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CONTENTS

FROM THE PUBLISHER

July/August/ September 2018

THERESA SWANSON GROUP PUBLISHER/DIRECTOR OF SALES RANDY NOLES EDITOR AND PUBLISHER

DEPARTMENTS

WHY AFFORDABILITY IS STILL AN ISSUE

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PAM FLANAGAN DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

4 FEATURED BUILDER Legacy Custom Built Homes is committed

CAROLYN EDMUNDS ART DIRECTOR

to luxury, quality and exceptional customer service. 6 FEATURED COMMUNITY AV Homes’ Solivita community is among the best in the U.S. for 55-plus living.

LAKE NONA

For generations, owning a home has been the American dream. It all started when World War II veterans returned from overseas and were ready to settle down and start families. The federal government was there to assist with the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, offering no-down-payment loans guaranteed by the Veteran’s Administration. Seemingly overnight, subdivisions began cropping up. Baby boomers continued their parents’ tradition of homeownership, as did Generation Xer’s. Millennials, though, were slow to jump on the bandwagon. They had seen the housing bubble burst, and weren’t convinced a picket fence and a mortgage equated to happiness. Even so, housing is hot in Central Florida. Inventory is low, and prices are steadily rising. The American dream is back. But not everyone will be able to enjoy it. The notoriously low wages that thousands of full-time workers earn are rising slowly, if at all, despite many companies earning record profits. This, coupled with the rising cost of land and mounting fees charged by local governments, has forced many families to become renters for life. That, in turn, drives up rental rates. Many families are spending most of their income on rent, unable to save for a down payment. Economists have coined a term for this: “rent burdened.” Everyone is calling for more affordable housing. But when you add up land acquisition, development costs and the government fees, a local single-family homesite, on average, costs more than $100,000 before a shovel of dirt is turned. Yes, we do have an affordable housing crisis. But it’s a direct result of an affordable wage crisis. And until that’s fixed, the affordability crisis will remain.

8 FEATURED FLOORPLAN David Weekley’s Lubbock model is designed for how we really use space.

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10 AMERICAN DREAMERS When millennials buy homes, they want most of the same things that mom and dad wanted. By Mick Lochridge

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THERESA SWANSON

MYRON CARDEN DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

SPECIAL SECTION

MC1 What’s new and what’s coming in and around the region’s fastest-growing master-planned community.

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JIM DESIMONE VICE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF MANAGERS THERESA SWANSON VICE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF MANAGERS RICK WALSH MEMBER, BOARD OF MANAGERS MICHAEL OKATY, ESQ. GENERAL COUNSEL, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP COMMUNITY PARTNERS Larry and Joanne Adams; The Albertson Company, Ltd.; Richard O. Baldwin Jr.; Jim and Diana Barnes; Brad Blum; Ken and Ruth Bradley; John and Dede Caron; Bruce Douglas; Steve Goldman; Hal George; Michael Gonick; Micky Grindstaff; Marc Hagle; Larry and Jane Hames; Eric and Diane Holm; Garry and Isis Jones; Allan E. and Linda S. Keen; Knob Hill Group (Rick and Trish Walsh, Jim and Beth DeSimone, Chris Schmidt); FAN Fund; Kevin and Jacqueline Maddron; Drew and Paula Madsen; Kenneth J. Meister; Ann Hicks Murrah; Jack Myers; Michael P. O’Donnell; Nicole and Mike Okaty; Bill and Jody Orosz; Martin and Ellen Prague; Serge and Kerri Rivera; Theresa Swanson, LLC; Sam and Heather Stark; Randall B. Robertson; George Sprinkel; Philip Tiedtke; Roger K. Thompson; Ed Timberlake; Harold and Libby Ward; Warren “Chip” Weston; Tom and Penny Yochum; and Victor and Jackie A. Zollo.

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WHAT MILLENNIAL BUYERS WANT  NEW PUBLIC-SCHOOL GRADES

WHAT MILLENNIAL BUYERS WANT  NEW PUBLIC-SCHOOL GRADES

HOMEBUYER HOMEBUYER HOMEBUYER ORLANDO ORLANDO ORLANDO FLORIDA

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BEST NEW-HOME MAGAZINE WINNER SINCE 2004

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BEST NEW-HOME MAGAZINE WINNER SINCE 2004

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The Palms amenity complex in Solivita includes a complete fitness center equipped with cardiovascular and strength equipment as well as a heated, 4,000-square-foot pool.

Legacy Custom Built Homes constructed the New American Home, the show home for the 2018 International Builders Show.

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David Weekley Homes’ Lubbock model is part of the company’s Garden Series. This one is at Reagan Pointe in Sanford.

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ON THE COVER: This edition of Florida Homebuyer Orlando has three covers. Some show the New American Home by Legacy Custom Built Homes (see page 4), some show the amenity center at Solivita (see page 6) and some show the Lubbock model by David Weekley Homes (see page 8).

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: BUILDER  LEGACY CUSTOM BUILT HOMES

Legacy Custom Built Homes constructed the 2018 New American Home, which was the show home for the National Association of Home Builders’ Intentional Builders’ Show, held in Orlando. The modern Mediterranean-style masterpiece, located in Bella Collina in Monteverde, was also the Grand Award winner during the recent Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Greater Orlando Builders Association.

LEGACIES ARE BUILT THROUGH A FIVE-STEP PROCESS

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or Legacy Custom Built Homes, being a builder with an enduring commitment to luxury, quality and exceptional customer service is the result of a process. Literally. Legacy, which has communities in Lake Nona (Laureate Park) in east Orlando, Reunion Resort in Osceola County and Winter Park in Orange County, specializes in all aspects of building, providing pre-construction and construction services including budgeting, architect selection, design development and problem solving. The company also built the 2018 New American Home, the spectacular show home for the International Builders’ Show, sponsored annually by the National Association of Homebuilders. The Mediterranean-style masterpiece is located in the Lake County community of Montverde Yet, Legacy has earned its reputation for excellence, transparency and integrity by virtue of a five-step process — a project-management system that regards building homes as an actual journey. Add to that an extensive knowledge base of the Central Florida market, and Legacy has all the literal and figurative tools to achieve its stated mission of providing “uncompromised quality

workmanship, professional service and integrity.” Legacy’s Step 1 is the concept. Here, the buyer can begin to visualize what the home will look like from the inside out, with 24/7 access through an online portal to review architectural plans, structural engineering details and up-to-date status of permitting. The portal also enables buyers to receive weekly reports, calendar updates and progress photos. Step 2 is all about design — personalizing the home with design selections for each living space, both inside and outside. Legacy offers “360-degree options” that can be managed through its portal, enabling buyers to match details with visions. In Step 3, Legacy hosts a pre-construction and framing walkthrough to review plans, design selections and construction protocols. The on-site meetings are intended to provide explanations about budget, schedule and expectations — again with the knowledge that the online portal is always available to track progress. Closer to construction completion, Step 4 of the process encompasses an orientation — a final walk-through to review key features and their maintenance. The buyer also gets a new-home manual, user/owner instructions and summary of design selections. (Notably, every Legacy home is green certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition.) Step 5 is presentation of Legacy’s two-year warranty. Then, of course, it’s time to move in. The process — the journey — is an uncommon approach that infuses a sense of tradition while combining new technology and energy-saving applications. Visit legacycustombuilt.com for more information. 

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The New American Home’s kitchen (above) has an eat-in peninsula that’s part of the main island and is fully open to the dining room and accessible to the pool through folding glass doors. In the master bedroom (below), textured cladding covers the headboard wall. A fireplace lends ambiance, and a morning kitchen means that the the first cup of the day will be close at hand.

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: COMMUNITY  SOLIVITA

Solivita’s Village Center (above) includes shops and restaurants as well as a ballroom and a waterfront gallery. Residents also enjoy two 18hole golf courses (below) at Stonegate Country Club. More than 7,000 residents are spread out across a total of 4,300 acres that also contain neighborhood centers and miles of green space.

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The Palms amenity complex in Solivita is 19,000 square feet, and includes a complete fitness center equipped with stateof-the-art cardiovascular and strength equipment as well as a heated, 4,000-square-foot combination lap/ splash pool.

SOLIVITA IS AMONG THE BEST IN THE U.S. FOR 55-PLUS LIVING

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or all the numbers attached to Solivita, this one perhaps stands above the rest: more than 70 local, regional and national awards for design and community planning — including the 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Award from the National Association of Homebuilders. And for good measure, multiple national magazines have named Solivita among the nation’s top master-planned 55plus communities. Nestled in Kissimmee, just far enough away from the area’s world of attractions for both convenience and comfort, Solivita has made quite a name for itself — thanks largely to developer/ builder AV Homes. Want a few more numbers? Solivita offers 150,000 square feet of community amenities, including 36 holes of championship golf. There’s 24-hour gated security and three restaurants in its expansive Village Center, along with 200-plus social clubs. More than 7,000 residents are spread out across a total of

4,300 acres that also contain neighborhood centers and miles of green space. This is a community where one can walk, bike or drive (a golf cart) to indoor and outdoor dining venues, top-notch spa and fitness complexes, ballfields and sports courts of all kinds. Ever heard of pickleball? Solivita has 17 courts for the sport, which is a combination of badminton and tennis played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a wiffle ball). It’s the fastestgrowing sport nationwide, at least according to the USA Pickleball Association. Solivita’s pickleball club has approximately 1,000 members. Residents have access to a full-time, on-site activities director and lifestyle team, too. One of their jobs is to create event schedules packed with diverse activities. There are numerous lifelong-learning classes as well. Having an active social life is a very big deal for many Solivita residents. At the same time, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and retreat, if desired. As for the homes, prices start in the mid-$100s, with floorplans ranging in size from 1,102 to 2,840 square feet with up to four bedrooms. Notably, AV Homes this year received nine NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Awards — including one for Solivita. At Solivita, it’s a case of simple math: The numbers add up to 55-plus grandeur. Visit avhomesinc.com for more information. 

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PUBLISHER’S PICK: FLOORPLAN  THE LUBBOCK BY DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES

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he Lubbock floorplan by David Weekley Homes isn’t so much about details, dimensions and dollars. It’s more about the big picture and how it’s drawn. First, by the numbers, the two-story Lubbock — part of the company’s Garden Series — is priced from $313,290 and measures 2,174 to 2,188 square feet with three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage. More specifically, the first floor encompasses the dining room, family room, kitchen, covered porch and garage, while the second floor features the bedrooms — including an owner’s suite — plus a general retreat and utility area, among other spaces. Those are the what. Yet, the magic of the floorplan is in the how — the science of form and function that encompasses sight lines, traffic patterns, room placement and windows/lights. The builder has actually trademarked the concept as LifeDesign. Sight lines involve the idea that two homes with the same

Second Floor

square footage can appear to be different sizes by virtue of views from any given point. What do you really see? For example, stand at the kitchen island and look around. Good sight lines can effectively take in the breakfast nook windows, the family room fireplace and the sidelight windows in the foyer. Similarly, traffic patterns and room placement are at play. With the Lubbock, as with its other floorplans, David Weekley Homes believes the key ingredient in floorplan design is how one moves through the spaces. Consequently, rather than hallways, the Lubbock uses other rooms as passageways to enhance the bigger picture — making rooms seem larger and improving sight lines. For example, the emphasis on room placement is evident in the fact that the master bedroom is designed as a retreat, away from the noisier parts of the home. By contrast, the Lubbock’s “public zones” flow together, with the kitchen opening into the dining and family rooms. As for windows and light, the basic idea is that properly placed windows create a relationship between the outdoors and the indoors. Windows and light also play key roles in a room’s perceived size and mood — drab or dramatic, claustrophobic or cheerful? One other note: The Lubbock, like David Weekley’s other floorplans, comes with design consultants and internet advisors. Visit davidweekleyhomes.com for more information. 

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David Weekley Homes’ Lubbock model is part of the company’s Garden Series. This one is at Reagan Pointe in Sanford.

IN BRIEF

 MODEL: The Lubbock  BUILDER: David Weekley Homes  SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,174-2,188  BEDROOMS/BATHROOMS: 3/2.5

 PRICE: $313,290 (base price)  NOTES: Rather than hallways, the Lubbock uses other rooms as passageways to enhance the bigger picture — making rooms seem larger and improving sight lines.

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AMERICAN DREAMERS WHEN MILLENNIALS BUY HOMES, THEY WANT MOST OF THE SAME THINGS THAT MOM AND DAD WANTED. BY MICK LOCHRIDGE

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Defined as anyone born between 1981 and 1996, millennials number about 75.5 million, outpacing baby boomers — their parents — by a half-million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But they want most of the same things their parents wanted when buying a new home. TH EF LO RI DAH O MEB UYER.CO M JULY/AUG US T/S E PTE M BE R 2018  FLORIDA HOMEBUYER ORLANDO

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The Palmer Reserve Plan by Hanover Family Builders is a spacious 4,418 square feet with a welcoming “gathering room” (above) and five bedrooms (below). Part of the builder’s Executive Series, the home is ideal for large families. The exterior (facing page) is impressive, and there are several elevation treatments from which to choose. Check it out at Ardmore Reserve in Minneola, between Clermont and Winter Garden. The price starts at $416,995, so it’s targeted toward move-up buyers.

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illennials — young adults in their 20s and 30s — are defying expectations, at least when it comes to buying their first homes. They aren’t all that interested in living in urban centers where they can walk or bike to local markets and pubs. They want their own space — and plenty of it. “What we’re seeing goes against the idea that millennials want to live downtown,” says Rose Quint, assistant vice president for survey research for the National Association of Home Builders. “They’re like the rest of us. They behave like the Generation X. When it’s time to settle down, they want detached, single-family homes in the suburbs.”

Defined as anyone born between 1981 and 1996, millennials number about 75.5 million, outpacing baby boomers — their parents — by a half-million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s not their only No. 1 ranking. Millennials are the largest generation in the American workforce, and they make up the largest share of homebuyers at 36 percent. And 65 percent of those were first-time buyers, according

to the latest Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors. With its affordable homes and strong economy, Central Florida has the makings of a millennial magnet. Orlando, where the median age is in the mid-30s, was ranked the No. 3 millennial homebuying hot spot by Realtor.com. Forbes magazine also has tagged Orlando as a rising homebuying destination for that group.

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D.R. Horton’s Cali model, priced from $256,990, is a livable 1,828 square feet with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an owner’s suite bath (above) with a walk-in closet. You’ll find it in Kindred, a new-home community in Kissimmee.

