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Located in: Lake County
Population: 10,364 (2002 census)
Land Area: 3.6 square miles
Median Income: $27,332 household; $34,999 family (est. 5/97)
Climate: Average annual rainfall: 53.74 inches
City rises in terraces from Lake Dora to 184 feet. Some homes have basements.



Average Temperatures:

  • Winter - 60.3 F
  • Spring - 70.0 F
  • Summer - 82.5 F
  • Fall - 70.00 F


Churches: All denominations


Clubs & Organizations

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: 352-735-7140.

City of Mount Dora 5.0190 mills
Lake County Commissioners 4.7330 mills
Oklawaha Recreation District .3838 mills
N Lake Hospital District 1.0 mills
St. Johns River Water Management District .4820 mills
Board of Public Instruction 9.1900 mills
Total 22.2378 mills
or about $22.24 per $1,000 assessed value per year.
Minus $25,000 of assessed value homestead exemption*
for full-time resident owner-occupied homes.
No estate taxes.  No state income tax.*
7% sales tax except for most services, food and drugs.
*These exemptions apply to Florida residents only.
Business Taxes: All of the above on real property.
Above rates also apply to personal property tax on business assets.
Occupational licenses required by County and City. 
No Homestead Exemption for businesses and non-Florida residents.

Medical: Two fully accredited general hospitals nearby. Florida 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 newspapers. Local television stations, 38+ available cable stations. Several radio stations serve the area.


Post Office (32757): 711 N Donnelly Street 352-383-4066

Real Estate: Homes range from $65,000 to $300,000+
See what homes are for rent in the Rental Listings

Recreation Facilities:

  • City 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 a lighthouse.

  • 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

  • Fishing/Hunting: Licenses required 65+ years exempt.

  • Golf: Mount Dora Golf Association is semi-private. Others nearby.

  • Lawn Bowling: courts in town.

  • Library

  • Swimming: Heated 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


Mount Dora High School 352-383-2177
Mount Dora Middle 352-383-6101
Round Lake Elementary School 352-385-4399
Triangle Elementary 352-383-6176
Christian Home and Bible School 352-383-2155
Lake Technical Center
Lake Sumter Community College


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 by Sprint.   Excellent cellular 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


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341 Alexander Street • Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-383-2165 • Fax: 352-383-1668 • Email: chamber@mountdora.com

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