Ocoee FL Real Estate
Ocoee, Florida is a smaller city 10 miles west of Orlando and 70 miles NE of Tampa. Many residents are attracted to Ocoee because of its proximity to Orlando and neighboring communities while remaining a moderately sized city.
According to Yahoo! Real Estate, the median home price as of March 30, 2009 is $210,000, with Ocoee foreclosures going for a median of $190,771. Ocoee lakefront real estate is highly desirable and can go for as much as $1 million.
Ocoee features many larger properties and ample single family homes. Ocoee condos and townhomes are growing in popularity due to their low maintenance and convenience to local amenities. The fast growth of the city bodes well for the increase in value of Ocoee real estate.
Ocoee, FL homes are in the “Center of Good Living”, as the city website says. The number of recreational areas and events certainly live up to that title. The Founder’s Day Festival is held every fall, featuring carnival rides, fireworks, a 5K running race, crafts, car show and more.
The many parks and recreation complexes offer residents opportunities for sports, pathway use, playgrounds, restrooms and pavilions for events and picnicking. Starke Lake supports fishing, waterskiing, tubing and swimming.
Ocoee home owners with children will enjoy the many child-focused activities available in the city, including the Summer Day Camp and the twice-monthly Teen Dance. Outside the community, a short drive will take families to great places to spend the day. Ocoee residents are only 15 minutes from Universal Studios, 25 from Sea World and 40-45 from Disney.
Golfers will find many attractions in Ocoee. There is challenging play to be had at the 18 hole course of the Forest Lake Golf Club. The Ocoee Golf Association allows players of all ages to socialize with fellow golf fanciers.