Neighborhood Information

Orlando

Orlando

In 1856 Orlando became the county seat of Orange County, Florida. The “Town of Orlando” was incorporated on July 31, 1875 with an area of 4 square miles. Today, the City of Orlando as a result of numerous annexations has an area of over 100 square miles and is still located entirely within Orange County. The Orlando metropolitan area has a population of over 2 Million and it is the 27th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the 5th largest metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States, and the 3rd largest metro area in Florida.

The area is a major tourist destination and is the home of Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, located 21 miles (34 km) southwest of downtown Orlando, is the home of Walt Disney World. These attractions form the backbone of Orlando’s tourism industry, making the city one of the most visited American cities in the US.

Today, the historic core of “Old Orlando” resides in Downtown Orlando along Church Street, between Orange Avenue and Garland Avenue. Urban development and the Central Business District of downtown have rapidly shaped the downtown skyline during recent history. The present-day historic district is primarily associated with the neighborhoods around Lake Eola where century old oaks line brick streets. These neighborhoods, known as “Lake Eola Heights” and “Thornton Park,” contain some of the oldest homes in Orlando. Prospective residents have a variety of choices when deciding where to lay down roots in this Central Florida metropolis.  The Orlando city limits consist of twenty-seven zip codes within Orange County.  This area encompasses a multitude of housing options from designated historic areas to newly constructed homes to master planned communities.

 

Points of Interest

  • University of Central Florida
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Mall at Millenia
  • Orlando Fashion Square
  • Festival Bay Mall
  • Amway Center
  • Orlando International Aitport