Clermont is a city in Lake County in central Florida, United States, about 22 miles (35 km) west of Orlando and 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Leesburg. The population was 43,021 in 2020.The city is residential in character and its economy is centered in retail trade, lodging, and tourism-oriented restaurants and bars. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Downtown Clermont has restaurants, shops, the local Art League, Clermont City Center, and City Hall. The downtown’s western area, known as Historic Village, includes sites such as the Townsend House, home to James and Sallie Townsend, the first African-American couple in Clermont. The building known as “Little Cooper” was moved to the Clermont Historic Village in 2009 and restored to be opened as a museum of local and world history.The Historic Village is maintained by the South Lake County Historical Society and the City of Clermont.