The City of Winter Garden is located in West Orange County, approximately 14 miles from downtown Orlando. The city is bordered on the south by the town of Windermere, on the east by the city of Ocoee, on the west by the town of Oakland and the city of Clermont, and on the north by Apopka – primarily by Lake Apopka, which is the third largest lake in the state of Florida.
Winter Garden boasts fantastic shopping and dining opportunities – really divided into two unique areas. First, the historic downtown area is home to a collection of quaint restaurants, shops and cafés – many of which are family owned – and also museums and a historic local theatre, the Garden Theatre, which first opened in 1935. Downtown Winter Garden is referred to by many as a “modern-day Mayberry” and a hidden gem. Second, the Village at Fowler Groves is an open-air shopping center located along Daniels Road which draws visitors and shoppers from all throughout central Florida.
For home buyers in central Florida wanting a small town feel, without losing the convenience of nearby amenities, Winter Garden Florida is a perfect fit. Along with proximity to shopping and dining as noted above, it is also conveniently located to the Florida Turnpike, 408, 429 and highway 50/Colonial Drive.
The city also boasts a unique proximity to the West Orange Trail, a 22-mile multi-purpose roadway for walkers, joggers, bikers and skaters. Over 55,000 people each month utilize the West Orange Trail – and many people refer to Winter Garden as the heart of the West Orange Trail. This amazing city is home to two of the largest rest areas along the trail, Chapin Station and Station. The West Orange Trail also passes straight through the historic downtown district on Plant Street, where on any given day you will find walkers, joggers, and bikers stopping to enjoy the restaurants, shops, and scenery of the downtown area.