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PUBLISHER’S PICK: BUILDER  GRONINGER CUSTOM HOMES

The kitchen (above) in the Hollywood Regency, a custom home by Keith Groninger, is elegant and uncluttered. The outdoor living area and great room (facing page) are also from the Hollywood Regency. Groninger, a born builder, is proficient in all architectural styles and has been drawing house plans since he was 7 years old.

HE’S TINKERING, TEACHING AND ALWAYS BUILDING

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roninger Custom Homes has been around since 1988. The reasons behind the company’s staying power? A “like” for people and a “love” to create. Barely into elementary school, Keith Groninger didn’t leave much doubt about what he wanted to do with his life. “My mom would tell you that I’ve been drawing house plans since I was 7 years old,” Groninger says. “I’ve just always loved building houses. I’m not sure where it came from. I built a lot of treehouses when I was a kid.” Now, as the owner of Groninger Custom Homes, he builds in the midst of trees on some of Central Florida’s finest real estate. And he does it quite well, according to his customers and his peers. Groninger is a 10-time Parade of Homes winner who has

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served on the board of the Greater Orlando Builders Association and is a National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional. Also, since 1997, he’s been a member of NAHB’s “Builder 20 Club,” a group of builders focused on solutions to industry challenges. So Groninger is a pretty big deal in homebuilding circles — in fact, a Winter Park custom home he had just built at press time (he dubbed it Narrow House) was named a finalist for the NAHB’s “Home of the Year” in the 55-plus market category. It went on to win top honors at the national association’s annual convention in January. Yet, he is quick to defer. He would just as soon talk about his classroom teaching or his classic-car tinkering. Groninger, a resident of Winter Park since 1973, first showed an inclination to teach others while at the University of Florida, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in construction management. He taught construction scheduling there as a graduate assistant. Then, when the economic downturn struck a decade ago, he decided to teach about construction locally at Everglades


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Groninger (above) is comfortable building in all styles. The Old World stairway and entry area (left) and the kitchen (facing page) are from the award-winning Narrow House.

University, calling it “a sort of a bucket-list thing to do.” Says Groninger: “I didn’t expect it to happen, but when everything crashed about 10 years ago, I heard something about it and thought I’d do it. I have a lot that I can bring to the table. It’s just kind of a synergistic thing that I can offer, and it’s gratifying.” The tinkering is an even more consuming passion. Groninger is a motorhead who’s an expert in automotive restoration and customization. He drives two of his projects: a 1961 pickup truck and a 1969 station wagon. Today, Groninger Custom Homes — which was founded in 1988 — builds three to five homes annually. Much of the work is design-build, putting Groninger’s talents on display. Every home, he says, is close to his heart. “I like working with people,” he says. “I also love the creative side of things, especially in terms of design, and I enjoy just making things.” A glimpse at the volunteer activities on Groninger’s resumé is telling. The father of two grown children, he’s certified as a coach by US Lacrosse and the Positive Coaching Alliance; he’s announced lacrosse games for Winter Park High School; and he’s been a Cub Scout Den Leader and Cub Master. “You don’t just hire any old contractor to put together a special home for yourself and your family,” he notes. “There’s a lot more to it. There’s so much of the customer involved. And we really have to understand each customer, because they have different needs.” Some want to get right to the bottom line, Groninger says, while others are “touchy-feely.” Reading which approach his customers

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prefer — and then delivering it — has made him successful. Results speak for themselves. Last December the company completed a home for its ninth repeat customer: “They come back to us and want to do it all over again.” Not coincidentally, Groninger leans on education, both for his clients and himself. A tutorial on the company website addresses a myriad of topics for buyers, ranging from property evaluation to maintenance and warranty issues. In similar fashion, each home can offer lessons for its builder. “Personally, I’m a lifetime scholar; I’m always learning and reading,” Groninger says. “I’m always trying to learn a little something new. Every home we build is an opportunity to learn how to improve the process for the next home.” And there are tests. Groninger has long believed that in building a home, clients — often spouses — have important decisions to make collaboratively. Groninger reasons that 80 percent of those decisions aren’t difficult, while 10 percent require considerable discussion and negotiation. “The remaining 10 percent, you fight over,” he says. Two years ago, Groninger and his wife, Camie, built their own home, prompting him to joke that “my wife is one of my most difficult customers.” In the end, Groninger had to teach a little, tinker a lot and, ultimately, do what he’s done since childhood — create. “The house,” he notes, “turned out a lot better than she envisioned it was going to be.” No surprise there.  — Michael Candelaria


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PUBLISHER’S PICK: COMMUNITY  PROVIDENCE

The Courtyard by ABD Development is one of the most popular models at Providence. At 3,867 square feet, it has four bedrooms and 4.5 bedrooms as well as a three-car garage. It’s priced starting at $499,000.

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THE PROMISE OF PROVIDENCE IS BEING KEPT

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att Brown knew the timing was right. Before arriving at ABD Development Company as vice president of sales and marketing, Brown worked at a large media company, with expertise in both media and real estate. Brown was drawn by ABD’s innovation, flexibility and nimbleness along with its large-company financial backing. Mostly, he was drawn by the possibilities of Providence, a gated community being developed by ABD in Davenport, southwest of Orlando. In Brown’s view, Providence ranked somewhere between great potential and gold mine. “I just saw that there was so much growth coming this way,” Brown remembers from December 2015. “I knew that we would be very, very busy for the next decade.” Likely even longer. Opened back in 2006, Providence and its 2,200 acres are earmarked for 4,800 units, with approximately 1,500 already built — including some multifamily homes. That leaves another 2,000 or so homes until buildout. “Sections are opening and selling out all the time,” Brown says. “We’ll be here a long time.” In each of the past two years, more than 200 homes have been sold in Providence, where, as promotional materials accurately describe it, “manicured landscapes meet rippling lakes.” Just as the community’s Phase One closed in late 2019, Phase Two has launched, with ABD — which is the community’s developer as well as a builder — joined by Lennar Homes and FID Homes. ABD’s homes typically are priced highest, ranging from the high $300s to approximately $1 million. “We always have multiple builders and multiple price points and products to choose from,” Brown says. This new activity comes on the heels of Sherbrook Springs selling out in October. The golf-cottage neighborhood features views of the Providence Golf Club’s course, at prices starting at $290,000. “That was far below what was typical for the Orlando area,” said ABD President Yuval Botansky in a press release last fall. Botansky added that Sherbrook Springs has been a “very clear success story from the start.” As he looks into 2020 and beyond, Brown acknowledges the “market is only so deep.” At the same time, he points to surrounding growth — a sort of rising tide that lifts all boats and attracts many to Davenport. While residents of Providence primarily are full-time occupants, vacationers are also a part of the ownership mix, with a few sections of the community allowing short-term housing rental. For the record, Providence is 30 minutes from Orlando, 45

Opened back in 2006, Providence and its 2,200 acres are earmarked for 4,800 units, with approximately 1,500 already built — including some multifamily homes. That leaves another 2,000 or so homes to be built before the project is completed.

minutes from Tampa and 20 minutes from Kissimmee. Those are facts not ignored by real estate agents, whom Brown lauds for their efforts in steering prospective buyers the community’s way. “The area is exploding because Polk County is just so big with growth. And that’s exciting for us,” Brown explains. “Basically, when we opened up out here, we were in the middle of nowhere. And now we’re in the middle of somewhere.” Also, much is available to enjoy “out here” in Providence. Among the highlights is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Mike Dasher, whose affection for European-style courses is evident on many of the undulating greens at Providence Golf Club. Additionally, among other amenities, you’ll find a resort-style pool and lap pool; lighted tennis courts; a fitness center; a 24hour manned gatehouse; wide sidewalks and trails for walking/ hiking; and, for canine residents and their people, a dog park. Plus, the homes are top quality. Providence has been recognized with the Grand Award for Community Development from the Greater Orlando Builders Association’s Parade of Homes for four years in a row. And in June, ABD’s signature home, The Courtyard model, won first place in the Parade’s Custom Home category. The model features living space that surrounds a private courtyard and pool. ABD won its first award for the Courtyard model in 1997. In all, Providence represents a vision that Brown saw years ago upon his arrival. He says: “This is a place that’s worth taking a look at.”  — Michael Candelaria WINTER 2020

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The kitchen (above), master suite (below), master bath (facing page, top) and outdoor living area (facing page, below) are all from The Courtyard, the ABD model that won first place in the custom home category of the Greater Orlando Builders Association’s Parade of Homes in 2019. The design has won numerous Parade awards over the years, the first in 1997.

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: FLOORPLAN  THE MURANO BY ASHTON WOODS HOMES The Murano model has a comfortable living area with a large great room abutting an open kitchen. There’s a deck out back.

THE MURANO PLAN HAS EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT

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escriptions of new-home floorplans taken from promotional materials are often a bit overblown. But this one, for Ashton Woods Homes’ Murano model, lives up to the hype. “All the space you need with all the convenience you want is available … this spacious twostory townhome has everything you’re looking for.” It’s hard to argue once you’ve seen it. The Murano, a stylish townhome, does indeed pack plenty of distinction in 2,161 square feet at two especially noteworthy locations: The Estates at Sweetwater Country Club — within the original Seminole County golf-course community of Sweetwater — and The Enclaves at Festival, in Polk County’s Davenport. The Estates neatly complements the stylish Mediterraneaninspired architecture and barrel-tile roofs found in Sweetwater, the venerable gated community that was started in the late 1970s. The Enclaves fits right in with the wealth of resort-style amenities along lively Champions Gate Boulevard in the more recently developed Four Corners area. By the numbers, the two-story Murano offers three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with 9.5-foot ceilings. The first-floor

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doors measure eight feet tall. The model is typically priced from less than $300,000. Digits aside, the floorplan is dynamic, delivering an inviting, open first-floor layout that’s ideal for entertaining. It encompasses a great room along the back, which opens on to an exterior deck. There’s also a gourmet kitchen with an oversized center island, quartz countertops, 42-inch designer espresso cabinets and upscale appliances. The dining area is adjacent. The Murano offers vinyl plank flooring with wide baseboards, an attached two-car garage, a pantry and a foyer. There’s a powder room off the foyer. All three bedrooms — two of which share a walkthrough bathroom — are upstairs. The bathroom has a dual vanity. The master bathroom also boasts a dual vanity, of course, as well as a walk-in frameless glass shower. The large master retreat features a walk-in closet — lots of storage — and a sitting area that could serve as a nursery or office. The laundry room is upstairs, too, a clever and convenient placement. The Murano, a townhome, creates a setting that’s similar to a single-family home — but without the upkeep hassles. Ashton Woods Homes — already recognized as a trailblazer in design and personalization — offers a Design Studio, enabling buyers to choose from an array of upgrades including flooring, cabinetry, countertops, rain showers, screened lanais, open stair rails and more.  — Michael Candelaria


The Murano model packs plenty of distinction into 2,161 square feet. Shown is the Mediterranean-style elevation plus the master bedroom (below left) and open kitchen (below right).

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 PRICE: Around $300,000  NOTES: The Murano is a stylish townhome design highlighted by a huge upstairs master suite.

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t’s quite likely that Carlos Posada’s course was set from childhood. After all, design, architecture and building literally were in his DNA. During Posada’s formative years, his father was a developer of townhomes in Vero Beach, where he grew up. There were two uncles in architecture and another uncle who was an engineer. Posada practically learned the industry by osmosis — “just seeing them and being around it.” All told, Posada had 11 uncles and aunts on his mother’s side plus nine on his father’s side, along with more than 120 first cousins. He’s lost exact count. How many have been involved in homebuilding? “I have no idea on the count, but I know ‘enough.’” Posada laughs. Yet, when it comes to homebuilding and attending to even the most minute details, he’s all business — particularly as it relates to the art of home design. That’s been apparent almost since Day One. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1985 and moving to Orlando in 1987, he worked about four years for a building company before striking out on his own. Among the chief reasons he made the leap is what he calls his “heart and soul” — building his own creations. “It’s the artistic side of me,” Posada explains, noting that while many builders are passionate about engineering or building, he was drawn to art. “It’s not just putting sticks and bricks together; it’s putting sticks and bricks together with a

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design ultimately in mind,” he says. With that philosophy as the cornerstone, Winter Park-based Posada Custom Homes was born. Posada uses the words “achieving artisanal beauty,” with each home exuding a “feeling of distinction, charm and permanence where discerning details are wrapped in perfect scale, balance and clean design” to describe his work. Styles range from European country cottage and Santa Barbara estate to Mediterranean villa and French manor. He also builds Transitional-style homes that combine design elements. Posada Custom Homes builds three to five homes per year in the category of “higher middle to luxury homes,” mostly in Winter Park, Orlando, Windermere and Maitland. Posada also uses the term “excellence beyond blueprints,” pointing to the hypothetical example of four builders being given the same floorplans, with homesites side by side and with a curtain placed around each location for secrecy — and then letting the four builders go to work. “When you raise the curtain, when they’re all done, that’s where the excellence beyond blueprint shows itself,” he says. “A door is not just a door; a stucco is not just a stucco. You have to do a lot more to bring something to the table that has excellence.” Success hasn’t come by accident. Instead, maybe call it immersion. Inherent components of the business — such as open communication with clients and a strict adherence to deadlines —


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Posada builds in genres that range from European country cottage and Santa Barbara estate to Mediterranean villa and French manor. He also builds Transitional-style homes that combine design elements.

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Many of Posada’s home have spectacular outdoor living areas highlighted by creatively designed swimming pools. While Posada is primarily consumed with his own work, his industry also is a notable priority — particularly his work with the Master Custom Builder Council, which represents approximately 26 of the area’s leading custom and luxury homebuilders.

go “almost without saying,” according to Posada. Mostly, Posada is hands-on. He concedes that he’s been told “you are the company” because of his approach, although he’s quick to cite the contributions of his company’s other three full-timers. “When we’re running four houses, we’re running hard. When we’re running five houses, we’re running crazy,” he says. “We really immerse ourselves. We immerse ourselves in the style.” In one instance, a client flew Posada and his wife to New Orleans in a quest to acquire building materials unique to the city — such as shutters constructed of reclaimed wood from local restoration companies. In another instance, a client was seeking a specific curtain wall of glass. Posada found a vendor for the uncommon request in California.

