Lake Nona is a 7,000 acre planned community within the city limits of Orlando. Located just southeast of the bustling Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona is named for a large lake in the northern portion of the city. A mixed use community, the Lake Nona region is home to the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, a life sciences cluster that is referred to as Lake Nona’s Medical City, and a variety of retail shopping centers, recreational facilities, and residential properties.
The Lake Nona Medical City is an innovative biomedical research and educational complex that includes the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences Campus, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Orlando VA Medical Center, and a University of Florida Research and Education Center.
The Lake Nona region is becoming increasingly affluent, as most new residents are in the upper middle class. With its growing Puerto Rican population, Lake Nona is rich in its diversity. The Lake Nona Golf and Country Club features a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. This world-ranked course regularly hosts a number of international tournaments, including the Solheim Cup and the Tavistock Cup. The facility also features a state of the art fitness center, tennis courts, and a pool. High quality children’s programming makes it a great family-friendly option, while its three beautiful lakes offer year-round fishing and boating opportunities.
There’s always something to do in Lake Nona. Whether you enjoy golfing, walking, boating, fine dining, or a day at the park with the kids, Lake Nona has something to offer. Tennis fans will be delighted to learn that the United States Tennis Association has plans to create a new state of the art facility in Lake Nona. The 100-plus court tennis center will house the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions and will offer programs for young players, recreational players, collegians, future professional players, and professional tour level players. The facility is slated for completion in late 2016.
Lake Nona is also a great place to shop. The Lake Nona Town Center, set to complete its first phase of development by the end of 2015, will provide a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. From large scale retailers to high-fashion boutiques, the Lake Nona Town Center will satisfy any shopper. The plaza will also feature a cineplex and a vast array of dining options, as well as a four-story office building and a Marriott hotel.
The city of Orlando has divided Lake Nona into four separate neighborhoods:
Lake Nona Central, which includes VillageWalk at Lake Nona
Lake Nona Estates, which includes the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
Lake Nona South, which includes the Medical City and the Laureate Park residential development
Norhlake Park at Lake Nona, which includes Morningside at Lake Nona and Waters Edge at Lake Nona
A fifth neighborhood, Education Village, lies outside of Lake Nona’s original borders. This area was formerly known as Narcoossee Groves but is now considered to be a part of Lake Nona. The median sales price for homes in Lake Nona is $274,400. The average price per square foot is $152. If you would like to make this exciting and growing community your home, contact the Central Florida property experts at Authentic Realty.