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Everyone knows that Florida is a wonderful place in which to retire. Mount Dora is one of those wonderful Florida towns in which to retire, as indicated by USA TODAY’s® ranking of Mount Dora as the #1 Small Town in Florida, and #4 in America, in which to retire.

Often referred to as the "New England of the South," Mount Dora offers a unique variety of cultural activities, specialty shops, dining establishments, major festivals, and recreational opportunities. 

Located in the center of the state, Mount Dora is less susceptible to a direct hurricane hit, New Smyrna Beach is just over an hour's drive, and it's only 30 minutes to the I-4 / 414 junction in Maitland.  More seniors, seeking an established not-for-profit full-service retirement community, in a vibrant town with a small, homey, safe feel, are choosing Waterman Village in Mount Dora, FL. 

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Mount Dora is a town where Waterman Village residents feel proud & excited about inviting their family members and friends to visit, and a town family & friends will likely want to visit more often.

Waterman Village is so close to everything!  This is 'critically important' to retirement community residents as they age, both now and in the future.  It also makes life 'much easier' for their children, family, friends, and relatives as well in the future.

Located within a mile or two of Waterman Village:

  • Mount Dora Senior Center, 803 Florida Ave.
  • Publix
  • New health food store
  • CVS and a 24/7 Walgreens (walking distance)
  • Lowes and Ace hardware
  • Target and Walmart
  • Aldi's and Panera Bread (under construction)
  • City of Mount Dora Police, Fire, and EMS
  • Chase, PNC, Sun Trust, Regions, United Southern, and Bank of America banks
  • Fairwinds credit union
  • Several restaurants
  • Firestone auto care center and Superwash
  • Well known dermatology, family practice, and eye care centers
  • Insurance and attorney offices
  • Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, GMC auto dealerships
  • Veterinarian clinics
  • Mount Dora Public Library  (walking distance)
  • Gas stations
  • Numerous churches and a Synagogue
  • The widely acclaimed Ice House Theater and The Mount Dora Center for the Arts
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra (home of)

Mount Dora Monthly Activities

It's just four miles to Florida Hospital Waterman (they take traditional/original Medicare and certain Medicare Advantage plans) and the BRAND new VA Community Oupatient Clinic.

It’s just over 40 minutes to Orlando and the Disney/Universal areas.

Visit the links below, and discover why Mount Dora was selected by USA TODAY, as the #1 RANKED small town in Florida, and #4 in the NATION, to retire to

Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Dora Bed and Breakfasts or the Mount Dora Hotels and Motels
What to do in Mount Dora
Mount Dora YouTube Channel
Visit Mount Dora
Lake Country Florida

Mount Dora Live

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I think Waterman Village is a great place to live. It has everything on premises - a nursing facility, assisted living apartments and independent villas which are roomy and beautiful. The staff is outstanding and the residents are like family. You can be as active and social as you choose or you can be by yourself. There is even a Bistro on premises which is a charming little cozy restaurant with good food. There are activities for everyone from cards, coffee socials, happy hours, lawn bowling, a fitness center and golf ,too. Don't wait too long to get here.

-RoseSeminole County Florida