Economic Development

The City of Groveland is the fastest growing city in Lake County and is strategically located just west of Orlando and north of Disney World. Groveland was founded and incorporated in 1922. It has the amenities and assets that make it an attractive location for families, new business, educational endeavors, office development, and health-fitness opportunities. With over 14.98 square miles as of 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. Groveland is Open for Business and offers everything for growing families too. "The City with a future, watch us grow".

Groveland has several prime development sites, ample sewer and water capacity and excellent transportation access with U.S. Highway 27, State Road 19, 33 and 50, and the Florida Turnpike. Community amenities include: quality public schools, great parks and beautiful golf courses.  Air travel is accessible from two international airport facilities, Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport, located within 45 to 60 minutes of the city.

Over the past ten years, Groveland has experienced a steady increase in population with approximately 10,546 people making us the fastest growing city in Lake County. Low taxes, reasonable permit fees and land costs in Groveland are among the lowest in central Florida. Opportunities for additional training and education through local colleges and universities such as Lake-Sumter State College and the University of Central Florida add to the appeal as a great location to do business.

The quality of life in and around Groveland makes it a prime destination for those looking to settle in central Florida. We are the 5th safest city to live in throughout Florida according to Safe Choice Security ranking system based on crime rate data. Local stores offer a variety of shopping and dining options along with ample waterfront activities. Groveland housing choices for every income level from gated golf course communities, larger estate homes, to small and mid-sized single-family units on platted lots. As a community of families, Groveland promotes diversity, inclusiveness and civic pride. The City of Orlando is approximately 40 minutes east, professional sports teams such as the Orlando Magic (basketball) and the Orlando Solar Bears (hockey) are available to see, along with the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.  

If convenience, excellent transportation access, and high quality of life are important considerations for your next business, residential address or development project, come to Groveland, Florida and let us help you celebrate your success!



The City Council and staff are currently researching various economic development opportunities. The city’s goal is to bring in additional commercial and industrial businesses to help our city thrive.

Current Incentives
Below are the current incentives offered by the city and Lake County:
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Contact Us

  1. Rodney Lucas 
    Interim City Manager\CRA Manager
    Email
    Ph: 352-429-2141, ext. 225 
    Fx: 352-429-3852

    156 S. Lake Ave.
    Groveland, FL 34736
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