Esplanade at Highland Ranch
AttractionsOrlando Science CenterA hands on place of learning, where kids can discover the world of science in fun and interesting surroundings. Experience Florida ecosystems at Natureworks, solar systems at Cosmic Tourist, the human body at Bodyzone and a state of the art CineDome featuring IMAX film presentations and laser planetarium shows.Universal Orlando ResortLet loose at TWO amazing theme parks! Jump into the action at Universal Studios. Feel the rush of adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Indulge at one of Orlando's hottest spots for nighttime entertainment, Universal CityWalk.Walt Disney WorldShare with your loved ones the joy of Walt Disney World! Again and again you can experience Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Parks. Don't forget to include a visit to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, Cirque du Solei at La Nouba, Downtown Disney Area, Disney's Boardwalk, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks and so much more!Wet 'n Wild OrlandoWet'n Wild-Orlando, voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Also honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water, park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer something for fun-lovers of all ages.Lakeridge WineryLakeridge Winery & Vineyards opened its doors in February 1989 in Clermont , Florida and sits on a 127-acre estate in gently rolling countryside. After years of phenomenal growth, Lakeridge ranks as Florida 's largest premium winery, and remains a pioneer in the development of table and sparkling wines from muscadine and hybrid grapes. Lakeridge Winery offers daily tours and wine tastings, as well as music and art festivals throughout the year.SeaWorldSeaWorld adventure park provides incredible thrill rides and animal encounters with killer whales, polar bears, penguins and friendly dolphin! Anheuser Bush products and free liquid samples are offered to the over 21's.
CollegesUniversity of Central FloridaEstablished in 1963, UCF is one of the fastest growing metropolitan universities in the nation. Enrollment is more than 42,000. UCF is a leader in undergraduate education offering cutting-edge technology, research opportunities and innovative corporate partnerships.Lake Sumter Community College South Lake CampusLake-Sumter Community College (LSCC) was established in 1962 by a group of inspired citizens to provide the opportunity for Lake and Sumter County students to receive an advanced education. Since then, we have grown into a three-campus institution serving over 7500 students annually. Our Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont) and Sumter (Sumterville) campuses have become viable assets in their communities. A Great Education Close To Home is more than our slogan, it is our mission.
Valencia Community CollegeVCC founded in 1967, has grown to become a multi-campus college serving over 52,000 students a year. In 2003, VCC produced more associate's degree graduates than any other two-year school in the nation.Rollins CollegeFounded in 1885, this traditional liberal arts institution is located lakeside in Winter Park, Florida. The Spanish Mediterranean buildings house small classes in a small town community with proximity to neighboring Orlando. Crummer Graduate School of Business offers MBA and Management/Executive Education and Hamilton Holt School offers Masters and Evening BA Programs.Seminole State CollegeSSC is a full-service education provider offering two-year college credit degrees (A.A., A.S.). Top-producing programs range from college credit transfer degrees and career certificates to training for information technology and health professions to business management and construction trades. Also offered are adult education; community, leisure and youth programs; and an array of culturally stimulating events including theater, musical performances, planetarium shows, timely speakers and a film series.
HospitalsHealth Central HospitalHealth Central is West Orange's premier healthcare option for over 50 years. The 85 acre medical complex includes: a full service, 171 bed acute care hospital, cardiac care unit, state-of-the-art emergency center, special delivery labor unit and Kid Central, pediatric care unit.Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & WomenArnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women is located on the downtown Orlando Regional Healthcare campus and has 96 pediatric beds, 72 obstetric beds, a 78-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 35-bed Gynecology Unit and a 20-room Labor & Delivery Unit. It is the only hospital on the Southeast - and one of only six in the nation - dedicated exclusively to serving the special needs of children and women.Dr. P. Phillips HospitalDr. P. Phillips Hospital is a 237-bed, full-service medical/surgical facility serving the residents of Southwest Orange County and Orlando's growing tourist population. In addition to a highly qualified team of nurses, support staff and physicians, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular catheterization and angiography. The Stroke Center at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital cares for stroke patients to the level required by the Florida Stroke Act. EMS transport systems now recognize Dr. P. Phillips Hospital as a primary stroke center, which provides immediate, comprehensive treatment for stroke patients in the Southwest Orlando area. Another recent addition is the Perry Pavilion, a "home away from home" providing affordable, convenient accommodations for families of patients.South Lake HospitalSouth Lake Hospital is your community hospital. We are dedicated to a patient-centered continuum of care that gives peace of mind from diagnosis through recovery. Our facilities, advanced treatments and procedures and highly qualified staff make South Lake Hospital an exceptional health care institution. As a non-profit, we are committed to a true partnership with the South Lake community that focuses on health, wellness and public education. Apprximately 10 minutes from Hammock Pointe.Orlando Regional Medical CenterOrlando Regional Healthcare is one of Florida's most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare networks. Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a 517-bed tertiary care center located in Downtown Orlando. It is the only Level I Trauma Center in Central Florida.M. D. Anderson Cancer Center OrlandoIn 1991, Orlando Regional Healthcare became the first and largest affialitae of the world-renowned University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. At the heart of the M. D. Anderson - Orlando philosophy is a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. This approach encompasses a team of medical specialist who work together to determine treatment for each patient.
