Winter Garden › The Horizon West Area
The Horizon West area of Winter Garden is the fastest growing area of the Metro Orlando region. Up until several years ago, this entire area was citrus groves. Once the 429 Expressway was put in to create the western loop around Orlando, development in this area exploded.
The area is the southernmost area of the Winter Garden community and abuts the Walt Disney World Resort. Every major Orlando builder either has or is building neighborhoods in the Horizon West area.
As of this writing, there were almost 35 neighborhoods in the Horizon West area. That number is expect to double and possibly triple as there is plenty of unused grove land still available to develop.
The heart of the Horizon West area is the area's downtown area called Hamlin. The Hamlin Town Center is a waterfront shopping plaza loaded with restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. It is also home to the Orange County National Golf Center.
You will find homes ranging from the early 2000's to brand new construction. You will find all types of home options in the Horizon West area including single family homes, townhomes and condos.
The Horizon West area is located in the Southernmost area of Winter Garden. The area's southernmost point is 18 miles South of Downtown Winter Garden.
It is North of Hwy 192 and most of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is West of the Windermere Community, East of Clermont and Lake County and South of the Winter Garden Village Area of Winter Garden.
The 429 Expressway is the main North-South artery through the Horizon West area. However, Avalon Road is a toll free option that crisscrosses the 429 Expressway nearly it's entire length. New Independence Parkway runs East-West through the central Horizon West area as well as through the Downtown Hamlin area. Western Way in the southern section of Horizon West will soon connect to Sawgrass Bay Blvd which will then link the area to the Hwy 27 and Clermont area.
Neighborhoods in the Horizon West Area of Winter Garden include:
Downtown Hamlin is the heart of the Horizon West area and where you will find most of the events in this part of Winter Garden. Plus, you don't have to go far at all to get to the most Magical Place on Earth. The Walt Disney World Resort is adjacent to Horizon West and there are two entrances into Disney World from Horizon West.
There are also a growing number of restaurants and shops as the area develops.