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Buying a House in Davenport Florida

Davenport is a rapidly growing area in central Florida, and one of the hottest destinations for Orlando homeownership. Davenport has more new builds than almost any other suburb listed.

The mix of undeveloped land, lower cost of homeownership, and rural setting along southern I-4 have created the perfect storm for home builders to build. Driving through Davenport, you can still see many citrus groves dotted between newly built suburbs, although that’s likely to change as new development creeps in over the coming years. Davenport is incredibly quiet and rural.

Location & History

Davenport is located south of I-4 in Polk County. The city is closer to Lakeland than Orlando but is close enough to Disney and sprawling suburbs of South Orlando to be considered on this list. The city can trace its roots back to the 1830s and had a strong military presence during the Second Seminole War.

Downtown Davenport is small, untouched, and not conveniently located for the average Davenport resident. Most homeowners live in northern Davenport, close to I-4 and Hwy 27. This section of town has also experienced the most growth compared with other parts of Davenport. Lots of big box stores, housing communities, and shopping centers fill the section along highway 27 and I-4, and slowly dissipate the further out you travel.


Map and relative location to theme parks


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THINGS TO DO

Airboat tours and hot-air balloon tours (highly recommended) are some exciting things to experience near Davenport. You are also 20 minutes to Disney, which is really convenient. The drive along Davenport to Disney is also a simple one, with minimal turns.

Also in Davenport is the Northeast Regional Park, which features a walking trail, sports fields, and a small boat launch into Old Lake Davenport.

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Homes in Davenport, FL

Affordable housing is the main star in Davenport — you can even still find new builds starting around $200,000-$210,000, which is hard to find elsewhere in the Orlando metropolis. I can think of few other areas in Orlando with such affordability.

Many neighborhoods sit among orange groves in rural settings. Neighborhoods are geared towards maximum affordability, but there are a few higher-end neighborhoods. (Ridgewood Lakes is the only subdivision that comes to mind.) New subdivisions like Silver Palms, Carlisle Grande, Golden Ridge, and Citrus Isle are great options that all start in the very low $200,000s.

Why Move Here?

North Davenport as a whole is the most affordable suburb within 20 minutes of Disney. It’s also further south than any other Orlando suburb, meaning it still has room to grow. The vibe is laid back, rural, and modest. New communities are popping up along Hwy-27 in Northern Davenport, and are minutes from I-4. Newer communities are very price-conscious, with beautiful, modest homes.

Davenport shouldn’t be overlooked. The population and home price has doubled in the last 10 years, and with good reason.

Homes for sale in Davenport, FL

If you have questions about moving to Central Florida and would like to speak with a real estate professional, please contact us.

$49,500
Land For Sale
Active
3.01
ACRES
OSCEOLA, FL
COUNTY
S Poinciana Boulevard
Davenport, FL 33896
Poinciana Estate Sec C Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$49,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.06
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
230 Lake Crest Loop
Davenport, FL 33837
Center Crest R V Park Subdivision
$52,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.07
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
209 Royal Troon Loop
Davenport, FL 33837
Deer Creek Golf & Tennis Rv Resort Ph 03-A Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$90,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.64
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
Ernie Caldwell Boulevard
Davenport, FL 33837
 
$90,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.96
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
Locke Road
Davenport, FL 33837
 
Price Change - a week ago
$95,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.69
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
Lee Jackson Hwy 547 N
Davenport, FL 33837
Organic Mini Farms Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$95,000
Land For Sale
Active
4.73
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
1737 Lakewood Road
Davenport, FL 33837
Lakewood Park Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$99,000
Land For Sale
Active
4.82
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
Rooks Road
Davenport, FL 33837
Fla Dev Co Sub Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$140,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.15
ACRES
OSCEOLA, FL
COUNTY
Osceola Polk Line Road
Davenport, FL 33896
Pomerance Park Unit 02 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$149,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,134
SQFT
8010 Tuscany Way #3307
Davenport, FL 33896
Tuscana I A Condo Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$159,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,134
SQFT
1351 Tuscan Terrace Lane #7203
Davenport, FL 33896
Tuscana 02 A Condo Subdivision
$175,950
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,018
SQFT
2600 Sand Mine Road #D23
Davenport, FL 33897
The Retreat At Regal Palms Subdivision
$180,000
Land For Sale
Active
5.93
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
Lakewood
Davenport, FL 33837
Florida Development Co Subdivision Subdivision
$180,000
Land For Sale
Active
18.33
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
Church Road
Davenport, FL 33896
Loughman Subdivision
$189,900
Land For Sale
Active
1
ACRES
OSCEOLA, FL
COUNTY
S Orange Blossom Trail
Davenport, FL 33896
Orange Blossom Add West Subdivision
$195,000
Land For Sale
Active
5.05
ACRES
OSCEOLA, FL
COUNTY
Unknown
Davenport, FL 33896
Westmont Subdivision
$199,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,076
SQFT
612 Chelsea Drive
Davenport, FL 33897
Towns Legacy Park Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,128
SQFT
2825 Massee Road
Davenport, FL 33837
 
$200,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.63
ACRES
POLK, FL
COUNTY
202 Traub Avenue
Davenport, FL 33837
 

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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