Lake Buena Vista, Florida
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Lake Buena Vista, Florida
City
Official seal of Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Seal
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 28°22?39?N 81°31?18?W / 28.37750°N 81.52167°W / 28.37750; -81.52167Coordinates: 28°22?39?N 81°31?18?W / 28.37750°N 81.52167°W / 28.37750; -81.52167
Country United States
State Florida
County Orange
Government
 o Mayor Tom Nedorost
 o Council Member Maurice Bone
 o Council Member Terry Fay
 o Council Member Charlie Reed
 o Council Member Mike Sheehan
Area[1]
 o Total 3.11 sq mi (8.04 km2)
 o Land 3.00 sq mi (7.76 km2)
 o Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 10
 o Estimate (2016)[2] 11
 o Density 3.67/sq mi (1.42/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 o Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32830
Area code(s) 407
FIPS code 12-37625[3]
GNIS feature ID 0302708[4]

Lake Buena Vista is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. It is mostly known for being the mailing address for Walt Disney World--although almost all of the resort facilities, including all four theme parks, are physically located in the adjacent city of Bay Lake. It is one of two Florida municipalities controlled by The Walt Disney Company, the other being Bay Lake. The permanent residential population of Lake Buena Vista was 10 at the 2010 census.[5]

Lake Buena Vista is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Chapter 67-1965 of the Laws of Florida, incorporating the City of Reedy Creek, was signed into law by Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. on May 12, 1967, the same day he also signed chapters 67-764 (creating the Reedy Creek Improvement District) and 67-1104 (incorporating the city of Bay Lake). It was located fully inside the Reedy Creek Improvement District. The city was controlled by the Walt Disney Company and allowed it powers that other area attractions had not had.

Chapter 69-1527, which became a law on July 3, 1969, without the governor's approval, redefined the city boundaries. The city was completely moved, taking over some land that had been part of the City of Bay Lake (and was given up by Chapter 69-836, which became a law the same day) and including some other land that had formerly been unincorporated. Soon after, the City of Reedy Creek was renamed to the City of Lake Buena Vista to better reflect its new location, through which Reedy Creek did not flow. "Buena Vista" comes from the name of the street in Burbank, California, where the Walt Disney Company is headquartered.

The Reedy Creek Improvement District had all the powers of the city and more, raising the questions of why cities needed to be incorporated inside it. Walt Disney's original plans for the site included at least one futuristic living area, a planned "community of the future". This was never built, but some of the ideas were incorporated into the EPCOT theme park and later Celebration, Florida. The only residents of the city are Disney employees and their immediate family members who live in a small community on Royal Oak Court, north of Disney Springs. The only landowners are fully owned subsidiaries of Disney, and rights-of-way for state and county roads.

Geography

Lake Buena Vista is located at 28°22?39?N 81°31?18?W / 28.37750°N 81.52167°W / 28.37750; -81.52167 (28.377362, -81.521728).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.7 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2) (4.02%) is water.[7]

The only long-term residents in Bay Lake live in a mobile home park on Little Lake Bryan, which, in 1987, had nine mobile homes. As of that year many employees wished to live in Bay Lake or Lake Buena Vista due to their proximity to their jobs.[8]

Climate

Climate data for Lake Buena Vista, FL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 90
(32)
90
(32)
92
(33)
98
(37)
100
(38)
101
(38)
101
(38)
103
(39)
98
(37)
97
(36)
92
(33)
90
(32)
103
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 71
(22)
74
(23)
77
(25)
82
(28)
87
(31)
90
(32)
91
(33)
92
(33)
89
(32)
84
(29)
79
(26)
73
(23)
82.4
(28.1)
Average low °F (°C) 47
(8)
50
(10)
53
(12)
58
(14)
65
(18)
71
(22)
73
(23)
73
(23)
72
(22)
65
(18)
57
(14)
50
(10)
61.2
(16.2)
Record low °F (°C) 19
(-7)
27
(-3)
25
(-4)
38
(3)
45
(7)
50
(10)
56
(13)
60
(16)
56
(13)
42
(6)
29
(-2)
20
(-7)
19
(-7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.39
(60.7)
2.88
(73.2)
3.82
(97)
2.27
(57.7)
3.55
(90.2)
7.67
(194.8)
7.47
(189.7)
7.85
(199.4)
6.31
(160.3)
3.24
(82.3)
2.24
(56.9)
2.41
(61.2)
52.1
(1,323.4)
Source: [9]

The lake

Lake Buena Vista is a small body of water located east of the Buena Vista Golf Course, west of the crossing of State Road 535 and Interstate 4. The lake, which was called "Blake Lake" before its acquisition by Disney, was named for Buena Vista Street in Burbank, California, where Disney's corporate headquarters are located. Several Walt Disney Company business entities had names containing "Buena Vista", a Spanish phrase that means "good view".

In 2015, guide maps for the Disney Springs shopping, dining, and entertainment district started promoting Village Lake, which the district and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa borders, as "Lake Buena Vista".[10] Both the actual lake and the promoted lake are connected via a stream, which is crossed by a bridge linking Disney Springs' Marketplace area with Saratoga Springs Resort.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 16 people, 9 households, and 5 families residing in the city. The population density was 3.3 inhabitants per square mile (1.3/km²). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 2.3 per square mile (0.9/km²).

There were 9 households out of which one had children under the age of 18 living with them, four are married couples living together, none have a female householder with no husband present. Four are households are made up of individuals, one of whom is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.40.

The age distribution was two under 18, none between 18 and 24, three from 25 to 44, six from 45 to 64, and five who were 65 or older. The median age was 53 years. The male-to-female ratio is 1:1.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $60,000 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,769.

Points of interest

Government and infrastructure

Reedy Creek Improvement District Fire Department Emergency Services fire station

The Reedy Creek Improvement District has its Fire Department Emergency Services station in Bay Lake, near Lake Buena Vista.[11][12]

Education

Lake Buena Vista is within Orange County Public Schools.[13]

The only subdivision within Lake Buena Vista (Royal Oak Court) falls within the attendance zones of Sand Lake Elementary School,[14] Southwest Middle School,[15] and Dr. Phillips High School.[16]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The spike in the 1990 population reflects the temporary inclusion of residents of the Vista Way apartments, which began operation in 1988. They were de-annexed after the 1990 census.

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lake Buena Vista city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lake Buena Vista city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ Hill, John (1987-01-12). "It Is Indeed A Small World After All Residents Of Bay Lake And Lake Buena Vista Live In Desired Isolation". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Monthly Averages for Lake Buena Vista, FL". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011. 
  10. ^ "Brand New Map Of Disney Springs Released!". DisneyDining.com. August 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ "Executive Board." Florida Fire Marshalls and Fire Inspectors Association. Retrieved on April 19, 2017. "Reedy Creek Fire Department 651 Buena Vista DR Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830"
  12. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Bay Lake city, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 19, 2017. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
  13. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Lake Buena Vista city, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 19, 2017.
  14. ^ "Sand Lake Attendance Zone." Orange County Public Schools Office of Pupil Assignment. February 20, 2015. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Southwest Middle School Zone." Orange County Public Schools Office of Pupil Assignment. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "Dr Phillips High School Zone" Orange County Public Schools Office of Pupil Assignment. July 31, 2008. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.

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