Most notable are the new Lowes and Home Depot DIY stores to the north of the city on US 441 in the location of the previous Dunn Citrus grove (the stretch of 441 which runs through the city is named after Fred N. Other businesses on the former Dunn Citrus site include Staples office supply and a second Chili's restaurant.
Due to the fast-paced growth of the city, Florida Hospital Apopka has built a new hospital at 1901 Harmon Road.
Apopka is referenced in Zora Neale Hurston's famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Brown's autobiographical book, Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategies.
Detailed history of the greater Apopka and Central Florida area is detailed in Perrine Slim's book, The Pennings of Perrine Slim: Stories of Northwest Orange County Florida. Apopka's historic 1903 Eldorado--referred to as the Eldredge/Mc Bride House is included in the book of the paintings of George E.
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The earliest known inhabitants of the Apopka area were the Acuera people, members of the Timucua confederation.
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Earthmoving began in the summer of 2010 to further expand the expressway, including an extension of Toll 414, known as Wekiva Parkway, created a junction at US 441 and Plymouth Sorrento Road.
At the conclusion of the Second Seminole War, the U. Congress passed the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, forcing surviving natives at Ahapopka to abandon their village and seek refuge deeper in the wilderness of the Florida peninsula.
The early American settlers built a major trading center on the foundations of the earlier Indian settlement.
Master plans take the Wekiva Parkway extension further north and then east connecting to Interstate 4 at Sanford.
The expansion is scheduled to be completed in the next several years.