Horizon West Community Guide

Horizon West is a community in west Orange County, Florida near Orlando. Planning and construction of the community started in the mid- 1990s. Today construction is around 30% complete, and just over 25,000 people currently call this community home. Once construction is complete, up to 90,000 residents will reside in Horizon West.

Everything You Need to Know About Horizon West

According to design plans, Horizon West will consist of 6 villages, each with its own commercial area and surrounded by a greenbelt. The villages are designed to be walkable, and most residents will be able to reach commercial areas and local amenities on foot.

The villages are named Lakeside Village, Village of Bridgewater, Town Center, Village F, Hickory Nut Village, and Village I. Of course, once Village F and Village I are further along in construction, they will be given more creative names!

The community continues to grow and thrive, and more and more people are moving to the area. If you are looking for a place you can call home, and a community where you will feel at home, you should look no further than Horizon West.

A variety of housing options

The villages boast a mixture of existing housing stock but also new construction. You’ll find a little bit of everything, with architectural styles ranging from modern and contemporary, to Tuscan or even traditional styles.

Of course, if you’re purchasing a new home, there is also the option to customize it with the developer. With regards to developers, several reputable builders are active in the area, including Pulte, Meritage (WaterMark), Aston Woods (Latham Park), Toll Brothers (Lakeshore), MI Homes, and Taylor Morrison Homes (Hamlin).

Local Government

The local government is Unincorporated Orange County. As such, all government services are provided through Orange County, including schools, the Sheriff’s Office, the library system, and solid waste removal.


For geographical orientation, Horizon West falls within the zip codes of Windermere (34786) and Winter Garden (34787).

The community is close to major roadways, such as the 429, Turnpike, I4, and 417, which link residents to Orlando. Driving to either Downtown Orlando or the Airport takes about 30 minutes which links residents to the commercial businesses and employers in the wider area.

Furthermore, Horizon West is just minutes away from Walt Disney World and many residents can see a nightly firework show from Disney.


Horizon West is a family-friendly community boasting A-rated schools, parks, soccer fields, and playgrounds. Ideal for families wishing to settle in the area!

Each village in Horizon West has a commercial center enabling residents to get the goods and services they need from nearby businesses. Some of the retail centers already completed include Flamingo Crossings, The Mark Shopping and Restaurants, and The Hamlin with its Cinepolis Luxury Theater.

In short, there are a wealth of retail and dining options near you in Horizon West. As the community grows in size and numbers, an increasing number of businesses are also establishing themselves in the area.

Sport and Recreation Nearby

The green belt surrounding each village creates means there are many opportunities for an active, outdoor lifestyle. Here are just a few examples of sport and recreational facilities in the community:

  • Several bike trails, including the West Orange Bike Trail
  • The Tibet-Butler Preserve
  • Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the nearby golf courses
  • Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy boating, water skiing, and other water-related activities at facilities like the R.D. Keene Park and Boat Ramp.
  • The Roper YMCA offers a diverse program for fitness enthusiasts.
  • For the little ones, the Windermere Little League Fields.

In Horizon West you won’t run out of things to do! As the community expands, the list of amenities, sports, and recreation opportunities, will only increase.

Best Hangouts & Restaurants

  1. Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas
  2. Miller’s Ale House
  3. Starbucks
  4. The Pizza Press
  5. Home State Brewing Co

Stay up to date when new restaurants and businesses open in Horizon West.

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