Known as the "Center of Good Living", Ocoee is an amazing combination of growth and history. Every year more and more people are attracted to the stunning beauty and the good fortune of the place. The city currently has a population close to 34,000 - and growing. From a historic standpoint, it is home to lovingly preserved buildings such as the Ocoee Christian Church and the Withers-Maguire House and Museum.
Known as the "Center of Good Living", Ocoee is an amazing combination of growth and history. Every year more and more people are attracted to the stunning beauty and the good fortune of the place. The city currently has a population close to 34,000 - and growing. From a historic standpoint, it is home to lovingly preserved buildings such as the Ocoee Christian Church and the Withers-Maguire House and Museum. The rich culture of the place is evident in the lovely parks, the charming brick roads and the many historic landmarks. Signs of growth and modernity can be seen in places such as Manheim Ocoee, Health Central Hospital, and Oaks Mall.
At Orange County Public Schools, each student is given the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to reach their full potential. The Jones High School Art Club won the 1st place at the Disney's Festival of the Master Chalk Art Competition. Evans High School is among five schools in the country and the only one in Florida to receive the "Educator for a Day" grant. There are a total of 170 schools in the district serving 177,000 students, competently helping them achieve academic success.
Ocoee has a lot to offer to residents and families in terms of outdoor recreation activities. Visit the boardwalk on the shoreline of Lake Moxie in Central Park, and get an exhilarating view of the exquisite natural surroundings of the city. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of Spring Lake at the Silver Glenn Park and soothe your soul with the tranquil scenery of the place. Go fishing on the lake or explore the stunning trails. Looking for a place to exercise and play? Head over to the Jim Beech Recreation Center and be awed by its well-equipped gymnasium and beautiful aquatic center. Or indulge in sports activities at the Coventry Park, with its new basketball and tennis courts. Enjoy delightful evenings with fine dining and a movie under the stars on Food Truck Fridays. Let your kids be part of the Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, with activities like bounce houses, face painting, food refreshments, and loads of other fun and games.
There are approximately 115 stores at the West Oaks Mall, more than enough to cater to all your shopping needs. With a great food court, a 14-screen AMC movie theatre and a pretty carousel ride, your shopping trip will be full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Explore the various dining options in Ocoee; you're sure to find a restaurant that you like. If you're looking for a family-friendly and affordable place with great food, try Gator's Dockside. Their grilled wings, ribs and seafood are famous, and with big screen TVs to keep you entertained, you're sure to enjoy your meal here. The traditional diner style menu at the Ocoee Café is something the whole family can enjoy, especially with the delicious food that the place serves.
The City of Ocoee was formed as a small agricultural settlement supported by the local citrus and vegetable farming industry. The town was first settled adjacent to Starke Lake, southeast of Lake Apopka, in the mid-1800’s.
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