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3 Compelling Reasons Clermont Florida Is a Great Place to Raise a Family

You make decisions every day.

Some are easy and have short-term consequences—like coffee or tea? Others are bigger—perhaps harder—and have longer lasting effects.

WHERE you raise your family is definitely one that fits in that second category.

And here at South Lake Living, we believe that if a move is in your future, Clermont Florida should be on your SHORTLIST.

Named one of the top 20 cities in America and number 3 in the Central Florida area, Clermont is clearly one of the best Orlando suburbs. Here are 3 of our favorite reasons your family should call Clermont, home.

1) Healthy Living is Made Easy

When it comes to making healthy choices, Clermont doesn’t just “talk the talk.”

Known as the “Choice of Champions,” it’s recognized internationally for being a place where world-class athletes come to live and train.

And it pays off.

20 Clermont-trained athletes went to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and brought home a total of 10 medals. This pro-athletic, mindset trickles over into the culture—where many of our residents regularly embrace a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Places like the National Training Center make it possible for seniors, families, students, rehab patients, and elite athletes to come together with one common goal—to become healthier, stronger, and more fit.

But opportunities to engage in an active lifestyle extend beyond our top-notch facilities.

A shaded portion of the trail by Hiawatha Park in Clermont

The Coast to Coast trail, which will connect St. Petersburg to Titusville, happens to run right through Clermont. In fact, when it’s all connected Clermont will be in the middle of the 275 miles—making it a safe and family-friendly option for walkers, cycling adventures, running, longboarding, and dog walking.

2) Our Inspiring Terrain is Uncommon in Florida

Because we are known for our white-sand beaches and palm trees, most out-of-state guests would be surprised to find that Clermont has its own version of a mountain—Sugarloaf Mountain.

It’s actually the highest point on the geographic Florida peninsula, at 312 feet above sea level. And thanks to a mid-Florida ridgeline that runs through the center of the state, Clermont has LOTS of rolling hills.

Add to that, 14 lakes and you have the ingredients for beautiful scenery throughout the city.

View on the trail between Waterfront Park and Victory Pointe.

It’s hard to put a price on the inspiration that comes from enjoying a cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise over a sparkling lake, or happen to catch a sunset as it tucks behind a rise in the road.

But that is what we get to enjoy daily from many vantage points here in Clermont.

A look at a breathtaking sky over Lake Minnehaha from the top of Anderson Hill

3) You Get a Small-Town Vibe With All the Extras

Despite being a city of approximately 35,000 people, Clermont has done a great job of maintaining a small-town feel.

Perhaps it’s the weekly downtown Farmer’s market that takes place on Sundays—or the 2 breweries in Historic Clermont offering food, craft beer, and live music.

Quaint family-owned shops, a 226 ft. Citrus Tower providing views of the surrounding 8 counties, and a Tikki bar on Lake Minneola also add to the warm and welcoming small-town charm.

Tiki Bar overlooking Lake Minneola

But what sets Clermont apart from other captivating small towns is the fact that we are within a 30-45 minute drive to one of the world’s most famous vacation destinations—Walt Disney World, and several other acclaimed theme parks.

More one-of-a-kind activities—than could be squeezed into a year—are all within close proximity to the city of Clermont.

Surprisingly, homes are still much more affordable than even one town over towards Orlando. And taxes? Well, they are still significantly lower as well.

Is Your Curiosity Peaked?

It’s hard not to let our passion for this awesome city permeate everything we say and write. But it’s really just a great place to live and an even better place to raise a family.

If you’re interested in knowing more, feel free to email Jamie—the host of South Lake Living—at, or leave us a message in the comments.

We love helping our visitors become residents.