Windermere is part of Orlando’s southwest region that many are familiar with for its amazing attractions and city life. The area is 14 miles southwest of downtown featuring a popular neighborhood for those that want small town living with access to big city living. This original section of Windermere has around 2,855 residents as of 2013 since being established in 1889 and chartered in 1925.
The town annexed Butler Bay back in 2007 after trying to annex both this wealthy subdivision and Isleworth. Today, the town covers 1.56 square miles of land, but what is considered "Windermere" and what we have listed as Windermere in this section has grown considerably to the South and West of the original Windermere area.
For those that love a small town feel next to the best parts of Orlando such as city attractions, the beautiful outdoors, and luxury living, Windermere may be the perfect place to go. Take a look at why many are choosing this neighborhood for their next home.
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Living in Windermere
Windermere is luxury living with gorgeous estates and luxury homes defining the neighborhood. There are a variety of architectural styles for those with any variety of tastes. You can’t beat the lakefront views that magnify Central Florida’s stunning sunsets and homes on large lots of land that are well-maintained.
Residents of Windermere not only enjoy the natural beauty of the neighborhood, but also the beauty of the lifestyle here, being close to a recreational opportunities, feeling secure with in a gated community, and having a close proximity to Downtown Orlando, perfect for the professional that commutes or the socialite that enjoys big city life.
The trickiest part of living in this otherwise perfect neighborhood is that the downtown area of the community is located between several lakes in the Lake Butler chain on an isthmus which means that navigating through traffic can be a challenge at times.
What makes Windermere Great.
Windermere is a great place to live, raise a family, enjoy your career, or even choose to retire. It’s truly a great place for all ages and interests, and even a few big name celebrities have called it home at one time. Bubba Watson, Paul Creamer, and Skip Kendall are all professional golfers that call Windermere home, as well as Johnny Damon, a former professional baseball player and Mark Tremonti, a lead guitarist for the band Alter Bridge.
People are drawn to this luxury neighborhood or its proximity to everything exciting in Downtown Orlando, but the beautiful lakes in Butler Chain of Lakes offers some gorgeous community parks and exciting recreational opportunities. People here love to spend the weekends at stops like Town Square where you’ll find the library and a September 11th Memorial, Palmer Park where you’ll find playgrounds and benches overlooking the lake, Central Park where you’ll find Frisbee golf and a pavilion, and Fernwood Park where you’ll find boat ramps and docks.
Between the family-friendly environment, the access to top-quality public schools, and the rich history from the TImucuan Indians calling this place home in the 1500s until Windermere was incorporated into a town in 1925. It’s truly a great place to invest, to raise your family, and to enjoy the luxury life the Orlando area.
Choose Windermere neighborhood if you like the idea of a great, small, tight-knit community near the amazing Downtown Orlando where life is full of gorgeous views, exciting recreation, and relaxation!
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Listing information last updated on March 23rd, 2019 at 7:45pm CDT.