I grew up in Groveland, 5 miles away. In the 1960's and 70's this area was a wonderful place....especially to raise kids. It was safe, friendly, drug-free, and everyone knew everyone. I knew how fortunate I was to grow up during those "Leave It to Beaver Days". Like many, I left for bigger Towns at age 18. Well, due to unforseen circumstances, I am back....and I so sad to see what has become of both Groveland and Clermont. The WORST about Clermont is the "Big City" like traffic! It flows fairly well, but reminds me of traffic that is seen in much bigger towns. Groveland still has little, when it comes to retail stores, so most Folks still drive to Clermont to shop. Now, someone was 100% right when it comes to the weather. It is very hot and extremely humid down here. Also,eery day I step outside my house, I run into a Snake, all kinds of Bugs, a sneeky Armadillo, Mosquitos, Roaches, and yesterda.....I saw 2-3 of these white snake looking things that REALLY grossed me out! Never seen anything like it. Someone said they me be underground "Mole" like things. Yikes!
Anyway, if you can live in a nice house or condo perhaps, around the lake in Clermont....that would be nice. Make sure that you have some sidewalks around if you can. That way you can see where you are walking, avoid the dew soaked grass, and enjoy the weather that is quite pleasant in the WINTER months! Wish you the best.........Florida Native