Life in Lake County, Florida
A peaceful setting where you can enjoy an active lifestyle.
Located north and west of Orlando, Florida, Lake County is ideal for people who want to live in a quiet setting among the natural beauty of Central Florida. To the north, the county borders Lake George, including a large portion of the Ocala National Forest. Further south, quiet communities like Astatula, Tavares, Mount Dora, Leesburg and Eustis are situated in an area that features hundreds of lakes, both large and small. The southern tip of Lake County south of Clermont sits just west of Walt Disney World Resort.
For nature lovers, there is no shortage of activities, including boating, fishing, birdwatching, and sightseeing, as well as plenty of restaurants where you can sit down on an open deck that overlooks the water and enjoy a meal or a drink. Lake County is also an area with dozens of local and state parks, such as Lake Louisa State Park near Clermont where you can enjoy the hiking trails or take a boat out on the open water.
And when you want to enjoy activities like shopping, dining, antiquing or museums, you can find districts within most communities that are great for walking around and stopping in at whichever storefront grabs your interest. Mt. Dora, especially, is known throughout Central Florida as a fun day trip. Plus, most parts of Lake County are less than an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando, Orlando International Airport, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.