Orange County Neighborhoods

Winter Park

Established in 1882, Winter Park is known as the City of Culture and Heritage. Today, the city is one of the most desirable and affluent areas in Central Florida, popular for its brick streets, architectural beauty, cultural venues, superb shopping, dining and sought-after real estate. The heart of Winter Park is Park Avenue, spanning 10 blocks and boasting more than 100 shops from national retailers to locally owned boutiques. The shopping district has recently expanded to include the area west of New England Avenue, where posh apartments, retail stores and upscale dining make up “Hannibal Square.” Winter Park is located within 15 minutes of Downtown Orlando and is home to the nationally recognized liberal arts school, Rollins College. It also hosts one of the largest and oldest art festivals in the country, The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Winter Park offers several “green” parks and a range of home styles/architecture, including ultra-luxury…

Winter Garden

In 1857, WC Roper settled into the area seeking a place to build a home and raise his family. The ambitious settler opened and operated a sawmill, gristmill,sugar mill and cotton gin. He also served as Orange County’s Superintendent of schools from 1873 to 1877. Fondly referred to as a modern-day Mayberry USA by residents, Winter Garden is a Florida destination - only without pretense. Stroll down Plant Street in the Historic Downtown District and witness the renaissance of a vibrant community. Art studios and live theatre, bicycle stores and flower shops, and a wide range of restaurants flank the West Orange Trail. The West Orange Trail system is intertwined throughout the western sector of Orange County and boasts biking, walking, hiking and equestrian trails adding another dimension to this unique community. Running through the heart of the Winter Garden Historic Downtown District, trail enthusiasts may stop for coffee or…


Established in 1889 and known for pristine lakes and championship golf courses, Windermere is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in all of Central Florida.Exclusive mansions and estates grace the shoreline of the spring-fed Butler Chain of Lakes where residents enjoy boating, skiing, and fishing through interconnecting lakes – designated as one of Florida’s “Outstanding Waterways”. Professional golfers call Windermere home and play on premier local courses such as Bay Hill, Isleworth and Keene’s Point. Windermere is conveniently located minutes from Downtown Orlando, the attractions and world-class shopping and entertainment of Mall at Millenia. For more information, visit:       Search more Windermere FL homes here

Southeast Orlando

This 100 square mile area encompasses the University of Central Florida, Orlando International Airport and various master-planned communities such as Avalon Park & Waterford Lakes. These communities are a mix of single-family and multi-family homes clustered around retail, restaurant, entertainment and commercial development. Avalon Park was built upon the rich traditions of small-town life. Tree-lined streets, lakes, lush landscaping, rocking chair porches and nearby schools create an ideal, closely knit community where people know their neighbors. SE Orlando is also home to an abundance of rural area with stretches of pastureland, pine forests and wetlands surrounding the Econlockhatchee River and its tributaries. Miles of walking, biking trails plus paddling/canoeing areas make this area a winner amongst outdoor enthusiasts in and around the area.


Through the years, Ocoee transformed from an isolated citrus town to now the 3rd largest cities in Orange County. Today, Ocoee is home to a one million square foot regional mall, and over 25 new subdivisions with homes of all price ranges. Housing is Ocoee’s hot commodity. The Florida Turnpike, S.R. 408 and S.R. 429, all pass through the city connecting to downtown Orlando in as little as 15 minutes. Newer residential development along the 429 corridor along with the addition of new schools, infrastructure and amenities have made Ocoee a very attractive place to live. For more information, visit:


Established in 1839 as Fort Maitland by the U.S. Army, Maitland is a city rich in history. The residents of the city are proud of the city’s past and activelypursue preservation of historical residences. A “historical corridor” has been established encompassing old residences still standing and occupied in the Lake Lily-Lake Catherine area and extending through the Central portion of the city. Maitland is also home to the Enzian Theatre, the area’s only art-house cinema and home to the annual Florida Film Festival and the historic Mayan-themed Maitland Art Center. Two large art festivals are held in Maitland as well; one in October and one in the Spring. Florida Audubon Society was founded in Maitland and continues in its protection of wild birds on Lake Sybelia. Maitland has a history of strong residential identity, sustained by the beauty of the area and the diverse economy in the region. This history…

