Lake Nona is a community unlike any other in Orlando. Dubbed the Modern Metropolis, Lake Nona sits on 14 square miles of land in Southeast Orlando that, until a few years ago, was just cow pastures and wide open spaces. Now Lake Nona is a cutting edge technological community where wellness permeates every aspect of the area’s focus. This makes Lake Nona the perfect up and coming community to invest in residential real estate.
Lake Nona’s Medical City and Medical Tourism
Lake Nona’s Medical City is poised to be a “premier location for medical care, research, and education.” Medical City sits on 650 Acres of land that houses Nemours Children’s Hospital, the University of Central Florida Medical Center, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the University of Florida Research and Academic Center, a Veterans Affairs hospital, and the GuideWell Innovation Center (a research, education and incubation hub).
With a focus on medical research and care, Medical City hopes to attract a growing population of medical tourists. Currently, 300,000-400,000 medical tourists already visit the state of Florida annually, and Lake Nona’s Medical City hopes to attract many of those looking for world class cutting edge medical care. Visitors can come for the healthcare and stay for the theme parks!
Purchasing a vacation home in this community gives investors the opportunity to cater to families who will be visiting the area for medical care and seeking accommodations that feel more like a home than a sterile hotel or hospital room.
Lake Nona’s Focus on Sports and Fitness
Fitness and sports will be a primary focus in Lake Nona too. In the coming years, Lake Nona is positioning its self as a premier center for athletic training. In the sports district of Lake Nona, the United States Tennis Association will open a national training center with over 100 courts including various surfaces and the United States Professional Tennis association will be relocated its offices from Houston to Lake Nona in conjunction with the newly built facility. Orlando City Soccer Club has also found a home for their training facility in the Lake Nona sports district, where the 23-acre facility is being constructed.
In addition to the world class training facilities, Lake Nona is focusing on the health and fitness of its residents too. There are many parks and recreational facilities throughout the community that residents can take advantage of, including a 44-mile bike and walking path that is currently being constructed. The community also offers many free events, like bike races or tai chi and yoga classes, in its public community spaces.
Golf wasn’t forgotten in Lake Nona’s design either. There will be an élite level golf course that residents and visitors can play a round on. And, for those who just want to hit a few balls, Drive Shack (a 66,000 square-foot “dining and entertaining complex”) will conveniently include ninety outdoor driving bays and a cocktail lounge!
Lake Nona’s Eye on the Future
Cutting edge technology built into the infrastructure of the city makes Lake Nona stand apart from other communities in the area. It’s the first “gigabit community” in the area offering superfast internet speeds. Considering green living an important priority, the city has also installed multiple electric car charging stations all over the area for residents to use.
If you want to see what futuristic looks like, you can visit the WHIT — Wellness Home Built on Innovation and Technology— which is designed to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of its inhabitants. It has voice controlled circadian mood lighting, air and water purification systems, a digitally enhanced kitchen, and more.
With an eye on health, wellness, and the future, Lake Nona is poised to be the premier destination for medical and sports tourism and green living for many years to come. The state of Florida and Tavistock — the development company investing in Lake Nona — have made over $3 billion dollars of investments in the future of this area, and it’s quickly growing as a result.
If you’re looking for an area in Orlando that is rapidly growing and has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike, Lake Nona is the perfect community to invest in Orlando residential real estate. If you need more information about homes in this community, please contact Milena@vivaorlando.com – 407.922.4620