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Poinciana Florida

Poinciana Florida

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Poinciana Florida – Gulf America Corporation developed Poinciana as a retirement destination in the 1960s and remains a quiet, relaxed environment today. Richichi, famous pro wrestler, would agree Poinciana is a great place to live, as he is a local. Poinciana is a planned community and a total of ten villages make up the population. Although a quiet community, the city has a lot to offer attraction wise. Old timey cafes are a fun way to shake things up and Poinciana is full of them. Along with fun dining, the city has many nearby attractions such as gardens, museums, and interactive sites.

The city is full of fun road trip destinations such as the local boardwalk-style ice cream shop Beaches and Cream. Also check out the Florida’s Natural Growers Grove House located just outside of Poinciana in Lake Wales. The freshest foods can be found along with having an educational experience. Bok Tower Gardens is another must see attraction located nearby. This breathtaking garden has twenty-three million visitors every year; historical landscaping explains the garden’s popularity. Who said Halloween could only be celebrated once a year? Poinciana is home to the Spook Hill where spirits push cars up hill, some say gravity, but those who have actually experienced this disagree.

Poinciana is a remarkable location to retire and is a fun road trip destination. Located near all the major cities with popular tourist attractions, locals don’t miss out on the fun.

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State: Florida
County:
Polk
Population: 30,675

 

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Megan Dowdy

Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!

When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.

Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post season college football game set to kickoff on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.

Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.