Mount Dora is found in Lake County, Florida and provides a home for close to 13,000 residents. It's considered a part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metro area and was founded back in 1880. The downtown area provides views of Lake Dora and the town provides one of the three freshwater lighthouses found in Florida.
Many communities are found throughout Mount Dora including the Lakes of Mount Dora. This is a 55+ community with 950 homes, waterfront access and New England themed homes. This gated community is perfect for those retiring as it provides plenty of activities and was named as one of the Top 50 Best Master Planned Communities by Where To Retire Magazine. Other communities found throughout Mount Dora include:
Mount Dora homes come in many different types including townhomes, condos and single family homes. The average value of a home in Mount Dora is about $200K.
Mount Dora is found close enough for residents to enjoy easy access to Orlando. It's also the location of Lake Dora, which provides plenty of great water activities. The town is well-known for shopping in the downtown area and many call it "the Antique Capital". A variety of retail, specialty shops and boutiques are found in the downtown area. The town is also home to many museums including the Mount Dora History Museum and the Modernism Museum. Both provide a unique look at the area. The Mount Dora Museum of Speed is another great choice and residents also enjoy the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. A number of great parks are found throughout the area including:
Grantham Point Park includes a 35-foot lighthouse. Along with the many attractions, Mount Dora is known as Festival City because it hosts so many festivals throughout the year. The Mount Dora Arts Festival is held in February with the Mount Dora Music Festival following just a week later. The town also hosts events, such as:
There are several other events also held throughout the year.
Schools in Mount Dora include two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. There are also nine private schools throughout the area. The Southern Technical College also operates a campus in Mount Dora.
The community of Mount Dora provides a popular choice for many different types of home buyers. It's home to a very popular 55+ community, but also provides communities for all ages. The town is known for festivals, antiques, parks and plenty more. Those looking to live near Orlando, but outside of the big city may enjoy living in Mount Dora, Florida.