Those numbers all add up to one thing: Millennials are ready to buy their first homes — a fact not lost upon Central Florida’s housing industry. “Millennials are the next wave of homebuyers, and they’re a large group,” says Kelley Finley, vice president of marketing for the Florida division of AV Homes. “They’re waiting until a little bit later to make their first purchase, because their expectations are higher than those of previous generations.” Millennials now have children, Finley adds, so they’re looking at neighborhoods that offer good schools and are walkable so they can push strollers and trot alongside dogs. “They’re willing to move to more suburban areas that offer these options,” she says. “One reason is because the suburbs are usually more affordable than urban areas.” Those local trends are true nationwide, according to Lou Nimkoff, president of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association and owner-broker with Brio Real Estate Services: “Millennials are most concerned about the quality — safety, schools, maintenance and so forth — of their new neighborhoods.” Overall quality, Nimkoff notes, was the driving factor in home selection for 65 percent of millennial homebuyers. Close behind was commuting time (62 percent) followed by affordability (49 percent.) The affordability factor — how much home, if any at all, you

can buy — is an issue for buyers of any age. But for millennials, there are additional complications. Many are uneasy because of the economic collapse — and the related plunge in home values — of a few years ago. “Millennials grew up watching the last housing cycle play itself out — and many saw their parents go into foreclosure and lose homes,” says Sean Snaith, an economics professor for 12 years at the University of Central Florida.

MILLENNIALS ARE THE LARGEST GENERATION IN THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE, AND THEY MAKE UP THE LARGEST SHARE OF HOMEBUYERS AT 36 PERCENT. “The old belief that buying a home and building equity is good for retirement, it turned out, wasn’t a sure thing,” he adds. “That takes the shine off the idea of buying a home. The market has come back — but millennials know it can be volatile.” Snaith, who’s also director of UCF’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, notes another issue facing millennials and other first-time buyers: The challenge of qualifying for a mortgage

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D.R. Horton master-planned Kindred community, located off Neptune Road between Kissimmee and St. Cloud, is packed with amenities that millennials love, such as a fitness center (above) and a residents-only pool with a paver deck. Homes are priced from the mid-$200s — perfect for first-time buyers — and range in size from 1,672 to 2,807 square feet.

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MILLENNIALS BY THE NUMBERS WHAT KIND OF HOME DO MILLENNIALS WANT?

AV Homes’ Monica model, priced starting at at $223,990, is 1,927 square feet with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. Shown (facing page) are the master bedroom and living room of the affordable home, which can been seen at Waterview in Kissimmee.

A Single-Family Detached Home:

68%

No Formal Living Room:

43%

At Least Four Bedrooms:

40%

More Space Than They Have Now:

39%

WHAT KIND OF AMENITIES DO THEY LIKE? Exterior Lighting and a Patio:

80%

Smart Washer/Dryer and Refrigerator:

48%

Outdoor Speakers:

46% Smart Oven:

42%

WHAT WORRIES THEM? Uneasy About Financing:

54%

HOW WILL THEY BUY? Use a Traditional Mortgage:

79%

Source: National Association of Home Builders 2016 study of homebuyer preferences across the generations. Total number of responses across all generations was more than 4,300.

— and having money for a down payment — while trying to pay off student-loan debt. That financial hurdle is borne out by data from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. The association’s first-time homebuyer affordability index showed that the median price for a home in Central Florida was $201,450 as of April. Those who earn the area’s median income of $39,755 are still about 10 percent shy of earning enough to qualify for a median-priced home. Nationwide, the median price of homes bought by millennials in 2017 was $220,000. Sixteen percent paid $200,000 to $249,999, 12 percent paid $250,000 to $299,000, and 11 percent paid $150,000 to $174,999. A 2016 report by the National Association of Home Builders found that millennials expect to pay a median price of $219,967 for their next home. First-time buyers shopping for less-expensive homes might consider a townhome instead of a detached single-family home. The NAHB’s Quint noted a trend in the growth of townhomes because “they use less land and produce a lower price point.” Still, in 2017 only about 7 percent of millennials nationwide who bought a home selected a townhome. That same year, 85 percent bought a single-family home and 1 percent bought a condominium, according to the realtors’ buying trend report. To help first-time homebuyers, the federal government offers programs through such agencies as FHA, VA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Many builders also offer incentives, such as helping with closing costs. For example, Hanover Family Builders (hanoverbuilds.com) pays up to $10,000 in closing costs, says Matt Orosz, company president. Among its other developments, Hanover offers communities in Lake and Polk counties with first-time buyers in mind. The company’s townhomes in Davenport start in the $180s, while detached single-family homes in Groveland start at $208,000. In addition to price and location, Hanover includes amenities designed to appeal to millennials and first-time buyers. “We’ve paid special attention to features that can get people really excited about moving out of a rental and buying a new home,” Orosz adds. Those features include digital shower systems and smart-home packages with thermostat and lightswitch controls. “One of the biggest trends we’re seeing is single individuals purchasing homes and then renting rooms to their friends,” he says. “It’s a smart way to build equity over time — and in many situations, the buyer ends up living for free.” At least a couple of builders in Central Florida created brands of homes specifically for first-time buyers. Starlight Homes (starlighthomes.com) by Ashton Woods has communities in


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The 2,876-square-foot Highlandale model from David Weekley Homes, priced starting at $325,990, features a well-equipped island kitchen (above) as well as four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Look for it in the master-planned community of Serenoa, a gated community in Clermont that features 11 acres of amenities, including a resort-style pool, an expansive clubhouse and more.

Lake and Polk counties, while D.R. Horton’s Express Homes (drhorton.com/orlando) are found in more than 20 communities in Polk, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties. “Express Homes offers open-concept floorplans perfect for entertaining, and include all appliances in the base price,” says Amber Sambuca, marketing manager. “Our neighborhoods are geared toward first-time buyers looking for a sense of community and the ability to make a home their own.”

ORLANDO, WHERE THE MEDIAN AGE IS IN THE MID-30S, WAS RANKED THE NO. 3 MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYING HOT SPOT BY REALTOR.COM. Express Homes offers both townhomes and single-family detached homes. With an average size of 2,000 square feet, homes range in price from $178,000 to $294,000. As with other builders, D.R. Horton offers help with financing and closing costs. Sambuca says entry-level homes attract working professionals seeking an alternative to renting as well as young families with children looking for community amenities such as pools,

clubhouses, parks, pavilions, trails, playgrounds, fitness centers, gathering rooms and dog parks. David Weekley Homes (davidweekleyhomes.com) offers communities in Seminole and Lake counties aimed at firsttime buyers, with both townhomes and detached single-family homes priced from the $260s to $350s. “Savvy first-time buyers are willing to spend more money on a quality-built home with an industry-leading, multilevel warranty program,” says Brent Bartholomew, division president. “Many of today’s first-time buyers are more discerning — and are looking for a combination of great value with high-quality craftsmanship.” Community amenities also can be key to a homebuying decision for first-timers. “All our communities targeting first-time buyers offer community pools with cabanas as well as proximity to dining, shopping, entertainment and major roadways,” Bartholomew adds. “Some also feature playgrounds, dog parks, walking trails and more.” As with other builders, David Weekley also will help with closing costs, paying $5,000. “We build in family-friendly locations that offer convenience to urban amenities while keeping the quiet charm of suburban life,” Bartholomew notes. “Additionally, first-time buyers are at-

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HOME HUNTING? TRY THESE TIPS Hunting for a new home, especially when relocating from a distant city or state, can be a stressful endeavor. Here are six tips to make the experience a rewarding one.

1.

LOCATION COUNTS

How far are you really willing to commute to your place of employment? How good are the local schools, shopping centers, public transportation, senior services and other public amenities? Even a picture-perfect dream home can be a mistake if it’s in an undesirable location — and a poor location can be a hinderance if you anticipate reselling the home within a few years.

2.

MAKE A LIST

Do you really know what you need and want in your home? You’ll save yourself many hours of shopping if you make a list ahead of time. Zero in on the features you must have, would like to have, definitely don’t want and would prefer not to have. Start compiling your wish list by thinking about what you like and dislike about your current home.

3.

5.

Not long ago, consumers had very little access to information about recent home sales prices, market trends, homes on the market, neighborhood statistics and the home-buying process in general. Today, all this information and more is available in magazines like this one and, of course, on the internet. Go surfing. Get educated. Become empowered.

House hunting can be tiring, especially if you’re relocating to a distant community and want to see a dozen homes in one day. Plus, it can be flat-out hot in Orlando almost any time of the year.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

4.

DRESS FOR COMFORT

6.

BE READY TO MAKE AN OFFER

USE A CHECKLIST

Touring multiple homes is a confusing experience for most people. Rather than relying on memory, take notes or even pictures/video of the homes you visit. Turn your priorities into a personalized homeshopping checklist and use it to track the features of each home.

House hunting can also be frustrating, especially if you know in your heart you’re not emotionally or financially ready to buy a home. If you’re not ready, don’t put yourself through the exercise. If you are ready, go through a blank purchase contract ahead of time so you’ll know what decisions you’ll face when you make an offer.

Source: Orlando Regional Realtors Association

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DOLLARS AND SENSE: HELP IS OUT THERE. Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent of millennial renters want to buy a home, but most say they can’t afford to. What you may not realize is that many first-time homebuyer programs and grants offer financial help — and you may be eligible for various types of assistance. Here are nine first-time homebuyer programs and grants designed to help you land a great mortgage and get a place of your own.

1.

FHA LOAN

In an FHA loan, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures the mortgage. The FHA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The FHA’s backing offers lenders a layer of protection — meaning that your lender won’t take the hit if you default on the mortgage. FHA loans typically come with competitive interest rates, smaller down payments and lower closing costs than conventional loans. If you have a credit score of 580 or higher, you could be eligible for a mortgage with a down payment as low as 3.5 percent of the purchase price. If your credit score is lower than 580, you still might qualify for an FHA mortgage — but the down payment would be at least 10 percent of the purchase amount.

2.

USDA LOAN

While not well known, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a homebuyer assistance program. While the program focuses on homes in certain rural areas, you don’t need to buy or run a farm to be eligible. The USDA guarantees the home loan. There may be no down payment required, and the loan payments are fixed. Applicants with a credit score of 640 or higher typically get streamlined processing. With a credit score below 640, you still can qualify for a USDA loan — but the lender will ask for extra documentation about your payment history. Keep in mind that there are income limitations, which can vary by region.

3.

VA LOAN

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps active-duty military members, veterans and surviving spouses buy homes. The VA guarantees part of the loan, making it possible for lenders to offer some special features. VA loans come with competitive interest rates and require no down payment. You aren’t required to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI), and a minimum credit score isn’t needed for eligibility. If it becomes difficult to make payments on the mortgage, the VA can negotiate with the lender on your behalf.

4.

GOOD NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR

The Good Neighbor Next Door program, sponsored by HUD, provides housing aid for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. Through this program, you can receive a discount of 50 percent on a home’s listed price in regions known as “revitalization areas.” You must commit to living in the home for at least 36 months.

5.

FANNIE MAE OR FREDDIE MAC

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are government-sponsored entities. They work with local lenders to offer mortgage options that benefit low- and moderate-income families. With the backing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, lenders can offer competitive interest rates and accept down payments as low as 3 percent of the purchase price. Fannie Mae also provides homeownership education for first-time homebuyers through its “HomePath Ready Buyer” program.

6.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT MORTGAGE (EEM)

An energy-efficient, or “green,” mortgage is designed to help you add improvements to your home to make it more environmentally friendly. The federal government supports EEM loans by insuring them through the FHA or VA programs. The key advantage of this mortgage is that it lets you create an energy-efficient home without having to make a larger down payment. The extra cost is rolled into your primary loan. Some improvements you can make include installing double-paned windows, new insulation or a modern heatingand-cooling system.

Source: bankrate.com

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7.

FHA SECTION 203(k)

If you’ve run the numbers to see how much house you can afford and have determined a fixer-upper is best for your budget, the Section 203(k) rehabilitation program may be a good fit. This type of loan, backed by the FHA, takes into consideration the value of the home after improvements have been made. It then lets you borrow the funds you’ll need to carry out the project and includes them in your main mortgage. The down payment for a 203(k) loan can be as low as 3 percent.

8.

NATIVE AMERICAN DIRECT LOAN

Since 1992, the Native American Veteran Direct Loan program has helped Native American veterans and their spouses buy homes on federal trust lands. The VA serves as the lender. If you’re eligible, you won’t be required to make a down payment or pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). This first-time homebuyer loan also offers low closing costs and a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

9.

LOCAL GRANTS AND PROGRAMS

In addition to the various programs provided by the federal government, many states and cities offer help to first-time homebuyers. Before buying a home, check your state’s or community’s website for information on housing grants and programs available in your area.

tracted by pricing, amenities, customization options and customer service.” The demographic of a David Weekley buyer is wide-ranging, he adds: “We may have a family with teenagers buying their first home after years of saving, a young couple recently married and looking to put down roots, or even a single young professional ready to make an investment in his or her future rather than continue paying rent.” AV Homes (avhomesinc.com) promotes its Eagle Point development in Groveland as a good choice for first-time buyers, with homes priced from the $260s. Eagle Pointe residents have easy access to water recreation and golf courses in addition to major thoroughfares leading to Orlando. The community offers views of Cherry and Cook lakes. “Our homes offer open floorplans with large kitchen islands — perfect for entertaining,” says Kelley Finley, marketing vice president. Homes also boast ample pantries and oversized lanais as well as walk-in showers in the master suite — plus plenty of customization options. She notes that for AV Homes, the typical first-time buyer is 33 years old, married with young children. Nimkoff, with the Orlando Regional Realtors Association, says that about a quarter — 26 percent — of millennials who bought a home in 2017 expect to live there for 16 or more years. “This surprisingly high percentage indicates that many millennials are moving away from the traditional mindset of purchasing a starter home,” he says. “They want to remain long enough to build equity, then sell and have enough for a bigger ‘forever’ family home.” “As much as things change, they stay the same,” adds UCF’s Snaith. “When millennials start getting married and having children, they’re like the rest of us.” 

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10 CRUCIAL STEPS IN THE HOMEBUYING PROCESS Buying a home requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the homebuying process manageable and help you make the best decisions possible.

1.

4.

As soon as you can, start reading websites, newspapers and magazines that have real estate listings. Make a note of homes you’re interested in and see how long they stay on the market. Also, note any changes in asking prices. This will give you a sense of housing trends in specific areas.

Real estate agents are important partners when you’re buying or selling a home. They can provide you with helpful information on homes and neighborhoods that isn’t easily accessible to the public. Their knowledge of the homebuying process, negotiating skills and familiarity with the area can be extremely valuable. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use an agent — they’re compensated from the commission paid by the seller of the house.

START YOUR RESEARCH EARLY

2.

DETERMINE HOW MUCH HOUSE YOU CAN AFFORD

Lenders generally recommend that people look for homes that cost no more than three to five times their annual household income, assuming a 20 percent down payment and a moderate amount of other debt. But you should make this determination based on your own financial situation.

3.

