Conveniently located about 35 miles northwest of Orlando, and surrounded by the quiet pleasures and world-class fishing and watersports of beautiful Lake County, Florida Hospital Waterman is easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from.
Directions from Orlando International Airport
If you’re coming to us from out of town, we’re less than an hour’s drive from Orlando International Airport. The most direct route—which requires a few dollars in tolls—is to take the Florida Turnpike to State Road 429 to Orange Blossom Trail, which will bring you straight to our backyard.
At the airport, follow the signs for Florida S.R. 528, also called the Beachline Expressway. Go west on State Road 528 for 6.4 miles, until you reach Exit 4 for the Florida Turnpike. Go north, toward US-17/US-441/Orange Blossom Trail. Stay on the Turnpike for about 13 miles, until you reach Exit 267A toward FL-429 N/Apopka. Stay on FL-429 North for a little more than 10 miles. This toll road will end at West Orange Blossom Trail. Turn left onto Connector Road, then take your first right onto N/W Orange Blossom Trail. Stay on this road for about 15 miles. When you get into Tavares, look for Huffstetler Drive. Turn right on this road, and then in about a quarter-mile, turn left onto Waterman Way. The hospital will be on your left.
If you’d like to avoid tolls, you have the option too, though this may add extra time to your trip. From the airport, take Semoran Boulevard north toward downtown Orlando. Turn left when you come to Colonial Drive/FL-50. Continue on this road for about five miles until you come to Florida State Road 500 West/US-441 North/North Orange Blossom Trail. Take this road for 30 miles, then turn right on Huffstetler Drive and left on Waterman Way. The hospital will be on your left.
Directions from the Villages
The Villages is one of the world’s premier active retirement communities, and Florida Hospital Waterman is less than 40 minutes away. If you’re coming to us from the Villages, head east on County Road 466 for five miles, then turn right on FL-500 East/US-27 South/US-441 South. Stay on this road for about 18 miles (it turns into North Boulevard in Leesburg). Once you’re in Tavares, simply turn left on Waterman Way. The hospital will be on your right in about a half-mile.
Directions from Gainesville/Ocala
To visit us from the Ocala/Gainesville area, take Interstate 75 south until you reach Exit 329 toward Wildwood. Turn left onto FL-44 East, and continue on this road for about 12 miles. Turn right to continue onto FL-44 East/South Street, then in 4.5 miles turn right again to continue onto FL-44 East/FL-500 East/US-441 South/North Boulevard East. Stay on this road for 9.6 miles, then turn left onto Waterman Way. The hospital will be on your right in about a half-mile.