Eustis : Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Eustis

Eustis is a small town in the heart of Lake County, Florida, with a population of 23,189 (2020 Census). It was established in 1883, when the shoreline along Lake Eustis was newly discovered as a beautiful spot for both tourism and the citrus industry. Today, the waterfront town has a vibrant downtown, community parks, and a Lake Walk which extends along the shoreline. It is committed to clean and green neighborhoods, along with being designated a Florida Main Street City and a Florida Tree City. Photo of Clifford House a historic home listed on the National Register of Historic Places which was owned by G.D. Clifford, an early settler and local merchandiser, and photo of City Hall are both courtesy of Ebyabe and Wikipedia, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Eustis and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $335,276 in mid-2022, up over 33% over the past year. There is a golf course community here-see link at left.


What Is Special about Eustis

Eustis is a small waterfront town that has beautiful parks with boat docks, trails, and an array of outdoor recreation including boating and fishing.


What Is Not Special about Eustis

Eustis is not considered a walkable town, except for the downtown area. The crime rate is a little higher than the national average.


Who Will Like Retirement in Eustis

Those looking for a walkable downtown and a waterfront community would enjoy living here. There is a library, a techical college, and a hosptial nearby.  The town hosts events and festivals, and Disney World is just 40 miles away.


Local Economy Is Driven by

The economy is driven by retail and construction


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 60 degrees, July's average temperature is 81.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Ferran Park is located on the shores of Lake Eustis and features walking paths, an aquatic center, and The Alice McClelland Memorial bandshell which hosts a variety of entertainment, and is listed n the National Register of Historic Places; a popular annual event is GeorgeFest, George Washington's Birthday celebration has been held each February since 1902, and includes a parade, arts and crafts, and a sailing regatta; the town's merchants hosts street parties once a month with music and dancing; The Eustis Art League and those of neighboring towns sponsor shows, and the Bay Street Players stage several live productions each year; The Clifford house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was once the cultural center of Eustis and today is home to the Eustis Historical Museum and Preservation Society.



The crime rate here is a little higher than the national average with most incidents involving theft.


Medical Facilities

Florida Hospital Waterman is in Tavares, just a couple of miles away.



The nearest large airport is in Orlando, about 40 miles away.


Valuable Links

Eustis, Florida

Eustis Chamber of Commerce


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