Ranked as one of the top 100 places to live, there’s no place quite like Oviedo. And it’s not just because chickens run wild! Breathtaking air boat rides, a walker-friendly trail, golf clubs, such as the Twin Rivers course and the Big Oaks Ranch, and top-notch schools continue to attract new residents.
One of Central Florida’s most well-known and prestigious communities, Winter Park is home of Park Ave, a premier shopping district, as well as Rollins College, a nationally recognized private college. Additionally, the community offers a weekly farmer’s market and an art festival twice a year. If you visit Winter Park, take the boat tour to see the cities’ town of lakes.
A charming community with lots of bungalow homes and an active downtown, College Park is one of Central Florida’s best-kept secrets. It features a variety of restaurants – from sushi and modern dining … to hearty Italian and delicious deli sandwiches – as well as a multitude of shopping options on Edgewater Dr. College Park is in an ideal location: Between downtown and Winter Park, near I-4 and Florida Hospital.
UCF / East Orlando Area
In East Orlando, home of the University of Central Florida, residents enjoy a “college town” atmosphere, with sporting events and cultural activities. Residents in this part of town enjoy Waterford Lakes, home of shopping and restaurants, as well as close proximity to 408 and 417. Plus, it’s a prime location for investors. With more than 50,000 students at UCF, there’s a great opportunity to own rental properties.
Lake Nona has exploded with growth in recent years. The area has become a hub for technology and research and is known as Medical City due to the UCF Medical school, Nemours Children’s Hospital and the VA hospital all within close proximity to one another. Residents love the innovative architecture, new restaurants and community feel.
Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes
Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes are connected communities with tons of amenities and lots to offer their residents. Avalon Park burst on to the Orlando scene in the early 2000s and is known for it’s unique modern, craftsman homes and townhomes, beautiful parks, walkability and community events like the Avalon Holiday Wine Walk. Waterford Lakes has lots of little neighborhoods that include community amenities such as pools, tennis courts and parks.
The Hourglass district is an area that is being re-defined. Existing buildings and spaces are being modernized and reconfigured to appeal to today’s modern, hip buyer. Conveniently located at Bumby and Curry Ford Rd., the Hourglass District is close to downtown, Sodo, Ivanhoe Village, Thornton Park and just 20 minutes to the airport. Now’s the time to invest here, prices are only expected to climb as the surrounding downtown like boroughs grow.
When Money Magazine ranked Winter Springs in the top 40 places to live in the US, they mentioned the great schools, abundance of parks and growing downtown region. Plus, this Central Florida community also boasts the exclusive, family friendly Tuscawilla County Club, as well as the Scottish Highland games, with activities such as Tossing the Caber, Sheaf Toss and Hammer Throw.
Imagine living downtown, where you can walk out your front door and take a stroll around Lake Eola, eat or shop in Thornton Park, or catch an Orlando Magic game. From single-family homes, to a diverse mix of condo developments, Orlando’s central city is quickly becoming a prime home location. Want the downtown energy but neighborhood feel? Check out Delaney Park, historical neighborhoods, or the homes near the botanical Leu Gardens, which is just a stone’s throw away from the neotraditional, award-winning Baldwin Park.
Close to downtown and close to the beach, Lake Mary is one of the top five communities in the country to call home. Just ask current residents (and sports celebrities) such as Lee Corso, Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy. Plus, outstanding golf courses (Heathrow and Timacuan), a vibrant town center, a host of restaurants and shopping options, plus great schools and a thriving economy attract a growing number of residents.
One of the oldest cities in Central Florida, Maitland is ripe with history, a perfect place to call home for families and history buffs alike. But, this community isn’t resting on its laurels. Home to EA Sports, the RDV Sportsplex, Maitland Art Center, revitalized Eatonville, and the Enzian Theater, host of the Florida Film Festival, Maitland has a lot going on … and even more in the works.
Located in between downtown Orlando and Winter Park, Baldwin Park is conveniently located and known for their unique floorpans and zoning. Certain townhome and condo properties are zoned to allow for your business to be on the first floor, and your living to be on the second and third floor. Other properties have beautiful detached or above garage apartments that allow for a portion of your home to be income producing. Plus, Baldwin Park has beautiful walking and biking trails, views of Lake Baldwin, amazing restaurants and community events.
South Of Downtown Orlando is what Sodo stands for and it’s located exactly where you think. Downtown Orlando has seen prices soar in recent years which caused a lot of buyers who want to be downtown to branch out going south. Sodo is just minutes from the areas only trauma hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), and is located on the same campus as Winnie Palmer Hospital for women and babies, and Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. Sodo boasts eclectic restaurants, coffee shops, dining, and is within minutes to Dr. Phillips and all downtown has to offer, this is a great spot to call home.
The TG Lee Milk Factory calls this area home and so we Orlandoans affectionately call this area,
The Milk District. Colorful murals, a cool music scene at The Plaza and community gardens let you know you’re in the right spot. The Milk District is small rectangular pocket from Colonial and Crystal River, intersecting at South St. and Bumby. Right in the backyard of our downtown skyscrapers and a stone’s throw from Thornton Park, Baldwin Park and Orange Ave downtown, The Milk District is a funky little spot that many people have grown to love and call home.