Economic Development


  • Established: 1903
  • Incorporated: 1908
  • Population: 48,469 (2020 population estimate by BEBR)
  • Area: Approximately 17 square miles
  • Millage: 4.50
  • Mayor: John Rees
  • City Manager: Michael Bollhoefer

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Winter Garden continues to be ranked as one of the best places in Florida to raise a family and start a business. According to SmartAsset, NerdWallet and Niche, Winter Garden continues to be ranked as a great place to live and to raise a family.  It is also a great city to launch a business according to WalletHub.  

Available Properties

A special website has been designed to provide a listing of real estate opportunities which can be found at  Winter Garden Prospector. The website has been designed to answer queries regarding real estate availability and demographics. Winter Garden is open and ready to welcome your company.  If you were unable to find what your were looking for, please call 407.656.4111 ext. 2308 for additional assistance.

Demographic Information

You can find an up to date community profile on Winter Garden and pertinent demographic information here  Community Profile and Demographic Info

Business Assistance

The department is focused on meeting the needs of the local business community.  Please call the main line, 407.656.4111 ext. 2308 if your business needs assistance.  

Film Permitting

Winter Garden is a popular film destination.  Those interested in filming in Winter Garden should contact the Orlando Film Office at 407.422.7159 or for more information please visit  Film Orlando.

Shop Local Program 

Winter Garden is a community comprised of a majority of small businesses, which are the backbone of both the national and local economy.  The City has implemented a shop local program that builds awareness and support for local businesses.  All new businesses are given a shop local sticker to display and a shop local marketing campaign is managed by the Economic Development Department and the City also participates and promotes Shop Small Saturday.  

Downtown and Community Redevelopment Agency

A charming historic downtown district adds to Winter Garden’s character and ambiance. Unique shops and restaurants flank brick-paved West Plant Street giving another dimension to the shopping experience.  Downtown is also within a Community Redevelopment Area.  To learn more, please visit Downtown CRA.

Quality of Life 

Learn more about all that Winter Garden has to offer by visiting Downtown Winter Garden and Things to Do.