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 continues today, and the City will maintain and advance this tradition well into the future. For more information, visit: