Lake County, established in 1887 by carving out sections from Sumter and Orange counties, derives its name from its wealth of lakes—250 named lakes and 1,735 other bodies of water. In the 1800s, cotton cultivation and cattle breeding were the region's economic mainstays. However, the late 19th century marked the emergence of citrus farming, thanks to Melton Haynes' introduction of citrus trees. The 1940s and 50s witnessed a boom in citrus production, becoming the county's leading industry. Unfortunately, the severe December 1989 U.S. cold wave devastated citrus groves, leading to land sales to developers and urban sprawl.
Beyond its agricultural history, Lake County offers diverse attractions, including hiking in nature preserves, birdwatching, paddling pristine Blueways, fishing in over 1,000 freshwater lakes, and exploring unique downtown districts. Located in central Florida between Orlando and Ocala, Lake County's 1,000 lakes and 202 square miles of water feature varied terrain with elevations averaging 184 feet above sea level. It serves as the gateway to the Ocala National Forest and is home to the Golden Triangle Area, comprising Mount Dora, Tavares, and Eustis.
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Lake County embodies the essence of "Real Florida" while maintaining close proximity to the world-renowned tourist destination, Orlando. Within a mere 30-minute drive from Lake County, visitors can immerse themselves in the enchanting realms of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and an array of other iconic attractions. Situated in the northwest section of Central Florida, Lake County offers easy access to both the east and west coasts of the state. For instance, Mount Dora is a mere 43-mile commute from the Orlando International Airport. Lake County is celebrated for its vast array of lakes, exceeding 1,000 in number, including the beloved Harris Chain of Lakes. Explore Lake County's geographic diversity through our interactive map below.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Lake County has something for everyone. Nature-lovers will find an abundance of options – like hiking through endless acres of preserves, viewing rare birds or paddling pristine Blueways. Anglers will be lured by the prospect of catching a trophy bass on one of over 1,000 freshwater lakes, while treasure hunters will enjoy finding that rare antique at the area's many unique downtown districts.
Property Type: Planned Development
Location: Leesburg Highway (48), Leesburg, Florida
Planning/Permits: Planned Development
Description: Utilities: Water and sewer >1 mile away.
Schools: Lake County
Uplands/Wetlands: 119 acres of uplands
GROCERY AND RETAIL
Blake Ridge is located on a beautiful rolling hill high ridge. A Planned Development Community, 3.5 miles away you'll find Publix, Winn-Dixie and restaurants.
Lake County, FL