From the City of Tavares' "The Seaplane City," to the City of Mount Dora's "Some Place Special," to the City of Clermont's "The Choice of Champions," Lake County boasts 14 distinct municipalities, each with its own small town personality and unique historic downtown district. Dotted with art galleries, antique stores, mom and pop shops and restaurants, Lake County's downtown districts are a refreshing reminder of the way life should be.
An internationally renowned college preparatory school drawing a student population from over 60 countries. Among the academy's achievements are a 100 percent college acceptance rate and 85 percent college of first choice rate.
Picturesque hills, acres of parks, and of course, lakes and rivers make Lake County a prime destination for any entrepreneur interested in planting their roots and growing both their business and their family.
Any of the county’s many waterfront parks, situated beneath a canopy of oak tree hammocks, are a soothing locale for a Sunday afternoon picnic or to stop for a water break while biking one of the area’s many trails.
For families, heritage museums, lively festivals and nostalgic train rides add to the allure of scenic Lake County, which has a character all its own. The county highlights its love of the outdoors with the annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, securing Lake County's place on the map as a premier birding destination.
Offering many options for education, both public and private, children growing up here benefit from individualized, progressive learning experiences giving them the skills needed to succeed in higher education and the workplace.
The Lake County Library System operates nine member libraries and six branch libraries. Focusing on STEM learning, Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont opened the Go Zone Makerspace, designed for children ages 12 and above, as well as adults interested in furthering their learning or beginning their own small businesses.