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Get to know Clermont, “The Gem of the Hills” of Florida

Clermont is an award-winning city named one of the Top 20 Cities in America and the Best Central Florida City to Live In! It is one of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida and is strategically located just west of Orlando and north of Disney World. At a population of about 44,301, Clermont is also the largest city in Lake County. With the reputation as being called “Gem of the Hills” Clermont is well known for their picturesque hills and pristine lakes. It has the amenities and assets that make it an attractive location for families, new businesses, educational endeavors, office development and health and fitness opportunities. Health, wellness and fitness are all part of Clermont’s culture.

Additionally, Clermont is home to the 1956 Florida Citrus Tower, one of Florida’s first landmarks. The Citrus Tower is a popular destination to this day, which allows visitors to ride to the top of the tower and witness the extraordinary views of Clermont with the top of the tower being the highest point in Florida.

Clermont is known as the “Choice of Champions” because of its international reputation as the training ground for elite athletes. The combination of pristine lakes, rolling hills and warm climate make it an ideal location to train for triathlons, track-and-field events, water sports and more.

Clermont features more than 15 golf courses, satisfying the needs of the ardent golf enthusiasts. Tourists love to visit Lake Louisa State Park where you will find activities such as Horseback Riding, Camping, Kayaking and other Outdoor Activities. If you are a wine enthusiast, you’ll want to be sure to stop by the ever so popular Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards and try their delicious varieties of homemade wine.

Living in Clermont offers residents a suburban feel with most residents owning their homes. Clermont is home to many retirees as well as young families with the public schools being well above average. Clermont has housing choices for every income level, from gated golf course communities and larger estate homes to small and mid-sized single-family units on platted lots. The Clermont housing market is also pretty competitive. Homes in Clermont receive 2 offers on average and sell in around 28 days. The average sale price of a home in Clermont is $299K, which is up 6.7% since last year. The average sale price per square foot in Clermont is $150, up 8.7% since last year. The median home value of single-family homes and condos in Clermont is $267,212.

With the recent growth, most families are living in new developments. That’s not to say that Clermont doesn’t have a historical feel. Downtown Clermont is the core area of Clermont, located between State Road 50 and the south shore of Lake Minneola. This area provides a variety of unique retail shops, restaurants and businesses, as well as the South Lake Art League, the Clermont City Center and Clermont City Hall. Also located at the west end of downtown is the Clermont Historic Village Museum. You will feel as if you have stepped back into Old Florida when you visit downtown.

There’s something for everyone so be sure to stop by and experience for yourself all Clermont has to offer!