Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, which is one of the few geographical locations in the state featuring fills. This historic city is only 22 miles from Orlando and 22 miles from Leesburg. Clermont is a member of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1884, Clermont was platted and built between Lake Minnehaha to the south and Lake Minneola to the north. Clermont was named after Clermont, France, hometown of A. F. Wrotnoski, one of the co-founders. In 1916, the town was incorporated, with the first developer, Edward Denslow, organizing The Postal Colony Company in 1922. Denslow purchased 1,000 acres of land in Clermont and planted citrus groves, which were owned and taken care of by people who had retired from the post office. During a period, Clermont was one of the principal citrus growers in the United States. In 1956, the Florida Citrus Tower was built, becoming one of Florida’s most visited historic sites. The Florida Citrus Tower was the tallest structure in the state for quite some time, allowing visitors to look out upon thousands of acres of citrus groves, as well as being able to see all the way to Orlando.
One of the things potential homebuyers love about the city of Clermont is its proximity to Orlando, only 35 minutes away via FL-50 West and FL408 East. This places you minutes away from top destinations like Walt Disney World, which features cool attractions such as four theme parks, several golf courses, twenty-seven themed resort hotels, a camping resort, the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs, and nine non-Disney hotels. Then you have Universal Orlando, a theme park and entertainment resort complex that includes attractions such as Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk Orlando (a night-time entertainment complex), Volcano Bay (a water park), and much more. Additionally, Clermont does not lack things to do either. Lake County boasts hundreds of thousands of acres of natural green space. For example, you have Lake Eustis located west of the city of Eustis, covering 7,000 acres and offering visitors an array of activities that range from fishing to sailboating. Another favorite place among residents and tourists alike is Ocala National Forest located in Umatilla. This nationally controlled forest provides you with dozens of campgrounds, ranging from primitive to full service, as well as cabins for families or groups.
Single-family homes for sale in Clermont feature Andover, Southern Country, Merlot-style plans, to name a few. Houses in the Clermont range in size from four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 2,100 square feet to five bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and approximately 2,800 square feet. Other properties in Clermont range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,400 square feet to seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,900 square feet. Some of the amenities that are found in these homes include split floor plans, large double front doors, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, along with a long list of others. In addition to that, Clermont offers a number of multi-residential including condominiums and townhomes ranging in size from two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 500 square feet to four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and approximately 2,000 square feet. Amenities for these properties include massive master closets, Jacuzzi tubs, swimming pools, open floor plans, powder rooms, and more. If you’re interested in building a home or some other kind of property near Clermont in Clermont, you can find a selection of vacant lots for sale ranging from 0.34 acres to 20 acres. Whether you’re interested in Clermont real estate or other properties in Clermont, contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.