flat and wooded terrain offers plenty of challenges for the disc golfer. Located at 450 12th St., it’s not far from Florida’s Turnpike and Highway 50. There is plenty of room for carts on the 18-hole course, and restrooms are available. Clermont is a hotbed for investment opportunities thanks to the implementation of the city’s award-winning master plan, with the first capital projects, Victory Pointe, a new park area with walking trails and promenades, opens this summer. Clermont was named in the Top 10 percent of best cities to start a business by finance website WalletHub in 2017. “We are so excited to watch our citizens enjoy all our phenomenal community has to offer and share their excitement for all that is coming our way as our awardwinning master plan takes shape,” City Manager Darren
Gray says. “We treasure the history and the generations of families and business owners who made their homes here, and we welcome the new families and business owners who are laying down stakes and, as one business owner recently told me, ‘Hitching their star to the “Choice of Champions.”’ Clermont is located at the center point of the state’s Coast-to-Coast Trail, 101 miles to the Gulf of Mexico and equal distance to the Atlantic Ocean, inviting eco-tourists from across the globe to “Meet Us in the Middle.” Visitors can enjoy Lake Minneola and its freshwater beaches. The city also boasts 23 parks and 14 lakes within the city limits. Southern Hills Farms, a Central Florida U-Pick Blueberry Farm, is a favorite among locals. Blueberry picking starts in March at 16651 Schofield Road.
GROVELAND Population: 12,077 Size: 14.98 square miles city, according to the AreaVibes Between 2010 and 2014, Growth Index. Groveland is Groveland enjoyed a growth located in the southwestern rate of 15 percent, making it the corner of Lake County. This fourth fastest-growing Florida town is very scenic and home to Lake David Park, a wonderful venue for birdwatching and fishing. It’s also where Groveland’s popular, longstanding Fourth of July celebration is held each year. The city hosts other events throughout the year, including a Christmas parade and movie nights with food
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trucks. Dining venues include Red Wing Restaurant, Ikaho Sushi Japanese Restaurant, and Coyote Rojo II. The Groveland Historical Museum is a wonderful way
to learn of the town’s rich and colorful past. Veterans Park, used by Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 188, features a monument to Korean War veterans.
FOUR CORNERS Population: 26,116 Size: 50.1 square miles Four Corners was so on Highway 27 near Clermont, named because it is the only the Showcase of Citrus offers community in Florida located 100 percent “pure Florida in four counties—right at the fun.” The highly modified quadripoint of Lake, Orange, giant trucks are designed Osceola, and Polk counties. It for safe rides through native is also known as Citrus Ridge, woodlands, pastureland, and it’s certainly a unique swamps, and groves. place to visit. It’s located The nearby Green Swamp north along U.S. Highway Wilderness Preserve is a 27 to Lake Louisa State Park, place where visitors can south along the same highway enjoy natural Florida. It’s a to Heart of Florida Hospital, favorite of master birders and west to State Road 33, and east those who enjoy exploring to Walt Disney World. the rich plants and trees It’s home to Showcase of native to Florida. Please note, Citrus, where you can tour a certain areas are off-limits 2,500-acre working citrus and during hunting season. cattle ranch on the world’s See swfwmd.state.fl.us largest ATV. Open since 1961 for information. GREEN SWAMP WILDRENESS PRESER
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