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Lake Nona: Building a Healthy Community

In any community, health is a top priority. This is why master-planned communities have parks, athletic courts, and other open spaces and recreational facilities.

At Lake Nona, the idea of building a healthy community has taken on an even greater significance.

Close to 700 acres of land has been devoted to a life and health sciences park called The Medical City. Lake Nona’s Medical City is a collection of the best medical knowledge and technology coming together to create a definitive healthcare experience unrivaled in the area.

Built with the idea of creating a single premier location for top notch and quality medical care and education in Central Florida, the Medical City has quickly become a landmark in Orlando. The Medical City features numerous cutting-edge medical technologies that place this life and health sciences park in a class by itself.

Add to that the healthcare and bio-facilities that make up the bulk of the Medical City, including:

  • University of Central Florida Health Science Campus
    Aside from producing more than a hundred health professionals every year, the UCF Health Science Campus is an economic anchor for Orlando. It has created more than 30,000 jobs for the city and is projected to generate close to $7.6 billion in the next decade for the city.
  • Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has chosen the Medical City as the premier site for its operations on the East Coast This non-profit organization’s main core of research involves researching a cure for the most life-threatening illnesses known to man.
  • University of Florida Research and Academic Center
    As an extension of the oldest and most reputable university in the Sunshine State, the Research and Academic Center is the home of the University of Florida’s Doctorate in Pharmacy program. This nationally ranked program is situated next to the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Institute, to encourage better collaboration with likeminded colleagues.