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The Nona Blog features events, special offers & development updates for the Lake Nona area as well as the greater Orlando Area.

March 17, 2017

New Urbanism Communities in Orlando

It started as just an idea, but has exploded into the normal way communities are created in Florida. New Urbanism has spread all throughout the state, especially in the Orlando area. With many retirees and other homebuyers seeking a small-town feel without the strip malls and suburban sprawl, New Urbanism communities have been popping up all around the city. Here's a look at some of the most popular New Urbanism communities near Orlando.

Celebration

The master-planned community of Celebration is found in Osceola County was built by Disney & provides one of the most desirable locations in Central Florida. It's adjacent to Disney World and many other attractions. The town was started in 1994 and it's home to about 8,000 people today.

Homes in Celebration are organized into villages around a compact downtown area. The downtown includes civic buildings and the real estate ranges in price quite a bit.

Baldwin Park

An award-winning community for New Urbanism, Baldwin Park provides a very popular neighborhood found in Orlando. It took over the site of the former Orlando Naval Training Center and covers more than 1,000 acres of space. Located just two miles from Downtown Orlando, Baldwin Park is a very popular spot for those working in Orlando.

The changes started in 1998 and have continued ever since. When the base shutdown, it let a bit of a hole in Orlando, which Baldwin Park has been about to fill. Throughout the neighborhood are business districts helping to provide a small town feel, even though Baldwin Park is most-known as a suburb of Orlando.

Avalon Park

Another New Urbanism community found near Orlando is Avalon Park. It's located in Orange County and may also be known as a Neo-Traditionalism community.

The community covers more than 1,800 acres of land and the homes are organized into villages around a Town Center. Real estate ranges from single-family homes to apartments to town homes and even condominiums. The design also includes restaurants, retail space and plenty of area businesses.

Avalon Park is located about 31 miles from Disney World and 26 miles from Universal Orlando. It's found south of State Road 40 and east of Alafaya Trail.

Laureate Park in Lake Nona

A much newer community to the Orlando area, Laureate Park is still in the growing phases. Once completed, the community will include many amenities, such as swimming pools and fitness centers. It will also include a village center with dining, retail space and plenty of parks throughout.

Found just one mile from Medical City, this New Urbanism community has become popular with those working in the Medical City business.

Many of the neighborhoods within Laureate Park are under construction, while some do offer move-in ready homes, as well. A variety of styles and floor plans are available with the ability to customize a new construction home to fit your specific needs.

Orlando has many communities falling under the design trends of New Urbanism. These are just a few of the most well-known options and many others are expected as this trend continues to grow throughout Central Florida.

Feb. 10, 2016

Neighborhood Spotlight: Laureate Park

Laureate ParkLaureate Park is one of the top master-planned communities in Orlando and it’s a great area to look at for your next home. Not only is it a top seller, but homes here are affordable starting at the lower $200’s. It’s located on 7,000 acres of beautiful landscaping and natural greenspace.

You’ll love living near wonderful schooling opportunities, tons of dining and shopping, and business centers. Your neighborhood will feature resort-style amenities like an Aquatic Center and a fitness facility. This neighborhood tends to be perfect for the healthcare professional, flight attendant, and more as it’s located at Lake Nona’s Medical City and really close to Orlando International Airport.

Whether you are looking for a shorter commute to work, you want to live somewhere where nature and recreation are abundant, or you love the idea of lavish amenities and affordable homes, check out the Laureate Park neighborhood in Orlando for your next home.

About Laureate Park

The neighborhood is located at Lake Nona’s Medical City close to the Orlando International Airport making it the ideal neighborhood for healthcare professionals and researchers, pilots, and flight attendants. You can find it on Tavistock Lakes Boulevard in Orlando’s Lake Nona featuring single family homes starting in the $300’s and courtyard homes starting in the $200’s. You’ll love the contemporary homes offering modern amenities in a beautiful neighborhood.

Why Laureate Park?

Why Laureate Park over anywhere else? The neighborhood offers a lifestyle that’s hard to beat. You’ll enjoy a quick commute throughout the week and then return home where you can enjoy recreation and luxury amenities. This award-winning master-planned community has over 2,800 acres of green space, over 1,000 acres of scenic waterways, and 44 miles of trails.

