things to do in orlandoOrlando, Florida, is a fantastic place to live and raise your family. As a Realtor, I understand that there’s so much more to choosing where to live than just the quality of your new home. You need to make sure your desired neighborhood is attractive, full of things to see and do, and close to many excellent restaurants and leisure venues.

There are many great neighborhoods near downtown Orlando, including the popular Mills 50, Colonial Town, and College Park areas. Not far from College Park is the up-and-coming Packing District, which will become one of the city’s most family-friendly and creative communities in the very near future.

You might also be aware of the arrival of Creative Village, a new community built on the former Amway Arena site, which offers eclectic living arrangements for young professionals, students, and families. Being a stone’s throw from downtown, it’s the ideal place to look for real estate if you’re looking to settle in Central Florida.

Wherever you’re looking for in and around the city, you can access many of the awesome sites that Orlando is renowned for. The buzzing East End Market is home to Central Florida’s top entrepreneurs, artisans, makers, and chefs. It’s the ideal place to visit for superbly brewed coffee and freshly baked pastries in the morning, followed by exquisite Italian fine dining in the evening.

Downtown Orlando is known as a foodie’s paradise, too. If you relocate within walking distance of downtown, you can enjoy family meals at Kres Steakhouse– voted the best restaurant in Downtown Orlando by various publications, or perhaps even enjoy special date nights out at fine dining venues like the Boheme and DoveCote. Wherever you reside in Orlando, you can be sure of some mouth-watering culinary options for you and your family, regardless of your preferences.

But there’s more to Orlando than just great restaurants. Wall Street Plaza is the perfect place to let your hair down and enjoy a few weekend drinks with your friends. If you’re into sports, you can play golf at one of the many superb courses surrounding the city or take in a game of soccer at the impressive Explora Stadium while cheering on Orlando City.

Of course, you also have access to the Walt Disney World theme parks and Universal Studios sites, which are a short drive away from downtown Orlando. While they’re certainly not everyday attractions, it’s great to know they’re on your doorstep, meaning you can take the kids out of season when the lines are shorter and the prices are lower.

As you can see, Orlando is an awesome place to live. It’s a thriving, modern city with so many attractions and great places to eat, drink, and have fun. As an experienced Florida Realtor, I’m here to help you find the best property for you and your family. Whatever your lifestyle aims and budget, there is something for you in Orlando.

If you would like more information about the various neighborhoods in downtown Orlando or to ask me any real-estate-related questions regarding the market here, get in touch with me now.