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Windermere Homes for Sale

Windermere, FL Homes for Sale

Windermere, FL

The only way to get more waterfront would be to live on the ocean. Windermere is central Florida's answer to the beach communities on the Atlantic coast. Unlike the busy beaches on the coast, Windermere offers visitors and residents a more laid back experience, and a chance to unwind among the fabulous lakes, catch a round of golf, or take a leisurely bike ride along beautifully designed trails.

Windermere, Florida Real Estate Market

For buyers seeking Florida lakefront homes for sale, Windermere is the place to look. Although nearby Winter Gardens lays claims to the Chain of Lakes, Windermere has over a dozen named lakes within its boundaries.

Keene's Pointe is a gated community centered around a 250 acre Jack Nicklaus signature course and the waterways of Windermere. Homes for sale in Keene's Pointe enter the market in the high $300's. Luxury homes can list for several million dollars. Community amenities include a spacious clubhouse, several tennis courts, and a quiet atmosphere just a short drive from the attractions of Orlando.

Summerport is a subdivision of Windermere found on the shores of Lake Speer. Bike trails, volleyball courts, and a large recreational center make this subdivision a great place for active couples and singles. In addition to the lake, the Summerport area is close to the West Orange Country Club and the Orange County national Golf Center. Generally, homes for sale in Summerport enter the market in the middle $300's.

Tilden's Grove lies across from the center of Windermere, on the western shore of Lake Butler. Homes for sale in Tilden's Gove have great access to Summerport Beach, as well as being close to the amenities of the Summerport subdivision.

Windermere Community Schools

The Orange County School District operates four elementary schools in the community of Windermere, with honors going to Windermere Elementary and Lake Whitney Elementary. Gotha Middle School educates children from sixth to eighth grade. For private schooling, Windermere Prep School offers classes from pre-kindergarten to ninth grade, while the Crenshaw hosts classes for every level of elementary and secondary education.

Business in Windermere, Florida

Central Florida is home to hundreds of resorts and golf communities, part of the multi-billion dollar tourist industry that has put the Orlando metro on the map as a the getaway destination for weather-weary northerners. However, Windermere has maintained a more residential feel, in part because of the extensive development planning involved in its creation.

Windermere Real Estate Agents

Buyers are encouraged to consult a Windermere real estate agent. Depending on current market conditions, a local RELATOR may be able to point the buyer to a one of a kind bargain.

Windermere is a town in Orange County, Florida, and is 9 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 67 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureaus 2006 estimates, the town had a population of 2,019. It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Windermere is surrounded by sand bottom lakes. Lake Butler (the largest) is on the west, Lake Down on the east, and Lake Bessie on the southeast. By means of a system of canals, Butler, Down and six other lakes are connected to form what is known as the Butler Chain.

Windermere was established in 1889 and has been the residence of professional golfer Tiger Woods since 1997 as well as other professional sports figures. However, many celebrities such as Woods actually live in the Isleworth gated community/subdivision which is outside the town limits of Windermere, but utilize the Windermere mailing address. During late 2007, the Town of Windermere filed a proposal to annex Isleworth and Butler Bay, another wealthy subdivision. This was met with extensive debate from town residents and an objection from Orange County, which stood to lose millions of dollars of property tax revenue. After lengthy discussions, and battles with the county, Isleworth remained in the county, but Butler Bay was annexed into Windermere with over 90% of its residents approving annexation via a mail in ballot. Windermere is also home to famous cyclists, the Windermere Roadies, led by Sir Manny Otero of Winter Garden.

In Windermere, about 72% of adults are married. Many folks in Windermere are married and settled down. Families have pride of place in the town, and much of the housing seems designed with families in mind. In 2000, Windermere had a median family income of $105,737. Windermere has more than its share of wealthy families and people. The town has a large middle class. Its worth mentioning that smart, educated people feel at home in the town. A tendency for its residents to work at home is one of the things that define the lifestyle in Windermere. The low crime rate is a boost to quality of living and housing values in Windermere. Approximately 87% of housing in Windermere is owner-occupied. Property taxes are a bit high in the town, which may indicate the communitys investment in its schools and infrastructure. In Windermere, 91% of commuters drive to work.

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