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Downtown Living


Downtown Orlando is a vibrant and historic urban neighborhood with easy access to cultural arts venues, shopping, entertainment, major attractions and a thriving business district. Orlando has recently received national recognition from Forbes magazine who ranks Metro Orlando fourth on their annual list of “Most Wired Cities.” and Fast Company magazine ranked Orlando a fast city full of innovation.

Currently, Downtown Orlando is experiencing a historic cultural arts-and-entertainment renaissance through the development and construction of three state-of-the-art community venues, the new Amway Center, home to the Eastern Conference Champions Orlando Magic calls home, a world-class performing arts center & an upgraded Florida Citrus Bowl.

Downtown Orlando Neighborhoods 

Thornton Park
Unwind in the City’s most stylish district. This residential neighborhood is home to street after street of oak-shaded bungalows.

College Park
One of Orlando’s best kept secrets. Eclectic boutiques, restaurants, bars & wine shops plus beautiful homes surrounded by lakes and parks.

Eola Heights
Historic neighborhood located in the Heart of downtown. Shady, tree- lined brick streets just blocks from Lake Eola and downtown.

Central Business District
High and mid-rise condos, theaters, galleries, museums and parks connected by public transit & accentuated by art and cultural elements.

Lake Cherokee Historic District
Designated in 1981 and home to over 160 historic structures, primarily residences, this charming downtown neighborhood is highly sought-after.

Uptown North Orange
Unique, identifiable community mixing medium to high intensity office space with residential uses, creating a self-sustaining neighborhood.

Lake Lancaster/ Delaney Park
South of downtown Orlando, defined by historic designation, lakes, public parks, gracious mature landscaping and luxury homes.

South Eola District
Unique shopping, dining and entertainment with Lake Eola Park serving as the cultural centerpiece.

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Orlando is most known as the home of internationally recognized attractions like Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. But with more than 50 area arts and cultural organizations, dozens of museums, close to 100 attractions and thousands of restaurants, Orlando offers up so much more; a cultural mecca of festivals, attractions, seasonal and cultural events, professional sports, recreation, dining and shopping.

Local Arts & Culture
• Downtown Arts District
• Downtown Concert Series
• United Arts of Central Florida
• Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
• Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
• Central Florida Ballet
• Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance
• Cornell Fine Arts Museum/Rollins College
• Crealde School of Art
• Florida Film Festival
• Florida Symphony Orchestra
• Florida Theatrical Association
• Improv Comedy Group
• Maitland Art Center
• Morse Museum of American Art
• Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
• Orange County Regional History Center
• Orlando Ballet
• Orlando Broadway Series (Broadway Across America)
• Orlando Fringe Festival
• Orlando Museum of Art
• Orlando Opera
• Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
• Orlando Youth Theatre
• Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival
• SAK Comedy Lab
• UCF Conservatory Theatre

Top-Rated Festivals
• Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
• Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
• Concours d’Elegance
• Mount Dora Arts Festival
• Orlando Fiesta in the Park
• Central Florida Fair
• Zora Neale Hurston Festival
• Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival
• Plant City Strawberry Festival
• Ron Jon’s Easter Surfing Festival

World Famous Attractions
• Walt Disney World Theme Parks
• Downtown Disney Entertainment District
• Universal Studios Theme Parks
• SeaWorld / Aquatica
• Cirque du Soleil—La Nouba
• Blue Man Group at Universal Studios
• Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios
• International Drive Entertainment District
• Orlando Science Center
• Kennedy Space Center
• Daytona International Speedway
• Wet ‘n Wild
• Silver Springs
• Gatorland
• Central Florida Zoo
• Brevard Zoo 

Seasonal Events
• Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
• Mardi Gras at Universal Studios
• EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
• EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
• ICE at Gaylord Palms
• Red, Hot & Boom
• Silver Spurs Rodeo
• Daytona Speedweek
• Daytona Bike Week

• NBA Orlando Magic
• Nationally Ranked UCF Knights Football
• UCF Basketball and Baseball
• MLB Spring Training (Braves & Astros)
• Walt Disney World Wide World of Sports
• Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
• Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World
• Tavistock Cup Golf Tournament

Orlando is one of America’s most dynamic “small” cities and there is so much to do that you will never get bored. With an ever present local community feel with all the features and attractions of a large city, it’s easy to see why so many people call Orlando home.