If you ask the residents of Windermere, Florida, what they love about the area, you’ll get a slew of different responses. That’s because the town offers so much to those who live there, so it’s hard to choose just one! So, check out these ten reasons to live in Windermere that we hear most often.

Windermere offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Anyone who enjoys getting outside and soaking up the fresh air will be ecstatic to learn about all the nearby parks. For example, there is the Tibet-Butler Preserve, where you can take a morning hike and learn about the area’s wildlife. You may also enjoy the various neighborhood parks in the quaint town area, the outdoor tennis and volleyball courts, biking under the oak tree canopies or take part in one of the town events.

Residents can spend year-round fun on the Butler Chain of Lakes.

With 13 chained lakes and many other smaller lakes in the area, it’s no surprise that the people of Windermere love spending time on the water. The lakes have several access points, so whether you own a lakefront home or live a little further away, you can enjoy the lakes and boat life year-round.

Windermere is home to wonderful golf courses.

If you’re into golfing and a challenge, the proximity to wonderful golf courses will satisfy golfers of all levels. There’s the challenging golf course at Isleworth designed by Arnold Palmer and Keene’s Pointe/Golden Bear designed by Jack Nicklaus, as well as other nearby ones, such as Bay Hill and West Orange Country Club.

The weather in Windermere is top-notch.

As with the rest of Central Florida, the weather in Windermere is one of the main attractions. Long summers, short winters with no snow, and sunny skies year-round make enjoying everything else the area offers even more enjoyable.

Windermere has a small-town vibe and a close-knit community.

The town itself is relatively small, and the people who live there are welcoming and friendly. You’ll find neighbors having barbecues or enjoying their lakeside properties with their friends and family. The Farmer’s Market and the Food Truck Nights are perfect examples where you’ll see the community come together.


Windermere is a great place for families.

The nearby activities for children and families are endless, pets included. There’s of course Disney, Universal and SeaWorld for special weekends, but you’ll also find so many other attractions and recreation just a short drive away. Windermere is close enough to so many other attractions and recreation, yet far enough to stay away from the tourism hustle and bustle.

There is a very low crime rate in Windermere.

They town has done a wonderful job organizing and policing Windermere, keeping crime rates down. There are local police patrolling to make sure residents feel safe. Even driving around the town is more peaceful, keeping the speed down to a minimum. Yes, you have to drive slow.

Windermere offers outstanding educational opportunities for the children.

Whether you send your kids to public or private schools, the rated “A” schools in the area have an exceptional reputation regarding the quality of their education.

Windermere is close to amazing restaurant options for the foodies.

The food scene in the area leaves little to be desired. Residents can enjoy dining at tons of options, from the local favorite Dixie Cream Cafe to more formal restaurant options on Sand Lake Rd restaurant row, and everything in between.

The real estate in Windermere is valuable.

Florida is home to some breathtaking real estate, and Windermere is no different. Whether you have a large regal home on the lake or a cute cottage in the town, no matter the size, the value has continually increased throughout the years. In fact, the zip code 34786 is one of the most desirable locations in Central Florida.


Windermere is like the best kept secret in Central Florida, small in size yet huge in so many things, such as neighborly residents, county setting yet close to the city, quality of life and so much more. With Orlando next door to the east, Dr Phillips and the Disney area to the south, and the city of Winter Garden to the north with its popular shopping village and vibrant downtown area. there’s so much to do and explore!

Check out the available homes in Windermere, Florida. You may contact Windermere resident Irma Yapor at 407-909-9200 to learn more about this amazing town and the amazing homes available in the area. Also visit the local Facebook page Living Windermere.

Irma Yapor is the Broker-Owner of Real Property International in Windermere, FL. With over 42 years in Central Florida and extensive experience in advertising, marketing and real estate, you have a well-rounded and knowledgeable professional on your side. Call 321-405-2799 for a no-obligation consultation.