Orlando Florida Neighborhoods
Orlando is more than Disney. Like any city, we have a little bit of everything. With nearby beaches, golf courses, local
farmers markets we have a small town charm in the midst of one the famous spots to visit in the world. Orlando is roughly
divided into four quadrants defined by Interstate 4 (north-south) and Colonial Drive/SR 50 (east-west).
The theme parks and attractions, like Universal Studios and Disney World are generally in the southwest quadrant about 20
miles from the city center while the dense International Drive hotel area abuts the southeast side of I-4.
The south and west sections, especially International Drive, Sand Lake/Dr. Phillips and Lake Buena Vista, are the Orlando
neighborhoods where you’ll find the greatest concentration of hotels, restaurants, night clubs, golf courses and attractions.
If you are looking to move to Orlando, Florida or live here and want to know about a different neighborhood or subdivision,
there’s nothing like working with someone who lives here and knows the area – and I happen to know someone. That would be me
– Nicole Mickle. I can lead you to the best neighborhoods for you based on what you’re looking for . . .big yard, pool, golf
course, school districts, after school activities, senior living, gated community, community center? Let me know your wish
list when we talk.
There are gated communities, homes on traditional streets, historic buildings, downtown and new town centers. Orlando’s West
Orange County alone has nearly 200 lakes, more than 50 parks with over 22 miles of the West Orange Trail and 20 golf courses,
public private and restricted. Whether you’re a current resident or thinking of making Orlando your home, take some time to
look around. There’s always something to discover in Orlando.
Below are links to a few of the neighborhoods where you can learn more about where you can live, work and play in Orlando.
Windermere ♦ Winter Garden ♦ Metrowest ♦ Ocoee ♦ Apopka ♦ Clermont ♦ Gotha ♦ Dr. Phillips
You can also use the quick search on the left for for other neighborhood searches, or you can perform your own customized
Detailed Search to check out other Orlando, Florida neighborhoods.
When you take a stroll down West Plant Street’s historic downtown district, you will see why residents call Winter Garden a
modern day Mayberry. it’s a slice of small town life – You get that warm community feel with art studios, live theater,
bicycle and ice cream shoppes. A variety of restaurants with outdoor dining, outdoor fountains you have that hometown feel.
Head over to the West Orange Trail for biking, walking, hiking and equestrian trails or go for a shopping extravaganza at
Winter Garden Village to dine or shop ’til you drop.
Beautiful waters, picturesque landscapes, and lush golf courses come together to create some of the finest and most scenic
luxury real estate known to the region. You could call it luxury living (with residents like Tiger Woods and Shaquille O’Neal
calling it home) with small town charm (total of 1.57 square miles). With a quaint architectural mixture ranging from cabins
to estate homes with sand roads to preserve the town’s chain of lakes and it’s history. Named Windermere by a local doctor,
it became a resort area in the 1900’s with winter cabins to enjoy local fishing. it’s also the place to live when you want a
golf or waterfront living thanks to the Butler Chain of Lakes surrounding Windermere you can find your waterfront, golf,
guard gated, gated, boat ramp, club houae, community pool or tennis.
An oasis in the city, Metrowest had it’s start in the mid 1980’s quality of life was the core value where even the
landscaping was treated like architecture, carefully chosen and planted to display beautiful islands of trees and flowering
shrubbery separating traffic Beautiful neighborhoods, shops and daycare centers . Located just minutes from Orlando’s
downtown business district it also boasts Metrowest Elementary School award winning for teaching and leadership to the
neighborhood school children.
All roads lead to Ocoee – You can reach downtown Orlando, the airport and all the major attractions in 30 minutes. From the
mid 1850’s when known as Starke Lake was establsihed, Ocoee has managed to grow and retain it’s history and culture that can
be seen in the beautiful parks, bricks roads and historic buildings like Withers-Maguire House & Museum
Named by Forbes Magazine as the “14th Friendliest city in America” in December 20012, Apopka is conveniently located just 20
minutes (Northwest) from downtown Orlando and all its cultural attractions, while still keeping that quiet small town
atmosphere we all enjoy. Referred to as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World” because of its multi -million dollar
foliage industry, Apopka is truly a great place to work, live and raise a family.