Learning about Mount Dora History at Your Apartment in Mount Dora, FL
There are many wonderful things about living in Mount Dora, Florida, not the least of which is residing at our beautiful Veranda Apartment Homes. With professionally designed color schemes exuding beauty throughout each apartment, amenities like a swimming pool and fitness center, and beautiful hilltop views to enjoy, what’s not to love? And, did you know that Mount Dora also has a fascinating history?
Here are some interesting historical facts about the city of Mount Dora:
• The city is named after Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy, a homesteader who befriended many federal surveyors in the mid-1800s.
• The “Mount” in the name “Mount Dora” refers to the fact that the town rests upon a plateau that is 184 feet above sea level.
• In 1887, the city began growing as a railroad arrived in town, which carried tourists and stimulated the local economy.
• The first official postmaster was Mr. Ross C. Tremain, who assumed his role in 1880. At the time, the town was unofficially named Royellou, named for Tremain’s three children: Roy, Ella, and Louis.
Now, you can impress friends and family members with your knowledge of the city you live in. And, if you are not yet a resident at Veranda Apartment Homes, but are looking for an apartment in Mount Dora, Florida, we would love to take you on a tour of our community. We offer apartments in one- and two-bedroom floor plans that are professionally color-coordinated in beige, taupe, or gray color schemes. This color is reflected throughout the apartment in the wall color, ceiling fans, deep pile carpeting, countertops, and more.
Contact us today or stop by our leasing office to take a tour.