GET PREQUALIFIED AND PREAPPROVED

Before you start looking for a home, you’ll need to know how much you can actually spend. The best way to do that is to get prequalified for a mortgage. To do so, you’ll need to provide some financial information to your mortgage banker, such as your income and the amount of savings and investments you have. Your lender will review this information and tell you how much it can lend you. Later, you can  get preapproved for credit, which involves providing your financial documents (W-2 statements, paycheck stubs, bank account statements and so forth) so your lender can verify your financial status and credit.

FIND THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE AGENT

5.

SHOP FOR YOUR HOME AND MAKE AN OFFER

Start touring homes in your price range. It might be helpful to take notes, pictures and videos of all the homes you visit. Make sure to check out the little details of each home: n n n n n n n n

Test the plumbing by running the shower to see how strong the water pressure is and how long it takes to get hot water. Try the electrical system by turning switches on and off. Open and close the windows and doors to see if they work properly. It’s also important to evaluate the neighborhood and make a note of things such as: Are the other homes on the block well maintained? How much traffic does the street get? Is there enough street parking for your family and visitors? Is it conveniently located near places of interest to you: schools, shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and public transportation?

Take as much time as you need to find the right home. Then work with your real estate agent to negotiate a fair offer based on the value of comparable homes in the same neighborhood. Once you and the seller have reached agreement on a price, the house will go into escrow — which is the period it takes to complete all the remaining steps in the homebuying process.

Source: Discover

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6.

8.

Typically, purchase offers are contingent on an inspection to check for signs of structural damage or items that may need repair. Your real estate agent usually will help arrange to have this inspection conducted within a few days of your offer being accepted by the seller. This contingency protects you by giving you a chance to renegotiate your offer — or withdraw it without penalty if the inspection reveals significant material damage. Both you and the seller will receive a report on the inspector’s findings. You can then decide if you want to ask the seller to fix anything on the property before closing the sale. Before the sale closes, you’ll have a walk-through — which gives you the chance to confirm that any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

Lenders will arrange for an appraiser to provide an independent estimate of the value of the house you are buying. The appraiser is a member of a third-party company and is not directly associated with the lender. The appraisal will let all the parties involved know that you’re paying a fair price for the home.

GET A HOME INSPECTION

7.

WORK WITH A MORTGAGE BANKER

Lenders have a wide range of competitively priced loan programs. You’ll have many questions when you’re purchasing a home, and an experienced, responsive mortgage banker can make the process much easier. Every homebuyer has his or her own priorities when choosing a mortgage. Some are interested in keeping their monthly payments as low as possible. Others are interested in making sure that their monthly payments never increase. And still others pick a loan based on the knowledge they will be moving again in just a few years.

HAVE THE HOME APPRAISED

9.

COORDINATE THE PAPERWORK

As you can imagine, there’s a lot of paperwork involved in buying a house. Your lender will arrange for a title company to handle all the paperwork and make sure that the seller is the rightful owner of the house you are buying.

10.

CLOSE THE SALE

At closing, you’ll sign all the paperwork required to complete the purchase, including your loan documents. It typically takes a couple of days for your loan to be funded after the paperwork is returned to the lender. Once the check is delivered to the seller, you’re ready to move into your new home.

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2018 GUIDE TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

■ SCHOOL GRADES ■ STANDARDIZED TEST PASSAGE RATES ■ HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES A special feature of Florida Homebuyer Orlando


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 fdoe.com.

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

-

LAKE ORIENTA

60

61

60

-

C

C

79.3

-

59.7

-

LAWTON

80

77

83

-

B

A

26.0

-

BENTLEY

59

61

55

-

B

B

64.3

-

LAYER

62

67

55

-

B

B

63.6

-

CARILLON

74

77

75

-

A

B

33.0

-

LONGWOOD

64

69

77

-

B

-

68.1

-

CASSELBERRY

48

58

61

-

B

C

77.4

-

MIDWAY

46

52

41

-

C

C

90.1

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

83.2

B

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

B

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

68

School Grade 2017

52

73

School Grade 2018

49

66

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

50

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

CHOICES IN LEARNING (CHARTER)

91

93

93

-

A

A

31.7

-

PARTIN

77

79

82

-

A

A

25.3

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

61

68

68

-

B

A

37.8

-

PINE CREST

30

33

31

-

D

D

92.2

-

EASTBROOK

55

63

59

-

C

B

60.5

-

RAINBOW

76

80

77

-

A

A

39.1

-

ENGLISH ESTATES

61

70

49

-

B

A

81.7

-

RED BUG

71

74

64

-

A

A

53.0

-

EVANS

73

80

74

-

A

A

42.0

-

SABAL POINT

74

85

66

-

A

A

36.6

-

FOREST CITY

63

62

65

-

B

B

76.9

-

SPRING LAKE

51

61

51

-

C

C

65.5

-

GENEVA

56

65

77

-

B

A

49.4

-

STENSTROM

67

73

70

-

A

A

47.1

-

GOLDSBORO MAGNET

64

68

77

-

B

B

61.6

-

STERLING PARK

71

69

72

-

B

B

59.9

-

HAMILTON

45

57

75

-

C

C

93.0

-

WALKER

76

81

76

-

A

B

24.2

-

HEATHROW

79

88

77

-

A

B

23.7

-

WEKIVA

73

77

73

-

A

A

37.6

-

HIGHLANDS

71

74

60

-

B

B

69.5

-

WICKLOW

49

58

50

-

B

C

88.4

-

IDYLLWILDE

47

46

42

-

C

D

88.5

-

WILSON

81

81

68

-

A

A

31.1

-

KEETH

76

73

68

-

A

A

35.7

-

WINTER SPRINGS

59

71

53

-

A

B

79.2

-

LAKE MARY

65

72

68

-

A

A

59.3

-

WOODLANDS

69

74

63

-

B

B

31.3

-

SEMINOLE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CHILES

76

80

86

69

A

A

28.8

-

MILWEE

55

59

60

62

B

B

69.5

-

GREENWOOD LAKES

51

57

56

72

B

B

67.8

-

ROCK LAKE

62

71

60

84

A

A

42.3

-

INDIAN TRAILS

63

67

68

82

B

A

44.3

-

SANFORD

62

67

72

71

B

A

53.5

-

JACKSON HEIGHTS

71

79

74

88

A

A

35.3

-

SOUTH SEMINOLE

52

62

48

66

B

C

73.9

-

MARKHAM WOODS

61

68

63

73

B

B

48.6

-

TEAGUE

57

63

54

75

B

B

61.0

-

MILLENNIUM

54

60

51

68

B

B

72.2

-

TUSKAWILLA

53

63

59

64

B

B

58.4

-

88

SEMINOLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS CROOMS ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

75

HAGERTY

74

71

85

87

A

A

23.9

95

LAKE BRANTLEY

61

47

68

72

B

B

52.0

90

LAKE HOWELL

57

55

77

83

B

B

56.7

87

LAKE MARY

60

51

76

76

B

B

45.5

93

71

86

93

A

A

45.3

100

LYMAN

53

43

64

70

B

B

58.8

OVIEDO

68

70

89

88

A

A

38.7

91

SEMINOLE

58

47

58

76

B

B

57.4

89

WINTER SPRINGS

57

47

68

71

B

B

58.7

85

-

-

-

-

I

A

21.5

-

83

88

81

94

A

A

35.2

-

SEMINOLE COUNTY VIRTUAL FRANCHISE

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

76

74

70

89

A

B

26.8

-

SEMINOLE SCIENCE K-8 (CHARTER)

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Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

B

100.0

-

MICHIGAN AVENUE

57

63

44

-

B

B

86.6

-

C

C

100.0

-

MILL CREEK

50

54

49

-

C

B

100.0

-

CHESTNUT SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

57

56

54

-

C

B

100.0

-

NARCOOSSEE

69

70

70

-

B

B

45.5

-

CYPRESS

50

53

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

DEERWOOD

36

35

30

-

D

C

100.0

-

EAST LAKE

58

61

49

-

C

B

85.5

-

FLORA RIDGE

41

45

43

-

D

C

51.9

-

HICKORY TREE

58

63

56

-

C

B

65.5

-

HIGHLANDS

50

49

55

-

C

C

100.0

-

KISSIMMEE

51

74

67

-

A

A

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

55

School Grade 2017

55

46

School Grade 2018

51

39

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

52

CENTRAL AVENUE

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

BOGGY CREEK

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

OSCEOLA COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS NEPTUNE

57

57

60

-

C

A

100.0

-

PARTIN SETTLEMENT

60

59

47

-

C

B

85.4

-

PLEASANT HILL

43

49

50

-

C

C

98.3

-

POINCIANA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

44

45

56

-

C

C

100.0

-

REEDY CREEK

51

56

37

-

C

B

98.1

-

ST. CLOUD

68

71

72

-

B

B

58.0

-

SUNRISE

47

54

53

-

C

C

97.0

-

47

49

43

-

C

C

98.5

-

49

48

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

-

KOA

50

47

36

-

C

C

100.0

-

THACKER AVENUE SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

LAKEVIEW

57

65

56

-

C

A

88.6

-

VENTURA

OSCEOLA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS DENN JOHN

39

46

42

68

C

C

100.0

-

NARCOOSSEE

62

66

62

86

A

A

58.2

DISCOVERY INTERMEDIATE

37

32

34

67

C

C

100.0

-

NEPTUNE

50

50

52

75

B

B

91.5

-

HORIZON

47

49

50

75

B

B

92.3

-

PARKWAY

45

47

51

71

B

C

100.0

-

KISSIMMEE

39

42

41

74

C

C

100.0

-

ST. CLOUD

58

62

55

80

B

A

60.9

-

NEW DIMENSIONS

79

47

82

82

A

A

88.5

98

OSCEOLA

41

30

56

62

C

C

100.0

87

POINCIANA

39

26

53

49

C

C

98.4

88

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL

80

83

85

93

A

A

68.5

100

ST. CLOUD

52

47

77

78

B

B

65.2

93

ST. CLOUD PREPARATORY ACADEMY

60

20

36

-

D

-

61.9

-

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

30

24

25

59

D

C

100.0

-

CELEBRATION

60

45

74

75

B

C

61.9

91

FOUR CORNERS UPPER 9-12 (CHARTER)

49

34

41

57

C

C

69.7

-

GATEWAY

45

31

72

66

C

C

98.0

86

HARMONY

58

43

76

76

B

B

44.9

91

LIBERTY

43

21

54

49

C

C

96.8

89

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

42

34

36

63

C

D

100.0

-

67

68

-

-

B

A

65.9

-

95

68

90

-

A

B

32.4

88

-

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

60

51

57

74

B

B

72.0

-

54

57

61

58

B

B

88.3

CELEBRATION SCHOOL K-8

79

81

82

94

A

A

28.1

44

45

56

-

C

C

100.0

-

-

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

53

56

42

75

A

B

100.0

-

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

FLORIDA CYBER K-12 (CHARTER)

39

27

41

43

D

C

9.7

-

FOUR CORNERS K-8 (CHARTER)

59

55

52

-

C

C

66.6

-

HARMONY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

71

71

74

92

A

A

38.9

-

KISSIMMEE ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) MATER BRIGHTON LAKES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER) MATER PALMS ACADEMY K-12 OSCEOLA COUNTY SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 6-12 (CHARTER)

59

62

50

75

B

B

94.4

-

54

51

50

54

C

B

100.0

-

54

57

41

-

C

-

80.1

-

92

84

88

99

A

A

53.6

99

46

53

53

-

C

-

67.4

50

40

41

74

C

C

100.0

-

49

40

45

79

C

C

100.0

-

60

52

56

56

B

C

57.0

-

9

9

-

-

F

-

100.0

-

47

44

57

77

B

B

95.3

-

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53

75

64

-

A

B

100.0

LITTLE RIVER

57

62

52

-

C

C

100.0

-

APOPKA

58

67

61

-

B

B

100.0

-

LOCKHART

43

52

35

-

C

D

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

LAWTON CHILES

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

65.8

School Grade 2017

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

100.0

A

School Grade 2018

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

A

A

Graduation Rate 2016-17

B

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

67

School Grade 2017

50

73

School Grade 2018

65

67

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

54

ANDOVER

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

ALOMA

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ORANGE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS -

AVALON

75

81

80

-

A

A

30.9

-

LOVELL

39

47

51

-

C

C

100.0

-

AZALEA PARK

43

54

49

-

C

C

100.0

-

MEADOW WOODS

49

53

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

BALDWIN PARK

78

80

78

-

A

A

40.0

-

METROWEST

51

50

46

-

C

C

82.5

-

BAY LAKE

78

79

77

-

A

A

38.0

-

MICHAEL MCCOY

42

50

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

BAY MEADOWS

67

76

67

-

B

B

44.3

-

MILLENNIA

54

59

52

-

B

C

100.0

-

BONNEVILLE

54

62

55

-

C

A

100.0

-

MILLENNIA GARDENS

44

46

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

BROOKSHIRE

74

75

75

-

A

A

53.2

-

MOLLIE RAY

33

49

44

-

C

B

100.0

-

CAMELOT

66

74

69

-

B

A

68.0

-

MOSS PARK

76

78

62

-

A

A

39.8

-

CASTLE CREEK

57

61

60

-

C

B

100.0

-

NAP FORD COMMUNITY (CHARTER)

37

48

32

-

D

B

100.0

-

CATALINA

33

43

38

-

C

D

100.0

-

NORTHLAKE PARK COMMUNITY

74

73

67

-

B

A

46.4

-

CHENEY

63

72

67

-

A

B

100.0

-

OAK HILL

44

52

28

-

D

C

100.0

-

CHICKASAW

56

53

56

-

C

C

100.0

-

OAKLAND AVENUE (CHARTER)

68

74

64

-

B

A

33.1

-

CITRUS

56

64

58

-

C

B

100.0

-

OAKSHIRE

71

83

67

-

A

A

100.0

-

CLAY SPRINGS

57

66

59

-

C

B

100.0

-

OCOEE

46

56

47

-

C

B

100.0

-

COLUMBIA

69

78

80

-

A

A

63.3

-

ORANGE CENTER

50

50

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

CONWAY

52

56

49

-

C

B

100.0

-

ORLANDO SCIENCE (CHARTER)

83

83

78

-

A

A

49.0

-

CYPRESS PARK

42

52

53

-

C

D

100.0

-

ORLO VISTA

47

50

51

-

C

B

100.0

-

CYPRESS SPRINGS

75

78

76

-

A

A

58.0

-

PALM LAKE

70

76

80

-

A

A

51.5

-

DEERWOOD

77

74

65

-

A

A

63.7

-

PALMETTO

38

54

45

-

C

B

100.0

-

DILLARD STREET

46

58

53

-

C

C

100.0

-

PERSHING-PINE CASTLE

58

62

65

-

B

A

88.3

-

DOMMERICH

81

87

78

-

A

A

22.3

-

PHYLLIS WHEATLEY

29

46

41

-

D

C

100.0

-

DOVER SHORES

60

65

55

-

B

A

100.0

-

PINAR

54

64

45

-

B

B

100.0

-

DR. PHILLIPS

77

82

88

-

A

A

39.1

-

PINE HILLS

42

56

43

-

C

C

100.0

-

DREAM LAKE

53

68

53

-

B

C

100.0

-

PINECREST CREEK (CHARTER)

