Tavares is a city if Central Florida and the county seat of Lake County. It was founded in 1880 by a man named Alexander St. Clair-Abrams who was a newspaper and railroad man. St. Clair-Abrams wanted his town to become the state capital of Florida, but that dream never came true. Nonetheless, in 1887, the railroad began running through Tavares to Orlando, causing an influx of business from people looking for a quiet winter getaway. Tavares was officially incorporated in 1919. For many years, the area of Tavares was used for citrus growth. Recently, the downtown area has been redeveloped with a few stylish restaurants and trendy shops, including a seaplane base that provides people with airborne tours of Central Florida.
Residents of Tavares 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. Some popular destinations in Lake County are any one of the numerous natural green spaces available. For example, you have Lake Louisa State Park 37 minutes 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 well as a few smaller lakes. Located in Fruitland Park, you have Lake Griffin State Park 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 famous lake near Tavares 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." 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 Tavares, Florida, area feature a variety of floor plans, architectural designs, as well as lot sizes. Houses for sale in Tavares range in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,627 square feet to four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and approximately 3,102 square feet. Some of the amenities found in these homes include open and split floor plans, dinette areas with sliding glass doors, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and much more. Additionally, if you’re interested in building a home in one of the neighborhoods in Tavares, there are plenty of vacant lots on the market. Furthermore, if you haven’t found anything you like in Tavares, we can help you find what you’re looking for in one of our neighboring cities. Whether you’re interested in Tavares real estate or other properties in Lake County, contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour.