06 Feb Community Spotlight – Winter Garden
Winter Garden Highlights
Winter Garden is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States, containing the following Orlando zip codes, 34778, 34787. You’ll love living in the Winter Garden area. From shopping and dining, to playing a quick game of golf or a tournament in the Orange County National Golf center. This part of town will always have you busy in the best way with their events and exciting entertainment throughout the year. Enjoy all the new homes and developments in the summerlake community.
Shopping and Dining:
You’ll be in awe with how beautiful the Winter Garden Village at Fowler’s Grove is. This little shopping center has a unique vintage feel complete with shopping stores, nail salons, and restaurants to choose from. The greenery and small landscapes around this little plaza will make you feel right at home.
Check out some of the best in style clothing stores in this village like American Eagle Outfitters, Old Navy, and Charming Charlie’s for all the best accessories. You can also enjoy other miscellaneous shops like Bath and Body Works for your all your favorite scents. An Ulta Beauty to get all the new beauty supplies.
You’ll even be able to check out a PetSmart to get everything you might need for the pets in your life. This little shopping village also offers a number of a couple department stores, like Super Target and a Beall’s. Your shopping trip might need a quick trip to the bank. You won’t have stress about going too far because this shopping center has quite a few different banks nearby for your convenience. These banks include Wells Fargo, BB&T, and Fifth Third Bank just to name a few.
Anyone can enjoy a day of relaxation at any of the salons in the Winter Garden Village. There’s a Lovely Nails and Spa, Bella Lina Cruz Salon, and a Hair Cuttery if you’re in need of a new hairstyle with all the new outfits and accessories that you got while shopping.
While exploring this shopping plaza, you’ll want to try some of the delicious places to eat that they have to offer here. Try some southern home style food at Cracker Barrel, or maybe a juicy burger from Five Guys Burgers. You can even get some tasty chicken nuggets and waffle fries from the Chick-fil-a in this shopping center. These aren’t the only places you can eat here, you can also try the Longhorn Steakhouse, Chili’s Bar and Grill, and even a Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
OC National Golf:
Winter Garden offers the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge. Here you can enjoy spending a gorgeous day in the Florida sun while playing golf on the lush greenery. You’ll be able to enjoy three different courses. The Panther Lake course that has quite a few natural obstacles along the way. There’s little lakes throughout the course as well as different elevations on the greenery to challenge even the best golfers.
Another course is the Crooked Cat course. This course has a lot of open space to play with just the right amount of trees throughout this course. The last course that this center has to offer is the nine hole Tooth Walking course. This course is an easier and more relaxed one compared to the other two courses that this golfing center offers. You’ll be able to practice easier with the flat surfaces here.
This center also offers a little resort and lodge area making it more accessible for when you and your friends come to play a tournament. You’ll feel comfortable and at relaxed knowing that when you wake up to play your next game, you’ll only a few feet to walk to get there. Your mind will be at ease with the cleanliness of this lodge to help put you in the mood for your tournament.
The New Homes in Summerlake:
If you haven’t been to or seen the Summerlake homes and developments, then you’re missing out on the most fascinating homes in Winter Garden. You’ll want to find your forever home in this particular part of town not only for their beautiful homes but also because of all the area activities in the neighborhood like the clubhouses, fitness centers, and all the different parks in town.
In Summerlake, you’ll love living in the area and getting to know all your friendly neighbors in the area. You’ll also really get to meet many friendly faces from the community clubhouses on daily walks down the neighborhood sidewalk. You’ll want to show off your new home as often as you can because of the well put together floor plan and nicely sized backyard.
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Entertainment in Winter Garden:
You’ll love all the entertainment options that Winter Garden has to offer for you. For instance, check out the variety of different famers markets in the area. The Plant Street Market which offers an abundance of specialties and fresh produce. Another local farmers market to experience is the Winter Garden Farmer’s Market. This little market has quite a few tents set up with affordable odds and ends that you’ll want for your new home. You’ll also be able to support a local business by purchasing their hand crafted items or buying one of their freshly grown fruits or vegetables. Winter Garden is also known for a few popular museums to see.
The Winter Garden Heritage Museum is a classic museum with an old time vintage feel where you’ll be able to learn about the history of Winter Garden. There’s glass cases filled with memorable items and history lined up in photographs on the walls to show some of the town’s significance as well as inventions from local inventors. You’ll feel informed and intrigued by everything that this museum has to offer.
Another museum that you’ll want to check out in the Winter Garden area is the Central Florida Railroad museum. This museum will have you take a blast to the past with all the historical items you can see. You’ll be able to take an inside look at some railroad memorabilia as well as other fascinating old time items. This is a great museum for all ages to experience.
Another fun thing to do in the Winter Garden area is the Winter Garden Art Association. You’ll be able to check out extraordinary art pieces at this exhibit. This art exhibit also offers events and classes for any aged aspiring artists. You’ll want to check out the exciting events and fundraising gala’s that this association puts together for anyone in the community.
