Eden Isle: Horizon West Community Profile
Eden Isle: Horizon West Community Profile
There is a hidden jewel of a community in Windermere, Florida called Eden Isle at Summerport. Eden Isle is in Horizon West, a suburb of Orlando in western Orange County. The neighborhood is situated along the eastern shores of Lake Speer and just short walk from the Summerport Village Shopping Plaza. That can be a pretty typical description of any lakefront community in Windermere, however what makes it even more unique is the fact that not many people know exactly where it is. Even long time area residents either haven’t heard of the community or don’t know how to get here. Eden Isle is a smaller community (about 180 single family homes), so if you want to purchase a home here, make sure your agent keeps you up to date with all active listings. Eden Isle at Summerport is a gated community with just one road in/out and situated in such a way that seems hidden to the outside world. While driving to the community, you’ll pass a round-a-bout just before entering the beautifully landscaped entrance and security gate. Once inside, you’ll drive down oak tree-lined streets to find single family homes on larger-than-typical lots as compared to most Horizon West communities. Eden Isle has multiple green spaces, a community park, and even it’s own private boat ramp which leads to the 250+ acre, spring-fed lake, Lake Speer.
On any given day, you will see Eden Isle residents either biking, jogging, walking their dogs, or simply socializing with other Eden Isle neighbors. Children are always out playing, and on most weekends you can smell food cooking from a grill as someone prepares an afternoon feast for family and friends. Eden Isle simply gives its residents that close-knit, neighborhood feeling that so many people desire.
Location, Location, Location
When it comes to Real Estate, the one word that becomes the mantra for every real estate agent known to mankind is location. Location is the number one rule in real estate, though it is often the overlooked. It will come as no surprise that Eden Isle at Summerport has a favorable location when compared to other similarly priced neighborhoods in Horizon West and in the Windermere High School District. Location is the primary reason why families purchase a home here. The Eden Isle at Summerport community is “tucked away” behind a small town home community, and surrounded by water or conservation on the North, West and South sides. See aerial image from Google Maps. In addition to the natural beauty in and around Eden Isle, it also checks many of the “must haves” for families looking to live in Horizon West. From the single road, gated entrance to the proximity to local shopping and entertainment spots, Eden Isle at Summerport has you covered. Eden Isle is only 1/2 mile from the local Summerport Shopping Plaza, a small-to-medium size plaza anchored by a Publix Grocery Store with various restaurants, retailers and other service providers. There’s a quaint little grilled cheese restaurant called 33 & Melt (voted best grilled cheese in Orlando) located just a few steps away in the Summerport Village. If it’s your child’s education that is most important to you, then Eden Isle has that covered too. Eden Isle is zoned for Keenes Crossing Elementary, Bridgewater Middle and the new Windermere High School…all highly rated, Orange County public schools. If private school education is your cup of tea, then Windermere Preparatory School will be a great choice. Windermere Prep is less than 2 miles away and was voted Best Private School in Central Florida according to their website. When pondering dining or entertainment outside of our cozy, Eden Isle community, there is no shortage of choices. From world class golfing to shopping to visiting theme parks, Eden Isle gives you easy access to it all. The Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, the most popular golf course in Orlando, is less than 5 miles gate to tee, and it’s only a short hop, skip and jump from the gates of Eden Isle to the wonderful world of Mickey Mouse, aka Walt Disney World. In fact, residents can enjoy Disney’s nightly fireworks extravaganza without ever leaving their homes…well actually, you may have to walk outside to see the show. In case Disney is not the only theme park you love, Universal Orlando and Sea World Orlando are nearby too. Need more shopping? There’s a new town center in Horizon West called Hamlin which should be completed by the end of 2017. Hamlin is just a few miles to the West, and when finished, there will be more shops, dining options and even a new movie theater for everyone to enjoy. Simply put, there is no shortage of recreation, dining and entertainment close by for the entire family to enjoy.
Come Home to Eden Isle
If you haven’t noticed by now, I am partial to the Horizon West suburb of Orlando, and in particular to Eden Isle at Summerport. I’ve mentioned some great reasons to love it, and once here, you will love it too. If you are already curious about what’s for sale in Eden Isle, check out this listing, 6207 River Fruit Ct., or click here are to view all of the active listings. If you’re not ready to buy, that’s ok…I’ll be here…ready to help. Let’s stay in touch by clicking this link. For more information about me, here’s a link to my bio.
Chris Siegfried | Horizon West Real Estate Expert | Lakeside Realty Windermere | 407-307-7922 | firstname.lastname@example.org