There are a few things here that seem to favor the growth and progress argument. One big thing for me is sushi. That is the purest mark of an evolving civilized metropolitan area, and Clermont has at least four different sushi bars that I have tried. My two favorites are Robata, which is the freshest tasting, and Fancy which offers some very good takes on the roll. The pics above are from my dinner tonight which included a spicy girl, volcano, twin tuna and some shrimp tempura rolls. My youngest had her usual Japanese chicken strips, or Tempura, as some would call it. At Robata they also offer a more steakhouse type dinner where the chef will prepare you a sautéed meal and throw shrimp tails at you. Children seem favorable to this and rejecting all table manners your wife has enforced over the years he will also toss other bits of food into the air that they can catch with their mouths.
So, between the airborne snap peas and the WaWa convenience store being built off Hwy 27 I'd say Clermont is well on its way, but I will still miss the vacant fields and the easy fishing.