Champions Gate is a community in the town of Davenport located in the Northeastern section of Polk County. It is one of the fastest growing areas of Central Florida.
The Davenport Area is just 10 miles from Walt Disney World along Interstate 4. The Orlando metropolitan area is 30 miles East of Davenport and the downtown Tampa business district is about 1 hours drive to the West along I-4.
Located within the city limits of Davenport is the Davenport School of the Arts. Two middle schools, elementary schools and High School are also located nearby. Only 4 miles away, is the fully accredited Heart of Florida Hospital. Polk Community College, Webber College, Florida Southern, Warner Southern College and Valencia College are all within a short driving distance.
Davenport became know as the “place to invest” shortly after the big real estate boom which occured from 2002 – 2006. Vacation resort developments seemed to appear overnight. Even today, Davenport is still considered a great location to purchase real estate becase of it’s close approximation to Disney World, Epcot Center and Disney Resort are an international family draw.
Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando are still not far away. Michael has assisted many families and individuals in purchasing a home or property in Davenport and throughout Northwest Polk County. Some of the known resorts in Davenport include: Bahama Bay, Solana, Ridgewood Lakes, Highland Reserve.
Davenport is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,925 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,994. While the city of Davenport itself is very small, the area north of the city close to Interstate 4 and US 27 is experiencing explosive growth. It is part of the LakelandWinter HavenMetropolitan Statistical Area. The current mayor is Darlene Bradley who is currently serving between 2015 and 2017. The first white settlement in the area now known as Davenport was in 1838 when the U.S. military set up Fort Davenport during the Second Seminole War, about 12 miles north of the present site of Davenport. The fort was one of a number built at 20 mile intervals along a trail from Fort Brooke to Fort Mellon. The fort only lasted a few years. The fort was named for Colonel William Davenport, who served as the local U.S. commander in the war. There is no known documentary evidence to support an alternative claim that the city was named for a railroad conductor.