The city of Leesburg is located in Lake County and has a population of approximately 16,000. Leesburg is also situated at the head of the Oklawaha River system between Lake Griffin and Lake Harris. In 1857, Evander McIver Lee and several of his brothers settled in the area of modern-day Leesburg. In 1875, the town of Leesburg was incorporated and became the county seat of Sumter County for a short time until Lake County was formed from portions of Sumter and Orange counties. During the early part of the 20th century, Leesburg became a significant part of the watermelon industry in the United States. Today, Leesburg is a popular retirement destination because of its proximity to Orlando, which is less than an hour away via US-27 South and the Florida Turnpike.
Residents of Leesburg are fortunate to live in such a place that allows them to be only minutes away from Orlando, with all the fantastic wonders it has to offer while enjoying a small town environment. 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 36 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 alligators, osprey, and various other kinds of wildlife. Another favorite lake near Leesburg is Lake Harris, around 31 miles northwest of Orlando. The 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 anchored by big names such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Macy's.
Single-family homes for sale in Leesburg and within the surrounding Clermont, Florida, area feature a variety of floor plans, architectural designs, as well as lot sizes. Houses for sale in Leesburg range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,240 square feet to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and approximately 1,687 square feet. Some of the amenities that are found in these homes include open and split floor plans, golf courses only steps away, wood flooring, big family rooms, and much more. In addition to that, Leesburg has a number of multi-family residences listed including condominiums, apartments, and townhomes ranging in size and offering an array of special features. 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 in one of the neighborhoods in Leesburg, there are plenty of vacant lots on the market. Furthermore, if you haven’t found anything you like in Leesburg, we can help you find what you’re looking for in one of our neighboring cities. Whether you’re interested in Leesburg real estate or other properties in Lake County, contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.