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chicken, various vegetables, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Another wonderful dining option is Tacos De Don Ramon, featuring authentic Mexican food. For exciting nightlife, be sure to visit The Breeze,
where live music, drinks, and food await. Enjoy a great shopping experience at Jot-Em-Down, a popular retail store with antiques, shabby chic, primitives, home accent pieces, yard art, and much more.
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MINNEOLA Population: 10,470 Size: 10.34 square miles
Minneola received several accolades in 2016. First, the website niche.com ranked it as the best city in all of Lake County for millennials to live. Second, the AreaVibes website ranked Minneola as the most livable community in all of Lake and Sumter counties. The 17-acre Minneola Trailhead Park is a paradise
for avid outdoor enthusiasts with a playground, basketball court, dog park, and pavilion. For health enthusiasts, the Minneola Recreation Department offers several activities, including an adult/senior walk program, belly dance classes, line dance classes, and adult floor hockey.
MASCOTTE Population: 5,401 Size: 11.38 square miles Located west of Groveland offers plenty to do and see. on State Road 50, Mascotte The Tedder/Thomas Civic Center playground features RAINBOW FAMILY RESTAURANT four lighted softball fields, a basketball court, soccer field, and swings. One of the town’s most popular mainstays is the Rainbow Restaurant. Opened in 1964, it offers a delicious home-style buffet that includes fried
Population: 1,472 Size: 1.8 square miles home to the Soccer Institute There’s no shortage of of Montverde Academy. celebrated athletes in South Also nestled on the Lake County, and Montverde shores of Lake Apopka is home to its share. In fact, is Bella Collina, a golf the boy’s basketball team at Montverde Academy captured club community situated among the rolling hills three straight national and best known for its championships (2013-15) by luxurious, award-winning winning the DICK’s Sporting lakefront homes. Goods High School Boys Popular sites to see include National Tournament. Some Harper House, listed on the of the school’s basketball National Register of Historic players have gone on to Places. Truskett Park is an play collegiate basketball excellent venue to enjoy a at powerhouse programs family picnic, and stunning such as the University of views of Lake Apopka. Kentucky and the University of Florida. The school, which celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2012, also is
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