Greater Lakes is a housing development of Clermont in Lake County, Florida. Greater Lakes features single-family residences designed and constructed by Home Dynamics 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 Greater Lakes 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.
Residents of Greater Lakes of Clermont, Florida, enjoy an abundance of amenities including many acres of natural green space. One example is Lake Louisa State Park with a visitors center located at 7305 US Highway 27 just south of Clermont. This park offers opportunities for camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, picnicking, and canoeing. Other amenities include 16 miles of equestrian trails, a primitive equestrian campground, 20 miles of hiking trails, a picnic pavilion, a 0.5-mile nature trail, as well as a canoe and kayak launch. Lake County provides many amenities such as acres of natural green space, great shopping and dining locations, and many indoor and outdoor activities. One example is the 577-acre Lake Griffin State Park located near Fruitland Park, featuring a half-mile nature trail, a playground for small children, kayak and canoe rentals, a full-facility campground, a boat ramp providing access to the Dead River, a forty site campground, and a picnic area. Then there is Lake Harris 31 miles away from Orlando. The lake and the surrounding park is comprised of 13,788 acres and is entirely inside the border of Lake County. Lake Harris provides visitors with many recreational activities such as camping, hiking, nature viewing, horseback riding, fishing, boating, and much more.
Single-family homes for sale in Greater Lakes range in size from four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 3,323 livable square feet to five bedrooms, three baths, and 3,407 livable square feet. Greater Lakes homes also feature various architectural styles and floor plans for you to choose from. Furthermore, real estate for sale in Greater Lakes offers a long list of features such as open floor plans, spacious master suites, large his/her walk-in closets, beautiful wood tile flooring as well as supersized lofts, and more. If Greater Lakes 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 offers hundreds of homes for sale in many communities, so if you would like to learn more about available properties in Greater Lakes or elsewhere in the Clermont-Lake County region, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for further information.