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Community Spotlight – Apopka

Apopka Highlights

The town of Apopka has everything you could ever want in a hometown.

You’ll have quick and easy access to the Apopka Florida Hospital, You will also get to enjoy the great outdoors in this area of town because of the many springs that you can go to and enjoy. You’ll be thrilled to be a part of the new Apopka downtown area that’s quickly approaching this amazing town. You’ll also enjoy the old time feel of some vintage shops and unique and rustic venues for your party or wedding.


The Springs and State Parks:

The Apopka area is known for one of its most popular state parks, Wekiva Springs State Park. People from many different areas of town will travel to Apopka to spend a day at this state park. You will have a lot of options on what to do when you visit here. You can cool off on a hot summer day in the refreshing water. This park allows you to rent water tubes, snorkels, and floats for your enjoyment. This seven thousand acre of land also offers sixty campsites with two public bathrooms that include showers. If you’re ever looking for a campsite, this state park would be the perfect place for you and your family to appreciate a weekend in the great outdoors. Staying here will give you time to so some hiking or biking that they offer. Being at this state park will also give you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of wildlife creatures. For instance, you might see a popular Florida reptile, like an alligator or two. You’ll be able to see quite a few different species of birds around this park, and possibly a couple adorable otters! These are just a few of the many different animals you might run into while visiting this park.


Another popular springs in Apopka is Rock Springs Run at Kelly State Park. This park also has a spring that allows you to enjoy tubing in. Crowds of people will gather here to spend the day out on this spring to experience canoeing and kayaking. The kids will love coming to this park because they’ll have the option to run off all of their energy at the playground that’s offered here. Just like at the other state park, you’ll be able to enjoy seeing more wildlife creatures. Not only will you appreciate the springs and state parks that Apopka has to offer, but you’ll be overjoyed to get to experience the Wekiva Island. This two thousand square foot of land offers an indoor and an outdoor complex. You can get the family and friends together to play a game of volleyball or corn hole. Take a relaxing walk on the islands boardwalk that overlooks the water.


Spending a day here, you won’t even have to leave to grab some food. Try out The Tooting Otter Craft Beer and Wine Bar or the Without a Paddle Café for a delicious meal and drinks. Not only can you kayak, paddle board, and canoe while you’re here, but there’s plenty of events scheduled for guests while you’re at this island. This will be somewhere that you’ll want to keep coming back to. They’ll soon be opening up an art gallery here and you won’t want to miss out! The Apopka area is also close by to the Ocala National Forest. This forest is a lot like the springs parts as well. However, this forest has the juniper springs which also has large areas of sand. You’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful trees in the area and exhilarated from all the nature this forest has to share. The Ocala National Forest is also known for the sand pine scrub forest. You and your family can experience an enjoyable day kayaking and canoeing. Take a camping trip at this local forest with some good company as well. Maybe you’re looking for a park that you can take your dog with you. Doctor’s Dog Park is a park that lets your dog roam around in the open field, has refreshing water fountains and a pet shower for your dog. Another kid friendly park that you and your family will enjoy going to is the Magnolia Park in Apopka. This park will give you the opportunity to have picnics, go fishing, plenty of pavilions, and is also pet friendly.


Restaurants You Will Love:

In Apopka, you will have so many options on where to go eat. Robinson’s Restaurant has extremely affordable entrees that taste delicious. You can choose from options like steak and chicken and dumplings. This particular restaurant has the most appetizing country style cooking. If you are ever in the mood for seafood, Apopka has a place known as The Catfish Place. You can order anything here from breakfast to dinner including appetizers and desserts. They can also cater for any events that you might have planned. This area of town also has Mexican restaurants to choose from. One being The Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant. Here you can order tasty tacos, appetizing nachos, and your choice of chicken or beef enchiladas. Another one being the El Poltro Mexican Restaurant. Try out the Victorio’s Bar and Grille which is also known as the largest oyster bar in Florida. Hold a birthday party or banquet in their private party room. If you have ever had the desire to try out Korean food, the Seoul Restaurant. Hatsuhana Japanese Restauraunt will have you and your family raving about the amazing Japanese food that they make here. Keep it classic by going to the Apopka Perkins Restauraunt and Bakery to have anything from burgers to pancakes. Try out delectable Italian foods like pasta, pizza, and more at the Apopka Pastavino Italian Restauraunt. Another option for Italian food options like perfect cheesy pizza is Anthony’s Pizza. Apopka also has fast food options like Checkers, Tijuana Flats, Chick-fil-a, Jersey Mikes Subs, Arby’s, Taco Bell, Subway, and Jimmy John’s.


Exciting Activities in Apopka:

Experience the Museum of the Apopkans where you will be able to learn about the history of Apopka and the important people in this town’s history. Get some friends together to play an exciting game of bowling at the Brunswick Zone Wekiva Lanes. Plan a birthday party at the Rebounderz Apopka. You and the family can enjoy literally bouncing on walls and around a room full of trampolines. If you want to see the latest movies out right now, the Apopka area has the United Artists Wekiva Riverwalk eight which has a number of screening rooms and certain discount days at least one day a week. The Apopka area actually has two different farmers markets that you’ll have to go and experience. The Apopka Farmers Market has options for you to support local business owners. You will be able to have the opportunity to purchase locally grown plants, fruits, and vegetables. Another nearby farmers market that you won’t want to miss out on is the Sweetwater Wekiva Farmers Market. This little market is held in a parking lot but offers so many talented vendors to check out. You will have the option to purchase items like grilled corn, fresh vegetables, and tasty homemade lemonade. The Apopka area also has exciting seasonal events happening that you won’t want to miss like the Musical War and Sound Competition/Car Show, the Zion Farms and Market, Sustainable and Practical Soap Making and a Horse Bow Make and Take Workshop.


