Incorporated in 1973, Lake Mary is Seminole County’s newest city, located about 18 miles north of Orlando. Lake Mary real estate is highly sought after, the city has seen some of Florida’s fastest business growth and its attractive qualities has consistently earned it the title of CNN/Money Magazine’s #1 small town in Florida to live. Lake Mary is known for its upscale residential communities and parks, excellent schools, strong business center, and outstanding restaurants and shopping.
Lake Mary is well connected to the rest of the state of Florida due to its proximity to Interstate 4 and Florida 417 Highway, making it an ideal choice for business. Government agencies, telecommunications, medical and electronic companies all call Lake Mary home, as well as many corporate headquarters and facilities. Lake Mary is Florida’s Tech Corridor, offering many business and employment opportunities.
As its name suggests, the area is surrounded by beautiful lakes. Water recreation of all sorts are popular in the city. Canoeing can be enjoyed on the pristine Wekiva River. Lake Monroe gathers sailors for the nation’s largest inland sailing regatta, the Citrus Sailfest. St. Johns River is famous for its fishing and wildlife, and water sports and boating are freely available on Lake Mary, Crystal Lake, and Bel-Aire Lake. The breathtaking environment also provides beautiful wilderness trails, perfect for biking, walking, jogging, and sightseeing.
The Colonial Towne Center is a popular place for residents with its boutique shops and wide variety of restaurants. Liberty Park is perfect for an afternoon picnic, Central park has a beautiful gazebo, popular for its entertainment and home to many wedding ceremonies. The Sports Complex is an athlete’s dream with facilities for baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball, skateboarding, bicycling, and water park. Golfers share their love of three of Central Florida’s top rated country clubs with championship courses at Heathrow, Timacuan, and Magnolia Plantations. Soccer is popular in the area thanks to the nearby U.S. Soccer Federation’s National Training Center and The Seminole Soccer Club for youth league competition.
As much as there is to do in Lake Mary, the endless attractions of Central Florida are a half hours drive away. Residents benefit from visits to Walt Disney World, Universal studios, and SeaWorld. Downtown Orlando boasts professional sporting events, world class shopping and dining, and an exceptional nightlife.
Lake Mary homes for sale are complimented by its well respected schools and a city that is rich in culture and social opportunities. Thanks to an excellent police department, the city is one of Florida’s safest. There aren’t many places that offer the combination of small town aesthetic, business and recreational opportunities, coupled with the excitement of Central Florida, but Lake Mary is the perfect marriage of these qualities.