The City of Groveland is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of south Lake County.The area is well known for its beautiful lakes, of which Lake County has more than five hundred, with many located in this southern region.Groveland is a thriving and vibrant city that was incorporated in 1922.Our community has experienced many changes since it was first settled; from a name change to changes in industry first perfume and lumber then citrus and tourism.Our continued success is in large part due to our perfect location.
Groveland is located in sunny Central Florida at the crossroads of State Road 50, State Road 19, and State Road 33, located only a few minutes from the Florida Turnpike. The City is located 27 miles west of Downtown Orlando, 35 miles from Walt Disney World, and 70 miles from Tampa. Groveland is conveniently located only 9 miles from South Lake Hospital, the National Training Center, and the Special Olympics Florida year round training facility.Lake-Sumter Community College is only 11 short miles away offering University of Central Florida and Saint Leo University extended campuses.
We have a current population of 8,800 and are projected to steadily grow well into the next decade. Our community has grown rapidly over the last few years with many of the new residents coming from the Metro Orlando area.These new citizens move here to provide their families with a more secure and sedate way of life.Groveland prides itself on being a city where children can safely ride their bikes throughout the neighborhood without causing their parents constant worry, a place where your neighbor shares more with you than just a space on a street block.
We may be a developing community, but Groveland still maintains that old southern small town appeal.