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Top 10 Life and Other Amenities in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL

Lake Nona is a community with lots of growth. A new medical city has emerged in Lake Nona, making this community the sort out neighborhood in Orlando, Florida. There are lots of A-grade schools, shops and restaurants. The area is surrounded with lakes for fishing and boating, as well as golf courses. In the near future, there will be a huge town center with movie theaters, shopping, and restaurants. Lake Nona is just minutes away from Orlando International Airport and major theme parks, such as Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World.

Lake Nona Middle School

By many accounts, Lake Nona Middle School is simply the best middle school in Orlando. The building is very modern, and the Principle and the staff are extremely supportive of their students in a bid to achieve academic success for all of them. Academically, the school has been showing strong gains and largely deserves its A-rate status. Among the awards picked up recently are the 1st Place in the Solar Energy Design and 1st Place in Solar Cooking, Energy Whiz Olympics, sponsored by Brighthouse 2011-2012 1st Place School Level, to mention but a few.
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Lake Nona High School

The construction of Lake Nona High School began in August 2007 and was completed in June 2009. Its first principal, Dr. A. Robert "Rob" Anderson, was originally principal at Edgewater High. For its opening year, Nona only served grades 6–11. Middle school students moved to their own campus, Lake Nona Middle School, in the 2011-12 school year, leaving Lake Nona High School to serve only grades 9-12. In Spring of 2012, Lake Nona High School allowed Valencia College students to go there, while the new Valencia College building was still under construction. The Valencia students remained there until it was finished in August 2012.
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Valencia College - Lake Nona Campus

Regardless of your style, this college has a program to fit your needs! Valencia provides several university pre-majors and an A.A. degree with a guaranteed enrollment at Florida State University. Also available here are 33 A.S. career programs with an option to obtain a bachelor's degree with a 93%-95% probability of finding a job afterwards.
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UCF College of Medicine

Founded in 2006, UCF College of Medicine has been an integral part of the growing Medical City. It is also one of the first medical schools in the U.S., in decades, to be built "from scratch". Over the course of five years, the college has had its M.D. program enrollment increase 10-fold, seeing by 2014 its sixth class amount to 120 students.
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Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Orlando VA Medical Center is the largest medical center of its kind in the United States. It serves circa 100,000 military veterans in East Central Florida. This medical center, along with six others of similar sort, is affiliated with the VISN 8 Healthcare Systems. The facility has a large multi specialty outpatient clinic with 134 inpatient beds, 120 community living center beds, 60 bed domiciliary and administrative support services.
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Publix Super Market at Lake Nona Plaza

Publix Super Market, which is located on 13900 Narcoossee Rd, offers great deals! Publix has a great deli that offers lunch combos on subs. In need of a birthday cake, their bakery department is there to assist in picking every detail. Whether it's a cake or a sandwich platter, the staff is always willing to lend a hand.
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Nona Blue Modern Tavern

Davi and Bill Bona, founders of Nona Blue, have taken American trend of eating out a step forward by offering smaller portions with different tastes. Sharing portions by co-eaters has been widely practiced lately, and now it's turned into a fancy trend. Bona and Davi created a “Shareables” menu, whereby items can be ordered either for the whole table to share or as a meal for just one. This hybrid of upscale casual dining has given this tavern a distinctive touch.
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Nona Tap Room

Nona Tap Room is a major sports bar in Lake Nona. It sells 50 beers on tap, plus more than 50 bottle beers of domestic and imported origin, as well as a long list of wines and cocktails. A nice place to pop in with friends for a Happy Hour and watch your favorite games on one of the HD flat screens!

Graffiti Junktion Nona

Graffiti Junktion Nona is a traditional, full-service burger bar. It has a regular setting and friendly personnel but, most importantly, on the menu, Graffiti Junktion has, apart from burgers, a wide choice of delicious food. From nachos to wings to wraps to mouthwatering salads of various sort - all of this is served fresh; nothing comes from a freezer. Definitely worth stopping by!
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Nemours Children's Hospital

Nemours Children's Hospital is a specialty care facility that provides treatment of all levels of complexity - from light injuries to the gravest conditions. Each room is fitted to accommodate families. The hospital emergency department operates 24 hours a day and is dedicated entirely to the needs of young patients. Nemours' electronic health record technology is widely regarded as one of the best in the U.S.
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Top 10 Life and Other Amenities in Lake Nona, Orlando, FL