Shopping in Apopka:

There are plenty of places to shop at in the Apopka area. For instance, you’ll enjoy the unique shopping this town has to offer. If you enjoy gardening and collecting succulent plants, you’ll enjoy the Florida Cactus nursery. You can choose from a variety of shapes and sizes of plants that this nursery has to offer. If this nursery doesn’t have what you’re looking for at this particular nursery, then you have the option of going to the Green Acres Nursery. This nursery has many different beautiful flowers and lovely plants that you’ll want to take home and decorate with.


Apopka offers quite a few home stores to choose from. You’ll want to check out home décor, kitchen appliances, bedding, and more at the Apopka Bed Bath and Beyond. If you’re decorating your home with a more rustic and vintage style look, you’ll want to check out the Trader Maes Furniture and Décor and Market. This market has plenty of gorgeous antiques and vintage décor. If you have a bike that needs maintenance, you’ll love the service that Spin Cycle City has to offer. Another home décor store that you will absolutely have to check out in the Apopka area is the Hobby Lobby to get discounted wall art, furniture items and miscellaneous items that every home needs. This area of town also has a Tuesday Morning shopping store that you’ll want to check out. If you want to do some affordable shopping in the area, check out the Apopka Dollar Tree for any items that you may need. A few clothing stores in the Apopka area is Cato for clothing items, Marshalls for discounted clothing, toys, and home décor, the Beall’s Outlet with clothing items for any occasion. Another great store in the area that has convenient items for a great low price is the Apopka Big Lots. If you need a quick stop store in Apopka, the most convenient place would be the Seoul General Store.


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The Apopka Schools:

Apopka has a plethora of different schools that you will be able to enroll any aged child that you have in your family. Wolf Lake Elementary School, the Apopka Elementary School, Dream Lake Elementary School, Rock Springs Elementary School, Bear Lake Middle School, Clay Springs Elementary School, Wheatley Elementary School, and the Lovell Elementary School. Your preteen will enjoy going to any of the middle schools in the area. The Apopka Middle School, Wolf Lake Middle School, and Piedmont Lakes Middle School. A couple of the high schools in Apopka includes the Apopka High School and Wekiva High School.


Apopka Downtown Area:

The Apopka Downtown area is a lovely area that you and your family will enjoy walking along in crisp sunny weather. This area has the West Orange Trail where you can walk, jog, or enjoy a relaxing bike ride down. This is the perfect place to find your forever home because currently the Apopka Downtown area is being added on to and you won’t want to miss out on all of the exciting changes.


Nearby in the Neighborhood:

You’ll have nearby access to the Apopka Florida Hospital for your convenience. Speaking of convenient places in the neighborhood, the Apopka area has many different venues to choose from. The Highland Manor is the perfect place to host your dream wedding. Your guests and wedding party will appreciate the elegant scenery and the charming old style look of the building. Check out the Club Lake Plantation for many different events that are held here. This plantation holds a fall festival every year with a pumpkin patch, face painting, a corn maze, and a hayride. Hold your corporate event or business meetings on this beautiful land. Not only do they hold festivals and corporate events, but you can also plan to hold your dream wedding here. Enjoy the outdoor scenery for your special day. You and your guests will have easy access to the restroom facility and you won’t have far to hold your reception because this area also has the option for you to have your reception here as well.


A few more wedding venues that you can choose from are the Sweetwater Golf and Country Club, and the Crystal Ballroom on the lake. If you ever have guests from out of town that need a place to stay in the Apopka area, there are plenty of hotels nearby that you can choose from like the Hilton Orlando, and the Embassy Suites. If you’re ever feeling like you need a day of relaxation, Apopka has quite a few spas for you to go to and take a day to unwind from all of life’s everyday challenges. Feel a sense of serenity at the Serenity Spa and Salon. Get your nails done while having a comfortable time at the Ciao Bella Salon and Day Spa. You can even check out the Lan Spa Nails and Tan to get a freshly done manicure as well as get a natural looking tan for your skin. If you just need to get a new hairstyle or possibly a simple cut, the La Ti Da Salon would be the perfect place for you to book an appointment. Feel rejuvenated after checking out the Spring of Life Health Spa in Apopka. If you’re looking for a simple place to just go and get a relaxing pedicure or manicure, you can check out the Elegant Nails that Apopka has to offer.


Living in the Apopka area is an experience that you won’t want to miss out on. With the atmosphere of the old style vintage stores, the farmers markets, and plenty of venues to choose from. This town will make you love the outdoors even if you’re not the most outdoorsy person and love being in nature because of all the nearby and local parks and springs. There are also so many inexpensive stores and nearby places that will be convenient for whatever you may need. This will be the perfect part of town to raise a family and gather together with friends during all the exciting events in town.


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