Mount Dora, Florida Makes Smithsonian's Top 20 Places to Live!

Mount Dora Makes the Top 20 Best Small Cities in America!
Now is an excellent time to buy in Mount Dora, BEFORE the cost skyrocket due to the new Wekiva Parkway expressway linking Lake County to the main business hub of Orlando.  New construction in Mount Dora prices are below the average for central Florida with new single family homes starting the mid $100,000's with an average $$$/sq. ft. hovering around $75. There are several reasons that make Mount Dora an ideal city to live in:  Small population, low crime rate, close proximity to recreation, excellent housing value, lots of teachers per student and easily accessible to major metropolitan cities, if you need to commute.  In fact, that last fact (commutability) is the #1 reason that Mount Dora is about to experience a huge explosion in housing.  The 429 expressway and connected 453 will soon create a direct link to the main artery into Orlando.  See the photo below for more on that.  

See current builders in the Mount Dora area here:
Mount Dora New Construction

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Facts about Mount Dora:
As of 2012, Mount Dora's population is 12,370 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 29.18 percent.
The median home cost in Mount Dora is $127,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.43 percent.
Compared to the rest of the country, Mount Dora'scost of living is 3.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
Mount Dora public schools spend $4,456 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 16.5 students per teacher in Mount Dora.
The unemployment rate in Mount Dora is 10.20percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Negative. Mount Dora jobs have Decreased by 1.43 percent.