One of the Best Neighborhoods in Downtown Orlando – College Park
College Park has been noted as one of downtown Orlando’s favorite city neighborhoods. This distinct neighborhood gets its name from the many streets within its boundaries that were named for institutions of higher learning such as Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. It’s close to downtown which makes it a popular residential area for both singles, college students, families, and seniors. Most residents of working age are homeowners and 65% of households include no children.
With its low-key beauty and longtime citizens, College Park offers specialty stores, trendy restaurants, hipster bars, coffee shops and is one of the city’s cultural core doors. It’s a highly walkable neighborhood with Mediterranean markets, farmers markets, and corner shops.
College Park is located just north of the Interstate 4 and east-west expressway interchange and is home to several lakes such as Lake Silver, Lake Ivanhoe and Lake Concord as some of the larger ones. The Bridge Rail golf course is located towards the north and there are several parks, schools, churches, and of course, residential areas spread out along Edgewater Drive, which runs north and south directly to the middle of this neighborhood.
Home prices in College Park range from about $300,000-$900,000 on average with a wide range of styles, designs, and years they were built.
Schools and Amenities
Nearby schools include the Princeton elementary school, Cornerstone Academy, the Robert E Lee middle school, Edgewater high school, and the Cornerstone Charter Academy High School. The local high school and Princeton Elementary receive high marks by great schools.org.
Most of the modern conveniences and commerce are found along Edgewater Drive and Princeton Street, which creates a T right through the middle of the neighborhood. There are many shops, restaurants, markets and entertainment options and Interstate 4 is just a few minutes from just about anywhere in the neighborhood and the Orlando Science Center is just on the other side of the interstate as well as the Florida Hospital and other medical facilities.
You can see why this is an extremely popular neighborhood. With everything at your fingertips, moderately priced homes, and fantastic micro-neighborhoods, College Park just might be where your next home is waiting for you.
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