Lake County

Lake County is located in Central Florida bordering Orange, Polk, Sumter, Marion, Seminole and Volusia Counties.

Lake County was named for it's large number of lakes and is part of the Central Highlands with rolling hills and an elevation of approximately 50 to 190 feet above sea level. Lake County is a step away from the big city and features small towns, relaxing atmosphere, and nature at it's best. The southeastern tip is part of the growing 4 corners area minutes away from Disney and Central Florida Attractions while the northwest borders the Ocala National Forest. 

Lake County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
210,527
Population - 2010
297,047
Population - 2015 Est
316,569
Land Area (sq mi)
938
Water Area (sq mi)
219
Total Area (sq mi)
1,157
Average Rainfall
50
Temperature - Average High
90
Temperature - Average Low
75

Official Listings

Lake County School District is the 19th largest public school district in the state of Florida. There are approximately 41,000 students across 50 different public schools that including traditional schools, charter schools, alternatives schools, and adult learning centers.

Beacon College is a Leesburg college for students who learn differently. Students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, and other conditions can earn associates and bachelors degrees in programs that work for them.

The Eustis Memorial Library has been an independent library in Eustis for over 100 years.

The IceHouse Theatre is a theatre in Mount Dora that first opened in 1948. It puts on many plays and musicals every season.

The Lake County Library System has 15 branches in Astor, Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Howey-in-the-Hills, Minneola, Tavares, Mount Dora, Sorrento, Montverde, Leesburg, Groveland, Paisley, Umatilla, and 2 in Clermont.

The Moonlight Players Theater is a theater that opened in 1999 as a home for the The Moonlight Players. It was renovated from an old car shop.

April 29-30, 2017

Location: Elizabeth Evans Park, Mount Dora, Florida

Promoting blueberries in Florida, Mount Dora, the City of Festivals, is hosting a weekend of fun and activities. 

The State Theatre is a historic theater in Eustis which first opened in 1916 to show motion pictures. Today it is owned by the Bay Street Players, who turned the old movie theater into a thriving performing arts venue in the 1970s.

More Resources

For families homeschooling students age 11 to 18 and living in Central Florida, this teen only group includes activities, field trips, etc. will be geared toward the middle to high school level/age group.

We are a support group of homeschoolers in the Golden Triangle area of Lake County, Florida that meets regularly. We offer weekly park days, field trips, mom's night outs, and other events throughout the year. With over 200 families, we have all ages and homeschooling approaches represented in our group, although the highest concentration of students is lower middle school and younger.

If you are an "Unschooler" or a really relaxed homeschooler and you live in or around Lake County Florida then this is the group for you. Lets make this a place where we can come together to talk about the life that we choose, we respect our children and treat them like people, we don't believe in forced learning..."unschooling" affects every part of our live's not just the way our children learn.

A place where all Homeschoolers....(Unschooler, Child lead learning, School at homer, just learning about homeschooling), regardless of faith (or lack of), race, family status, or any other thing that can get into the way of support, can go to and feel as though they belong. 

Support group to encourage home educating families in the task of teaching their children at home. We are open to any home schooling family needing support despite race, creed, or religion, though most of our members are Christians.