Winter Garden, Florida

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Winter Garden is a city located 14 miles (23 km) west of downtown Orlando in western Orange County, Florida. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winter Garden's population is currently over 30,000[1].

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Geography

Winter Garden is located at 28°33′37″N 81°35′3″W / 28.56028°N 81.58417°W / 28.56028; -81.58417 (28.560328, -81.584069).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.3 km² (12.1 mi²). 31.2 km² (12.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.17%) is water.

Winter Garden is bordered on the south by the town of Windermere, on the east by the city of Ocoee, on the west by the town of Oakland, and on the north by Lake Apopka. .

Topography

The terrain is characterized by a gentle to moderately sloping topography. The lowest elevation in the city is 66 feet (20 m) near Lake Apopka. The highest elevation is 190 feet (58 m) located in the southwest corner of the City.

Climate

Winter Garden has a warm and humid subtropical climate, and there are two major seasons each year. One of those seasons is hot and rainy, lasting from May until October (roughly coinciding with the Atlantic hurricane season). The other is a cooler season (November through March) that brings more moderate temperatures and less frequent rainfall. The area's warm and humid climate is caused primarily by its low elevation and its position relatively close to the Tropic of Cancer, and much of its weather is affected by the movement of the Gulf Stream.

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