History of Lake Underhill  a Neighborhood in Orlando, FL

Lake Underhill is a neighborhood in southwest Orlando, Florida. The area was originally developed as part of the town of Oviedo by banker James T. Whitner in 1911 and 1912. It became an official settlement when it was platted for sale to land investors from around the country who wanted to build homes with nearby access to Lake Jesup, which had been created with the completion of Bithlo Canal just three years earlier on March 22nd 1909.

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The canal bisected what would eventually become both Winter Park and Maitland so that all boat traffic would only have to go through one lock at a time between there and Church Street (now known as SR 426). This led residents like Mr. Whitner to purchase large tracts of land in the area, which they platted into lots for sale.

After World War II developers began developing subdivisions in Lake Underhill and by 1959 it was nearly completely built out as a residential community with approximately 400 single-family homes.

The construction of I-drive in 1966 ultimately killed off any hope that Orlando would ever be able to grow southward because the highway cut off all possible expansion routes for new development projects on what had been mostly vacant land west of SR 50s (now known as Orange Blossom Trail)  until now!

Today, just like most neighborhoods near downtown Orlando, there are many opportunities to buy both old and new houses at prices ranging from less than $50K up to over $500K+.