Leesburg, in Lake County, was settled in 1857 but incorporated in 1875, and is known as “The Lakefront City”. In 1938 the city began work on the Venetian Gardens waterside park, on the shores of Lake Harris, hence “The Lakefront City”. Today Venetian Gardens is a picturesque park that attracts locals and tourists alike. This quaint and charming city has been able to expand and grow while still managing to maintain it’s small town feel. Once an important center for watermelon production, today Leesburg is a full service municipality serving a population of over 21,000. Leesburg’s beautiful lakes, parks and recreational areas continue to attract business and people looking to move to Central Florida.