Winter Garden, FL is located in the central region of the state, on the shores of Lake Apopka. It has a population of approximately 35,000. The area feels like a resort community, but it is also a great place to raise a family. People looking for Winter Garden apartments for rent will see why the city has become a favorite place to visit and live in Florida.
Winter Garden was settled in the 1850s, and it saw significant growth in the 1880s after the arrival of the railway. Early inhabitants made their living off of citrus and vegetable farming on the shores of Lake Apopka. Today, several of the buildings from the town's early days have been preserved, and people can enjoy taking a walk through history in downtown Winter Garden.
Winter Garden's beautiful scenery and warm temperatures make the town a perfect place for people looking to live in an area with a vacation feel to it. There are several city parks with sports complexes, shelter areas for large parties, and exercise trails. The city is also on the shores of Florida's fourth largest lake, Lake Apopka, which is a great spot to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, or fishing.
The city is also just 17 miles west of Orlando. Apartments for rent in Winter Garden are the perfect solution for people who want to live in a small city with close proximity to a big city.
Once a month, Winter Garden teams up with area nonprofits to host events for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Special events include contemporary music selections by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Winter Garden Art Festival, and an annual chili cook-off. Residents can also take in shows at the Winter Garden Theatre.
To explore the city's rich history, people can pay a visit to the Winter Garden Heritage Museum, which has a collection of more than 5,000 artifacts. Another popular attraction is The Central Florida Railroad Museum, which features exhibits that detail the influence that the railroad has had over the years on Florida's development.
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