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Winter Garden, A Charming Little City with a Juicy Past

Winter Garden, just west of Orlando and its theme parks, is a slice of Old Florida as it maintains its hometown charm and is a great place to visit in Central Florida!

The historic downtown, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is a favorite destination, with shops and restaurants situated along the award-winning West Orange Trail, part of the 250-mile Coast to Coast (C2C) Connector Trail across Central Florida. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, this is the place for you.

Winter Garden is the cultural capital of West Orange County, with live performances at the Garden Theatre, live music throughout the downtown on the weekends and visual art at the SoBo Art Gallery. Saturdays are bustling with the award-winning Winter Garden Farmers Market, offering a large selection of vendors from locally grown produce and baked goods, to homemade soaps and fresh flowers, and live entertainment each week.

Nestled alongside beautiful Lake Apopka, Winter Garden is a former citrus town incorporated in 1908 and is home to more than 40,000 residents. It embodies a wealth of historical and natural assets.

The City offers varied housing options with a healthy mix of old and new, great schools and one of the lowest millage rates in Orange County while enjoying a superior quality of life. Winter Garden has been declared as one of the “Best Cities for Young Families” by NerdWallet.

With 45,266 people and a median cost of homes of $336,310, Winter Garden real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices. Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Winter Garden, accounting for 69.86% of the city’s housing units. In the last 10 years, Winter Garden has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Winter Garden real estate appreciated 103.69% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 7.37%, putting Winter Garden in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Winter Garden definitely has a track record of being one of the best long-term real estate investments in America throughout the last ten years. The current median home price in Winter Garden is $410,000, up 12.6% from September 2019.

Winter Garden’s unique combination of small-town appeal coupled with contemporary amenities makes it an ideal location to visit or call home!

 

 

 

 

Plant Street Market, 426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787