Lake Nona

Lake Nona is an impressive, 7,000 acre, master-planned community located within the City limits of Orlando. The area offers incredible amenities combined with diverse workspaces andreal estate options, including a 600-acre private residential golf club community. This community boasts an abundance of retail and entertainment choices living harmoniously next to the new Science & Technology Park. To top it all off, Lake Nona offers 44 miles of paved and unpaved trails for biking, hiking and exploring nature. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a private gated golf club community in a naturally preserved setting surrounded by cypress trees and more than 1,000 acres of freshwater lakes. Residents enjoy a world-renowned Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course, 40,000 Sq Ft clubhouse and Bath & Racquet Club with tennis courts, fitness center and resort-style pool. Lake Nona neighborhoods include: Water’s Edge, Northlake Park, and Village Walk. Water’s Edge is a…


The town of Gotha, Florida, just north of upscale Windermere, was founded in 1879 by German immigrant H. A. Hempel. Hempel Avenue, the "main street" of Gotha, is named in his honor. Gotha is well-known for its horticultural history and was once dubbed the “Caladium Capital of the World” and home of Henry Nehrling, a horticulturist who specialized in growing tropical and subtropical plants. Gotha’s tree-lined streets and one block commercial district feature the historic New Life at Zion Lutheran Church, Yellow Dog Eats, a quirky restaurant that occupies at 1879 structure that was previously a home & a general store and the post office which still features a community chalkboard to announce local happenings.

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is a vibrant and historic urban neighborhood with easy access to cultural arts venues, shopping, entertainment, major attractions and a thriving business district.Orlando has recently received national recognition from Forbes magazine who ranks Metro Orlando fourth on their annual list of "Most Wired Cities." and Fast Company magazine ranked Orlando a fast city full of innovation. Currently, Downtown Orlando is experiencing a historic cultural arts-and-entertainment renaissance through the development and construction of three state-of-the-art community venues, the new Amway Center, home to the Eastern Conference Champions Orlando Magic calls home, a world-class performing arts center & an upgraded Florida Citrus Bowl. The list below contains some of Downtown Orlando’s most popular neighborhoods and includes Thornton Park, Eola Heights, Central Business District, Lake Cherokee, Uptown North Orange, Holden/Parramore and South Eola district. For more information on Downtown Orlando, visit: Thornton Park Unwind in the City’s most stylish district.…

Conway Chain of Lakes

The Conway Chain is one of Orlando's top waterfront residence locations. Conveniently located just south of Downtown Orlando, it is nestled in between the incorporated towns ofBelle Isle and Edgewood. This area is popular for professionals and families seeking the lakefront lifestyle within a quick drive of the airport, major hospitals, shopping and the downtown business district. Locals share stories of the original homesteads along Lake Conway and Lake Gatlin, many of which were set up as fish camps back in the early 1900's. Due in part to the concerted efforts of owners and civic leaders over the years, the Conway Lakes have for the most part remained extremely healthy, and its clear green waters remain one of the top fishing spots in the area.

College Park

Orlando’s best kept secret is set around 287 acres of lakes, including Lake Adair, Ivanhoe, Concord and Silver. This lovely, unique, urban neighborhood has, for decades been home to some of Orlando’s most distinguished community leaders. Some are as world famous as Astronaut John Young and author Jack Kerouac. Downtown College Park is what draws so many to this wonderful, village within the city. Tea houses, fabulous restaurants and cafes, houses of worship, and one of the top five cooking schools in the country. Combine this with the historic Dubsdread Golf Course, the celebrations of Jazzfest, Holiday on the Drive, Sunday in the Park, the Historic Homes Tour, homecoming parades and events, a farmer's market, and wine tastings, and it all amounts to a vibrant neighborhood with a wonderful hometown atmosphere. The homes in College Park vary from small cottages to vast estates to newly opened Wellesley Condominiums. There is…

Baldwin Park

A little over two miles from downtown Orlando, Baldwin Park is a planned Florida community that enjoys an exceptionally convenient location to the city's workplaces,restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment and sports venues. When you live in Baldwin Park, you live in one of the few Orlando planned communities where you can dine out, attend a ballet, play, concert, or take in a Magic game without traveling far from home. Baldwin Park was designed with the residents of communities in Orlando in mind. Parks, lakes and open spaces have been carefully planned to contribute to a healthy environment that provides a meaningful habitat for flora, fauna and people. The goal is to make Baldwin Park a model of environmental stewardship for Orlando and a source of pride for its residents. For more information, visit:


Located in the north eastern section of Orange County, this historic city that was officially incorporated under the name “Apopka” in 1882. As the indoor foliage capital of the world, Apopka has a large number of businesses that are dedicated to growing orchids. Although Apopka’s “roots” are in agriculture, this area now hosts some of the region’s most exclusive addresses. For more information, visit