The Golden Triangle is named for the area between the cities
of Eustis, Mount Dora and Tavares, Florida. This unique part
of Central Florida is rich in history. Early residents were
attracted to the area because of it's high elevation,
beautiful lakes and majestic oak groves.
Today's visitors and residents are attracted for the same
reasons but are also looking for a certain "County Feel" this
area offers. The Golden Triangle is know for being one of the
friendliest areas in the country. A short 30 minute drive
from the outskirts of Orlando, the Golden Triangle is close
to big city shopping, cultural activities and sports events,
but far from the congestion and "hurry up and wait" lifestyle.
It is a slice out of "Old Florida" where everyone knows your
name and big city problems seem far away.
Mount Dora is known for is
quaint New England style homes and beautiful lakefront
scenery. Antique shops and restaurants abound, along with
beautiful parks where sunset walks are a must.
is a traditional country town with an old style downtown area
with small shops and local restaurants. The Eustis Lake Walk
is a new addition to the town. It is a modern concrete
boardwalk with beautiful iron gates and railings where you can
walk the lakefront and may even see someone catch a fish or
two. The old Florida Hospital building was demolished in
2004, opening room for more shops and an expansion of the
already successful downtown shopping area.
located on the north shore of Lake Dora, is the County Seat.
City employees, court officials and attorneys are frequent
visitors to this mixture of beautiful old and new office
buildings and court facilities. Here, a wave to a friend
crossing the street is common and a smiling face is a pleasant
change from typical stone-faced business expressions.
In recent years,
Tavares has undergone an extensive redevelopment of it's
downtown and lakefront area. Anchored by a new 88 slip
Marina and Seaplane base, Tavares has now become "America's
Seaplane City. For more information