“We want to make the home everything it can be,” he says. “Let’s do this look that you’re really hoping for. There’s so much incredible talent in the world with design. At the end of the day, what I’m trying to do is really bring it together for my client. We’re borrowing from classic architects around the world. The key is that we’re not deviating [from the plan] and accepting that ‘this will be OK.’” Says one previous Posada client: “I’m a perfectionist, and I had a dream. I looked around and saw a lot of uninspired homes in the priciest areas of Winter Park. I wondered how I could achieve the true timeless design my imagination conceived. I sought something that stood out with lasting appeal, Old-World elegance and a certain grace.” That’s where Posada came in. “I realized I had met someone who not only could implement my vision but guide me in the way that would inspire even greater ideas,” the client adds. Another client provides further affirmation regarding a renovation. Posada built a home in 1992 — his second year in business — that was subsequently sold by the original owner. The new owner had been in the Winter Park home for 14 years before seeking out Posada for consultation concerning the garage. The project turned into a full-blown interior renovation — WINTER 2020

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Posada goes all out on interior fixtures and finishes. Says one client of the builder: “I realized I had met someone who not only could implement my vision but guide me in the way that would inspire even greater ideas.”

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Posada is not one who will accept shortcuts — and he doesn’t expect his clients to, either: “At the end of the day, what I’m trying to do is really bring it together for my client. We’re borrowing from classic architects around the world. The key is that we’re not deviating [from the plan] and accepting that ‘this will be OK.’”

totaling $1 million — that was completed several years ago. “It was a gorgeous home, and we did a full redo of it. And, we took care of the garage door while we were at it,” Posada notes. While Posada is primarily consumed with his own work, his industry also is a notable priority — particularly his work with the Master Custom Builder Council, which represents approximately 26 of the area’s leading custom and luxury homebuilders. “We can do things as a group and contribute to our community,” he says. “The thing that means the most to me is that we’re a group of people, a membership, that wants to help.” Then there’s his family: the aunts, uncles and cousins, of course. The Posadas also have a daughter and son, both high schoolers. There could even be another Posada in homebuilding, maybe, with his son’s involvement still to be determined. “We’ve had a couple of little discussions,” he says. “Nothing too serious at the moment.” ■ WINTER 2020

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A REFLECTION OF

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A true custom home is a major investment. That’s why experts say picking the right builder is key.

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true custom home reflects the individual tastes, needs and dreams of the homeowner. Building it is one of the largest investments you’ll make during your lifetime — so the highest quality craftsmanship and the most attentive service possible are mandatory. Yet many people spend more time researching and investigating the purchase of a new car than the building of a custom home. These days, people in every profession are pressed for time. So, how can you ensure that you’ll get your money’s worth from a custom builder — both during and following completion of your project? The Master Custom Builder Council (MCBC), based in Winter Park but with members throughout Central Florida, can help you find the right custom-home builder. MCBC is a highly selective consortium of competitors who actually root for one another. “MCBC builders have ideas that they don’t share with others,” says Pamela Davis, the group’s executive director. “However, they recognize that if their competitors are successful and profitable, it might be easier for them to be successful and profitable as well. One member isn’t the least bit threatened when another member is doing well.” All 26 MCBC members have undergone a detailed vetting process before membership is offered. In addition to checking on MCBC membership, though, there are other steps a buyer

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should take before signing a contract: • Speak to at least five former clients. These references can provide invaluable information, and a builder should readily offer their names when he or she makes an initial presentation. • Verify licensing. Is the builder a state-registered or statecertified contractor? All MCBC builders have a contractor’s license from the State of Florida and own their companies. Visit myfloridalicense.com, call 850-487-1395 or download the free Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) mobile app to check for yourself. • Evaluate track records. How long has the builder been in business? To become an MCBC member, a builder must be a permanent resident of Central Florida and must have been in the business of building custom homes for at least the preceding three years. • Scrutinize business practices. Ask the builder for at least five credit references and contact the vendors to find out how the builder meets his or her financial commitments. MCBC members have their credit monitored monthly. If everything checks out, you should then consider what style home you’d like. Look for a builder who has experience working in your chosen architectural genre and can make valuable suggestions on designs, material and finishes. “Many of our members have niches,” says Davis. “A niche isn’t just a specific location. It can also be a style or design of a home, a marketing technique, a price range or a customer profile.” Also, consider personal rapport. All the ingredients of a good relationship — including trust, communication and compatibility — must be present. After all, the builder you select will be a constant presence in your life for at least eight months. MCBC members believe you can’t cut corners on integrity, craftsmanship or personal service. That’s why they follow a strong Code of Ethics set forth by the organization. Finally, a builder who is truly astute about buyer relations will continue to offer service after your home has been completed and you’ve moved in. And remember: MCBC membership is an honor reserved for builders whose reputations have been established and sustained over time. Only MCBC builders’ homes carry the MCBC Seal; The Seal of Homebuilding Excellence. Contact the MCBC at 407-875-2121 or visit custombuilt.com for more information. ■

Master Custom Builder Council (MCBC) members keep up with what’s going on in the industry. The group visits innovative homes across the U.S. and hosts speakers who discuss what’s new and what’s coming. Knowledge — along with craftsmanship, creativity, stability and service — is their competitive edge. So, when we wanted to find out what’s hot in customhome building, we naturally asked MCBC members first. Here’s what they pinpointed as the latest trends: Although custom homes are usually larger, today’s homeowners are placing less emphasis on square footage and more on the quality of materials. Also topping the wish list are more elaborate outdoor dining spaces with courtyards and fireplaces. First-floor guest suites are popular these days, while secondary bedrooms now often have private bathrooms. Taller vanities, fireplaces and fountains adorn lavish master bathrooms, as well as his-and-her vanity areas with stone flooring and lots of mosaic tiles. Black accents are being used along with polished nickel and brushed chrome fixtures. As for kitchens, cooktop hoods are getting special attention. Hoods, of course, are essential for proper ventilation. But today they’ve become akin to signature pieces of art, handcrafted from copper, glazed tile, stainless steel and various stones. It’s common now to see more contemporary kitchens equipped with large commercial stainless-steel appliances. Colored concrete countertops are now being used for outdoor summer kitchens. There are also notable trends in flooring. Lower-pile carpets with woven patterns and textures and even high-end commercial carpeting is being used in new custom homes. More exotic woods, such as bamboo, are becoming more popular. Entry doors are much larger, with wrought ironwork, glass etchings and detailed panels. Interior doors are also taller and wider, with glass and wood inlays and unique detailing. Exteriors include more architecturally correct details and deeper colors. Large, intricately detailed fixtures that complement the home’s architecture are being used extensively. Oversized chandeliers, for example, are popular in dining rooms. Large patios that offer a resort-style vibe with comfortable furnishings and fireplaces are important — particularly to homeowners who enjoy entertaining.

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PICK A PRO How do you pick the right person to represent you or your home? Here are a few do’s and don’ts you should consider when selecting a real estate agent. Naturally, check to make certain the agent’s license is current. Also, find out if the agent is, in fact, a Realtor. “The National Association of Realtors has a code of ethics that will knock your socks off, and they are very strict in dealing with people who don’t abide by them,” said Donald R. Brenner, the late professor emeritus at American University and a specialist in housing issues. Also, only Realtors have access to Multiple Listing Services (MLS) through which members share listings and have access to many more properties than nonmembers. In addition, during your search you should:  ASK AROUND. Talk to people you trust for recommendations, particularly those who’ve had recent experience buying or selling a home.  LOOK ONLINE. Some websites, such as Zillow,

have agent reviews. Of course, anyone can post anything these days, so don’t rely strictly on online commentaries.  FIND A SPECIALIST. Look for someone with experience in your price range or your geographic area. Many pros advertise their areas of expertise.  CONDUCT INTERVIEWS. What is the agent’s specific marketing plan for your home? Is real estate the agent’s full-time profession? How many homes has the agent listed and sold this year?  CHECK REFERENCES. Get the names of the agent’s past clients and give them a call. Would they use the agent again?  AVOID “DUAL AGENCIES.” These are agencies that represent both the buyer and the seller. Your goal is to find someone who is in your corner exclusively. To find a Realtor, or for more information about Realtors and Orlando-area real estate, visit the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) at orlrealtor.com.


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Despite rapid growth, Apopka still feels like

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This northwest Orange County city is booming. But it still gives off an Old-Florida vibe that’s comforting. BY MICK LOCHRIDGE

The country band Sawyer Brown has deep Apopka roots. It was founded by Mark Miller (second from the left) and Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard (third from the left), both graduates of Apopka High School. Other members include Bobby Randall, Joe “Curly” Smyth and Jim Scholten. Miller and Hubbard have fond memories of growing up in Apopka. WINTER 2020

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rowing up in Apopka in the 1960s and ’70s, Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard knew his hometown as a friendly place — and small. The population in 1970 was just over 4,000. “Apopka was small enough that everyone knew everyone when I was growing up. Doors were unlocked. We rode our bikes in the street — sidewalks arrived much later,” says Hubbard, the 59-year-old keyboardist and a founding member of the country band Sawyer Brown.

“We learned to swim by jumping — or being thrown — off the dock at Dream Lake. We sat on the curb outside the Jiffy Food Store, known as simply the Jiffy, drank our cherry Coke Icees and watched what passed for traffic in the day — likely only a school bus and a couple of cars. Who knew that there’d come a day when you couldn’t turn left out of the Jiffy for all the traffic?” Today, the Jiffy is BeeKay’s Food Mart and Apopka is no longer a small town. With a population of more than 52,000, it’s the second-largest city in Orange County, behind only Orlando, and lies in the center of the fast-growing northwest section of the county. Builders and developers have numerous residential, commercial and industrial projects in the pipeline — both inside Apopka’s city limits and in neighboring areas. A new toll road will open development in north Apopka, while growth also stretches along U.S. 441 toward Mount Dora in Lake County. The Orange County School Board has at least five new public schools on the drawing board for northwest Orange. “I’m bullish on the outlook for the region 10 years into the future,” says Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore, whose District 2 includes Apopka and northwest Orange. “I believe with proper planning, growth management and

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quality local government, the area will grow its job and economic opportunities while preserving rural areas, natural lands, historic aspects and the overall quality of life.” The biggest challenges, she says, “will be successfully tackling transportation and affordable housing options. Residents should remember local government can’t place signs or barricades at the county line. We must find and fund solutions that preserve our rich heritage while planning for a vibrant future full of promise, freedom and opportunity.” Rural areas northwest of Apopka are in the pathway of growth. For example, PE Group, an engineering and development company, has started the initial work on a 188-home community in the unincorporated Tangerine area. Located just east of Lake Ola, the 190-acre site is between U.S. 441 and Cemetery Road. That’s one of the areas where the school district has plans for an elementary school. Tangerine and neighboring Zellwood both sit along U.S. 441 between Apopka to the south and Mount Dora to the north. With a combined population of barely more than 6,000, those small communities can expect more developers to come knocking in the future.


At more than 31,000 acres, Lake Apopka (facing page) is the third-largest lake in Florida and a popular destination for fishing and boating. The soon-to-come Apopka City Center (above) will encompass 35 acres at the interchange of U.S. 441 and S.R. 436. It will contain 207,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and office space as well as a hotel, homes and a community park. The Apopka Amphitheater (below) is part of the city’s Northwest Recreation Complex. It seats 1,500 with lawn seating for as many as 5,000. The 22-mile-long West Orange Trail (bottom) passes through downtown Apopka via a bridge over U.S. 441.

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The Washington plan (above) in Beazer Homes’ Lakeshore of Wekiva community is a two-story, single-family home that features a convenient first-floor master bedroom and a three-car garage. The master bath (below) has dual vanities. At a spacious 4,057 to 4,069 square feet, the model is priced starting at $474,990.

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Ecotourism opportunities abound in Apopka. Wekiva Springs State Park, at 7,000 acres, features a spring that provides around 42 million gallons of water to the Wekiva River each day. Pavilions equipped with charcoal grills can be found in the picnic area, and canoes can be rented at the nature center. There are four campsites in the park that can be accessed only by canoe or kayak.

S.R. 429, a.k.a. the Wekiva Parkway, will also open land to development. The toll road splits just north and west of the Apopka city limits, with State Road 453 running northwest to reach S.R. 46 east of Mount Dora. Anticipating continued growth in that area, the school district has plans for an elementary school, a middle school and a high school near Round Lake Road. Commissioner Moore says there could be a myriad of reasons for Orange County to be such a hot spot for development. “I believe Central Florida is desirable due to the weather and opportunities for employment,” she notes. “The robust tourism industry, emerging technologies in the form of simulation and autonomous vehicles — and opportunities in construction — are the envy of many regions across the U.S.” Quality of life perks are very strong in Orange County due to its parks, and recreational offerings and highly rated educational institutions, Moore continues. Water and eco-tourism opportunities abound in northwest Orange County at Wekiwa Springs State Park, Kelly Park and more. Growth offers the amenities of a large city while maintaining the heart and lifestyle of Old Florida. That’s a sentiment shared by Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson. New residents move into Apopka because of “its small-town feel with large-city amenities,” he says. The city’s growth spurt started slowly in the 1980s. By 1990, the population was 13,600. In the next 10 years, it doubled to 26,600. Then it nearly doubled again by 2010, with 41,542 residents. During the past 10 years, the city has issued an annual av-

erage of 350 building permits for single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. While recent growth hasn’t been as dramatic, there are no signs of a slowdown. Apopka has expanded from 12.83 square miles in 1990 to 34.72 square miles today — a whopping increase of nearly 170 percent. About a dozen homebuilders are active throughout the city, with land developers and real estate investors finding potential locations for residential and commercial projects. James Hitt, the city’s community development director, identified three major residential growth areas: Kelly Park Crossing, East Shore District and 429 West. The city of Apopka several years ago approved Kelly Park Crossing, a major development where S.R. 429 intersects with Kelly Park Road. Plans call for 7,500 single-family homes, 8,500 multifamily homes and 22 million square feet of commercial and retail space. Proposals include two pedestrian-friendly village centers. The East Shore District covers 2,600 acres in southwest Apopka and includes the AdventHealth Apopka hospital that opened in 2017. The seven-story facility replaced the hospital that was in downtown Apopka. The area also includes the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, an 11-mile sojourn that takes visitors along the north shore of Lake Apopka where they can see a variety of wildlife. In addition, the East Shore District includes 610 acres for residential development, 516 acres for mixed use development and 527 acres for research, technology and educational uses. M/I Homes (mihomes.com) has started one of the new-home communities, called Vistas at Waters Edge. Sitting between Lake Apopka and South Binion Road, the development will encomWINTER 2020

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Vistas at Waters Edge, by M/I Homes, sits between Lake Apopka and South Binion Road. It will encompass more than 100 homes ranging in size from 2,121 to more than 4,000 square feet, with prices starting at $325,000. The community features a gated entrance, a pool and a cabana. Some homesites offer sweeping vistas of Lake Apopka.

pass more than 100 homes priced starting at $325,000, with square footage ranging from 2,121 to more than 4,000. Vistas at Waters Edge is one of several subdivisions planned along the Binion Road area. At the northwest corner of the U.S. 441 and S.R. 429 intersection, plans for the 429 West development include a hotel, a YMCA and 1,000 apartments on the 130-acre site. In the heart of Apopka, work has started on the 34.7-acre City Center, located at the intersection of S.R. 436 and U.S. 441. The project will include retail and dining along with apartments. A 110-room Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is scheduled to open in April 2020. The new City Center, new schools and new roads are all helping to attract homebuilders and buyers to Apopka. Beazer Homes (beazer.com) has opened Lakeshore of Wekiva, located off Sandpiper Road north of Lake McCoy. The fourto-six bedroom homes are priced starting at $414,990, with square footage starting at 2,782. Another new subdivision underway is Carriage Hill, built by KB Home (kbhome.com). Located off Rogers Road north of Lester Road, the community will offer 72 single-family homes priced from $280,990 to $355,990, with nine home designs ranging in square footage from 1,723 to 3,782. Amenities in the homes include spacious great rooms, beautiful master suites and dedicated laundry rooms, notes Cara Kane, director of public relations for KB Home. She adds that the homes are “designed to be more energy- and water-efficient than most typical new and resale homes available in the area.”

