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Windermere

Welcome to Windermere

Windermere, FL is an elegant suburban community known for its beautiful natural setting, gracious and luxurious lifestyle, and upscale homes. Nestled on an isthmus among the Butler chain of lakes just 12 miles outside of Orlando, Windermere draws the love of residents new and old for its spectacular vistas, refuge from the occasionally tropical heat of Central Florida, and outstanding boating, fishing, and water recreation.

Windermere has even been named one of the “Top 10 Best Towns for Families in Florida” by Neighborhood Scout for its high-quality public schools and exceptional community environment, as well as its proximity to theme parks (it’s just six miles from Disney!), gorgeous lakes, and absolutely breathtaking homes. So if you're looking for a place where you can truly live, work, and play, we'd love to welcome you home to Windermere.

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There's So Much to LOVE in Windermere!

Luxurious homes

Thanks to its desirable lakefront location, Windermere's status as a luxury community attracts buyers looking for an upscale lifestyle near the Orlando area. Here, the average home sells for around $550,000, though properties overlooking Lake Down or Lake Butler tend to start at a more premium price point. It's not uncommon for Windermere homes to come with some of the best amenities imaginable, including swimming pools and mature landscaping. Many houses also feature the area's signature Spanish or Mediterranean styles, though new construction residences are often more modern.

Nearby attractions

If you want to be close to everything the Orlando area has to offer without sacrificing small-town convenience, it's time to take a closer look at Windermere. Residents can take advantage of the town's waterfront locale while still being just minutes away from the big city. If you want to live like a local, try spending the day at Walt Disney World, boating along Lake Butler, or exploring Windermere's serene Main Street. Even more attractions—like Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, ICON Park, and Ripley's—await in Orlando.

Shopping and dining

Want to experience the best of Windermere? Take a stroll along the town's cute-as-a-button Main Street, which comes with a cheery roundabout and historic brick roads. Dixie Cream Cafe boasts some of the best breakfast around, and you can't go wrong with drinks al fresco at Paloma Coffee Co. Don't forget to stop by the Windermere Farmers Market for some of the freshest produce around—and for the perfect accompaniment to your dinner, head to Tim's Wine Market to pick from their amazing selection. Even more big-name retailers await at nearby Cascades of Isleworth and Shoppes of Windermere.

A+ education

Students in Windermere are served by Orange County Public Schools. This district boasts more than 206,000 total students and operates three institutions in Windermere: Windermere Elementary, Gotha Middle, and Olympia High. Windermere Preparatory School is a private institution located in nearby Lake Butler for children in pre-kindergarten through high school. Many students go on to attend University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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More Details on Windermere

Windermere offers a small-town locale without sacrificing any conveniences—in fact, you'll never have to travel more than a few minutes to find exactly what you need. Let's take a look at a few more perks that come with living in Windermere.

Parks and recreation

Plan your next adventure right here in Windermere! Take advantage of the community's lakefront location by visiting Lake Butler, Lake Down, or Lake Bessie—boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking are just a few popular activities. If you're more of a landlubber, relish in the views at Palmer Park or work on your swing at one of Windermere's many award-winning golf courses. Be sure to catch the food trucks and savor gorgeous panoramas at the Pines of Windermere, too!

Local events

There's never a shortage of things to do in Windermere. Mark your calendars for the town's annual PetFest, a free event in March which boasts food trucks, live music, and tons of activities for four-legged friends. Windermere is also known for its auto show, St. Patrick's Day celebration, and the Run Around the Lakes 5k and 10k.

Job opportunities

Job seekers and commuters will have an easy time finding employment near Windermere, largely thanks to the community's location near Orlando. In addition to tourism, high-technology remains one of the Orlando area's most profitable industries. In fact, the Orlando Metro area has a $13.4 billion technology industry that employs 53,000 people. Lockheed Martin, the Walt Disney Company, Siemens, and Darden are some of Orlando's top employers.

Find Your Windermere Home

Ready to find your dream home or condo in Windermere? We can help! Contact the Dana Hall-Bradley Group today to experience Windermere like a local. We'd love to show you around the area and ultimately find the perfect place for you to put down roots. Our team can even help you sell a home in Windermere, too!

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