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January 2015 Blog Archive

Best Towns for Families Lake Mary FL
Best Towns for Families Lake Mary FL Wed, Jan 21, 2015 Lake Mary's Faimily-Friendly " Best Towns to live" according to Family Circle Magazine.   The reason for this is simple, look at our stats! Population              &nb... Read More

Higest and Lowest Florida County Property Tax Rates Tue, Jan 20, 2015 Considering a move to Florida?  You may want to review the Counties in Florida who have the lowest property taxes prior to the relocation. 10 Florida Counties with the HIGHEST Property Tax Rates - the millage rate is listed next to the city. A... Read More

Florida's larest Black Bear Captured
Florida's larest Black Bear Captured Fri, Jan 23, 2015 The largest black bear on record was trapped and killed by Florida Wildlife officers on Sunday in Longwood, FL.  The palatial 740 pound bear had been know for grazing a high end community Alaqua Lakes.  Florida Fish & Wildlife... Read More

Lake Nona Creates Waves with New Lagoon Amenities Fri, Jan 23, 2015 Lake Nona developer Tavistock Development Co. LLC has partnered with Miami-based Crystal Lagoons US Corp., which is a firm that designs and provides technology for palatial man-made recreational pools to resorts, residential developments and public p... Read More

Voxx International relocates to Lake Nona Fri, Jan 23, 2015 New York based auto equipment Voxx International Corp. (Nasdaq VOXX) will build their new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lake Nona.  This will create 134 new high wage jobs to Central Florida. $16.5 M  Voxx International will i... Read More

Olando Floridas $2.3 Billion I-4 Construction Project Thu, Jan 22, 2015 The single most largest development in Central Florida is to revamp 21 miles of Interstate 4 roadways.  The project involves beautifying, rebuilding and adding tolled express lanes between Kirkman Road in Orange County and State Road 434 in Semi... Read More

Innovative Approach for Lake Mary High School Thu, Jan 22, 2015 A new endeavor for Lake Mary High School, offering two programs in both forensic science and legal studies.  Seminole County Public Schools goal is to provide a variety of opportunities for the students to explore possible careers.  Lake Ma... Read More

Riders on Central Forida Sun Rail exceed 9,000
Riders on Central Forida Sun Rail exceed 9,000 Thu, Jan 22, 2015 The number of SunRail riders are quite amazing, over 9,000 passengers who rode the system on January 2nd, 2015.  The figures has tripled since the fourth quarter of 2014.  One interesting fact is the evening the Orlando Magic played the Bos... Read More

Boutique Hotel on the Horizen for UCF Wed, Jan 21, 2015 University of Central Florida will get a boutique hotel and new conference center.  KUD International LLC, is projected to build the $24.2 Million dollar site.  The project is expectd to be comprised of 100-130 rooms, six-story hotel situat... Read More

Central Florida Mansions
Central Florida Mansions Wed, Jan 21, 2015 Many of Central Florida's 100 most expensive homes are concentrated in three Orange County FL communities.    Isleworth and Winter Park dominate the new list of Central Florida's wealthiest addresses, with Lake Nona arriving as the new hot ... Read More

Top Five Production / Semi-Custom Home Builders Wed, Jan 21, 2015 Central Florida's Top Five Builders Ranked by Total Dollar Value   1.    Lennar Homes                        &nbs... Read More

The New Four Seasons Hotel Orlando FL
The New Four Seasons Hotel Orlando FL Wed, Jan 21, 2015 It has been the buzz for years and now guests may enjoy the Four Seasons Resort At Walt Disney World Resort.  Set in a tranquil setting within the gated Golden Oak community, a Disney developed residential enclave of custom homes. This 26 ... Read More

Interesting Facts About Florida
Interesting Facts About Florida Tue, Jan 20, 2015 1,000 People Move to Florida Each Day 19 Major Commercial Airports 14 Deepwater Ports 1,800 Miles of Coastline 12 International Airports 1,250 + Golf Courses  Florida has more golf courses than any other state.  Palm Beach County has m... Read More

Lake Nona adds a World Class Tennis Facility Tue, Jan 20, 2015 Lake Nona, FL is getting a $60 million training and tournament center by the United States Tennis Association.  This will become the new home of American tennis by the fourth quarter of 2016. The USTA will reveal its plans for the center which ... Read More

Lake Mary Recognized as "10 Best Towns for Families"
Lake Mary Recognized as "10 Best Towns for Families" Tue, Jan 20, 2015 The city of Lake Mary Florida was recently named as one of the "10 Best Towns for Families" by Family Circle magazine.  The criteria for this award included quality of the schools, low crime rate and affordable homes. All of these qualities are... Read More

Lake Mary High School and Lyman High School Ranks as Most Challenging Tue, Jan 20, 2015 Lake Mary High School and Lyman High School in Longwood were ranked as some of  "America's Most Challenging" schools by The Washington Post for 2013.  The rating was based on the ratio of the number of Advanced Placement, International Bac... Read More

The Seminole Trail's Enthusiastic Painter
The Seminole Trail's Enthusiastic Painter Tue, Jan 20, 2015 One of Longwood's residents turns his hobby into  a community art project along the Seminole County Bike Trail.  Jeff Sonksen, of Longwood, FL a former carpenter, paints large portraits of celebrities, prominent world figures and movie char... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Booming in Lake Nona, FL.
Commercial Real Estate Booming in Lake Nona, FL. Tue, Jan 20, 2015 Lake Nona 's Medical City is seeing a great expansion in townhomes, single-family homes and apartments which are being bought and sold thought the vast community in southeast Orlando.   Recently the commercial development is revving up as well... Read More

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