Over the course of many generations, Winter Garden garnered a reputation as being the quintessential "small town," idyllic "home town" living at its very, very best. Since its founding in the middle part of the 1800s, Winter Garden was a Floridian citrus community like many of the other small towns that came to life in Orange and in surrounding Central Florida counties.
All of this came to a seemingly shocking end in the 1980s when devastating frosts destroyed thousands of acres of citrus. A good deal of the once vital citrus industry that provided the lifeblood for Winter Garden never recovered. Indeed, towards the end of the decade, the Winter Garden city center - which once teamed with excitement - was all but abandoned. But ... all was not lost.
Farsighted real estate developers began purchasing tracts of what was once citrus land and began creating fantastic new subdivisions - seemingly overnight. In literally no time at all, Winter Garden was reborn and became a community synonymous with great expectations and gracious living. Prime real estate was being developed in and around Winter Garden at an amazing and yet controlled and responsible pace.
An amazing forty real estate developments currently are being constructed at the present time in Winter Green. Many of these developments include prime residential properties, magnificent homes that favorably compare with what is available in other area communities. In addition, there are many mid-level and more affordable real estate developments also underway in Winter Garden at the present time.
Even with the residential and commercial real estate development that sparked a new era in Winter Garden, the civic leaders of the community continued to pay heed to the town's history. At the turn of the 21st century, real estate developers joined together to give the downtown Winter Garden district a complete rehabilitation.
The beautiful, historic buildings that made up the city center were renovated in grand style. The charming brick streets were restored throughout the area. These efforts created a refurbished city center that is the pride of the residents of Winter Green and which now greets over 50,000 downtown shoppers and visitors each and every month. Real estate analysts predict that Winter Garden will be home to about 30,00 residents by the end of the decade.
Beyond the downtown district, retail development abounds in Winter Garden. Truly, those people who are investing in residential Winter Garden real estate are finding that Winter Garden now has everything necessary for easy living. In addition, Winter Garden conveniently is located only a short drive from Orlando and many of the top entertainment venues and recreational areas of Central Florida.
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