Shopping in the area includes the following:

  • Aldi
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • BJ’s
  • Burlington
  • Colonial TownPark Shopping Center
  • Corona Cigar Company
  • Dillard’s
  • Honey Baked Ham
  • JC Penney
  • Joann’s Fabrics
  • Kohl’s
  • Marshall’s
  • Michaels
  • Old Navy
  • Petco
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Sam’s Club
  • Seminole Towne Center Mall
  • Sally Beauty
  • Sephora
  • Stein Mart
  • Target
  • Tractor Supply
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Walk on Water
  • Wal-Mart
  • World Market
  • Zales

plus Lake Mary and Sanford are both only 15 minutes away


Dining options include:

  • Andy’s Frozen Custard
  • Amura
  • Another Broken Egg
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Carrabba’s
  • Cheddar’s
  • Chianti’s
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Crispers
  • Dexter’s
  • FishBones
  • Friendly Confines
  • Hooters
  • Keke’s
  • Liam Fitzpatricks
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Miller’s Ale House
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Pho Vietnamese Noodles
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Riverwalk Pizzeria
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Tijuana Flats

plus fast food options like McDonald’s, Chick Fil-A, Wendy’s, Pollo Tropical, Panda Express, Chipotle, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Popeye’s, Subway and more…


There are numerous clubs, restaurants and bars offering musical entertainment in quaint downtown Sanford – only 15 minutes away.

In addition, you can enjoy a movie at the United Artists Seminole Towne Center or at the Amstar 12.

The major theme parks are a quick 40 minutes away.


The Orlando Sanford International Airport is 20 minutes away and offers over 60 destinations.

Sun Rail is the commuter rail system in Central Florida and has a station 10 minutes away.

Lynx bus service also serves the area.


Lake Forest schools are part of the Seminole County school system.

High School: Seminole High School
Middle School: Sanford Middle School
Elementary Schools: Wilson, Bently, Wicklow and Idyllwilde.


Lake Forest has its own Publix right outside the gate. You can walk or bike to pick up groceries.

In addition, there is a Fresh Market, Super Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Aldi and BJ’s Wholesale nearby.