Ocoee is located in the state of Florida and a city in Orange County. The city forms part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. During the middle of the 1850s, Dr. J.D. Starke, who is stricken with Malaria, has led a group of slaves who were similarly stricken to the northern side of an open pine Woodlake that was able to provide clear and clean water in order to avoid any further malaria outbreaks. The group built a camp that served as a base of operations from which they are to commute during the day to work in the nearby fields near Lake Apopka and rest at night. When the camp’s population increased in numbers, it eventually turned into a village, they named in Starke Lake, a name that was taken after the lake where the group settled bears up to the present. A parcel of the western part of Lake Starke is now the present-day Ocoee’s downtown area. Ocoee is one of the best places to stay in Florida, with its superb public schools, sparse suburban feel, economic diversity, and close-knit community. Located in Orange County, it encompasses 15.7 square miles. Weather in the area is most pleasant in March, April, and November. Ocoee is home to over 43,000 people, and around 74% of the population own their homes. The city’s median home value is $205,800, which is slightly higher than the national average of $184,700. Most residents have a liberal outlook in life. Vacationers will never run out of things to do and sights to see in Ocoee, whether they’re into the great outdoors or bustling nightlife. They can have a picnic at the Municipal Lakefront Park, go fishing at the Bill Breeze Park, or have fun at the Ocoee Family Aquatic Center. Tourists can also get some tee time at the Forest Lake Golf Club, enjoy farm-fresh products at the Lake Meadow Naturals farm, and take a step back in time at the historic Withers-Maguire House.
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