The City of Clermont is one of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida and the largest city in Lake County. Strategically located just west of Orlando and north of Disney World, Clermont was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916. It has the amenities and assets that make it an attractive location for families, new business, educational endeavors, office development and health-fitness opportunities. With over 14.8 square miles, Clermont is open for business and offers everything for growing families, too. Health, wellness and fitness are all part of Clermont’s culture.
The quality of life in and around Clermont makes it a prime destination for those looking to settle in Central Florida. Local stores offer a variety of shopping and dining options along with ample sports facilities and waterfront activities. Clermont has housing choices for every income level from gated golf course communities and larger estate homes, to small and mid-sized single-family units on platted lots. As a community of families, Clermont promotes diversity, inclusiveness and civic pride. The City of Orlando is approximately 20 minutes east, where professional sports teams such as the Orlando Magic (basketball) and the Orlando Solar Bears (hockey) are available to see, along with the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center for theater. Local theater includes the Moonlight Players in downtown Clermont. The Clermont City Center is located downtown and is available to rent through the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Among its accomplishments, the City of Clermont has been honored with the following awards: Best City to Live in – Readers’ Choice (Orlando Business Journal); Top 20 Cities in America for Quality of Life and Economic Development (International City/County Management Association); Top 25 Best Places to Retire (Forbes and Money Magazine); #1 Florida Bicycle-Friendly Community; and the City Spirit Award (Florida League of Cities).