Enjoy your weekends going fishing or boating, hiking or biking trails, and swimming at the amazing Aquatic Center for residents of all ages. The Aquatic Center is home to numerous swimming pools like the zero-entry family pool, the two large pools, the adult “Quiet Pool” with cabanas, and the free form pools. Play sand volleyball while you’re there or head over to the lakeside restaurant or fitness center.

Even if you don’t work at the airport, you’ll love having the ability to quickly fly to locations around the world. Enjoy a great location in Orlando in one of the most desirable areas and send your kids to award-winning schools from preschool to post graduate opportunities. Go shopping and dining nearby and enjoy a sense of community while in your new home. Most of the homes offer amenities including:

  • Amazing outdoor living spaces
  • Designer kitchens
  • Second floor retreats above the garage with bathroom, living room, kitchen, and bedroom for renting out or visiting family
  • Luxurious bathrooms
  • Large living areas

Spend your free time with your family enjoying all of the wonderful amenities offered at the neighborhood and you’re likely to be surrounded with neighbors working in a similar field as you making the community an even closer tight-knit community. You’ll love lounging in private cabanas while you catch up with your neighbor’s lives and sending the kids to the volleyball court.

If you’re ready for a neighborhood that offers you more than just a house to call home, check out what your life could be like in Laureate Park. You’ll enjoy luxury amenities within your home and your neighborhood, a great location in Orlando, and affordable homes all within the area of parks and nature trails.

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Feb. 10, 2016

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake Whippoorwill – Hart

lake whippoorwill-hartThe Lake Whippoorwill-Hart Community is a neighborhood in Lake Nona, a popular area of Orlando that many residents are choosing for their next home. It’s filled with large lots, single-family homes, and that perfect old Florida feel between the palm trees and majestic Oaks. Home prices vary due to different ages, sizes, and styles, but the variety offers families diverse options for their next home.

The area is unique for focusing less on amenities such as community pools and parks, and focusing more on the lifestyle being a rural settlement with homes on large lots. If you’re looking for a beautiful home with room to grow and move around, a lakefront property, and an old Florida-style neighborhood, the Lake Whippoorwill-Hart community would be perfect for you. Take a look at why many are choosing this area for their next home.

About the Area

The community of Lake Whippoorwill-Hart is full of residential homes on large lots, typically single-family homes, and many of the homes have stables for horses. The flourishing community offers many waterfront homes and residents love the lush vegetation throughout. You’ll see tropical palm trees and majestic Oaks with low hanging moss.

The community can be found between Lake Whippoorwill and Lake Hart with homes situated on and just off of Tyson Road, connecting to Narcoossee Road in Lake Nona, and Kirby Smith Road. In addition, homes can be found between the back of the Eagle Creek Community and Lake Hart making up the southern portion of the development.

What to Expect Living Here

You won’t find this being a highly social community with a central park and community pool. Instead, you’ll find peace and quiet, nature, and that old Florida feel many desire. This quiet area tucked in a quaint corner of Orlando offers relaxation, peace and quiet, and yet great proximity to conveniences.

Home buyers seek this area for the zoning ordinances allowing stables and horses, a rare find in Lake Nona, and the waterfront properties make it even better. Expect a quiet ambiance and a remote destination just a quick drive away from entertainment, shopping, dining, and major highways leading to Downtown Orlando.

The neighborhood is in the southeastern part of Orlando as a suburb of Lake Hart. There were about 540 people living here as of five years ago and this secluded neighborhood continues to expand being the best of both world: a secluded community focused on nature but a short drive from entertainment and downtown fun.

You’ll love hitting the bike trails, checking out nearby parks, and spending weekends in Lake Nona for dinner at Durian Durian, grabbing dessert at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and enjoying the outdoor patio at the Nona Blue Moon Tavern.

The Homes

Home here vary in sizes and styles, offering a variety of prizes and years of when they were built. Many homes are available for resale but in some cases, you can find land subdivided by an owner in which you can build on a vacant lot. For most, it’s great for those that want to buy one of the beautiful houses and make it a home rather than starting from scratch on a piece of land.

