Why You’ll Love Living in a New Home in Davenport, FL

Posted: November 29, 2022 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Geneva Landings
By Highland Homes

Updated December 21, 2023

Aerial of Davenport new homes at Geneva Landings

If you’re searching for a new home that offers the best in style and affordability, with access to everything from grocery stores and hospitals to Orlando attractions, look no further than living in Davenport, Florida!

Located in Polk County, bordering the Greater Orlando metropolitan area, Davenport is a small city nestled off Highway 27 and I-4, providing incredible access to Walt Disney World, the city of Orlando, both Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and so much more!

And affordable home pricing, local shopping and dining, and nearby parks and recreation all add to the allure of living in Davenport. Today, we're going to give you the 4-1-1 on the best new construction homes in Davenport, FL, and the best things to do near your new home in this growing city.

Attractions and Entertainment

Walt Disney World
Celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom


One of the top perks of living in Davenport? You have the Happiest Place on Earth right in your own backyard, as well as several other popular Orlando attractions around 30 minutes from home:

  • Walt Disney World Resort – 16 miles
  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort – 18 miles
  • Old Town Kissimmee – 18 miles 
  • Icon Park - 27 miles
  • Universal Orlando Resort – 28 miles

Want to sample prize-winning homemade wine? True Blue Winery is just about one mile from our new homes in Davenport, offering both wines and food in a friendly small-town setting. Ready to catch a movie? Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas is just 7 miles away, in the Posner Park Shopping Center. Is your favorite band coming to the House of Blues Orlando? You can be there in less than 30 minutes to enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, and entertainment. 

Driving to these destinations is made easy thanks to nearby highways. Davenport is located on the I-4 corridor between Orlando and Tampa, and highways including US-27 and Highway 17/92 provide additional travel routes and convenient access to nearby cities with employment and entertainment opportunities:

  • Kissimmee – 17 miles
  • Lakeland – 23 miles
  • Downtown Orlando – 36 miles

Shopping and Dining

Love to shop till you drop? You won’t be disappointed by the options to satisfy your shopping urge when you live in Davenport! Head over to Posner Park Shopping Center, just 6.4 miles from home, for a wide variety of clothing, home goods, electronics, and more, from stores such as Target, Bath and Body Works, Ulta, HomeGoods, Marshalls, and PetSmart. Posner Park also hosts the Cinepolis theater mentioned above, and a number of dining options.

For even more retail therapy, jump on I-4 and head to the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Here, an impressive list of popular brands will make shopaholics rejoice, from luxury stops like Armani and Burberry to favorites including 7 for All Mankind, Ann Taylor, Vineyard Vines, and more.

Vineland Premium Outlet in Orlando
Vineland Premium Outlet in Orlando


When you're ready for a bite to eat, Davenport is home to a multitude of local eateries that will satisfy any palette. Some of the area’s top restaurants according to ratings on Yelp include:

  • Ovation Bistro & Bar, an American restaurant serving steaks and barbecue
  • Diromo’s Pizza and Grill, known for its delicious pizza and other Italian options
  • Hungry Crab, a seafood-lover’s paradise
  • The Hotel Tea Room, open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch serving traditional café fare

And of course, with Disney Springs, the Celebration area, and Orlando proper just a short drive away, you have a wide world of culinary options within your reach.

It's also important to know you'll have daily necessities at your fingertips, so you'll appreciate knowing your nearest Publix Super Market at St. Charles Plaza is just 3 short miles from home, making it simple to grab milk, gourmet dinner ingredients, or one of those famous Publix subs!

Recreation in the Florida Sunshine

Wilson Park in Davenport, FL
Wilson Park - Courtesy of mydavenport.org

When you live in city averaging 235 days of sunshine per year, getting outside is a must! And, when you want to enjoy a laid-back day surrounded by nature's beauty, your new home in Davenport, FL is convenient to a multitude of local parks and recreation opportunities - along with one of Florida's most remarkable outdoor experiences!

A few of our favorite local outdoor destinations include:

  • Lake Eva Community Park in Haines City, boasting nearly 29 acres of space with amenities such as sports courts, pavilions, playgrounds, walking paths, a public boat ramp and fishing pier, aquatics center, theatre, fitness center, and great events such as the upcoming Glitter Glisten and Snow.
  • Wilson Park, a small community park complete with walking trails, seating under shading trees, and an interactive water fountain.
  • Lake Play, a relaxed lakeside park offering a great spot to watch nature while the kiddos play on the playground
  • Hiking in the Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area! Multiple trailheads are available; we like the Snell Creek Trailhead because it offers an easy 2.5-mile out-and-back trail which is typically pretty quiet.

Now, the remarkable - Bok Tower Gardens in nearby Lake Wales. Named for the gorgeous singing tower at its center, Bok Tower Gardens boasts breathtaking gardens with nature trails meandering through woodlands, gorgeous flowering foliage, and even an endangered plant garden, all offering romantic settings, tranquil resting spots, and views you won't find anywhere else. The tower hosts daily carillon concerts at 1 and 3 p.m., along with a cafe and a shop where you can find unique treasures to commemorate your visit.

Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens

Now that you are excited about living in Davenport, let's talk about...

The Best New Homes in Davenport, FL

There’s a lot to love about Davenport, and homes in the Geneva Landings neighborhood are at the top of the list!

Priced for Your Budget, Designed for Your Life

Homes at Geneva Landing offer a wide selection of sizes and layouts, with thoughtful design elements and resort-style amenities, all at an attainable price point from the $300's. Compare this to the median list home price in the Greater Orlando area - $395,000 in November 2023 according to Realtor.com - and you can see why living in Davenport makes financial sense.

Here are a few of the highlights about these new construction homes in Davenport, FL:

  • Base price includes a standard homesite, high-quality design features, and a warranty to protect your investment.
  • Options are available to personalize and build your new home from the ground up, or choose a professionally designed quick move-in home for a faster timeline to move-in.
  • More than ten unique home plans are available, with one or two stories, 1,479 to 3,162 square feet of living space, and three to six bedrooms, along with a 2-car garage. Not only does this mean you're almost certain to find the right home for your needs, but the variety ensures your home will be uniquely different from your neighbor's.
  • Homes include design elements checking off your "must have" list, such as open-concept living space, an en-suite owner's bath, and flexible-use rooms (hello, private home office or gaming room!).

Home office in a new home in Davenport, FL

Resort-Style Amenities

Amenities at Geneva Landings in Davenport, FLYou may live near some of the best parks and attractions, but you don’t even need to leave your neighborhood to enjoy outdoor fun! Geneva Landings is home to fantastic resort-style amenities just steps from your front door:

  • A sparkling swimming pool and cabana
  • A community playground
  • An open play area

Open space and ponds add to the natural beauty at Geneva Landings, and a limited number of homes will be built adjacent to these common areas providing you with beautiful views and backyard privacy!

Call Geneva Landings Home

Exclusive opportunities to build your dream home at Geneva Landings are available now! Ready to move right away? Several professionally designed quick move-in homes are also available to make yours!

And, two beautiful model homes are open daily so you can get a first-hand look at the style and value included in every new home at Geneva Landings. Learn more about owning your dream home and schedule your VIP appointment by calling or emailing our Davenport New Home Specialists today, and visit the model center located at 1128 Mountain Flower Lane in Davenport.

Tags: East Polk County Davenport Geneva Landings Single-family homes Amenities Swimming pool Cabana Playground Open space Walt Disney World US-17 US-92 US-27 I-4 LEGOLAND Posner Park Open layout Flexible use rooms