Community Development

Community Development

Image of City Hall from Main Street LeesburgLeesburg is a progressive community in northwest Central Florida with a population of  over 23,000 residents, growing commercial and industrial development, an international airport, two local colleges and one of the country's top hospitals.

This area has been an important hub of commerce for more than a century, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday because of our central location, proximity to major transportation corridors and a full complement of municipal utilities including electric, natural gas, water, sewer and solid waste.

Leesburg also is an ideal residential destination, consisting of 37 square miles nestled among the Harris Chain of Lakes.  The city offers scenic, historic neighborhoods, a quaint downtown business district, a wide variety of local schools and the area's best parks and recreational programs. The city is just 40 miles from Orlando, 80 miles from Tampa and midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Image of Mote Morris House located on West Magnolia Street, Leesburg

We welcome you explore Leesburg and consider us for a new home or business. The Community Development Department is here to provide professional, proactive zoning, planning, building, and mapping services to citizens, developers, and government officials which enhances the quality of life for the people of Leesburg.