Often known as a peaceful oasis near busy Orlando — Windermere, FL is a quiet little town nestled among the lakes of the Butler chain. It is one of the oldest communities in Orange County and is one of the most popular suburbs of Orlando. Read more about Windermere FL.

Aerial view of Windermere Lake, Florida

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2M
Lowest Price $317K
Highest Price $22M
Total Listings 291
Avg. Days On Market 86
Avg. Price/SQFT $419

Property Types (active listings)

Windermere FL Homes for Sale

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Windermere is one of the smallest communities in the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. With just over 3,000 residents and about 1.1 square miles in land, Windermere contains some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the United States and is well established as the linchpin in Central Florida's luxury real estate market. It's a favorite of professionals, families, and many national celebrities. Among other things, Windermere is famous for the Butler Chain of Lakes that connects 11 lakes that border almost the entire city Windermere, creating a haven for boating, water skiing, fishing, and swimming year-round. 

The Windermere community was established in the late 1880s. It was chartered in 1925 and since has become an incorporated municipality, complete with its own town manager and city council. As an incorporated municipality, Windermere real estate offers residents a variety of city-based services. It operates its own police department but relies on Orange County for fire and rescue services. While it doesn't have much in regard to landmass, it makes up with that fact with its growing population and business climate.

Many Windermere residents do commute outside of the community to work, but the town does have some business activity to its credit. It is also the home of several top-rated schools and offers its residents a peaceful existence along the shores of several lakes. Built on an isthmus, this Orange County city is tiny but offers those interested in Windermere real estate some big advantages.

Windermere Luxury Homes & Estates

The Windermere luxury real estate market ranges from merely beautifully appointed homes, to palatial mansions befitting of only the area's most elite residents. With all its beauty and natural splendor, it's still within minutes of great food, shops, and the Disney theme parks.

Windermere real estate is known for its beautiful lakes and golf greens defining expansive estates from styles ranging from Modern to Mediterranean - and everything in between. If you just can't have anything but the very best, you've found your starting point for your luxury real estate search.

Working In Windermere

Buyers researching Windermere real estate will find that many residents do, in fact, commute elsewhere for employment. Many of Windermere's residents include professional athletes and entertainers, others work in nearby Orlando. Major employers here include Cendant Corp., the city and Orange County. The city does have its own downtown business district and businesses are predominately retail and service-oriented in nature.

Would you like to talk to an expert in Windermere, Florida real estate? Folio Real Estate & Property Management specializes in the Central Florida real estate market. Contact us online or call us at 407-352-4020 and let us help you with all of your real estate needs.

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Educational Opportunities

Windermere is served by the Orange County School District. The community has its own elementary, middle and high schools that serve it and nearby students. Most schools within the Orange County district have an A-rating by the State of Florida.

Buyers who choose Windermere homes will find that opportunities for advanced education surround them. Windermere real estate is within a short drive to such colleges and universities as Stetson, the University of Central Florida, Embry-Riddle and several community colleges.

Shopping In Windermere

Residents who choose Windermere homes will discover they are located in the middle of a shopper's paradise. Windermere itself only offers a small core of businesses, but the town is surrounded by the major shopping districts of the Orlando metropolitan area. Residents here can find just about any shop or restaurant they desire within minutes of their homes. From Macy's and Dillard's to Barnes & Noble and beyond, shopping is not an issue for those who select Windermere homes.

Getting Outdoors

Windermere real estate is almost exclusively lakefront property. The town is surrounded by Lake Butler on the west, Lake Bessie on the southeast and Lake Down on the east. The city's parks and recreation department maintains local parks, beaches and recreational trails within the one-mile-square borders of Windermere. In addition, this department is responsible for staging many community events, such as an annual Halloween party and parade.

Things To Do In Windermere

Buyers who select Windermere homes will find they are in the middle of Central Florida's playground. This city is in close proximity to all major attractions in Orlando, Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista. Attractions include the theme parks and museums in the Orlando area and the nearby beaches on the East Coast. Windermere residents will also find the community's own lakes and beaches provide for plenty of entertainment. Other attractions include:

Windermere homes are found in one of the Orlando Metropolitan Area's smallest towns, but this community offers its residents a great deal to come home to. When a quiet retreat from the bustle of the big city is wanted, this waterfront town delivers.

Community Highlights

Windermere Food Truck Night, Windermere FL

  • Boat the Butler Chain of Lakes: Living among the lakes is a beloved privilege for residents of the Town of Windermere. We enjoy and protect these resources with our Orange County neighbors and visitors.
  • Farmers Market: The Town of Windermere hosts a weekly Farmers Market along Town Square Park — including a wide range of vendors offering fresh produce to jewelry and flowers.
  • Food Truck Nights: Windermere’s Food Truck night is held on the 4th Friday of every month at Town Square Park. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a variety of cuisine from 15-18 trucks.

Choosing Windermere Real Estate

Windermere homes are a little different than those found in other parts of Central Florida. This community is predominately known for its large, lakeside and golf community estates. It is home to the Butler Bay development and is just a stone's throw from the renowned Isleworth, which shares its ZIP code. With so many communities and so many details to keep in mind, you need a Windermere Realtor® who has experience selling and listing every type of home the area offers. We have the experience, knowledge, and location to help you succeed in buying that perfect Windermere home and our sales record proves it.

Need more info about Windermere homes?

Folio Real Estate & Property Management specializes in the Central Florida real estate market. Contact us online or call us at 407-352-4020 for a free consultation with one of our agents.

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