The 7 Most Interesting Aspects of Living in Lake Nona, Florida

The 7 Most Interesting Aspects of Living in Lake Nona, Florida

As always, Craft Homes puts you first when deciding the details of the communities and homes we offer. We often start with the location because we understand that living in an area that’s close to everything you need and all the things you love is a major key to a better lifestyle. It also doesn’t hurt that we build in communities that include exceptional amenities. Not to mentionthe style and features of our homes!


Well, if you want to put down roots in a new home community with all of these ingredients for a high quality of life (and then some), we highly recommend checking outour homes for saleinLake Nona in Orlando, Florida. Read on to learn more about this truly groundbreaking community and what’s so great about living in one of thesmart cities in Florida, Lake Nona.


What’s So Great About Lake Nona?  


    1. Orlando! Lake Nona, Floridais a 17-square-mile planned community designed with pioneering initiatives integrating technology, mobility, health, and wellbeing. It is located in Orlando – one of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. According to the Census Bureau, Orlando was No. 5 for growth in 2022, adding 65,000 new residents.  Orlando is also home to one of the busiest airports in the country – which makes sense since it is the most-visited city in the U.S. (More than 74 million visitors in 2022!) Any way you look at it, Lake Nona in Orlando is HOT! 
    2. The schools!Not one, not two…butFIVEof theLake Nona schoolsare A-rated Orange County Public Schools. NorthLake Park Community School (K-5); Laureate Park Elementary; Village Park Elementary; Lake Nona Middle; and Lake Nona High School and Collegiate Academy are all beacons of cutting edge education. NorthLake Park Community School was the first in the country (and a national model) for providing local children with built-in after-school programming. Lake Nona High School and Collegiate Academy allows high school students to earn their AA degree at Valencia College, which is adjacent to the high school campus. Additionally, three universities and colleges have a major physical presence in Lake Nona. 
    3. The creativity! Lake Nona is a “living lab”, providing a real-world testing ground for companies looking to evaluate and deploy innovative solutions at scale. Its advanced infrastructure and commitment to collaboration have drawn companies and entrepreneurs interested in its economic growth and opportunity. The attractive business ecosystem is enhanced by the cultural landscape, featuring iconic architecture, engaging public art installations, and more. Lake Nona is also a hub for health and life sciences companies, academic programs, and research organizations (often called “Medical City”). It’s no wonder that businesses including Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, University of Central Florida, U.S. Tennis Association, Verizon and a community of entrepreneurs are making Lake Nona home. 
    4. Bold moves! Lake Nona is building a first-of-its-kind mobility network, meant to integrate multimodal transportation systems into a cohesive fabric. This network will accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, electric-assist personal vehicles, an autonomous vehicle fleet, and all-electric, city-to-city flights. 
    5. TheAerotropolisis an airport-centric economic development region, encompassing Lake Nona and the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Lake Nona’s denizens benefit from proximity to the Aerotropolis, enjoying a less than 15-minute commute to MCO’s check-in and TSA security areas. 
      Greenlink Parkwill feature multiple trails, pocket parks and space for activity that will stretch more than 100 feet wide along a half-mile path through Lake Nona neighborhoods to the Town Center. The park’s unique linear design supports dedicated space for autonomous vehicles, bikes, and pedestrian paths & bridges.
      Lake Nona is home to the largestautonomous fleetin the U.S., powered by Beep. Since launching “Move Nona” in 2019, the program has safely carried 53,000+ passengers, while improving public safety and quality of life. 
      Even more “futuristic”, the Lake NonaVertiportwill be home to the nation’s first high-speed, electric air mobility hub servicing all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The facility will serve as the hub of a Florida network accessible to nearly every major city in the state in less than one hour. 
    6. Health & wellness! Lake Nona is recognized by the Global Wellness Institute as being “the most sophisticated example in the world of what master planning for wellness can accomplish.” Health and wellbeing are purposefully incorporated into every aspect of Lake Nona’s master plan, from 44 miles of sidewalks and trails to community events that encourage activity and social connectivity, from meditation & art programs to healthy home designs. Additionally, Lake Nona’s health and life sciences campus (aka “Medical City”) has become an East Coast center for health innovation. The health and life sciences hub includes some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, research institutions, and health and life science companies, providing a unique foundation to reinvent healthcare. 
    7. Fun of all kinds! Lake Nona offers a wealth of entertainment options for adults AND children. With a range of sports (tennis, soccer, volleyball, watersports, golf, climbing), art programs (sculpture, murals, live art), shops and restaurants, Lake Nona is unlike any place you’ve ever been. The community is home to a wide variety of entertainment, unique experiences, and healthy activities. There is quite literally something for everyone!  
    8. The brilliance! Lake Nona is one of the most advanced digital districts in the United States. A “smart city” on so many levels, it implements technology that encourages collaboration. Provides tools that fuel collaboration. Empowers residents, businesses and visitors to create solutions that enhance the human experience and solve problems. As the first gigabit community in Florida (with 30,000+ miles of fiber cable delivering high-speed internet), Lake Nona is building a community-wide 5G network in collaboration with Verizon.  Multiple buildings incorporate View Smart Windows that predictively tint in response to outdoor conditions while offering health benefits for occupants and the environment.  The Lake Nona Verizon 5G Innovation Hub is home to innovators testing ideas across a variety of industries including healthcare, technology, education, and sports.  The leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator is designed to attract the most promising tech start-ups from around the world to develop innovative solutions.

Craft Homes Offers the BEST Homes for Sale in Orlando, FL!


With Craft Homes, we always strive to give you the best homes imaginable. Our new homes for sale in Orlando, FL will give you just that. Don’t wait another minute! Contact us to learn more about our homes in Lake Nona, FL, as well as our other incredible communities in the region. We can’t wait to help you!

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