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Where to Retire in Clermont and Home Prices

Many active adult communities are in the area (see link at top left), and some of these are relatively low priced.
The median home value was $431,364 in mid-2022, according to Zillow, which is an increase of 31% over the past year.

What Is Special about Clermont

Clermont is an old Florida town that is being transformed into a residential area. Residents are proud of the rolling hills and residential character of the town (see comments from Pam at bottom of this page). The downtown's western area, known as Historic Village, includes sites such as the Townsend House, home to James and Sallie Townsend, the first African-American couple in Clermont.

What Is Not Special about Clermont

It is growing fast so it has attendant crowding and traffic problems.

Climate and Physical Environment

Clermont is 19 miles west of Orlando in central Florida.The average July high temperature is 92 and the average January low is 48. The wettest month is June. The United States Triathlon National Training Center is located in Clermont. Duathlons, Triathlons and cross country races are held at the facility. Waterfront Park is located along Lake Minneola, The park includes picnic areas, a swimming area, fishing piers and a playground. There are rentals of paddleboards, kayaks and bicycles. A fitness trail that is part of a 30-mile system runs through the park.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lake-Sumter Community College and the University of Central Florida  have campuses in Clermont.


Crime in Clermont is higher than the national average. Crime will be very different by neighborhood, however.

Medical Facilities

There are 2 hospitals in Clermont: Sun Coast and South Lake (although they both share the same address)


Hi Acres airport and Kings Field Airport are nearby, and Amtrak is 19 miles away in Lake Buena Vista. Clermont is not considered to be a walkable community.

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