Florida's cities often bear the marks of the state's development history and Windermere is no different. Divided between the old town and the new, there is a mixture of the traditional and the modern that guarantee the charm of this town. It is surrounded by lakes, which allows you to live close to calming landscapes. It's also an excellent option for those who want to live a quieter life, but with all the facilities they need on a daily basis.


The city is one of the most popular destinations for families who value safety, quality of life, good infrastructure for outdoor activities and who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. It has even been the choice of celebrities such as Kaká, Shaquille O'Neal, Wesley Snipes and Tiger Woods.


Windermere was officially opened in 1925. It was home to huge orange farms - some of which still exist - and so it became a commercial hub. The town center still retains the characteristics of that time. Even the streets adjacent to the main avenue are still dirt and have not been paved.


Its proximity to the theme parks, the airport and major shopping centers and businesses means that Windermere is on the list of options for buying property in Orlando. Easy access to the major attractions means that the town retains its countryside profile, which is its main characteristic.


Old town vs. new town


Some people only consider the downtown part of Windermere to be Windermere, with its just over 2,000 houses, but about 10 years ago a new part was added to the town with several condominiums and shopping centers. The older homes have appreciated in value and some are worth up to 2 million dollars.


Trade is still not as large and diversified as in Winter Garden (neighboring town)For example, one of the intentions of the local community is to maintain some of the characteristics of a small town. However, there you'll find everything you need to get by, such as supermarkets, retail stores, health clinics, well-regarded schools, among others.


In the new part of the city there are around 30,000 new homes, including mansions, apartments and several condominiums with houses of various profiles. There are also small malls with various shopping and leisure options. There are also public parks, including the famous and very popular R.D. Keene Park's with a boat ramp and other water facilities.


Developments that are still under construction have become an excellent investment option. As well as being state-of-the-art homes, the properties have a high potential for appreciation. It certainly is,  one of the best places to live near Orlando.


Another important point for lovers of Mickey land is that, due to its proximity to the Disney parks, you can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks show from home.


Life by the lake


Imagine the tranquillity of having a lake in your backyard and being able to sit on your balcony admiring a beautiful sunset reflected in the water. This is a very common scene for those who choose to live in Windermere. As it is surrounded by lakes, there are several housing options in this style, which is also an American ideal.


Even those who don't have the lake so close to home can easily enjoy it. Some condominiums and estates have their own private decks and ramps, but for those who don't, there are public parks where you can access the lake and practice these activities. Sport fishing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and speedboat rides are all part of life for those who choose to live in Windermere.


The city of celebrities


In Orange County, near Orlando, Windermere is a favorite among celebrities and high net worth individuals. This is because, in addition to the availability of luxurious mansions in the area, the quieter lifestyle is an attraction for those who live in the spotlight.


Because it has so much green space, and also because it began to be explored relatively recently, the mansions tend to be well away from each other, which guarantees greater privacy. What's more, most of the luxurious homes are on the lakefront, with private decks and breathtaking views.


It attracts the world's wealthiest people because it is lakeside and allows for a more relaxed lifestyle. In addition, there are a number of restaurants, including some of the best in the world, cigar and wine houses, private golf courses, among other options that provide a luxurious experience.


Why invest in Windermere?


The city is one of the fastest-growing in Florida. There is still plenty of room for development and real estate is appreciating very quickly. The quality of life for those who want to raise a family is spectacular. As well as being very safe, all the schools are new, with excellent facilities and very well regarded.


An excellent option at the moment is the Vista at Windermere condominium by LENNAR. It is very well located in a prestigious area of the city. It is close to convenience malls and very close to the Windermere golf center. It is also close to the city's main schools. It is a private condominium with 39 houses.


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