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Posted by Megan Crevier on Feb 22, 2018 12:09:17 PM

10 Surprising Facts about Leesburg, FL - Real Estate, History & More

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It's no secret that Leesburg, Florida is one of the top communities in Lake County to call home. There are a number of reasons this area is so popular, but there are a few things about this historic town you may not have known! 
 
Here's a list of 10 surprising facts about the loved community that helps makes homes for sale in Leesburg so sought-after. What's your favorite fun fact about Leesburg?!
 
1. Leesburg is the oldest city in Lake County.
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Its Downtown still boasts the charm of its historic past! Take a video tour of Leesburg here. 

2. The city is named after Evander Lee, the area’s first permanent settler, and it's said that his family came to the area in 1857. 

The area's history continues to be one of its drawing factors today

3. Leesburg is known as 'The Lakefront City.'

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Its loved Harris Chain of Lakes offers the area top waterfront recreation and breathtaking views - Learn more about the Harris Chain of Lakes here.

4. Leesburg offers tons of Real Estate options including top 55+ communities.

Explore some of the best Active Adult Communities in Leesburg here

5. One of the area's most popular pastimes is enjoying lakefront recreation.

In fact, the Harris Chain of Lakes is famous for Bass Fishing! Explore Leesburg by water in this quick video.
 
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6. Locals love calling Leesburg home thanks to its variety of ways to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Leesburg's P.E.A.R Park is one of the top drawing factors for nature lovers looking for their next hometown! Did you know there are over 180 different species of birds in P.E.A.R Park? Take a peek at the hotspot here.
 
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7. There's a sandwich at Bloom's Baking House and Restaurant in Downtown Leesburg named after Tom Grizzard, the founder of ERA Grizzard Real Estate!
Ask for the 'Papa Tom!'
 
8. In its early years, Leesburg was at the heart of Lake County's produce production.

Watermelon was the area's most popular crop, and the annual watermelon festival was a local favorite.

9. Leesburg has a thriving art scene.

From murals, events, plays, and more - artistic expression can be found throughout this vibrant community. Learn more here!

10. ERA Grizzard Real Estate was founded right here in Leesburg in 1968. 

50 years later, we continue to serve the Real Estate needs of this wonderful community, and are so proud to call it our hometown, too! Our Story.

Looking for your own piece of this loved hometown?
Browse all homes for sale in Leesburg here!

 
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Topics: Leesburg