There’s not only museums and art galleries to be seen in Winter Garden. Get some friends together for a night of fun at the popular escape room in town. The Escape Goat is an exciting place to get a group of friends together and solve clues to find your way out of a difficult room. This would be a great place to go to celebrate a birthday or to just have a fun weekend night out with a couple friends.
Speaking of some fun places to go for a night out, if you’ve always been interested in going to check out a theatre play, Winter Garden has the perfect venue. You can enjoy live theatre or entertaining concerts at the Garden Theatre. This theatre puts on amazing plays that will have you raving about your experience for months to come. You’ll be impressed with the atmosphere of the building and the popular shows that this venue puts together for so many in the community.
If you happen to have some visitors from out of town and their looking for memorable items to purchase and take home with them, you’ll have to take them shopping at the Gift and Specialty shops that Winter Garden has to offer.
In Our Nation’s Creations store, you and your guest will have the opportunity to pick out handmade and personalized items to take home with you. If you have a sweet tooth and need to fulfill your chocolate cravings, Winter Garden has a chocolate shop known as Kaebisch Chocolate. Choose from pastries, moist cakes, and a variety of different kinds of chocolates. You won’t be able to just window shop in a place like this. Just looking at all the goodies will have your mouth watering for at least one special treat. I promise that you will not want to go home empty handed after visiting this chocolate shop.
You won’t want to miss out on the special events that Winter Garden has for everyone in the community. Winter Garden puts on an annual Blues and Barbeque event where you can listen to talented musicians while eating some delicious barbeque food, like good old fashion meats and southern style barbeque as well.
Downtown Winter Garden offers a Cruz N Car Show on the third Saturday of every month. At this event, you can go and enjoy looking at old fashioned cars and appreciate all different models of vehicles that this event has on display for all the visitors to see.
If you’re ever looking for something to do on a Friday night in Winter Garden, you’re in luck because every Friday in the downtown Winter Garden area on the plaza they offer live music to the public. Different Fridays will have different genres of music to enjoy.
Furthermore, if you’re looking for a place to get projects done, do research, check out books, or have access to a public computer then the Winter Garden library branch will be the perfect place in town for you. This library branch also offers special events and areas for children. Your kids will want to spend time at this library. They’ll love having the opportunity to read stories as well as enjoy the story time events for all different age groups.
Parks in Winter Garden:
Experience the best outdoor area at the Warrior Park in Winter Garden. This quiet park is dog friendly and will give you the opportunity to just enjoy a peaceful walk along the open grass and take a rest under the trees to get some cool shade.
Maybe you want a park that you can take the whole family to enjoy, take your kids for some fun in the sun at Newton Park. At this park, they’ll be able to get all their energy out by playing at the playground. This park will also give you the most serene view with a dock leading up to the lake. You can sit in the quiet gazebo and get lost in a book at this park.
Another Park that you’ll want to check out in the Winter Garden area is the Dr. Bradford Memorial Park. You’ll love going to this park to get some good fishing in or enjoy an outdoor barbeque picnic at this park with friends and family members.
The Maple Street Park in Winter Garden will be perfect for the athlete in your life. This park offers a couple basketball courts, a skate ramp, and a volleyball court as well. This park is also kid friendly with a fun playground for them to play on. This is a great park for you to walk your dog too.
Ifyou’re looking for the perfect park to go during the summer to enjoy a day of canoeing and kayaking, the Tucker Recreation Park and Nature Preserve will be your number one choice to go to in the Winter Garden area. Make a day out of it at this park and eat a lunch at one of the picnic areas. While you’re at it, you can also explore the nature atmosphere of the park by walking along one of the nature trails. A park with an option for swimming, playground fun, and basketball courts would be Zander’s Park and Bouler Pool.
Schools in the area:
You’ll love having plenty of choices on where to enroll your child for school. You can have the option of putting your high school student in the technology centered high school known as Westside Tech O-Tec. Or possibly enroll your teenager in the West Orange High School. A few middle schools in this town is the Bridgewater Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, or SunRidge Middle School. Winter Garden also has a plethora of elementary schools to find for your grade school aged child.
There’s SunRidge Elementary School, Maxey Elementary School, Lake Whitney Elementary School. Also, Dillard Street Elementary School, and Whispering Oak Elementary School to name just a few. Winter Garden also offers a couple of Charter schools to choose from. Hope Charter School and Oakland Avenue Charter School. There’s also quite a few daycares in this area as well.
You can enroll your toddler in any of these amazing preschools or daycares. You’ll have options like Creation Station Preschool Academy, and the Cranium Clubhouse. There’s also Maxey Head start, Stoneybrook Academy, the Play and Learn Day School, and the Montessori Academy of Winter Garden.
You’ll find so many fun and exciting activities living in the Winter Garden area. This will be a place that you’ll want to bring friends for fun, shopping, and dining. Some of the best parks and events in the community are held in this amazing little town. People from all over will want to live in a gorgeous new modern style home. Your kids will love all the opportunities that Winter Garden has for them. With the different park options and such great schools where they are in a safe and comforted learning environment. Winter Garden is a great area to just enjoy your everyday life.