Introduction to Clermont, Florida
Clermont, Florida is 23 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 59 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It is in Lake county. The city is part of the Orlando metro area. The population of Clermont is 9,333.
The city of Clermont was founded in 1884 and was incorporated in 1916. It is home to the Florida Citrus tower, which is one of the first constructed landmarks of Florida. In 2006, the city celebrated the 50th anniversary of the tower.
Clermont and nearby Attractions
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
- Florida Citrus Tower
- Diamond Players Club Clermont
- Presidents Hall of Fame
- Lake Louisa State Park
- Citrus Valley Campground
- Universal Studios
- Walt Disney World
- Daytona Beach
- Kennedy Space Center
Clermont is often referred to as the 'Gem of the Hills' due to its beautiful hilly landscape. Activities like camping, hunting, fishing, riding, hang-gliding and para-gliding are quite popular. There are more than 15 golf courses, which satisfy the needs of the ardent golf enthusiasts. Tourists would find the airplane, boat and farm tours very interesting. They can also try the various types of wines at the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. The Citrus Tower is a popular destination, which allows people to witness the extraordinary views of Clermont.
The Orlando International Airport lies at a distance of 28 miles from Clermont.
Clermont Higher Education
University of Central Florida and Lake Sumter College serve the city's educational needs.