Located in the popular corridor along SR417 of East Orange County, Lake Nona is a seven-thousand acre development that is master-planned. Just inside the Orlando city limits, you are mere minutes away from beaches, downtown Orlando and the international airport.
In 2007, the Lake Nona outstanding community got the award for the Grand Award community category in the Parade of Homes. Lake Nona won over five other great communities vying for the same category for many good reasons. Not only is Lake an ideal residence you might want to invest in, you also don't need to go very far when it comes to finding things to do or places to see. Here are a few Lake Nona Florida activities you will love:
One of the most inviting and exciting communities for golf and recreation in the globe, Lake Nona Golf and Country Club features amenities nothing short of world class and a private sanctuary nested among the Lake Nona shores. The golf course is designed by Tom Fazio who is highly acclaimed in the field. There are also splendid residences along this six hundred-acre community plus a fitness center, Bath & Racquet club, clubhouse and lodge.
Developed for mix use, the community includes the gated, private Lake Nona Golf and Country Club with a golf course for champions designed by world-famous Andy Banfield and Tom Facio in nineteen eighty-six, the course is, in a word, immaculate.
This course is excellent, to say the least and will be requiring all the shots you have. The short par 4's and the par 3's should be taken advantage of since the rest of the course will really give you the workout you needed.
From the White tees, the par 3's are all one hundred forty to one hundred fifty yards. Opting for the tees that are Blue will put you face to face with 5 par 4's in the yard ranges of four hundred forty to four hundred sixty.
From all tees, the par 5's are averagely long. With the three included lakes in the course, each shot might mean trouble. Keeping your shots off the tee straight gives you much better chances to get a good score.
A gated community, Waters Edge offers the opportunity to live in front of the crystal clear, pristine Lake Nona. Featuring a park on the lakefront, boat storage areas and a boat dock, Water's Edge features charming townhouses and houses from Ryland Homes and Park Square Homes, all of which are nothing short of extraordinary.
Offering lighted trails for walking which are almost six miles long, Village Walk also includes a fitness center, basketball court, tennis court, 2 swimming pools plus scenic views for residence. As a resident, you get a lifestyle free of maintenance and with all the modern conveniences amidst classic Mediterranean homes with roofs made of barrel tiles. The norm in Village Walk is properties by the waterfront. Quaint bridges connect streets and there is a great place to gather at the town center where there is a full-time activities director in the fitness center, a gas station, bank, post office, salon and cafe.
Bringing the concept of living to another level, Pulte's Village Walk in Lake Nona features homes that are resort-like in a unique design in the neighborhood where the norm is property by the water.
There are quaint bridges connecting streets that form walking paths to the center of town providing you with a great place in the neighborhood to gather. You can conveniently stroll from your home to the bank, post office, cafe, gas station and center for fitness complete with a full-time director for activities.
Aside from the fitness center, Village Walk also offers basketball courts, tennis courts, two swimming pools and six miles of walking trails that are lit-up. Home inspired by the Mediterranean feature superior details, scenic views and barrel tile roofs. As a resident, you can benefit from a maintenance free, convenient lifestyle.
Lake Nona is a community being developed for families and for this reason; there are many things to do in and around the Lake Nona Florida area. As a matter of fact more than forty-percent of the community and are under preservation as parks and dog-parks.
There are open spaces and lakes including an unpaved and paved trail system of forty-four miles for the enjoyment of residents. Among the recreational facilities of Lake Nona is a neighborhood fitness center, a community YMCA, an equestrian center and an aquatic center.
Upon the completion of the community, these amenities will be enjoyed by residents along with an abundance of entertainment and retail options, residential options and diverse workspaces.
Currently, 600 acres are being developed as the Lake Nona Science and Technology Park. This will provide nearby residents with many well-paid jobs. The park will include the Nemours Children's Hospital and Research Campus, the Orlando VA Medical Center, the University Of Florida Research Center, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research East Coast Campus and the UCF College of Medicine and Health Care Campus.
Homes are being constructed around parks and playgrounds where people can bring their children out for some fresh air, and go walking, jogging or biking with their pets. As you go through the garden paths you will be in touch with a lot of wildlife. A short ride away from Lake Nona is the international airport, shopping and museums.
Local lakes in and around the area offer fishing and you can spend many bonding moments teaching your kids how to fish.
Now open, Laureate Park features forward thinking neighbors and some of the most intelligent minds on the planet. Located a stone's throw away from the Medical City of Lake Nona, residents get the chance to chit chat with like-minded intellectuals who live in equally beautiful homes. There are currently six home showcases open for tour 7 days weekly, featuring the K Hovnanian Homes, David Wekley Homes and Ashton Woods Homes.
Situated in Lake Nona's most northern section, the five hundred-acre NorthLake Park neo-traditional community is where you can take your dogs for walks in the neighborhood dog park, play some ball in tennis and basketball courts, swim in the outdoor Olympic-size pool and check out both the YMCA and the elementary school which is rated-A.
The latest shopping center in Lake Nona, Lake Nona Plaza is anchored by the supermarket Publix and can be easily accessed from across Lake Nona Middle School. There will be a traditional grocery with frozen food, dairy, produce and meat plus a department for fresh seafood, a deli, floral shop and bakery. Besides Publix, there is also going to be a lot of restaurants and retail spaces at Lake Nona Plaza so you will never have to go too far to shop.
At the YMCA in Lake Nona kids can enjoy the waterfall that is built into the swimming pool, which is just one great feature at the family center of the Lake Nona YMCA. There is a wellness center that is state of the art, a gym, an aerobics room and an outdoor pool. Once you register and become a member, you will be able to freely access the Lake Nona Florida YMCA sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and outdoor walking trails.
Restaurants such as Cariera, which is an Italian, authentic restaurant plays music live on Friday and Saturday nights. Other places you can dine in include the Nona Wineroom, Nona Taproom, Tijuana Flats and Outback.
In just fifteen minutes you can also go dancing and dining in downtown Orlando and Winter Park.