The Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog

Covering Winter Garden and Horizon West and the surrounding areas, The Winter Garden Blog features a variety of community, attraction and development update information

May 22, 2022

Downtown Hamlin

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Attractions & Recreation Downtown Hamlin

Downtown HamlinDowntown Hamlin is the center of all activity for the Horizon West area. This new and and growing area is where you will find all the annual and special events in this area of Winter Garden.

Here you will find all of your basic daily needs such as grocery store and nail salons, but also date night dining and entertainment options.

Where is Downtown Hamlin?

Downtown Hamlin emanates from the intersection of Hamlin Groves Trail and New Independence Parkway with the most activity found along Hamlin Groves Trail. Found approx 21 miles West of Downtown Orlando, it is approx 0 miles East of the 429 Expressway I-4 is approx 15 miles South of Downtown Hamlin and there are a variety of parks, neighborhoods and businesses around the parameter of the Downtown District.

Downtown Hamlin Shops and Boutiques

Downtown HamlinDowntown Hamlin offers a variety of unique shops including:

  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Prose Nails
  • Regions Bank
  • The UPS Store
  • Sports Clips

You will also find a variety of other unique services in the Downtown Hamlin area.

Downtown Hamlin Restaurants & Bar Options

Downtown Hamlin RestaurantsDining in Downtown Hamlin offers a wide variety of options from quick serve to formal. Some of the restaurants found in Downtown Hamlin include:

  • Ford's Garage
  • Bosphorus Turkish Cuisine
  • The Pizza Press
  • The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company
  • And Many More!

Downtown Hamlin Movie Theaters

Downtown Hamlin Entertainment

There is plenty to see and do in Downtown Hamlin including:

  • Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas
  • Home State Brewing Co.
  • Horizon West Regional Park
  • and more coming soon!

No matter what you are looking for Downtown Hamlin has something for just about everyone. For more information, visit the official Downtown Hamlin visitors site.

Take a Virtual Tour of Downtown Hamlin

May 21, 2022

Waterleigh Village

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Shopping & Retail Waterleigh Village

Waterleigh Village Shopping Center in Winter Garden FLThe Waterleigh Village Shopping Center is the primary shopping plaza for residents within a few miles of the Southwest Winter Garden area.

Waterleigh Village offers an attractive plaza anchored by a Publix grocery store. There are a multiple shops, services and restaurants in Waterleigh Village designed to fit your daily needs.

Waterleigh Village is ideally situated in a populated area with multiple communities around it. This includes Avalon Cove to its North, Storey Grove to its South, Apartments to its East and Waterleigh its West.

Where is Waterleigh Village?

Waterleigh Village is located at Corner of Avalon Rd and Waterway Passage Dr, Winter Garden FL 34787 in Southwest Orlando.

It is located just West of The 429 Expressway and Avalon Road runs along its Eastern edge.

Waterleigh Village Shops & Services

Waterleigh Village Shopping CenterWaterleigh Village offers a variety of shops and services including:

  • Publix
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Waterleigh Village Restaurants & Dining

Waterleigh Village Shopping CenterDining at Waterleigh Village will offer a mixture of dining options including:

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Take a Virtual Tour of Waterleigh Village

May 21, 2022

Flamingo Crossings

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Shopping & Retail Flamingo Crossings

Flamingo Crossings Shopping Center in the Horizon West area of Winter Garden FL near Disney World.The Flamingo Crossings Shopping Center is the primary shopping plaza for residents within a few miles of the Southwest Winter Garden area. Flamingo Crossings offers an attractive plaza anchored by a Target grocery store. There are a multiple shops, services and restaurants in Flamingo Crossings designed to fit your daily needs.

It is also home to Flamingo Village which is dorm like apartment complex exclusively for college students interning/working at Walt Disney World.

Flamingo Crossings is ideally situated in a populated area with multiple neighborhoods around it. This includes Disney Solar Fields to its North, Highland Ridge to its South, Walt Disney World to its East and Osprey Ranch its West.

