Clermont is the place to put your roots
Extensive research goes into the home buying decision. Luckily when it comes to purchasing a home in the Clermont area you don’t have to look too hard to see why it is a perfect place to call home. Clermont is a quaint little town with historic charm that offers serenity, breathtaking lake views and the convenience of bigger cities close by. With Orlando only 22 miles away, you are just far enough out of the hustle and bustle to get a quiet lakefront lifestyle, but also close enough to have some fun when you’re in the mood for a night out. Clermont is mostly a residential town offering one of the first constructed landmarks in Florida, The Florida Citrus Tower.
They say the happiest place on earth is Disneyland, but if we are being honest, how true is this?
While Disneyland is indeed, magical, sometimes the constant hustle, musicals, cheer and shrieking children over whelmed with glee, can get a little old, not to mention the continuous tourist traffic. Clermont is peacefully located 30 minutes from Disney World allowing you to be close enough to create magical memories, but also allowing for some quiet nights away from the fireworks.
While the cost of living and housing have slowly been rising in more recent years, many still love their Florida lifestyles and find the higher cost of living to be quite reasonable when you factor in all the amenities and activities of the surrounding areas. Unlike previous decades, citrus and cattle, while still a major part of Florida’s economy, the state has become a hot spot for tourists traveling to visit theme parks and bringing in tourist income. With tourists coming from all over the globe, it is easy to appreciate the quiet lifestyle in Clermont and feel blessed to live in a place so close to a coveted tourist hot spot.
For those of us who have not yet reached retirement, Clermont and surrounding towns offer many diverse employment opportunities. Both military and high-tech companies including Siemens, IBM, Electronic Arts, Veritas, General Dynamics and Northrup/Grumman have a large presence in Florida providing many different careers. There are also well-known companies in the service industries that have moved into Florida such as Darden and the Hard Rock Café.
With employment opportunities, lake views in quiet towns and tourist activities right next door, it’s hard not to fall in love with Orlando, Clermont and the surrounding towns. Contrary to some beliefs, Florida is lush and filled with deciduous woods and scattered with lakes. The rich environment allows you to grow and maintain orchards as well as citrus crops for a perfect and relaxing weekend hobby. While temperatures may rise during the summer, the coastal state provides soft breezes to help you stay cool and comfortable even on the hottest Florida days. Towns such as Clermont are inland enough to have low hurricane threats and can occasionally provide heavy rainfall during hurricane seasons to nurture your greenery. With so much to offer it is easy to take the step in choosing to make Clermont and other cities surrounding Orlando home.
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