It surrounds the lake that lends the community its name, accessible via Kirby Smith Rd., which wraps around it from the north and east, and Tyson Rd to the south. The busy Narcoossee Rd. gives the community almost immediate access to Central Florida Greenway (hwy 417) and the Orlando International Airport. There is much ongoing development happening all around Lake Whippoorwill and the Lake Nona area, such as the new Lake Nona Medical City, with its medical services (including a new children’s hospital and VA medical center), new educational institutions and new research facilities, as well as new business and shopping malls being constructed all around. For recreation, there are two major golf courses near the community, as well as numerous lakes and conservation areas, not to mention the many Orlando attractions and a thirty minute drive to the Atlantic Coast.
Lake Whippoorwill has a great diversity of homes in its borders, due to the different contractors who have built in the neighborhood. While on the west shore of the lake there are two mobile home communities, on the east side there are large, developed tree filled lots that range in size from 3.5 acres to 21 acres ranging in price from $700 000 to $2 000 000. They are mostly single family dwellings that are well-established. Sales in Lake Whippoorwill are mostly resales for this reason, unless an owner of a larger lot had decided to subdivide their land to build new homes. While there has been pressure to further develop land around the lake, what with the neighborhood’s coveted proximity to highways and urban amenities, residents and advocates have fought to keep further urbanization at bay and maintain the community’s rural personality and peaceful environment.
Lake Whippoorwill has the great fortune of having the best of both rural location and urban accessibility. With its immediate access to the Orlando highways system and the growing development of the communities surrounding it, it is prime real estate for young families who want the convenience of urban amenities. On the other side of the coin, Lake Whippoorwill also has the beauty of the lake that bears its name and retains the natural integrity of the land around it, thanks to thoughtful and prudent development from its owners and advocates of the community both. This makes Lake Whippoorwill the complete package for young families and active homeowners alike.