A laid-back, relaxing getaway just an hour from Orlando, Mount Dora offers you the pleasure of Old Florida country living. Lakes, quiet country inns, shops, an old railroad station, a buffet of tasty dining options – all are within steps of each other in Mount Dora. The small-town environment caters particularly to antique enthusiasts from across the state, country and world. Shops in and around the downtown area are full of nostalgic items, valuable antiques and collectibles, and even estate jewelry. Outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, galleries, wineries, and bed and breakfast inns also grace the downtown area.
Less than an hour by car from the attractions of Orlando, the lakefront city of Tavares is pleased to share with visitors an entirely different taste of Central Florida. Downtown visitors will find an entertainment district that has an international assortment of restaurants, pubs and music venues. You also will enjoy Wooton Park, home of the Tavares Seaplane Base, the children’s Splash Park and more than 16 major community events each year. Stop by Tavares for lunch, or stay for the weekend and enjoy a seaplane ride, take a boat tour, or maybe glimpse long-gone historical figures on the Séance Ghost Tours. Board the Orange Blossom Cannonball and take a journey back in time on an original 1907 steam engine.
Eustis is a friendly hometown covering approximately 11.4 square miles, a community for families, and a destination for arts and culture – reflecting its motto of Culture, Opportunity, and Vitality. Eustis has a thriving downtown, a beautiful waterfront, and quality neighborhoods. It is an ideal home for small businesses. Residents enjoy the natural resources, beauty, opportunities for an active life style, and easy movement within the City and to the region.