Whys of Lake County Florida (842)
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"Sense Makes Dollars in

Lake County"

AKE COUNTY offers more to the prospective home seeker,
farmer or investor than any other section of Florida.
Its total area is approximately 721,000 acres, of which
125,000 acres are contained in its 1,400 magnificent clear,
spring-fed lakes, and there is still a tremendous acreage of
very fertile and arabl. 1.,j.1 availablee for all purposes. The
cost of land is much 1..v.. r iii.,ir elsewhere in Florida, and tax
rates are far below those of the Northern States as well as
being based on lower assessments and valuations.

Lake County occupies a strategic position in the exact centre
of the State. Jacksonville is about 100 miles to the north
and Tampa but 75 miles to the south, over excellent high-
ways. It is also only a short automobile ride to either coast,
and even Miami or Palm Beach can be reached in a few hours.
Additional roads are being rapidly built and Lake County is
the proud possessor of a road system of her own that is the
envy of the rest of the State. Motoring here is a delight, and
plans are now under way to further improve the county high-
ways to the extent of over $5,000,000.00

Lake County is fortunate in having ten thriving, progressive
cities of varying size, all of which are up-to-date and modern
in every way. Smooth-paved streets, public buildings, schools
and churches all provide mental and moral advantages. Water
systems and electricity, together with comfortable homes and
hotels, provide accommodations for resident and visitor alike.
Drinking water in Lake County is superior to every other sec-
tion of the State, and an ample supply for the future is avail-
able from either natural springs or artesian wells that range
from 50 to 400 feet in depth. This water contains no trace of
sulphur or lime except in a few localities and is purity itself.

Agriculture and lumbering, together with Kaolin and Dia-
tomite mining, and one or two other industries, constitute the
leading activities of Lake County. This is the centre of the
citrus section of the State, and it is confidently expected that
before long Lake County will lead the rest of Florida in citrus
production. Truck crops of all kinds, together with grapes and
bananas, are profitably raised, and dairying and poultrying are
extensively practiced. Fern growing and bulb propagation are
successful commercial enterprises. The soils are varied and ex-
tremely fertile and the air and water drainage almost perfect,
owing to the rolling country and the added fact that many of
the larger lakes are connected and form a picturesque as well
as practical waterway, which at once prevents the stagnant
swamps and provides for transportation of all kinds of traffic.
Motor-boating naturally is ideal and fishing is enjoyed by visi-
tors and residents alike.

Last, but by no means least, is the fact that here in Lake
County the wonderful Florida climate is at its best. Both the
heat of the summer and the cold of the winter season are
automatically tempered by the vast area of water contained
in the lakes and streams, so that extreme heat such as is fre-
quently found in other States is never experienced here during
any of the summer months. Cool breezes blow from all quar-
ters and because of the greater altitude of Lake County, which
reaches a height of over 350 feet at one point, both days and
nights are unusually cool and delightful. In the winter, too,
the same tempering process takes place, so that frost and un-
comfortably low temperatures are practically unknown. At
the same time it is only fair to say that winter in Lake County
provides a cool, snappy atmosphere that is at once healthful
and pleasant to all.

Summing up, therefore, it is easy to see where the investment
of well-made plans plus a reasonable sum of money will insure
to those fortunate and wise enough to investigate these state-
ments, both a comfortable home and an opportunity to grow
with one of the most ideally located counties in Florida.

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( HE ACCOMPANYING VIEWS of some of the many scenic beauty spots and points of
Interest are taken at random from all parts of Lake County. No effort has been made
to select scenes from any one portion of the twelve hundred square miles contained in
the county itself, or to confine them to any one type of subject. Charming homes nestle amid
attractive surroundings and above a rare vista is shown looking across country in south Lake
County. Truly this is a land of marvelous beauty, and one that offers many advantages to
those seeking relief from the drab existence amid brick walls and humdrum surroundings of city life. The
group shown on the reverse side indicates in a small way some of the many diversified industries of this
wonderful county, and also a few of the sports enjoyed here. Fishing, hunting, boating, swimming and golf,
together with many other simpler forms of entertainment, provide healthful recreation for young and old
alike. There also are many opportunities for profitable agricultural pursuits.

1. Amid the giant pines near Lake Apopka.
2. A woodland road among the palms.
3. A glimpse of hills and lakes in south Lake
4. Lake Harris from Echo Glen.

5. Typical road through a Florida "hammock."
6. Thirty-year-old orange tree.
7. A few hours' catch on Lake Apopka.
S. Two typical winter homes.

9. Sylvan bathing beach at Echo Glen.
10. A home among towering pines.
11. Spanish moss on road near Dead River.
12. Wild life on lake in central Lake County.


1. "Fifty-fifty with Dad" at Montverde School.
(Send to Montverde School, Montverde, Fla., for
2. Sunset on one of Lake County's 1,400 lakes.
3. New Court House at County Seat at Tavares.
4. The largest log house in the United States in
south Lake County.
5. One of the many large vineyards in Lake County.
6. Road near Dead River Bridge.
7. Fishing on beautiful Ocklawaha River.

Fourth green at Lake County Country Club.
Scene on Palatlakaha River.
Bathing at Echo Glen.
Ninth green overlooking East Crooked Lake at
Country Club.
Alexander Springs in north Lake County.
Bass fishing is good in Lake County.
Eight-year-old grapefruit trees loaded with fruit.
Poultry raising in Lake County-a coming in-

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--------------------------------------...................-... 1925.
Tavares, Lake County, Florida.
I am interested in the following subjects and will be
glad to have your literature and further information.
Winter Home Permanent residence
Citrus culture Acreage for development
Truck growing Land for investment
Poultry Business opportunities
Grapes Hotel accommodations
Bananas Fishing and sports
Very truly yours,

Name ......................-----------------. .....................

Address --------------------------------- ........

City and State ..........----... ---...... .................. ...-....


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