The Past And The Future
Home to Sugarloaf Mountain and the once-iconic Citrus Tower, Clermont is nestled snugly within commuting distance of Orlando, and acts as a bedroom community of sorts for many individuals and businesses which feed into the bustling life of the “City Beautiful”. Founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916, the city served the burgeoning citrus industry for much of its early life. A population boom in the early 21st century has led to the city reinventing itself for a bright future.
Working In Clermont
After the city was chosen by multiple US Olympic athletes as a training base, the city adopted the moniker “Choice of Champions” and focused strongly on developing its fitness and healthcare sectors. Clermont has a thriving healthcare industry with world class orthopedics, cancer treatment and robotic urologic services treating patients from all over the world.
Getting There – And Staying There
Clermont is predominantly served by US Highway 27 and State Highway 50, though its proximity to Orlando also allows for two airports to serve the city.
Local stores offer a variety of shopping and dining options along with ample sports facilities and waterfront activities. The city’s focus on fitness has led to it being named a friendly community for runners and cyclists, who will appreciate the trails available to them at Waterfront Park and others.
Business Opportunity In Clermont
Since a 1996 merger of smaller local chambers, business opportunities in Clermont are assisted by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, which is extremely active in community development and has member businesses from dozens of industry sectors. The Chamber offers a regularly-updated relocation guide as well as a wealth of accompanying information for entrepreneurs interested in moving to the region.