Verde Ridge is a subdivision of Clermont in Lake County, Florida. This community is conveniently located 22 miles from Orlando and 22 miles from Leesburg, allowing residents many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Clermont is a member of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1884, Clermont was first platted out on the rolling hills between Lake Minnehaha to the south and Lake Minneola to the north. Clermont was named after the hometown of A. F. Wrotnoski who was one of the founders. In 1916, the town was incorporated, with the first interested 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 growing places in the United States.
Residents of Verde Ridge in 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 a number of amenities such as millions of 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 provides 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 Verde Ridge and within the surrounding Clermont area feature various design plans from numerous builders. Properties in Clermont range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,400 square feet to seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,915 square feet. Some of the amenities found in these homes include granite countertops, custom hardwood floors, walk-in closets, hot tub area, and much more. Whether you’re interested in Verde Ridge real estate or other properties in Clermont, call us today for more information or to schedule a tour.