You’ll find homes as high as the $3 million mark, offering features such as several gated acres, lakefront views, and several bedrooms and baths. These luxury homes offer amenities such as mother-in-law wings, private boat docks with a lift, and European designs. Indoor-and-outdoor living is perfect in these Florida homes featuring covered lanais on multiple floors, amazing views, functionality, and designs for entertaining. Many have pools with raised spas, fire pits, summer kitchens, and your dock for skiing and water activities.

If you want to live in a beautiful part of Orlando that offers you a peaceful lifestyle while being accessible to all of the conveniences of suburban living, check out the Lake Whippoorwill-Hart area of Lake Nona for a dreamy retreat.

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Feb. 10, 2016

Neighborhood Spotlight: Isle of Pines

Isle of PinesThe Isle of Pines is beautiful neighborhood option located in the Southeastern part of Orlando, Florida. This unique community offers a mixture of residential lifestyle mixed with natural environment full of lakes and park life. Residents not only enjoy the beautiful surroundings, but also incredible home options, a family-friendly community in which social activities bring everyone together, and amenities to spend quality time with loved ones every day. Real estate varies from homes built in the 60’s all the way to present day with a variety of sizes and styles. This neighborhood not only takes you away from the cookie-cutter feel you need a break from, but it also is located in a fantastic location in the city near parks, entertainment, shopping, and the airport. Take a look at why many are calling Isle of Pines their next home.

About the Isle of Pines Community

Isle of Pines one of southeast Orlando’s favorite places to live, being just minutes from popular attractions and conveniences. Residents living in Isle of Pines enjoy being surrounded by Moss Park, Lake Hart, Lake Mary Jane, and of course the Isle of Pines Preserve. Shopping and dining are nearby in Moss Park and Lake Nona, as well as championship golf courses, major highways, the Orlando International Airport, and the Medical Center. You’ll also be able to enroll the kids in wonderful schools zoned for this area, including Moss Park Elementary, Lake Nona Middle, and Lake Nona High School.

Amenities for Isle of Pines

One of the perks of living in Isle of Pines is access to the homeowners association which is conveniently non-mandatory. Don’t feel pressured to join the HOA but for only $125 annually, you can take part in wonderful social events and amenities. You’ll have access to the community lake front park which features basketball courts, grills, a pavilion, a playground, and the private beach with a boat ramp and huge fishing dock. It’s hard to beat a day on the water at Lake Mary Jane and community events like the Independence Day Parade & Party, the Crawfish/Oyster Fests, and other great holiday celebrations throughout the year. One of the big draws to the area is the gorgeous Isle of Pine Preserve open from sunrise to sunset. It’s located off of Lake Mary Jane Road where many go to hike the trails, see unique habitats, and even go horseback riding. It’s a great place to take a picnic, check out beautiful wildflowers in the summer, and bird-watch. It’s easy to access since it’s at the south end of the neighborhood and there are two trail options to check out this 550-acre experience. Enjoy views of the lake while the sun rises or sets daily at this excellent attraction.

The Homes in Isle of Pines

The homes are unique in Isle of Pines due to the variety of ages and styles. The homes range from being built in 1967 all the way to 2013, giving some older features and some modern designs. The homes are approximately 1,000-5,000 square feet with some offering lakefront opportunities. Choose from homes as low as $200k or more in the $700k range. The biggest draw to Isle of Pines is the chain of lakes, rural style of living, and the unique community. If this sounds like something your family would love, this close-knit community may be the perfect choice for you.

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Jan. 20, 2016

Neighborhood Spotlight: Fell's Landing

Fell's Landing Lake NonaThe Fell’s Landing neighborhood is an excellent choice in East Orlando for locals looking to relocate or newbies to the area. This Lake Nona area community is just minutes from Medical City and features a plethora of energy-efficient, single-family homes. Enjoy plenty of room in homes ranging from 2,500 square feet to 5,000 square feet.

Convenient for families is the location allowing for excellent school options, a fenced dog park for your furry loved ones, and excellent pond views for a daily peaceful experience. The neighborhood offers a great deal of character, new construction homes, a family-friendly atmosphere, and fantastic perks. If you’re looking for your next neighborhood in the Lake Nona area, you can’t go wrong with life in Fell’s Landing.

What to expect in Fell's Landing

The neighborhood is currently home to around 79 families with construction just wrapped up for the neighborhood. Being located around a central lake and dog park, this area is always full of people outdoors and enjoying neighborhood walks.

