Introduction to Lake Mary, Florida
Lake Mary, Florida, in Seminole county, is 10 miles S of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 89 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Orlando metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 11,458 people live in Lake Mary.
Lake Mary History
The City of Lake Mary was incorporated on 7th August 1973 and was named after the wife of the minister Maj. William Randolph. In the beginning, Lake Mary started as a village and included two small settlements called Belle Fontaine and Bent's Station. These settlements were along the railroad that ran between Orlando and Sanford. In the late eighties and early nineties the city experienced a tremendous growth in its economical and residential development. In the January of 1923, the Lake Mary Chamber of Commerce was established. It is the oldest Chamber of Commerce in the state.
Lake Mary and nearby Attractions
- Church of the Nativity
- Daytona Beach
- Disney Attractions
- Orlando Science Center
- Universal Studios
Things To Do In Lake Mary
The city of Lake Mary is one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. The city also offers several recreational activities. These include baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf, basketball and skate boarding. You can also enjoy fishing in St. Johns River. In addition, there are ample restaurants, nightclubs, theater and symphonic music in Lake Mary region.
Lake Mary Transportation
Orlando International Airport is the closest major airport.
Lake Mary Higher Education
The University Of Central Florida provides college level education to the area.