Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,799
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+20,074
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,261
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,054

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,355
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$262,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.1%
Irish11.8%
German10.1%
English6.9%
West Indian5.2%
Italian4.7%
Polish2.5%
Haitian2.2%
Jamaican2.1%
Portuguese2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Guyanese1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
British0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Winter Garden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes34787
P.O. Box Zip Codes34777, 34778
Phone Area Codes407
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.56
Approximate Longitude-81.58

Winter Garden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLERMONT 7 S
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 71 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationORLANDO INTL AP
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationKISSIMMEE 2
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apopka48,682$65,363
Clermont32,217$70,748
Montverde1,529$86,667
Oakland2,863$104,423
Ocoee43,194$70,124
Windermere3,261$140,250

Winter Garden Public Schools

Bridgewater Middle
5600 Tiny Rd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 905-3710
Middle
Total Enrollment 1373
Dillard Street Elementary
311 N Dillard St
ZIP: 34787
(407) 877-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Lake Whitney Elementary
1351 Windemere Rd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 877-8888
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Lakeview Middle
1200 W Bay St
ZIP: 34787
(407) 877-5010
Middle
Total Enrollment 1032
Montessori Of Winter Garden Charter
855 E Plant St Ste 600, Ste 600
ZIP: 34787
(407) 654-2045
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Sunridge Elementary
14455 Sunridge Blvd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 656-0809
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Sunridge Middle
14955 Sunridge Blvd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 656-0794
Middle
Total Enrollment 1260
Tildenville Elementary
1221 Brick Rd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 877-5054
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
West Orange High
1625 Beulah Rd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 905-2400
High
Total Enrollment 3835
Westside Tech
955 E Story Rd
ZIP: 34787
(407) 905-2000
High
Whispering Oak Elementary
15300 Stoneybrook West Pkwy
ZIP: 34787
(407) 656-7773
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
William S Maxey Elementary
1100 E Maple St
ZIP: 34787
(407) 877-5020
Primary
Total Enrollment 271

Winter Garden Private Schools

Family Christian School
671 Beulah Rd
ZIP: 34787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
Foundation Academy
125 E Plant St
ZIP: 34787
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 539
Montessori Academy Of Winter Garden
13337 W Colonial Dr
ZIP: 34787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
St Lillie V High School
1165 E Plant Street Ste 8
ZIP: 34787
Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
Star Child Academy Of Winter Garden
1324 Winter Garden Vineland Rd
ZIP: 34787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Vision Educational Learning Center
115 9th St
ZIP: 34787
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
West Orange Montessori School
227 S Main St
ZIP: 34787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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