Museums, Parks & GardensBlue Springs State ParkThe spring is much more than a scenic area for canoeing and swimming; it plays a vital role in the survival of one of Florida's most beleaguered residents -- the manatee. Camping, cabins, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, and nature trails are available.Orlando Museum of ArtNestled in picturesque Orlando Loch Haven Park, the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is one of Florida's cultural gems and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. The collection focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present, African art and art of the ancient Americas. Outstanding temporary exhibitions are drawn from private collections and those of the world's great museums.Leu GardensHarry P. Leu Gardens features: Miles of paved scenic walkways that take you through garden settings, including: America's largest Camellia collection outside California, the largest formal Rose Garden in Florida, a house museum dating from the 1880's, Palm garden, Bamboo garden, Tropical Stream Garden, Kitchen Garden with herbs, vegetables and a butterfly garden! Group tours, weddings and facility rentals. Plant-related classes, workshops and special events.Central Florida ZooEnter the enchanted, tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo, a relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family.
The Central Florida Zoological Park is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native and exotic wildlife, and is home to over 400 animals.Morse Museum of American ArtThe Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts.
ParksLake Louisa State ParkThis park is noted for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of 13 lakes, providing access for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. This state park also features camping facilities, more than 15 miles of horse trails and over 20 miles of hiking trails with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Dixie Lake has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion.
ShoppingWest Oaks MallWest Oaks Mall - Join a friend for shopping at West Orlando's largest shopping center. Experience first hand their focus on creating a place where moms' needs come first. Park in their new Family Preferred Parking spaces and enjoy services and amenities designed to make shopping easier! After visiting the anchor stores including: Dillards, Sears, McRae's and JCPenney, take the kids on a Carousel Ride or take a break at the soft play area. Make time to see the latest release at AMC West Oaks 14 theater. It's a mall made just for you, mom. WELCOME!Clermont Landing & EPIC TheatresClermont Landing Shopping Center - this new shopping center offers a variety of shopping and dining options include JCPenney, Epic Theatres, Ross, TJ Maxx, Michaels, Olive Garden and Red Lobster and Barnies Coffee.The Mall at MilleniaThe Mall at Millennia invites you to experience world-class shopping in Orlando. Since 2002, Central Florida's only Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's anchor The Mall at Millennia, along with Macy's. Visit a dazzling selection of international stores including: Cartier, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, Lacoste and more as well as stores like Tiffany & Co., Apple and Tommy Bahama's.Winter Garden VillageWinter Garden Village at Fowler Groves is an open-air shopping center designed to enhance the community of Winter Garden. Winter Garden Village offers shopping and gathering opportunities to fit everyone's needs. From department stores to electronics to a health club and specialty retailers, along with the wide array of restaurants and eateries, visitors can enjoy a variety of experiences here.
SportsOrlando MagicThe Orlando Magic joined the NBA for the 1989-90 season. A new Arena will open for the 2010-2011 season!Amway ArenaHome of the Orlando Magic of the NBA - 20 Miles EastStoneybrook West Golf Club Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge Disney's Wide World of Sports ComplexWelcome to a vast new world of unparalleled sports excitement. Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex is the ultimate destination for athletes, fans, and anyone who loves sports. The 240-acre facility plays host to over 170 amateur and professional events each year. This is a place where athletes can compete and experience the same world-class facilities that are used by the best athletes in the world.