Nestled among mighty oaks and peaceful lakes in West Orange County is the community town of Gotha. It was founded in 1885 by Henry Hempel and named after his hometown in Germany. Gotha has been protected as a historical preservation district since 1995.
Along main street Hempel you can find Palm Cottage Gardens, which was home to Henry Nehrling, a property listed on the National Register of Historical Places; the Zion Lutheran Church, founded in 1915; and the Yellow Dog Eats Café, housed in the historic Fishers Country Store. Also in the area is a community park for numerous outdoor activities and the Gotha Community Center that was originally a one-room schoolhouse.
It hosts Dance of Life Yoga classes as well as monthly, covered-dish dinners for the residents and other community functions. Ten minutes from downtown Orlando, the town of Gotha’s large lot requirements, protective community association and highly desirable schools have made this community a premier place to live.