Where is Flamingo Crossings?

Flamingo Crossings is located at Corner of Western Way and Flamingo Crossings Blvd, Winter Garden FL 34787 in Southwest Orlando. It is located just West of The 429 Expressway and Western Way runs through its center.

Flamingo Crossings Shops & Services

Flamingo Crossings Shopping CenterFlamingo Crossings offers a variety of shops and services including:

  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Five Below
  • UPS Store
  • Encore Nails & Spa
  • Advent Health ER
  • 7-Eleven
  • Advent Health Primary Care
  • And More Coming Soon!

Flamingo Crossings Restaurants & Dining

Flamingo CrossingsDining at Flamingo Crossings offers a mixture of fast-casual and sit-down restaurants including:

  • Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company
  • Nick Filet
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • PDQ
  • Five Guys
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Starbucks
  • And More!

Take a Virtual Tour of Flamingo Crossings

May 20, 2022

Plantation Grove Shopping Center

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Shopping & Retail Plantation Grove

Plantation Grove Shopping Center in Ocoee FLThe Plantation Grove Shopping Center is the primary shopping plaza for residents within a few miles of the Southwest Ocoee area.

Plantation Grove offers an attractive plaza anchored by a Publix grocery store. There are a multiple shops, services and restaurants in Plantation Grove designed to fit your daily needs.

Plantation Grove is ideally situated in a populated area with multiple communities around it. This includes Ocoee to its North, Windermere to its South, Gotha to its East and Winter Garden its West.

Where is Plantation Grove?

Plantation Grove is located at 2600 Maguire Road, Ocoee, Florida 34761 in West Orlando. It is located just South of Hwy 50 Colonial Drive and Moore Road runs along its Southern edge.

Plantation Grove Shops & Services

Plantation Grove Shopping CenterPlantation Grove offers a variety of shops and services including:

  • Publix
  • Publix Liquors
  • MassageLuXe Spa
  • Victory Martial Arts
  • Creative Nails and Spa
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Hair Cuttery
  • First Class Cleaners
  • The UPS Store
  • Mobil Fuel Station
  • And More!

Plantation Grove Restaurants & Dining

Plantation Grove Shopping CenterDining at Plantation Grove offers a mixture of fast-casual and sit-down restaurants including:

  • Pio Pio
  • Umami Sushi and Izakaya
  • Marco Anthony Italian
  • Ellie Lou's Brews and BBQ
  • Keke's Breakfast Cafe
  • China Lily
  • Philly Connection
  • And More!

Take a Virtual Tour of Plantation Grove

May 20, 2022

Fountains West Plaza

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Shopping & Retail Fountains West Plaza

Fountains West Plaza Shopping Center in Ocoee FLThe Fountains West Plaza Shopping Center is the primary shopping plaza for residents within a few miles of the Northwest Ocoee area. Fountains West Plaza offers an attractive plaza anchored by a Publix grocery store. There are a multiple shops, services and restaurants in Fountains West Plaza designed to fit your daily needs.

Fountains West Plaza is ideally situated in a populated area with multiple communities around it. This includes Apopka to its North, Winter Garden to its South, Ocoee to its East and Ocoee its West.

Where is Fountains West Plaza?

Fountains West Plaza is located at 301 West Road, Ocoee FL 34761 in West Orlando. It is located just West of the 429 Expressway and Ocoee Apopka Road runs along its Western edge.

Fountains West Plaza Shops & Services

Fountains West Plaza Shopping CenterFountains West Plaza offers a variety of shops and services including:

  • Publix
  • Hair Perfect
  • State Farm
  • Knightly Spirits Liquor
  • T Mobile
  • Le Pup Pet Supplies and Grooming
  • CarePlus Vet Clinic
  • Infinity Nails and Spa
  • Hair Cuttery
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • And More!

