Wekiva Springs Homes for Sale
Primarily a state park, Wekiva Springs is a suburb of Orlando located northwest of Longwood and Casselberry, just north of Lake Apopka. There are homes in residential neighborhoods surrounding the park but the state park is definitely the most prominent landmark.
About the park
Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 7000-acre nature preserve just 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando off of Interstate 4. It’s near Altamonte Springs and Longwood and contains the headwater of the Wekiva River. It’s also one of the headquarters of one of the state five AmeriCorps Florida State Park chapters. The main attraction is the spring itself providing approximately 42 million gallons of water to the Wekiva River every day. There are several swimming areas and a cavern at the source of the spring which extends deeper into a large cave but scuba diving and cave exploring is strictly prohibited due to safety issues.
The park has a nature center, picnic pavilions with barbecue grills, canoe rental services, and four campsites that can be accessed only by canoe or kayak. However, spread out across the park are several fairly substantial camping areas to support all types of camping from tents to recreational vehicles. There’s also youth camping areas, primitive, and family camping sites and pets are allowed. There are dozens of trails throughout the park perfect for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding.
Wekiva or Wekiwa?
There is some discrepancy on the spelling of the name. Wekiva Springs is a small community southeast of the park where is the park itself is spelled Wekiwa. The Wekiva River Buffer Conservation area is located just north of Wekiva Springs (the community). Although the springs are spelled with a W, the river and most subdivisions and streets in Seminole County use the Wekiva spelling. Wekiwa is the Creek word for spring but contrary to popular belief, Wekiva actually means flowing water and is an alternate spelling used by developers.
Most real estate in Wekiva Springs is surrounding Lake Brantley. Wekiva Springs Road is easily accessible West off of Interstate 4. From there, most of the homes are in subdivisions and neighborhoods bordering the lake and just south of the park itself.
Property prices range anywhere from about $130,000 up to $800,000 but the majority of properties stay around the $300-$400,000 mark. There are single-family homes, brand-new construction, condominiums, and some of the newer patio homes of the Retreat at Lake Brantley.
Several neighborhoods do have their own homeowner association and just a few are in gated communities. The Village on the Green is a retirement community off of Subal Palm Drive south and the largest gated community is the Springs, a 24-hour guard gated neighborhood with its own spring that runs through the neighborhood. This community features a clubhouse, basketball and tennis courts, or stables, jogging trails, and more primarily built in the mid-1970s. These homes range from about $230,000-$450,000.
Most residents in Wekiva Springs attend the Longwood school district and are served by Sabal Point Elementary school, Rock Lake middle school, and Lake Brantley high school. Some homes close to the L Altamonte Springs attend Forest City elementary school and Teague middle school.
Most daily errands can be completed at the intersection of Montgomery Road and State Route 434. At this intersection, you’ll find shops, restaurants, a Publix Market, coffee shops, LA Fitness, Chamberlains Natural Foods, and several other amenities. Follow the state Route to the west and you’ll come across several other conveniences, shops, markets, banks, gas stations, and restaurants. There’s also another Publix Market at the corner of Wekiva Springs Road and N. Hunt Club Blvd. This is also one of the entrances to Wekiva Island and Riverbend Park, just south of the main Wekiwa Springs Park.
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Wekiva Springs Homes for Sale
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