As one of the fastest growing communities in Central Florida both in residential and commercial markets, the City of Apopka, located 15 minutes from Orlando in beautiful Northwest Orange County, is strategically located minutes from Mount Dora, Altamonte Springs and Maitland.

One tradition says the name derives from Seminole, for "potato-eating place," while others translate it as "trout-eating" or "catfish-eating"

Let Apopka Realtor Angela Chapman and Central Florida Realtor John Hambrick help you sell your home or relocate to a lovely Apopka home. 

Built on the site of a Seminole village, the city of Apopka hosts orange groves, small communities, forests and farmland.

Population 1990 Census - 13,611         2000 Census - 26,642
Residential Housing Units 1990 Census:      5,712 
Area Information  (As of December 31, 2001):  Total Sq. Miles:  24.8278
Latitude:  28° 68 minutes North            Longitude:  81° 51 minutes West 
Median household income: $43,651 (year 2000)
Median house value: $101,200 (year 2000).


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Before Apopka was "The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World" or even before it was "The Fern City," it was "The Lodge."

From about 7500 B.C. until about the 1st century A. D. when they disappeared for reasons unknown, Indians were believed to have lodged on the shores of Lake Apopka. Then for about 400 years the region appears to have been uninhabited.

When the Spaniards arrived in Florida in the 16th century, the Acuera tribe of the Timucua confederation was said to have lived in the Apopka area, growing crops and trading. By 1730 these natives were decimated by war and diseases brought by the Europeans and had also disappeared.

Then early in the 19th century, Indians again inhabited the area. There was a Seminole village on Lake Apopka, or Ahapopka, as they spelled and pronounced it. It remained an active village until the outbreak of the Second Seminole War in the mid1830s. Coacoochee (Wild Cat), one of the most famous and influential war chiefs, was born here and ruled as chief of about 200 Indians until this village was evacuated and the natives sought refuge in the swampy areas around the St Johns,. The Armed Occupation Act of 1842 brought white settlers to the Apopka area. They received 160 acres if they would settle them. These Pioneers and those that followed the Civil War from states to the north began converting the area into what it is today.

The settlement grew, attracting developers and settlers because of the climate and the agricultural opportunities and becoming an important trading center in the 1850s. The Masons' were particularly active. Orange Lodge #36 was organized in 1857, and The Lodge building, still standing on its original site at Alabama Avenue and Highway 44 1, was completed in 1859. The City limits were measured one mile in all directions from the Masonic Lodge and it's the oldest lodge room in continuous use in the State of Florida. It was around this building that the town grew in the 1860s and 1870s and ultimately became the Town of Apopka City incorporated in 1882.

In 1912 ferns became the industry for Apopka and soon developed the name of "Fern City". More tropical plants were introduced to the growers in the area. This influx of foliage took over the fern industry and the City became known as "The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World". Progress continued and today Apopka is still an important hub of commerce. One of the fastest-growing cities in Orange County, it is home base to more than 45,000 citizens in the greater Apopka area. 

The City has a strong mayoral form of government. The Mayor and Commissioners are elected at large and serve a term of four years.

Apopka Realtor Angela Chapman and Orlando Realtor John Hambrick can help you find the perfect piece of real estate in this beautiful city or any of the surrounding communities. And if you've decided you want to sell your home, check out our seller's page. WE HAVE BUYERS and they can help you with real estate in Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Volusia County, Polk County, Brevard County or Osceola County.

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Filled with many beautiful parks and golf courses, Apopka is a wonderful place to live. Also located in Apopka is the beautiful Wekiwa Springs State park, and Rock Springs Park. With eight major trails ranging from 2.2 miles to 29 these mark the beginnings of what will be a trail ring around Central Florida. Each trail has its own charm and personality.


Special Events

4th of July - Independence Day Celebration

Each July 4th the City celebrates this with a fun family day at Apopka High School Roger Williams Field. This event features an old-fashioned 4th of July fun for the whole family. There is live entertainment, face painting, contests, and, of course, fireworks.

Concert in the Park

Sizzlin Salsa Concert Program is scheduled for August 21st - 4:00-7:00pm. Admission is free. Bring a blanket and come relax under the stars.

