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The City of Mount Dora


The nearby City of Mount Dora is nationally known for its charming waterfront ambience and gracious lifestyle including dozens of specialty retailers, year-round festivals and events, and historic architecture. Recently recognized among the nation’s top historic small towns by Money Magazine, Mount Dora is also listed as one of America’s Top 1000 places to visit.

Known to many as “the New England of the South”, Mount Dora successfully combines Southern hospitality and small town charm in keeping with its national reputation.

Mount Dora at a Glance

Average Rainfall 53"
Average Temperatures Low High
  Winter 50's 70's
  Spring 60's 80's
  Summer 75's 90's
  Fall 60's 80's
Population 12,534
Median Income  $37,364

The “City of Parks” rests on a hillside above Lake Dora, a 4,500 acre lake. Rolling hillsides and winding roads give way to the city’s tree-lined streets. Many of Mount Dora’s beautiful homes and bed-and-breakfast inns are listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

You can get the latest news and info at The City of Mount Dora official website. You can also find out more about local business's by visiting the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce.

Restaurants


Mount Dora is known for many things and among them is the fabulous variety of restaurants and fine dining in the area. From French cuisine, to outdoor cafes, to Irish pubs, to American cuisine you can find it here. There is even an underground bar (The Frosty Mug) and authentic afternoon tea rooms…! This place has to be seen...

Visit What To Do in Mount Dora's Dining Guide for the latest news!

Cultural


There are many cultural activities and events supported by the local area. The Ice House Theatre stages plays, the Mount Dora Center for the Arts features rotating exhibits and The Mount Dora Community Concert Association offers year-round concert series. If you are a fan of jazz there is a local group called the Mount Dora Jazz Orchestra that has been known to play some of the best big band music around!

With the breadth of options for your enjoyment, Mount Dora has something for every taste!

Recreation


There are 5 public parks in and around Mount Dora for swimming, boating and even hiking. Plus, there is a full-service marina on large Lake Dora. This is a fisherman’s and boater’s paradise!

The Dora Canal connects Lake Dora to the Harris Chain of Lakes, which can be navigated to the St. Johns River and, ultimately, the Atlantic Ocean.

Also, the Ocala National forest is located just north of Mount Dora and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Then there is the Wekiwa Springs State Park located just to the southeast and the facilities they offer such as canoeing are fun plus you can see a large natural spring here, as well.

Mount Dora is also home to the 2nd largest Lawn Bowling Club in the United States. And, we cannot complete the recreation section without mentioning some of the finest golf available is within a short drive from your new home in Lakes of Mount Dora…

Festivals


Mount Dora is called “Festival City” by many people and for good reason…it hosts many large festivals each year! A list of them is shown below: