Davenport : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Davenport

Davenport is a very small town of about 2500 in the Orlando area.  Nearby towns are Haines City, Kissimmee, Cypress Gardens, and Winter Haven. For more about the area so the reviews of these towns in our Florida Directory.

Photo of the historic district city hall courtesy of Ebyabe and Wikipedia.
 

Where to Retire in Davenport and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right).
Median home values were $190,000 in early 2018, according to City-data.com.

 

What is special about Davenport

Small town with a lower than the national average crime rate, and close to Walt Disney World.

 

What is not special about Davenport

Davenport is not considered to be a walkable community and there is no public transportation. Living close to Disney World and Orlando means lots of traffic.
 

Who will like retirement in Davenport

Those who want a small town close to Orlando and all it has to offer, may enjoy living here. Davenport has festivals, a farmers market, library and a medical center.
 

Local economy is driven by

Proximity to Orlando is important to the economy in Davenport with Tourism, Arts and Entertainment
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 65 degrees, July's average is 82.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Davenport offers events and festivals, but for the cultural scene Orlando is nearby.
 

Crime

Crime in Davenport is about two thirds the national average.
 

Medical facilities

Heart of Florida Medical Center is located here.
 

Transportation

Orlando is the nearest airport, about 35 miles away.
 

Valuable Links

Davenport on Wikipedia
 

What people are saying about Davenport

Re: Discuss what its like to live in Davenport
[quote:258da1ee12="NULL"]Discuss what its like to live in Davenport[/quote:258da1ee12] Davenport is a great place to retire because it is only 20 minutes from Disney and 30 minutes from Orlando airport just off of I-4. It is an area close to everything but not in the middle of all the congestion. Del Webb Orlando is a great place to live in a 55 plus gated golf community. If you want more info email your address and phone number to susan@thetropicalsunteam.com for a brochure and more info.
Posted by SusanMelton on July 18, 2010

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