The third annual survey by Potomac Land Co. for the Orlando Sentinel shows that Winter Park surpassed Windermere as the community with the largest share of the 100 most valuable homes in Central Florida, based on appraisals for property tax purposes.
Orlando Magic basketball player Vince Carter owns the most valuable home in Central Florida, a 20,000-square-foot residence at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere appraised at $9.92 million.
Joyce Potts, an appraiser in Orlando, said other sports stars including Shaquille O’Neal and Ken Griffey Jr. own homes in Windermere, where proximity to theme parks is one of the attractions.
But the Potomac Land Co. found that the oak-tree-lined brick streets of Winter Park are home to the largest share of the 100 most valuable Central Florida homes.
Henin, a native of France, told the Sentinel that his Winter Park address near Palmer Avenue along Lake Osceola is Central Florida’s best location for strolls to restaurants and chance encounters with friends and acquaintances. “I walk two blocks,” he said, “and I’m eating whatever I want.” [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth
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