Tavares Real Estate

Located in the central section of the state of Florida, with a population of nearly 15,500 (2015), Tavares is the county seat of Lake County and part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area.

The cost of living in Tavares is about 4% lower than the national average. About 86% of the residents are homeowners and the median household income is $38,300. As for the real estate market, it is neutral now, but healthy. The median sales price for a home is about $137,600 and the median apartment rent per month is $1,240 (2017).

The city of Tavares was established by Alexander St. Clair-Abrams, a newspaper and railroad mogul, who named the city for a Portuguese ancestor (the word is of Aramaic, Portuguese, and Spanish origin and it means something like “descendent of the hermit”).

The city’s nickname, “America’s Seaplane City” resulted from the city-owned seaplane base on Lake Dora, which offers a fixed-route transportation service in Lake County since 2007. The city’s slogan, “a great place to land”, expresses the community’s belief that their city can offer all the necessary conditions for a business to thrive.

Featured Real Estate Agents and Agencies in Tavares, FL: Jim & Melanie Romeyn - JMR Realty, Inc., Dave Morehead - Coach Light Real Estate, LLC, Steve & Roxanne Bliss - Bliss Real Estate of Florida, LLC.

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