Lake County

Lake County is located in Central Florida bordering Orange, Polk, Sumter, Marion, Seminole and Volusia Counties.

Lake County was named for it's large number of lakes and is part of the Central Highlands with rolling hills and an elevation of approximately 50 to 190 feet above sea level. Lake County is a step away from the big city and features small towns, relaxing atmosphere, and nature at it's best. The southeastern tip is part of the growing 4 corners area minutes away from Disney and Central Florida Attractions while the northwest borders the Ocala National Forest. 

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Population - 2000
210,527
Population - 2010
297,047
Population - 2015 Est
316,569
Land Area (sq mi)
938
Water Area (sq mi)
219
Total Area (sq mi)
1,157
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
90
Temperature - Average Low
75

Lake County School District is the 19th largest public school district in the state of Florida. There are approximately 41,000 students across 50 different public schools that including traditional schools, charter schools, alternatives schools, and adult learning centers.

Lake Griffin State Park is home to Florida's second oldest Live Oak Tree, which is approximately 400 years old. It is a great place to sightsee and enjoy nature. The park offers 40 campsites, each with water and electricity, and some even include a sewer. Activities offered at Lake Griffin State Park include kayak and canoe tours, boat tours, and hiking. Various wildlife such as raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and bears are all commonly found in the park's trails. 

Only 30 minutes away from Orlando, Lake Louisa State Park is a perfect spot for Orlando locals to come to and relax. This state park is full of wildlife and activities; Lake Louisa State Park provides opportunities for biking, boating, camping, kayaking, and many more activities that nature lovers could enjoy.

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Beacon College is a Leesburg college for students who learn differently. Students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, and other conditions can earn associates and bachelors degrees in programs that work for them.

Clermont Brewing Company is located just south of Lake Minneola and is the second microbrewery to open its doors in Clermont. With ten craft brews of many styles making the opening day lineup and an artisanal menu with Neapolitan pizzas and gourmet salad, Clermont Brewing has much to offer. It also offers live music and a substantial outdoor dining space. 

Featuring over 60+ vendors Downtown Clermont Farmers Market is the place to go to get handmade items and products from locals on Sunday morning and afternoon.

The Eustis Memorial Library has been an independent library in Eustis for over 100 years.

Growler USA is a franchise that specializes in the proper preservation of craft beers brought to consumers from some of the best breweries around the world. There are two locations in Florida, Clermont and Miami. The Clermont location features over 100 craft beers and a full food menu. 

The IceHouse Theatre is a theatre in Mount Dora that first opened in 1948. It puts on many plays and musicals every season.

Mission is to improve our quality of life in Lake County by providing coordination and funding for prevention and intervention programs for children, youth and families through collaborative, community-based services.

The Lake County Library System has 15 branches in Astor, Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Howey-in-the-Hills, Minneola, Tavares, Mount Dora, Sorrento, Montverde, Leesburg, Groveland, Paisley, Umatilla, and 2 in Clermont.

Lake County welcomes outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy bird watching, sporting events, aquatic trails, and historical architecture from the seat of their bike. Let’s get a closer look at some of Lake County Parks and recreational service’s most alluring features.

Lake Square Mall is a large shopping center with lots of stores to choose from. It is also home to many dining and entertainment options including an AMC movie theater, indoor go-kart racing, and Via Entertainment, an arcade and bowling alley. 

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is located on a 127 acre estate and is one of Florida's premium wineries. It is the largest vineyard in Florida, and is at the former center of the grape industry. 

Michael Ali's is a pizzeria located at "790 West" in Clermont. It offers a variety of Italian food options ranging from strombolis to meatballs as well as their signature "Peter's Buffalo Wings" made from a 35-year-old family recipe. It shares its patio with Suncreek Brewery and Savoree. They have a second location in Winter Garden under the same roof as Crooked Can.

Montverde Academy is a coeducational independent school that serves grades Pre-K3–12. Our boarding program serves grades 7-12 and post-graduate studies.

The Moonlight Players Theater is a theater that opened in 1999 as a home for the The Moonlight Players. It was renovated from an old car shop.

Oak Haven Farms & Winery is both a winery and a u-pick strawberry farm. If you love wine tasting and strawberry cheesecake, this is the place to get both.

Since the 1940s AM 790 has been playing country music and broadcasting news important to the local community. This stations supports local artists, businesses, and civic groups. 

Savoree is a sandwich shop with two locations—one at "790 West" in Clermont and the other in downtown Winter Garden—that specializes in garden to table handcrafted salads and sandwiches. 

The State Theatre is a historic theater in Eustis which first opened in 1916 to show motion pictures. Today it is owned by the Bay Street Players, who turned the old movie theater into a thriving performing arts venue in the 1970s.

Suncreek Brewery is Clermont's first microbrewery, located just south of Lake Minneola. It shares its "790 West" location with two eateries and is host to a substantial outdoor space. Suncreek offers an almost entirely Floridian tap list, including quite a few of their own brews. 

Raw, local Florida Honey straight from the beehives with no filtering, heating or processing. All natural, 100% pure Florida Honey. 

The Crooked Spoon is a gastropub in Clermont that proudly promotes traditional fare with a dazzling and inventive new flare. The restaurant's menu has been carefully crafted by Chef Steve Saelg, who believes in the art of the complete dining experience. The Crooked Spoon also sports tremendous depth of knowledge and selection in their associates and craft beer menu. 

A taste of England right in Clermont, it's Friar Tuck! With English staples like shepherd's pie and traditional English breakfasts, this authentic spot is a taste of home for those who made the trip across the pond. Hard to find British snacks and sweets can also be purchased at their small gift shop section. Come enjoy great British fare at this unique shop that cooks the Queen's way.

The Windsor Rose Tea Room and Restaurant is a traditional British tea room that was established by Richard and Christine Annis in 1991. After many owners, Paul and Susan Goodale took over and are still in charge today. Their menu includes British and American teas, treats, and meals. Paul and Susan Goodale pride themselves on the friendly and personal atmosphere they have created in their tea room. They also host events from time to time. Check their website or Facebook for more information.

World of Beer (Clermont) is a franchise located in the Clermont Landing shopping plaza, just east of highway 27. It hosts an extensive tap list with beers from all over the world. It also has a quality bar menu and ample outdoor seating in a convenient location. 

For families homeschooling students age 11 to 18 and living in Central Florida, this teen only group includes activities, field trips, etc. will be geared toward the middle to high school level/age group.

We are a support group of homeschoolers in the Golden Triangle area of Lake County, Florida that meets regularly. We offer weekly park days, field trips, mom's night outs, and other events throughout the year. With over 200 families, we have all ages and homeschooling approaches represented in our group, although the highest concentration of students is lower middle school and younger.

If you are an "Unschooler" or a really relaxed homeschooler and you live in or around Lake County Florida then this is the group for you. Lets make this a place where we can come together to talk about the life that we choose, we respect our children and treat them like people, we don't believe in forced learning..."unschooling" affects every part of our live's not just the way our children learn.

A place where all Homeschoolers....(Unschooler, Child lead learning, School at homer, just learning about homeschooling), regardless of faith (or lack of), race, family status, or any other thing that can get into the way of support, can go to and feel as though they belong. 

Support group to encourage home educating families in the task of teaching their children at home. We are open to any home schooling family needing support despite race, creed, or religion, though most of our members are Christians.

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