, natural features, man-made attractions, untouched wilderness, quaint and quirky small towns, thriving cities, and cultures, plus pretty amazing weather year-round and lots of beautiful resort-style 55+ communities.  If you're not from around...

Central Florida Is a Birdwatcher’s Retirement Paradise

If you're a bird lover and active birdwatcher scouting locations for a retirement or second home in a 55+ community, put Central Florida at the top of your shortlist. Florida is home to 516 native and established exotic bird species, according to the current list maintained by the Florida Ornithological Society (see the full list here).  From waterfowl and wading birds to songbirds to hawks, vultures,...

Hurricanes and Sinkholes and Alligators—Oh My!

As realtors and as Floridians, we've heard a lot of people give a lot of reasons for being hesitant about moving to The Sunshine State. Three that come up fairly regularly are that we have hurricanes, sinkholes, and alligators.  And it's true. We do. But we roundly reject the notion that these are valid reasons to rule out a move to Florida—hands-down one of the greatest retirement and vacation home...

Get to Know Central Florida: Lake County, FL

If you're contemplating a move to an active-adult community in Central Florida or a vacation home in the area, there's certainly no shortage of options. Lake County is one of the Central Florida counties with the most offerings in 55+ developments, so it's definitely a slice of The Sunshine State to familiarize yourself with.  Here are some key points about Lake County to help decide whether this is an...

Biking on the West Orange Trail

Although biking is not necessarily a standard bucket list item, it is still a fun activity and now that you have the time, let’s enjoy a ride through the West Orange Trail. Don’t have a bike, rent one! Don’t want to bike? Experience Florida on a kayak, paddle board or just take a tour with Clermont Waterfront Bikes and Boards and see Florida’s manatees. Hope to see you on the...

6 Reasons You’ll Love Living Near the West Orange Trail

There are so many great things about living in Central Florida, with one of the highlights being the beautiful West Orange Trail. The trail is 22 miles of scenery, history, and activity. Whether you walk, run, bike, or roller blade, this excellent amenity is one of our biggest assets! 1. It’s scenic. Certain parts of the West Orange Trail go through active little suburban areas, while large sections...

Future Plans for Clermont Announced

On March 23, the Clermont City Council approved a master plan that will serve as a blueprint for the city's future during the next five, 10 and 20 years and our new office will be right in the middle of it all! The Clermont community is committed to ensuring the ongoing social, cultural and economic value of its downtown and waterfront. For the last 100 years, the hills, historic downtown, adjacent...

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