The Citrus Tower

The Citrus Tower

Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States, west of Orlando. Clermont was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916. The city is located in south Lake County in suburban south central Florida, about 22 miles (35 km) west of the city of Orlando and 22 miles (35 km) southeast of the city of Leesburg. The community was named after Clermont, France. It is 125 years old.

The population was 13,100 recorded July 2008. The City is essentially residential in character and its economy is centered in retail trade, lodging, and food and beverage establishments, which are tourism oriented. The historic downtown district is still much as it was 50 years ago. A number of community events occur there. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Florida Citrus Tower, one of the first constructed Florida landmarks, is located in Clermont. The tower celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2006.