Clermont - 3/6/2011
East of Orlando F.L. situated in Lake County. Has anything I could ever need within a 30min driving radious.This includes shopping,dining,boating,golfing,watching the magic play,going to a winery,state parks,downtown orlando nightclubs,universal studios.
Clermont is divided in my opinion by old clermont and new clermont.
Old clermont has its quant downtown area small town style businesses and older homes.The rest of clermonts homes and biz have been built within the last decade. [read more...]
Just 12 years ago - 1/23/2008
You could get off the turnpike go west and see nothing but parcels of land and cows all the way to Clermont along Highway 50 (E. Colonial), pop. 4,500. Someone got the word out about this quaint little town and it's not like that anymore. The good ol' boy network does not seem to thrive as it used to, but this is still the South. Clermont is in the middle of the State of Florida both horizontally and vertically. Most religions have local worship, except those that are not Christian based, maybe soon a synagogue.
Clermont is about 40 minutes west of Orlando and 40 minutes South of Lady Lake. Clermont is the largest city within Lake County, over 22,000 pop. There are three major lakes, Lake Minneola, Lake Minnehaha and Lake Louisa, boating, skiing, wake boarding, an occasional dinghy. Triathlons (www.sommersports.com), rails for trails, a biking, walking and dog friendly path along the lake and through some neighborhoods. Historic downtown has a small farmers market (Sundays), City Hall, police station, library, and locally owned shops.
Yes, crime is up, but so is population. About seven elementary schools, Cypress Ridge Elem. is a lottery only school, science/math magnet (very cliquish), two middle schools and one high school. Lots and lots of family communities but no community centers (i.e. YMCA or recreational buildings). Yes, YMCA is here in a small location (baseball, football, soccer, basketball, cheerleading).
South Lake Hospital, local doctors, specialists. Can be difficult for those with seasonal allergies. This city seems to be in a valley. Trek up to Sugarloaf Mountain area (large hill) and you'll see what I mean.
Plenty to do in Clermont mostly outdoor activities, shopping centers are being built. Other nice areas, Baldwin Park, Thornton Park, Oviedo.[read more...]
Clermont the Place to Be - 10/3/2007
Clermont is difinetly a beautiful area to live. It does have the rolling hills. You practically do not have to leave the area to do anything and I mean anything. The stores are there, sidewalks, restaurants,and the coming attractions will be a movie theatre. The view is to die for and the people are nice and pleasant.
Although I admit at one point there was a lot of traffic on HWY 27 but they have increase the roads to 3 lanes and traffic has become less of a problem. The good thing is that you have various alternatives to reach your destinations, I4, Florida Turnpike, HWY 192, HWY 50 west colonial.
Post office convenient, cleaners, Dr's office, Hospitals, again Clermont is the place to be and I am from NY a true City girl. Not to mention Downtown Orlando is becoming very trendy can't wait for the final transformation in that area. I can write these things because I live here.[read more...]