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Buying a House in Clermont Florida

  • Median home price 2019: $301,100
  • Median price per sq. ft. : $145
  • Property Tax Based on median home price: $2,866
  • Proximity to parks

Clermont is one of the most scenic suburbs of Orlando. Located in Lake County, Florida, on the northwestern outskirts of Orlando, Clermont is bordered by Winter Garden, Groveland, Four Corners, and Minneola. Clermont is a remote suburb of downtown Orlando but boasts lots of charm. It’s a bit further away from Disney and Universal than some other neighborhoods. However, it’s the perfect town for those who want to be close to Disney but still retain a residential, rural feel with plenty of rolling hills.

History & Location

It’s easy to be drawn into Clermont for its large and prolific rolling pasture (some of the largest hills I’ve seen in Florida). The landscape feels much different than the rest of Central Florida. As an Orlando native, much of our land is flat and low-lying, but Clermont (and Four Corners and Winter Garden) are the exceptions. This alone is a selling point for many who are looking for a home in Central Florida that reminds them of up north (think homes with basements!).  Downtown Clermont is sandwiched between Lake Minnehaha and Lake Minneola.

Curiously, Clermont is nicknamed the “Choice of Champions” due to its attraction for Olympians and athletes alike. The city boasts great landscape for training. The city’s lakes, tracks, and hills make it a prime destination for long distance runners and hurdlers. A 10-mile clay loop is also a popular spot for runners. The loop was once surrounded by orange groves, but is now a traffic-free exercise option that features beautiful vistas and rolling hills.

Clermont’s history is rooted in citrus. In fact, it was the most well-known and former capital of Central Florida citrus. Hard freezes in the 1980’s decimated the citrus industry, and most farmers never replanted. The land was worth more zoned residentially, with the boom in the Orlando economy thanks to one specific mouse. Today, the majority of Clermont neighborhoods are platted lots and subdivisions.

THINGS TO DO

The Florida Citrus Tower is the most unique and quirky attraction in Clermont. Built in 1956, the tower was built as an homage to the booming citrus industry. Still in operation, the 22-story elevator brings visitors to beautiful vistas of rolling hills. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention such a quirky Clermont feature. There is also a President’s museum nearby.

Another local favorite is Lakeridge Winery, the largest vineyard in Florida. They specialize in sparkling wine varieties and have complimentary wine tours and wine tastings. It’s a must-do if you love wine.

Map and relative location to theme parks



Homes

One of my favorite neighborhoods in Clermont is Indian Shores. As far as subdivisions go, these homes are on a larger lot. They are well cared for, and the neighborhood retains a natural feel.  Hammock Ridge and Timberlane are also great places to start your search, with homes around the median Orlando average.

Why Live in Clermont, FL

Move to Clermont for affordable homes that don’t feel like you’re in Central Florida. Clermont has rolling hills and a quieter pace of life. You won’t feel like you’re in the rat race (or mouse race in this case) in Clermont. The median sale price of $269,000 can get you a beautiful home. Homes in this area, like most of Orlando, are in subdivisions. The difference in Clermont is the natural landscape, hills, and lakes. Not retention ponds, but natural lakes. With plenty of lakes and natural wonders, Clermont is a great place to enjoy the quiet beauty of Florida. 

Homes for Sale in Clermont, FL

If you have questions about moving to Central Florida and would like to speak with a real estate professional, please contact us. You can also review the listings below and contact us regarding a property you’re interested in.

$19,700
Land For Sale
Active
5
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Pace Road
Clermont, FL 34714
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$29,500
Land For Sale
Active
5
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Calvin Lee Road
Clermont, FL 34714
 
$30,000
Land For Sale
Active
5
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Havana Road
Clermont, FL 34714
 
$30,000
Land For Sale
Active
20
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Off S. Cr 561
Clermont, FL 34711
 
New Listing - 15 hours online
$39,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.76
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
County Road 474
Clermont, FL 34714
 
New Listing - 7 days online
$39,995
Land For Sale
Active
0.04
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
9000 9110 Us Highway 192 #627
Clermont, FL 34714
Outdoor Resorts America Subdivision
$49,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.8
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Salyers Road
Clermont, FL 34714
 
New Listing - 18 hours online
$49,999
Land For Sale
Active
4
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
2711 State Road 33
Clermont, FL 34714
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$55,000
Land For Sale
Active
47.93
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Salyers Road
Clermont, FL 34714
Acreage & Unrec Subdivision
$79,900
Business Opportunity For Sale
Active
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
1242 Commons Court
Clermont, FL 34711
 
$99,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.32
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Green Valley Boulevard
Clermont, FL 34711
Village Green Pt Rep Sub Subdivision
$99,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.35
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
County Road 565a
Clermont, FL 34711
Village Green Pt Rep Sub Subdivision
$100,000
Land For Sale
Active
15
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Farmingdale Road
Clermont, FL 34714
Acreage & Unrec Subdivision
$120,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.6
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Tbd Us Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34715
Acreage & Unrec Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$124,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
704
SQFT
10301 Us Highway 27 #15A
Clermont, FL 34711
Vacation Village Condo Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$129,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.82
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
Florida Boys Ranch Road
Clermont, FL 34711
Lake Glona Shores Subdivision
$149,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
720
SQFT
10301 Us Highway 27 #100
Clermont, FL 34711
Woodhaven Vacation Village Condo Subdivision
$149,900
Land For Sale
Active
5.46
ACRES
LAKE, FL
COUNTY
State Road 33
Clermont, FL 34714
 

Pete Werner

I'm an Orlando local and owner of The DIS (wdwinfo.com), DVCfan.com, DCLfan.com, and host of the DIS Unplugged podcast.

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