Lake County was formed from a portion of Orange and Sumter counties in 1887 and was appropriately named due to its abundance of pristine lakes that grace the countryside. Lake County is known for its diverse landscape and terrain ranging from 0 to 315 feet above sea level. With rolling hills dotted by orange groves in the south to the pristine flora of “Old Florida” in the north, the striking physical beauty of Lake County has captured the hearts and imagination of many. With an array of dynamic features that includes more than 1,000 lakes and rivers. Some of Lake Counties cities include: Clermont, Eustis, Howey-in-the-Hills, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares and Umatilla, among others.

Today, Lake County is made up of expansive parks and recreational facilities, along with higher paying jobs. A booming population has led to a surge of new housing construction. Tourism is at an all-time high. Visitors flock to antique shopping areas and cruise on the many lakes. Sports enthusiasts experience the adrenaline rush found at several competition water-ski schools and a nationally recognized triathlon training center.
For all these reasons, Lake County is a different kind of community. County government working hand in hand with businesses, civic groups, organizations and city leaders has resulted in these positive changes. Together, the leaders of the community and its citizens are continuously striving to make Lake County a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit: www.lakecountyfl.gov.