Orlando Medical City: Lake Nona Showcased in Florida Trend

Florida Trend is a great resource for all things Florida! After all their tagline is “The Issues, People and Ideas that Define Florida Business.” Just a few weeks ago they showcased Lake Nona as one of THE places to be in Florida!

Lake Nona has passed several milestones in the past year with the opening of the Nemours Children’s Hospital, and the University of Florida and Valencia campuses have definitely meant for a burst of expansion and growth in the area.

These days, what were once empty lots with nothing there are being transformed into a hive of activity and construction.

As Florida Trend noticed, the birth of Lake Nona as a development was due to the investment company Tavistock Group with Joe Lewis at the helm. Tavistock had previous success in Central Florida with the exclusive Isleworth golfing community in Windermere which is home to several celebrities like Tiger Woods and is also home to Joe Lewis himself.

Joe Lewis wanted to spearhead former Governor Jeb Bush’s initiative to have a bioscience industry in Florida, fast forward several years and we have Lake Nona…featuring not just Nemours, the UF Research Institute but also the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, UCF’s College of Medicine, an M.D. Anderson research institute as well as the nations biggest VA hospital which will open later this year. Tavistock have also made deals with GE, Cisco and Johnson & Johnson. Clearly in addition to all of the new home communities, there is more in the pipeline for Lake Nona!

As Florida Trend say, Lake Nona is one of the key drivers to the area no longer relying on simple tourism and theme park visitors.

So definitely consider Lake Nona as your relocation destination as it the new and happening place in Orlando and Central Florida with plenty of  new construction properties that are perfect for your needs!

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