Oakland Florida is a small town in Orange County Florida between Winter Garden and Clermont just south of Lake Apopka. This small community is home to about 2500 residents but has seen tremendous growth over the last 10 years.
Nestled between John’s Lake and Lake Apopka, many homes sit on the shores of these lakes with larger estates, beautiful waterfront homes and a laid-back lifestyle. This diverse and thriving community has a rich history of railroads and agriculture and was once the shipping point on Lake Apopka for vegetables and oranges. Today, nearly 130 acres of wetlands and opulence are secured and currently being restored and preserved by the city. The development is operated by the Oakland Nature Preserve Inc. and is free to the public for walks and self-guided tours.
Oakland created the Oakland Avenue Charter School, a K-5 elementary school under the Orange County Public school auspice. This school teaches 500 students and is owned and operated by the town of Oakland and has consistently maintained and A rating.
The amazing Oakland Nature Preserve offers summer camps, trails, Saturday programs and opportunities to get close to nature. The trails are open every day of the week and it’s absolutely free to visit! It’s really the area’s best outdoor recreational destination.
Homes in Oakland start about $35,000 for land and lots, perfect for building your dream home. Single family homes start around $200,000 and higher priced homes run around $500,000-$800,000. All in all, it’s actually a more affordable place to call home in the Orlando area and many homes are waterfront on one of the two near-by lakes.
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