Windermere Neighborhood Guide



SCOPE | ELEGANCE & FAMILIARITY


With oak-lined streets woven in between the Butler Chain of Lakes, the neighborhood is a comfortable hybrid of an affluent, northern California suburb and that small town you spent your childhood summers at with your family. Two-lane main streets and dirt residential roads, a brick-paved downtown block, good schools, and homes with sprawling back lots with waterfront access make this an area where kids still go outside to play and parents spend weekends hanging in the backyard.


FEEL | LAKEFRONT


A day in the life could look like. . .


Drive the kids to a Saturday morning soccer game. Grab a burger and Italian ice on the way home. Spend the mid-afternoon tidying up some work on your laptop on the lanai. Take the boat out to the neighbors who live on the next lake over. Get invited over for dinner there. Hang out—it’s the weekend and the smell of the grill is in the air


ARCHITECTURE | FLORIDA BUNGALOW, SPANISH VILLA & CONTEMPORARY ESTATE


Almost all homes range from moderate to mansion. A street can house what looks and feels like a New England Victorian summer house next to an opulent Spanish Villa (complete with lion statues) next to a sweet, restored 1970s bungalow. People nest here and build homes with character— there is no cookie-cutter.




MARKET | TBD




WHAT TO EXPECT | AFFLUENCE


34786 ranks one of—if not the—most wealthy zip codes of Central Florida. While this doesn’t hold exclusively to all its residents, it does mean good schools, well-cared-for urban forestry, and plenty of fun community are available to all.


WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE | PEOPLE JUMP ON JET SKIS LIKE THEY’RE BIKES


Windermere has an incredibly active community life—on the water! Almost with a hint of Venetian style (but in flip flops and Patagonia shorts), people jump on their boats, kayaks and wakeboards throughout the weekend, visiting friends across the lakes. This may be one of the most active, wealthier areas of Florida.



PRACTICALLY SPEAKING | EXPENSES, SPEED LIMITS & BOTTLENECKS


Expenses

High-end living comes with a price tag.


Speed Limits

Locals don’t dare to rev the gas pedal. (You’ve been warned.)


Bottlenecks

When school is out or the weekday clock strikes 5:30 pm, expect some bumper to bumper on Main street.


NEIGHBORHOOD LANDMARKS | MAIN STREET, ISLEWORTH & BUTLER CHAIN OF LAKES


Main Street

A small brick and moss wonderland in the center of town, this block is lined with the

Windermere Public Library, historic town hall, a local specialty coffee shop, ice cream

parlor and more.


Isleworth

One of the most prestigious golf club communities in the world.


Butler Chain of Lakes

Eleven connected lakes noted as “Outstanding Florida Waters.”


EATS | DINNER JAMS


Breakfast & Coffee

Paloma Coffee Co., Allen’s Creamery & Coffee House, Dixie Cream Cafe.



Bites & Beverages

Tim’s Wine Market, Burgerfi, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Dexters, Hawker’s Asian Street Fare,

The Vineyard at Cascades.


The Finer Side

Chatham’s Place, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Ocean Prime, Eddie V’s

Prime Seafood.


SHOPPING | MALLS IN MINUTES


The Grove

Publix, Gianni Vincent Jewellers, Ca Va Chic Boutique, Relax in Comfort, Windermere

Shoes.



Winter Garden Village

12 min drive


Mall at Millenia

14 min drive


Orlando International Premium Outlets

16 min drive


Disney Springs

18 min drive


PARKS & REC | LAKEFRONT


Windermere Central Park

playground, picnic area, pavilion and jogging path.


Windermere Recreation Area

tennis courts, picnic area, dock, and kayak launch.


R.D. Keene Park

soccer fields, boat ramp, playground and picnic area.


Fernwood park

dock and boat ramp



Palmer Park

picnic area, beach, and dock.


L.A. Fitness Signature Club

free weights, yoga, pilates, cycling, Zumba, etc.


SCHOOLS | PUBLIC & PRIVATE


4 top public schools • Average student:teacher ratio of 16:1


Public

Windermere Elementary School, Lake Whitney Elementary School, Sunset Park Elementary School, Gotha Middle School, Olympia High School.


Private

Premier Academy, Windermere Preparatory, The Crenshaw School.


Higher

Valencia College, West Campus

15 min drive


Lake Sumter College, South Lake Campus

15 min drive


Orange Technical College, Westside Campus

16 min drive


Rollins College

31 min drive


University of Central Florida

34 min drive



COMMUTE TIMES (ISH) | 21 MINUTES


Places to Go


Ocoee

15 min drive


Disney

20 min drive


Downtown Winter Garden

16 min drive


International Drive

18 min drive


Downtown Orlando

22 min drive


Apopka

23 min drive


Orlando International Aiport

24 min drive


Downtown Clermont

28 min drive


Coasts


Tampa (West)

1 hr + 14 min drive


Cocoa Beach (East)

1 hr + 12 min drive



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