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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Lake Mary, Florida

Lake Mary, Florida was #4 on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live 2007 list. Lake Mary , population 13,000, is particularly suited to people who want to live in a town with many lakes and boating oppotunities. There are also plenty of jobs in town, in fact the population swells to 35,000 every day as commuters arrive to work.  A great golf course, Timacuan, runs right through the middle of town. Crime is low. The shopping and restaurants are plentiful. Photo of City Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Tetraminoe. Photo of park courtesy of Seminole County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Where to Retire in Lake Mary and Home Prices

There are all kinds of developments, many of them with lakeside living (See Active Communities link at right).
Median home prices were about $288,000 in mid-2018, according to Zillow.

What is special about Lake Mary

Timacuan golf course. Plenty of jobs right here. Florida climate. Small town atmosphere with some bigger city amenities. #4 Money Magazine Best Place to Live (2007)

What is not special about Lake Mary

Florida summers and hurricanes

Climate and Physical Environment

30 minutes from Orlando and 45 from Daytona Beach. Located in center of Florida

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lake Mary offers upscale restaurants and boutiques forr dining and shopping. The Colonial Towne Center/Park Place  has a 24-screen stadium seating theater. Heathrow Festival of the Arts is a popular festival. Lake Mary Historical Museum. See Lake Mary Magazine for more.

Crime

Crime is low in Lake Mary.

Medical facilities

Central Florida Regional is 5 miles away in Sanford.

Transportation

Orlando International is just 25 miles away.

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