Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida

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Lake Nona, Florida
Coordinates: 28°22′54″N 81°15′47″W / 28.38167°N 81.26306°W / 28.38167; -81.26306Coordinates: 28°22′54″N 81°15′47″W / 28.38167°N 81.26306°W / 28.38167; -81.26306
Country United States
State Florida
County Orange
Area
 • Total17 sq mi (44 km2)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total64,000
 • Density3,800/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
32827 & 32832
Area code(s)321 & 407 & 689
Major State RoutesToll Florida 417.svg
Websitehttp://www.lakenona.com/

Lake Nona is a 17-square-mile (44 km2, 10,900 acre, 4,400 hectare)[1] mixed-use planned community within the city limits of Orlando, southeast of Orlando International Airport. Being developed by Lake Nona Property Holdings (owned by Tavistock Group), the Lake Nona Region is home to Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

The community is named for a large lake in the northern part.

Lake Nona Medical City contains several centers for biomedical research and education including the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the site of the planned relocation of the College of Nursing,[1] as well as the addition of the University of Central Florida College of Dental Medicine.[2] Several other private, governmental, and educational medical centers are located in the area as well.

The population of Lake Nona has grown from merely 1,500 in 2000 to over 50,000 people in 2015.[3][4] Some of the population growth is attributable to immigration from Puerto Rico during the Puerto Rican crisis of 2015.[5]

Education[edit]

Lake Nona is served by Lake Nona High School, Lake Nona Middle School, Northlake Park Elementary School, and Laureate Park Elementary School.

Neighborhoods[edit]

The city of Orlando has officially divided Lake Nona into four neighborhoods[citation needed]:

  • Lake Nona Central, including VillageWalk at Lake Nona
  • Lake Nona Estates, including the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
  • Lake Nona South, including the Medical City and Laureate Park residential development
  • Northlake Park at Lake Nona, which includes the separate developments of Morningside at Lake Nona and Waters Edge at Lake Nona

A fifth neighborhood, Education Village (formerly Narcoossee Groves), lies outside the original borders of Lake Nona. Lake Nona High School and the Valencia College Lake Nona Campus are located here.

Vertiport[edit]

German aviation company Lilium plans to open one of its so-called "vertiports" in Lake Nona. The company is building 6-seater electric air taxis with the ability to vertically take-off.[6][7]

Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Orlando[edit]

The Lake Nona Wave Hotel has been called “the most technologically advanced hotel in the world,” and for good reason. Opened in December 2021, each of the 234 rooms—including the 16 one-bedroom suites and two penthouses—runs on a digital concierge. In-room voice commands control the smart lighting and temperature controls, and the smart-glass windows dynamically block 99% of UV light throughout the day.

As a whole, the upscale lifestyle hotel features an artwork collection of more than 500 pieces; two restaurants – Bacán and HAVEN – and Living Room Bar; swimming pool; technogym-powered fitness studio; 42-foot rock-climbing tower; and access to the first-ever Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Mind-Body Zone and Spa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Florida Future - Nursing students homesick till 2011". Central Florida Future. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  2. ^ "Trustees Approve New Dental College". University of Central Florida. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ Brinkmann, Paul. "Developer seeks zoning for 10,000 homes near Lake Nona". orlandosentinel.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". www.wftv.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2022.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Orlando is No. 1 destination for residents leaving Puerto Rico to settle". orlandosentinel.com. Associated Press.
  6. ^ "Regional Air Mobility - Lilium". lilium.com. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  7. ^ "Ferrovial and Lilium to develop US Vertiport Network - Lilium". lilium.com. Retrieved 2021-01-30.

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