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.


Total Population 36,826
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 17,586
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,200
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,691
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,611


Median Family Income $69,480
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 20.6%
Median Gross Rent $969
Median House Value $194,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.2%
Irish 11.2%

Winter Garden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Orange
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 34787
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34777, 34778
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.565
Longitude -81.586

Winter Garden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLERMONT 7 S
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 60 to 83 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Winter Garden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wintergarden (34778)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 1.9

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