Clermont : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Clermont

Clermont is a western suburb of Orlando, Florida. The area is growing fast: Clermont's 2006 population was 13,100, in 2012 the population was 29,400.  This former citrus growing town boasts a historic downtown district that remains similar to what it was 50 years ago. The Florida Citrus Tower is a local landmark. There are many big box stores in town and the population is rapidly growing. Picture of the Citrus Tower is courtesy of Wikipedia and Ebyabe, picture of Lake Sunnyside courtesy of Wikipedia and DanTD.

 

Where to Retire in Clermont and Home Prices

Many active adult communities are in the area (see link at top right), and some of these are relatively low priced.
Median home prices had risen to $217,300 in early 2016, according to Zillow.

 

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).

 

What is not special about Clermont

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

Who will like retirement in Clermont

People who want to retire to the Orlando area might like it in Clermont. Median household income is above the Florida average.

 

Local economy is driven by

Retail trade is an important industry in Clermont.
 

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 (8")
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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

Crime

Crime in Clermont is higher than the national average - its index is 554 vs. national index of 319. 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)
 

Transportation

Hi Acres airport and Kings Field Airport; Amtrak is 19 miles away in Lake Buena Vista; Clermont is not considered a walkable community.

 

Valuable Links

Clermont on Wikipedia

Clermont City Page

 

What people are saying about Clermont

Clermont observations
This comment came in from Pam and sheds some good perspective on our review of Clermont: You have Clermont all wrong. Yes we have shopping but the huge center was cancelled in recession. The traffic is very quiet compared to majority of Orlando areas. Housing is cheaper but is rising again already. The biggest thing about this area that is not mentioned is the rolling hills. We really do have hills, and winding roads and beautiful countryside. Kings Ridge and other golf courses sit on the hill and have some spectacular holes, nothing like the boring flat of most other FL courses. It is a world away from rest of Orlando but easy to get to the tourist things and the beach when you want them.
Posted by topretirementseditor on November 20, 2013
looking for lower cost communities
check out Davenport and Clermont FL- towns west of kissimmee. there are some manufactured home communities there. Kings Ridge, Polo Park, Outdoor Resorts of Clermont. Not so expensive as other places.
Posted by topretirementseditor on February 21, 2010

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Facts about CLERMONT
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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