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Residents of Carriage Hill can enjoy the community’s location, with desirable schools within a few minutes’ drive — including Wolf Lake Elementary, Wolf Lake Middle and Apopka High School. The nearby Northwest Recreation Center includes walking trails, sport courts and fields, playgrounds and an amphitheater for live music and special events. Wekiwa Springs State Park offers 13 miles of trails for hiking and biking as well as canoeing, fishing and snorkeling. It’s clear that potential homebuyers looking to move to Apopka and northwest Orange County will have no shortage of home choices to consider. The area’s many amenities — and welcoming small-town vibe — also make it feel like home. Says Mayor Nelson: “Four generations of Nelsons have called Apopka home, and as a lifelong resident there is nowhere else I would want to live.” For musician Hubbard, who at age 20 left his hometown for Nashville with Sawyer Brown co-founder and lead singer Mark Miller, Apopka will always be home. “I’ve lived away from Apopka far longer than I lived there, but when someone says the word ‘home,’ Apopka is the place I think of,” he says. “Every time I go home, I drive across the still-brick street on Central Avenue, and I can hear old Apopka singing beneath my wheels. Groves and friends and family long gone add their voices to that song. “And I always stop and sit for a while at Dream Lake because that lake, those trees, that moss, they still know me. And no matter what else may be going on, I know I’m home.” ■


Carriage Hill, by KB Home, is located off Rogers Road north of Lester Road. The community will offer 72 single-family homes, including the 1723 model (above). At 1,723 square feet, it’s priced starting at $282,990. The model includes spacious great rooms (below), beautiful master suites and dedicated laundry rooms.

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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach has been named one of the 50 Best MasterPlanned Communities in the United States by Where to Retire magazine. The Margaritavilleinspired lifestyle of food, fun and music is coupled with tropical resort amenities and a lively calendar of activities and events.

Central Florida’s 55-plus communities offer fun and worry-free living, with as many activities as you can pack into a day. BY MICK LOCHRIDGE

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The way to Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach is marked by a colorful lifeguard station. Among those attracted to the Jimmy Buffet-themed community was retiree Steve Grew (facing page), 69, who moved there from North Carolina. Says Grew: “I was visiting my nephew in Ponte Vedra Beach last year, and we drove down to check it out. We saw the models and looked over the prices and lifestyle they were promoting.”

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hen retiree Steve Grew was looking to relocate from Charlotte, N.C., he checked out a couple of 55-plus communities near St. Augustine, but none fit the bill. Then he heard about a new active-adult community in Daytona Beach and decided to have a look. That search lead him to Volusia County’s Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, a joint project by developer Minto Communities and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings. “I was visiting my nephew in Ponte Vedra Beach last year, and we drove down to check it out. We saw the models and looked over the prices and lifestyle they were promoting,” says the 69-year-old Grew, who retired in 2012 from hotel sales management. He was sold. Grew bought a two-bedroom villa in October 2018 and moved in last July. Initially attracted by the quality of the homes and the fact that the community is gated, Grew discovered something less tangible but no less important once he became a resident: a great vibe. “Folks here just get along,” notes the self-described Parrothead. “We’re here to have fun. We don’t talk about money or politics. We all enjoy music.” For example, Grew says some musicians who live in Latitude Margaritaville have jam sessions at their homes. And recently Mac McAnally, a guitarist in Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, performed for residents at the Town Center Stage. Grew is one of about 900 people who move to the Sunshine State every day. Many are active adults, which is unsurprising considering that Florida consistently ranks as one of the most popular states for retirees who are relocating.

Census numbers show that more than 20 percent of Florida’s population is age 65 old and older. In Volusia County, where Grew lives, more than 24 percent of the county’s population fit that demographic. Such statistics aren’t lost on homebuilders and developers of 55-plus communities for active adults in Central Florida. Consequently, there are a wide range of choices, from singlefamily homes to villas and carriage homes. Prices can run from the $200s to more than $400,000. Most feature open floorplans, flexible spaces and energy-efficiency designs. “Baby boomers are retiring as the last generation with pensions,” says Larry Mull, vice president of sales for Taylor Morrison (taylormorrison.com), a prominent homebuilder in Central Florida with two active-adult communities in the area — Solivita in Kissimmee (Osceola County) and Esplanade at Highland Ranch in Clermont (Lake County). “These robust pensions, along with the equity of their current homes, have afforded them the ability to retire and buy new. They still believe in the value of homeownership. And Florida’s friendly tax environment makes it financially beneficial for the 55-plus buyer.” WINTER 2020

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Minto Communities and Margaritaville are offering the Breeze model (above) in Latitude Margaritaville’s Beach Collection. This whimsical home, which ranges in size from 1,684 to 2,392 square feet, is priced starting at $298,990. It features a great room and open kitchen (below).

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Volusia County’s Cresswind at Victoria Gardens in quaint DeLand features such amenities as a clubhouse, a fitness center and pickleball courts. The community’s singlefamily homes are priced from the $220s to the $400s, with square footage ranging from 1,500 to more than 3,500.

In addition to having no state income tax, Florida has plenty to offer seniors looking to take it easy and enjoy life: mild winters, outdoor living and recreation, arts and culture, ocean and beaches — and, of course, theme parks. “Central Florida provides a mild climate that’s conducive to living an active lifestyle and enjoying the outdoors,” says William Bullock, Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville (latitudemargaritaville.com) division president. “The region also offers beautiful natural surroundings, proximity to beaches, parks and a huge range of world-class cultural, dining, shopping and entertainment offerings as well as great healthcare systems.” Bullock adds that 55-plus buyers are more health conscious, more active, and want to live in communities that provide comprehensive, resort-style amenities that promote an active lifestyle and social interaction with neighbors. For those who want to stay in shape and follow a healthy lifestyle, most active-adult communities provide fitness centers with exercise classes, walking and biking trails, and other activities. For example, amenities at Volusia County’s Cresswind at Victoria Gardens (cresswindvg.com) in DeLand include pickleball courts and a fitness center. Options at Twin Lakes in St. Cloud include tennis and bocce courts, while choices at East Lake at Harmony include a new fitness center and more than 12 miles of walking trails. Jones Homes (joneshomesusa.com) developed both communities, which are located in Osceola County.

Personal trainers and health coaches stress the importance of staying fit as seniors age. “Physical activity has a range of physical and psychological health benefits for people of all ages,” says Julie Logue, training resources manager for Tivity Health’s SilverSneakers, a nationwide fitness program aimed at seniors. “For older adults, the benefits reach far beyond aesthetics. Regular physical activity is important for the prevention and management of chronic disease, in delaying the onset of functional limitations and loss of independence, and in reducing cognitive decline and the risk of falls.” Many active-adult communities provide trainers at their fitness centers. At Osceola County’s Solivita, one of the pioneering 55-plus communities in the region, residents can attend weekly lectures on healthcare, participate in sports tournaments, and take classes in everything from yoga and zumba to ballroom dancing and self-defense classes. The community has two full-time trainers and four nonstaff trainers, according to Jamar Edge, director of fitness and wellness for Evergreen Lifestyles Management, which operates the programs. Seniors are motivated to stay fit for several reasons, Edge says, including looking and feeling good, and maintaining their health and independence for as long as possible. “We’ve heard stories of many of our homeowners who have cut down on their prescription medication intake, lowered their cholesterol and glucose readings, improved their blood pressure and generally led more active lifestyles.” Solivita residents have access to an indoor walking track, WINTER 2020

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East Lake at Harmony, by Jones Homes, offers adjacency to the master-planned community’s signature golf course, Harmony Golf Preserve. East Lake is a neighborhood of the Lakes at Harmony, an activeadult community where prices start in the $250s.

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The Wilford model (above), at Jones Homes’ East Lake at Harmony, is priced from the $250s and features three bedrooms, three baths and up to 2,344 square feet of living space. The company’s Twin Lakes community in Saint Cloud offers single-family homes and carriage homes priced from the $200s, with square footage ranging from 1,270 to 3,802. Amenities include tennis and bocce ball courts as well as a boat dock (below).

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Solivita in Osceola County is one of the oldest 55-plus communities in the region. Riviera Spa and Fitness Center is a 32,000 square-foot facility featuring an indoor walking track and an indoor heated lap and exercise pool.

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Solivita boasts a picture-postcard town center (above) as well as the Stonegate Golf Club (below), surrounded by 100-year-old oak hammocks, lush greenery, peaceful waterways and streams.

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Your next step should look as good as it feels.

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indoor and outdoor heated pools, a fitness cenOsceola County: Twin Lakes in St. Cloud, and East ters, tennis and pickleball courts, golf courses Lake at Harmony near St. Cloud. and more. Twin Lakes, which opened in 2016, offers sinLaunched in 2000, Solivita has 5,500 singlegle-family homes and carriage homes with prices family homes, with another 500 planned. Prices starting in the $200s, and square footage ranging start in the low $200s; square footage ranges from 1,270 to 3,802. At East Lake, which opened in from 1,364 to 2,929. 2019, single-family homes start in the $250s, with The golf-cart friendly community in Kissimmee square footage ranging from 1,317 to 2,975. has received a number of awards, including being “Our homes come complete with innovative named multiple times as one of America’s Best designs, the latest in energy features and home Master-Planned Communities for Active Adults technology, and many standard features that are by Where to Retire Magazine. It has earned more considered upgrades with other builders,” says than 70 design and community planning honors, Deb Marton, vice president of sales and marketsays Mull, the vice president for sales. ing for Jones. “Along with our outstanding ameTaylor Morrison’s other active-adult communities to fit any lifestyle, buyers are attracted to nity in the Orlando area is Esplanade at Highland our development because of the quality and Ranch in Clermont in Lake County. It opened in value of our homes.” 2014, and there are currently 240 single-family Marton adds that buyers appreciate other feahomes, with plans for a total of 484. Home prices tures as well: “The latest in smart-home technolJohn Manrique, vice start in the high $200s, and square footage ranges ogy, brick paver walkways, driveways and patios president of marketing for Kolter. Homes from 1,722 to 3,006. and oversize tile in all living areas.” (top). Deb Marton, vice “Highland Ranch is oriented around an exAnother new choice for 55-plus buyers, as president of sales and tensive network of parks and open spaces that Steve Drew discovered, is Latitude Margaritaville marketing for Jones meander through the community and provide in Daytona Beach. The first residents arrived in Homes (above). residents opportunities to stay active, meet March 2018. Today there are 600 homes, with their neighbors and have direct access to naplans for a total of 3,000. ture,” says Mull. Buyers have their choice of duplex cottages, The community also provides a clubhouse with a fitness villas or single-family homes. Cottages are priced starting at room and a multipurpose room for yoga and exercise classes, $209,900, with square footage starting at 1,204 square feet. Vilplus a card room. In addition, there’s a pool and hot tub, a covlas are priced starting at $253,990, with square footage ranging ered lanai and a summer kitchen as well as pickleball and tenfrom 1,503 to 1,862, while single-family homes are priced startnis courts. Conservation areas are found along elevated boarding at $298,990, with square footage ranging from 1,684 to 2,564. walks and nature trails. The community’s island-style architecture, palm tree-lined “Our residents are never bored,” Mull says of both communi(and golf cart-friendly) streets with names like Lost Shaker ties. Way, Island Breeze Avenue and Coral Reef Way. Colorful beachIn DeLand, Kolter Homes developed Cresswind at Victothemed conch cottages, villas and single-family homes create ria Gardens, which was founded in 2000. It recently sold its an authentic “no worries” tropical ambience that resonates with 1,000th home, with plans for about 100 more, says John Maneveryone who visits, says Bullock, Minto’s division president. rique, vice president of marketing for Kolter. The community’s He notes that Latitude Margaritaville has been ranked the single-family homes are priced from the $220s to the $400s, nation’s most popular active-adult community of 2018 by with square footage ranging from 1,500 to more than 3,500. 55Places.com, and 2019’s 55-plus Community of the Year by “Central Florida, especially Volusia County, gives you access the National Association of Home Builders. to everything, including beaches, attractions, parks, outdoor Home features include spaces that flow seamlessly from recreation, shopping, dining, culture, universities, sports, indoor to outdoor living areas. Bathrooms include large walkmedical care and more in 30 minutes or less,” says Manrique. in showers and raised countertops. Kitchens have multifuncHomebuyers are attracted to Cresswind, he adds, for its contional, easy access cabinets and large service and seating isvenient lifestyle, walkable community designs and fully prolands. Master suites include walk-in showers and soaking tubs, grammed clubhouses that offer a range of activities and sodouble vanities and large walk-in closets. cial interaction opportunities — including on-site dining and Community features include a Town Center with a restaurant events in the ballroom. and bar, a thatched room bandshell, a fitness center, a pool and a “Our homes are designed specifically for active adults with a nature trail as well as tennis and pickleball courts. Also planned is wide range of personalization options so buyers can get what a private beach club with free shuttle service for residents. they want and nothing they don’t,” Manrique adds. 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2020 GUIDE TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

■ SCHOOL GRADES ■ STANDARDIZED TEST PASSAGE RATES ■ HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES A special feature of Homebuyer: Central Florida Edition


PUBLIC SCHOOLS School grades provide an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school. Schools are graded A, B, C, D or F, and the grade is determined using up to 11 components. There are four achievement components, which are calculated using student performance on statewide standardized assessments, including comprehensive assessments, end-of-course (EOC) assessments and Florida Alternate Assessments (FAA). The achievement components measure the percentage of full-year enrolled students who achieve a passing score. There are also learning gains components and a middle school acceleration component, as well as high school acceleration and graduation rate components. Each component is worth up to 100 points in the overall calculation. The four achievement components — English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies — are shown on the following pages. Also shown are school grades for two years, high school graduation rates and the percentage of students on free or reduced lunch programs. For more information about the complexities of school grading, and to see results of the other components that determine school grades, visit the Florida Department of Education website at fldoe.com.

