Nestled in the banks of Lake Apopka, the small town of Ocoee is one of Florida's most sought-after communities. Just minutes from one of central Florida's largest destinations, Orlando, residents who live in Ocoee apartments for rent can have all of the perks of a warm and welcoming small town, but still have the amenities of a large city nearby. With its many parks and recreational facilities, reputable school system and pro-business atmosphere, many residents and businesses are excited to find their home in Ocoee. According the City-Data, the word is out on this charming community, as the city has seen an astonishing 45 percent growth in population from 2000 to 2010.
Ocoee has a very unique history, as it was settled by a doctor who led a group of slaves stricken with disease and hunger further south so that they could take in the cool waters of Lake Apopka to revive their health. Eventually the community was built around this calm oasis in central Florida, and although the city was originally named Starke Lake, the town opted to change its name to Ocoee several years later. Since the expansion of Orlando was so large during the 20th century, Ocoee has become one of its most charming bedroom communities. Another reason a lot of residents are attracted to the area is because living here won't put a damper on your bank account. According to City-Data, the cost of living index in Ocoee is more than 7 points below the national average, making it a very affordable place to live. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Ocoee is home to more than 36,000 residents.
This charming Floridian city provides many community events that Ocoee residents love to be part of, including the "Light Up Ocoee" holiday lighting contest, Food Truck Fridays and Movies in the Park. Many of the city's major events are located near Starke Lake, one of the best places in the city to get to know your new neighbors.
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