Lake Como Park, a natural oasis tucked in the middle of a residential neighborhood, is situated between Orlando’s Milk District and the newly redeveloped Hour Glass District in Downtown Orlando. Lake Como’s proximity to the heart of The City Beautiful, attracts homebuyers to this beautiful neighborhood. This sought-after hot spot is where homeowners and visitors are greeted with mid-century ranch homes, bungalow’s, tree-lined streets, hip vibes, family and convenient highway access to the 408, 417 and I-4. Lake Como is known for the large Gold Lion Sculpture at the North end of the lake, donated in 1985 by the MacBride Family and the Pink Bunny, donated in honor of Chase Smith who played the Easter Bunny in Lake Como for many years before losing his battle to cancer. With the opening of the new K-8 Lake Como School, Foxtail Coffee, Leguminati Vegan Eats, Stasio’s Deli, brewery’s, yoga studio’s opening in the Hourglass and Milk Districts, the culture continues to evolve making Lake Como Neighborhood one of Downtown’s most sought after community’s to live downtown.
Bel Air is known for its deep roots and history, bordering Lake Como, Lancaster and Delaney Park as well as Greenwood Cemetery. Due to its close proximity to Orlando Regional Medical and the Cancer Center makes this neighborhood highly sought after to local Doctors and medical staff. This is where Bel Air’s nickname, “Pill Hill” came from in the 1950’s and the Urban Nickname has stuck even with residents today! Bel Air’s beautiful Oak tree-lined streets and small hills add to the beauty and charm of this downtown Orlando neighborhood. Bel Air is located just blocks SE of Lake Eola and home to Lake Weldona and Hourglass Lake. These attributes continue to make Bel Air one of Orlando’s Premier Neighborhoods providing families a place to call home for decades to come.
Delaney Park is one of Orlando’s oldest neighborhoods known for its charming Historical homes, quiet neighborhood and superb location. Situated just South of the city center and a short walk from SODO and Orlando Regional Medical Center makes Delaney park a highly sought-after neighborhood. Delaney Park homes range from traditional waterfront homes to beautiful Ranch-style brick homes, mostly built between the 1950’s-1960’s with some re-builds in between. As downtown Orlando continues to grow, the Delaney Park Neighborhood preserves its deep-rooted history and continues to be a favorite neighborhood among Orlandoians craving that perfect home for their family to grow. The walkability, tree-line cobblestone streets and recreation available add to its attractiveness and is the reason Delaney Park remains one of downtown Orlando Premier neighborhoods.
Dover Shores Neighborhood is located just East of Lake Como neighborhood and bordering Crystal Lake Drive, Conway and Curry Ford Road’s. Conway Road became one of the first paved streets in Orange County which gave way Orlando’s first suburban neighborhoods including Dover Shores and Azalea Park just 6 miles from the heart of downtown Orlando. Homes in Dover Shores were predominantly built in the 1950’s extending through the 1970’s. Dover Shores is known for having one of Orange County’s leading Indoor recreation facilities making it a desirable place to live for families. The Dover Shores Community Center offers a Computer Lab, Pool, Baseball field, Tennis/Racquetball Courts as well as Pavilions and Playgrounds for all ages to enjoy!
Audubon Park is nestled along the stretch of Corrine Drive, Mills and Bennett Road between Winter Park and Baldwin Park. Known for its quirky vibe, coffee shops, bakeries and vintage boutiques, Audubon Park is a culinary food hub inspired by Orlando’s local farmer’s. What once was a community serving the Orlando Airforce base, is now a thriving, diverse, hip neighborhood where you can enjoy everything from sip and strolls, Holiday Bike Rides, Spring Markets, to Zombietoberfest. Whether it’s date night at Leu Gardens, dessert at the Blue Bird Bakery or a little porch therapy at East End Market, you will find a little something for the entire family to enjoy. Audubon Park Homes were primarily built in the 1950’s and 1970’s and consisting mostly of block mid-century ranch style homes. Audubon Park Community has prospered into one of Orlando’s most sought-after Eco districts and is an epicenter for Orlando’s farm-to-table movement.
The True Heart of Orlando, Thornton Park is known for its Trendy Bars and Boutiques, Urban Vibe with Historic Real Estate and Oak-lined Cobblestone Streets. If you are looking to embrace true downtown living, Thornton Park may just be your perfect place to call home. A popular place among dog lovers, Thornton Park is also known for its dog friendly restaurants and events. Nestled between Lake Lawsona and Lake Eola Heights, Thornton Park continues to be Downtown Orlando’s most sought after community; where you can walk to work, dinner, sporting events or enjoy a show at the Dr. Phillips Center. Convenient Transportation options include Downtown Orlando’s Bike Share program, Lynx and Lymo bus, Pedi Cabs, Sunrail, and miscellaneous shuttle services. Thornton Park is known for prime real estate ranging from 1920’s Bungalows, Craftsman, Exclusive Brownstones to Lavish Highrise Condominiums. Because of its vibrant culture, networking possibilities are a haven for knowledge. Thornton Park is a melting pot of entrepreneurs, thriving professionals and long-term residents. Whether it’s the energy, diversity or convenience that you are after – you will find it here!
Lake Eola Heights
Lake Eola Heights is one of downtown Orlando’s most architecturally diverse and oldest neighborhoods. What was once home to a large portion of Orlando’s citrus groves, before the great freeze in the 1890’s, is now home to some of Orlando’s most attractive real estate.
As a product of the Land Boom in the early 1920’s, Lake Eola Heights homes range from Craftsman, Mediterranean, Art Deco, to Colonial style built in the 1920’s to 1940’s. Lake Eola Heights is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and home to many of downtown’s oldest churches such as the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the St. James Cathedral School. The United Pentecostal Church was recently preserved and re-purposed to 5 stunning townhomes now known as “Samsara”. The walkability to Lake Eola, Sporting Events, nightlife and endless dining options adds to the desirability to live in this quaint downtown neighborhood.