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4 important things to know about the city of Winter Garden

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Aug 2021

Moving to Florida: 4 Things to Know About Winter Garden

Packing up a moving truck and heading to the sunshine state is a no brainer for many families looking to relocate and enjoy the warm weather. In fact, according to move.org, Florida was the #1 destination for people who relocated to a new state in 2020. One area that is consistently at the top of the list for many prospective buyers is the community of Winter Garden. Here are four things to know about this growing Orange County community.

1. Location, Location, Location

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Located on the western border of Orange County, Winter Garden feels far away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s trendy neighborhoods while being a short drive away from everything that makes Central Florida special. Many professionals choose to live in Winter Garden and commute to Downtown Orlando thanks to the close proximity of toll roads that can make for an easy drive. Along with the proximity to Disney World, a quick trip to Cocoa Beach is just over an hour away making Winter Garden a versatile and convenient place to live.

2. Family First

Children running through water spouts at the Downtown Winter Garden Splash Pad.
Kids can enjoy the Splash Pad in Downtown Winter Garden all year long.

Known as a safe, family friendly place to call home, Winter Garden is considered one of the best places to raise a family in Central Florida. Many public schools are A-rated and you’ll find numerous parks and playgrounds throughout the area. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the arts too thanks to the historic Garden Theatre (originally built in 1935) in downtown Winter Garden. Plus with the Walt Disney World Resort a quick 20 minute drive away, many residents choose to become annual passholders, taking advantage of the theme parks all year long.

Outside view of Plant Street Market in Downtown Winter Garden.
Plant Street Market is a community hub of craft beer, food, and fun.

3. Small Town Charm, Big City Amenities

While the area has one of the fastest growing populations in the state, this community continues to keep it’s small town charm. Downtown Winter Garden is famous for it’s tree lined streets, independent, locally run businesses and a weekly farmer’s market. Plus the popular Plant Street Market includes fan favorites like The Crooked Can Brewing Company, and plenty of food options including sushi, brick fired pizza, and more.

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Downtown Winter Garden is filled with locally owned shops and restaurants.

4. Room to Grow

While today’s red hot real estate market is making it tough for buyers to find and secure their dream home, Winter Garden offers more options when it comes to new construction homes. Because it’s a relatively new community, there is more land available to expand in the area and home builders are choosing to set up shop in Winter Garden. The Winter Garden area offers a mix of single family homes, townhomes and apartments and has attracted a diverse mix of residents including young professionals, families and retirees.


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6 Reasons You’ll Love Visiting Winter Garden

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Nov 2017

6 Reasons You’ll Love Visiting Winter Garden

Winter Garden, located about 14 miles west of Orlando, is one of Central Florida’s hottest up and coming suburbs. With a population around 35,000, this town was voted one of the fastest growing cities in Florida, with an increase of 14% since 2010. With it’s small town charm, filled with restaurants, shopping and more, it’s no wonder Winter Garden is gaining popularity. Here’s 6 reasons you’ll love visiting Winter Garden.

 

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Winter Garden Farmers Market

Winter Garden’s Farmers Market has grown into a community staple, with vendors providing various items to the community such as locally grown produce, baked goods, handmade jewelry, homemade soaps, fresh flowers, and various other goods. This market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, and is located in the historic district of Winter Garden. Live music is provided each Saturday, and the market is family (and dog!) friendly, and a great way to start to see local Winter Garden.

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West Orange Trail

For those who love Florida nature, West Orange Trail is the perfect place to check out. The serene trail stretches 22 miles, from Apopka to Oakland, Florida. This safe and family friendly trail is perfect for outdoor activities such as biking, rollerblading, walking, and even has spots to stop and fish! There are 4 main stations on the trail, 2 of them being in Winter Garden, that provide parking, restrooms, bike racks, playgrounds, and drinking fountains. The beautiful trail is a terrific way to enjoy the outdoors!

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Plant Street Market

Plant Street Market, located in historic downtown, is a local community market with 20 vendors providing organic food and handmade products all in one place. Open 7 days a week, this market is one of Winter Garden’s most popular spots. Some of the excellent food vendors include Jodo Sushi, The Local Butcher, MAC’d OUT gourmet mac and cheese and The Cookery grocery marketplace, providing an array of various local and freshly made food items. Homemade goods include honey from Wild Florida Honey and essential oils from doTERRA. The best part of the market is the business holding it down on the end cap of the building- Crooked Can Brewery. This award winning microbrewery provides flagship, specialty and seasonal brews, and has tours for those interested in seeing how a brewery operates.

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Garden Theatre

First opening its doors in 1935, the Garden Theater is a refurbished, historic theatre in Winter Garden. The theatre puts on dozens of events a year, including plays, concerts, movies and ballets. Some upcoming shows include Annie, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Tennessee Walk and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation completed the restoration of the Garden Theatre in 2008, which introduced a 299 person Mediterranean architecture interior theatre. The Garden Theatre is the perfect way to immerse yourself into the local culture, and provides shows that everyone would love!

 

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Downtown Food Scene

The downtown section of Winter Garden has seen a spurt of growth over the past few years, and exhibits some exceptional food and drink options for locals and visitors. The Chef’s Table at the Edgewater is a local favorite and was voted top 100 restaurants in America by Open Table. This restaurant has two options- The Chef’s Table, which provides guests with a 3-course meal presented by the chefs, or the Tasting Room, which offers small plates, craft cocktails, wine and beer. Pilars Martini is another hot spot, known for being the “late night spot.” Decorated in 30’s deco décor, this piano bar is known for their martinis and mixology, and provides all the fun you would want from a piano bar. Rosallie Le French Café is a newcomer in the area, and the perfect breakfast or lunch spot. Rosallie offers a variety of French pastries, sandwiches, salads, and coffees and tea.  While these are just a few of the excellent choices in the downtown area, we’re sure you’ll see more restaurants and bars pop up in the downtown area too!

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Winter Garden Village

If you’re ready to shop till’ you drop, but still enjoy the town’s small-town feel, you’ll want to make a stop at Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves. The shopping center has dozens of brand name apparel shops such as American Eagle Outfitters, New York & Company, and Old Navy, as well as large department stores like Target, Beall’s and Best Buy. If you work up an appetite during your shopping, don’t worry- there’s 25+ restaurants and eateries, including Panera Bread, First Watch, Bonefish Grill and Chili’s.

Winter Garden is making a name for itself and these are just a few reasons we love this city! With its small town feel, up and coming downtown scene, and the overwhelming support of local venues and vendors, it’s the perfect place to visit and fall in love with!

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