50

56

18

-

C

B

93.0

-

DURRANCE

50

64

54

-

B

C

100.0

-

PINELOCH

45

51

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

EAGLE CREEK

77

80

87

-

A

A

42.6

-

PINEWOOD

41

43

58

-

C

D

100.0

-

EAGLES NEST

45

50

40

-

C

C

100.0

-

PRAIRIE LAKE

53

54

43

-

C

B

80.1

-

EAST LAKE

60

73

65

-

B

B

60.6

-

PRINCETON

74

76

65

-

A

A

41.5

-

ECCLESTON

34

44

30

-

C

C

100.0

-

RIDGEWOOD PARK

38

49

32

-

C

D

100.0

-

ENDEAVOR

67

66

60

-

A

B

72.7

-

RIVERDALE

46

46

45

-

C

B

100.0

-

ENGELWOOD

37

33

42

-

D

C

100.0

-

RIVERSIDE

42

43

39

-

D

C

100.0

-

FORSYTH WOODS

52

66

54

-

B

B

100.0

-

ROCK LAKE

22

29

29

-

F

B

100.0

-

HIAWASSEE

34

39

23

-

D

C

100.0

-

ROCK SPRINGS

59

62

50

-

C

C

72.7

-

HIDDEN OAKS

60

61

61

-

C

A

77.5

-

ROLLING HILLS

28

30

31

-

D

B

100.0

-

HILLCREST

82

80

66

-

B

A

37.0

-

ROSEMONT

28

38

25

-

D

D

100.0

-

HUNGERFORD

39

52

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

SADLER

45

45

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

HUNTERS CREEK

71

82

70

-

A

A

58.9

-

SAND LAKE

71

77

64

-

A

A

51.6

-

INDEPENDENCE

83

88

81

-

A

A

24.7

-

SHENANDOAH

70

80

66

-

A

A

60.9

-

IVEY LANE

29

44

33

-

F

B

100.0

-

SHINGLE CREEK

39

58

55

-

C

C

100.0

-

JOHN YOUNG

58

69

64

-

B

A

81.8

-

SOUTHWOOD

66

66

58

-

B

B

100.0

-

KEENES CROSSING

80

84

74

-

A

A

28.0

-

SPRING LAKE

51

61

51

-

C

C

100.0

-

KID’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CHARTER) OCOEE

31

32

35

-

D

D

80.1

-

STONE LAKES

79

86

78

-

A

A

33.6

-

KILLARNEY

59

63

66

-

A

A

100.0

-

LAKE COMO

51

57

42

-

C

C

100.0

LAKE GEM

42

50

41

-

C

C

100.0

-

LAKE GEORGE

56

58

64

-

C

B

100.0

-

LAKE SILVER

56

61

62

-

B

B

100.0

-

LAKE SYBELIA

66

69

56

-

C

C

62.9

-

LAKE WESTON

30

30

29

-

F

D

100.0

-

LAKE WHITNEY

83

89

82

-

A

A

25.4

-

LAKEMONT

72

75

68

-

A

A

55.6

-

LAKEVILLE

46

55

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

LANCASTER

48

62

45

-

B

C

100.0

-

LAUREATE PARK

82

85

75

-

A

-

22.1

SUN BLAZE

68

73

68

-

B

A

61.9

-

SUNRIDGE

60

64

56

-

B

C

63.0

-

SUNRISE

71

79

64

-

B

A

34.2

-

SUNSET PARK

72

70

62

-

A

A

33.6

-

TANGELO PARK

38

37

39

-

C

D

100.0

-

THORNEBROOKE

84

84

76

-

A

A

35.8

-

THREE POINTS

40

53

38

-

C

C

100.0

-

TILDENVILLE

64

73

59

-

B

C

83.1

-

TIMBER LAKES

75

84

69

-

A

A

46.2

-

UCP EAST (CHARTER)

49

57

39

-

C

C

66.8

-

UNION PARK

47

49

47

-

C

C

100.0

-

VENTURA

41

50

41

-

C

B

100.0

-

VISTA LAKES

69

76

61

-

B

A

59.0

-

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Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

100.0

-

WHISPERING OAK

84

85

87

-

A

A

25.0

-

B

B

100.0

-

WILLIAM FRANGUS

44

50

41

-

C

B

100.0

-

WATERFORD

68

74

51

-

B

B

54.2

-

WILLIAM S. MAXEY

66

74

45

-

A

B

100.0

-

WEST CREEK

70

76

61

-

A

A

53.4

-

WINDERMERE

84

86

84

-

A

A

11.3

-

WEST OAKS

46

45

45

-

C

C

100.0

-

WINEGARD

45

49

49

-

B

C

100.0

-

WESTBROOKE

76

78

74

-

A

A

57.6

-

WOLF LAKE

69

81

62

-

A

A

51.5

-

WESTPOINTE

59

67

46

-

A

-

71.7

WYNDHAM LAKES

60

64

59

-

B

A

100.0

-

WETHERBEE

62

67

54

-

B

B

100.0

ZELLWOOD

47

58

54

-

C

C

100.0

-

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

52

School Grade 2017

55

School Grade 2018

44 60

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

31 52

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

WASHINGTON SHORES WATERBRIDGE

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ORANGE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

-

ORANGE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS APOPKA

43

48

50

59

C

C

79.1

-

LEGACY

54

49

45

75

B

C

72.9

-

AVALON

75

79

77

90

A

A

31.2

-

LIBERTY

-

-

-

-

I

C

100.0

-

BRIDGEWATER

73

73

70

87

A

A

32.4

-

LOCKHART

37

38

43

56

C

C

100.0

CARVER

26

28

28

46

C

C

100.0

-

MAITLAND

63

64

58

81

B

B

47.4

-

CHAIN OF LAKES

48

44

49

60

C

B

77.1

-

MEADOW WOODS

46

47

44

70

C

C

100.0

-

COLLEGE PARK

36

42

46

59

C

C

100.0

-

MEADOWBROOK

24

33

36

47

C

C

100.0

-

CONWAY

53

53

47

65

C

B

73.1

-

MEMORIAL

31

34

38

50

C

D

100.0

-

CORNER LAKE

50

50

48

52

C

C

71.8

-

OCOEE

46

45

52

73

C

B

80.5

-

DISCOVERY

63

69

70

88

A

A

48.1

-

ODYSSEY

53

52

59

64

B

B

70.4

-

FREEDOM

52

57

38

68

B

B

100.0

-

PIEDMONT LAKES

42

54

44

60

C

C

100.0

-

GLENRIDGE

63

71

61

78

A

A

52.3

-

ROBINSWOOD

33

27

35

65

C

C

100.0

-

GOTHA

55

49

52

68

C

A

66.1

-

SOUTH CREEK

57

52

55

66

B

B

100.0

-

HOWARD

71

68

64

77

A

B

51.7

-

SOUTHWEST

61

61

59

75

A

A

59.5

-

HUNTERS CREEK

72

76

69

77

A

A

57.8

-

STONEWALL JACKSON

47

46

45

59

C

C

100.0

-

INNOVATION

68

76

56

93

A

-

52.0

-

SUNRIDGE

71

71

69

86

A

A

36.6

-

JUDSON B. WALKER

31

29

35

48

D

C

100.0

-

TIMBER SPRINGS

67

68

65

80

B

-

58.8

LAKE NONA

75

82

73

93

A

A

46.1

-

UNION PARK

36

42

36

53

C

C

100.0

-

LAKEVIEW

50

51

44

66

C

B

73.0

-

WESTRIDGE

31

30

33

56

D

C

100.0

-

WOLF LAKE

52

55

52

75

B

B

64.9

-

84

ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS APOPKA

50

54

58

63

B

C

65.6

92

MAYNARD EVANS

28

35

52

50

C

D

100.0

COLONIAL

35

37

53

64

C

C

100.0

93

OAK RIDGE

29

42

55

58

C

D

100.0

91

CORNERSTONE CHARTER ACADEMY

72

55

82

89

A

B

43.0

97

OCOEE

44

34

57

57

C

C

78.0

93

CYPRESS CREEK

50

41

65

66

B

C

100.0

96

OLYMPIA

60

54

71

81

B

B

58.3

96

DR. PHILLIPS

59

50

67

66

B

C

60.8

94

TIMBER CREEK

74

67

87

77

A

B

39.2

98

EAST RIVER

46

41

63

68

C

C

61.5

92

UNIVERSITY

54

47

65

77

B

C

68.5

97

-

-

-

-

I

C

72.7

-

WEKIVA

42

31

55

61

C

C

100.0

91

60

60

62

64

B

B

71.1

96

WEST ORANGE

62

59

72

75

B

B

43.8

93

JONES

24

24

36

42

D

D

100.0

89

WILLIAM R. BOONE

63

60

76

79

A

B

55.0

96

LAKE NONA

66

53

70

70

B

B

50.6

96

WINDERMERE

67

57

79

74

B

-

31.6

-

LEGACY (CHARTER)

74

62

70

88

A

A

0.0

100

WINTER PARK

66

60

81

84

A

B

42.5

94

EDGEWATER FREEDOM

ORANGE COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS ARBOR RIDGE K-8

77

82

60

98

A

A

61.4

-

ORANGE COUNTY VIRTUAL K-12

-

-

-

-

I

A

25.6

-

BLANKNER K-8

72

73

77

82

A

A

36.5

-

38

29

45

36

D

D

100.0

-

83

85

86

89

A

A

46.7

96

BRIDGEPREP K-8 (CHARTER)

ORLANDO SCIENCE MIDDLE HIGH 6-12 (CHARTER)

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

PASSPORT K-8 (CHARTER)

48

43

48

78

B

C

78.1

-

60

51

70

67

B

A

100.0

-

61

79

62

62

A

C

89.3

-

70

75

69

90

A

A

18.6

-

78

86

68

84

A

A

0.0

-

47

42

37

75

B

D

36.6

-

HOPE K-8 (CHARTER) INNOVATION MONTESSORI OCOEE K-8 (CHARTER)

62

49

61

77

C

C

6.2

44

48

31

85

C

C

23.5

-

LAKE EOLA K-8 (CHARTER)

87

84

77

96

A

A

0.5

-

44

38

35

44

C

C

33.2

-

-

-

-

-

I

C

100.0

-

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)

60

61

48

77

B

B

62.8

-

WEDGEFIELD SCHOOL K-8

65

64

51

75

B

B

53.1

-

WINDY RIDGE K-8 (CHARTER)

78

84

78

91

A

A

55.5

-

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

17

26

16

38

D

-

100.0

-

62

55

54

62

C

C

69.9

-

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School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

KATHLEEN

44

42

34

-

C

D

100.0

-

-

KINGSFORD

49

55

37

-

C

C

100.0

-

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

100.0

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

100.0

B

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

B

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

73

School Grade 2017

42

62

School Grade 2018

52

51

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

38

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 AUBURNDALE CENTRAL

36

38

45

-

C

D

100.0

-

LAKE ALFRED

55

59

65

-

C

C

99.8

BARTOW ACADEMY

85

85

79

-

A

A

33.5

-

LAKE SHIPP

39

47

52

-

C

C

100.0

-

BEN HILL GRIFFIN JR.

41

48

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

LAKELAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL HOUSE (CHARTER)

82

76

58

-

A

A

7.1

-

LAUREL

36

43

-

-

C

C

100.0

-

LENA VISTA

40

43

46

-

C

C

100.0

-

LEWIS ANNA WOODBURY

38

42

42

-

D

C

100.0

-

LINCOLN AVENUE ACADEMY

90

90

83

-

A

A

28.5

-

LOUGHMAN OAKS

40

42

46

-

C

C

97.5

-

MAGNOLIA MONTESSORI ACADEMY (CHARTER)

85

87

75

-

A

A

0.0

-

MCKEEL CENTRAL ACADEMY K-6

77

86

77

-

A

A

30.5

-

MEDULLA

49

54

53

-

C

C

93.1

-

NORTH LAKELAND

49

61

57

-

C

C

100.0

-

OSCAR J. POPE

35

46

33

-

C

C

100.0

-

PALMETTO

41

46

-

-

C

C

100.0

-

PHILIP O’BRIEN

46

45

36

-

D

C

100.0

-

PINEWOOD

55

58

42

-

C

C

100.0

-

POLK AVENUE

35

53

54

-

C

C

100.0

-

POLK CITY

47

54

47

-

C

B

96.3

-

PURCELL

46

57

35

-

C

C

100.0

-

R. BRUCE WAGNER

49

56

55

-

C

C

89.6

-

R. CLEM CHURCHWELL

64

78

60

-

B

A

84.5

-

SANDHILL

44

51

45

-

C

C

98.6

-

SCOTT LAKE

60

63

71

-

B

B

68.0

-

SLEEPY HILL

39

59

39

-

C

B

100.0

-

SOCRUM

41

55

42

-

C

C

97.9

-

SOUTH MCKEEL ACADEMY K-7

79

88

72

99

A

A

28.3

SOUTHWEST

45

61

53

-

C

B

100.0

-

SPESSARD L. HOLLAND

60

66

60

-

C

B

65.3

-

SPOOK HILL

34

46

55

-

C

D

100.0

-

VALLEYVIEW

77

88

78

-

A

A

40.4

-

WAHNETA

34

60

39

-

C

B

100.0

-

WALTER CALDWELL

40

39

30

-

D

D

97.9

-

WENDELL WATSON

55

60

62

-

B

B

69.9

-

WINSTON ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

62

73

59

-

B

C

80.4

-

BERKLEY

71

78

69

-

A

A

45.6

-

BETHUNE ACADEMY

63

60

59

-

C

C

74.7

-

CARLTON PALMORE

53

60

63

-

C

B

90.2

-

CHAIN OF LAKES

67

75

68

-

A

A

73.9

-

CLARENCE BOSWELL

52

59

67

-

C

B

100.0

-

CLEVELAND COURT

63

78

71

-

B

A

72.4

-

COMBEE ACADEMY

40

49

58

-

C

C

100.0

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

28

29

40

-

C

D

100.0

-

DALE R. FAIR BABSON PARK

68

77

56

-

B

B

92.2

-

DIXIELAND

45

59

50

-

C

C

100.0

-

DR. N.E. ROBERTS

53

66

66

-

B

B

89.2

-

DUNDEE ACADEMY

49

57

-

-

C

B

87.4

-

EAGLE LAKE

46

61

57

-

B

C

100.0

-

EASTSIDE

31

41

15

-

C

C

100.0

-

EDGAR L. PADGETT

52

74

63

-

B

B

93.6

-

ELBERT

49

58

31

-

C

C

99.3

-

FLORAL AVENUE

54

56

64

-

C

B

100.0

-

FRANK E. BRIGHAM ACADEMY

73

78

76

-

A

A

39.7

-

FRED G. GARNER

33

37

37

-

C

F

100.0

-

GARDEN GROVE

54

67

54

-

B

C

85.0

-

GIBBONS STREET

32

31

52

-

D

D

100.0

-

GRIFFIN

23

22

26

-

D

F

100.0

-

HARTRIDGE ACADEMY

68

54

59

-

C

B

60.6

-

HIGHLAND CITY

58

59

53

-

C

C

80.8

-

HIGHLANDS GROVE

71

83

76

-

A

A

62.7

-

HILLCREST

55

75

54

-

B

C

100.0

-

HORIZONS

55

58

44

-

B

B

93.7

-

INWOOD

38

40

32

-

C

C

100.0

-

JAMES E. STEPHENS

31

41

38

-

C

C

100.0

-

JAMES W. SIKES

60

62

61

-

B

B

77.8

-

JANIE HOWARD WILSON

43

53

40

-

C

D

100.0

-

JESSE KEEN

32

46

44

-

C

C

100.0

-

JOHN SNIVELY

38

54

56

-

B

C

100.0

-

POLK COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS BARTOW

35

34

39

83

C

D

89.0

-

LAKE GIBSON

41

40

46

93

C

C

77.5

-

BERKLEY ACCELERATED (CHARTER)

