Windermere Real Estate Homes offer Classical, Colonial, French, Coastal, Mediterranean, and Victorian exteriors. Windermere was established as a residential development in 1889 and chartered in 1925 and located in Orange County, Florida.
During late 2007, the Town of Windermere filed a proposal to annex Isle worth and Butler Bay, both wealthy subdivisions. This was met with extensive debate from town residents and an objection from Orange County, which stood to lose millions of dollars of property tax revenue. After lengthy discussions, and battles with the county, Isle worth remained in the county, but Butler Bay was annexed into Windermere.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.57 square miles , of which 1.56 square miles is land and 0.015 square miles , or 0.98%, is water.
Windermere has a Town Manager / City Council form of government. Five council members are elected at large for two-year terms with three running for election in odd years and two running for election in even years along with the mayor. Gary Bruhn has served as mayor for seven consecutive terms since 2004.
The schools include Windermere Elementary School, Sunset Park Elementary School, and Gotha Middle School, Orange County Public Schools in Windermere, assigned based on the parent/guardian’s home address. OCPS also provides school buses for local students.
Windermere is located on an isthmus between several lakes in the Lake Butler chain. Great small town family atmosphere, charming homes, good schools, wonderful for pets, water skiing, fishing, or having a picnic.