Its close proximity to Lake Nona, Medical City, and Saint Cloud, being on the Orange County Line, make it great for those that commute to work and parents love that the neighborhood offers an economical way for kids to have access to the Lake Nona school system including Northlake Park Elementary, Lake Nona Middle School, and Lake Nona High School. Parents can take children to the local playground, enjoy the gazebo, and take in the pond views.

Homes in Fell's Landing

The homes in Fell's Landing feature money-saving features by being constructed in an energy-efficient manner. Single family homes range from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. and include water-efficient features, spray-foam insulation, low-E2 vinyl windows and even low VOC carpets, finishes, and paints.

Enjoy ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats, appliances, weather-sensing irrigation, and SEER 15 HVAC. When it’s all said and done, the neighborhood will feature around 150 homes. While the lots are smaller in size, they are well-maintained and allow for lower pricing per square footage, no CDD fees and low HOA fees. The style of homes adds to the character of the neighborhood, often made with tile roofs and copper accents to give them an old warm charm.

Why Fell’s Landing?

The biggest highlight of the neighborhood is knowing that your home will save you money each month. The energy-efficient features make this a huge benefit to families that want to keep their utility bills down and help the environment simultaneously. Affordable housing in the Lake Nona school district is a huge benefit and the lake views make for luxury living.

The park is perfect for spending time with family on the weekends and the playgrounds are great for the little ones. It’s a great neighborhood to raise your family or retire with the old world charm and newly constructed homes. Find a variety of homes with up to 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garages, and open floor plans. Take your pets to the fenced in dog park or check out the brand new shopping center just minutes away. You’ll even love paying a visit to Disney with the family being only 25 minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort, 20 minutes from the Beach Line that will take you to Cocoa Beach, and 15 minutes from the airport for your travel needs.

Fell’s Landing is not only located in a great area, offering beautifully new construction homes, and featuring a family-friendly neighborhood, but their energy-efficient homes will save you money in the long-run. Get in now before this neighborhood fills up and becomes high in demand!

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Jan. 12, 2016

Enjoying the Pure Luxury of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Lake Nona Golf & Country ClubIf you’re considering moving to the area of Lake Nona, part of your motivation may be the beautiful luxury behind the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. This is one of the draws to living in this southeast Orlando master-planned community that covers 7,000 acres. Residents enjoy a multitude of amenities and home options while enjoying luxury golf any time.

The 600-acre area of land that the golf course covers has had a home here for over 25 years where the folks of Lake Nona have been able to enjoy the recreation, wellness, and entertainment behind the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Take a look at the pure luxury found only at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

What You’ll Find at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

The country club and golf course found in Lake Nona is one-of-a-kind, full of residents and members with a passion for where they live. You’ll find a championship golf course available to its members and a beautiful, 40,000 square foot Clubhouse full of exclusive amenities and entertainment. The recreation, education, wellness, and entertainment of the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club make this neighborhood a top choice in the southeast Orlando area.

Lake Nona Golf & Amenities

This premier championships course is one of the most inviting and exciting exclusive clubs in the world due to the world-class amenities and luxury real estate offered along Lake Nona’s shores. The opportunity to golf at this beautiful course isn’t the only thing members will enjoy; the wealth of amenities, programs, and entertainment make Lake Nona Golf & Country Club a fulfilling experience.

Living and Playing at Lake Nona Country Club

Members will enjoy family experiences, fantastic amenities, and a full social calendar of recreation and celebration. The golf course is a Tom Fazio-designed course that is world-ranked and hosts a number of tournaments. The clubhouse offers a resort-style pool, tennis courts, a newly renovated fitness center, and a guest lodge.

Children will enjoy year-round programs and the whole family can check out boating and freshwater fishing at the trio of lakes. Nearby, residents can enjoy parks and trails, as well as convenient workspaces and entertainment.

When you live and play in Lake Nona, you’ll enjoy a vibrant community, tons of amenities, and family-friendly activities. You’ll soon see why there is such a passion for Lake Nona and its beautiful golf and country club.

Along with luxurious properties and amenities, you’ll love the 24-hour gated security, the outstanding recreation, and the endless possibility of activities. If you are expecting company, there is plenty of room at the 18-room guest Lodge inside the Clubhouse that will offer the same luxurious experience you enjoy every day.

