From brand new, affordably priced homes and quick commute times, to excellent schools, golf courses and a variety of other recreational amenities, Medical City and its neighboring communities is offers an undeniably terrific quality of life.
Featuring the private Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, residents can hit the green at the world-renowned Tom Fazio-designed golf course, enjoy the magnificent Georgian Clubhouse and Lodge, Bath and Racquet Club, or Fitness Center, all located alongside one of Florida's most unspoiled group of lakes. The 600-acre spring fed Lake Nona is popular for fishing or canoeing, while the Lake Nona YMCA Family Center offers a wellness center, outdoor pool, walking trail aerobic room and multi-sport club. With an abundance of culture, attractions and points of interest in nearby Orlando offering year-round cultural events, points of interest and social activities, Lake Nona offers the best of suburban life combined with the conveniences of the city.
Area students attend Northlake Park and Moss Park Elementary Schools, Lake Nona and Odyssey Middle School, and the high-tech Lake Nona High School. These schools are all a part of Orange County Public Schools. Higher education is provided by the nearby University of Central Florida (UCF), Valencia Community College, Keiser University and Nova Southeastern University, to name a few.
Lake Nona and the Orlando economies are getting an economic boost from Medical City. The Burnham Institute for Medical Research opened in early 2009, the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012, employing more than 2,000, and in 2008, and the Florida Legislature appropriated funding to begin planning for a 100,000 square-foot biomedical research facility to be located at Lake Nona. These medical and biomedical facilities are opening in one community in Florida with a collaborative mission that continues job growth stimulation for highly skilled and high paying jobs to residents.