67

86

63

77

A

A

43.7

-

LAKE MARION CREEK

26

20

19

62

D

D

100.0

-

BOK ACADEMY (CHARTER)

70

75

70

99

A

A

63.9

-

LAKELAND HIGHLANDS

54

58

48

96

B

C

46.2

-

CRYSTAL LAKE

31

34

39

82

C

C

100.0

-

LAKELAND MONTESSORI (CHARTER)

70

83

74

92

A

A

17.7

-

DANIEL JENKINS ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY

42

46

46

98

C

C

72.9

-

LAWTON CHILES ACADEMY

77

87

77

93

A

A

32.6

-

DENISON

33

32

31

71

C

C

93.3

-

MCLAUGHLIN FINE ARTS ACADEMY

23

21

23

54

D

F

100.0

-

DISCOVERY ACADEMY OF LAKE ALFRED (CHARTER)

50

53

49

74

B

B

77.6

-

MULBERRY

47

50

40

94

B

C

90.0

-

DUNDEE RIDGE

58

59

58

95

A

B

77.1

-

SHELLEY S. BOONE

30

34

22

74

C

C

100.0

-

JERE L. STAMBAUGH

27

25

28

78

C

D

99.5

-

SLEEPY HILL

35

32

43

95

C

C

95.9

-

JEWETT ACADEMY MAGNET

61

63

57

90

B

B

43.6

-

SOUTHWEST

36

32

35

90

C

C

96.5

-

KATHLEEN

36

34

39

86

C

D

100.0

-

UNION ACADEMY

79

80

75

93

A

A

33.1

-

LAKE ALFRED POLYTECH ACADEMY

34

35

33

92

C

D

100.0

-

WESTWOOD

30

36

42

85

C

C

100.0

-

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LAKE REGION

35

33

74

53

C

C

77.0

77

-

LAKE WALES

54

56

59

62

B

C

70.6

87

LAKELAND

58

52

72

73

B

C

55.6

88

MCKEEL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY 7-12

77

81

79

84

A

A

33.1

100

MULBERRY

35

53

78

64

B

D

74.2

87

POLK PRE-COLLEGIATE ACADEMY 9-10

90

81

98

83

A

A

23.0

-

-

-

-

-

A

A

0.7

99

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Graduation Rate 2016-17

School Grade 2017

83

57.9

Free or Reduced Lunch %

School Grade 2018

67.7

C

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

C

I

Graduation Rate 2016-17

C

-

Free or Reduced Lunch %

48

-

School Grade 2017

49

-

School Grade 2018

36

-

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

37

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS A

A

2.3

100

57

C

D

77.1

-

FORT MEADE MIDDLE/SENIOR

43

49

51

69

B

C

95.3

86

FROSTPROOF MIDDLE/SENIOR

37

43

34

69

C

C

89.7

79

GEORGE W. JENKINS

54

48

72

70

B

C

38.2

88

HAINES CITY

36

31

73

63

C

C

80.2

77

KATHLEEN

37

36

60

56

C

D

78.5

75

LAKE GIBSON

40

38

56

62

C

C

61.3

83

POLK STATE COLLEGE COLLEGIATE RIDGE COMMUNITY

41

35

51

58

C

C

67.9

85

TENOROC

32

39

51

52

C

D

87.2

71

-

-

-

-

I

C

67.0

-

69

69

60

99

A

A

66.1

-

54

56

47

97

B

B

71.7

-

53

54

43

96

B

B

77.4

-

Graduation Rate 2016-17

83

50

Free or Reduced Lunch %

-

37

School Grade 2017

-

49

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

-

DISCOVERY

CHAIN OF LAKES COLLEGIATE

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

BARTOW

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

AUBURNDALE

WINTER HAVEN

C

53

16

58

C

A

3.9

-

71

67

92

A

A

50.5

-

60

52

47

94

B

C

54.3

-

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

42

59 73

D

82.8

-

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

School Grade 2018

83

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

40

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

42

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

POLK COUNTY COMBINED SCHOOLS 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

51

55

35

-

C

C

87.2

-

MINNEOLA CONVERSION (CHARTER)

61

60

52

-

B

C

61.0

-

LAKE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ALTOONA

53

54

30

-

C

C

83.8

-

ASTATULA

55

58

61

-

C

B

69.1

-

BEVERLY SHORES

39

36

34

-

D

C

95.3

-

PINE RIDGE

71

77

68

-

A

B

53.6

-

CLERMONT

45

52

40

-

C

B

84.8

-

ROUND LAKE

72

72

55

-

A

B

39.1

-

CYPRESS RIDGE

86

82

79

-

A

B

31.8

-

SAWGRASS BAY

51

52

50

-

C

C

79.7

-

EUSTIS

63

68

59

-

B

B

81.6

-

SEMINOLE SPRINGS

67

69

68

-

B

C

72.6

-

EUSTIS HEIGHTS

39

44

30

-

D

C

90.6

-

SORRENTO

62

72

60

-

B

B

63.5

-

FRUITLAND PARK

49

51

41

-

C

C

85.5

-

TAVARES

56

65

52

-

C

C

76.4

-

GRASSY LAKE

69

71

72

-

B

A

54.2

-

43

59

54

-

C

C

84.7

-

THE VILLAGES ELEMENTARY OF LADY LAKE

73

75

62

-

A

A

81.5

-

GROVELAND LEESBURG

47

47

46

-

C

C

93.9

-

TREADWAY

57

62

57

-

B

C

80.0

-

LOST LAKE

75

80

74

-

B

A

51.9

-

TRIANGLE

50

65

55

-

B

B

89.9

-

UMATILLA

66

70

58

-

B

B

76.3

-

-

LAKE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CARVER

47

48

47

66

C

C

83.3

-

MOUNT DORA

52

61

47

63

B

C

65.6

CLERMONT

48

55

58

70

B

B

68.2

-

OAK PARK

35

35

40

66

C

C

92.5

-

EAST RIDGE

64

65

62

83

A

A

56.6

-

TAVARES

48

54

42

65

C

C

71.2

-

EUSTIS

46

55

53

69

B

C

75.9

-

UMATILLA

38

55

47

79

C

C

78.9

-

GRAY

54

59

59

81

B

B

71.7

-

WINDY HILL

60

61

56

76

B

B

58.4

-

LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS LEESBURG

37

45

52

62

C

C

78.6

67

MOUNT DORA

47

50

62

83

B

C

59.3

83

93

SOUTH LAKE

47

49

61

66

C

C

62.2

75

64.3

80

TAVARES

46

57

73

82

B

C

60.2

80

48.8

94

UMATILLA

36

27

59

62

C

C

73.2

87

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

60

57

78

80

B

B

85.7

93

EAST RIDGE

60

57

78

80

B

B

56.7

EUSTIS

46

56

51

65

B

C

LAKE MINNEOLA

61

52

72

69

B

B

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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 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

PINECREST LAKES ACADEMY K-8 (CHARTER)

81

80

90

-

A

-

18.2

-

SPRING CREEK PK-8 (CHARTER)

47

56

50

61

B

B

88.7

-

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Free or Reduced Lunch %

School Grade 2017

School Grade 2018

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

17.6

-

LAKE COUNTY VIRTUAL K-12

78

71

82

79

A

A

26.1

92

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

School Grade 2018

School Grade 2017

Free or Reduced Lunch %

Graduation Rate 2016-17

Graduation Rate 2016-17

A

Free or Reduced Lunch %

A

Social Studies Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

92

Science Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

71

Mathematics Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

78

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

69

English Language Arts Achievement % Satisfactory or Higher

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

BLUE LAKE

42

49

34

-

C

D

91.4

-

OSTEEN

56

56

62

-

C

C

79.4

-

CHAMPION

42

41

40

-

D

C

86.5

-

PALM TERRACE

29

31

43

-

D

D

95.6

-

CHISHOLM

65

71

77

-

B

B

68.1

-

PATHWAYS

62

66

55

-

B

B

53.6

-

CITRUS GROVE

54

59

54

-

C

B

73.9

-

PIERSON

40

55

51

-

C

C

89.6

-

CORONADO BEACH

71

83

79

-

A

A

42.5

-

PINE TRAIL

69

72

68

-

B

A

57.4

-

CYPRESS CREEK

75

75

75

-

B

A

38.4

-

PORT ORANGE

62

53

64

-

C

B

71.5

-

DEBARY

62

76

72

-

A

A

51.7

-

PRIDE

52

57

54

-

C

B

83.3

-

DELTONA LAKES

52

56

57

-

C

C

84.8

-

R. J. LONGSTREET

58

49

64

-

C

C

77.7

-

DISCOVERY

49

51

41

-

C

C

91.6

-

READ-PATTILLO

55

59

63

-

C

B

78.0

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

EDGEWATER PUBLIC

51

62

55

-

C

C

78.8

-

SAMSULA ACADEMY

63

66

83

-

C

B

4.1

-

EDITH I. STARKE

43

60

57

-

C

C

97.0

-

SOUTH DAYTONA

42

53

49

-

C

D

85.4

-

ENTERPRISE

49

49

44

-

C

B

84.3

-

SPIRIT

48

49

56

-

C

C

85.5

-

FOREST LAKE

53

60

64

-

C

C

80.3

-

SPRUCE CREEK

58

66

47

-

C

B

70.4

-

FREEDOM

61

68

51

-

C

B

59.0

-

SUGAR MILL

60

66

69

-

C

C

76.3

-

FRIENDSHIP

49

55

44

-

C

C

92.7

-

SUNRISE

48

54

58

-

C

C

83.8

-

GEORGE W. MARKS

53

57

59

-

C

C

72.0

-

SWEETWATER

83

89

85

-

A

A

52.3

-

HORIZON

64

71

63

-

C

A

68.9

-

THE READING EDGE ACADEMY

56

65

47

-

C

B

10.0

-

INDIAN RIVER

57

68

54

-

B

C

77.0

-

TIMBERCREST

65

73

67

-

B

B

76.4

-

LOUISE S. MCINNIS

43

61

52

-

B

B

91.6

-

TOMOKA

70

77

73

-

A

A

57.1

-

MANATEE COVE

61

70

66

-

B

B

77.4

-

TURIE T. SMALL

41

44

59

-

C

B

98.3

-

ORANGE CITY

47

46

57

-

C

C

85.5

-

VOLUSIA PINES

49

58

54

-

C

B

84.1

-

ORMOND BEACH

67

78

44

-

A

A

80.6

-

WESTSIDE

36

40

41

-

D

C

95.9

-

WOODWARD AVENUE

50

59

58

-

C

C

78.9

-

ORTONA

55

62

42

-

C

C

82.3

-

OSCEOLA

58

65

64

-

C

B

73.3

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS CAMPBELL

34

34

37

61

C

C

94.2

-

HERITAGE

-

-

-

-

I

B

79.9

-

CREEKSIDE

67

70

72

81

A

A

44.2

-

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

51

54

66

74

B

B

64.8

-

DAVID C. HINSON SR.

58

65

70

74

A

B

63.7

-

ORMOND BEACH

60

62

64

72

B

B

60.1

-

DELAND

44

52

52

67

B

C

74.6

-

RIVER SPRINGS

-

-

-

-

I

B

67.4

-

DELTONA

46

52

61

52

B

B

84.0

-

SILVER SANDS

58

62

67

74

A

B

65.0

-

GALAXY

49

48

65

68

C

B

81.6

-

SOUTHWESTERN

46

43

52

71

C

C

77.4

-

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ATLANTIC

50

53

82

56

B

C

67.5

89

PINE RIDGE

42

44

64

60

C

C

75.1

77

DELAND

48

42

66

66

C

B

63.0

77

SEABREEZE

61

65

74

77

B

B

45.6

86

DELTONA

44

44

70

70

B

C

76.3

76

SPRUCE CREEK

66

63

78

69

A

B

43.4

90

MAINLAND

41

32

60

59

C

C

75.8

78

UNIVERSITY

52

48

71

72

B

B

64.5

78

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

-

-

-

-

I

B

57.5

-

T. DEWITT TAYLOR MIDDLE-HIGH

41

37

57

59

C

C

82.1

82

77

69

78

88

A

A

46.5

-

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

75

72

78

95

A

A

46.0

-

HOLLY HILL K-8

34

37

41

57

C

C

95.4

-

IVY HAWN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS K-8 (CHARTER)

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ON THE COVER: The Beacon, adjacent to the Lake Nona Town Center’s parking garage, is wrapped with high-definition video projections that bring it to life at night. Its design was inspired by early stethoscopes. The garage’s facade, dubbed the Code Wall, is perforated with the 0’s and 1’s of binary code, and adorned with choreographed LED lights and glass panels that reflect sunlight. Also shown are other homes, businesses and institutions that are encompassed within Lake Nona. Photograph of The Beacon by Scott Cook Photography; photograph of the USTA Welcome Center courtesy of USTA National Campus.

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Laureate Park, with streets named for Nobel Laureates, is the largest and fastest-growing community in Lake Nona. Buyers are attracted by a wide variety of housing options, with prices starting in the high $200s. Amenities include lakes, trails, pocket parks and a community garden as well as a bustling Village Center.

