There are many neighborhoods that make up Orlando and the Central Florida region, each with its own distinct character, schools, entertainment options and advantages. Before you purchase a home in Central Florida, it’s important to take some time to get familiar with each neighborhood and choose the right one for you. Here’s a look at Horizon West, a community near Walt Disney World in the Orlando area, from the real estate professionals at The Core Group.
Where is Horizon West?
Horizon West encompasses the Windermere and Winter Garden areas, just north of the Disney parks in the Southwestern part of Orange County. The area was designated in 1995, so most of the homes in the area are newer constructions, with more being built each month. All of the homes are located in five “villages”, with each village having two or three residential neighborhoods. The five villages are centered around a town center, and include plenty of amenities for active families. Horizon West was designed to be highly walkable, with schools and parks within walking distance of most homes. This area is ideal for homeowners who like modern living with plenty of amenities, but may not be for you if you prefer to live in an older home with some history and character.
Schools & Safety
Horizon West is touted as a great place for families with young children to live, with low crime rates and great schools. There is a solid selection of public schools in the area, including five elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school for local students. Parents who prefer private education can select from The Foundation Academy, which is affiliated with a local church, or Windermere Prep, which is located on a beautiful 48-acre campus that backs up to a lake. Horizon West has many small parks for children to play in scattered around each neighborhood, and with low rates of crime throughout the villages, parents can feel safe letting children play. There are also larger parks with sports fields and boat launches, and a YMCA for families who want to stay active.
Home Values in Horizon West
The beautiful landscape and modern amenities of Horizon West come with a large price tag. The median home value in the area is $267,000, and most homes currently listed for sale fall within the $300,000 to $600,000 range. As construction continues and more residents continue to move in, property values in the area are expected to increase. Traffic and congestion in this area are also expected to increase at peak hours, but the prime location near highways and attractions makes the neighborhood well worth it.
If you’re ready to start looking for a home in the Horizon West area, the Core Group can help. Click here to start looking at the properties we have available.