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While we serve all Central Florida communities, below is a small sampling of some of the most popular residential destinations. We invite you to contact us for more information on any Central Florida community, or to help you find your dream home here in our area!



Celebration Exclusive Buyer Agent

CelebrationThe town of Celebration caters to every imaginable whim, whether you seek traditional afternoon tea, wine tastings, art galleries or carriage rides. The Celebration Hotel is within walking distance to Market Street, Celebration’s retail village featuring global cuisine, a movie theater and eclectic boutiques nestled along the lakeside promenade.  Just a few minutes away you can take in the wonders of Orlando.  There are several types of homes in Celebration, ranging from apartments, condos, and townhomes to spacious, sprawling estates.  The town of Celebration hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Whether you prefer to stroll down Market Street perusing fine art, dance to family friendly music in front of the lake, or watch “snow” falling during the holiday months, there is something planned for you!


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Dr. Phillips Exclusive Buyer Agent

Dr. PhillipsThe Dr. Phillips name has been a major presence in the central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. The area of Dr. Phillips is named after Dr. Phillip Phillips, a Central Florida citrus magnate. He was responsible for several key innovations in the processing and packaging of orange juice. He owned thousands of acres of groves, stretching across nine Central Florida counties and extending from Conroy Road on the north to the south end of the Sand Lake Chain, encompassing all of what is now Bay Hill, Orange Tree, Sand Lake Hills and Turkey Lake.


The Dr. Phillips community is considered a desirable place to live in Central Florida. Its proximity to excellent restaurants, shopping, YMCA, library, hospital,expressways, Orlando International Airport, downtown Orlando, Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and top public schools make it irresistible to locals and transferees.


The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips Inc. is perhaps best known for their support of central Florida programs through specialized grant funding.


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Hunter's Creek Exclusive Buyer Agent

Hunter's CreekHunter's Creek is a 4,000-acre planned community in southwest Orange County.  Comprised of 35 single-family neighborhoods, Hunter's Creek enjoys top-ranked schools. In addition, they host many happenings annually for the whole family including events for July 4th and Halloween.  Special camps are also held to coincide with school holidays, including a summer camp which has grown into a big success.  Hunter's Creek is conveniently located with regard to shopping, dining, recreation, theme parks, industry and the airport. Everything you need is right here in Hunter's Creek.  There are social groups and clubs, such as the Hunter's Creek Women's Association and the Fabulous 50s (seniors group). There are also volunteer service groups such as Citizens on Patrol and the Community Emergency Response Team. There are many ways to become involved in this great community.


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Kissimmee Exclusive Buyer Agent

KissimmeeKissimmee is a charming oasis in the middle of everything that is Central Florida and just minutes south of Orlando. This is a place that puts all different kinds of fun within easy reach. The exhilaration of a rollercoaster ride, the serenity of a lakefront sunset, all sit just moments away from one another.  There's something unique and special about being here.  Kissimmee offers a rich palette of choices and that alone creates the endless possibilities that make memories.  Within close proximity to the greater Orlando area which features a unique combination of authentic small-town charm, theme park thrills, outdoor adventures, challenging golf, tranquil beach landscapes and other excitement, Kissimmee is in the heart of it all!




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Lake Mary Exclusive Buyer Agent

Lake MaryLake Mary is a prestigious area situated in Seminole County, ranked as the number one place to live in Florida and number four in the United States.  The city of Lake Mary boasts a strong sense of community and a high standard of quality living.  Lake Mary is a mix of well planned and attractive residential communities situated among excellent shopping facilities, fantastic schools and prominent businesses.  Maybe that is one of the reasons why Lake Mary is one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. Thanks to the proactive police force, Lake Mary also has one of the lowest rates of crime in Florida. Located near Interstate 4, along the fast growing high tech business center, it's a friendly place to live and work and few places are more attractive.




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Ocoee Exclusive Buyer Agent

OcoeeOcoee is one of the fastest growing of the 13 cities in Orange County Florida area.  Ocoee is located 15 miles west of downtown Orlando near the shores of Lake Apopka -  Florida’s 2nd largest lake.   Recent  road improvements have improved access to this bedroom community of some 21,000 residents and has attracted a great deal of new development, both residential and commercial.  While growth has changed the outward appearance of the city, the spirit of its residents and the reasons for their decision to make Ocoee their home has not. The community’s small-town flavor and friendly atmosphere can be seen in residents who attend local craft fairs, annual Founders Day celebrations, youth sports and social events. While the city’s early settlers were attracted because of the beautiful setting, lakefront scenery and suitability for industry, today's residents and business owners can enjoy that the city is a shining example of the notion that growth and history can be successfully blended. The real estate market is comprised mainly of single-family homes with a diverse range of styles, but condominiums and townhouses are also available.  Single-family homes begin at $130,000 and reach up to $1 million and more for lakefront estates with water access to some of Florida’s most beautiful waterways.


