Union Park is a small community in Orange County just outside of downtown Orlando. It still part of the Orlando Kissimmee Metro area and home to about 11,000 residents. It’s just southwest of the University of Central Florida.
Union Park sits just east of Highway 417 south of River Oaks Landing, north of Highway 408, and borders Rouse Road on the east and Dean Road on the west. it has a total area of about 3 mi.², most of it is land.
Homes and Real Estate in Union Park
There are plenty of residential neighborhoods within the larger Union Park community. Micro neighborhoods include:
- Royal Estates
- River Park
- Union Park Estates
- Anderson Village
- Flowers Pointe
- Cove or Woods
- Dean Acres
- River Crest
- Heron Cove
- Tindaro Pine Estates
- Park Manor Estates
- Sky Acres
Home prices are really all over the board in Union Park starting at less than $200,000, up to $1 million, but the average is around $250,000. There are some larger estates on larger lots that can run close to $1 million but it’s pretty rare in Union Park.
Colonial Drive or Highway 50 runs east and west through the center of Union Park and sort of divides the community into newer homes and more older homes. Those south of Highway 50 were built between the 1960s and 1980s, where a lot of homes north of Colonial Drive (Highway 50) were built in the 1990s to 2000.
Because of the larger community, there are several schools assigned to Union Park. However, they’re all part of the Orange County public school district. Possible schools include the Riverdale, Lawton Chiles or Union Park Elementary, the Union Park middle or Legacy Middle school, and the University high school. Elementary schools are pretty much the only school to split up the zones within this community but all students typically attend the University high school.
There are several parks in Union Park including Downy Park, one of the largest surrounding Lake Downy. This park has sports fields, walking trails around the lake, a dog park, playgrounds, and a skate park. In the northwest quadrant is a Blanchard Park, a small park surrounding a small pond just off of Dean Road. It provides access to the Jay Blanchard Trail and the Little Econ Greenway Trail.
Most amenities are found on East Colonial Drive including the Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center. Shops, restaurants, markets, and more are located on East Colonial Drive and most residential neighborhoods are no more than five minutes to all of these activities.
Downtown Orlando is about 10 minutes and the Orlando International Airport is about 20 minutes south via either Highway 552 or the tollways.
Why Union Park?
People choose Union Park for its affordability, community-based activities, and its overall vibe. According to the website niche.com, Union Park receives a B+ for public schools, housing, family life, nightlife, and low crime. They also get an A+ for diversity. Although we are close to many downtown Orlando activities, Union Park remained small at around 10,000 residents. The median home value is about $180,000 with the median rent of about 13,000. 56% of residents own their own homes and Union Park just has a suburban feel about it.
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