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Contrary to its name, Lake Nona is a land of “yes.” Does it boast first class schools and education opportunities? Yes. Does it offer healthy, sustainable living? Yes. Does it have an abundance of parks and amenities? Yes. Is there something for everyone? Yes, Yes, Yes.
Regardless of the type of community you are looking for, Lake Nona no doubt has something for you and is the perfect place to call “home.” After all, it is already home to a variety of schools, businesses, schools and healthcare centers as well as residents in all walks of life.
As if you need any more convincing, read on for just a few of the highlights of this “yes” city, or visit the Lake Nona website or Blog for more information and to stay up-to-date on all the current events.
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The Healthy Life
Home to the 650-acre health and life sciences park known as Lake Nona Medical City, this community is a landmark in Orlando, and a premier location for medical care, research and education. Lake Nona Medical City is currently anchored by the University of Central Florida Health Sciences Campus, the Sanford-Burnha Medical Research Institute, VA Medical Center, Nemors Children’s Hospital, University of Florida Academic & Research Center, and MD Anderson Orlando Cancer Research Institute. Additionally, plans are in place for Lake Nona Medical City to house some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, research institutions and life science companies within the next decade.
Though the complex draws in patients and researchers from around the world, healthy living is central to residents of Lake Nona, as well. With 44 planned miles of trails, sponsored events like RUNNONA and the ADA Tour de Cure, and community gardens, residents can’t help but enjoy natural, healthy living. In 2010, the Lake Nona Institute was created to “incubate, activate and measure the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable and inspired communities.”
The Lake Nona Institute doesn’t stop at promoting health for residents – the development was designed specifically to balance the environment with its residents to keep both healthy for years to come.
Lake Nona boasts over 1,000 acres of lakes and waterways and an unheard of 40% of the development has been left as open green space. Additionally, homes are built with sustainability and conservation in mind – keeping both the earth and your wallet happy.
Living at the Lake
Multiple neighborhoods within Lake Nona mean there is a variety of options for every lifestyle. Click the links below to discover more about each of the neighborhoods.
Laureate Park – Homes in Laureate Park feature modern transitional architectural styles and are designed around its Village Center, complete with a 2-pool Aquatic Center, lakeside restaurant and café, and fitness facility.
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club – In addition to hosting a renowned championship golf course and bath and racquet club, this neighborhood offers an array of luxury residences with unique lake and golf course views. Current real estate offerings range from home sites priced from $200,000 to resale residences priced to $6,000,000.
Waters Edge – This gated community within NorthLake Park offers the opportunity for true waterfront living on Lake Nona and features a boat dock, boat storage areas and a lakefront park.
NorthLake Park – Apartments, single-family and multi-family homes are all available in this 500-acre, neo-traditional community. The neighborhood amenities include an award-winning A-rated elementary school and a YMCA facility featuring parks, sports fields and an outdoor Olympic pool.
Village Walk – Waterfront homes in Village Park are connected by quaint bridges and center around a town center that provides a café, salon, post office, bank, gas station and fitness center. Additionally, VillageWalk offers 6-miles of walking trails, 2 swimming pools and multiple parks and fitness opportunities. Homes have a Mediterranean feel and are available from the mid $200,000s.
Lake Nona Water Mark – Lake Nona Water Mark is not your typical apartment complex. This collection of 278 luxury apartments features six unique floor plans with one, two or three bedroom units in 16 buildings anchored by a 7,515 square-foot clubhouse featuring a cyber café and multi-purpose theatre room. The neighborhood is near Lake Nona Medical City and includes a resort-style saltwater swimming pool, auto spa and pet park to keep engines purring and tails wagging.
Can’t Buy Me Love
Business is booming in Lake Nona and opportunities continue to grow. Between Lake Nona Village, the Lake Nona Town Center and Lake Nona Plaza, the area has over 5 million square feet of commercial space that is already filled with businesses, shops, restaurants, medical offices and more. Here are just a few of the businesses residents and visitors are already enjoying:
WineHouse at Lake Nona, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Orlando Orthopedic, Nona Blue Tavern, Lake Nona Ophthalmology, Panera Bread, Publix and more.
A Mental Workout
The physical health of its residents isn’t the only thing taken seriously by developers of Lake Nona. The priority of education can be seen across the gammet – from first-class pre-schools and award-winning high schools to state-of-the-art universities and research facilities, the entire educational community combines to form a cohesive “Collaborate Learning Environment,” or CLE. Click the links to explore some of the schools in the area.
Whether you are concerned with the health of the environment, your body or your brain, search “no” more. Is there a perfect community for you and your family? The answer is “yes” in Lake Nona. Please call for more information or for a guided tour of this progressive community. We would love to help you find your new home in Lake Nona.