Other Events

  • Pumpkin Bash in cooperation with Orange County Parks and Recreation at Kelly Park in October
  • City-wide food drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes begins November 1st
  • Toys for Tots Drive begins December 1st
  • Annual Apopka Foliage Sertoma Club Christmas Parade in December
  • Winter Wonderland Celebration in the Park with Live entertainment and snowfall! December 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
  • Arbor Day in January
  • Old Fashioned Country Fair in February
  • Mae Chustz Senior Olympic Games in March
  • Easter Egg Hunt in April
  • Art and Foliage Festival in April
  • Spring Concert in May.
For additional information on these and other special events call 407-703-1778.

Hospital/medical center:
  • SUMMIT, THE (700 EAST WELCH ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers:
  • HEALTH CENTRAL (about 8 miles; OCOEE, FL)
  • LAKSIDE ALTERNATIVES HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; ORLANDO, FL)
  • LIFESTREAM BEHAVIORAL CENTER (about 14 miles; LEESBURG, FL)
Golf Courses:
  • Errol Country Club (1355 Errol Pkwy) 407-886-3676
  • Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club (625 Rock Ridge Blvd) 407-814-7474
  • Sweetwater Country Club (2700 Sweetwater Country Club Dr) 407-889-4743
Airports certified for carrier operations :
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 21 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 24 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • DAYTONA BEACH INTL (about 47 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; ID: DAB)
Other public-use airports:

  • ORLANDO COUNTRY (about 5 miles; PLYMOUTH, FL; ID: X04)
  • BOB WHITE FIELD (about 9 miles; ZELLWOOD, FL; ID: X61)
  • MID FLORIDA AIR SERVICE (about 14 miles; EUSTIS, FL; ID: X55)
College/University:
  • CAREER TRAINING INSTITUTE (Location: 2463 E SEMORAN BLVD; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students:
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 11 miles; MAITLAND, FL;  )
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WINTER PARK, FL )
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; ORLANDO, FL )
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SANFORD, FL )
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 19 miles; ORLANDO, FL )
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; DELAND, FL )
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; WINTER HAVEN, F 0)
Public high school:
  • APOPKA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools:
  • FOREST LAKE ACADEMY (Location: 3909 E SEMORAN BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NEW BEGINNING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Location: 3625 BONNIE DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BEAR LAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Location: 1251 BEAR LAKE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools:
  • PIEDMONT LAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • APOPKA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BEAR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAKEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROCK SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • CLAY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • CLARCONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • DREAM LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • LOVELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
  • APOPKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools:
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Location: 1022 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EASTSIDE LEARNING CENTER (Location: 131 W 17TH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
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Major Subdivisions in Apopka -
APOPKA TERRACE 1ST ADD, Arbor Ridge, BEL AIRE HILLS UNIT 3, BENT OAK PHASE 1, CARLTON OAKS, CHELSEA PARC, Clear Lake Estates, COUNTRY SHIRE, COURTYARDS PHASE 2, DAVIS & MITCHELLS ADD TO APOPKA, GREENBROOK VILLAS AT ERROL ESTATE 1, Errol Estate/GreenBrook, Errol Estate/Parkside, HAWTHORNE OAKS PHASE 2, LAKE DOE ESTATES UNIT 1, LAKE MCCOY FOREST, LAKE MCCOY OAKS, REPLAT OF TR 4, LAKE MENDELIN 2ND ADD, LAKE OPAL ESTATES, LOVELL TERRACE, MAGNOLIA OAKS RIDGE, MIRROR LAKE MANOR, Oak Hill Reserve, OAK LAWN 1ST ADD ,OAK PARK MANOR, PIEDMONT LAKES PHASE 3, PINE PARK, PLYMOUTH HEIGHTS, PLYMOUTH HILLS, Promenade/MetroWest, The Registry at Michigan Park, ROCK SPRINGS RIDGE PHASE 2, ROCK SPRINGS RIDGE Phase 5, ROLLING OAKS UNIT 1, SPRING HARBOR, SPRING RIDGE PH 1 UNIT 2, SUMMERSET UNIT 3, SWEETWATER COUNTRY CLUB UNIT 2 PHASE 2, SWEETWATER COUNTRY CLUB/VILLA D'ESTE,  WEKIVA,  WEKIVA PARK, WWekiva Run, EKIVA SPRINGS RESERVE PHASE 1, WEKIWA HILLS 2ND ADD, YOGI BEARS JELLYSTONE PARK, YOGI BEARS JELLYSTONE PARK/SUN RESORTS
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