Events at the Clubhouse

Plan your next event at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Invite your guests to enjoy a fabulous family reunion at the clubhouse, a business retreat, a luncheon, or even your wedding day where guest rooms will make it convenient and fun. There is meeting and event space for all types of celebrations and the staff will work with you to make it a perfect event.

If you’re looking for the best in Orlando’s golf, amenities, and real estate, check out the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club that has members raving about its pure luxury.

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Jan. 6, 2016

Neighborhood Spotlight: East Park

East Park in the Lake Nona areaEast Park is an area in the Lake Nona area that is full of a multitude of great neighborhoods. It’s considered the premier neighborhood found in the heart of southeast Orlando where people choose to live for the beautiful family homes, the lake surrounded with walking trails, and the family-friendly atmosphere.

The East Park Lake Nona community is the perfect place to raise a family where you’ll have access to tons of excellent amenities and a community of great neighbors. Whether you’re looking for that contemporary single family home or more of a townhome-style living, East Park has it all. Take a look at what life is like in East Park of Lake Nona in southeast Orlando.

About East Park

The neighborhood is an excellent choice to live being located in the heart of southeast Orlando. It can be found split up into several neighborhoods with each its own independent homeowner’s association.

These HOA’s help to make sure the common areas, such as the parks, are maintained, that the community sees improvements, and the management of contracts.

Since East Park is also a part of the East Park Community Development District, or the CDD, the entrance, community roads, city park of the lake, and the tennis courts are well-maintained as well. The CDD runs off of funds from the Orange County property tax assessment.

The neighborhood known as the East Park Development consists of

  • Ravina of East Park
  • Villas at East Park
  • Lakes at Eastpark
  • East Park Neighborhood 5
  • East Park Neighborhood 6 & 7

The largest is East Park Neighborhood 5 containing almost 300 homes with the rest of the neighborhoods containing between 80 and 155. You’ll find the entrances for East Park of Lake Nona located off of Moss Park Road, Dowden Road, and Narcoossee Road.

Why Choose East Park?

East Park CondosEast Park is home to 1,000 residents that enjoy living in one of Southeast Orlando’s most-desirable areas. In addition to the neighborhood amenities, residents have easy access convenient to SR 528, the Central Florida Greenway (417), the Medical Center in Lake Nona, and the Orlando International Airport. Residents have easy access to excellent shopping, dining, and theme parks as well.

Enjoy family life at East Park in your contemporary single family home, condo or town home built between 2003 and 2012 located around beautiful East Park Lake. The Townhomes and Condos are approximately 1300 – 1771 square feet in size and many of their homes offer lake and pond views.

You’ll spend your free time enjoy walking trails, taking the kids to the playground, playing a round of sand volleyball, barbequing at the grill areas, and enjoying a weekend picnic. Check out the dog parks, the pavilion, or make it a fishing weekend at the fishing pier.

Being a part of the CDD, there is a well-maintained park around the lake with playgrounds, restrooms, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Parents will also be happy to know that the neighborhood is zoned for the brand new Sun Blaze Elementary School, as well as Lake Nona High School and Middle School.

If you’re ready to live in one of the most coveted locations in Orlando, the Lake Nona area offers the perfect neighborhood choice of East Park.

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Dec. 30, 2015

What Type of Shopping is Found at Lake Nona Plaza?

Lake Nona ShoppingLake Nona’s favorite place to shop is none other than Lake Nona Plaza, a large retail and restaurant space anchored by a 54,000 square-foot Publix Super Market. It’s located centrally just south of the SR 417 interchange on Narcoossee Road.  It’s easily accessible to the area schools being across the street from Lake Nona Middle School and lesson than one mil from Valencia College’s new campus and Lake Nona High School.

It’s not only become a favorite place to shop in Lake Nona, but it’s the newest shopping center in the area. The convenient Publix is a big draw to the Lake Nona Plaza due to all of the amenities offered at this Super Market, but it also features a large variety of other popular retailers and restaurants. Take a look at all of the different types of shops you’ll find at Lake Nona Plaza that will make a trip here well worth your while. 