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2019

School Grade 2018

-

LAKE ORIENTA

59

63

55

-

B

C

75.0

-

55.4

-

LAWTON

83

81

71

-

A

B

26.0

-

BENTLEY

64

64

49

-

B

B

63.2

-

LAYER

65

71

61

-

B

B

57.4

-

CARILLON

74

73

70

-

A

A

29.1

-

LONGWOOD

71

72

61

-

A

B

63.9

-

CASSELBERRY

54

66

54

-

A

B

72.8

-

MIDWAY

49

54

43

-

C

C

86.2

-

CHOICES IN LEARNING (CHARTER)

90

93

89

-

A

A

22.0

-

PARTIN

81

80

75

-

A

A

23.2

-

Graduation Rate 2017-18

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

76.1

B

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

B

Graduation Rate 2017-18

C

-

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

-

63

School Grade 2018

45

72

School Grade 2019

57

64

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

53

BEAR LAKE

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALTAMONTE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

MAKING THE GRADE

SEMINOLE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

CRYSTAL LAKE

74

77

70

-

A

B

42.7

-

PINE CREST

33

33

30

-

C

D

94.9

-

EASTBROOK

59

63

47

-

C

C

60.8

-

RAINBOW

81

87

73

-

A

A

35.0

-

ENGLISH ESTATES

57

69

67

-

C

B

76.3

-

RED BUG

73

72

61

-

B

A

48.7

-

EVANS

75

80

74

-

A

A

38.1

-

SABAL POINT

76

85

74

-

A

A

34.0

-

FOREST CITY

60

67

44

-

C

B

70.9

-

SPRING LAKE

46

47

44

-

C

C

80.2

-

GENEVA

58

68

63

-

B

A

47.2

-

STENSTROM

76

80

77

-

A

A

43.4

-

GOLDSBORO MAGNET

64

62

70

-

B

B

51.5

-

STERLING PARK

69

66

63

-

B

B

56.0

-

HAMILTON

48

53

44

-

C

C

90.0

-

WALKER

77

79

75

-

A

A

22.5

-

HEATHROW

86

89

82

-

A

A

19.3

-

WEKIVA

80

83

73

-

A

A

34.1

-

HIGHLANDS

70

69

59

-

B

B

62.6

-

WICKLOW

48

60

50

-

B

B

88.5

-

IDYLLWILDE

49

48

45

-

C

C

85.3

-

WILSON

82

87

79

-

A

A

27.9

-

KEETH

82

76

74

-

A

A

31.6

-

WINTER SPRINGS

59

59

59

-

C

A

75.5

-

LAKE MARY

70

76

63

-

A

A

49.2

-

WOODLANDS

75

84

70

-

A

B

32.5

-

SEMINOLE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CHILES

78

83

73

89

A

A

26.5

-

MILWEE

55

57

53

68

B

B

66.4

-

GREENWOOD LAKES

55

60

55

61

B

B

66.7

-

ROCK LAKE

66

77

68

78

A

A

39.5

-

INDIAN TRAILS

63

71

64

88

A

B

41.1

-

SANFORD

63

68

64

75

A

B

50.6

-

JACKSON HEIGHTS

74

80

73

89

A

A

31.5

-

SOUTH SEMINOLE

51

58

52

65

B

B

67.5

-

MARKHAM WOODS

63

62

61

73

B

B

46.5

-

TEAGUE

55

59

49

77

B

B

58.0

-

MILLENNIUM

53

55

41

62

C

B

68.1

-

TUSKAWILLA

56

63

53

80

B

B

52.1

-

LYMAN

59

49

68

69

B

B

53.5

92

OVIEDO

69

70

86

89

A

A

34.1

90

SEMINOLE

58

47

58

76

B

B

57.4

89

WINTER SPRINGS

56

51

74

69

B

B

52.8

91

SEMINOLE COUNTY VIRTUAL FRANCHISE

74

81

77

86

A

A

19.5

100

84

88

77

89

A

A

29.7

-

SEMINOLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS CROOMS ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

78

71

84

94

A

A

38.2

100

HAGERTY

77

71

83

88

A

A

20.7

96

LAKE BRANTLEY

59

49

68

74

B

B

45.7

95

LAKE HOWELL

56

44

66

78

B

B

53.6

91

LAKE MARY

59

50

72

73

B

B

42.6

96

SEMINOLE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS GALILEO SCHOOL FOR GIFTED LEARNING K-8 (CHARTER)

74

77

75

85

A

A

27.5

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SEMINOLE SCIENCE K-8 (CHARTER)


Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2019

School Grade 2018

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

B

C

100.0

-

MICHIGAN AVENUE

59

57

52

-

B

B

87.3

-

-

C

C

100.0

-

MILL CREEK

48

56

58

-

C

c

100.0

-

CHESTNUT SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

54

61

47

-

B

C

100.0

-

NARCOOSSEE

72

68

65

-

A

B

38.0

-

CYPRESS

53

54

60

-

B

C

100.0

-

NEPTUNE

54

56

55

-

C

C

91.6

-

DEERWOOD

46

49

37

-

C

D

100.0

-

PARTIN SETTLEMENT

56

57

45

-

C

C

79.2

-

EAST LAKE

58

65

54

-

B

C

76.8

-

FLORA RIDGE

42

45

33

-

C

D

100

-

HICKORY TREE

62

61

54

-

B

C

65.5

-

HIGHLANDS

42

37

36

-

C

C

100.0

-

KISSIMMEE

52

69

49

-

B

A

92.4

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2017-18

-

36

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

42

37

School Grade 2018

60

34

School Grade 2019

56

CENTRAL AVENUE

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

BOGGY CREEK

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

OSCEOLA COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

PLEASANT HILL

43

46

42

-

C

C

97.8

-

POINCIANA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

42

40

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

REEDY CREEK

54

52

45

-

C

C

92.4

-

ST. CLOUD

63

72

66

-

B

B

59.6

-

SUNRISE

54

61

52

-

B

C

89.8

-

44

50

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

47

50

30

-

C

C

99.0

-

KOA

46

45

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

THACKER AVENUE SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

LAKEVIEW

59

68

59

-

B

C

82.1

-

VENTURA

OSCEOLA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS DENN JOHN

39

46

42

68

C

C

100.0

-

NARCOOSSEE

62

65

62

86

A

A

56.3

-

DISCOVERY INTERMEDIATE

37

32

34

67

C

C

100.0

-

NEPTUNE

52

55

52

81

B

B

72.1

-

HORIZON

47

49

50

75

B

B

92.3

-

PARKWAY

45

40

46

71

C

B

92.0

-

KISSIMMEE

39

42

41

74

C

C

100.0

-

ST. CLOUD

55

63

62

80

B

B

66.8

-

NEW DIMENSIONS

76

62

94

80

A

A

75.4

99

OSCEOLA

37

29

48

66

C

C

82.9

89

POINCIANA

42

28

60

52

C

C

83.7

93

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL

81

72

82

95

A

A

58.9

100

ST. CLOUD

50

50

74

79

B

B

59.0

95

ST. CLOUD PREPARATORY ACADEMY

55

49

40

72

C

B

40.2

-

OSCEOLA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS AVANT GARDE ACADEMY OF OSCEOLA 6-12 (CHARTER)

38

44

46

68

C

C

100.0

-

CELEBRATION

60

45

68

72

B

B

62.1

91

FOUR CORNERS UPPER 9-12 (CHARTER)

50

38

59

77

B

C

66

-

GATEWAY

51

34

71

76

C

C

80.5

92

HARMONY

55

47

61

78

B

B

37.8

97

LIBERTY

39

20

44

48

C

C

84.7

91

OSCEOLA COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS AVANT GARDE ACADEMY POINCIANA K-8 (CHARTER) BELLALAGO ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) CANOE CREEK ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

59

CELEBRATION SCHOOL K-8

80

FLORIDA CYBER K-12 (CHARTER)

42

FOUR CORNERS K-8 (CHARTER)

57

HARMONY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

74

75

76

73

67

-

B

B

57.7

-

80

72

71

81

A

A

24.8

91

-

OSCEOLA SCIENCE K-8 (CHARTER) OSCEOLA VIRTUAL SCHOOL (SECONDARY) POINCIANA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS PK-5 (CHARTER)

42

40

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

-

P. M. WELLS ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

57

60

50

82

A

A

89.6

-

31

30

21

79

C

D

100.0

-

55

48

48

67

B

B

71.8

-

54

52

67

B

B

88.9

86

82

93

A

A

25.7

24

36

44

C

D

68.1

75

59

52

-

B

C

73.3

-

72

83

A

A

38

-

KISSIMMEE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) MATER BRIGHTON LAKES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

53

MATER PALMS ACADEMY K-12 OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 6-12 (CHARTER)

89

58

41

73

C

B

78.8

53

52

50

74

58

63

44

83

91

87

97

A

-

B

C

86.9

-

A

C

85.1

-

A

43.2

99

RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT BOGGY CREEK K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT POINCIANA K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT TAPESTRY K-8 (CHARTER) ST. CLOUD PREPARATORY ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) UCP OSCEOLA PK-2 (CHARTER) WESTSIDE SCHOOL K-8

55

53

51

80

C

C

64.1

48

50

51

97

A

C

84.7

-

49

42

40

82

B

C

86.5

-

55

49

40

72

C

B

40.2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

48

47

46

76

B

B

86.3

-

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Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

96.1

-

LAWTON CHILES

54

78

59

-

A

A

100.0

-

A

54.3

-

LITTLE RIVER

46

48

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

APOPKA

59

65

58

-

B

B

91.6

-

LOCKHART

40

43

32

-

D

C

100.0

-

AVALON

80

84

73

-

A

A

26.9

-

LOVELL

35

47

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

AZALEA PARK

43

56

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

MEADOW WOODS

47

53

47

-

C

C

100.0

-

BALDWIN PARK

75

76

72

-

A

A

40.5

-

METROWEST

53

51

48

-

C

C

73.8

-

School Grade 2019

B

A

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

68

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

44

75

School Grade 2018

63

67

School Grade 2019

65

ANDOVER

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALOMA

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2017-18

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ORANGE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

MICHAEL MCCOY

42

55

30

-

C

C

100.0

-

72

69

59

-

B

B

41.0

-

MILLENNIA

45

52

46

-

C

B

80.1

-

BONNEVILLE

55

62

55

-

C

C

100.0

-

MILLENNIA GARDENS

40

42

38

-

C

C

100.0

-

BROOKSHIRE

70

71

75

-

B

A

48.7

-

MOLLIE RAY

28

58

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

CAMELOT

70

79

69

-

A

B

57.6

-

MOSS PARK

72

75

72

-

A

A

33.1

-

CASTLE CREEK

55

59

61

-

C

C

97.2

-

NAP FORD COMMUNITY (CHARTER)

33

55

22

-

C

D

100.0

-

CATALINA

33

49

23

-

C

C

100.0

-

NORTHLAKE PARK COMMUNITY

72

73

66

-

A

B

40.6

-

CHENEY

53

69

55

-

B

A

100.0

-

OAK HILL

47

59

42

-

C

D

100.0

-

BAY LAKE BAY MEADOWS

CHICKASAW

59

62

54

-

B

C

100.0

-

OAKLAND AVENUE (CHARTER)

72

70

65

-

B

B

31.3

-

CITRUS

56

58

50

-

C

C

90.8

-

OAKSHIRE

69

71

50

-

B

A

84.4

-

CLAY SPRINGS

53

70

54

-

C

C

89.4

-

OCOEE

52

56

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

COLUMBIA

72

79

77

-

A

A

60.8

-

ORANGE CENTER

39

39

45

-

D

C

100.0

-

CONWAY

59

63

63

-

B

C

100.0

-

ORLANDO SCIENCE (CHARTER)

79

80

75

-

A

A

39.7

-

CYPRESS PARK

42

52

53

-

C

D

100.0

-

ORLO VISTA

33

48

37

-

C

C

100.0

-

CYPRESS SPRINGS

70

75

63

-

A

A

53.5

-

PALM LAKE

74

69

77

-

A

A

48.2

-

DEERWOOD

71

73

62

-

A

A

54.4

-

PALMETTO

38

55

32

-

C

C

100.0

-

DILLARD STREET

52

53

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

PERSHING-PINE CASTLE

53

67

44

-

C

B

85.8

-

DOMMERICH

82

82

75

-

A

A

19.6

-

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

29

30

30

-

D

D

100.0

-

DOVER SHORES

60

64

67

-

B

B

100.0

-

PINAR

57

64

52

-

B

B

100.0

-

DR. PHILLIPS

80

83

77

-

A

A

37.1

-

PINE HILLS

40

51

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

DREAM LAKE

60

71

65

-

B

B

94.7

-

PINECREST CREEK (CHARTER)

