The community is named for a large lake in the northern part.
Lake Nona Medical City is an emerging biomedical research and educational hub which includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Health Sciences Campus, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the Orlando VA Medical Center (opening in 2014), Nemours Children’s Hospital and a University of Florida Research and Academic Center. In the Lake Nona area, the population has grown from merely 1,500 in 2000 to over 50,000 people in 2015. In just the past 5 years alone, the population increased from roughly 27,000 people,
Welcome to Lake Nona
Lake Nona is a 7,000-acre (28 km2) mixed-use planned community within the city limits of Orlando, southeast of Orlando International Airport. Being developed by Lake Nona Property Holdings (owned by Tavistock Group), the Lake Nona Region is home to Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, a life sciences cluster becoming known as Lake Nona’s medical city, and an array of retail centers, recreational facilities and residential options.
As a whole, Lake Nona holds many wondrous treasures. Treasures that will undoubtedly appeal to many different people. Its sheer scope and magnitude alone seemingly allow for there to be something for nearly every single man, woman and child on the planet to enjoy — although not all at once.
Lake Nona High School
A launchpad for continuing education, Lake Nona High School offers students the opportunity to get a head start on college. Beyond the advanced curriculum aligned with Lake Nona Middle School, the high school enables students to earn college credit. In partnership with Valencia College, the Collegiate Academy at Lake Nona High School offers selected college-level courses and, in the near future, will include the curricular options and scheduling necessary to complete the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. Lake Nona High School Health Academy, in partnership with Florida Hospital, prepares students for a future in health care. Beyond academics, the school also offers plenty of athletic and extracurricular activities to enrich student life.
Lake Nona Middle School
Lake Nona Middle School opened its $40 million campus to students in the fall of 2011. This state-of-the-art facility offers 21st-century curriculum supported and enhanced by cutting edge instructional technologies.
Those of you wanting to prolong being empty nesters will be happy to know that your kids can start college right here in Lake Nona. The new campus opened in Fall of 2012. Valencia College’s Lake Nona campus is designed on 23 acres adjacent to Lake Nona High School. An 85,000-square-foot building is the first of four to open at the evolving Lake Nona campus. The cutting-edge facility provides students with an intimate learning experience, pairing caring teachers and staff with a range of advanced degree programs.
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