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or Chelsea Gonzalez, moving to Laureate Park was like stepping into a dream. “It’s so wonderful coming home to a place I would think maybe doesn’t really exist — but it does,” says Gonzalez. “The community that I have here is unbelievable. I feel so at home.” That sense of belonging also resonates with other residents throughout the community, which was thoughtfully designed to include walking trails, dog parks, community gardens, amenities, parks — and friendly neighbors. “Because of the way Laureate Park was designed, we know more people in this neighborhood than we’ve ever known in any of the other neighborhoods we’ve lived in,” says resident Robert Laszlo. Located in the heart of Lake Nona, Laureate Park is characterized by its modern design, abundance of intelligent features, proximity to amenities, walkability to schools and strong sense of community. With streets named for Nobel Laureates, the community is the largest and fastest-growing in Lake Nona. Buyers are attracted by a wide variety of housing options. Laureate Park offers homes starting in the high $200s, while a gated subsection, The Preserve by Taylor Morrison Homes, offers estate homes starting in the high $400s. Seven builders offer dozens of unique floorplans throughout the community of brightly colored bungalows, townhomes, cottages and multistory homes. “You drive into Laureate Park and the first thing you see is color, and I just love that,” says resident Paula Roman. Roman clearly has a good eye for quality. Her neighborhood won a prestigious Aurora Award in 2017 for Residential Housing Community of the Year Masterplan. In addition, it won a 2017 Silver Award for Master Planned Community in The Nationals, a competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. In addition, Laureate Park builder Craft Homes won the Grand Aurora Award for Best Single-Family Detached Home: 2,500 to 2,999 Square Feet. Education is key for parents raising families in Laureate Park. The new Laureate Park Elementary School just ended its first school year. Amazing Explorers Academy — a STEM-based preschool to teach kids about science, technology, engineering and math — recently opened in Laureate Park Village Center. S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A  MC7


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The neighborhood also offers a chess club, art classes, workshops and group exercise classes for kids. Lake Nona is also Florida’s first gigabit community, with internet speeds 200 times faster than the U.S. average. Conceived as a “wired-in, future-evoking” neighborhood, Laureate Park’s WHIT (Wellness Home built on Innovation and Technology) show home highlights how technology can foster healthy living. Not only is Laureate Park connected online, its residents are connected personally. The response to last year’s Hurricane Irma, for example, showed just how powerfully the community can come together. MC8 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

As the storm made its way toward Florida, the Laureate Park “Help Mob” leapt into action. With neighbors helping neighbors, volunteers went door to door to move furniture inside, secure household items and provide other assistance. In the days that followed, the Help Mob displayed generosity and compassion while working to clean up damaged trees and other debris. Laureate Park residents were the founding members of Nona Cycle — a popular philanthropic club. Nona Cycle, which organizes weekly rides for cyclists, helped lead the neighborhood effort to join the 2018 Tour de Cure in Lake Nona to raise money 2 0 1 8


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Among the cool components of Laureate Park is Glass House (top), located near Canvas Restaurant & Market (above left). It’s a kaleidoscopic work of installation art conceived and constructed by Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin, who has used reclaimed materials to celebrate urban design and American folk art. Lake Nona has 44 miles of trails (above right), many of which weave their way through Laureate Park.

for the American Diabetes Association. More than 2,000 riders, runners, walkers and volunteers banded together in the Lake Nona Town Center to raise more than $886,000 that will send children to diabetes camp, fund research and coordinate advocacy programs. A Laureate Park address also means residents have easy access to the array of amenities in Lake Nona, such as the LP FIT gym, the resort-style Aquatic Center, Canvas Restaurant & Market, the Lakehouse event venue, the Amazing Explorers Academy, Laureate Park Elementary and Heroes City Park as well as an assortment of dog parks. MC10 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

It’s also only a short drive or bike ride to the facilities in Lake Nona Medical City. Nona Adventure Park is a new, unique experience that will also be within walking distance. Scheduled to open later this year, the park will feature a solar-powered water ski and wakeboard cable park, along with an inflatable aqua park and a 60foot climbing tower with a ropes course and climbing walls. “It’s easier to be able to walk to something and not have to pack everybody in the car, and just go down to the community pool,” says resident Stephanie Terrill. “Walkability is very important.”  2 0 1 8


Action CENTER THE MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY AMPS UP EXCITEMENT AND EXPERIENCES.

The attention that developers paid to the Town Center’s parking garage — often the crudest type of building — may provide hints of what’s to come. The sculpture, called The Beacon, is wrapped with high-definition video projections that bring it to life at night. MC12 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

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ntertainment options are exploding in Lake Nona, the innovative masterplanned community in southeast Orlando perhaps best known for its Medical City, a high-tech cluster of hospitals, athletic training complexes and research facilities. Tavistock Development Company is tackling some immense projects to bring more experiences to the burgeoning healthcentered community of 17 square miles. “It’s about trying to be as current and as forward thinking as possible to continue the next great American community,” says Ralph Ireland, vice president of development operations. Tavistock makes Lake Nona residents a priority while also seeking to position the community as a regional destination. Either way, unique experiences are in focus for the 4 million-square-foot Lake Nona Town Center, which is blossoming at the southwest corner of State Road 417 and Lake Nona Boulevard. The Town Center’s $300 million, 1.2 million-square-foot second phase is under construction. Plans include a brewery, a bowling alley, a comedy club, an upscale cinema and plenty of shopping and dining options — all within walking distance for many residents. At full build-out, the Lake Nona Town Center will include more than 80 specialty retailers, anchors, junior anchors and restaurants. “It’s already a game changer,” Ireland adds. “We see it as a framework for additional development.” The Town Center’s first phase boasts two Marriott brands under the same roof — a Marriott Residence Inn and a Courtyard by Marriott. It also encompasses the Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, JACQ & JACK Salon, Barbershop and Espresso Bar featuring Lineage Coffee Roasting and The Beacon, an eye-popping, 60-foot structural steel sculpture alongside the Code Wall parking garage. Indeed, the attention that developers paid to the garage — often the most basic type of building — may provide hints of what’s to come. The Beacon sculpture is wrapped with high-definition video projections that bring it to life at night. The Code Wall on the garage’s facade is “perforated” with the 0’s and 1’s of binary code, spelling out Lake Nona’s vision and community key words in addition to choreographed LED lights and glass panels reflecting sunlight. The Lake Nona Town Center already is a popular gathering spot for a drink, a bite of food and a fun time with family and friends. “The retail environment is changing quite a bit, and people want an experiential environment,” Ireland says. “It’s a very walkable environment — measured to the inch so you don’t feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed by the space.” Walkability, of course, is healthy for residents and visitors. But it also helps reduce the community’s carbon footprint and mitigates a proliferation of automobiles. S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A  MC13


Lake Nona’s Town Center features a multiplex cinema (top) as well as a Drive Shack, a three-story, 57,000-square-foot driving range with 90 outdoor driving bays (left) and a soon-to-come Adventure Park (similar to the one pictured above) located just south of the Orlando VA Medical Center.

Another hangout option is the Drive Shack, which opened its first U.S. location on the northwest corner of State Road 417 and Lake Nona Boulevard in Lake Nona’s Sports & Performance District. It’s a three-story, 57,000-square-foot driving range with 90 outdoor driving bays. It also houses restaurants, bars, meeting rooms and an expansive free-play arcade lounge. Drive Shack is part of a golf entertainment company, Drive Shack Holdings LLC, founded by partners Newcastle Investment Corp. and TaylorMade Golf Company Inc. In the heart of Lake Nona’s entertainment, dining and shopping district, the Town Center Hotel will boast a sleek exterior, a grand motor court entrance, a sophisticated lobby and a ballroom, plus a rooftop pool and lounge with private event capabilities. It will also offer frequent connections to nearby Orlando International Airport, through which some 72 million visitors pass every year. Not far from the Town Center, Lake Nona residents have two new community parks built by Tavistock Development Company: McCoy City Park and Heroes City Park. Water sports will be available for all ages at Nona Adventure Park, to be located next to Heroes City Park in the Laureate Park neighborhood. Nona Adventure Park will feature the first MC14 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

solar-powered water ski and wakeboard cable park in the world. Located just south of the Orlando VA Medical Center, Nona Adventure Park also will include an inflatable aqua park, a 60foot climbing tower with a ropes course and climbing walls, a pro shop featuring equipment rentals and sales, and an upscale café. Lake Nona will soon be home to the next generation of fitness facilities. So much more than a gym, the Lake Nona Wellness Center will be a combined sports performance institute, medically integrated fitness facility and community wellness destination. The innovative wellness, performance and medically integrated fitness facility is being created in partnership with Signet and its subsidiary, Integrated Wellness Partners. The 110,000-square-foot center, to be in the Town Center’s second phase, will be fully outfitted with first-class equipment as well as a sprint track, an indoor climbing wall, and indoor and outdoor pools — among other amenities. The center will offer health and wellbeing programs tailored to every fitness level, providing customized programs for residents, families and elite athletes. Featuring a personalized approach, the center will offer each member a data-driven fitness program and profile updated in real time. This will be a unique wellness experience, and one of the most comprehensive in the region.  2 0 1 8


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Lake Nona is home to the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus, billed as the largest tennis facility in the world. The 64-acre campus has 100 lighted courts, all of which have livestreaming capability, for training and competition.

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n emerging Sports & Performance District is reshaping Lake Nona, bringing world-class athletic facilities and new experiences to the fast-growing community. The United States Tennis Association National Campus celebrated one year as the “Home of American Tennis” in Lake Nona. As the anchor of the Sports & Performance District, the campus is one of the largest tennis facilities in the world.

With 100 tennis courts spread across 64 acres, it offers unparalleled playing, training and educational experiences for recreational players, competitive players, coaches and spectators. The facility brings together the association’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions, along with the Florida branch of USTA and the national training site for USTAcertified officials. Programming is offered for players at every level — from amateur to pro. It’s a place dedicated to learning, playing and improving the game. It’s also is the home of the University of Central Florida’s varsity tennis program. “It’s an incredible platform for us to raise the bar for how we deliver tennis,” says Kurt Kamperman, the USTA’s chief executive for community tennis. “We’re truly using this campus as a campus. We want to train people who want to teach tennis, MC16 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

coach high-performance players and organize events.” Despite its enormous size, the campus isn’t a concrete jungle. The association had plenty of land to separate the courts, leaving ponds and landscaping to create a park-like setting. Kamperman sees it as a “metropolis” with smaller, self-sufficient neighborhoods devoted to different aspects of the game — such as family tennis. Some of the courts are made of a specific red clay that comes only from Cremona, Italy. Wanting only the best, the USTA had 450 tons of it shipped to Lake Nona. The lifeblood of the tennis facility is the programming available to local residents on a daily basis. With after-school and weekend youth programming, daily adult sessions and camps for kids and adults, hundreds of Central Florida tennis players are using the courts. 2 0 1 8


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Reflecting on the epic performance of the USTA National Campus in 2017, USTA President Katrina Adams says the impact of the project has been bigger than she ever imagined — and she promises even more in the coming years. “To say this has been an amazing year for the USTA National Campus would be an understatement,” says Adams, who’s also CEO and board chairman. “When we set out to create this place, we wanted to design a facility that would be all things to all levels of players. That’s a pretty large challenge — but working as a team we rose to that challenge in an equally large way.” Indeed. The campus hosted more than 100 local, regional, national and international events in 2017, ranging from community events and Junior Team Tennis National Championships to USTA Pro Circuit events and collegiate conference tournaments. The campus has attracted more than 200,000 players and visitors. At one end of the spectrum, more than 500 youngsters under the age of 18 participate each week in youth programs. At the other end, the campus embraced its role as the new home of USTA Player Development, welcoming more than 600 current and aspiring professional tennis players who were assisted by Team USA coaching, training and medical staffers. In total, more than 150,000 hours of court time were booked for players of all ages and abilities last year — and that number is only expected to grow in 2018. Current and former pros who visited include Bob and Mike Bryan, Ivan Lendl, James Blake, Jack Sock, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lake Nona residents Madison Keys, Donald Young, CiCi Bellis and Frances Tiafoe. Competitors and spectators alike have easy access to the campus because of its proximity to Orlando International Airport. Nearby medical facilities offer plenty of synergies for sports organizations. For example, Nemours, which operates a children’s hospital in Medical City, has partnered with the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, based near Pensacola, to become the campus’ official medical providers. Just steps away, another major project is taking shape. Tavistock Development Co. is building an iconic resort and spa MC18 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

along the southern shore of Lake Nona. The eight-story Lake Nona Resort will feature cutting-edge design and top-tier amenities, such as a major fitness and spa campus, a massive beach volleyball venue, one of the nation’s largest man-made crystal-clear lagoons and custom-designed guest rooms and condominium units. “With Orlando now approaching 72 million annual visitors, it is a very competitive hotel market with many exceptional properties and operators,” says Tavistock Development Co. President Jim Zboril. “With our proximity to the airport, this facility will not only serve the Lake Nona community but will also provide a unique addition to the Central Florida region. Lake Nona has become synonymous with innovation and wellbeing, and the creation of this iconic resort highlights our dedication to building a holistic environment for residents, businesses and visitors.” Inspired by Lake Nona’s forward-thinking mission statement — to “create the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration” — the resort will offer the highest level of healthy living in a resort setting, appealing to athletes, business travelers, weekend warriors and families seeking an escape with an abundance of healthy activity, rejuvenation and relaxation. The hotel’s design and offerings complement the community’s healthy living initiatives. The resort joins recent community anchors including the USTA National Campus, KPMG’s state-of-the-art learning, development and innovation facility, as well as Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute, through which a longitudinal community health and wellbeing study, the Lake Nona Life Project, is being conducted. Construction of innovative medical and sports facilities makes a big statement. But a focus on healthy living was woven into all of Lake Nona — and it’s evident in more subtle ways, too. The community features 44 miles of trails for walking and biking, and 40 percent of the land will remain undeveloped, creating green, open space that promotes a sense of wellbeing and connectivity with nature.  2 0 1 8


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ome sales are hotter than ever in Lake Nona. In fact, the community had its best year to date in 2017, says Craig Collin, senior vice president of Tavistock Development Company. And 2018 likely will be another record-breaker. Lake Nona consistently has ranked among the 20 top-selling master-planned communities in the U.S. “We couldn’t be more excited about the pace and sheer volume of sales we’ve had this year within the active neighborhoods at Lake Nona and the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club,” Collin says.

