Mount Dora is more than a hundred years old, but colorful festivals and a vibrant downtown give it a youthful, carefree vibe. The city’s hip restaurants, live music, and an array of outdoor activities will knock a few years off your age.
It’s also a stunner – stately Victorian homes and live oaks draped with Spanish moss greet you the moment you set foot here. The shopping district with its cobblestone streets exudes old world charm, while the glimmering lakes that surround the city truly make it “Someplace Special.”
Mount Dora is a 40-minute drive from downtown Orlando, and is almost exactly in the center of Florida. Over 13,000 full-time residents call it home.
There’s a mix of older homes and new construction homes in Mount Dora. The city has set guidelines to help preserve the Victorian and Craftsman-style homes that can be found in historic neighborhoods, while newly built homes are in abundant supply.
The housing stock consists mostly of single-family homes, mobile homes, townhomes, and condos. Vacant waterfront lots are also available.
Waterfront homes command stunning views of Horseshoe and Gertrude Lake, and are highly coveted. These homes usually have private docks, balconies, and screened porches ideal for entertaining.
Luxury homes can have as many as 5 bedrooms, along with outdoor pools and summer kitchens. Lofty ceilings, marble floors, granite countertops, and walk-in pantries are common features.
There are a number of 55+ communities with an excellent selection of single-level homes and exclusive amenities.
Attractions and amenities
There are several recreational centers and parks with sports fields, ball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, swimming pools, and fishing piers throughout the city:
- Cauley Lott Park
- Donnelly Park
- Elizabeth Evans Park
- Grantham Point
- Palm Island Park
- Simpson Cove
- Frank Brown Sports Complex
- Lincoln Avenue Community Park & Pool
Golf is a popular pastime in the city. Here are some golf clubs to check out:
- Mount Dora Golf Club. The par-70 course is known as “The Longest 5,700 yards in Florida.” Scenic fairways and elevation changes make for a challenging but rewarding game. Improve your swing at the club’s practice facilities, and don’t forget to visit the well-stocked pro shop.
- Country Club of Mount Dora. The 16-hole golf course features raised greens, sand traps, and narrow fairways. Magnificent oaks and pine trees populate the grounds, creating the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon of golf.
The city boasts a number of beautifully preserved homes and buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places:
- Donnelly House
- Atlantic Coastline Depot
- Lakeside Inn
- Witherspoon Lodge
- Historic District
Downtown Mount Dora is filled with shops that sell clothing, home décor, artworks, antiques, books, and jewelry. There’s close to a dozen restaurants serving Cuban, Peruvian, Italian, Mexican, English, and German cuisine. Bars and taverns with live music can also be found downtown,
Festivals that take place throughout the year include the annual Mount Dora Fall Craft Fair and Mount Dora Arts Festival.
Call Morris Realty and Investments at (352) 435-4663 or send an email to email@example.com to find your very own Mount Dora home.
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