Lake Mary

Lake Mary boasts a rich history that precedes its official incorporation in 1973. Its roots lie in two small settlements, Bent’s Station and Belle Fontaine, on either side of the South Florida Railroad. Citrus groves were the lifeblood of the early community, attracting lumbermen, turpentine workers, and Swedish families who toiled in the orange groves. The area also housed diverse residents, including families who received land grants and even railroad workers. Today, Lake Mary has transformed into a thriving city known for its high quality of life and focus on education.

16,765 (2022)