Mount Dora is a little ways out there from Orlando but it comes in as one of the best neighborhoods and communities around the Orlando area. Located about 40 minutes or 34 miles northwest of downtown Orlando on the shores of Lake Dora, this small community in Lake County is home to about 13,000 residents. It still considered part of the Orlando Kissimmee Florida Metropolitan area.

Mount Dora LighthouseFounded in 1880, Mount Dora is known for small town charm and still has a plethora of antique shops, a darling little downtown and one of only three freshwater lighthouses in Florida. It is known as “Festival City” and many people are moving out of the downtown area into this smaller town community.

Mount Dora has a variety of special places including excellent golf at the Mount Dora golf club, a darling little housing and neighborhood area, perfect little downtown for shops and restaurants and a great collection of recreational parks and facilities. Shopping is just one of the many perks of living in Mount Dora. Whether you are looking for that one-of-a-kind antique, a new piece for your living room or library, or that special gift that you won’t find anywhere else, Mount Dora is sure to please. Many people come here from miles around just to visit our shopping centers. But, for those that live here, we have a special attachment to this location. With fabulous parks, community features, activities and social calendar, you can be as busy or as relaxed and laid-back as you want to be.


Mount Dora boasts a wide variety of retail and specialty shops with boutiques lining charming streets and gorgeous views of Lake Dora. It’s like you’ve stepped back in time with a slower pace and friendly atmosphere. This is the best place to play, shop, dine, stay or simply live. With over 100-year-old historical villages in the heart of Central Florida, there’s just nothing like Mount Dora. Whether you are retiring, starting out in life, building a family or settling down, Mount Dora is a great option. Our long history of festivals and events that happen throughout the year is one of the best ways to bring in tourists, revenue, you keep that small town feel.

So what’s it like to live here? Many homes surround the Lake Dora and other similar lakes such as Lake Beauclair, Lake Carlton, and Lake Ola. Beautiful waterfront homes start at less than $300,000 with luxury properties over $1 million. Whether it’s a historical home in downtown or you’re just out of the city in a quiet cul-de-sac, there’s a variety of properties and price ranges for just about every budget.

We love to personally show you some of the fantastic homes and properties in Mount Dora. Start your search here but contact us for a personalized touch to your home buying experience in Mount Dora and find out why many people have chosen Mount Dora as their permanent home.


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