If you’re looking for a great example of what of master planned community is, let me introduce you to Lake Nona. It’s impressive how a good recommendation contributes to global recognition when it comes to cities. And in Orlando, we have the best example of this: unknowingly, many clients call us asking about properties and the lifestyle that Lake Nona offers. Everyone wants to know this so-called “Medical City,” and why it is so attractive to call it home.
First, let me clarify this: Lake Nona is not a city, it’s a huge master planned community, part of the city of Orlando. It occupies a territory of 17 square miles, compared in size to Manhattan, and its sub-communities offer first-rate facilities and services, with excellent schools and colleges, sports and advanced medical facilities recognized nationally. Hence comes the recognition as “The Medical City.”
But there are many more reasons for its fame. The first thing that strikes future residents is its fantastic location, minutes from Orlando International Airport, framed by several of the main routes of our city.
That location represents great advantages, and adds to another of its great attractions: green spaces. The entire Lake Nona area is surrounded by green areas, offering families miles and miles of walking trails and many spacious recreational areas. In other words, Lake Nona is beautiful!
Properties for every taste and services to meet all needs
Are you looking for your dream house, a big and beautiful estate home? Do you prefer an average-size family home with a moderate budget? Or are you looking for a townhome or a condo?
You will be surprised of the many housing options that Lake Nona has to offer. We have followed closely the development of this area of Orlando, and are impressed to see how it grow in such an organized way, thanks to carefully-designed planning and attention to detail.
Developers have sought to have a diversity of properties, to please individuals, families and multi-generation groups. While some are looking for large spaces and properties with a backyard, others prefer the comfort of living in properties that do not require maintenance. You’re sure to find the type of home you are looking for!
To cater for the age range of the population, numerous educational institutions, both public and private, have been established, from preschool levels to well-known universities, including the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine.
Multiple business with all kinds of services have also been established, such as convenience stores, restaurants, banks, supermarkets and professional offices, including the Lake Nona Town Center, which is like the commercial and activity hub of the area, and which includes hotels, restaurants and boutiques.
All of this encourages residents to find everything they need within minutes of their homes, while supporting local entrepreneurs. Many business owners also live in Lake Nona allowing an impressive support between the community and the business.
This economic activity that benefits both residents of the area and professionals generates an estimated of more than 12,000 jobs in the area, according to the Tavistock company, the developers of this planned community, where technology is not forgotten, and has a very important role. Among other things, Lake Nona will soon be converted to a large 5G technology space, with its own infrastructure, which will provide super high speed internet, both for its businesses, medical facilities and residential areas. In addition, in 2019 it launched an autonomous, fully electric transportation system that has provided transportation to thousands of residents of the area.
And this is the reason why it is known as “The Medical City”
The large number of medical facilities, along with the quality of services offered, some of them unique in the country, have attracted world-class scientists, physicians and other health professionals to Lake Nona. Many of them not only work in some of the hospitals and medical centers, but have made this place their residence, and their children enjoy the excellent education of schools in the area. Now Lake Nona Medical City is a landmark for Orlando, and a premier location for education, research and medical care.
In addition to the UCF School of Medicine, other important medical facilities are the University of Florida Research Center, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, the UCF Cancer Center, the Veterans Hospital and the Nemours Children’s Hospital.
A vibrant lifestyle, but also with privacy and tranquility
Lake Nona also has that perfect combination that we all want to find in our place of residence. It has areas where it is very vibrant, full of activities for all ages (it is said to be one of those with the most complete calendar of activities in all of Florida) and several spaces and buildings that represent local artistic expressions.
But each of the sub-communities also offers a relaxed environment, perfect to enjoy unforgettable, peaceful moments with family and friends, watch the children grow up in a beautiful and safe place or spend quality time that results in total well-being for residents of all ages.
Forty percent of Lake Nona is reserved for green space, it has more than 44 miles of walking trails and more than 1,000 acres of lakes and waterways. All this has allowed the communities, offices and facilities to be surrounded by a beautiful environment to live, work, go for a walk, play sports or share with neighbors.
Let’s talk about sports
When it comes to promoting a healthy lifestyle, you have to include sports. And in this also Lake Nona stands out. Lake Nona is the home of American tennis. There you find the USTA National Campus, which are the largest tennis facilities in the nation. With more than 100 courts, the place has become a training destination for beginners and professional players and also a facility that fans love to visit. People come there to take or teach lessons, or to participate in some of the dozens of annual tournaments. The place, where players of all levels can go, is open to the public.
But this is not all, there are several golf courses, sports centers and state-of-the-art gyms. One of these centers, the Lake Nona Performance Club, will have a fabulous Spa by summer 2021. Everything with a unique goal, that the residents enjoy a healthy life in mind and body.
Its popularity means new sub-communities and neighborhoods
For over 15 years Lake Nona has been considered one of the fastest growing regions in Florida and a top selling master planned community in the country. Not only have new communities opened, but the style of the houses has also been modified to accommodate all the needs of the new residents and many bring first of its kind amenities to them.
The best builders in the country are represented in the area, each one putting their distinctive touch in their housing projects. Most of the new constructions are of very modern lines, integrating elements of wood and metal in their design and accessories, emphasizing style, design and quality. But there are also the more classic constructions, where elegance is the top priority, and the designs are more in the Mediterranean style, which will make you feel that you are in the middle of a European villa. Some are gated communities, others have private golf courses (like the ultra-luxurious Lake Nona Golf & Country Club), and many of them have schools within walking distance.
The options available? You can find from one-room apartments (not the most popular there), to huge homes with more than six rooms, and projects even for adults 55 years and older. You can have your custom built home as well.
Lake Nona has been internationally recognized as a smart city of technology, innovation and wellness, and that’s why it’s no surprise that property values have increased over time. Those who have previously bought have seen how the value of their investment has risen. Those who are looking to buy now are excited to acquire their property in a location that continues to be recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive nationwide.
That is why I invite you to talk about Lake Nona. I would be happy to show you with examples of some of the beautiful properties that the communities have, including the properties that are for resale and the ones that are being built now. I can provide you with information about investment opportunities, layout, sizes, amenities and prices for the properties.
Email me at email@example.com or call me at 407-922-4620. I will be glad to provide you a professional orientation on this and other great areas of Orlando, or better yet, if you are in Orlando, take you to see Lake Nona.