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
High-end living comes with a price tag.
Locals don’t dare to rev the gas pedal. (You’ve been warned.)
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
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.
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
Bites & Beverages
The Finer Side
SHOPPING | MALLS IN MINUTES
Publix, Gianni Vincent Jewellers, Ca Va Chic Boutique, Relax in Comfort, Windermere
12 min drive
14 min drive
16 min drive
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.
dock and boat ramp
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
Windermere Elementary School, Lake Whitney Elementary School, Sunset Park Elementary School, Gotha Middle School, Olympia High School.
Premier Academy, Windermere Preparatory, The Crenshaw School.