Enjoy the best of lakefront living
Welcome to Winter Garden
Nestled on the beautiful Lake Apopka, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, Winter Garden is a former citrus town that embodies historical and natural beauty. It's known for its abundance of recreational opportunities, events, and historical assets. The Historic Downtown area, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.
The real estate market is a mix of modern, contemporary, and mid-century. It offers a unique blend of old and new, from bungalows built over 50 years ago to modern mansions crafted to fit alongside history effortlessly.
What to Love
- Historic Downtown
- Vibrant business district
- Plenty of natural beauty
- Great contrast between new builds and historic properties
Winter Garden offers a different vibe compared to most cities in Central Florida. Its gorgeous real estate, locally owned businesses, community events, and beautiful parks create a small-town feel. They take you away from the hustle and bustle of other cities in the state. The touristy feel is less pronounced in Winter Garden. You'll get to know your neighbors on a deeper level, people will wave as they pass by, and kids will grow up together. The locals value community, involvement, and inclusion and look for opportunities to connect with others.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Regardless of what cuisine you're craving, you'll be happy exploring Winter Garden's culinary scene. Enjoy an intimate and down-to-earth dining experience at Chef's Table
, an award-winning restaurant that specializes in New American Cuisine. The selective menu includes wine pairing suggestions beneath each item. Located within the iconic Edgewater Hotel, Thai Blossom
is the place to go when craving authentic Thai dishes.
Moon Cricket Grille
is fun and friendly, exactly what you'd need for a girls' night out. The Bacon Cheeseburger with hickory-smoked bacon, red onion, cheese, green lettuce, and tomato is a crowd favorite. For dessert, the Peanut Butter Pie is as delectable as it sounds.
Unique boutiques and shops in the historic downtown area offer everything from eclectic keepsakes and local artisan creations to apparel and beauty accessories. You'll discover more shopping opportunities at Winter Garden Village
and The Mall at Millenia
. These shopping complexes also offer dining and entertainment options.
Things to Do
As the commercial and cultural capital of West Orange County, Winter Garden offers plenty of things to do. Catch a live performance at Garden Theatre
, admire a new art exhibit each month at the SOBO Art Gallery
, or enjoy live music on Fridays at the Plaza.
Top off a long day in the Florida sun with a cold brew at the Crooked Can Brewing Company
. Located on West Plant Street, it's also known for its relaxed atmosphere and great food. Locals spend Saturday mornings at the Winter Garden Farmer's Market, hosted at the Downtown Pavillion
. The nationally recognized market offers a large selection of vendors selling locally-grown produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, homemade soaps, and more. There is also live entertainment.
The 22-mile West Orange Trail
is perfect for biking, running, and walking. It starts at Killarney Station in Winter Garden and ends at Rocket Springs Road in Apopa. The trail connects to several parks and trails, including Chapin Station, Winter Garden Station, Oakland Nature Preserve, Butterfly Garden, and Lake Brim.
The major school district for Winter Garden is Orange County School District. The community is home to high-performing public and private schools, such as:
Whispering Oak Elementary, Public, Grades K-5
Lake Whitney Elementary School, Public, Grades PK-5
Sunridge Middle School, Public, Grades 6-8
Family Christian School, Private, Grades PK-8
Cranium Academy of Winter Garden, Private, Grades PK-5
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