Fountains West Plaza Restaurants & Dining

Fountains West Plaza Shopping CenterDining at Fountains West Plaza offers a mixture of fast-casual and sit-down restaurants including:

  • Breakfast Club Dinner
  • 269 West Wine Lounge
  • Subway
  • Pizza Hut
  • New China
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendys
  • And More!

 

Take a Virtual Tour of Fountains West Plaza

May 20, 2022

Cornerstone at Summerport

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Shopping & Retail Cornerstone at Summerport

Cornerstone at Summerport Shopping Center in Windermere FLThe Cornerstone at Summerport Shopping Center is the primary shopping plaza for residents within a few miles of the Southwest Windermere area. Cornerstone at Summerport offers an attractive plaza anchored by a Publix grocery store. There are a multiple shops, services and restaurants in Cornerstone at Summerport designed to fit your daily needs.

Cornerstone at Summerport is ideally situated in a populated area with multiple communities around it. This includes Windermere to its North, Winter Garden to its South, Windermere to its East and Winter Garden its West.

Where is Cornerstone at Summerport?

Cornerstone at Summerport is located at 13450 Summerport Village Pkwy Windermere, FL 34786 in West Orlando. It is located just South of Winter Garden Vineland Road and Ficquette Road runs along its Eastern edge.

Cornerstone at Summerport Shops & Services

Cornerstone at Summerport Shopping CenterCornerstone at Summerport offers a variety of shops and services including:

  • Publix
  • First Class Cleaners
  • Five Star Nails and Spa
  • Hair Cuttery
  • The UPS Store
  • Woof Gang Bakery
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Victory Martial Arts
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Pinch A Penny Pool and Spa
  • And More!

Cornerstone at Summerport Restaurants & Dining

Cornerstone at Summerport Shopping CenterDining at Cornerstone at Summerport offers a mixture of fast-casual and sit-down restaurants including:

  • Subway
  • Stromboli's NY Pizzeria
  • Bella Tuscany
  • Summer Palace Chinese
  • And More!

Take a Virtual Tour of Cornerstone at Summerport

May 20, 2022

West Oaks Mall

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Shopping & Retail West Oaks Mall

West Oaks MallWest Oaks Mall is an older enclosed mall in Ocoee next to Winter Garden. West Oaks Mall serves the West Orlando area and is a popular shopping destination for residents of Ocoee, Winter Garden, Pine Hills, and MetroWest.

With a variety of retailers and restaurants, it's a great choice for anybody looking for all in one shopping, dining, and entertainment experience. West Oaks Mall is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 6pm.

Where is West Oaks Mall?

West Oaks Mall is located at 9401 W. Colonial Drive Ocoee, FL 34761 in West Orlando. It is located just off the 408 Expressway and Hwy 50/Colonial Drive runs along its main entrance. Ocoee is North of the mall, the Gotha to its South, the Pine Hills to its East and the Winter Garden to its West.

West Oaks Mall Shops

West Oaks MallWest Oaks Mall offers a variety of brand name shops including:

  • Bath and Body Works
  • Champs Sports
  • Children's Place
  • Dillard's Clearance
  • Foot Locker
  • JC Penny
  • Perfumania
  • Piercing Pagoda
  • Rainbow Women's Apparel
  • Spencer's
  • And Many More!

There are also several smaller chain and unique one of a kind shops to choose from as well. You will find just about anything you could possibly want at the West Oaks Mall.

West Oaks Mall Restaurants & Dining Options

West Oaks MallDining at West Oaks Mall offers a mixture of fast-casual and sit-down restaurants. Whether you want to grab a quick bite and get back to shopping or you're ready to call it a day and sit down for a nice meal, there is a restaurant to fit every taste. Some of the restaurants found at West Oaks Mall include:

  • Charley's Philly Steaks
  • Sarku Japan
  • He's Kitchen
  • New Taste of Island
  • Bar 5
  • Mr & Mrs Crab
  • Auntie Anne's
  • G&G Jamaican Delights
  • Game Time Family Entertainment Center
  • Boba Galaxy Smoothies
  • And More!

