Sweet Water Country Club
A 510 home neighborhood located in Orange County Florida, many homes are fronting Sweetwater golf and tennis club and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Just 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando and within walking distance to the entrance of world-renowned Wekiwa Springs State Park, recognized for its top public schools, its mature oak tree-lined neighborhoods, plentiful recreation opportunities, and many nearby treasures and conveniences.
The area was first inhabited by Seminole Indians who lived along the Wekiva river banks, as well as many lakes in the area.
The closest city is Apopka, Florida. The word Apopka came from the Timucuan Indian language, and means big potato. The area was first settled by non-natives in 1842. Wekiva Springs was formally known as Clay Springs, were the Clay family had a trading post and 3 story Hotel were as barges taking citrus and other trade were plied downstream to a major sea port of the time, Sanford Florida. The produce was taken from there to New York City and along the East Coast.
In the 1850’s the settlement began to grow because of the agricultural opportunities available in the area. The area continued to grow rapidly in the 1860’s and 1870’s and was incorporated as a town in 1882. Apopka is currently one of the fastest growing areas in central Florida due to new construction on the 429, a major highway in the area.
Residents can enjoy boating, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, playgrounds, biking trails, and many other natural activities that are unique to this area. It is a perfect place to enjoy with your family or to simply appreciate nature’s bountiful gifts.