Located in: Lake
Population: 10,364 (2002
Land Area: 3.6 square miles
Median Income: $27,332 household; $34,999 family
Climate: Average annual rainfall: 53.74 inches
Elevation: City rises in terraces from Lake Dora
to 184 feet. Some homes
- Winter - 60.3 F
- Spring - 70.0 F
- Summer - 82.5 F
- Fall - 70.00 F
Government Services: Incorporated
City. Mayor and six-member council. Appointed
city manager. 32 police officers, four reserves,
three citizens on patrol and 15 firefighters.
For all emergencies: dial 911. Police business
line: 352-735-7131. Fire Department business line:
of Mount Dora
|Lake County Commissioners
|Oklawaha Recreation District
|N Lake Hospital District
Johns River Water Management District
of Public Instruction
|or about $22.24 per $1,000 assessed
value per year.
|Minus $25,000 of assessed value
for full-time resident owner-occupied homes.
No estate taxes. No state income tax.*
7% sales tax except for most services, food
exemptions apply to Florida residents only.
All of the above on real property.
Above rates also apply to personal property
tax on business assets.
Occupational licenses required by County and
No Homestead Exemption for businesses and non-Florida
Medical: Two fully accredited general hospitals
Hospital Waterman in Eustis 5 miles away (182 beds
and 125 physicians) and Leesburg
Regional Medical Center 25 miles away. Air ambulance
service provided to and from both. Ambulance service
available county-wide. Many
doctors and dentists including most specialties. Extended
care and convalescent centers.
See our Healthcare
and Health related page
News Media: Two daily and one weekly
stations, 38+ available cable stations. Several
radio stations serve the area.
Post Office (32757): 711 N Donnelly
Estate: Homes range from $65,000 to $300,000+
See what homes are for rent in the Rental
recreation complex and six parks offer children's
playgrounds, tennis and racquetball courts, picnic
area, shuffleboard courts, nature walk, fitness
trail, croquet, fishing, boat dock and ramp, and
Boating: Mount Dora
is on a chain of lakes which connects with the inland
waterway and the Atlantic ocean.
Camping: By permit
only in lakefront Trimble Park (4 miles distant).
Limited electrical and water hookups. 352-383-1993
Licenses required 65+ years exempt.
Mount Dora Golf Association is semi-private. Others
Lawn Bowling: courts
Pool in city park.
Tennis: six public
courts and semi-private at Mount Dora Golf Association
Youth Recreation: Year-round
programs in varied sports through City and YMCA.
Little league programs. City has sponsored art programs
for the past 5 years. City Recreation Dept: 352-735-7183
Dora High School 352-383-2177
Dora Middle 352-383-6101
Round Lake Elementary School 352-385-4399
Triangle Elementary 352-383-6176
Home and Bible School 352-383-2155
Lake Technical Center 352-357-5671
Lake Sumter Community College 352-787-3747
Transportation: US Highway 441, State Roads
46, Old 441 and 19A. Interstate 4 within 30 minutes
to the east and Interstate 75 within 45 minutes to the
west. Florida Turnpike 30 minutes. One local airfield.
Orlando and Daytona International Airports are both
about one hour's drive from Mount Dora. Bus service
and freight service are both nearby. Florida Central
Railroad serves the Mount Dora area.
Utilities: Electric, water, sewer and storm
sewer are municipally
owned and operated 352-735-7105. Some areas outside
of city are served by other companies. Cable television
available. Local telephone provided
telephone service available.
For further information call the Mount Dora Area Chamber
of Commerce at 352-383-2165, send
E-mail or send snail mail to:
Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 196, Mount Dora, FL 32756-0196