Orlando Neighborhood Guide: Winter Park, FL


Located 5 miles north of downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Florida has been a popular retreat since its founding in the late 19th century, thanks to its beautiful lakeside setting. Although it continues to attract many tourists, this city of approximately 30,000 residents has established itself as one of the best places to live in Central Florida. It is a great place for people who want to feel rural in a small town while still having easy access to the modern conveniences found in a big city. There is a reason why it tops our list of the best areas in Orlando.

The epicenter of Winter Park is Park Avenue, a charming tree-lined, brick-paved street with European-style buildings, Gothic arches and intricate ironwork. You will also find a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options, including chain stores, boutiques, jewelry stores, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums. In addition, the city has a robust park system and a magnificent chain of lakes that offer virtually endless outdoor activities (plus a secret boat trip).


“Road sign pointing to Orlando, Florida. Home of several family entertainment sites such as Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. “

When it comes to transportation, there are many options in Winter Park, Florida. If you are traveling to another city, you can take a train from Winter Park station. This station has SunRail commuter trains that travel throughout the Greater Orlando area and Amtrak trains on the Silver Meteor and Silver Star routes.

If you’re looking for an affordable way to get around, hop on one of the LYNX buses that run on many routes around Winter Park. These buses serve many nearby towns and villages, including Altamonte Springs, Fern Park, Rosemont, Orlando, Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

Winter Park also has a well-connected road network. It takes about five minutes to get from the city to Winter Park Village, about 15 minutes to get to downtown Orlando and between 20 and 30 minutes to reach the best theme parks in Orlando. In addition, you will have easy access to American Route 17, which goes from Punta Gorda to Jacksonville.


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