Beyond Lake Nona’s wide selection of exceptional homes, the community offers an unparalleled lifestyle — neighborhoods with premier amenities, tons of events and an ambiance that promotes happy, healthy living. Laureate Park, Lake Nona’s largest and best-selling neighborhood, concluded 2017 with 360 sales. Among those contracts were single-family homes, townhomes, cottages and urban bungalows situated among pocket parks and trails. MC20 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

Builders in the neighborhood include Ashton Woods Homes, Craft Homes, David Weekley Homes, Dream Finders Homes, Pulte Homes, Minto Communities and Taylor Morrison Homes. Custom-home options are available from Arturo Barcelona Homes, Issa Homes, Phil Kean Designs and Envy Homes. But there’s much more. Somerset Park’s single-family homes are sold out, and the Mediterranean-inspired Enclave at VillageWalk, by Pulte Homes, continues to be in demand. 2 0 1 8


Sales within the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club totaled more than $44 million, making it a banner year for residential real estate in the highly regarded Central Florida locale. One of the top private golf and country clubs in the world, it features a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, a clubhouse, a lodge, a Bath & Racquet Club, year-round children’s programming and 24-hour gated security. “Our diversification and innovation in product types continues to be a strong draw for a variety of homeowners,” says Rob Adams, vice president of residential development. “We like to have different products that appeal to different people. By broadening our appeal, we grow our sales. We cast a wide net.” That’s why Lake Nona offers single-family homes, townhomes, luxury apartments and custom estates at a wide range of price points, he adds. That net has now been cast even wider. Lake Nona’s first active-adult community, Gatherings of Lake Nona, built by Beazer Homes, is preparing to welcome the community’s first residents. Offering a variety of amenities and programming, the activeadult community is located near the state-of-the-art Orlando VA Medical Center. Gatherings of Lake Nona offers more than 200 condominiums with prices starting in the high $200s. Lake Nona’s newest multifamily community, Ariel Apartments, features 348 one-, two- and three-bedroom urban-style apartments with plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities — including a 24-hour fitness club featuring Technogym equipment, virtual classes, a zero-entry pool and an expansive dog park. Another rental community, Pixon at Lake Nona, is located within walking distance of the Lake Nona Town Center. It’s a 200-unit modern flat community set to open in 2019. Pixon features an impressive list of innovative community conveniences, including a car-share program with Tesla vehicles and a concierge delivery system. It will have retail space on the ground floor and the Orlando market’s first micro apartment units. Lake Nona residents throughout the community have access to one of the richest programming calendars in the country — with more than 1,000 community events each year. Here’s a look at other neighborhoods within Lake Nona. n Lake Nona WaterMark is a luxury apartment complex anchored by a clubhouse with a resort-style pool, a fireside veranda, an outdoor kitchen and a business center. It’s located near the Drive Shack and the USTA National Campus. n LandonHouse Apartments is the residential anchor of the Lake Nona Town Center and provides a vibrant, urban lifestyle. Residents can rent one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments, or choose an open studio floorplan. n Ariel Apartments is Lake Nona’s newest luxury apartment community. Located on the western portion of the community, Ariel Apartments feature one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Each resident can access 1GB high-speed internet service and a 24-hour fitness club featuring Technogym equipment. n Somerset Park, which is now sold out, is a gated neighborhood featuring stylish two-story home collections from Century Homes and M/I Homes. Located just minutes from Medical City, the neighborhood offers a wide variety of home styles with amenities that include a community pool and cabana, playground and walking trails.

Lake Nona has a residential option for just about everyone, including three apartment complexes. Those include (from top): LandonHouse Apartments, Ariel Apartments and Pixon at Lake Nona. The community’s first active-adult project is Beazer Homes’ Gatherings of Lake Nona (above), featuring condominiums priced from the high $200s. S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A  MC21


from the mid-$200s); Westerly (Richmond American Homes from the low $200s); East (Jones Homes USA from the $300s); Pinewood Gardens (Hanover Family Builders and Richmond American Homes from the mid-$200s). The area around Lake Nona will see unprecedented growth for the foreseeable future. A number of builders have announced plans for new communities, although prices and products weren’t available at press time. Mattamy Homes will bring Randal Walk and Meridian Parks to the market, and Park Square Homes has Canoe Creek Crossing in the works. But perhaps the most anticipated newcomer is Tohoqua, a Mattamy Homes community located east of S.R. 417 and south of S.R. 528. It’s being marketed as a scenic, health-conscious community. The planned Village Center will feature a health and wellness complex, a farm-to-table produce market and inhall dining. The community, which spans more than 2,500 acres, will at build-out encompass 4,000 single-family homes, 2,000 multifamily homes and 500,000 square feet of office/retail space. To learn more, visit lakenona.com. 

Pulte Homes’ Enclave at VillageWalk (top) has a Mediterranean ambiance with homes priced from the $600s, while Somerset Park (above) is a gated community featuring stylish two-story models by Century Homes and M/I Homes. Prices start in the high $200s.

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homes with barrel-tile roofs and spiral oak-tread staircases. Homes are built on large lots and offer open gathering areas perfect for entertaining, with added storage and spacious 10-foot ceilings. Other new-home communities in the Lake Nona area include: Hanover Lakes (Hanover Family Builders from the mid-$200s); Canopy Walk (D.R. Horton Homes from the mid-$200s); Creekstone (KB Home, from the mid-$200s); Econ Landing (M/I Homes, townhomes from the low $200s); Gramercy Farms (KB Home, from the mid $200s); Hanover Reserve (AV Homes, from the mid-$200s); Narcoossee Del Sol (M/I Homes, from the mid-$200s; and Lake Preserve (Meritage Homes, from the mid-$300s). Also: Lakeshore at Narcoossee (Pulte Homes, from the mid-$200s, townhomes from the low $200s); Woodland Park (Taylor Morrison Homes, from the $250s); Oaks at Moss Park (Lennar Homes, from the mid-$300s); and Sawgrass (CalAtlantic Homes, Beazer Homes, KB Home and Park Square Homes, from the $200s); Arbors at Meadow Woods (Meritage Homes townhomes and single-family homes from the $200s); Towns at Avalon Ridge (M/I Homes townhomes from the low $200s. Finally: Storey Park (Lennar Homes, from the high $200s); Turtle Creek (Dream Finders Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes, single-family homes from the high $200s); Twin Lakes (55-plus community, Jones Homes USA, from the low $200s); Bishop Landing (D.R. Horton Homes, from the high $600s); Belle Vie (Beazer Homes from the $500s); Split Oak Estates (Pulte Homes from the high $200s); Hanover Square (KB Home from the mid-$200s); Hickory Grove (AV Homes MC22 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

NEW MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY TO FOCUS ON PRESERVATION, INNOVATION. Tavistock Development Co. — the mastermind behind Lake Nona — has launched another major project in Central Florida. Sunbridge, a 24,000-acre master-planned community, will include a diverse range of neighborhoods, employment centers and commercial districts. Located east of Lake Nona, it will straddle Orange and Osceola counties. A community focused on preservation and innovation, Sunbridge will feature vibrant employment centers that will serve as a regional economic driver with a talent pool of residents that will attract leading companies and innovative ideas. Premier active-adult builder Del Webb is planning the first residential project, a gated, 700-acre neighborhood called Del Webb Sunbridge to be located near Narcoossee Road in northwest Osceola County. It could include more than 1,350 homes. Del Webb, a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc., is a pioneer in active-adult communities and would bring more than six decades of homebuilding experience to Sunbridge. Ground could be broken later this year, with model homes anticipated to open in the summer of 2019. “Del Webb has been the premier active-adult homebuilder in the nation for more than 60 years,” says Rob Adams, vice president of residential development for Tavistock. “Their track record of creating vibrant, active places will be a wonderful addition to Sunbridge.” While still in the early planning stages, Sunbridge will incorporate best practices from Tavistock’s award-winning portfolio, including Lake Nona, which ranks among the bestselling master-planned communities in America and was heralded in Fortune magazine as “the future of cities.” For more information, visit sunbridgefl.com.  2 0 1 8


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WHIT is an acronym for Wellness Home Built on Innovation and Technology. Located in Laureate Park, it’s open for tours.

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A showcase home in Lake Nona is taking that community’s wellness emphasis a step further by demonstrating how technology can help residents monitor and improve their health in everyday life. In this smart home — called WHIT (Wellness Home Built on Innovation and Technology) — the island countertop in the kitchen helps you make healthful meals. Plus, the air is purified in six stages to help you breathe. The therapeutic aroma generated in the living room is designed to help you stay calm, while in the home office the aroma helps you focus. WHIT, a townhome in Laureate Park by Craft Homes, is a project of the Lake Nona Institute, the nonprofit think tank housed in the Tavistock-created community. It’s open to visitors for interactive tours without charge. The institute planned and outfitted the home with nine corporate partners. Some of the features are prototypes; others are in the marketplace. Part exhibition and part laboratory, WHIT is one way the institute is evaluating wellness technologies for Lake Nona and beyond. “We want to see what moves the needle in health and wellness,” says Gloria Caulfield, the institute’s executive director. “What are the scalable solutions in a variety of different environments? They have to be cost-effective and applicable everywhere, not just in Lake Nona. “If the kitchen is the heart of today’s new homes, then the prototype interactive island designed by GE Appliances is the heart of the WHIT kitchen. The large “intelligent surface” of the island helps users plan, cook and shop for nutritious meals. GE designed the interactive island with input from Lake Nona residents. It incorporates family members’ food preferences and dietary needs. In the kitchen and elsewhere, many of WHIT’s health features work in the background. Cork flooring, for example, was chosen because it’s antimicrobial, resistant to mold and easy on the feet. Air and water purifiers filter out pollutants, and the home’s insulation offers a higherthan-usual level of sound protection. In every room, there are gadgets galore. MC24 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

n Using “predictive analytics,” a wearable sensor called the CarePredict Tempo can help identify changes in the activities of older people that might signal a health concern. A weight sensor in pill containers helps track whether a patient has kept up with his or her medication. Germ-killing UV lights in one of the bathrooms work to kill germs. n CareConnect from Nemours, which operates a children’s hospital in Medical City, allows kids to see a pediatrician via interactive video, using an iPad or other device. A special thermometer gives doctors reliable readings, and various products help residents manage conditions such as diabetes and asthma. n Circadian lighting by Delos provides levels of light that follow the body’s natural patterns — without a blast of harsh light if you wake up at 3 a.m., to go to the bathroom, for example. Delos, a research and consulting company, “curated” numerous other products for the home, and they’re available at its online StayWell shop. Those include air purifiers and aromatherapy machines; a vitamin C shower-head infuser that reduces chlorine in the water for softer skin and hair; and advanced memory-foam mattresses that don’t have the objectionable fumes often associated with that material. Peter Scialla, the company’s chief operating officer, says Delos has had a longstanding partnership with Lake Nona that includes StayWell rooms in the two hotels at the Lake Nona Town Center. WHIT should provide “a lot of market insights on which of these [features] are attractive to consumers,” Scialla says. Sensor technology is gradually making it possible for devices in the home to respond to the people who live there, he says. Adds Scialla: “We’re close to an environment that can read the human body.” Still, WHIT doesn’t rely on digital technology alone. Part of the home is a throwback to a simpler time when people produced and prepared their own food. A courtyard off the kitchen doubles as a stress-reducing meditation space and garden. Although the institute spent two years developing WHIT, in some ways it’s just getting started. The garage behind the house will serve as an ongoing laboratory for home wellness innovation in collaboration with UCF. “Many other companies have had great products start in the garage,” Caulfield notes. “We have a white, blank canvas to do that in.” Caulfield says WHIT will be ever-changing: “We don’t want it to be static, and we don’t want it to be a museum. If you come back in six months or three months, you’re going to see different things.” 

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WHIT is open to visitors free of charge by request. Visit MeetWhit.com to make an appointment. The home is located across from the Laureate Park Village Center at 8464 Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. In addition to the builder, Craft Homes, partner organizations that contributed to the project include American Well, Dais, Delos, GE Appliances, GuideWell, Nemours Children’s Health System, Sustainable Synergy, Technogym and the UCF College of Medicine. Go to meetwhit. com for more information. 2 0 1 8


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 Orlando VA Medical Center: Serving more than 110,000 veterans in Central Florida, the medical center is open for outpatient, inpatient and emergency services and is in the final stages of opening additional inpatient beds and other specialty services. The VA’s newest state-of-theart healthcare facility encompasses 134 acute inpatient beds, providing complex medical/surgical/mental health specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a 120-bed Community Living Center, a 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, and a large multispecialty outpatient clinic.  University of Central Florida College of Medicine: UCF’s Health Sciences Campus, which opened in 2010, includes a 170,000-square-foot medical education facility and the 198,000-square-foot Burnett Biomedical Sciences building. The M.D. program enrolls more than 400 students. In addition, the college includes approximately 3,000 undergraduates and graduate students in the biomedical sciences, including biotechnology, medical laboratory sciences and molecular biology. The $175 million UCF Lake Nona Medical Center is being planned next to the medical school in partnership with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).  The GuideWell Innovation Center: The GuideWell Innovation CoRE (Collaborative Resource Ecosystem) is part of the 92,000-square-foot GuideWell Innovation Center. Its purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, research and development experts and healthcare leaders with ideas, funding and resources. “We’ll be working with early-stage companies, and helping incubate those companies while they’re developing new technologies and solutions for healthcare,” says Pat Geraghty, GuideWell’s chairman and CEO. The complex offers a variety of spaces designed to enhance interaction, including a 250-seat theater in the round, co-working space for start-ups and entrepreneurs, a “start-up garage” featuring the latest 3-D printing technology and industrial engineering expertise from MC26 S P E C I A L R E P O R T : L A K E N O N A

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Edison Nation Medical. There’s also a living lab for testing new products and technology as well as an audiovisual production studio, an executive boardroom and a screening room.  Nemours Children’s Hospital: Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours has grown into one of the country’s leading pediatric health networks. Since opening in Medical City in October 2012, Nemours has cared for children from 50 states and 68 countries, bringing new pediatric medical services to the region — including the only three fellowship-trained pediatric interventional radiologists in Florida and the region’s only Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic. Throughout Nemours, more than 450 funded research projects and clinical trials are in progress under the direction of more than 100 Nemours physician-scientists, 25 Ph.D. center directors and more than 200 support staff. Nemours recently announced it’s starting its first three-year pediatric residency program, and is approved to take 12 doctors a year when the 2 0 1 8


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On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Northeast quadrant. 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. The Northeast quadrant is bordered by Colonial Drive to the south and Interstate 4 to the west. Encompassing parts of Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties, the Northeast quadrant includes the communities of Winter Park, Oviedo, Sanford, Christmas, Longwood and Lake Mary. Volusia County’s beaches — Daytona, New Smyrna and Ormond — are also found in the Northeast quadrant. (See map on page 68).

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Brookmore Estates

1982 Filly Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765 • pulte.com

Schools/Grades: Evans (A); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Gated; pool, playground, park, conservation and water view homesites available Builders: Pulte Homes, 877-226-0479 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $440s Notes: Intimate, gated neighborhood of just 36 oversized homesites; surrounded by mature, established trees.

Enclave at Altamonte

182 Sun Palm Lane, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools/Grades: Lake Orienta (C); Milwee (B); Lyman (B) Amenities: Community pool, cabana, fire pit and playground; energy-efficient designs Builders: Ashton Woods, 407-960-4451 Products/Prices: Three-story townhomes, from the $270s Notes: Only 108 townhomes; within walking distance of local shopping and dining; homes may be personalized; excellent access to I-4 and most major highways.

Evans Square

360 South Lake Jessup Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765 • davidweekleyhomes.com

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Access to Seminole County Trail System, golf course within 5 miles, walk to elementary and high schools, close to shopping and restaurants Builders: David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8277 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $480s Notes: Situated on 65-foot homesites; homes have front-load, detached garages; convenient access to downtown historic Oviedo and S.R. 417.

