The concept for Horizons West was adopted in 1995 with the expansion of the 529 Western Beltway in Southwest Orange County. The original plan was for 5 villages but it has since grown tremendously to include many neighborhoods that fall into either the Windermere or Winter Garden zip codes but are all considered the Horizons West area. It is currently one of the newest and fastest growing areas of Orlando. The area is tucked between the West side of the Butler Chain of Lakes and the Orange County line just west of the 529 Western Beltway. Its southern border is the Walt Disney World Resort and its Northern border zig zags a bit but is Tilden Road, just south of the Winter Garden Village Shopping District. You may view a Boundary Map of Horizons West per Orange County here.
While there are some traditional older homes on large lots scattered around the Horizons West area, the vast majority of the homes in the area are located in new home communities ranging from large new urbanism neighborhoods with their own "downtown" and shopping areas to smaller traditional neighborhoods. Builders in the Horizons West area include all of the major builders in the area including: DR Horton, Ashton Woods, KB Home, Lennar, Meritage Homes, M/I Homes, Park Square Homes, Pulte Homes, Ryan Homes, Royal Oak Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Taylor Morrison, Toll Brothers and many more. Explore all the Horizons West area neighborhoods on your left ->
There are numerous Elementary Schools in the area including Keene's Crossing, Lake Whitney, Sunset Park, Whispering Oaks Sunridge and Windermere Elementary. Middle Schools include Bridgewater and Sunridge and the new Windermere High School as the current High School for the majority of the area. Two private schools including Foundation Academy and Windermere Prep School also call the area home. As the area grows, you will see additional elementary, middle and high schools coming to the area so you can expect that neighborhood zoning may change from time to time over the coming years. Learn more about Schools and Day Care in Horizons West.
The Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge calls Horizons West home and just outside the area you have the RD Keen Park and Boat Ramp for access to the Butler Chain of Lakes, and the West Orange Bike Trail is just North of the area in Winter Garden. In addition to that, you are just minutes away from the Happiest Place on Earth as Horizons West's Southern Neighbor is the Walt Disney World Resort. Learn more about Parks and Recreation in and around Horizons West.