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Clermont is located in south Lake County, approximately 22 miles west of the City of Orlando and is conveniently accessible to Orlando via Florida Highway 50. Rolling hills and pristine lakes add to the picture post card beauty of this lovely town with its multicultural community and variety of activities. The City of Clermont was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916. It is essentially residential and its economy is tourism oriented. Excellent educational and medical facilities, good climate and a friendly community make this a great choice to relocate or visit.
The large number of lakes has made water sports extremely popular in Clermont and it is not uncommon to see skiers and wakeboard competitors practicing there. It is also considered to be the Triathlon Capital, with the headquarters for the USA Triathlon Olympic Governing Body and Hall of Fame located at the South Lake Wellness & USA National Training Center. Sommer Sports is a popular triathlon event management company located in Clermont. Lovers of a more sedate form of exercise can revel in the scenic beauty while hiking or biking through nature trails.
Vicinity of Clermont
Educational facilities are a matter of local pride with good schools and the University of Central Florida’s Clermont campus. One of the finest institutions in the world of its kind is the National Training Center, a 300- acre sports, health, fitness and education campus. It offers world-class sports and athletic facilities with a hospital, medical office buildings, community college and four-year University. The facilities include state-of-the-art fitness center, pools, cross-country and athletic tracks and multi-purpose fields under the supervision of medical specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches and instructors.
Healthcare in Clermont is easily accessible at the South Lake Hospital. It is the first community-centered healthcare complex in the area and provides excellent care. The Sun Coast premier hospital is also another popular local medical center. Another attraction of the area since February 1989 is the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. In the midst of citrus groves this 127 acres family owned vineyard is a tourist destination sought by locals as well. In addition to daily tours and wine tasting the annual Arts and Crafts Festivals, Jazz Concerts, Harvest Festivals and Grape Stomping bring in throngs of visitors. Lakeridge is Florida’s largest premium winery, and a pioneer in the development of table and sparkling wines from hybrid grapes.
Disney is just a short drive away from Clermont. Staying here can combine a super vacation for children and adults with pleasurable activities for all ages. There are numerous hotels ranging from resort style to cottage rentals in Clermont. Superior Holiday Homes offer 4 & 5-Bedroom Private Pool Home rentals with fully equipped kitchen, exquisitely furnished living, dining areas, private bedrooms and bathrooms. Best Western IPG Florida Vacation Homes also offer detached single family pool homes, located around a superb par 18 golf course. Holiday Inn has a luxurious property nestled among sandy beaches and tranquil waterways, built as a part of an RCI Gold Crown Resort complex.