79

74

-

-

A

C

90.6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

PINELOCH

39

40

37

-

C

C

100.0

-

75

79

71

-

A

A

38.5

-

PINEWOOD

34

38

37

-

D

C

100.0

-

EAGLES NEST

42

48

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

PRAIRIE LAKE

48

57

56

-

C

C

67.9

-

EAST LAKE

65

71

65

-

B

B

58.4

-

PRINCETON

74

71

72

-

A

A

35.7

-

DURRANCE EAGLE CREEK

ECCLESTON

32

39

36

-

C

C

100.0

-

RIDGEWOOD PARK

39

58

37

-

C

C

100.0

-

ENDEAVOR

69

67

63

-

A

A

66.6

-

RIVERDALE

53

55

56

-

B

C

100.0

-

ENGELWOOD

33

40

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

RIVERSIDE

42

54

42

-

B

D

100.0

-

FORSYTH WOODS

48

53

60

-

B

B

100.0

-

ROCK LAKE

29

49

32

-

C

F

100.0

-

HIAWASSEE

35

40

39

-

C

D

100.0

-

ROCK SPRINGS

64

65

61

-

A

C

66.5

-

HIDDEN OAKS

64

71

70

-

B

C

70.4

-

ROLLING HILLS

38

51

56

-

B

D

100.0

-

HILLCREST

86

82

83

-

A

B

27.1

-

ROSEMONT

38

57

45

-

B

D

100.0

-

HUNGERFORD

41

47

28

-

C

C

100.0

-

SADLER

35

41

37

-

D

C

100.0

-

HUNTERS CREEK

70

77

66

-

B

A

52.4

-

SAND LAKE

75

79

77

-

A

A

47.6

-

INDEPENDENCE

87

90

90

-

A

A

18.6

-

SHENANDOAH

63

67

55

-

C

A

61.3

-

IVEY LANE

31

54

37

-

C

F

100.0

-

SHINGLE CREEK

39

53

47

-

C

C

100.0

-

JOHN YOUNG

57

71

54

-

A

B

72.6

-

SOUTHWOOD

67

66

64

-

B

B

83.5

-

KEENES CROSSING

80

80

75

-

A

A

23.9

-

SPRING LAKE

55

62

53

-

B

C

100.0

-

LUCIOUS AND EMMA NIXON ACADEMY CHARTER

28

20

-

-

D

-

100.0

-

STONE LAKES

82

72

-

-

B

A

29.6

-

KILLARNEY

52

59

63

-

A

A

100.0

-

SUN BLAZE

76

68

-

-

A

B

50.1

-

SUNRIDGE

67

67

50

-

B

B

53.2

-

SUNRISE

73

73

68

-

A

B

31.7

-

SUNSET PARK

74

68

73

-

B

A

28.7

-

TANGELO PARK

32

34

33

-

C

C

100.0

-

THORNEBROOKE

85

85

80

-

A

A

29.7

-

THREE POINTS

44

51

37

-

C

C

100.0

-

TILDENVILLE

66

71

73

-

A

B

59.3

-

TIMBER LAKES

74

83

77

-

A

A

40.5

-

LAKE COMO

55

55

57

56

B

C

88.0

LAKE GEM

50

54

36

-

D

C

100.0

-

LAKE GEORGE

56

52

54

-

B

C

98.4

-

LAKE SILVER

51

52

44

-

C

B

99.5

-

LAKE SYBELIA

64

68

48

-

C

C

62.0

-

LAKE WESTON

45

56

45

-

B

F

100.0

-

LAKE WHITNEY

84

86

83

-

A

A

21.4

-

LAKEMONT

71

72

70

-

A

A

53.2

-

LAKEVILLE

47

55

51

-

C

C

94.8

-

LANCASTER

45

69

33

-

B

B

100.0

-

LAUREATE PARK

80

83

77

-

A

A

17.4

5 4   H O M E B U Y E R // C E N T R A L F L O R I D A E D I T I O N

UCP EAST (CHARTER)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

UNION PARK

51

48

27

-

D

C

100.0

-

VENTURA

34

36

42

-

D

C

100.0

-

VISTA LAKES

69

75

74

-

A

B

51.5

-


Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

100.0

-

WHISPERING OAK

85

85

77

-

A

A

20.8

-

B

79.8

-

WILLIAM FRANGUS

50

53

51

-

C

C

99.6

-

WATERFORD

65

66

60

-

C

B

51.3

-

WILLIAM S. MAXEY

66

77

57

-

A

A

100.0

-

School Grade 2019

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

C

Graduation Rate 2017-18

C

-

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

-

49

School Grade 2018

41

60

School Grade 2019

48

53

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

29

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

WASHINGTON SHORES WATERBRIDGE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ORANGE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WEST CREEK

71

76

68

-

A

A

46.6

-

WINDERMERE

82

87

85

-

A

A

9.4

WEST OAKS

45

47

59

-

C

C

100.0

-

WINEGARD

46

49

58

-

C

B

100.0

-

WESTBROOKE

76

75

69

-

B

A

44.8

-

WOLF LAKE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

WESTPOINTE

67

70

54

-

B

A

63.2

WETHERBEE

64

70

60

-

B

B

81.3

-

WYNDHAM LAKES

57

53

52

-

C

B

69.9

-

ZELLWOOD

51

52

57

-

C

C

100.0

-

ORANGE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS APOPKA

42

50

43

59

C

C

71.0

-

LEGACY

54

51

48

67

C

B

66.5

-

AVALON

78

84

76

92

A

A

27.3

-

LIBERTY

47

45

39

58

C

C

100.0

-

BRIDGEWATER

70

73

68

85

A

A

28.0

-

LOCKHART

35

34

31

62

C

C

100.0

-

CARVER

31

38

29

50

C

C

100.0

-

MAITLAND

66

66

67

80

A

B

43.3

-

CHAIN OF LAKES

50

48

48

56

B

C

69.3

-

MEADOW WOODS

48

48

48

67

C

C

80.0

-

COLLEGE PARK

41

41

44

48

C

C

100.0

-

MEADOWBROOK

23

30

29

49

C

C

100.0

-

CONWAY

44

51

44

55

C

C

69.3

-

MEMORIAL

35

36

32

65

C

C

100.0

-

CORNER LAKE

50

51

57

53

C

C

64.5

-

OCOEE

49

52

48

70

B

C

70.5

-

DISCOVERY

64

71

75

82

A

A

44.7

-

ODYSSEY

55

54

55

75

B

B

67.8

-

FREEDOM

47

53

53

61

B

B

85.2

-

PIEDMONT LAKES

40

55

42

57

C

C

97.5

-

GLENRIDGE

60

63

61

68

B

A

52.7

-

ROBINSWOOD

35

31

38

65

C

C

100.0

-

GOTHA

53

54

44

73

B

C

63.3

-

SOUTH CREEK

57

57

53

66

B

B

70.1

-

HOWARD

79

77

74

89

A

A

39.4

-

SOUTHWEST

62

63

53

71

A

A

51.8

-

HUNTERS CREEK

66

81

67

75

A

A

54.6

-

STONEWALL JACKSON

49

44

40

63

C

C

100.0

-

INNOVATION

71

75

64

94

A

A

42.8

-

SUNRIDGE

74

74

68

82

A

A

32.9

JUDSON B. WALKER

54

40

37

58

C

D

100.0

-

TIMBER SPRINGS

68

75

65

82

A

B

45.7

LAKE NONA

77

83

67

88

A

A

40.9

-

UNION PARK

30

32

28

43

D

C

100.0

-

LAKEVIEW

54

49

53

59

C

C

66.3

-

WESTRIDGE

31

35

29

43

C

D

100.0

-

WOLF LAKE

53

54

52

73

B

B

56.1

-

ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS APOPKA

50

35

70

65

B

B

55.5

97

MAYNARD EVANS

28

27

54

52

C

C

97.4

88

COLONIAL

42

27

58

70

B

C

95.7

97

OAK RIDGE

33

38

63

60

B

C

95.0

94

CORNERSTONE CHARTER ACADEMY

63

61

65

94

A

A

38.6

97

OCOEE

41

35

65

67

C

C

65.2

95

CYPRESS CREEK

51

32

65

64

B

B

67.8

99

OLYMPIA

59

45

73

80

A

B

50.4

98

DR. PHILLIPS

56

39

75

75

B

B

54.8

96

TIMBER CREEK

73

58

86

81

A

A

34.0

99

EAST RIVER

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

UNIVERSITY

54

41

67

86

A

B

60.1

99

EDGEWATER

50

34

73

68

B

C

60.2

97

WEKIVA

41

27

61

67

C

C

82.2

92

FREEDOM

56

41

67

72

B

B

61.5

98

WEST ORANGE

65

47

69

77

B

B

38.8

95

JONES

24

20

55

57

C

D

69.9

87

WILLIAM R. BOONE

67

53

78

82

A

A

48.1

98

LAKE NONA

68

64

76

78

A

B

41.4

95

WINDERMERE

70

56

74

79

B

B

24.0

-

LEGACY (CHARTER)

72

55

76

77

B

A

3.3

100

WINTER PARK

69

54

84

85

A

A

36.6

98

ORANGE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS ARBOR RIDGE K-8

76

80

71

99

A

A

51.3

-

ORANGE COUNTY VIRTUAL K-12

86

68

68

92

A

A

24.3

89

BLANKNER K-8

70

75

68

82

A

A

32.7

-

ORLANDO SCIENCE MIDDLE HIGH 6-12 (CHARTER)

83

84

83

89

A

A

39.0

100

PASSPORT K-8 (CHARTER)

59

47

36

55

C

B

100.0

-

69

78

66

87

A

A

75.7

-

43

37

38

61

C

B

100.0

-

52

44

44

76

B

C

54.2

-

41

39

25

71

C

C

81.0

-

56

66

41

79

A

B

62.4

-

BRIDGEPREP K-8 (CHARTER)

29

21

19

34

D

D

100.0

-

CENTRAL FLORIDA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) CORNERSTONE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

54

55

63

69

B

B

64.3

86

73

74

74

84

A

A

29.4

-

HOPE K-8 (CHARTER)

77

86

64

98

A

A

3.9

-

INNOVATION MONTESSORI OCOEE K-8 (CHARTER)

71

51

58

90

A

C

7.6

LAKE EOLA K-8 (CHARTER)

79

75

76

83

A

A

3.9

LEGENDS ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

46

53

37

26

C

C

100.0

-

OCPS ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE PK-8 ORANGE COUNTY PREPARATORY ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

PINECREST PREPARATORY K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT CHICKASAW TRAIL K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT CROWN POINT K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT GOLDENROD K-8 (CHARTER) RENAISSANCE SCHOOL AT HUNTERS CREEK K-8 (CHARTER)

26

33

20

43

C

D

100.0

-

WEDGEFIELD SCHOOL K-8

64

64

62

79

A

B

45.0

-

WINDY RIDGE K-8 (CHARTER)

78

82

74

84

A

A

49.3

-

61

43

58

70

C

C

61.7

-

-

WINTER 2020

 

55


Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2019

School Grade 2018

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

C

100.0

-

KATHLEEN

42

49

49

-

C

C

100.0

-

B

B

100.0

-

KINGSFORD

45

46

35

-

D

C

100.0

-

AUBURNDALE CENTRAL

35

39

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

LAKE ALFRED

46

60

54

-

B

C

100.0

-

BARTOW ACADEMY

77

83

78

-

B

A

45.7

-

LAKE SHIPP

49

53

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

BEN HILL GRIFFIN JR.

43

39

31

-

D

C

100.0

-

LAKELAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL HOUSE (CHARTER)

92

80

-

-

A

A

7.8

-

LAUREL

30

31

21

-

D

C

100.0

-

LENA VISTA

45

43

40

-

C

C

100.0

-

LEWIS ANNA WOODBURY

45

52

38

-

C

D

100.0

-

LINCOLN AVENUE ACADEMY

90

93

95

-

A

A

32.2

-

LOUGHMAN OAKS

45

51

34

-

C

C

95.5

-

MAGNOLIA MONTESSORI ACADEMY (CHARTER)

87

83

93

-

A

A

0.0

-

MCKEEL CENTRAL ACADEMY K-6

78

86

82

-

A

A

30.8

-

MEDULLA

53

61

54

-

B

C

94.2

-

NORTH LAKELAND

45

51

40

-

C

C

100.0

-

OSCAR J. POPE

32

37

13

-

D

C

100.0

-

PALMETTO

30

35

37

-

D

C

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2017-18

D

-

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

-

50

School Grade 2018

35

64

School Grade 2019

36

48

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

39

ALTURAS

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALTA VISTA

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POLK COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

-

-

-

-

A

A

37.0

-

BETHUNE ACADEMY

56

57

50

-

C

C

79.5

-

CARLTON PALMORE

60

64

51

-

B

C

96.4

-

CHAIN OF LAKES

68

75

50

-

A

A

75.8

-

CLARENCE BOSWELL

48

53

48

-

B

C

100.0

-

CLEVELAND COURT

67

80

52

-

A

B

77.1

-

COMBEE ACADEMY

40

48

40

-

C

C

100.0

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

29

24

31

-

D

C

100.0

-

BERKLEY

DALE R. FAIR BABSON PARK

73

79

63

-

A

B

68.9

-

DIXIELAND

39

50

39

-

C

D

100.0

-

DR. N.E. ROBERTS

44

64

52

-

C

B

95.3

-

DUNDEE ACADEMY

60

62

43

-

B

C

82.5

-

EAGLE LAKE

42

50

46

-

C

B

100.0

-

EASTSIDE

27

38

25

-

D

C

100.0

-

EDGAR L. PADGETT

54

57

42

-

C

B

95.1

-

ELBERT

52

52

47

-

C

C

100.0

-

FLORAL AVENUE

55

55

54

-

C

C

100.0

-

FRANK E. BRIGHAM ACADEMY

78

85

70

-

A

A

51.1

-

FRED G. GARNER

30

29

24

-

D

C

100.0

-

GARDEN GROVE

53

62

52

-

C

B

90.7

-

GIBBONS STREET

32

31

52

-

D

D

100.0

-

GRIFFIN

37

30

31

-

D

D

100.0

-

HARTRIDGE ACADEMY

90

94

75

-

A

C

53.5

-

HIGHLAND CITY

57

66

65

-

A

C

83.6

-

HIGHLANDS GROVE

63

75

52

-

B

A

66.1

-

HILLCREST

56

68

53

-

B

B

89.3

-

HORIZONS

46

48

39

-

C

B

91.3

-

INWOOD

36

44

34

-

D

C

100.0

-

JAMES E. STEPHENS

30

33

24

-

D

C

100.0

-

JAMES W. SIKES

54

61

53

-

B

B

77.3

-

JANIE HOWARD WILSON

44

54

30

-

C

C

100.0

-

JESSE KEEN

28

37

32

-

D

C

100.0

-

JOHN SNIVELY

35

46

34

-

D

B

100.0

-

PHILIP O’BRIEN

41

38

38

-

D

D

100.0

-

PINEWOOD

55

65

46

-

B

C

100.0

-

POLK AVENUE

41

50

49

-

B

C

100.0

-

POLK CITY

52

53

47

-

C

C

100.0

-

PURCELL

34

41

36

-

D

C

100.0

-

R. BRUCE WAGNER

50

60

51

-

C

C

97.2

-

R. CLEM CHURCHWELL

53

72

52

-

B

B

86.5

SANDHILL

42

45

36

-

C

C

100.0

-

SCOTT LAKE

57

70

63

-

B

B

71.5

-

SLEEPY HILL

46

56

49

-

B

C

100.0

-

SOCRUM

48

59

43

-

C

C

99.1

-

SOUTH MCKEEL ACADEMY K-7

79

88

72

99

A

A

28.3

SOUTHWEST

51

66

61

-

B

C

100.0

-

SPESSARD L. HOLLAND

55

62

40

-

C

C

77.7

-

SPOOK HILL

34

36

34

-

D

C

100.0

-

VALLEYVIEW

77

85

82

-

A

A

56.9

-

WAHNETA

38

61

46

-

C

C

100.0

WALTER CALDWELL

44

47

29

-

C

D

97.9

-

WENDELL WATSON

59

58

67

-

B

B

72.9

-

WINSTON ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

74

74

59

-

A

B

75.8

-

POLK COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS BARTOW

38

43

42

83

C

C

97.6

-

LAKE GIBSON

43

43

40

68

C

C

75.5

-

BERKLEY ACCELERATED (CHARTER)

