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Mount Dora FL Real Estate



The City of Mount Dora has a fascinating history. The large, beautiful lake upon which the City grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885), who homesteaded in the mid-1800s and befriended federal surveyors with her warm hospitality.  In 1846, the surveyors named Lake Dora for her, and years later, in 1883, the small but growing town was named for the lake. 


Three years later, the town’s name was officially changed to Mount Dora to reflect the fact that the settlement rests upon a plateau 184 feet above sea level – an unusual feature in Florida. Mount Dora

A popular winter retreat for hunters, fishermen and boaters, The Alexander House opened in 1883 – a two-story hotel with 10 rooms. It was renamed Lakeside Inn and remains in operation today. Visitors included Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

In 1910, the town was granted a charter with Capt. John Philip Donnelly as its first Mayor. With 371 residents, Mount Dora boasted two general stores, a hardware store, a drugstore, two churches and a Townhall. The Mount Dora Voice became the town’s first newspaper.

The early 1920s marked a significant boom in residential growth and business development, and Mount Dora began the transformation from a country town into a city.

The town of Mount Dora was eventually incorporated into a city in 1953 and has experienced growth since that time. Today, Mount Dora is home to more than 10,000 residents. The City retains the flavor of a small town with many historic buildings, its large canopy oak trees and is known for its variety of antique and specialty shops and numerous special events throughout the year. 

Eight major annual events including the Mount Dora Arts Festival, an antique boat show, antique car show, sailing regatta, golf tournament, bicycle festival, crafts fair and the annual Christmas lighting festival draw thousands of visitors. Mount Dora evokes that quiet and comfortable “Southern” charm and hospitality of a lakefront community nestled amongst the gentle hills and orange groves of Central Florida.  

Whether you are looking for a respite from the pressures of life and seek solitude overlooking our beautiful vistas, or you desire active shopping and recreation to compliment our many festivals and community events, you can find it all in Mount Dora. 

There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with over 40 years experience selling homes in the area.



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MLS: U7821541
551 S GULFVIEW BOULEVARD
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fl
$34,000,000   
 
Spectacular redevelopment opportunity of 3+ acres on Clearwater Gulf. Redevelopment may include 50 condo units per 1 acre or 110 tourist units(hotel) per 1 acre as per the Clearwater revitalization program "beachbydesign".This 3+ property is unoccupied restaurant existing 13,714 gross sq ft large pa...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: O5412382
9508 WINDY RIDGE ROAD
WINDERMERE, Fl
$30,000,000612 | 251,000
 
Private Windermere lakefront compound with 18 acres on Lake Down on the Butler Chain offering an unparalleled presence and prestige in Central Florida’s most desirable location. This walled and gated compound boasts a 25,000 sqft. state-of-the-art family residence, a 5,600 sqft grand lodge with ca...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: 806410
4400 STATE ROAD 206
ELKTON, FL
$28,900,000   
 
The Northwest Quadrant is 2,650 acres in size, plus 105 acres adjacent to S.R. #207, midway between I-95 and Hastings total 2,755 acres. There are 1.6 miles of frontage on S.R. 206 and 2 miles of frontage on C.R. 305. Important features include; a 50 acre lake, +- 500 acres of 4-board fenced pasture...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: A4169833
5200 W 17TH STREET
PALMETTO, Fl
$27,000,000   
 
Heading north over the Manatee River then west to a local bridge, one crosses into the world of Snead Island and it is like closing the door behind you after a long day in a busy world. You are greeted by a serenity that reminds you of the importance and awe of nature. Boat yards and the Bradenton Y...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: A4179926
845 LONGBOAT CLUB ROAD
LONGBOAT KEY, Fl
$26,500,00066 | 219,300
 
A stunning ode to the majesty of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “The Most Serene” is one of the finest homes ever built in Florida. Incomparable in architecture, irreplaceable in artistic beauty and situated on the southern end of the coveted Longboat Key, this palatial masterwork embraces a lu...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: O5206285
225 TRADESPORT DRIVE
SANFORD, Fl
$25,000,000   
 
115.46 Acres (375 Lots) for sale!! Listing also includes 54 other Parcel ID'S. Please see attachment for more information....  Additional Details
 
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MLS: T2838801
519 CHARLIE TAYLOR ROAD
PLANT CITY, Fl
$21,250,000  1,924
 
150 Acres of vacant industrial zoned land (for distribution center, warehouse, business park, industrial), along I-4, between Tampa and Orlando. Site is zoned for up to 3,000,000 sqft of warehouse - distribution space. See attached brochure for footprint layout showing two 1,000,000 sqft building...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: A4187695
5020 LEMON BAY DRIVE
VENICE, Fl
$21,000,000   
 
Private Island just for you! Two build-able lots. Private bridge already permitted! Over 5 acres of high and dry land directly on the inter-coastal waterway across from county property that is not build-able! build your dream ESTATE on this Island oasis....  Additional Details
 
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