The 2018 People’s Choice Winner of Great Places In Florida Is . . .


As you may know, I’m a native Floridian, who chose to move to Winter Garden some time ago and I have never looked back! Why did I select this community? There are so many reasons and it looks like the APA (American Planning Association) agrees as the 2018 People’s Choice Winner of Great Places in Florida Is Winter Garden!

Downtown Winter Garden is actually historic in parts as it was established back in 1903 and was known as a citrus town. Today it is actually home to over 40,000 people!! We are situated on a beautiful lake known as Lake Apopka and are only a short 20-minute car ride to Orlando. 

There is an award-winning West Orange Trail which runs through downtown Winter Garden. The plan is to make this trail part of the continuously paved multi-use Coast-to-Coast Connector which will span 250 miles! Isn’t that exciting? This definitely attracts outdoor enthusiasts.

Another neat aspect is the outdoor open-air shopping district. Really, this area is a 10 on the walkability spectrum and that tends to attract folks who want to have the convenience of downtown shopping and entertainment. You really do have everything that you could want. 

If walking is not your thing or you are an out-of-town visitor then there is a newly built parking garage to house your car for the day. Park the car and visit the local shops and other amenities such as the Garden Theatre, the SoBo Art Gallery, restaurants, and museums.

There is also a Pavilion which is the place you will find the amazing Winter Garden Farmers Market! I really love the Farmers Market and there are other events held throughout the year but the Farmers Market has been recognized nationally year after year. There is also a Blues and BBQ festival that can’t be missed. 

So if you are looking to relocate to the Central Florida region, please reach out to me. I’d love to be able to show you around my community!!


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