Leesburg Community Info
Leesburg Regional Medical Center
Leesburg Regional Medical Center has a rich history in the community of providing quality, patient-centered care for almost 50 years! Known for being at the forefront of technology and treatments, Leesburg Regional attributes its well-respected standing in Central Florida to the remarkable physicians, nurses, clinicians, team members and volunteers who dedicate themselves to patient care excellence. The 322-bed acute care hospital serves Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, offering premier cardiovascular services, neurosurgery, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and world-class orthopedics. Leesburg Regional is also the region’s first Certified Primary Stroke Center with the Joint Commission Seal of Approval.
Leesburg Regional Hospital
Lake Sumter Community College
Lake-Sumter Community College (LSCC) was established in 1962 by a group of inspired citizens to provide the opportunity for Lake and Sumter County students to receive an advanced education. Since then, we have grown into a three-campus institution serving over 7500 students annually. Our Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont) and Sumter (Sumterville) campuses have become viable assets in their communities.
A Great Education Close To Home is more than our slogan, it is our mission. • Our tuition is more affordable than other universities and colleges. • LSCC’s flexible schedules fit the needs of our full and part-time students. • Our smaller classes offer a more personalized experience. • LSCC offers over thirty degree, certificate and diploma programs. • Numerous 2+2 partnerships with universities provide students a seamless transition to four-year institutions. • Our graduates are consistently among the most academically successful of those students earning bachelor’s degrees.
• The Leesburg Campus has constructed a state-of-the-art Center for Teaching and Learning, while our older facilities have received major face-lifts.
• Our Business Resources Center offers a variety of services and non-credit programs through its Custom Training, Computer Institute, Continuing Education and Business Assistance divisions.
• The LSCC Foundation’s Performing Arts Series, as well as our theatre, music and arts programs present cultural entertainment throughout the year, while our women’s volleyball and softball and men’s baseball teams compete in exciting collegiate games...all open to the public..
Nearby Shopping and Restaurants
Shopping opportunities abound in the Lessburg area. The Lake Square Mall on Highway 441 boasts large department stores as well as specialty shops. A multi-theater complex is also located at the mall. Numerous shopping opportunities also exist around the Villages, which is just a few miles north of Leesburg.
Most major food chains have restaurants in the area. There are also numerous "local" restaurants offering most types of food.
City of Leesburg
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Leesburg is Lake County’s oldest city and at one time was the county seat while a part of Sumter County. The city claimed 1857 as its birthday when Leesburg celebrated its centennial in 1957, recognizing the year that the city’s namesake, Evander Lee, and his family came to the area. While Lee became the area’s first permanent settler, Thomas Robertson and his 21-year-old son, John Marmaduke Robertson came to what would become Leesburg in 1843, or likely a year sooner. They lived in what would become the heart of Leesburg for 11 years before Thomas sold out and moved back to Moss Bluff. John later sold his property and founded the nearby community of Whitney. Evander Lee moved to the area in 1857, a year after his father died. They had moved to Adamsville from Alabama in 1849. Evander Lee brought with him his wife Susan and eight children. He purchased the old Thomas Robertson homestead from James Fussell for $3,300. Several Lee brothers also joined Evander, and his brother, Calvin Lee, is credited with giving Leesburg its name. Calvin and Evander had built a log store on Main Street where the public restroom is now located. When Calvin went on a buying trip to New York City and was asked where to ship the merchandise, he reportedly told his suppliers to bill his goods to "Leesburg."
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Proximity to Disney, Universal, Sea World and other attractions
Orlando and its numerous attractions are easily accessible to Arlington Ridge by Highway by the Florida Turnpike and US Hwy 27. It is possible to get to the attractions in about 55 minutes and downtown Orlando in a little over 50 minutes.