Did you know that one of the factors that makes the Orlando region so special is also its lush tropical nature? The central region of Florida, where Orlando is located, is rich in forests, lakes, biodiversity and a lot of nature to be explored. Most tourists come to the city to have fun in the parks, but Orlando has a lot to offer besides amusement parks. It is close to Orlando that is called the Butler Chain of Lakes, a wonderful lake chain, formed by 11 connected and navigable lakes. It is in the middle of this chain that is the city of Windermere, much sought after by celebrities who want to build their mansions by the lake.

The Butler Chain of Lakes

The most important lake in the chain is Lake Butler. It connects to 10 other lakes. They are: Tibet, Lake Down, Lake Sheen, Lake Louise, Lake Chase, Pocket Lake, Lake Blanche, Wauseon Bay, Lake Isleworth and Little Fish Lake. Most of the lakes are suitable for navigation, which gives the region a special attraction. Communities like Windermere and Isleworth benefit from this natural feature and have been attracting investors and residents in search of homes in the region, in some of the existing luxury condominiums.

Exuberant nature

The lake chain covers almost 5,000 acres. Its lakes are connected to narrow channels that run through cypress forests on a tour that can be done by boat. Flora and fauna abound as the canals approach the great lakes.

Along with the abundance of freshwater fish, Butler Chain of Lakes also hosts a variety of wildlife, including alligators, osprey, blue heron, great egret, eagles, pelicans, owls, river otters, turtles, raccoons, armadillos and birds Island that is a protected bird sanctuary.

Butler Chain of Lakes: Celebrities retreat

No wonder several celebrities have already bought their homes in the region. Some of them are: the legend of the basketball Shaquille O’Neil, the player Kaká, Ken Griffey Jr., the Brazilian Kaká, Tiger Woods, Wesley Snipes, among others.

Windermere is also home to the late Brazilian presenter Gugu Liberato. Gugu’s home in Orlando became known after the fatal accident that unfortunately took the presenter so early, in November 2019. The presenter’s Orlando home has more than 600 m2, 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.

One of the greatest basketball players of all time, Shaquille O’neal, bought his Orlando mansion in 1993. The huge lakefront home in the Isleworth community was acquired for $ 4 million. Today Shaquille O’neal’s home is for sale for $ 22 million.

Shaquille O'neals mansion in Isleworth, Florida

Why the Butler Chain of Lakes region is so sought after

The region where the Butler Chain of Lakes is located is highly sought after by home buyers in Orlando for being more peaceful, residential and offering excellent quality of life. In addition to the exuberant nature and wonderful lakes, schools in the surrounding cities are all highly rated and the crime rate is one of the lowest in Florida.

Another great advantage is the fact that they are cities leaning against Orlando, belonging to the so-called Greater Orlando. This way, you are away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, in a natural and calm retreat, but at the same time close to the parks and attractions of Orlando.

Learn more: http://www.orange.wateratlas.usf.edu/butler-chain/

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