Davenport Florida combines small-town charm with a convenient location to make it one of Florida’s hidden gems. If you like the idea of Orlando but you don’t actually want to live too close to the city proper, then Davenport is just the place for you. With a population of just under 3,000, Davenport offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of surrounding towns. Its proximity to Interstate 4 and US Highway 27, however, means that you can easily get just about anywhere when Davenport is your home base.
Davenport’s small, friendly population and proximity to Orlando’s most popular attractions and cultural entertainments make it a great place to live and raise a family. Davenport’s beautiful natural surroundings make it an ideal spot for the avid fisherman, hunter, or other outdoorsy type. Like the rest of the Sunshine State, the weather in Davenport is balmy and sunny all year long.
Davenport may be small, but it is anything but boring! Here is a list of recent and upcoming local events that will give you just a small sampling of the many things to do in Davenport:
Big Belly Barbeque – The barbeque lover’s ideal event, the second annual Big Belly Barbeque challenge was held this Labor Day weekend in Davenport. Hosted by the Davenport Merchant’s Association, the event featured 12 Central Florida barbeque teams, all competing for cash prizes and barbeque fame.
Horse Creek Festival
In November, Davenport will host its fourth bi-annual Horse Creek Festival. The festival is a two-day event that celebrates Florida’s vibrant history with the Florida Heritage Invitational Art Show. The event also features a display of student art work, interactive workshops, historic demonstrations, children’s games, and a display of antique vehicles. The centerpiece of the event is the art show, which gives local and visiting artists the opportunity to display their work.
2016 Original Highwaymen Art Extravaganza
Like the Florida Heritage Invitational Art Show, the Original Highwaymen Art Extravaganza is an art-centered event with a uniquely Florida twist. This event celebrates the influential group of 26 African American artists known as the “Florida Highwaymen” whose art portrays Florida’s beautiful rural landscapes in bright, vivid colors. Active from the 1950s through the 1980s, the Highwaymen remain a staple of Florida’s art culture. This event hosts the Highwaymen artists themselves. The event kicks off with a dinner on Friday, March 4, 2016 and each Highwayman artist in attendance will bring an original work to auction during the dinner. Best of all, a Highwayman artist will be seated at each table! On Saturday, March 5, 2016, a free art show is open to the public with one or more of the Highwaymen artists painting at the event.
From cute condos to modern townhomes to beautiful single-family residences, Davenport has something for every home buyer. The average home in Davenport is priced at $199,950. That’s approximately $105 per square foot. The average annual cost of living in Davenport is 2.8% lower than the rest of Florida, making it a highly affordable place to live. Property taxes in Davenport are low, and Florida has no state income tax, which means that more of your money stays in your pocket when you live in Davenport. If you are interested in exploring the Davenport Florida real estate market, contact Authentic Real Estate now.