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Retreat at Lake Charm

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

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); Jackson Heights (A); Oviedo (A) Amenities: Just 46 homesites; brick entry wall; gated; tot lot Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-846-0603 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $440s Notes: Near shopping, restaurants and the Oviedo Mall; convenient access to the Orlando International Airport, area theme parks and major employment centers.

Retreat at Oregon

855 North Oregon Street, Sanford, FL 32771 • mihomes.com

Schools/Grades: Bentley (B), Idyllwilde (C) or Wilson (A); Markham Woods (B); Seminole (I) Amenities: Just 30 homesites; gated; lawn care provided Builders: M/I Homes, 407-330-2267 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$300s Notes: Craftsman-inspired single-family homes on oversized homesites; corner, pond and green space views available; near historic downtown Sanford, bustling Lake Mary and St. John’s River Boat Ramp; just minutes to I-4 and S.R. 417.

Southern Oaks

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

Schools/Grades: Lawton (B); 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 $420s Notes: Intimate, gated neighborhood of just 96 homes; close to excellent Seminole County schools; a Publix grocery 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.

Steeple Chase

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

Schools/Grades: Woodlands (B); Markham Woods (B); Lake Mary (B) Amenities: Gated; site ponds, pocket parks, lake views Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-531-8619 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $600s 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.

Wyndham Preserve

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

Schools/Grades: Hamilton (C), Midway (C), or Pine Crest (D); Sanford (B); Seminole (B) Amenities: Gated, future private community pool and cabana Builders: Park Square Homes, 407-529-3525 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $240s 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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NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES

On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Northwest quadrant. 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. The Northwest quadrant is bordered by Colonial Drive to the south and Interstate 4 to the west. Encompassing parts of Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Lake counties, the Northwest quadrant includes the communities of Apopka, Mount Dora, Sorrento, Minneola, Winter Garden, Oakland, Howey-in-the-Hills, DeBary, DeLand and Deltona. (See map on page 68).

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Ardmore Reserve

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

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (A); Lake Minneola (B) Builders: Dream Finders Homes, 904-738-0165; Hanover Family Builders, 407-965-2274 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $260s 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.

Bentley Green

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 low $200s Notes: Well-appointed single-family homes in historic DeLand; close to restaurants, antique shopping and Stetson University.

Bentwood

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

Schools/Grades: Treadway (B); Tavares (C); Tavares (B) 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.

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Cypress Oaks

Oglethorpe Drive, Groveland, FL 34736 • centuryhomesfla.com, hanoverfamilybuilders.com

Schools/Grades: Groveland (C); Clermont (B); South Lake (C) Amenities: Lakefront community pool and cabana Builders: Century Homes, 352-267-4385; Hanover Family Builders, 407-871-3394 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s 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.

Oakland Park

15211 East Oakland Ave., Winter Garden, FL 34787 • liveatoaklandpark.com, davidweekleyhomes.com, dreamfindershomes.com, jjbuilding.info, rcbhomes.com, vintageestatehomes.com

Schools/Grades: Tildenville (B); Lakeview (C); West Orange (B) Amenities: Pool and recreation area, pocket parks, West Orange Trail runs through community; charming streetscape with sidewalks Builders: David Weekley Homes, 407-865-8295; Dream Finders Homes, 407-347-3387; 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.

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 high $260s 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 (C); Lakeview (C); Ocoee (C) Amenities: Gated; pool, park and cabana Builders: Mattamy Homes, 407-955-5113 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $260s 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 Disney and other theme parks.

RedTail

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

Schools/Grades: Spring Creek Charter (B); Mount Dora (B); Mount Dora (B) 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 high $300s 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.

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Reserve at Minneola

1020 Wax Myrtle Avenue, Minneola, FL 34715 • calatlantichomes.com

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (A); Lake Minneola (B) Amenities: Resort-style community pool Builders: CalAtlantic Homes, 407-487-4347 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$260s Notes: Walking distance to elementary and high schools; minutes from shopping, restaurants and major highways; located next to Minneola Athletic Complex.

Sawyer’s Landing

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 $220s Notes: Historic DeLand is home to Stetson University and unique shopping, dining and museums as well as memorable festivals.

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

Schools/Grades: Grassy Lake (B); East Ridge (A); Lake Minneola (B) Amenities: Park, pool, cabana, splash pad, mail kiosk, pet stations and four miles of walking trails Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 352-415-4235 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $250s 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 (C); Tavares; (C); Tavares (B) 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, dedicated natural 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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SOUTHEAST COMMUNITIES

On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Southeast quadrant. 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. The Southeast quadrant is bordered by Colonial Drive to the north and U.S. 441 to the west. Encompassing parts of Orange and Osceola counties, the Southeast quadrant includes the Lake Nona region as well as the communities of Harmony, St. Cloud, Narcoossee and Belle Isle. (See map on page 68).

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Deer Creek

Bristol Cove Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34772 • richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (C); St. Cloud (B); Harmony (B) Amenities: Walking distance to tuition-free Canoe Creek Charter Academy (B) Grades: VPK-8 Builders: Richmond American Homes, 321-441-3671 Products/Prices: Single-family, prices coming soon Notes: Minutes from a Publix shopping center, great schools and boating and fishing on East Lake Toho; golf, air boating, horseback riding and ziplining are also popular activities in the area; an entrance ramp to Florida’s Turnpike, which provides access to major employers and the Orlando International Airport, is only 3 miles away; close to Lake Nona’s Medical City.

Eagle Creek

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

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) Amenities: Gated; golf course, tennis courts, pool, health/fitness center, clubhouse Builders: CalAtlantic Homes, 407-796-9088; Jones Homes USA, 407-636-9261 Products/Prices: Townhomes, from the mid-$240s; single-family, from the $300s Notes: Village Center with elegant hotel planned; near Lake Nona’s Medical City and the Orlando International Airport; 40 minutes to the Atlantic beaches.

Gatherings of Lake Nona

7573 Laureate Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832 • beazer.com

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) 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.

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Hanover Square

5405 Hanover Square Drive, St. Cloud, FL 34771 • kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Narcoossee (B); Narcoossee (A); Gateway (C) Amenities: Pool, cabana, tot lot and walking trail Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $260s Notes: Easy commute to Lake Nona’s Medical City; convenient to Narcoossee Road, U.S. 192, Boggy Creek Road and S.R. 417; 20-minute drive to the Orlando International Airport; near Ralph Chisholm Park with public boat access to Lake Toho.

Harmony

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

Schools/Grades: Harmony Community School K-8 (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: Golf course, tennis courts, pool, boat facilities, clubhouse, parks, town square Builders: CalAtlantic 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 $190s 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 • avhomesinc.com

Schools/Grades: Hickory Tree (C); St. Cloud (B); St. Cloud (B) Amenities: Resort-style pool and cabana, playground Builders: AV Homes, 407-930-9869 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 the Orlando International Airport.

Laureate Park at Lake Nona

South Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32827 • lakenona.com/live/neighborhoods/laureate-park

Schools/Grades: Eagle Creek (A); Lake Nona (A); Lake Nona (B) 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; Minto Homes, 888-844-6196; Pulte Homes, 866-300-4793; Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-671-8838 Products/Prices: Single-family, mid-$200s-$800s; 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.

Pinewood Gardens

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

Schools/Grades: Neptune (C); Neptune (B); St. Cloud (B) Amenities: Intimate community with pond-front homesites available Builders: Hanover Family Builders, 407-499-8493; Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7083 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $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.

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Reserve at Sawgrass

3948 Parkhouse Drive, Orlando, FL 32824 • beazer.com

Schools/Grades: Wetherbee (B); South Creek (B); Cypress Creek (B) Amenities: Cabana and pool, playground Builders: Beazer Homes, 407-459-4952 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $290s 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.

Rummell Downs

4802 Rummell Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769 • joneshomesusa.com

Schools/Grades: Lakeview (C); Narcoossee (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: Exclusive nine-home community featuring oversized homesites Builders: Jones Homes USA, 407-988-3240 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $300s Notes: Choose from a variety of cutting-edge, single-family home designs in a pristine Florida setting; surrounded by everything that makes the Lake Nona area such a desirable place to live; no HOA fees.

Segovia

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

Schools/Grades: Ventura (C); Parkway (B); 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 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.

Turtle Creek

South Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud, FL 34771 • drhorton.com, dreamfindershomes.com, khov.com

Schools/Grades: Lakeview (C); Narcoossee (A); Harmony (B) Amenities: Resort-style pool, cabana, tot lot Builders: D.R. Horton Homes, 407-593-2813; K Hovnanian® Homes, 407-279-3324 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the high $200s Notes: Easy access to Florida’s Turnpike and S.R. 417; just minutes from Lake Nona’s Medical City and St. Cloud’s Waterfront Park on Lake Toho.

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, 321-287-6288; D.R. Horton, 844-509-7696 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $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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SOUTHWEST COMMUNITIES

On the following pages you’ll find some of our favorite Central Florida new-home communities in the Southwest quadrant. 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. The Southwest quadrant is bordered by Colonial Drive to the north and U.S. 441 to the east. Encompassing parts of Orange, Osceola and Lake counties, the Southwest quadrant includes the Horizon West region as well as the communities of Windermere, Ocoee, Gotha, Clermont, Kissimmee, Celebration, Poinciana and Davenport. (See map on page 68).

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Bradford Creek

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

Schools/Grades: William S. Maxey (A); SunRidge (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Gated; children’s play area Builders: CalAtlantic Homes, 407-796-9081 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $390s 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.

Eagle Lake

2783 Creekmore Court, Kissimmee, FL 34746 • calatlantichomes.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: CalAtlantic Homes, 407-501-7764 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $220s 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.

Estancia at Windermere

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

Schools/Grades: Windermere (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Natural-gas community featuring environmentally efficient and elegant homes Builders: Taylor Morrison Homes, 407-618-8998 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.

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Hamlin Reserve

15349 Shonan Gold Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • ashtonwoods.com

Schools: Keene’s Crossing (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (B) Amenities: Clubhouse, pool, walking trails, parks and green spaces, waterfront village and marina Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-614-0175 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $300s; townhomes, from the $270s Notes: Located just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando; walk to the waterfront village and marina, which will be home to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options as well as miles of trails and lakefront boardwalks.

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 high $180s 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.

Lakeshore

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

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (B) Amenities: On-site clubhouse and community pool, walking trails, lakes and neighborhood parks Builders: Toll Brothers, 407-778-5200 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $390s; townhomes, from the $360s Notes: A luxury community featuring townhomes, executive and estate homes with exquisite architectural appointments, outstanding standard features and hundreds of customization options.

Latham Park

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 trees and natural conservation Builders: Ashton Woods Homes, 407-395-9756 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $280s 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.

Orchard Hills and Orchard Park

Tiny Road and Magnolia Ridge Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • calatlantichomes.com, kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Keene’s Crossing (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness center, rec room Builders: CalAtlantic Homes, 407-495-1272; KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $300s; townhomes, from the high $240s Notes: Located on the north side of Horizon West; minutes from major attractions; multimilliondollar amenities complex planned; just seven miles from historic downtown Winter Garden.

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Overlook at Hamlin

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

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); 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 $400s 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

608 Oxford Chase Drive, 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 $340s 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.

Providence

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

Schools/Grades: Loughman Oaks (C); Shelley S. Boone (C); Ridge Community (C) Amenities: Gated, master-planned golf course community with clubhouse and restaurant, resortstyle 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 low $200s; golf club villas, from the low $300s Notes: Michael Dasher-designed 18-hole championship golf course; exclusive waterfront and golf course homesites available.

Reedy Reserve

3312 Reedy Glen Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34746 • avhomesinc.com

Schools/Grades: Reedy Creek (C); Bellalago Academy (K-8) (B); Liberty (C) or Poinciana (C) Amenities: Community pool and cabana, play fields, park Builders: AV Homes, 407-871-6110 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $230s Notes: Phase 1 encompasses 119 homesites, each a minimum of 50 feet wide; some homesites back up to water; Phase 2 coming soon.

Roper Reserve

412 Silver Dollar Lane, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: William S. Maxey (A); SunRidge (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Gated entry with community fitness pavilion and playground; natural gas community Builders: Richmond American Homes, 407-775-7081 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $300s Notes: Located near the Roper YMCA and historic downtown Winter Garden; shopping, dining and entertainment at Winter Garden Village; hiking and cycling on the 22-mile West Orange Trail.

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Sawgrass Bay

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

Schools/Grades: Sawgrass Bay (C); Windy Hill (B); East Ridge (B) Amenities: Nature trails, playground, pool and cabana, conservation Builders: D.R. Horton and Express Homes, 352-989-4882; Home Dynamics, 352-988-5955 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the $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.

Summers Corner

1200 Dunson Road, Davenport, FL 33896 • drhorton.com, richmondamerican.com

Schools/Grades: Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy K-8 (C); Ridge Community (C) Amenities: Community pool Builders: D.R. Horton, 863-353-8209; Richmond American Homes, 407-287-6289 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the low $200s Notes: Near I-4; Posner Park Mall is five minutes away.

Summerlake

8016 Pond Apple Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • summerlakeflorida.com

Schools/Grades: Independence (A); Bridgewater (A); West Orange (B) Amenities: Pool and clubhouse, recreation center, tennis and basketball courts, park and zipline Builders: Beazer Homes, 407-413-9834; K. Hovnanian® Homes, 407-449-1006; M/I Homes, 407-270-1080 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$200s to $1 million; townhomes, from the $280s Notes: Traditional neighborhood setting on the shores of Lake Hancock; near historic downtown Winter Garden; convenient to Disney World and other major attractions.

The Overlook at Johns Lake Pointe

15119 Johns Lake Pointe Boulevard, Winter Garden, FL 34787 • calatlantichomes.com

Schools/Grades: Whispering Oak (A); Lakeview (C); West Orange (B) Amenities: Multipurpose clubhouse with fitness center, resort-style pool, tennis courts, walking trails Builders: CalAtlantic Homes, 407-490-1689 Products/Prices: Single-family, from the mid-$400s Notes: All new home designs; lake and conservation-view homesites; near parks, lakes, recreation. Close to historic downtown Winter Garden and Winter Garden Village, S.R. 429 and Florida’s Turnpike.

Vineyard Square II

13821 Ingelnook Drive, Windermere, FL 34786 • kbhome.com

Schools/Grades: Keene’s Crossing (A); Bridgewater (A); Windermere (B) Amenities: Neighborhood pool and cabana, tot lot, passive park Builders: KB Home, 407-587-3580 Products/Prices: Townhomes, from the $280s Notes: Near major employers, including Walt Disney World, Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge and Universal Orlando Resort; close to dining, shopping and entertainment in downtown Windermere and Winter Garden Village; near hiking, walking and biking at Tibet-Butler Preserve.

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