Windermere is one of the nicest small towns in Florida. This small town was in the heart of one of the largest citrus regions in the world, many grew citrus to offset the land investment and after a series of bad winters sullied the crops, the town re-emerged as a resort area in the early 1900s.
Even though the main drag is paved, most of the residential streets are not, and they are dotted with Quaint historic buildings, many with historic designations, like the charming 1890 Windermere Schoolhouse and its Town Hall, built around 1923.
Living in Windermere offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. It is known as a town of artists since it has more artists than 90% of the communities in America. This high concentration of artists helps shape Windermere’s character. Windermere has also been home to many of Orlando’s celebrity residents; from PGA superstar Tiger Woods to NBA heavy-hitters Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard and Joey Fatone of NSYNC fame.
But you don't have to be an artist or a celebrity to live here. Many families with children live here, so there are many family oriented services and groups. The town’s highly rated public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values.
With regard to real estate, Windermere has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. It is best known for its fabulous homes, exclusive gated communities, and Sparkling three-bedroom townhomes. With Most of its borders being lakefront, many homes have a fascinating view to one of the 13 interconnected lakes on the 4,720-acre chain.
Points of interest
Florida Ski School an immersive experience where you can enjoy a fun-filled outing while learning how to water ski! With beginning lessons, they boast that 100% of their customers are successful after lots of practice. They also teach you about wakeboarding and all levels are welcome.
The Art Room Get your art on with a creative experience at The Art Room. It’s located smack dab in the heart of downtown Windermere. The Art Room is a teaching studio that offers a variety of classes for all ages. From beginner to advance, ALL artists are welcome! Escape into creativity with one of their weekly classes (6-week session format), workshops, kids’ summer camps, private events, Get Your Art On, or private/semi-private lessons. There are many art styles to choose from too. Options include: oil painting, acrylic painting, water color painting, mosaic art collage, drawing and more!
Orlando Lake Butler Tours where you can experience the natural beauty of the lakes while seeing celebrity lakefront homes. See nature at its best! Travel through the Chain of Lakes within the narrow canals that weave through the Spanish Moss covered Cypress Trees. Flora and fauna abound as the canals lead into the picture perfect lakes.