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Drove over to Mt. Dora one afternoon....you pass thru lots of lovely farm country and signs that say "Bear Crossing", but I didn't see any...thank goodness. It seemed as if I was going nowhere, when suddenly I was in Mt. Dora and all its luxurious ammenities. I was told I had to see it cause of it having a wonderful historic district...similar to Sanford. I found it to be more formal and pristine than Sanford. Gorgeous homes along the water...a lovely drive. The business district has lots of upscale shops and neat restaurants. Very "chi-chi" hotel overlooking the lake...generally beautiful all around.
Definately worthy of a day or weekend of investigation.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely, preserved, lush, bountifull
  • Cons:wishing for a bit of grit
  • In a nutshell:I prefer slightly less gentrified...as in Sanford
  • Last visit to Mount Dora: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    HI, Janet! ><>< Mount Dora certainly looks attractive and nice..... Thanks for sharing.....

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    That looks like a nice place to visit.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Great little place--I can see why you suggest a visit!

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2007 at 7:31 AM

    Welcome to my city Janet. I live 3mi from that very pic. Its only "gentrified" downtown..the rest of the area is quite rural. Glad you liked it.

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 7:12 AM

    Meet me at dinner time :) I love fish.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2007 at 3:17 PM

    Looks enchanting :) Thanks for this lovely glimpse Janet!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2007 at 4:44 PM

    Mmm, that restaurant could tempt me but, as shopping isn't my thing, afterward I think a look around the town would satisfy me.

  • mwenn2100's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2007 at 9:46 AM

    Thanks for the postcard. Mount Dora is truly charming and unique. I'll have to make it down there again one day... thanks for sharing!!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 4:55 AM

    A great place to have lunch and shop. It sounds like a lovely little town.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2007 at 5:40 PM

    It looks as if "Cecile's" has been reborn! Still looks very nice, though - glad you enjoyed the town!


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