Erica Diaz - Winter Garden Realtor

Horizon West Realtor


Erica and her team have been helping clients buy and sell homes in Horizon West since the beginning. If you’re looking to join newer communities with great family friendly amenities and upscale shopping nearby, Horizon West and the accompanying Summerport, Summerlake and Hamlin neighborhoods are a great spot to consider.

Erica Diaz and her team can help you find your Horizon West property:

Understanding Horizon West 

The Summerport, Summerlake, and Hamlin neighborhoods seem to transition effortlessly into one another. This area tucked off of 429 boasts acres of mature trees, rolling hills, and new real estate developments. Many would describe this sprawling Winter Garden/Windermere community as simple suburban living; a place where families build their dream homes in quiet neighborhoods and where families spend evenings and weekends at public parks and walking the trails. The location allows families to enjoy the small town feel while still being close to the area’s most popular attractions and events.

Horizon West Communities

Summerport and Summerlake are neighborhoods located within the Horizon’s West Community. Horizon West is a master planned, mixed-use community that spans 28,000 acres in the Winter Garden and Windermere areas. Within this community are five pedestrian-friendly villages and a larger Town Center. Within each village are 2-4 smaller neighborhoods set around highly ranked local schools, gorgeous public parks, walking trails, retail shops, local restaurants, and community events.


Summerport is a popular neighborhood in the Horizon West community, built in 2003 and continuing to grow and expand to give residents beautiful residential homes, upscale shopping and outdoor spaces to enjoy. There are 1,200 single family homes and townhomes in this area, and it’s popular Summerport Village town center features locally owned boutiques and restaurants, along with health and beauty services, and a Farmer’s Market that brings the entire community together each week.
Walking Trails


Summerlake gives Winter Garden families a resort-style lifestyle combined with everyday conveniences. This beautifully landscaped neighborhood features a Clubhouse and Rec Center, resort-style swimming pool, resident’s lounge, and a fitness center. Residents can also get out and enjoy the multi-use ball field, a kid-friendly zip line, and basketball courts. There are a handful of public parks scattered through the neighborhood, giving residents beautiful outdoor spaces to play, picnic, workout and spend time together.


Hamlin is a 900-acre development located in the middle of Horizon West. This area combines single-family residences, a thriving city center with restaurants, retail and entertainment, office space, and a spot for a future boutique hotel. Hamlin’s newest addition, the luxury Cinepolis Theatre, has changed the way Winter Garden residents do date night, combining reclining leather seats, an impressive in-theatre menu and a personal server for a five star movie experience. From luxury apartments like Lakewalk at Hamlin, to single family homes in neighborhoods like Hamlin Reserve and Hawksmoore, families, busy professionals, and retirees can find the home of their dreams in this quickly growing master planned community.

Horizon West Living

When it comes to luxury real estate, the Horizon West neighborhoods offer families stunning homes in one of the most desirable locations in Winter Garden.

Lakewalk at Hamlin is an upscale apartment complex specializing in luxury waterfront living and spacious 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Residents of Lakewalk at Hamlin enjoy exclusive access to a resort-style pool, fitness center, cyber cafe, covered car wash, lakefront fire pit and easy access to Hamlin Town Center.

For first time homebuyers, the neighborhoods within the Horizons West community offer beautiful single family homes and townhomes at reasonable prices. Three bedroom townhomes within walking distance of Summerport community amenities average around $250K, while larger single family homes in Summerlake average around the $400k mark.

Overlook at Hamlin is an upscale waterfront community resting on the shores of Lake Hancock and features sprawling estates in the million dollar price range, offering families five and six bedroom homes with expert craftsmanship, careful attention to detail, modern upgrades, professionally landscaped yards, and contemporary fixtures and finishes. Waterfront mansions in Summerlake allow residents to experience the lakefront lifestyle that they love, while also keeping them close to the area’s best schools, parks, shopping and dining that Winter Garden residents have grown to love.

The Horizon West Lifestyle

Not only do Winter Garden residents love living in luxury in the Horizon West community, but they also love doing life side by side with their neighbors here too. Residents in the Summerport, Summerlake and Hamlin areas don’t need to travel very far to get to local grocery stores, entertainment venues, shopping, restaurants, highly ranked schools and community events. The Hamlin Town Center features 400,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, along with the long-awaited luxury Cinepolis theatre. Here you’ll find Publix, coffee shops, cafes, nail salons, banks, medical offices and one of the most impressive Walmart’s you’ll ever walk into.

Summerlake residents enjoy being a quick golf-cart ride away from one of the best golf courses in the area, the Orange County National Golf Course, and Summerport Village offers open green spaces, dog parks, playfields and tucked back towards the water, the upscale retail boutiques of The Lakefront Shoppes.

The entire Horizon West community is focused on bringing neighbors and friends together in a variety of different ways. Residents come together for rock painting parties, holiday-themed events, weekly lunch meetups, food truck rallies, free seminars, networking functions, and a locally run Farmer’s Market.
Poolside Living

The Future of Horizon West

As the area continues to grow and expand, residents are thankful for plans for a relief road that will help them access 429 S directly from Independence Parkway. This road will allow them to bypass local traffic and congestion caused by pick up and drop off at Bridgewater Middle and get to the local toll road faster and more effectively.

Another middle school is also in the planning stages, a welcomed addition that will address overcrowding issues at Bridgewater Middle. Along with the brand new middle school, the Horizon West community will also see another outdoor space and playground for residents to enjoy. Horizon West Regional Park will be a 220-acre recreational area that runs parallel to Tiny Rd, and west of Bridgewater Middle. The park will provide more ball fields for residents, but the goal is to create a space where locals can enjoy running trails, public art and meeting spaces.

Living in Summerport, Summerlake or Hamlin puts you minutes from Disney, the historic Downtown Winter Garden area and many other Central Florida hot spots. Whether you are looking for spacious apartments with top-of-the-line amenities or a luxury home on the water, you can find stunning real estate, exceptional facilities, and a close-knit community tucked around the lakes in Horizon West community.

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