Introduction to Winter Garden, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida, in Orange county, is 12 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 68 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Orlando metropolitan area. Winter Garden has a population of 14,351.
Winter Garden History
Winter Garden's first settler was W.C. Roper in 1857. He came searching for a home-site from Meriwether County in Georgia. Roper bought 600 acres of land and settled down with his family. He built a grist mill, a saw mill, a sugar mill and a tannery, where he made shoes. Roper’s family was followed by many more families, and helped develop the site into a full-fledged town.
Winter Garden and nearby Attractions
- Panther Lake Golf Course
- West Orange Country Club
- Jodi's Ski School
- Crooked Cat Golf Course
- Orange County National Golf Center
- Garden Theatre
- Winter Garden Downtown Historic District
- Luther F. Tilden House
- Winter Garden Heritage Museum
Winter Garden Activities
The historic downtown Winter Garden is quaint little area with a number of museums, unique restaurants, cafes, boutiques and gift shops. It also has some excellent golf courses where the enthusiasts can test their skills in the game.
Winter Garden Transportation
The closest major airport is Orlando International Airport.
Winter Garden Higher Education
College level education can be found nearby at the University of Central Florida.