Publix in Lake Nona

Why is Publix such a big draw to Lake Nona Plaza? It’s a 54,000 square foot retailer featuring a full-service bakery, a fresh seafood department, a pharmacy, and even a floral shop. Pick up your prescription, your flowers for date night, a great seafood selection for dinner, and baked goods all in one stop. You’ll love shopping for your whole grocery list in one stop. It’s actually been open here since 2012, but the whole development has expanded with its popularity. 

Jewelry Shop in Lake Nona 

When you’re looking for that beautiful gift for the holidays, a birthday, or perhaps a proposal, Andrew’s Jewelers is located in the Lake Nona Plaza. The locally owned family business has been in business for 25 years offering custom jewelry and repairs. Plus, they carry brand names like Yael Designs and Pandora Collection. 

Banking in Lake Nona

Stop by J.P. Morgan Chase or CFE Federal Credit Union if you need to cash that paycheck. CFE Federal Credit Union has been in Central Florida for decades offering a member-owned, not-for-profit, banking solution for those that need help achieving their financial goals.  J.P. Morgan Chase offers excellent conveniences for your banking needs, including a drive-thru, ATM, mortgage advice, and mobile or online banking solutions. 

Other Service in Lake Nona Plaza

Stop by Hangers Cleaners to handle your dry-cleaning needs and rest assured as they utilize environmentally-responsible cleaning solutions for your garments. Lach Orthodontic Specialists and Lake Nona Eye Associates will be joining the Plaza soon,  but you can currently handle your dental needs with Modern Smiles Dentistry, a hometown dental practice specializing in family’s comprehensive dentistry needs. 

Lake Nona Retailers You’ll Love to Check Out

You can make it an afternoon of it at Lake Nona Plaza. Stop by stores and eateries in the over 25,000 square feet of retailers and restaurants. You’ll love getting your nails done at Nona Nails as they specialize in being a premier nail salon and specialty foot spa. Then, grab lunch at Subway or the Zhang Garden Chinese Restaurant coming soon. 

Take your kids to the Championship Martial Arts where the staff will instruct those of any age in beginning, amateur, or expert classes in martial arts. Lastly, stop by AT&T for your cell phone, TV, and  internet needs conveniently located right in the Lake Nona Plaza. 

Come see why everyone is doing their shopping at Lake Nona Plaza. You’ll love the variety of services and retailers you can find all in one location. 

Posted in Lake Nona News
Dec. 23, 2015

Neighborhood Spotlight: Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek Golf Clubhouse at NightThe Eagle Creek neighborhood is a popular choice for those searching for a home in the heart of the Lake Nona area. It consists of many single family homes & townhomes in country club living featuring fantastic amenities and a friendly neighborhood feel. It’s a neighborhood that many can find their footing in because it offers a peaceful, nature atmosphere with a community that brings family together.

It’s luxury living for the nature-lover, the golfer, and the family-oriented person featuring an upscale community, a championship golf course, community pools, and scenic views. If you’re looking for your next home in Orlando, the Lake Nona area of Eagle Creek is hard to beat. Here is a look at what you’ll enjoy while you live in this incredible neighborhood.

The Eagle Creek Lifestyle

Eagle Creek is country club living in the heart of Lake Nona. There are a variety of home styles from single-family options to apartments, all with access to the plethora of amenities that come with living here.

Along with community pools and playgrounds, families will love the Eagle Creek clubhouse, the scenic views, and the 4 and ½ star golf course. Children can attend new area schools from kindergarten through high school including Eagle Creek Elementary School, Lake Nona Middle School, and Lake Nona High School, all a part of the Orange County School District.

Eagle Creek Amenities

Residents of Eagle Creek are thrilled to be a part of the lively lifestyle offered in Eagle Creek. The kids are nearby excellent school options and the evenings and weekends are full of family time spent on the trails, the tennis courts, and at the restaurants offered at the clubhouse.

Golfers will love playing at the 18-hole championship golf course, shopping at the pro shop, and enjoying the lounge after a round. Children will love to spend time on the playgrounds, at the two community pools, at the tot lot, and of course enjoying the amenities of the 14,000 square feet Eagle Creek clubhouse.

