Business - March 23, 2018

Lake Nona: a community of success!

Lake Nona. A community that greatly evolved during the past years now compiles 22 neighborhoods. These neighborhoods range from rustic lakeside cabins to luxurious townhomes and grand estate homes.

The Lake Nona Golf & Country Club was built in 1986, and once hosted the Tavistock Cup. A series of new neighborhoods cropped up, most designed to be modern and walkable. That list continues to grow, as does development in general. Lake Nona is evolving steadily.

You can ask any Orlando real estate professional about which areas are hot right now and the words will fly swift from their lips: Lake Nona.

Since its launch, this 11,000-acre planned community by Tavistock Development Co. is exploding, and it’s not difficult to see why. Its health and life sciences cluster is ever expanding, and the professionals this industry alone is attracting ensure a quality education system.

Orlando City Soccer has its training facility here. The United States Tennis Association made it the home of its National Campus. Its location couldn’t be more airport convenient. And everywhere, new subdivisions of all stripes are cropping up. Lake Nona is definitely a neighborhood on the rise.

Entertainment options abound in Lake Nona. Well known for the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Lake Nona’s entertainment and activities actually offers two more golf courses.

Moss Park, Orange County’s largest park, offers boating, hiking, and swimming, and is a great place to relax and enjoy Florida’s Nature.

For jet-setters, Orlando International Airport is adjacent to the Lake Nona area. And Lake Nona’s a central location which means that Orlando’s world-famous theme park attractions and its East Coast beaches are a short drive away.

Lake Nona is home of the 700-acre biomedical project known as Medical City. The continued growth of the Medical City will employ thousands of doctors, scientists, researchers, and other support staff making Lake Nona’s proximity to Medical City the perfect home location for this team of professionals.

Orlando Sentinel stated that with an estimated $2 billion in construction work that encompasses the UCF Medical School, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Nemours Children’s Hospital, a VA Hospital, and the Medical Research Park, the future of this community makes it the premier spot for medical professionals. Lake Nona will create up to 30,000 new jobs in the area and add billions to the Florida economy.

Also, Lake Nona is 10 minutes from the airport. Does it get any better than that? For professionals who frequently travel for business, the community offers airport convenience even during peak commute times.

There are 44 miles of bike trails in Lake Nona, so you might even consider a two-wheeled commute. Otherwise, Lynx bus service is an option.

Golf, tennis, cycling and more await the active Lake Nona resident. Lovely, local Crescent Park hosts events such as live music and group yoga and is something of a focal point in the community. And also, Walt Disney World is less than a half-hour’s drive as well.

Orlando may not have its own ocean, but it’s not far. You can get to Cocoa Beach in less than an hour and be back in time for tapas and craft cocktails at one of the area’s growing roster of upscale eateries.

Concerned about your kid’s schooling? Lake Nona’s children can attend everything from pre-K to medical school without leaving the area!

Aside from the higher education benefits of the UCF Health Science Campus and the University of Florida Research Center, its public schools are well regarded. In fact, Lake Nona High’s Collegiate Program allows students to take college-level classes that will count toward their undergraduate degrees once they’re out of high school.

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