Citrus Highlands is a neighborhood of Clermont in Lake County, Florida. Citrus Highlands features single-family residences designed and constructed by various builders and offer homebuyers several kinds of flexible floor plans to choose from. Two main highways serving the Clermont area are US-27 (north-south) and State Road 50 (east-west). State Road 50 East connects Citrus Highlands to Orlando via the Florida Turnpike and the Spessard L. Holland East-West Expressway. Clermont was founded in 1884, built among the rolling hills between Lake Minnehaha and Lake Minneola. The town was incorporated in 1916 and named after Clermont-Ferrand, France, one of the countries oldest cities, which was the birthplace of A. F. Wrotnoski, one of the co-founders of Clermont, Florida. In 1922, The Postal Colony Company was formed by Edward Denslow, who purchased 1,000 acres of land in Clermont. Denslow planted citrus groves on the land and passed ownership over to various retired postal workers who tended to them. Over time, Clermont became one of the largest citrus producing towns in the United States. In 1956, the Florida Citrus Tower was built, becoming one of Central Florida’s most visited landmarks.
Citrus Highlands in Clermont is approximately 35 minutes away from Orlando, which means you’ll be living a stone's throw away from world renowned destinations such as Walt Disney World, Seaworld, and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Locally, there is Citrus Tower located at 141 US-27. The 226-foot-tall tower was built in 1956. Before there were theme parks in Orlando, the Citrus Tower was one of the most visited places in Florida. Furthermore, learn a little about presidential history at the Presidents Hall of Fame located at 123 South Highway 27, dedicated to U.S. Presidents and their families, as well as having displays such as a miniature White House replica. A collection of First Ladies Inaugural Gowns, a miniaturized version of Mount Rushmore, among others. In addition to that, Clermont is home to a number of parks, such as Waterfront Park located at 330 3rd Street, which is a lakefront park offering a fishing pier, a paved walking trail, a playground, and seasonal swimming. For shopping and dining options, Clermont has places like the ViaPort Florida located at 10401 U.S. 441, featuring anchor stores such as Belk, Sears, and Via Entertainment.
Single-family homes for sale in Citrus Highlands range in size from four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,830 livable square feet to four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and 2,432 livable square feet. Citrus Highlands homes also feature various architectural styles and floor plans to choose from. Furthermore, real estate for sale in Citrus Highlands offers a long list of features such as private backyards, contiguous kitchens and living rooms, open floor plans, and more. If Citrus Highlands doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for, we can assist you in finding something you like in one of our neighboring communities. Clermont is home to numerous neighborhoods featuring hundreds of homes for sale, so if you would like to learn more about available properties in Citrus Highlands or elsewhere in the Clermont-Lake County region, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for further information.