Phil and Judy Kelley are
Realtors specializing in Florida lakefront homes, lots and investment properties. Central Florida lakefront homes
are some of the most desirable properties in Florida. Learn about
lake environmental issues, dock restrictions, flood zones, canal
homes, lake view and lake access properties. The vast Harris Chain
of Lakes is located in our area along with literally thousands of small and
medium sized lakes. The Cites of Mount Dora, Eustis,
Tavares and Leesburg are true lakefront cities with great waterfront
amenities and recreational opportunities. Here, boating, fishing,
waterskiing, cruising and exploring our natural waterways is a way
of life. Lakefront living is a dream lifestyle for many retirees.
Some come to Lake County for our great fishing, others love to
cruise our waterways, watch our abundant wildlife or catch lunch
with their friends at a waterfront restaurant. Lake County offers
residents a more simple and natural view of Old Florida. Instead of
touting the largest theme park or coaster, our area’s greatest
assets are courtesy of Mother Nature.
With more than 1,000
lakes and rivers, there’s no surprise how Lake County got its name.
This Central Florida County is not only home to hundreds of
waterways, but the freshwater fishing and boating amenities are some
of the best in the nation. From expansive lakeside parks and boating
facilities, to nationally recognized kayaking and canoeing trials,
Lake County is the closest thing in the State to a freshwater
Recently, the City of Tavares has worked to become “Americas
Seaplane City”. A new 88 slip marina and sea plane base has been
constructed on the edge of the downtown area. The base serves an
east-west sea lane on the lake and includes a floating fuel dock
with marine gas, three floating seaplane slips, a grassy beaching
area protected by floating docks positioned offshore, and a new
shallow-angle concrete ramp leading to paved parking for amphibians.
Al’s Landing, a popular restaurant overlooking the new Sea Plane
base is a popular place to enjoy lunch while watching the seaplanes
land and take flight on Lake Dora.
Each lake in Florida is unique. Buyers need to match their
lifestyle, expectations and budget to each lake in order to make the
right choice. As a team, we listen to our clients and use our
experience and knowledge to guide them to lakes that fit each
so many choices, it is important to ascertain the nuances of each
client’s “wish list”. Are you a fisherman? Water skier? Cruiser? Do
you want access to waterfront restaurants or just like a nice lake
view? The size of the lake is very important. For example, a cruiser
would be very bored if limited to a lake of 300 acres, while a
fisherman would be delighted to fish in a lake where public access
Many people are surprised to find how affordable a Harris Chain
canal or lagoon home can be. While direct lakefront property has
remained some of the most desirable real estate in our area, canal
homes offer an affordable waterfront living alternative. The Harris
Chain is surrounded by canals leading into the main lake. Boat docks
line these canals offering a popular lake lifestyle without the high
cost of living directly on the lake. This website offers a
unique property search feature that allows public access to the
Central Florida MLS database. This is the same database that
Realtors use to find homes for their clients. In addition, we have
teamed with “Listing Book” to offer personally customized searches
along with email notifications of a change in status or availability
of a home within their search criteria. If you are interested in a
custom search for your own use, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Finding the right lakefront home or property can be a
daunting task. Most Realtors do not have intimate knowledge of these
properties and this can lead to disappointments and wasted time.
Some of the properties listed in the MLS as “lakefront” are not.
Sometimes the so-called lake is actually a drainage area or
“seasonal pond”. Lake levels fluctuate and canals can become shallow
or dry during droughts. You not only need to know the conditions of
the lake as it currently exists, you need to know the historic and
seasonal levels and conditions of each lake.
We hope you
enjoy this website, find it useful and will return again.
Thanks for visiting!