Orlando is an incredibly diverse place – theme parks, world-class dining, and a collaboration of many cultures. However, there is more to Orlando than Disney or Universal. There is a lot going on outside the theme parks. Orlando neighborhoods and towns have their own unique charm, personality, and demographic. It’s about time that we shine the spotlight on these amazing places. Park Ave Magazine is ranking the best neighborhoods in Orlando, FL.
Best Neighborhoods in Orlando
Explore the best neighborhoods to check out in Orlando. You might find your next area to work, live or visit. These neighborhoods offer job opportunities, schools, companies, and local amenities.
We might be a little biased since we are based in Winter Park. However, that is only because Winter Park is one of the best neighborhoods in Orlando. The history and culture alone is unparalleled compared to any other neighborhood in Orlando.
Start your journey on historic Park Avenue in Winter Park, a gem for everyone to experience. During the day, visit local coffee shops, then check out book stores, gift shops, and art museums. Some of the best art museums are in Winter Park: The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Cornell Fine Arts Museum. There are multiple gardens to visit in Winter Park, including Mead Botanical Garden and Kraft Azalea Garden.
At night, Park Avenue really turns on the charm, with fine dining, music, and ambiance. The Wine Room on Park Ave is one of the best spots to sample hundreds of wines. The restaurants on Park Avenue are incredible. Prato, Bulla, Boca Winter Park, and Briarpatch are some of the best restaurants in the Park Ave area.
Best Sights and Notable Locations: The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Central Park, Park Avenue
The Baldwin Park neighborhood is just adjacent to Winter Park. In fact, it’s actually an extension of the town of Winter Park. Baldwin Park is located right on Lake Baldwin. The town of Baldwin Park has its own small downtown section which is very walkable. You’ll find an assortment of amazing shops and restaurants. Baldwin Park is one of the most dog-friendly areas of Orlando. Lake Baldwin is home to an off-leash dog park located right on Lake Baldwin.
Best Sights and Notable Locations: Blue Jacket Park, Galeria, Provisions & Buzz
Just 20 minutes from Winter Park is Winter Springs. Winter Springs is another quaint Orlando neighborhood that has its own charm and life. It’s a small suburb northeast of Orlando that has its own “main street”, small businesses and parks. There are many natural sights to see. Winter Springs has 9 public parks, several local restaurants and shops to enjoy.
Best Sights and Notable Locations: Bear Creek Nature Trail, Moss Park, and Audubon Park
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