Eustis is a city in Lake County, Florida, located within the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Area. Eustis is home to GeorgeFest, the second longest ongoing annual celebration in the United States. The area of modern-day Eustis went through a couple of name changes before the people finally came up with the name “Lake Eustis,” after General Abraham Eustis. General Eustis was a well-known figure during and after the Seminole Wars, having had a few small battles with the Seminole near present-day Tavares, on the southern shore. During the pre-railroad era, steamboats used Eustis as a port, causing the small town to become quite busy. In 1883, it was decided to change “Lake Eustis” to just “Eustis.” Then in the 1850s, the United States government opened the town up for homesteading, but the settlement was hindered by the start of the Civil War. In 1875, surveyors were finally able to complete their jobs and a flood of settlers and homesteaders descended on Eustis.
Residents of Eustis are fortunate to live in a place that allows them to live only minutes away from Orlando, with all the amazing wonders it has to offer while enjoying a small town environment. Some of the most popular destinations in Lake County are any one of the numerous natural green spaces available. For example, you have Lake Louisa State Park just 31 miles away in Clermont, comprised of saw palmettos, live oak, and bald cypress. Besides Lake Louisa, other smaller lakes are contained within the State Park as well, including Bear Lake, Dude Lake, Dixie Lake, Hammond Lake, and a few smaller lakes scattered about. Located in Fruitland Park, you have Lake Griffin State Park which is comprised of approximately 578 acres of hardwood upland and swampland. A few of the activities allowed at Lake Griffin State Park are kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, camping, as well as wildlife viewing. As you stroll through the park, you’re bound to see bald eagles, anhinga, American alligator, osprey, and various other kinds of wildlife. Another popular lake near is Lake Harris, around 31 miles northwest of Orlando. The local residents refer to Lake Harris as "Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes" or "Harris Chain of Lakes", depending on who you’re talking to. In addition to that, The Mall at Millenia is only a short distance away when you’re looking to do some serious shopping and dining out. Located at 4200 Conroy Road in Orlando, this upscale shopping mall has over 150 stores and is anchored by big names such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Macy's.
Single-family homes for sale in Eustis, Florida, area feature a variety of floor plans, architectural designs, as well as lot sizes. Houses for sale in Eustis range in size from two bedrooms, one bathrooms, and 960 square feet to six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and approximately 6,327 square feet. Some of the amenities that are found in these homes include gorgeous stone flooring, high volume ceilings, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, walk-in showers, and more. Furthermore, if you’re interested in building a home in one of the Eustis communities, there are vacant lots on the market ranging in size from one acre to 80 acres. Furthermore, if you haven’t found anything you like in Eustis, we can help you find what you’re looking for in one of our neighboring cities. Whether you’re interested in Eustis real estate or other properties in Lake County, contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.