Orange County Government, Florida

Horizon West

A District 1 Community

Overview

Horizon West is a new community located in southwest Orange County designed using the principles of Garden Cities and New Urbanism to create self-sustaining, mixed-use villages. As the community continues to grow over the next few decades, this foundation ensures that new development will contribute to a sense of place, environmental preservation, excellent architectural design, quality bicycle and pedestrian facilities and vibrant community gathering places.

Horizon West includes nearly 23,000 acres of former citrus groves until the devastating freezes of the 1980s, which created the impetus to institute appropriate master planning for the area’s urbanization over time.

This process began in 1994, when property owners and area residents, with county support, created a detailed community vision for Horizon West. When completed, Horizon West will include 42,000 residential units, five residential villages and a town center to serve Horizon West’s villages with commercial office workplaces and higher density residential areas.

Horizon West has won numerous state and regional awards for planning, including recognition from the State of Florida as a Sector Plan. Horizon West provides a meaningful alternative to the leapfrog development pattern of sprawl by creating self-sustaining villages that provide housing close to regional workplaces and community services.

Contact Us

Commissioner Betsy VanderLey
201 S. Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: District1@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7350
Fax: (407) 836-5879

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