Known as "The Choice of Champions" because of its international reputation for attracting elite athletes.


Get to know the City

Clermont, Florida, is known as the "Choice of Champions" because of its international reputation as an ideal training ground for elite athletes. With its picturesque rolling hills, chain of crystalline lakes and moderate climate, it is also ideal for people who enjoy recreation.

The city of Clermont is one of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida and is strategically located west of Orlando and north of Disney World. With a population of about 40,000, Clermont is also the largest city in Lake County. Clermont was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916. It has the amenities and resources that make it an attractive place for families, new businesses, educational businesses, office development and health and fitness opportunities. At about 17.69 square miles, Clermont is open for business and offers everything for growing families as well. Health, wellness and fitness are part of Clermont's culture.

The quality of life around Clermont makes it a privileged destination for those seeking to settle in central Florida. The local shops offer a variety of shopping and dining options, as well as extensive sports facilities and seaside activities. Clermont has housing options for all income levels, from fenced golf course communities and larger residences to small and medium size single family units. As a family region, Clermont promotes diversity, inclusion and civic pride.

The city has a Performing Arts Center - a 1,200 placesstrong performance hall, which is the largest in the county. The newly refurbished center is part of the 29,000 square meter Clermont Arts and Recreation Center at 3700 S. Highway 27, on top of the Clermont hills and overlooking Lake Felter.

Downtown Clermont, located between State Road 50 and the southern shore of Lake Minneola, offers a variety of exclusive retail stores, restaurants and businesses as well as the Art League, Clermont City Centre and Clermont City Hall. Also located at the western end of the city centre is the Historic Village.

Athletes who have chosen Clermont to live

These are some of the athletes who chose Clermont as their residence:

  • Tyson Gay, 100m American record holder, 100m, 200m and 4x100m world champion
  • Justin Gatlin, 100m Olympic gold medalist
  • Damu Cherry, 100m with barriers, Olympics
  • Kellie Wells, 100m with barriers, Olympic medalist
  • Nina Kraft, older Ironman Female Professional winner.
  • Jason Couch, Professional Bowling Association Hall of Fame