Apopka is one of Central Florida’s top destinations for outdoor recreation, offering a beautiful landscape of lakes, springs and natural land areas – ideal to get away and explore the best of nature within minutes of Orlando. Located in Orange County, Florida, Apopka (derived from the Seminole language for “potato eating place”, offers public and private schools and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Mid-Florida Research and Education Center. The 2016 median housing value of $206,485 and rental averages of $1,135 for Apopka population of nearly 50,000 make Apopka an affordable location to live with access to numerous outdoor activities.
Enjoy fishing on Lake Apopka, or hike along the vast north shore. Areas to swim, snorkel or cruise the waterways via self-owned or rental boats abound. Birders can enjoy many of the area’s 300 documented species in the many parks and nearby nature reserves. Canoe, camp or hike more than 13 miles of nature trails at scenic Wekiva Springs State Park, or cycle along 22 paved miles of the West Orange Trail.
Get in the game at the 128-acre Northwest Recreation Complex – one of Florida’s premier outdoor sports facilities with 28 fields and a 1,300-seat outdoor amphitheater. Apopka also is home of the annual Old Florida Outdoor Festival in February.
The city’s rich history resonates in its small-town charm, locally owned businesses and tree-lined neighborhoods. Major shopping areas, entertainment, tourist destinations and airports are just minutes away with direct access to northwest Central Florida's growing highway system. There are numerous hotels, restaurants and even a campground for your convenience. Explore the history of early Apopka while visiting the petite museum at the Apopka Historical Society which is dedicated to Apopka, displaying artifacts & exhibits documenting the town's history. You will also find an art gallery and other historical homes and museums in the areas.
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