74

86

65

87

A

A

38.8

-

LAKE MARION CREEK

26

23

20

63

C

D

100.0

-

BOK ACADEMY (CHARTER)

68

73

68

94

A

A

59.3

-

LAKELAND HIGHLANDS

59

61

56

81

B

B

58.7

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

31

35

28

54

C

C

100.0

-

LAKELAND MONTESSORI (CHARTER)

71

79

74

78

A

A

23.3

-

DANIEL JENKINS ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

48

58

37

87

B

C

75.6

-

LAWTON CHILES ACADEMY

75

79

73

90

A

A

42.7

-

DENISON

32

31

28

43

D

C

95.7

-

DISCOVERY ACADEMY OF LAKE ALFRED (CHARTER)

56

52

57

77

B

B

76.9

-

DUNDEE RIDGE

62

57

69

84

A

A

78.7

-

JERE L. STAMBAUGH

28

28

24

56

C

C

100.0

-

JEWETT ACADEMY MAGNET

60

63

43

89

B

B

60.0

-

KATHLEEN

39

42

41

67

C

C

100.0

-

LAKE ALFRED POLYTECH ACADEMY

44

47

32

67

C

C

92.2

-

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23

23

23

45

D

D

100.0

-

MULBERRY

48

54

41

75

C

B

91.7

-

SHELLEY S. BOONE

29

31

31

57

C

C

100.0

-

SLEEPY HILL

41

37

43

72

C

C

100.0

-

SOUTHWEST

40

35

29

61

C

C

100.0

-

UNION ACADEMY

80

79

64

92

A

A

41.2

-

WESTWOOD

28

30

22

65

C

C

100.0

-


Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2019

School Grade 2018

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

C

70.9

86

LAKE REGION

32

32

51

48

C

C

82.2

80

62

B

C

59.6

89

LAKE WALES

52

54

61

58

B

B

64.1

92

-

-

-

-

A

A

23.2

100

LAKELAND

60

52

78

78

B

B

59.8

93

DISCOVERY

46

31

55

66

C

C

76.4

-

42

46

37

59

C

B

96.6

99

80

85

79

88

A

A

28.0

100

FORT MEADE MIDDLE/SENIOR

MCKEEL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY 7-12

FROSTPROOF MIDDLE/SENIOR

39

52

37

61

B

C

90.4

87

90

GEORGE W. JENKINS

55

57

60

63

B

B

49.8

97

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2017-18

62

57

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

46

48

School Grade 2018

44

49

School Grade 2019

37

BARTOW

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

AUBURNDALE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

29

50

57

C

C

84.0

84

38

26

53

50

C

C

80.0

79

LAKE GIBSON

41

27

60

60

C

C

63.7

90

41

53

54

C

B

81.1

87

84

98

100

A

A

25.8

-

-

-

-

-

A

A

21.1

99

RIDGE COMMUNITY

40

34

57

53

C

C

68.8

83

TENOROC

26

25

31

53

D

C

91.8

76

WINTER HAVEN

43

43

52

55

C

C

74.1

87

75

75

65

73

A

A

66.2

-

63

59

44

81

B

B

75.0

-

53

55

43

76

B

B

81.7

-

Graduation Rate 2017-18

41

KATHLEEN

38

POLK PRE-COLLEGIATE ACADEMY 9-10

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

HAINES CITY

MULBERRY

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

CHAIN OF LAKES COLLEGIATE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

POLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS

POLK STATE COLLEGE COLLEGIATE

POLK COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS -

-

-

-

-

95

A

A

58.5

-

57

55

43

80

B

B

62.0

-

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

69

School Grade 2018

74

School Grade 2019

78

RIDGEVIEW GLOBAL STUDIES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) ROCHELLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER) ROSABELLE W. BLAKE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

Graduation Rate 2017-18

85.4

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

C

School Grade 2018

C

School Grade 2019

83

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

33

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

44

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

41

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

CITRUS RIDGE - A CIVIC ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) CYPRESS JUNCTION MONTESSORI K-8 (CHARTER) DAVENPORT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER) JEWETT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER)

MASCOTTE

52

51

52

-

C

C

100.0

-

MINNEOLA CONVERSION (CHARTER)

67

62

63

-

B

B

64.7

-

LAKE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ALTOONA

56

45

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

ASTATULA

61

63

50

-

B

C

80.5

-

BEVERLY SHORES

28

26

30

-

F

D

100.0

-

PINE RIDGE

74

80

69

-

A

A

55.8

-

CLERMONT

57

52

48

-

C

C

100.0

-

ROUND LAKE

75

78

64

86

A

A

54.6

-

CYPRESS RIDGE

88

82

79

-

A

A

34.3

-

SAWGRASS BAY

55

50

57

-

C

C

82.8

-

EUSTIS

57

59

40

-

C

B

100.0

-

SEMINOLE SPRINGS

63

71

60

-

B

C

81.7

-

EUSTIS HEIGHTS

48

53

47

-

C

D

100.0

-

SORRENTO

62

67

64

-

C

B

68.3

-

FRUITLAND PARK

49

48

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

TAVARES

54

64

52

-

C

C

89.4

-

GRASSY LAKE

71

69

68

-

A

B

57.6

-

49

53

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

69

74

68

-

A

A

100.0

-

GROVELAND

THE VILLAGES ELEMENTARY OF LADY LAKE

LEESBURG

44

37

40

-

D

C

100.0

-

TREADWAY

52

67

52

-

C

B

98.1

-

LOST LAKE

79

78

68

-

A

B

54.1

-

TRIANGLE

55

57

44

-

B

B

100.0

-

UMATILLA

56

68

56

-

B

B

92.6

-

-

LAKE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CARVER

48

49

48

65

C

C

100.0

-

MOUNT DORA

53

62

48

63

C

B

79.8

CLERMONT

48

49

52

62

B

B

78.2

-

OAK PARK

35

32

31

68

C

C

100.0

-

EAST RIDGE

65

69

61

82

A

A

54.6

-

TAVARES

50

61

44

74

B

C

80.9

-

EUSTIS

45

51

44

62

C

B

90.2

-

UMATILLA

46

64

41

76

B

C

92.7

-

GRAY

51

62

61

72

B

B

79.2

-

WINDY HILL

58

62

59

77

B

B

58.2

-

93

LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

59

51

80

80

B

B

-

LEESBURG

34

36

59

54

C

C

88.7

72

MOUNT DORA

50

46

67

76

C

B

64.2

87 86

EAST RIDGE

59

51

80

80

B

B

50.9

93

SOUTH LAKE

48

43

65

64

C

C

62.2

EUSTIS

49

35

74

67

C

B

71.0

87

TAVARES

44

48

67

71

C

B

60.2

89

LAKE MINNEOLA

61

57

74

74

A

B

45.2

97

UMATILLA

42

27

49

59

C

C

79.4

84

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English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2019

School Grade 2018

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

PINECREST LAKES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

83

88

65

99

A

A

32.5

-

SPRING CREEK PK-8 (CHARTER)

50

49

47

71

B

B

100.0

-

School Grade 2019

Graduation Rate 2017-18

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2019

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

-

LAKE COUNTY VIRTUAL K-12

56

59

50

68

B

A

11.9

96

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2019

School Grade 2018

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

Graduation Rate 2017-18

Graduation Rate 2017-18

14.5

Percent of Economically Disadvantaged Students

A

School Grade 2018

A

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

90

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

67

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

82

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

77

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

LAKE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS IMAGINE SCHOOLS AT SOUTH LAKE K-8 (CHARTER)

BLUE LAKE

37

49

47

-

C

C

90.4

-

OSTEEN

65

59

77

-

B

C

73.9

-

CHAMPION

45

41

49

-

D

D

82.4

-

PALM TERRACE

33

35

34

-

D

D

96.1

-

CHISHOLM

57

64

76

-

C

B

66.2

-

PATHWAYS

68

68

64

-

A

B

49.9

-

CITRUS GROVE

60

60

62

-

B

C

70.7

-

PIERSON

39

61

41

-

C

C

85.9

-

CORONADO BEACH

76

78

79

-

A

A

37.5

-

PINE TRAIL

70

79

69

-

A

B

53.9

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

CYPRESS CREEK

75

71

73

-

B

B

34.6

-

PORT ORANGE

70

64

59

-

B

C

68.6

-

DEBARY

66

72

80

-

A

A

44.3

-

PRIDE

49

55

44

-

C

C

77.9

-

DELTONA LAKES

52

56

53

-

C

C

82.0

-

R. J. LONGSTREET

62

55

58

-

C

C

72.2

-

DISCOVERY

46

43

41

-

C

C

86.7

-

READ-PATTILLO

54

57

50

-

B

C

76.9

-

EDGEWATER PUBLIC

48

55

55

-

C

C

76.7

-

SAMSULA ACADEMY

63

56

61

-

C

C

2.9

-

EDITH I. STARKE

44

53

54

-

C

C

96.4

-

SOUTH DAYTONA

44

44

38

-

D

C

83.9

-

ENTERPRISE

53

56

62

-

B

C

80.2

-

SPIRIT

46

49

49

-

C

C

81.4

-

FOREST LAKE

50

53

55

-

B

C

76.6

-

SPRUCE CREEK

67

70

62

-

B

C

65.3

-

FREEDOM

69

68

74

-

B

C

57.2

-

SUGAR MILL

61

61

56

-

B

C

77.2

-

FRIENDSHIP

48

52

52

-

C

C

88.0

-

SUNRISE

53

53

53

-

C

C

80.1

-

GEORGE W. MARKS

59

59

47

-

C

C

68.1

-

SWEETWATER

81

85

83

-

A

A

46.9

-

HORIZON

65

69

65

-

B

C

64.8

-

THE READING EDGE ACADEMY

55

64

73

-

A

C

10.1

-

INDIAN RIVER

63

64

62

-

B

B

75.3

-

TIMBERCREST

64

69

66

-

B

B

72.4

-

LOUISE S. MCINNIS

40

51

38

-

C

B

87.5

-

TOMOKA

69

76

68

-

A

A

55.4

-

MANATEE COVE

61

66

64

-

C

B

72.5

-

TURIE T. SMALL

44

56

36

-

C

C

98.4

-

ORANGE CITY

45

43

52

-

C

C

79.6

-

VOLUSIA PINES

52

59

51

-

C

C

81.4

-

ORMOND BEACH

68

65

59

-

B

A

78.7

-

WESTSIDE

38

37

42

-

D

C

97.6

-

ORTONA

52

55

60

-

C

C

82.9

-

WOODWARD AVENUE

49

53

50

-

C

C

72.7

-

OSCEOLA

51

55

57

-

C

C

71.0

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CAMPBELL

32

28

34

63

C

C

92.1

-

HERITAGE

46

50

58

63

B

B

73.2

-

CREEKSIDE

65

74

73

79

A

A

41.0

-

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

50

51

63

72

C

B

62.4

-

DAVID C. HINSON SR.

52

63

63

80

B

A

56.8

-

ORMOND BEACH

57

60

61

81

B

B

58.9

-

DELAND

45

48

52

56

C

B

67.1

-

RIVER SPRINGS

52

56

60

72

B

B

61.1

-

DELTONA

46

47

55

61

C

B

80.0

-

SILVER SANDS

58

66

65

81

A

A

61.1

-

GALAXY

48

53

60

76

B

C

75.2

-

SOUTHWESTERN

49

41

51

68

C

C

74.1

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ATLANTIC

50

48

81

62

B

B

61.3

83

PINE RIDGE

44

39

73

66

C

C

69.2

79

DELAND

47

32

73

59

C

C

57.1

82

SEABREEZE

60

56

73

76

B

B

43.4

88

DELTONA

54

49

75

78

B

B

68.0

83

SPRUCE CREEK

67

57

82

58

B

A

37.9

90

MAINLAND

40

35

59

60

C

C

70.8

84

UNIVERSITY

51

50

78

73

B

B

57.2

78

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

51

49

84

76

B

B

51.0

76

T. DEWITT TAYLOR MIDDLE-HIGH

39

41

54

48

C

C

76.5

86

72

70

73

88

A

A

38.2

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS BURNS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL K-8 (CHARTER)

71

74

72

97

A

A

50.1

-

HOLLY HILL K-8

35

34

44

56

C

C

93.1

-

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Lake Lizzie

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Lake Colin

Buck Lake

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Woodland Blvd

Fatio Rd Orange Blvd

Lake Emma Rd

Markham Woods Rd

Palm Springs Dr

Parramore Ave

Rio Grande Ave

Orange Blossom Trl

You Pkw ng y

John Young Pkwy

Texas Ave

Orange Blossom Trl

Bermuda Ave

Thacker Ave

Buena Ventura Lakes

Rockwood Dr

Poinciana Blvd

13

Irlo

Bourne Rd

Rinehart Rd

Longwood Markham Rd

Lake Markham Rd

Raymond Ave

Montgomery Rd

Maitland Ave

Orlando Ave

Bear Lake Rd

Forest City Rd

Magnolia Homes Rd

Tampa Ave

Ivey Ln

Bruton Blvd

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Powers Dr

Hastings St

Hiawassee Rd

Kirkman Rd

Clark Rd

Good Homes Rd ApopkaVineland Rd

Forest City Rd

Lakeville Rd

Hiawassee Rd

Apopka Vineland Rd

Rose Ave

Sheeler Rd

Hu nt Club Blvd

Wekiwa Springs Rd

Thompson Rd

Park Ave Hempel Ave

Mercy Dr

Rock Springs Rd

Vick Rd

Marden Rd

World Dr

Line Dr

Plymouth Sorrento Rd

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Cocoa Water Plant Rd

Lake Mary Jane Rd

Lake Mary Jane

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Dallas Blvd

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Cabbage Slough

46

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Lockwood Blvd

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Woodbury Rd

Little Econlockhatchee River

Curry Ford Rd

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Umatilla Rd r Du nc an D

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Chuluota

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Brumley Rd

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434

Union Park

Lake Underhill Dr

Pershing Ave

Semoran Blvd

La

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Dean Rd

Econlockhatchee Trl

Valencia College Ln

Lake Nixon

Lake Eva

Rouse Rd

Goldenrod Rd

Forsyth Rd

Dixie Belle Dr

Old 9 Foot Rd

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Long Lake

Bath Lake

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Gaston Foster Rd

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Ravlerson Cv Old Mims Rd

Canal Rd

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Thompson

Waverly

552

Michigan Ave

South Port Can

Lake Hatchineha Rd

Dundee

550

540

Deep Lake

417

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Bee Line Exwy

Tradeport Dr

546

Cypress Gardens

Lake Proctor

Buck Lake

Puzzle Lake

Boggy Creek Rd

Lake Russell

Tim

540A

542

Conway Rd

ALT 27

Lake Hamilton

Bennett Rd

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Eagle Lake Lake Loop Rd Mc Leod

