Over 130 years ago, Oakland, Florida was a bustling railroad town, as well as the industrial and social hub of Orange County. Some of the homes built for railroad officials still stand in parts of Oakland, the final remnants of the area’s industrial history. In 1860, residents who lived in the area chose to name their community “Oakland” for the many Oak trees in the region. In 1886, Orange County Judge and the founder of Oakland, James Speer, opened a way for the Orange Belt Line Railroad to bring its tracks through the town. The coming of the railroad sparked a boost in economic growth for Oakland. The area was officially incorporated as a town in 1891.
People are attracted to Oakland in Orange County, Florida, for a lot of reasons, and the beauty of nature is most likely at the top of their list. One of the places near Oakland that represents the wonder of Florida’s nature is Wekiwa Springs State Park located in Apopka, Florida. Boasting 7,000 acres of untamed natural green space, this Florida State Park features a few attractions, the main one being the spring which provides the Wekiva River approximately 42 million gallons of water every day. Swimming is allowed, with the water depths varying depending on the location. An array of camping facilities are available throughout the entire park, offering visitors areas for tent camping all the way to RVs. Other activities are available as well, such as hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Furthermore, with Orlando less than 15 miles away, you can visit key destinations such as Universal Orlando located at 6000 Universal Boulevard; or Magic Kingdom located at 1180 Seven Seas Drive in Lake Buena Vista; Epcot located at 200 Epcot Center Drive. This is only a small fraction of the things available for residents living in Oakland. In addition to that, you have The Florida Mall for your shopping and dining needs. This super regional mall is located at 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, featuring Abercrombie & Fitch, A’Gaci, Apple, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, and much more.
Real estate for sale in Oakland is designed and built by the top home builder in the state of Florida. Many of the property listings boast big names such as Hibiscus Homes, CalAtlantic, as well as many custom built homes. You can find both single-story and two story single-family homes ranging in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and around 1,980 square feet to five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and about 4,370 square feet. Some of the amenities found in these homes include split floor plans, engineered hardwood flooring, granite counter-tops, bright and open family rooms, large bedrooms, hydro-massage tubs, and more. Some of these homes for sale in Oakland have been built in secure gated communities and feature Georgetown, Cambridge, Arbordale, Seamist, and Summerfield plans. If by chance you weren’t able to find what you’re looking for in Oakland, we can assist you in finding a home you’ll love in one of our other communities in Clermont. Whether you’re interested in Oakland real estate or other properties in Clermont, contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.