Apopka

Just minutes from Orlando along the northeast shore of Lake Apopka, you’ll find Apopka. The city of Apopka is hugely popular for its outdoor recreation opportunities. Residents love to enjoy the many lakes, springs and natural areas. Lake Apopka provides great fishing opportunities, while also having the perfect hiking destination along its vast northern shore.

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Apopka, FL Real Estate

When it comes to selection, Apopka real estate opportunities have it all. Commercial investors can choose from vacant land, or various commercial properties, and residential investors can choose from a variety of properties from single-family homes with income-generating potential, or townhouses.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind home, you’ll find it in Apopka. There are many lakefront and waterfront properties to choose from in a large number of styles ranging from the modern, traditional, ranch, Spanish, and colonial styles. You’ll also find a selection of traditional Florida bungalows and cottages.

Step inside and be welcomed by spacious interiors, and open layouts with large kitchens ideal for entertaining. Discover the homes and enjoy the flow effortlessly from space to space. High-end finishings can be found throughout the homes. Some properties include covered private pools or whole-home generators.

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Life In Apopka, FL

The city of Apopka is one of the fastest-growing cities in Orange County, Florida. Growth can be found in all directions and includes commercial as well as residential developments. Apopka has a large number of greenhouse nurseries and is often referred to as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World”. Residents are fortunate to be in a city that is surrounded by glorious parks and green spaces.

When it comes to location, Apopka is perfectly situated just 16 miles northwest of downtown Orlando. It’s also just north of Paradise Heights and Ocoee. To the west is Forest City. Apopka is easily accessible and well connected through a number of highways and expressways including West Orange Blossom Trail, Maitland Boulevard Extension, as well as a number of smaller local roadways.

Throughout the city, you’ll find various shopping centers as well as several big-box retailers like Lowes, Home Depot, and Staples. There is a great variety of locally-owned shops and services available as well.

A dinner out on the town is always an exciting option with restaurants serving up a variety of global cuisines and fresh seafood dishes.

Things To Do Around Apopka

From various water sports to hiking trails, museums, parks, and sporting events there is always something to do in Apopka. Here are some of the most popular things to do:

  • Apopka Museum - step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of the city
  • Alonzo Williams Park features multi-purpose fields, basketball courts, playground, softball field, and community center. It’s a great place for families and friends to spend an afternoon
  • Apopka Athletic Complex has soccer and softball fields as well as a playground
  • Kit Land Nelson Park includes a splash pad, playground and was originally known as City Park
  • Several other parks can be found throughout the city
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park
  • Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail - 3 hours guided drive through 11 miles of nature preserve to view local wildlife
  • Hutchinson Farm Winery is a small boutique winery serving up some delicious local wines

A Brief History Of Apopka

The earliest residents were the Acuera people, members of the Timucua Tribe. The Acuera were succeeded by refugees from Georgia and Alabama and formed the Seminole Tribe. Members of the Seminole Tribe gave the city its name from the Seminole word Ahapopka for "Potato eating place". Tumultuous times forced residents deeper into the wilderness and the area became grounds for trading with the establishment of “The Lodge”. You can visit “The Lodge” today at Main Street and Alabama Avenue.

FAQs

What is Apopka known for?

Apopka, Florida is known for its rich history, outdoor recreational opportunities, and agriculture. The city is located in the heart of Central Florida and is known for its large citrus groves and blueberry farms. It is also home to several state parks, including Wekiwa Springs State Park and Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which offer hiking, biking, and kayaking opportunities. Apopka is also known for its historic downtown area, which features a variety of shops and restaurants. 

How far is Apopka from Orlando?

Apopka is located 13 miles north of Orlando and the approximate driving time between the two cities is 20 minutes.

Is Apopka a good place to live?

Apopka, Florida is considered a good place to live by many residents and experts. It is a growing city with a population of over 50,000, and it is known for its affordable housing, low crime rate, good schools, and a variety of recreational activities. The city also has a strong sense of community and a diverse population.

Are there good schools in Apopka?

Apopka has a good reputation for having high-performing schools and supportive communities, Some of the top-rated schools in the area include:

  • Apopka High School, which has a 9 out of 10 rating on GreatSchools.org and is known for its strong academic programs and extracurricular activities.

  • Wolf Lake Middle School, which has a 9 out of 10 rating on GreatSchools.org and is known for its strong academic programs and supportive staff.

  • Bear Lake Elementary School, which has a 9 out of 10 rating on GreatSchools.org and is known for its strong academic programs and dedicated teachers.

  • Apopka Memorial Middle School, which has a 8 out of 10 rating on GreatSchools.org and is known for its strong academic programs and supportive staff.

What is the housing market like in Apopka?

The housing market in Apopka, Florida is currently considered a seller's market. This means that there are more buyers than there are available homes for sale, resulting in increased competition among buyers and higher prices for sellers. Demand for housing in Apopka is driven by its proximity to Orlando and its growing economy.


Apopka Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $444K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $200M
Total Listings 538,473
Avg. Days On Market 192
Avg. Price/SQFT $264

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