If you are a buyer sitting on the fence waiting to make sure the real estate market has stopped declining, you’re already behind the eight ball.  This past year more and more buyers are seeing value and purchasing homes in Central Florida.

After a down turn in real estate not all communities come back at the same time, why should they?  Dr Phillips and Windermere were in high demand at the peak and of course are going to see the first signs of recovery.   A prime real estate market starts with location and these two communities have it.  There are only 20 single family bank owned properties for sale in both Dr Phillips and Windermere.  When buyers no longer see under-valued properties for sale in prime markets expand into neighboring communities.

Winter Garden is the latest community buyers are now flocking to.  Located on the outer region of Southwest Orange County, Winter Garden real estate is a beneficiary of sought after neighbors Dr Phillips and Windermere only a stone throw away.   Here are the Top 3 Winter Garden Communities every buyer should have on the top of their wish list.

# 3 Black Lake Park

Black Lake Park is one of the most beautiful gated communities in Winter Garden.  Great location and easy access to the 429, Florida Turnpike and 408.   Only 15 minutes to Downtown Orlando, 25 minutes to Disney World & 25 minutes to Orlando International Airport, Winter Garden has the attractive location and home values buyers are looking for.

Black Lake Park is a private, gated community with  Winter Garden Mall just across the street. The community boasts parks and a private boat ramp, so bring your boat & relax on your community waterfront complex! Close to Winter Garden Village Mall and features restaurants, banks, golf courses.  Amenities include community pool, park, playground, gazebo, boat ramp and dock.

#2 John’s Lake Pointe John’s Lake Pointe is a prestigious community of new homes set just off of the east shore of John’s Lake.  As a newer community, builders such as Meritage Homes, known for their energy efficiency eco-friendly homes, are bringing their most aggressive eco-building technology to this community saving buyers money every month. Community amentites will include a community pool and clubhouse with fitness center and gathering rooms, a playground, and tennis courts.  A new elementary school has been planned across the street.  The community is selling quickly but still has conservation lots and lakefront lots available.  Don’t miss this opportunity for a new home in Winter Garden.

# 1  Stoneybrook West

Stoneybrook West has remained a popular community due to the central location and great amenities.  Stoneybrook West is a lakefront and golf community on the shores of Black Lake in Winter Garden.  It was designed in 13 smaller neighborhoods bound together by community amenties and events for families to enjoy.  Grab a pole and head toward the fishing dock or put your boat in on Black Lake.  Have a picnic near the ponds and parks. Exercise? Enjoy the Fitness Center, Roller Skating Rink, Basketball, Yoga classes, Swimming Pool, and Volley Ball Court!  Sign your kids up for Spanish Classes at the Town Center!

The homes are well maintained and the gate is manned 24/7.  Right outside the gate is convenient grocery shopping, restaurants and services.  Take a 5 minute drive and you are in the shopping area of Fowlers Grove  and Winter Garden Village.  This community is just a few minutes from the 429 exhange and easy access to everything in Orlando.  Stoneybrook West remains #1 on many buyers’ lists!