Lake Marion

544

Lake Hamilton

Azalea Park

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426

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Sand Rd

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Lake Harney

Lake Charm Geneva Dr

Chapman Rd

551

527A

Florida Pkwy

Gopher Slough

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Island Pond

426

417

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Eagle Lake

Lake Lulu

Country Club Rd

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Wetherbee Rd

Meadow Wood

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Buckeye Rd

Lake Winter Inwood Cannon 542 Lake Haven Lake Jan Deer Howard Lake Lake Mariam Phyl 540 Otis

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Howard Ave

University Blvd

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Lake Hartridge

544

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Summerfield Rd

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655

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544

92

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Marquette Ave

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Ariana

Pleasant Hill Rd

Lake Rochelle

Lake Henry Lucerne Park Rd

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426

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Lake Mariana

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Dike Rd

Howell Branch Rd

Goldenrod

Gatlin Ave

Little Lake Conway

580

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580

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507

Lake Alfred

Tower Lake

Mari

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Lake Lowry

South Blvd

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Lake Alfred

Hammock Lake

Reaves Rd

Lake Ann

Conway

528A

Kissimmee

St

E Airport Blvd

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Lake Van

Morris Rd

Reedy Creek

Poinciana Place

Davenport

Vine St

Pershing Ave Gatlin Ave

a

Campbell Ham Brown Rd

Lake Arietta

559

Bonnet Lake

Lake Lowry Rd

557

547

441

Lake Margaret Dr

415

Lake Cockran

Little Lake Howell

Casselberry

Landstreet Rd

Thorpe Rd

91

Trl

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557

Lake uliana

92

n dendro Rhodo Ave

North Blvd

17

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Winter Springs

Curry Ford Rd

Belle Isle Conway Pine LakeNela Castle Ave

535

Osceola Pkwy

S Ora

Lake Jessamine

Taft-Vineland Rd

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423

Osceola Pkwy

Osceola Polk Line Rd

582

Williamsburg

Michigan Ave

Edgewood

Lancaster Rd

Bee Line Exwy

Poin

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528

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Sky Lake

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Tangelo Park

Kaley St

527

Holden Heights

Oak Ridge Rd

423

Sand Lake Rd

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Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy

Sandhill Rd

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ma

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Funie Oak Island Rd Steed Rd

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POLK COUNTY

192

192

Conroy Rd

Big Sand Lake

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Oak Ridge

43rd St

4

439

4

Clear Lake

East-West Exwy

Landsta

536

Mcleod Rd

25th St

Silver Lake Blvd Silver Lake Dr

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St Johns River

Lake Jessup

Executive Airport 408

Robinson St

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Buena Vista Dr

429

192

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545

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435

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Washington St

Orange Blvd Columbia StCenter

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Car Care Dr

Bay Lake

Lake Mann

Maytown Rd

17

Glenridge Way

Daetwyler Dr

Seven Seas Dr

Avalon Rd

474

535

50 Colonial Dr

John Young Pkwy

mp

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Seven Seas Lagoon

Orlando

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427

Lake Bingham

Corrine Dr

Orange Ave

Asian Way

Seidel Rd

Smith St

Floridas Tpke

Sawgrass Lake

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wa

Raleigh St

Doctor Phillips

Lake Sheen

Lake Mabel

Old Winter Garden

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Palmer Ave

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Fairview Shores

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Island Lake

Colonial Dr

408

Westover Roberts Rd

Lake Butler

Lake Nellie

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Gotha Rd

Lake Down

Ave

Windermere

Mann Rd

Malcolm Rd

Ocoee

439

Park

Lake Butler Blvd

Rd

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Beggs Rd

Silver Star Rd

Professional Pkwy

Tilden Rd

Stone Rd

Lotus

Lake Alma

Altamonte Spring Springs Lake

John Young Pkwy

545

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Woodlawn Cemetary Rd

Rd

50 Roper Rd

535

Tiny Rd

Marsh

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Hartwood Marsh Rd

Bear Lake

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Johns Lake

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561

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Colonial Dr

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Semoran Blvd Mirror Lake 436

Forest City Lake

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Wekiva Springs

434

Sand Lake Rd

Bear Lake

Silver Star Rd

Lake Starke

Kissimmee Ave

Story Rd

Oakland Ave

Lakewood Ave

12th St

Oakland

455

50

438

Plant St

Ap o

Clarcona Ocoee Rd

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Wurst Rd

437

Winter Garden

Lake Minnehaha

429

Fullers Cross Rd

Minneola

Clermont

Keene Rd

435

Semoran Blvd

South Apopka

McCormick Rd

Ingram Rd

Montverde

Lake Minneola

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Lake Apopka

455

27

565

437

561A

436 424

Lake Brantley

Lake Wekiva

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Main St

Michael Gladden Blvd

Boy Scout Rd

Harmon Rd

Lake Apopka

565A

Apopka

Lust Rd

561

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Grace Lake Williamson Rd

Wek iva Springs Rd

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Lake Mary

Greenwood Lake Green Way Blvd

Lake Myrtle

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Dupont Ho Lk wl El k c a m B l v d Angela Lk

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Wekiva River

Three Island Lks

St

Laughlin Rd

Palm

448A

435

Ponkan Rd

Sylvan Lake

Oste e n

Sadler Rd

Golden Gem Rd

Jones Ave

Kelly Park Rd

D eb

W Airp

Haas Rd

Ondich Rd

Sadler Ave

Sadler Ave

Astatula

Shepherd Lake

ORANGE COUNTY

435 Wadsworth Rd

Lake Markham

433

Neighborhood Lakes

435

41

Lake Ola

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437

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448

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Baird Ave

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561

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St Johns River

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Highland St

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Lake Beauclair

561

FPL Reservoir

Black Water Creek

437

Limit Ave

44B

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Lake Dora

Lake Idamere

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44

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Alfred St

Lake Frances

Lake Helen

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44B

Burleigh Blvd

Little Lake Harris

44A

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Orange City

Black Water Creek

Orange Ave

Tavares

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439

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Blue Spring State Park

St Johns River

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Lake Norris

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Isla Silver Lake

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473

Treadway School Rd

Hontoon Island State Park

Lake Umatilla

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Mc G reg or Rd

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SamsulaSpruce C re e k

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Collins St

Southridge Golf Course

Ta y lor Rd

St a t e

Black Water Swamp

Umatilla

B eresford Ave

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Blue Lk

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B l u e L a k e Av e

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Lake Akron

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Lake Yale

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Alexander Springs Creek

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in Orange County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2018-2019 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Bradford Creek

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

14106 Creekbed Circle, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • lennar.com

Schools/Grades: William S. Maxey (A); SunRidge (B+); West Orange (A) Amenities: Gated community; children’s play area Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-796-9081 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $450s Notes: Near shopping and dining at Winter Garden Village; easy access to S.R. 429; homes feature a tankless natural gas water heater and more.

CARRIAGE HILL 2279 Carriage Pointe Loop, Apopka, FL 32712

Schools/Grades: Wolf Lake (A) Wolf Lake (B) Apopka (B) Amenities: Community playground and picnic area Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single Family, from the high $200s Notes: Large Homesites, Close to Northwest Recreation Complex, which features multiple sports fields and the Apopka Amphitheater.

Eagle Creek

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

10350 Emerson Lake Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832 • joneshomesusa.com

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) Amenities: Gated community; golf course, tennis courts, pool, health/fitness center, clubhouse Builders: Jones Homes USA, 407-636-9261 Products/Prices: Townhomes and Single Family homes from the mid-$300s Notes: Village Center with elegant hotel planned; near Lake Nona’s Medical City and Orlando International Airport; 40 minutes to the Atlantic beaches.

Estancia at Windermere 1106 Estancia Woods Loop, Windermere, FL 34786 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Windermere (A); Bridgewater (B); West Orange (A) Amenities: Natural-gas community featuring elegant, environmentally efficient homes Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-765-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $700s Notes: Prestigious community just minutes from downtown historic Windermere and outstanding shopping and dining; residents enjoy recreation on the Butler Chain of Lakes.

Estates at Sweetwater Country Club 2633 Roveri Avenue, Sweetwater, FL 32712 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools/Grades: Clay Springs (C); Piedmont Lakes (C); Wekiva (C) Amenities: Gated community; across from Wekiva Springs State Park, clubhouse, swimming pool Builder: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-512-8120 Products/Prices: Townhomes from the low $300s Notes: Lawn care provided.

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Gatherings of Lake Nona 7573 Laureate Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832 • beazer.com

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (B); Lake Nona (A) Amenities: Internet and cable included; each home has a private balcony and a one-car garage Builders: Beazer Homes, 321-445-5050 Products/Prices: Condominiums, from the $290s Notes: 55-plus active-adult community featuring new condos with elevator access; residents enjoy maintenance-free living with easy access to Lake Nona’s Medical City and S.R. 417.

HAMLIN - THE ENCLAVE 7712 Minutemen Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787 ˑ taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (A) Amenities: Community clubhouse and pool overlooking Lake Hartley. Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single Family from the $400s Notes: Conservation and lakefront homesites available.

Lakeshore 8818 Lakeshore Point Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • tollbrothers.com • liveatlakeshore.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (B); Windermere (B) Amenities: On-site clubhouse and community pool, walking trails, neighborhood parks, lakes Builders: Toll Brothers, 407-778-5200 Products/Prices: Single family and townhomes, from the mid $400s Notes: Luxurious community featuring executive and estate homes with exquisite architectural appointments, outstanding standard features and hundreds of customization options.

Latham Park

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

14406 Shocklach Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Community pool and cabana, surrounded by lakes and conservation areas Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-413-8598 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $320s Notes: Features four series of single-family homes with water and conservation-view homesites available; located near schools, shopping and dining at the Lakeside Village Center, Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves and historic downtown Winter Garden.

Laureate Park at Lake Nona South Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827 • lakenona.com/live/neighborhoods/laureate-park

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (B); Lake Nona (A) Amenities: Pool, bike trails, dog park, pocket parks, fitness center, community garden Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-543-6451; Craft Homes, 407-443-0528; David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8296; Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165; Pulte Homes, 866-300-4793; Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-671-8838 Products/Prices: Single-family, high $200s-$1M; townhomes, from the low $300s Notes: Traditional neighborhood development adjacent to Lake Nona’s Medical City; variety of architectural styles available; planned Village Center; streets named for Nobel Prize winners.

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ORANGE COUNTY - SELECTED NEW-HOME COMMUNITIES Oakland Park 15211 East Oakland Avenue, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • liveatoaklandpark.com, davidweekleyhomes.com, jjbuilding.com, rcbhomes.com, vintageestatehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Tildenville (B); Lakeview (B); West Orange (A) Amenities: Pool and recreation area, pocket parks, West Orange Trail runs through community, charming streetscape with sidewalks Builders: David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8295; J&J Building, 407-476-7520; RCB Homes, 407-876-0729; Vintage Estate Homes, 407-721-0743 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$300s Notes: Located just minutes from historic downtown Winter Garden on the shores of Lake Apopka; certified green homes in a traditionally styled neighborhood.

Overlook at Hamlin

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

7719 Minutemen Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (B); West Orange (B) Amenities: Community clubhouse, splash park, fitness center, walking trails, pool, sports lawn, fire pit, waterfront amphitheater, covered pavilion Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-905-4651 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $600s to over $1 million Notes: Located on the north side of Horizon West, just minutes from major attractions and 7 miles from historic downtown Winter Garden; multimillion-dollar amenities complex planned; waterfront homesites available.

Oxford Chase 505 Avalon Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • mattamyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: SunRidge (B); SunRidge (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Two gated entrances Builders: Mattamy Homes, 407-499-8733 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $300s Notes: An impressive variety of luxury estate homes with four to six bedrooms and old-time front porches; generous homesites; neighborhood paths and trails; near shopping and dining at Winter Garden Village.

Poe Reserve 1383 Ralph Poe Drive, Apopka, FL 32703 • marondahomes.com

Schools/Grades: Apopka (B); Apopka (C); Apopka (B) Amenities: Intimate neighborhood Builders: Maronda Homes, 866-617-3803 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $300s Notes: Located near S.R. 441 and S.R. 451 in Apopka; Florida’s Turnpike also easily accessible; excellent shopping and restaurants are only minutes away; near state parks with camping, canoeing, biking and swimming.

Preserve at Crown Point 1960 Crown Point Parkway, Ocoee, FL 34761 • mattamyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: Prairie Lake (B); Lakeview (B); Ocoee (C) Amenities: Gated community; pool, park, cabana Builders: Mattamy Homes, 407-955-5113 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $290s Notes: Located on the banks of Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake; a short drive to downtown Ocoee and Winter Garden as well as Walt Disney World and other theme parks.

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Reserve at Sawgrass 3948 Parkhouse Drive, Orlando, FL 32824 • beazer.com

Schools/Grades: Wetherbee (B); South Creek (C); Cypress Creek (B) Amenities: Cabana and pool, playground Builders: Beazer Homes, 407-459-4952 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $320s Notes: Close to shopping and restaurants, Florida Mall, Lake Nona Town Center and Lake Nona’s Medical City; easy access to Florida’s Turnpike and major highways.

STANTON ESTATES 120 Stanton Estates Circle, Winter Garden, FL 34787 joneshomesusa.com

Schools/Grades: Dillard (C); Lakeview (C); West Orange (B) Amenities: Exclusive 45-home community close to West Orange Trail. Builders: Jones Homes USA, 407-988-3230 Products/Prices: Single Family from the mid $500s Notes: Located in historic downtown Winter Garden and its shopping, dining and entertainment options.

VERONA 1021 S. Dean Road, Orlando, FL 32825 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Cypress Springs (A); Legacy (C); University (A) Amenities: Intimate community of only 52 homesites Builder: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3477 Products/Prices: Single-family from the mid-$300s Notes: Shopping, dining and entertainment nearby including Waterford Lakes Town Center. Convenient access to S.R. 408, S.R. 417 and the Beachline.

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in Seminole County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2018-2019 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Hawk’s Crest Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792 • meritage.com • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Eastbrook (B); Tuskawilla (B); Lake Howell (B) Amenities: Gated community; splash pad, lake, pond, park, playground, community pool, cabana, play lawn, picnic tables and grilling area Builders: Meritage Homes, 407-392-3380; Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $300s; Townhomes from the high $290s Notes: Located along the southern shores of Lake Howell.

