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Mount DoraMount Dora City Profile

COUNTY: Lake

COUNTY SEAT: Tavares

LOCATION: About 30 minutes northwest of Orlando. Mount Dora is on a chain of lakes which connects with the inland waterway and the Atlantic ocean.

ELEVATION: City rises in terraces from Lake Dora to 184 feet. Some homes have basements.

AREA: 3.6 square miles incorporated area

POPULATION: 9,206 (est. 5/97)

GOVERNMENT: Mayor and six-member council. Appointed city manager.

INCOME: Median household; $27,332 - Family; $34,999 (est. 5/97)

CURRENT MILLAGE RATE: 5.135 mills; Oklawaha Recreation District - .400 mills; NE Hospital District - 1.222 mills; St. Johns River Water Management District - .470 mills; Total Mills: 22.615 mills

SALES TAX: 7 percent.

POLICE: Twenty police officers.

FIRE: Twelve paid fireman, twelve volunteers.

CITY SERVICES: Electric, water, sewer and storm sewer are municipally owned and operated. Some areas outside of city served by other companies. Local Telephone services provided by Sprint. Electric by Florida Power.

REAL ESTATE: Homes range from $65,000 to $300,000+

SCHOOLS: Elementary 2; Middle 1; High 1

RECREATION: Recreation complex and 6 parks; boat dock, ramp and lighthouse. City Recreation Dept: 352-735-7183

TRANSPORTATION: US Highway 441, State Roads 46, Old 441 and 19A. Interstate 4 - I-4 - within 30 minutes to the east and Interstate 75 within 45 minutes to the west. Florida Turnpike 30 minutes. One local airfield. Orlando and Daytona International Airports are both about one hour's drive from Mount Dora. Bus service and freight service are both nearby. Florida Central Railroad serves the Mount Dora area.

City Hall: - 904-735-7100

Chamber of Commerce: 352-383-2165

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