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Moving to Mount Dora

Moving to Mount Dora: The Ultimate Guide

Moving to Mount Dora

Hi and Welcome to Mount Dora!

We’re Stacy Bracewell and Shannon King, local REALTORS® in the Lake County area. We’re excited that you’re exploring the Mount Dora area and we have provided lots of information that should be helpful in your move to the area. If you have further questions, just ask! We are here as a resource to you!

Map of Lake County, FL

Mount Dora is located in Lake County, FL. Lake County is located in the central portion of the state and is known for the hundreds of named lakes including the Harris Chain of Lakes. Lake County was established in 1887 when portions of Sumter and Orange Counties were merged. The county population is 367,118 covering an area of 1,157 square miles. The county seat is Tavares, FL.

Population of Mount Dora

The 2020 population of Mount Dora is 15,142. It is the 139th largest city in Florida. Mount Dora is currently growing at a rate of 2.11% annually with a population increase of 22.41% since 2010.  Mount Dora is 3.9% of Lake County’s population which is estimated to be 387,914. Here’s some information about the population of other cities and towns in Lake County.

Mount Dora Demographics and Crime

Unfortunately, as Realtors®, we are limited information we can share on the topics of demographics and crime. To avoid violating Fair Housing and keep ourselves out of hot water, we encourage you to take a look at this link instead. More information HERE.


Mount Dora Weather

Mount Dora Weather is pretty much a dream during the spring, winter, and fall. But there’s no need to beat around the bush when discussing Florida summers. They are hot and humid, but totally worth the tradeoff. Unless of course, you’re a snowbird living the best of both worlds! Check below for the current temps and average monthly temperatures in Mount Dora.


Average Annual Temperatures

  Low (Avg.) High (Avg.) Average Temp Precipitation
January 51°F 72°F 61°F 2.4"
February 49°F 72°F 60°F 4.1"
March 54°F 77°F 65°F 6.0"
April 57°F 80°F 69°F 7.2"
May 65°F 86°F 75°F 6.1"
June 72°F 89°F 79°F 9.0"
July 75°F 92°F 82°F 7.7"
August 76°F 94°F 83°F 10.2"
September 73°F 91°F 80°F 6.2"
October 71°F 86°F 77°F 11.6"
November 57°F 79°F 67°F 1.9"
December 52°F 73°F 61°F 2.7"

Mount Dora Golf Course

Mount Dora Housing Market

Average Sale Price

Average Days on the Market

Mount Dora Commute Times

Mount Dora has become an extremely popular area in recent years.  New infrastructure has allowed for quick commute times to Orlando and surrounding areas making Mount Dora a desirable bedroom community for commuters.  

Location Commute Times
Orlando 38 minutes / 35.4 miles
Miami 3 hours 59 minutes / 261 miles
Orlando International
48 minutes / 44 miles
Tampa 1 hour 40 minutes / 106 miles
Jacksonville 2 hours 19 minutes / 141 miles
The Villages 52 minutes / 28.6 miles
Walt Disney World 41 minutes / 40.3 miles
New Smyrna Beach 1 hour 11 minutes / 56.1 miles
Daytona Beach 1 hour 12 minutes / 56.9 miles


Mount Dora's Best Restaurants

Mount Dora has fantastic restaurant options from gourmet to quick grab and go. Check out our post with all of the Downtown Mount Dora Restaurants. We have a thorough list of downtown and uptown restaurants, restaurants in the Mount Dora Marketplace, and those on the outskirts of town. Looking for waterfront dining? We’ve got it! Also, take a look below for details about some of the resaurants we have featured.


Mount Dora Vacation Rentals

Mount Dora is well known quaint and charming town. It’s a great location for a weekend trip with plenty of shopping and restaurants. If you’re looking to visit the area, I encourage you to book your getaway as early as possible as rentals tend to book up quickly during our most popular season, winter/spring.




Mount Dora Schools

Lake County Schools


As the 19th largest public school district in the state of Florida, Lake County Schools serves approximately 42,000 students. Here’s a map with a school locator for Lake County Schools.

Use this tool to search an address to determine which school a property is zoned for. Search Here

If you would rather your child attend a school outside of their neighborhood school, check out the video below fore more information.

Educational Choice in Lake County offers a variety of programs that allow families to use public resources to receive education outside of their neighborhood school.

Moving to Mount Dora: The Ultimate Guide





Mount Dora Groceries

The main grocery stores in Mount Dora include Publix, Aldi, Walmart and Winn-Dixie.


Mount Dora Vacation Rentals

Mount Dora is well known quaint and charming town. It’s a great location for a weekend trip with plenty of shopping and restaurants. If you’re looking to visit the area, I encourage you to book your getaway as early as possible as rentals tend to book up quickly during our most popular season, winter/spring.

Mount Dora Air B&B Rentals Search Air B&B Rentals in Mount Dora
VRBO – Vacation Rental By Owner Search all VRBO rentals HERE
Mount Dora Historic Inn This lovely Bed & Breakfast has four
rooms to choose from and is conveniently
located in Downtown Mount Dora. Check the availability HERE.
Mount Dora Historic Inn Get more information HERE.
Grandview Bed and Breakfast Check availability HERE
Magnolia Inn Bed and Breakfast Schedule your stay HERE.
Adora Inn Check availability HERE
Heron Cay Bed & Breakfast Inn Get more information HERE
Farnsworth House Bed and Breakfast Find more information HERE
Christopher’s Inn B & B Get more info HERE
Simpson Inn B&B Check availability HERE
Cinnamon Inn More info HERE
Mount Dora Historic Inn and Cottages Schedule your stay HERE

Mount Dora Hotels

Lakeside Inn (Pet Friendly)
100 Alexander St, Mt Dora, FL 32757
More Info Here

Hampton Inn Mount Dora
19700 US-441, Mt Dora, FL 32757
More Info Here

Quality Inn & Suites Mt Dora North
16630 US 441 W, Mt Dora, FL 32757
More Info Here

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tavares – Leesburg (Pet Friendly)
3601 W. Burleigh Boulevard, US Hwy 441, Tavares, FL 32778
More Info Here

Comfort Inn & Suites Tavares North (Pet Friendly)
1380 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778
More Info Here

Key West Resort on Lake Dora – Tavares (Pet Friendly)
199 W Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778
More Info Here

Mission Inn Resort & Club – Howey-in-the-Hills
10400 FL-48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737
More Info Here

Mount Dora New Home Communities

The Mount Dora area is booming with new construction. With the current lack of inventory, many buyers are considering new home construction. Check out Lake County New Home Communities here.

Homes for Sale in Mount Dora

Check below for all Mount Dora Homes for Sale. Or take a look at our breakdown. Want a pool home or golf course community? Gated community or condo? We’ve got you covered with a categorized list of Mount Dora Homes for Sale.

View all Mount Dora Listings

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Stacy Bracewell & Shannon King
Author: Stacy Bracewell & Shannon King

Hi and welcome to Life in Lake! We are excited to share our amazing community with you. If we can help in any way, don't hesitate to reach out. Stacy Bracewell and Shannon King, REALTORS®

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