This city of Clermont is located in Lake County, Florida, around 35km southeast of Leesburg and 35km west of Orlando. The total population, last reported in 2013, was 30,201. The city’s economy is largely built around lodging, retail trade, and tourism-oriented eateries. The 1956 Florida Citrus Tower is located in Clermont and it is one of the state’s first landmarks.
The city was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916. It is largely residential in character and the appearance of the historic downtown district has not really alternated since 1962. Interestingly, over the course of the decade spanning 2000 and 2010, Clermont’s population rose by 207%. The Clermont Landing shopping center was opened in the spring of 2010 and it houses the city’s first cinema along with 20 retail stores and restaurants.
The unemployment rate is around 10% with some of the most popular areas of employment being management, service, sales, transportation and professional occupations. Main roads through the city are US Route 27 and State Road 50.
Some of the most notable people from Clermont are Randy Pedersen, Dale Barnstable, Shane Greene, Kate DiCamillo, Ryan Dungey, Peter Hooten and Marvin Musquin. Randy Pedersen is a professional bowler and bowling announcer. Dale Barnstable is a retried basketball player and Shane Greene is a professional baseball player. Kate DiCamillo is a writer of children’s books and Ryan Dungey is a motocross racer.
The regional hospital for the city is South Lake Hospital. It is a community hospital that offers a full range of healthcare services to the residents of South Lake County. The hospital runs as a non-profit organization and is committed to working in partnership with local communities to focus on health, wellbeing and public education. It was founded in 1947 and a new onsite campus was opened in 2000.
There are a range of local schools in Clermont including Minneola Elementary School, Cypress Ridge Elementary School, South Lake Charter Elementary, Lost Lake Elementary, Clermont Middle School, Clermont Elementary School, Windy Hill Middle School, Lake Minneola High School, East Ridge Middle School, East Ridge High School, South Lake High School, Pine Ridge Elementary, Sawgrass Bay Elementary, Grassy Lake Elementary and Real life Christian Academy. This is not surprising given the fact that over 21% of households in the city have children under 18 living in them. Consequently, those looking to relocate to Clermont should find it easy to access a good education for their children.