Charm, Active Living Appeal to Families in West Orange County

It wasn’t all that long ago that Central Floridians in West Orange county would subtly (or not-so-subtly) catch a waft of orange blossoms blooming on a breezy day. Given the sheer number of orange groves in the area, it’s not hard to understand why. However, today’s West Orange county looks a bit different than the West Orange county of yesteryear, having made way for families who cherish that small-town charm while also enjoying the modern conveniences of the 21st Century.

Today, West Orange county – inclusive of the bedroom communities of Winter Garden, Ocoee, Windermere, Groveland, Gotha, MetroWest and Horizon West – is best known for its bustling activity and its diligence to thoughtful development. The Plant Street Market area in downtown Winter Garden – home to Crooked Can Brewing Company, Axum Coffee, and Wild Florida Honey, among other local beloved shops – has become one of the area’s top hangout spots, having been developed with purpose and an intentional throwback to the city’s history. Just steps away, Winter Garden’s famed Garden Theatre brings top-notch productions to the community year-round, while shops and cafés adorn the adorable tree-lined street.

It’s no mistake that the West Orange Trail quite literally intersects Plant Street, giving locals and visitors alike a glimpse at the natural landscape that Central Florida has to offer for the adventure enthusiast. Walking, running and bike paths can be found along this 20-mile trail, with end-points at Killarney Station, just west of Oakland, all the way north to Apopka near Lake Francis.

Given all of the charm, careful development and activity that has popped up in the region over the past decade, it’s no wonder Opendoor, an online platform that gives people a simple and convenient way to buy, sell, and trade-in homes, has been actively buying properties in West Orange county to sell to the right buyers. Homes in this region tend to be larger, with ample space for families to spread out and store their weekend-warrior equipment.

Take this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom, two-story home in the heart of Winter Garden, for example. At 224 North Park Avenue, located a mere 10-minute walk from all of the allure and convenience of downtown Winter Garden, this 2,700+ square foot home offers granite kitchen countertops, a loft, and a two-car garage. The home has also recently received a new coat of interior paint as well as a new HVAC system.

Walk to the fun and charming downtown Winter Garden from this conveniently located West Orange county two-story home. (Located at 224 North Park Avenue, Winter Garden, FL, 34787)

A large, open kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops allows for watching the family in the backyard with this over-the-sink window. (Located at 224 North Park Avenue, Winter Garden, FL, 34787)

Neutral interior paint colors complement the flooring throughout this Winter Garden home. (Located at 224 North Park Avenue, Winter Garden, FL, 34787)

Also available is this beautiful corner-lot home located in the Wellington at Ocoee neighborhood. A spacious, open floor plan gives way to a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home also has an attached two-car garage as well as a private sparkling pool with spa. At just over 2,200 square feet, this home, located at 2290 Stefanshire Avenue, Ocoee, is move-in ready with a recently re-painted interior.

A lush front and backyard are appealing features of this two-story Ocoee home. (Located at 2290 Stefanshire Avenue, Ocoee, FL, 34761)

Kitchen dreams become reality in this 2,200-square foot home in the Wellington at Ocoee neighborhood. The home also boasts an in-ground pool in a gorgeous tree-covered backyard. (Located at 2290 Stefanshire Avenue, Ocoee, FL, 34761)

Imagine your family playing in this beautiful, spacious backyard, complete with a pool and tropical landscaping. (Located at 2290 Stefanshire Avenue, Ocoee, FL, 34761)

Opendoor also recently listed this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, located within the Oaks of Windermere, at 10600 Oakview Pointe Terrace, Gotha. At 2,300+ square feet, this home features a crystal-clear in-ground pool, an enclosed patio with ample deck space that also encompasses the pool, and a three-car garage. The home offers plenty of natural light and modern finishes, including quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Recent upgrades include a fresh new coat of interior paint.

This approximately 2,300-square foot home in Gotha features four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as an in-ground pool. (Located at 10600 Oakview Pointe Terrace, Gotha, FL, 34734)

Imagine yourself soaking up the gorgeous Florida sun from this covered patio in Gotha. (Located at 10600 Oakview Pointe Terrace, Gotha, FL, 34734)

A bright, inviting kitchen comes complete with quartz countertops and clean, modern finishes in this stunning Gotha home. (Located at 10600 Oakview Pointe Terrace, Gotha, FL, 34734)

New homes are being added to the Opendoor platform all the time – in West Orange county and beyond – so potential homebuyers are encouraged to check back often on Opendoor’s website at Buyers in the market for a new home are also encouraged to download the Opendoor mobile app (Android, iOS) to easily access details on available homes, and to use the app as a digital key to unlock homes for their own personal open-house tours on their schedule.

Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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