There is perhaps no area in Central Florida that is rapidly exploding like Lake Nona. Many people are choosing this great community as an ideal place to raise families and Lake Nona Town Center is right in the middle of all the action. 

Lake Nona is already known as a sports hub, with the USTA National Campus, the planned build-out of Orlando City Soccer training facility and top-notch golf available. There is also an influx of high-wage jobs with the presence of the 650-acre Medical City. 

This health and life science campus features two university campuses, a biomedical research facility, an NIH research facility and other medical buildings. Lake Nona is also the first-gigabit community in Florida and one of only nine cities in the world to be named a Cisco Iconic Smart + Connected City. 

Lake Nona Town Center caters to the city's status as an emerging mecca with four million square feet of retail, hotel, restaurant and entertainment space. There is a 17-square mile master-planned community that provides housing to many people working in sports and medicine. 

72 million people also visit the Town Center each year and help fill all the shops and restaurants. 

A significant part of the office and retail space built and planned for Lake Nona Town Center is already leased. These areas are currently anchored by a dual-branded Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott hotel.

One of the new places in the complex plays to the root of development in Lake Nona. Drive Shack is an interactive golf and entertainment experience that features similarities to the popular international chain, Top Golf. 

The developers, Tavistock Development Company and Steiner + Associates, are finalizing agreements with multiple luxury theatre brands to move in. They also have plans to add a comedy club, live performance venue, and bowling facility.

There is a "Brewery District" in the works and they may have their first tenant. Orlando Park Pizza & Brewing Co. is set to open later in the year with dual pizza ovens and in-house brews. 

Nona Adventure Park, a water sports park that is scheduled to ready in the fall, features a solar-powered water ski and wakeboard cable, 60-foot climbing tour with a ropes course and an inflatable aqua park. Container Park will come towards the end of 2018 and have a kids play area, dog park, and food trucks. 

Some of the major retailers that have been rumored include American Eagle Outfitters and Dick's Sporting Goods. At full capacity, Lake Nona Town Center will feature over 80 specialty retailers, anchor stores, junior anchors, and restaurants. 

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