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Tavares Florida Realtor
Judy Kelley is a Tavares Florida Realtor specializing in lakefront, estate and retirement real estate.
Tavares Real Estate is very diverse. Modest homes starting around $100,000 are plentiful and newer developments like Royal Harbor dot the area. The prestigious Peninsula on Big Lake Harris and the Mission Inn Resort are both located in Tavares with multi-million dollar lakefront homes an option.
The City of Tavares, located on the north shore of Lake Dora, is the County Seat of Lake County. The Courthouse, police department, jail, departmental offices and courts are all located in the center of downtown. The Historic Courthouse, built in 1924, contains the Lake County Historical Museum, brimming with artifacts tracing times past. A pamphlet outlining a walking tour is provided at City Hall leading visitors to several other historic buildings found in Tavares.
This waterfront City has gone through a major renaissance in recent years. As "Americas Seaplane City", downtown Tavares has been transformed from the seat of government business to an attraction of major interest. A number of popular restaurants are worth a visit. From Al's Landing on the waterfront, you can watch Seaplanes arriving and departing while you enjoy your meal. O'Keefe's Irish Pub is a short walk across the street along with a number of smaller waterfront themed eateries. Nearer to the government center, you will find the outstanding Casa Mia Italian Restaurant.
The City of Tavares 4th of July fireworks display on Lake Dora is especially noteworthy. The fireworks are launched across the lake and the reflections off the water and the echoes from the surrounding hills make the show a unique experience. The Antique Boat show recently located to Tavares with hundreds of beautiful antique boats on display each spring. Tavares also hosts boat races and sizable fishing tournaments.
Another popular Tavares activity is a boat tour on the Dora Canal. The canal, which connects Lake Dora and Lake Eustis, runs through a protected wildlife area with towering cypress trees and abundant wildlife. Alligators are a common site, along with beautiful wood ducks, cranes, egrets and blue herons. In mid winter, you can occasionally observe a family of otters swimming and fishing in the canal.