There are a multitude of events, festivals and things to do in the Golden Triangle area (Mount Dora, Eustis, & Tavares) and all are geared towards family entertainment. There is something almost every weekend of the year in at least one of the tringle cities. Arts, shopping, nature tours, boating, fishing, biking trails, parades, festivals, street parties, etc. Something for everyone! It is simply a nice place to live and raise a family. The people are friendly and there is still a sense of community and small town flavor.
My motherlives in Altamonte Springs across from Altamonte Mall so I commute there quite often. From my home in Mount Dora it takes me 40 minutes to my mom's front door in Altamonte. It takes me 15 minutes to get to Apopka and 12 minutes to the 429 entrance. My brother lives in Heathrow Woods and it takes me 25-30 minutes to his house. I can be at Florida Mall in 35 minutes and Millenia Mall in 25 minutes.
I hope this helps answer some of your questions. I would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. I have lived in the Mount Dora area for 18 years and I grew up in Maitland and went to Winter Park High school so I am very familiar with the area. Give me a call if I can be of futher assistance to you.
I am an agent in Eustis and Mount Dora, and I actually have a great home listed or sale off of Donnelly & 44B in a shortsale situation that is a 4/2 3,007 S.F.. for $209,900. Mount Dora, Eustis and Lake County in General have lots of family activies such as First Friday in Eustis, and lots more to do in Mount Dora and Tavares. Check out my website realtyandinteriors.com. let me know if I can help.
Depending on the time of your commute and where in Altamonte you commute to I would say you are looking at about an hour. I know at around 8:00 going to just beyond Altamonte Mall it takes an hour from the 44B area.
Taxes will depend on whether you will be located in the County or City. Mount Dora city taxes are higher. I would contact the Property Tax Appraisal offices (Ed Havill.) You can get general information from the website lakecopropappr.com
If I can be of more assistance or you would like more information on the Mount Dora area please contact me.
I am moving, but kicking and screaming, because I love Mount Dora with a passion. my wife was transferred to another location!!! Nature, lakes and festivals. Great neighbors.
I live in country club of mount dora, I have a 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a den. 2060 sqft home. I reduced the price 20k last weekend please look at the listing you will be impressed. Priced at $199,900 I am 35K lower than any home in my area.
My husband and I purchased a new home in the exact area you are describing, off of 44B in Mt Dora! We love it. The taxes for the first year were $4,000.00 which you will roll into an escrow account so expect to add between $350-500 a month for escrow payments on your loan. I work in Altamonte Springs, as do many of our neighbors in this community. I take 441 to get to work and it takes me about 40 minutes. You could also take 44 to 46, then I-4 and that takes about 45 minutes. (Depends on traffic). We are in our mid-thirties and find the area vibrant and up-and-coming for young couples and families. Hope you join us out here in lovely Lake County!
Check out this listing in the city of Mount Dora http://www.michelelowe.com/mtdoracottage take the virtual tour.
I live in the city of Mount Dora and can tell you that you are not far from the attractions, downtown Orlando,
and even Altamonte