West Oaks Mall Entertainment Options

West Oaks MallThe main entertainment attraction at West Oaks Mall is AMC Theaters West Oaks 14. One of AMC's upgraded stadium seat theaters, the West Oaks 14 offers a full bar, a wide variety of food options and advance reservation seating. You will also find the Gametime Family Entertainment Center at West Oaks Mall. This family restaurant with full bar features a huge variety of arcade and redemption games sure to please the entire family no matter what age.

West Oaks Mall Events

There are plenty of annual and monthly events at West Oaks Mall. These include:

  • Annual Santa Visit in December
  • Ongoing Hiring Events
  • and more!

Take a Virtual Tour of West Oaks Mall

May 20, 2022

Saw Grass Lake - Winter Garden Lakes

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Lakes & Beaches Saw Grass Lake

Saw Grass Lake is a 64 acre, freshwater lake in West Orlando. Sawgrass Lake is a smaller, grassy shoreline, non-ski lake in the Horizon West area between Winter Garden and Windermere.

The median depth of Saw Grass Lake is approx 11 feet. Saw Grass Lake is a private lake with no boat ramp access.

Saw Grass Lake Quick Facts

Where is Saw Grass Lake

Saw Grass Lake is located in the Winter Garden community of Orlando It is East of the Orange County National Golf Center and South of the Downtown Hamlin Seidel Road runs along its West shore.

Neighborhoods on Saw Grass Lake

Neighborhoods on the shores of Saw Grass Lake include Summerlake on the lakes Northern shore, Ravenna on its Eastern shore and Lakeview Pointe on its Southern shore.

Posted in Lakes and Beaches
May 20, 2022

Panther Lake - Winter Garden Lakes

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Lakes & Beaches Panther Lake

Panther Lake in Winter Garden FloridaPanther Lake is a 72 acre, freshwater lake in West Orlando. Panther Lake is three interconnected lakes located in Winter Garden very near Walt Disney World property. This private, non ski lake features the Lakeshore neighborhoods clubhouse in its center.

The median depth of Panther Lake is approx 10 feet. Panther Lake is a private lake with no boat ramp access.

Panther Lake Quick Facts

Where is Panther Lake

Panther Lake is located in the Winter Garden community of Orlando It is East of the The 429 Expressway and West of the Walt Disney World Seidel Road runs along its South shore.

Neighborhoods on Panther Lake

Neighborhoods on the shores of Panther Lake include Lakeshore on the lakes Southern shore, Watermark on its Northeastern shore and Orange County National Golf Center on its Northwestern shore.

Posted in Lakes and Beaches
May 20, 2022

Lake Tilden - Winter Garden Lakes

Winter Garden Neighborhood Blog Lakes & Beaches Lake Tilden

Lake Tilden in Winter Garden FloridaLake Tilden is a 39 acre, freshwater lake in West Orlando. Lake Tilden is a smaller ski lake that connects to the much larger Black Lake via canal. There are several neighborhoods that back to both lakes.

The median depth of Lake Tilden is approx 10 feet. Lake Tilden is a private lake with private boat ramp located off Lake Tilden Blvd.

Lake Tilden Quick Facts

  • Size: 39 acres
  • Water Type: freshwater
  • Access: private
  • Fishing: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel
  • Lake Report: Orange County Wateratlas

Where is Lake Tilden

Lake Tilden is located in the Winter Garden community of Orlando It is North of the The 429 Expressway and West of the Winter Garden Village Stoneybrook West Parkway runs along its South shore.

Neighborhoods on Lake Tilden

Neighborhoods on the shores of Lake Tilden include Country Lakes on the lakes Northern shore, Stoneybrook West on its Western shore and Adventist Health Winter Garden on its Eastern shore.

Posted in Lakes and Beaches