Eustis

Today, downtown Eustis is quaint and charming with several local restaurants, breweries, and parks. Traditions are still maintained like celebrating George Washingtons' birthday (now called GeorgeFest). Eustis prides itself on being a place of culture, opportunity, and vitality. The town is known as being the citrus capital  Eustis real estate includes a variety of single-family homes and land with plenty of room for kids, pets, and animals.

Sunset over a lake in Eustis, Florida

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About Eustis, FL

Eustis serves as the main city center for surrounding rural areas. Residents are able to enjoy living in nature while still having access to major amenities such as shopping, schools, and medical services. Nearby communities include Mount Dora, Leesburg, Tavares, Grand Island, and several others.

Eustis History

Eustis is one of a handful of towns in Lake County that dates back to the 1870s. Eustis was primarily settled after the Civil War era when settlers continued their trek south from other states into Florida. Eustis is named after Colonel Abraham Eustis who served in the US Army in the early nineteenth century. Several homesteaders arrived in Eustis in late 1875.

Before the age of Rail Roads in much of Florida, the primary way of traveling was by large steamboats. Cruising down the St. Johns River and into Lake Eustis was very manageable. Soon, Eustis became the "Orange Capital of the World". There was even a research center created in the town limits to study plants and they later were pioneers in the research of hybridization of citrus. 

Eustis Real Estate

Eustis, FL real estate has something for everyone, especially if you’re looking for a home near the water. As you travel the streets through this charming community you’ll find smaller to mid-sized single-family homes with a more traditional style. Homes located along the various lakes tend to have larger lots and more contemporary designs with luxury finishings.

Within Eustis you’ll find a number of unique subdivisions, commonly corresponding with one of the many nearby lakes. Inside these lakefront properties, you’ll be greeted by grand entryways, spacious living, and entertaining areas, kitchens outfitted with professional-grade appliances, abundant counter space, and much more. Large bedrooms and windows invite natural light to fill the rooms. Luxurious bathrooms offer the perfect retreat after a busy day.

The exterior features of Eustis lakefront homes are just as impressive as the interior. Enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens, a private pool, cozy outdoor living, and entertaining spaces. Some properties have even been zoned to allow horses. Gated driveways create additional privacy and exclusivity.

Smaller and more mid-sized homes are close to the many lakes and offer owners easy access to the various lakes. You’ll find more traditional, ranch, and two-story homes with smaller yards, but ample space for individuals and families.

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Education in Eustis

Eustis is a family-friendly community and is served by the Lake County School District. Schools are available for all levels of education and even post-secondary training.

Activities In Eustis

Boating in the lake has always been a great pastime for visitors and residents and you will commonly see people enjoying watersports from boating to fishing and everything in between. 

Off the water, there is much to explore. History buffs will enjoy learning about the various historic sites within Eustis. Make sure to check out a few of these places:

  • Clifford House
  • Eustis Commercial Historic District
  • Ferran Park and the Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell
  • Gould Hyde Norton House
  • Moses J. Taylor House
  • Purdy Villa
  • William Kimbrough Pendleton House
  • Woman's Club of Eustis

Eustis Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $317K
Lowest Price $700
Highest Price $7.6M
Total Listings 1,266
Avg. Days On Market 192
Avg. Price/SQFT $169

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