Clermont, Orlando Overview
The picturesque city of Clermont, Florida is located in Lake County and falls just 22 miles west of Orlando. Ripe with thousands of citrus trees, Clermont is home to one of Florida’s first landmarks, the 1956 Florida Citrus Tower. Rich with history, diversity, and inclusivity, Clermont has become a popular destination for those moving to the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area.
Clermont Real Estate Market
From the years 2000-2010, Clermont, Florida grew exponentially seeing a 207% increase in population. Due to this surge of new residents, there was a large number of new homes and neighborhoods being developed.
According to the 2017 U.S. Census, the population for Clermont was roughly 35,211. Of that number, roughly 80% own their home.
Residents enjoy close proximity to the large city of Orlando, Florida for either work or play. Living roughly a 30-minute drive from Orlando, they are able to take advantage of big-city amenities while maintaining a quieter, slower place in Clermont.
The average home price in Clermont is approximately $264,800, however, there is a wide range depending on area and size.
The city of Clermont is steeped in history and takes pride in maintaining that history for residents and future generations. The city’s parks department maintains and preserves a number of historic sites throughout Clermont along with the Clermont Historic Village Museum. The museum is a glimpse into the city’s and the country’s past and is a chance to learn and appreciate history.
Along with the Historic Village, the parks department maintains and operates 23 parks totaling 109 acres of land. Among these parks, there are 3.5 miles of paved trails, 4 piers, boardwalks, splash pads, play equipment, and boat ramps. City residents enjoy days out with family and friends enjoying any one of the parks dotted throughout Clermont.
Notably, Waterfront Park is a popular location for residents and visitors alike. The park is situated along the shores of Lake Minneola and is used for events and community gatherings. The beach is frequented by those looking to cool off in the Florida heat. Play equipment and a splash pad are also available along with picnic areas, a fishing pier, and fitness trails.
The city of Clermont plays host to a number of special events throughout the year to give residents a chance to celebrate and enjoy community togetherness.
Some events organized by the city are:
The Great Clermont Campout - family and friends grab their sleeping bags and head to Waterfront Park where they enjoy an evening of fun, ending it off by sleeping under the stars.
Clermont Earth Day & Lake Clean Up - A chance to show appreciation for nature and our beautiful planet. Community members come together and clean up the parks, streets and waters edge. A clean city is a better city for all.
Clermont's Sips & Salsa Festival - Grab your dancing shoes and appetite and head to downtown Claremont for delicious eats and cool drinks. Live music, vendors and activities are also to be enjoyed at this community event.
Light Up Clermont - The city gets into the Christmas spirit with the annual tree lighting ceremony accompanied by an old fashioned Christmas Parade.
Supporting local and enjoying homegrown goods is important to the residents of Clermont. As such, there is a weekly farmers market hosted in the downtown core offering fruits, vegetables, and homemade treats. This market opens every Sunday at 9 AM and is a great chance to invest in the local community.
The Best Clermont Neighborhoods
Kings Ridge is an active 55+ gated community of 2088 homes. The neighborhood is situated along Route 27 and offers superior living to its residents.
Those living in King Ridge enjoy the use of 3 pools, 2 spas, and 4 cabanas. There is also a multimillion-dollar clubhouse complete with 2 exercise rooms, tennis courts, and basketball courts.
The homes are large, single-family dwellings with a median value of $229,000.
Orange Tree derives its name from the 1,000 citrus trees located in the neighborhood which adds to its beauty.
This family-oriented community has a number of amenities available for residents. 2 playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts and a soccer pitch are located in Orange Tree. The neighborhood is completed by a small lake that is full of wildlife.
An active and engaged homeowners association works hard to maintain property values and quality of living.
Orange Tree is located along route 27 and as such provides easy access to schools, restaurants and shopping areas.
Homes in the neighborhood are primarily single-family and have a median value of $285,000.
Arrowtree Reserve is everything you’d expect from a rural community, right in central Florida. The neighborhood is not only family-friendly but equestrian-friendly, having riding trails throughout.
Large, luxury homes at a fraction of what one would expect to pay. The median home value of properties is $500,000; however, there are many available for significantly less.
The neighborhood provides residents with access to a community pool, riding trails, playgrounds and much more.
The city of Clermont is full of first-class amenities for the whole community to use and enjoy.
The Clermont Arts & Recreation Center is a 69,000 square foot facility that boasts the county’s largest performance hall. This 1,200 seat theater plays host to acts from around the country. One can expect anything from Broadway to opera, comedy to bluegrass. The center also has a 250 seat black box theater with a number of different acts.
The recreation portion of the center offers 3 pools, gymnasium, rental rooms and classes/programs for the young and old.
Those enjoying their golden years in Clermont will want to take advantage of the “Champions for a Lifetime” programs. This seniors activity group is filled with field trips, workshops, and discussion groups to suit all sorts of interests and hobbies.
Clermont is known for being heavily invested in sports and recreation, and even is home to a number of national organizations. The National Training Center, Special Olympics Headquarters and the oldest American owned multisport event company all reside in Clermont.
Clermont School Guide
Clermont is full of great schooling options for families in the city. Regardless of where your child is zoned, the public school system provides excellent education by caring and invested teachers.
- Minneola Elementary School
- Clermont Elementary School
- South Lake Charter Elementary School
- Sawgrass Bay Elementary School
- Cypress Ridge Elementary School
- Pine Ridge Elementary School
- Lost Lake Elementary School
- Grassy Lake Elementary School
- Clermont Middle School
- Windy Hill Middle School
- East Ridge Middle School
- Lake Minneola High School
- East Ridge High School
- South Lake High School
In the center of Clermont, Florida is access to two major U.S. Roadways. State Road 50 and U.S. Road 27 both run through Clermont and offer access to neighboring cities and towns.
Just east of the city is access to the Florida Turnpike which runs all the way down to Miami.
Clermont falls only 25.4 miles west of Orlando, making it roundly a 35 minute trip down State Road 50.
Clermont is home a ton of great restaurants, cafes, and bars, many of which will have you coming back time and time again.
Establishments such as Clermont Oyster House, Guru Restaurant, El Cerro Restaurant, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill serves up authentic dishes, with unique taste. Try something different each time you go and you will be sure to have new favorites.
Well known and well-loved restaurants make guests feel at home, no matter where they come across one, and in Clermont, there are plenty of tried and tested favorites. Olive Garden, Chili’s and IHOP are just a few of the classic spots one can grab a bite.
Clermont Real Estate Agents
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