Discover the Butler Chain of Lakes

Greater Orlando is an area that has so much to offer, however, many people love living outside the city. Fortunately, there are so many communities in the Greater Orlando area. With the Butler Chain of Lakes, you have a place near Orlando that feels like it’s a world away.

The Butler Chain of Lakes is a group of interconnected lakes near Orange County, and about a half-hour drive from Orlando. The lakes are famous for their water quality and their exclusive communities. Read on to learn more about the lakes.

The Butler Chain of Lakes

The Lakes

There are 13 lakes and over 5,000 acres of surface area in the chain of lakes. Lake Butler is the largest, with about 1,600 acres in surface area. Other lakes in the chain include Lake Tibet-Butler, Lake Down, Little Lake Down, Lake Isleworth, Lake Sheen, Lake Chase, Wauseon Bay, Lake Louise, Lake Blanche, Fish Lake, and Pocket Lake. The chain also has a thirteenth unnamed lake.

Living Near the Lakes

The area around the lakes offers an escape from the busier parts of the Greater Orlando area. People want to live here to enjoy the quieter, more relaxed lifestyle. The area has a more suburban, almost small-town vibe. Downtown Windermere has the feel of the downtown areas that used to be common in small towns.

The Communities

You can also find many communities near the Lake Butler Chain of Lakes. Communities like Isleworth and Keene’s Pointe are expensive and exclusive. You also have places like Waterstone, Sawyer Sound, Windermere Downs, and many others that offer gated communities with HOAs. Some of them also offer an excellent range of amenities to residents.


Recreation is a big part of the Lake Butler Chain of Lakes lifestyle. You have some of the best freshwater fishing in Florida between the thirteen lakes. The lakes are also popular for boating and swimming. You can also find services offering fishing charters on the lakes. Residents and visitors will also find world-class golf in the area at the Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe. Isleworth also has a golf course that takes full advantage of the lake landscape.

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