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Orlando Exclusive Buyer Agent

OrlandoOrlando is one of the world's top tourist destinations. While most travelers journey to Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and other parks south of town, others find their way to Orlando's downtown. Especially during the evening, downtown Orlando offers a variety of treats for adults and kids, such as Church Street Station or a walk around Lake Eola park.


Orlando has a rapidly expanding economy and homegrown entertainment centers. It feels very much like a young city, both in terms of its energy levels and the newness of many of its neighborhoods. Today the downtown is becoming increasingly popular, with nightlife, art festivals and street parties complementing eclectic local neighborhoods, parks and eateries.


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Oviedo Exclusive Buyer Agent

OviedoFormally incorporated as a city in 1925 with a population of 800, Oviedo has roots that date back to just after the Civil War in 1865 when homesteaders came to the area along the shores of Lake Jesup to begin new lives. Prior to the arrival of these adventurous souls, the area that is now Oviedo was populated by the Timucuan Indians who were a part of the Seminole tribe.  Located in the heart of Central Florida just minutes from Orlando, Oviedo is surrounded by lush, sub-tropical hammocks with dense trees, fresh water lakes and ponds. Many real estate options exist, consisting of planned communities, residential neighborhoods and custom built home estates. The Oviedo Crossings Shopping Mall features five major department stores and more than 100 specialty stores. Dozens of recreational opportunities abound including dozens of world-class golf courses, Florida’s famous beaches and, of course, Orlando and its entertainment parks are only minutes away. Oviedo enjoys a nearby growing University of Central Florida, vibrant community colleges, excellent private and public high school, middle school and elementary school systems. The city is home to a progressive, pro-business environment that has helped add to the unparalleled growth, both in terms of residents and new businesses.


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Windermere Exclusive Buyer Agent

WindermereThe town of Windermere features some of the most sought after properties and beautifully designed homes to be found in Central Florida, indeed to be found anywhere in the Sunshine State.  Because of the unmatched beauty of the Butler Chain of Lakes, waterfront property is highly sought after.  Some of the most exquisite real estate development has occurred in and around Windermere.  The city council and other civic leaders have taken great pains to ensure that the unique charm is preserved for generations yet to come.  Windermere has been able to accomplish what has seemed impossible in many other locales. The city has developed in a fashion that has allowed the town to retain its wonderful historic charm and quaint city center which remains well preserved with wonderful shops, cafes and other venues that make the downtown incomparable.  Located less than a thirty minute drive from Orlando, Windermere is nestled among some of the most spectacular natural settings imaginable.  Situated among the Butler Chain of Lakes, Windermere is the perfect location for people who appreciate incomparable landscapes, recreational activities and easy going living.  So perfect is Windermere that it has been designated the number one city in all of Florida to raise a family.


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Winter Garden Exclusive Buyer Agent

Winter GardenDowntown Winter Garden offers a slice of small town life with redeveloped stores, restaurants and businesses reflecting the charm of old Florida. The community celebrates their history and charm with an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social (held in picturesque Newton Park on Lake Apopka) and 4th of July Celebration. Once renowned for its vast citrus industries, Winter Garden is beginning to attract other businesses, including computer and investment companies.


The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation has recently restored the Garden Theatre located at 160 West Plant Street in historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida. The Garden Theatre first opened in 1935 and was the first local theatre built specifically to show the new talking motion pictures.


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Winter Park Exclusive Buyer Agent

Winter ParkWinter Park was a favorite resort destination of wealthy New England Industrialists over 100 years ago and was the first centrally planned community in Florida. Downtown Winter Park features art galleries, a private liberal arts college, museums, a park, a train station, a golf course, country club, a historic cemetery, and a beach and boat launch. Winter Park is home to Rollins College, Full Sail Real World Education and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass on Earth.




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Winter Springs Exclusive Buyer Agent

Winter SpringsAbout 15 miles north of Orlando is the charming community of Winter Springs. One of the younger cities in Seminole County, Winter Springs has a history of strong population growth, as home seekers appreciate its quiet but convenient location just northeast of Orlando. The real estate market in Winter Springs consists of single-family detached homes, villas, condominiums and townhouses.  Winter  Springs residents have an average commute time of less than 30 minutes to downtown Orlando. Natural amenities include many small lakes, streams and creeks, providing relaxing venues for waterfront walks or nature hikes. There are also two golf courses, as well as nine city parks. Park sites include a community park called Central Winds, rated the #1 recreational park in the United States. Winter Springs's most prominent feature is the modern and elegant Winter Springs Town Center. The center features apartments, condominiums, shopping venues, restaurants and office space, all within walking distance. With gorgeous architecture, pedestrian-friendly walkways, street fountains and benches, Winter Springs Town Center is designed for living, working and playing.


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