Clermont isn’t the largest city, but it has so much to offer. Plus it is part of the greater Orlando area, which means you are going to be right there by all the fun. Kissimmee is next to you as well, and of course there is also Sanford. You could live anywhere in Florida and be pretty much right by all the fun. Clermont is a great choice, and you are about to go apartment hunting. Here are some tips that can help you as you search out the right apartment in Clermont FL.
Perhaps one of the most popular tourist attractions in Clermont is the Florida Citrus Tower, which was built in 1956. It is 69 meters tall and it used to be one of the most famous landmarks in Lake County, Florida. It was built to allow people to observe the beautiful, surrounding orange groves. It is still the highest observation point in the state of Florida today with an antenna extending 15 meters above sea level. The view from the top of the tower in 2018, however, is of suburban neighborhoods rather than miles of orange groves. The structure is currently owned by Greg Homan and today, in addition to being a popular tourist attraction, it is used for observation and radio broadcasting.
The developers of the tower were A.W.Thacker and F.J.Toole. They wanted to create something to showcase the state’s thriving citrus fruit industry. The construction was funded by the sale of stock to the public and began in 1955. The project required the use of 149 thousand pounds of reinforced steel and about 5 million pounds of concrete. The construction took a total of 13 months for completion.
During the first five years of operation, the Florida Citrus Tower was drawing in over half a million visitors a year to the area. Its convenient location between Silver Springs and Cypress Gardens on Highway 27 perhaps helped to draw up visitors numbers. Since its construction, the tower has been resold multiple times and the current owner purchased it in 1995. Who knows when it will next be for sale.
A new coat of paint was applied to the Tower is April 2015, resorting the building’s color scheme, after 20 years of absence, to that of its original iconic 1956 white and orange stripe appearance. Prior to April 2015, the Tower had been sporting an aging turquoise and white paint job.
At the base of The Citrus Tower is a wishing well. Tourists can drop coins from the top of the tower into the well and hear a satisfying plop. The proceeds from the wishing well are donated each year to the Green Isle Children Ranch. Inside the tower, there is a museum, a banquet room, and a gift shop. The museum contains information about the tower’s history. The Tower is particularly popular during the Christmas season when the external lights flash in time to various famous Christmas tunes.
Get ready to eat some great food in Clermont. This Florida city is home to many fine restaurants. I have shown you four of them so far, but we are about to take a look at four more together. What are you thinking about in terms of food right now? Whatever it is, hopefully you find a good spot to enjoy a meal out of these picks. Here are four Clermont FL restaurants that are at the top of the rankings.
The Crooked Spoon is located at 200 Citrus Tower Boulevard, and it is known for its burgers, kettle chips, duck confit, lobster, chicken and waffles and much more. It is difficult not to find something you will like at this place because it has such a diverse menu. How does a blueberry and brie burger sound to you? As one review puts it, The Crooked Spoon is not your average restaurant.
The Friar Tuck is an English restaurant that is located at 16640 Cagans Crossings Boulevard, and it is also not your average restaurant. Do you know what cottage pies are? This small British restaurant is a popular favorite, and the eclairs look absolutely delicious. Sunday Roast is a popular favorite of reviewers, so you might want to pick that day for a visit if you can. By the way, The Friar Tuck is also a great spot for a delicious breakfast.
Next up is Akina, and it is located at 4300 South Highway 27. Akina is known for its delicious Asian cuisine. Menu favorites include General Tso Chicken, sushi, Singapore noodles and more. Reviews say that this place is specifically known for its Asian fusion cuisine, so prepare for a diverse menu with all kinds of great dishes. Also, people say that this restaurant can get really busy.
One more pick is Troy’s Cuban Deli, and it is located at
1200 Oakley Seaver Drive, and it is known for its Cuban cuisine of course. How does a Cuban sandwich sound right about now? The menu there is full of great eats. It is making me hungry, what about you?
Clermont sure does have some great restaurants. The ones mentioned here cover a wide range of foods. Three of them have such a diverse and unique menu that you might even get to try something new. One thing for sure, you are certainly going to eat well in Clermont FL.