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About Lake County

Lake County:  Mount Dora, Eustis and Tavares

You'll love living here.  Central Florida offers an exceptional quality of life.  There are miles of beaches less than an hour away, thousands of culinary experiences, watering holes, golf courses, world-class shopping destinations, theaters and theme parks.   There are countless volunteer organizations and opportunities.  The real estate market continues to thrive.  Floridians enjoy a constant “vacation” like lifestyle and thousands flock to the state every year to take advantage of the American dream and laid-back lifestyle.


About the Lake County area

Thirty-five minutes from downtown Orlando lies the Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares area of Central Florida.  Dotted with countless lakes, these communities are thriving and experiencing significant growth.

Farmstead 44 is located on CR 44 and Cypress Grove at the entrance to Spring Valley Estates. The location is a quiet, tree lined area with easy access to major roads, grocery stores, shopping, local farms and markets, award-winning horse training and stables, countless local restaurants, and numerous lake activities.

The real estate market has increased in the last year by 10%. There is great demand for supply in Lake County due to the new extension of roadways including 429 which provides a swift byway to lakes, freeways, beaches, theme parks and downtown areas.  City dwellers are flooding to this area, discovering a quick commute to downtown and outlying areas for work, while enjoying living in nature-filled surroundings.

  • A 10 minute drive from Farmstead 44 is historic downtown Mount Dora.  The lakefront home of major art festivals, award-winning restaurants, quaint B&B’s, and a weekend farmer’s market.  With the close proximity to so many activities, the area is known for its’ restaurants, AirBNB cottages and weekend festivals.

  • A 5 minute drive from Farmstead 44 is historic downtown Eustis.  Situated on Lake Eustis, this is home to the annual Georgefest celebration, along with several holiday and seasonal festivals, thriving local restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques.  This is the place to launch your boat and experience the Florida Harris Chain of Lakes.

  • A 15 minute drive from Farmstead 44 is historic downtown Tavares, the Seaplane City.  Tavares has invested heavily in its' popular lakefront area which is home to several local restaurants, parks and breweries, hotels, bars and coffee shops.  Lakefront homes and dot the roads from Tavares to downtown Mount Dora, a quick 10 minute drive or less.

  • A 35 minute drive from Farmstead 44 is downtown Winter Garden, home of 30 North Park luxury residences by Urban Hideaway™, the award-winning Farmer’s Market, The Garden Theater, and Plant Street Market featuring Crooked Can Brewery.




Closest golf courses:  Country Club of Mount Dora, 3 miles | Eagle Dunes, 5 miles | Black Bear, 6 miles 

Mt. Dora Golf Club,  5 miles | Deer Island Country Club, 5 miles

Closest boat ramp:  Mount Dora and Eustis public launches (less than 4 miles to each)

Sanford International Airport:                     35 minutes

Orlando International Airport:                     40 minutes

Downtown Orlando:                                      30 minutes

Daytona Beach:                                              55 minutes

New Smyrna Beach:                                      55 minutes

The Villages:                                                    35 minutes

Theme Parks:                                                  40 minutes

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