Photo:Lake Nona is a 7,000-acre mixed-use development in Orlando.
Central Florida roundup
The Villages and Lake Nona are growth magnets
For a look at highlights defining residential real estate in Florida, consider two fast-growing communities in central Florida: The Villages, home to more than 100,000 “active adult” retirees and 50,000 golf carts; and Lake Nona, home to an emerging “medical city,” with walkable neighborhoods attracting health care and high-tech workers. In this article, features of both communities are highlighted along with a chart of other residential trends in Florida.
Also mentioned in this regional roundup, newsmakers and key players including Brock Nicholas and John Gilbert. Businesses and companies mentioned include Gulftainer, Port Canaveral, C&C Peat, University of Central Florida, Universal Orlando’s Diagon Alley, FAZ Technology, Kony, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, The Crosslands at Osceola Corporate Center, Ambient Technologies, Osceola Regional Medical Center Florida Hospital Waterman, The Villages Regional Hospital and a spotlight on Orlando City Soccer.
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