Waterfront Homes for Sale in Orlando

Before the mid-16th century, the Seminole Native Americans inhabited parts of modern-day Orlando. In 1539, Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto arrived at the coast of Florida in search of a deep harbor that led inland. Soto and his men were the first recorded Europeans to interact with the Seminole Native Americans. Fast forwarding to 1856, before the existence of Orlando, the settlement of Fort Gatlin became the seat of the newly formed Orange County. Up until the Civil War, the land remained a rural backwater, suffering much due to the Union blockade. Thanks to the Reconstruction Era, the region experienced a big comeback, which resulted in the incorporation of Orlando as a town in July 1885. At that time, only 85 residents lived there. In 1879, the Town of Orlando revoked its charter for a short time. Then it was re-incorporated as a city in 1885. Orlando went through a time of great prosperity from the citrus industry. This period lasted from 1875 to 1895 and is remembered as “Orlando’s Golden Era.” Between 1894 and 1895, Florida suffered a period known in history as the “Great Freeze.” With much of the citrus plantations in danger of failing, their operations were sold and moved further south. It wouldn’t be until the 1960s when Walt Disney built Walt Disney World that Orlando began the transformation into the global city it is today.

When people consider purchasing a home in the Orlando metropolitan area, they often think of all the fantastic attractions like Walt Disney World. Orlando is called the "The Theme Park Capital of the World" for a reason, after all. Nevertheless, Orlando offers residents and tourists numerous national parks and gardens in and around the city. For example, you have Blue Spring State Park Florida, a 2,600-acre park with the most significant freshwater spring on the Saint Johns River. During the swimming season, the crystal-clear waters maintain a temperature of roughly 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Furthermore, it acts as a refuge for and other creatures throughout the months. In addition to that, you have Canaveral National Seashore located at New Smyrna Beach approximately 56 miles via FL-44 west and I-4 west. This beautiful seashore oasis is sanctuary wildlife and human, home to a large number of endangered animal species. One such endangered native of this area is the sea turtle who arrives once a year to lay their eggs under the sand on the beach. Not only is it a seashore but it is an oceanside city, an ideal area for residents and visitors alike to enjoy numerous outdoor activities. Some of these activities include boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding.

If you’re searching the market for waterfront homes for sale in Orlando, you’re in for a treat. The Orlando area has a vast array of single-family homes for sale ranging from starter homes to grand estates. An abundance of residential communities also offers potential homebuyers a long list of unique amenities including proximity to numerous theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort, world-class golf courses, large lots, swimming pools, water views, and the list goes on. Some of the top communities include Disney Golden Oak, Cypress Point, Westwood Farms, Curacao (Island Colonial retreats), Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Baldwin Park, among others. waterfront homes for sale in Orlando feature designs like the Mediterranean, Tuscan, Colonial, Grand Château, Spanish, Neoclassical Revival, Spanish Colonial, as well as numerous custom designed homes. Some waterfront homes for sale in Orlando have been designed and built by such names as Phil Kean Design Group, Merritt Park, Stonebridge Homes, and Akers Custom Homes. Additionally, some waterfront homes for sale in Orlando have made it in The Wall Street Journal Mansion, which bespeaks of the luxury of some houses on the market here. For those looking for something more quaint, waterfront homes for sale in Orlando also include penthouses, villas, luxury apartments, condominiums, and townhomes. Orlando real estate listings go fast, so if you find a waterfront property for sale in Orlando you like, feel more than free to contact us today for further information or to schedule a viewing.