Guide to Lake Mary
Lake Mary, known as the “City of Lakes,” is one of the beautiful suburbs of Orlando. The City of Lake Mary was incorporated on August 7th, 1973 and started off as a village with two (2) small settlements. In the late 80s and early 90s, the city went through a major growth in economical and residential development. It currently offers its residents a light suburban feel and most of its residents consists mainly of young professionals. Presently, the estimated population of Lake Mary is upward of 16,000 and promotes a strong sense of community, where people can live, work, and play in a secure and welcoming environment. These attributes are the main reason why Lake Mary continues to be one of the fastest-growing areas within Central Florida today.
Lake Mary is known for high tech businesses, beautiful hotels, restaurants, and a plethora of shopping opportunities. Colonial Town Park, the Lake Mary Centre, and Downtown Lake Mary, all provide very popular shopping destinations. As for dining, whether you prefer fine dining, or lean towards something more casual, Lake Mary has a spot for you. Some of the top restaurants in the area include the Lighthouse Seafood Market, Lonnie’s Fusion Cuisine, Aroma and The Vineyard Wine Company.
As one of the more upscale Orlando suburbs, you can also find amazing golf courses, beautiful estates, and an abundance of recreation to partake in. Some of the best schools in the Seminole County Public School system can be found in Lake Mary. Several public and private schools serve its students, and the area is also home to the ITT Technical Institute and Seminole State College of Florida. One of the prime features of living in Lake Mary, is the variety of communities it provides for everyone. Here, you can find a mixture of large, luxury homes, moderately priced single-family homes and so many other types of properties including golf communities, proving that there is something for most homebuyers here.
Lake Mary is also close to some of the best attractions offered in the Orlando area. Apart from Daytona Beach and the Orlando Science Center, some theme parks such as Disney and Universal Studios are within driving distance and Lake Mary provides many parks and recreation opportunities throughout. The sports complex is a huge staple and offers baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, soccer, inline skating, freestyle biking, and skateboarding.
You can also find a water park in the area and a variety of choices for outdoor activities. The St. Johns and Wekiva rivers allow for canoeing and fishing, while the many different golf courses are perfect for those into the sport. Additionally, apart from its restaurants, there are nightclubs, theaters, and symphonic music to enjoy within this incredible community as well. Come be a part of this ever-growing community and see for yourself why it is one of the top-rated places to live!
- Lake Mary Preparatory School A+
- Lake Mary Elementary School A+
- Lake Mary High School A+
- Seminole Science Charter School A+
- Lake Mary Farmer's Market
- Lake Mary Museum
- Trailblazer Park
- Emil Buehler Planetarium
- Graffiti Junktion
- Planet Obstacle
- Timacuan Golf Club
- Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park
- Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
- Universal CityWalk
- Universal's Island of Adventure
- Magic Kingdom
- The Kennedy Space Center