★ Community with communal pool and sports courts
★ Walt Disney World Resort via US192
★ Seaworld, Universal Studios and Premium Outlets via Interstate 4
★ Publix supermarket and shops nearby on US192
★ Varied selection of restaurants on US192
Local Map & Nearby Facilities
A small community mixing both residential and vacation properties, The Palms borders Lake Davenport and provides a relaxing location from the nearby Walt Disney World Resort. Community facilities include tennis and basketball courts, a communal pool and children's play area. Golfers have some excellent local courses, which include the almost-adjacent Highland's Reserve course to Championsgate and Mystic Dunes.
Offering an equally relaxed setting the community has a number of picnic benches with barbecues alongside the lake and for the keen fishermen, the lake is stocked and can be fished with a local license.
Situated centrally between a number of supermarkets there should never be a problem picking up those everyday essentials. The local Publix supermarkets is a mile south on US27 (adjacent to the Highlands Reserve community), with another just under 3 miles on US192. Both offer a variety of other adjoining shops and eateries, including: Applebees, Quiznos, an Indian take-away, Dominos pizzeria and a wine & bistro parlour. The nearest Walmart is north of the junction with US192. This also has a number of local shops and restaurants nearby.
Heading south on US27 towards Interstate 4, there is the Posner Park shopping centre offering major stores including JC Penney, Target, Ross, Dress for Less and many more. Again, there is a further selection of restaurants and English pub nearby.
Nearest Walmart, Publix or Target Supermarket: 1.0 miles
Premium Shopping Outlets, Vineland: 15.4 miles
The Palms at Lake Davenport community is located on highway US27, around 2 miles south of the intersection with highway US192 (the main road through to Kissimmee). The most straightforward driving route to Walt Disney World is either US192 or as an alternative, the less-busy western route SR429. For Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the International Drive area, head for Interstate 4 then north towards Orlando. Orlando International airport is accessible from Interstate 4 and the Beachline Expressway SR528. This is also the route to Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach.
For the Gulf coast and Busch Gardens, head south on Interstate 4 towards Tampa. For Legoland Florida, head south on highway US27 passing the intersection with Interstate 4.
Disney Springs and Market Place: 14.4 miles
Disney's Magic Kingdom: 15.3 miles
Disney's EPCOT: 14.7 miles
Disney's Animal Kingdom: 9.4 miles
Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sport: 11.7 miles
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure: 21.9 miles
Universal Studios, Volcano Bay: 20.9 miles
Seaworld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica: 18.3 miles
Busch Gardens, Tampa: 61.5 miles
Legoland Florida: 28.4 miles
Old Town and Fun Park: 11.8 miles
Orlando International Airport: 29.6 miles
Sanford International Airport: 65.6 miles
Driving distances are taken from Google Maps and reference a central starting point in the community. When quoting distances to Walt Disney World Resort, these are not taken to the 'gates', but are representative of the actual distance to the specific attraction. Driving distances are not biased to any villa community.
This is the stretch of highway US27 which borders Old Lake Davenport and encompasses a number of rental communities near to the intersection with US192. Improvements to the roads and increase in visitors to this area have meant an increase in the supermarkets, shops and restaurants in this area. When heading to the parks US192 is the best route and for the Gulf coast, head south for Interstate 4.
Staying in this area means a car is essential when visiting the theme parks, area attractions and the local shops.
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