Eagle Creek Home Choices

There are many distinctive home options in Eagle Creek for a variety of needs. The homes come in different styles but all share a traditional European village setting. Many choose to live in a luxurious single-family home for their growing family, typically two stories in height and spacious with 2-3 car garages. They typically run from 2000 sq. ft. in size up to 3,000 sq. ft. in size.

Others prefer the styling of a golf villa, town home, or an apartment. All who live here will enjoy the lakes and fairways of Eagle Creek after crossing the famous stone bridge entrance leading to the main clubhouse and championship golf course. The community is built for families, those that want to live surrounded by nature, and those that like having fun things to do without leaving their neighborhood.

Choosing Eagle Creek

Or families that are seeking a peaceful environment where they’ll enjoy the good life of luxury, community, and being one with nature, Eagle Creek is the perfect option for many. The heart of Eagle Creek is located at 9758 Eagle Creek Center Blvd in Orlando where you’ll find a gated neighborhood with staffed attendants, a community recreation center, beautiful landscape, and the golf course.

If you’re looking for a neighborhood where you can bike with your family on scenic paths, enjoy a round of golf at a championship course, live in a luxurious home with a lake or forest view, and still have close access to local shopping and dining, Eagle Creek is a great option for your family. It’s located on Narcoossee Road just two miles south of Exit 22 on 417 near Medical City.

Posted in Nona Neighborhoods
Dec. 15, 2015

Chicken Salad Chick & Canvas Restaurant Coming to Lake Nona

Lake Nona’s newest eatery, the Canvas Restaurant and Market, is coming to the area this January. It’s going to be the perfect way to start the New Year in Lake Nona with the perfect option for a breakfast stop, lunch with friends, or a great dinner out with beautiful housewares available to be purchased on your way out from the market.

Whether you love waterfront views on date night, gourmet coffee in the morning, or a place with delicious grab-and-go selections during the work week, Canvas Restaurant and Market will not disappoint. Here is a further look at what to expect from this exciting new addition to the Medical City’s residential community and what types of cuisine you will enjoy when you stop in.

A Great New Casual Dining Locale in Nona

You can’t beat a great new waterfront option for dining in Lake Nona. Open for breakfast and lunch daily, Canvas Restaurant and Market is going to be your new go-to for gourmet coffee, fresh juice, smoothies, and shopping all week. They specialize in a casual atmosphere with the perfect items for your grab-on-the-go busy day.

Stop into the Market for your breakfast or lunch. You can even purchase of housewares, jewelry, books, and local furnishings, while dinner will be inside the Canvas Restaurant where you’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows for the best views. You can even check out the new location of the Lake Nona Information Center that will be housed here as well.

The restaurant has been highly anticipated as the name of Canvas Restaurant and Market was announced back in November by the Tavistock Restaurant Collection. The January 2016 opening will be located in the residential community of Laureate Park featuring 278 seats for the dinner-only restaurant focused on offering fresh Florida seafood.

The Market’s visitors can enjoy fresh breakfast and lunch items while purchasing local goods. Restaurant visitors will enjoy American dishes with classic menu items including wood-grilled pizzas and flatbreads, hearty entrees, sandwiches, salads and shareable appetizers. Along with the waterfront views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant will feature an exhibition-style kitchen open to the main dining room.

Another Exciting Addition for the Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad ChickIf that wasn’t exciting enough, Lake Nona is also preparing for the addition of a Southern chain coming to the area in June. The fast-growing chain will join the area’s new restaurants at the Nona Park shopping center. Coming to the area will be the Chicken Salad Chick, an Auburn, Alabama-based restaurant that will be located in this southeast Orlando region.

Guests can stop by the restaurant starting in June of 2016 located at the southwest corner of Dowden Road and Narcoossee Road. This is actually the third location in Central Florida for the growing chain featuring chicken salad sandwiches. The location will be in Nona Park’s shopping center in 3,100 square feet of space. They have become known for offering the best chicken salad sandwich with 15 different options to choose from such as:

  • The Classic Carol – the signature recipe The Fruit Fran – containing a blend of Fuji apples and seedless grapes
  • Fancy Nancy – featuring Fuji apples, pecans and seedless grapes Luau Lydia – a tropical blend featuring pineapple and macadamia nut
  • And much more! 


Lake Nona is excited to enjoy these brand new additions to the dining scene coming this 2016.

Posted in Lake Nona News