PARKVIEW PLACE 3623 Voyager Lane, Sanford, FL 32773 tollbrothersinc.com

Schools/Grades: Midway (C); Sanford (A); Seminole (B) Amenities: Gated, community pool and cabana Builders: Toll Brothers, Inc., 407-674-7874 Products/Prices: Single-family from the high $200s Notes: Near the Seminole County Sports Complex, and shopping and dining in historic downtown Sanford, Lake Mary, Seminole Towne Center and Colonial TownPark.

Retreat at Lake Charm

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

1101 Fieldstone Circle, Oviedo, FL 32765 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Gated community; just 46 homesites, tot lot Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-846-0603 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $500s Notes: Near shopping, restaurants and the Oviedo Mall; convenient access to Orlando International Airport, area theme parks and major employment centers.

Serenity Cove

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5827 Serene Cove, Sanford, FL 32771 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Bentley (B); Markham Woods (B); Seminole (A) Amenities: Maintenance of common area, mature trees Builder: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3459 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $500s Notes: Only seven homesites.

Southern Oaks

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

31 Robin Nest Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Lawton (A); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Two gated entries, two tot lots, covered bus stops and passive recreation areas Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-439-0012 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $400s Notes: Intimate, gated neighborhood of just 96 homes; close to excellent Seminole County schools; a Publix store is within 2.5 miles; the Oviedo Mall and many other major retail chains and restaurants are just a short drive; access to major transportation corridors.

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Steeple Chase 3757 Farm Bell Place, Lake Mary, FL 32746 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Woodlands (B); Markham Woods (B); Lake Mary (A) Amenities: Gated; site ponds, pocket parks, lake views Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $800s Notes: Offers direct access to the Seminole Wekiva Trail; close to employment centers, including the Lake Mary business corridor; ample room for private pools; tech-ready wiring in homes.

Whitetail Run 3673 Kershaw Place Oviedo, FL 32765 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Carillon (A); Jackson Heights (A); Hagerty (A) Amenities: Stunning lake and preserve views, oversized building sites Builder: Taylor Morrison Homes 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $400s Notes: Community contains only 31 homesites.

Wyndham Preserve

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

2869 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Hamilton (B), Midway (C), or Pine Crest (C); Sanford (A); Seminole (A) Amenities: Gated; future pool, cabana and dog park Builders: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3525 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $300s Notes: Located just minutes from S.R. 417 and I-4; 40- and 60-foot wide homesites; homes include paver driveways, entries and lanais.

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in Osceola County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2018-2019 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

FINAL OPPORTUNITY Eagle Lake 2783 Creekmore Court, Kissimmee, FL 34746 • lennar.com

Schools/Grades: Bellalago Charter Academy K-8 (B); Liberty (C) Amenities: Community pool and clubhouse, soccer field, tennis and basketball courts, walking trail Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-501-7764 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $230s Notes: Amenity-rich, established community with ponds, a 64-acre bald eagle preserve, two pools, clubhouse, soccer field, and basketball and tennis courts; on the shores of Lake Toho.

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Hanover Lakes 3325 Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (B); St. Cloud (B); Harmony (B) Amenities: Resort-style pool and splash pad; boat access to pristine chain of lakes; homesites with private docks available; nature park with dock and pavilion; low HOA dues Builder: Hanover Family Builders, 407-315-2628 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s Notes: Unique waterfront community on the Alligator Chain of Lakes.

HARBOR SHORES 1700 Harbor Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 parksqurehomes.com Schools/Grades: Pleasant Hill (C); Horizon (B); Liberty (C) Amenities: Gated community; tot-lot. Builders: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3486 Products/Prices: Single-family from the low $200s Notes: Located just minutes from the heart of Kissimmee.

Harmony U.S. 192 and East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Harmony, FL 34773 • 321-805-4457 lennar.com, meritagehomes.com, richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Harmony Community School K-8 (B); Harmony (B) Amenities: Golf course, tennis courts, pool, boat facilities, clubhouse, parks, town square Builders: Lennar Homes, 407-501-7298; Meritage Homes, 877-275-6374; Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7080 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $250s; active-adult community, from the $220s Notes: 11,000-acre master-planned community committed to healthy lifestyles and living in “harmony” with wildlife and nature; 70 percent of land is set aside as dedicated green space; two natural lakes for boating and fishing; numerous parks and hiking trails; Harmony Golf Preserve; schools within walking distance; town square with restaurants, grocery store, shops and swim club.

Hickory Grove Old Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (B); St. Cloud (B); St. Cloud (B) Amenities: Resort-style pool and cabana, playground Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s Notes: Easy access to S.R. 528, S.R. 417 and I-4 via Florida’s Turnpike; close proximity to shopping, dining, recreation and employment, including major theme parks; less than 20 minutes from Lake Nona’s Medical City and 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Overlook Reserve 4823 Marcos Circle, Kissimmee. FL 34758 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

School/Grades: Sunrise (C); Horizon (C); Poinciana (C) Amenities: Zero-entry resort-style swimming pool with splash pad, pool cabana, tot lot Builder: Hanover Family Builders, 407-543-2281 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $230s Notes: Convenient access to Orlando International Airport and Lake Nona’s Medical City.

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Pinewood Gardens 2851 Wadeview Loop, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Neptune (B); Neptune (B); St. Cloud (B) Amenities: Intimate community with pond-front homesites available Builders: Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7083 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s Notes: Easy access to S.R. 528, S.R. 417 and I-4 via Florida’s Turnpike; near shopping, dining and recreation, including major theme parks.

Reedy Reserve 3312 Reedy Glen Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34758 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Reedy Creek (B); Bellalago Academy (K-8) (B); Liberty (C) or Poinciana (C) Amenities: Community pool and cabana, play fields, park Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s Notes: Phase 1 encompasses 119 homesites, each a minimum of 50 feet wide; some homesites back up to water; Phase 2 coming soon.

Segovia 1250 Myers Road, Kissimmee, FL 34743 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Ventura (C); Parkway (C); Gateway (C) Amenities: An exclusive community of only 83 homesites Builders: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3472 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s Notes: Spacious floorplans ranging in size from 1,349 to 2,798 square feet; near Florida’s Turnpike and the Central Florida GreeneWay; a short drive to downtown Orlando; convenient to Lake Toho and the attractions.

STEPPING STONE 425 Quarry Rock Circle, Kissimmee, FL 34758 taylormorrison.com Schools/Grades: Koa (C); Discovery (C); Liberty (C) Amenities: Oversized homesites; low HOA fees. Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-751-1309 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $200s Notes: Near employment, shopping, entertainment and services.

Westerly 5715 Nova Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771 • richmondamerican.com, drhorton.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (C); Narcoossee (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: A quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of city living Builders: Richmond American Homes, 407-287-6288; D.R. Horton, 844-509-7696 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s Notes: Minutes from the heart of downtown St. Cloud, Harmony Square and other shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities; easy access to major thoroughfares including S.R. 417 and S.R. 528 (the Beachline), putting downtown Orlando, the theme parks, Lake Nona’s Medical City and the Atlantic beaches within easy reach.

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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in Lake County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2018-2019 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Ardmore Reserve Blarney Street, Minneola, FL 34715 • dreamfindershomes.com, hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (B); Lake Minneola (B) Builders: Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165; Hanover Family Builders, 407-965-2274 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $270s Notes: Located in the rolling hills of Minneola, close to elementary and high schools and just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and indoor and outdoor entertainment options, including the Minneola Athletic Complex and the South Lake Trail.

Bentwood 35110 Sweet Leaf Lane, Leesburg, FL 34788 • drhorton.com

Schools/Grades: Treadway (B); Tavares (C); Tavares (C) Amenities: Park with pond view, meditation benches, picnic tables, grills, swing set Builders: D.R. Horton Express Homes, 844-509-7696 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Naturally wooded community; easy access to Highway 441 and S.R. 44, oversized homesites, many abutting conservation areas; nearby recreation includes parks, shopping, dining, golf, boating, fishing and a movie theater.

Cypress Oaks Oglethorpe Drive, Groveland, FL 34736 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Groveland (C); Clermont (B); South Lake (C) Amenities: Lakefront community pool and cabana Builders: Hanover Family Builders, 407-871-3394 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $240s Notes: Easy access to S.R. 27, S.R. 50 and Florida’s Turnpike; adjacent to the South Lake Trail and near historic downtown Clermont.

RedTail 21600 Covered Bridge Lane, Sorrento, FL 32776 • redtailclub.com, arthurrutenberghomes.com, vintageestatehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Spring Creek Charter (C); Mount Dora (C); Mount Dora (C) Amenities: Golf, pool, clubhouse, fitness center, playground, tennis court, tot lot Builders: Arthur Rutenberg Homes, 352-735-3472; Vintage Estate Homes, 407-462-5671 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $400s Notes: Beautiful rural setting; 7,152-yard, Dave Harman-designed golf course; 10-acre practice facility; two practice putting greens; full-time PGA professionals on staff.

Sawgrass Bay Sawgrass Bay Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34714 • homedynamics.com, kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Sawgrass Bay (C); Windy Hill (B); East Ridge (B) Amenities: Nature trails, playground, pool and cabana, conservation areas Builders: Home Dynamics, 352-988-5955; KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s Notes: Near Chain of Lakes, Lake Louisa State Park and Lakeridge Winery; 25 miles west of downtown Orlando; Sawgrass Bay Elementary School on site; close to championship golf courses.

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Serenoa Sawgrass Bay Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34714 • parksquarehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Sawgrass Bay (C); Windy Hill (B); East Ridge (B) Amenities: Gated community; clubhouse, swimming pool, lap pool, splash pad, fitness center, playground, dog park Builder: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3470 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $200s Notes: Residents will enjoy a community clubhouse complete with fitness center and flex room, as well as a resort-style pool, splash park area and playground.

The Canyons at Highland Ranch 516 Bellflower Way, Clermont, FL 34715 • taylormorrison.com

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (B); Lake Minneola (B) Amenities: Park, pool, cabana, splash pad, mail kiosk, pet stations, 4 miles of walking trails Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-756-5025 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $280s Notes: Three beautiful collections of homes are offered; easy access to the 7-mile South Lake Trail; five public golf courses nearby.

Venezia 202 Messina Place, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737 • dreamfindershomes.com

Schools/Grades: Astatula (B); Tavares; (C); Tavares (C) Amenities: Oversized homesites, marsh and preserve views Builders: Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s Notes: Walking distance from a recreational lake; close to many golf courses and Lakeridge Winery.

Windsong 5512 Windsong Oak Drive, Leesburg, FL 34748 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Leesburg (C); Oak Park (C); Leesburg (C) Amenities: Pool and cabana, playground, conservation areas Builders: Hanover Family Builders, 407-871-3422 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Only 3.4 miles to Florida’s Turnpike and U.S. 27; nestled among the rolling hills for which Lake County is known.

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On the following page you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in Volusia County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2018-2019 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Bentley Green

FINAL OPPORTUNITY

2406 Oxmoor Drive, DeLand, FL 32724 • mattamyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: Freedom (C); DeLand (B); DeLand (C) Amenities: Pool, cabana, parks Builders: Mattamy Homes, 386-401-5939 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $200s Notes: Well-appointed single-family homes in historic DeLand; close to restaurants, antique shopping and Stetson University.

Halifax Plantation 3500 Merritt Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32174 • halifaxplantation.com

Schools/Grades: Pine Trail(B); Ormond Beach (B); Seabreeze (B) Amenities: Gated community; clubhouse, restaurant, lounge, golf course, tennis courts, pool, fitness center Builders: Vanacore Homes, 888-519-1309 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s Notes: Minutes to the Atlantic Ocean, the Intercoastal Waterway and Tomoka State Park.

Sawyer’s Landing at Victoria Trails Model nearby at: 134 No Name Key Drive, DeLand, FL 32720 • marondahomes.com

Schools/Grades: Freedom (C); DeLand (B); DeLand (C) Amenities: Oversized homesites Builders: Maronda Homes, 866-617-3803 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $230s Notes: Historic DeLand is home to Stetson University and unique shopping, dining and museums as well as memorable festivals.

Venetian Bay 424 Luna Bella Lane, Suite 122, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 • venetianbay.info

Schools/Grades: Chisholm (B); New Smyrna Beach (B); New Smyrna Beach (I) Amenities: Golf course, driving range, putting green, splash pad, pool, clubhouse, restaurant, lounge Builders: Adley Homes, 386-944-9000; Paytas Homes, 386-402-8185; Platinum Home Builders, 386-690-5339; The Johnson Group, 386-767-8000 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s Notes: Close to beaches; miles of trails for walking or biking.

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On the following page you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in Polk County. In addition to addresses, prices, product types, amenities and builders, the listings also show designated public schools. Elementary schools are first, middle schools are second and high schools are third. In parentheses alongside the schools are the 2017-2018 school grades, which are based on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) scores, among other factors.

Lake Lucerne 108 Sunfish Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33881 • kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Fred G. Garner (C); Denison (C); Winter Haven (I) Amenities: Near Lake Eva Park and Lake Eva Beach Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family homes, from the mid-$190s Notes: Near 50 lakes for fishing, boating and skiing; convenient to employers, including Winter Haven Hospital and Publix corporate headquarters; near resorts, including Legoland Florida Resort and Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo; easy access to shopping and dining in Winter Haven; convenient to U.S. 27 and Polk Parkway.

Providence 131 Chadwick Drive, Davenport, FL 33837 • providenceflorida.com

Schools/Grades: Loughman Oaks (C); Shelley S. Boone (C); Ridge Community (C) Amenities: Gated community; clubhouse and restaurant, resort-style pool, tennis courts, fitness center, volleyball court, children’s playground and picnic area Builders: ABD Development Company, 863-427-7528; Lennar 877-821-4943; D.R. Horton 863-420-3121; Emerald Homes, 863-420-8951; Park Square Homes, 407-529-3425; FID Capital Group, 407-868-0186 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid $200s; golf club villas, from the low $300s Notes: Michael Dasher-designed 18-hole championship golf course; exclusive waterfront and golf course homesites available.

William’s Preserve 581 Sardinia Circle, Davenport, FL 33837 • hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Loughman Oaks (C); Shelly S. Boone (C); Ridge (C); Davenport School of the Arts (A) Amenities: Community pool and cabana, gated entrance, tot lot, conservation area Builder: Hanover Family Builders, 407-588-9237 Products/Prices: Townhomes and Single Family Homes from the $190ss Notes: Minutes to Walt Disney World Resort; convenient access to I-4, S.R. 429 and U.S. 27.

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