4 Things You Can’t Miss in Central Florida

In an area known for taking it easy, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Central Florida

It’s no secret that Central Florida is desired landing spot–warm weather year-round, beaches just miles away, thriving arts culture and major metro areas just a short car drive from your front door.

But Central Florida offers more than what you’ll find in a visitor’s catalog–the area’s unique variety of flavors, festivities and family fun give an unending carousel of reasons to live in one of the nation’s most popular places to call home. Here’s 4 reasons why:

Lakeridge Winery

About 25 miles west of downtown Orlando lies Clermont, Florida, the homeland and founding site of Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Once the epicenter of Florida’s grape industry and a hotbed of wine production, Clermont has helped Lakeridge rank as Florida’s largest premium winery and remain a creative pioneer of many premium and sparkling wines.

Overlooking 80 acres of planted vineyards, Lakeridge has spearheaded the production of native muscadine grapes, the foundation of Lakeridge’s award-winning wines. From native grape varieties like Noble, Carlos and Welder to classics such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon, Lakeridge offers true variety.

With an extensive taste room, fun festivals and a gift shop, more than 160,000 people visit the Winery annually. Lakeridge offers complimentary tours seven days a week for those looking to have some fun, learn some facts and drink some wine!

Mt. Dora Art Festival

Filled with fine-art from national artists, along a magnificent lake view! Discover terrific entertainment, food, superb shopping and of course, The Premier Arts Festival in Central Florida!

A nonprofit organization, the Mount Dora Center for the Arts hosts the annual Mount Dora Arts Festival to foster an appreciation of art, creativity and culture in the Central Florida community. Every February, the celebrated art show gathers over 200 hundred highly acclaimed artists at historic downtown Mount Dora for a weekend-long arts extravaganza. Family-friendly and fun for all, the arts festival offers attendees terrific entertainment, delicious food, superb local shopping and beautiful views of Lake Dora.

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

The Villages made its name decades ago by providing a variety of year-round, popular community-wide entertainment. Through bringing Broadway-quality entertainment to Central Florida, the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center is only adding to the area’s thriving culture scene.

In its multi-level theater with the best and latest audio and visual technology, the Performing Arts Center seats over 1,000 guests for any given performance.
The performances vary, spotlighting a variety of concerts, comics, dance recitals, musicals and operas. This is a must-visit for supporters of local music, art and theater performances!

Cocoa Beach

Sick of traffic? No worries. Cocoa Beach is the perfect weekend (or weekday) getaway spot on Florida’s east coast. Central Florida residents often enjoy taking day trips to witness breathtaking sunrises, breezy weather and sea turtle nesting grounds. There’s also plenty of shopping options for lavish spenders or nearby residents who want to play tourist for the day!

The beach itself isn’t the only attraction in the area. Within a few miles from the beach, you’ll find Port Canaveral Cruises, Kennedy Space Center, Brevard Zoo, Historic Cocoa Village, and plenty other unique area attractions.

With many sights to see and plenty of fun to be had, Central Florida is no drive-over area–it’s a hotbed of fun and festivity.

At Green Key Village, conveniently located in the heart of Central Florida, we offer residents close proximity to all the action. But Green Key also provides peace and privacy on a spacious home site to call your own.

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