Real Estate listings in College Park, Orlando, FL
About College Park Homes For Sale & Orlando Real Estate
College Park is Urban Living With a Small Town Feel
College Park is another one of Orlando’s “Park” neighborhoods with enough character to surprise anyone. The neighborhood’s name fits in perfectly; in fact, even the streets comply with the theme. Street names derive from different collegiate relations like University Drive, Harvard Street, and Yale Street. Despite its name though, the neighborhood does not feature any colleges or universities within its boundaries, but it’s definitely not lacking anything else!
College Park provides everything you need nearby. Local small businesses, shops, eateries, art venues, boutiques and more line Edgewater Drive, College Park’s main thoroughfare. Long brick streets, lakes, and huge oak trees make this a quiet residential community full of charm. The cozy feel may remind you of a small town, but big city amenities are just minutes away.
College Park Real Estate
While there are definitely perks to many suburban neighborhoods in Orlando, College Park is likely the most desirable. The character throughout the city is incomparable to many other cities. Because of this, houses in the area are little pricier. The median sale price is $389,500. That said, there are some homes that are less expensive if your budget isn’t quite that steep. College Park also has some of the most beautiful waterfront homes in the area.
One of the popular communities in College Park is on the historical Dubsdread Golf Course. Designed in 1924, it’s the oldest public golf course in the Orlando area and the history is something residents are proud of. The entire course and its amenities were beautifully renovated in 2008 to create a space that all of Orlando’s residents would look forward to visiting.
If waterfront living is more intriguing to you than a golf lifestyle (not that you have to choose in Florida), there are seven different lakes in the College Park area that feature lakefront homes and you can search for them here. Both Lake Fairview and Little Lake Fairview offer beautiful lakefront estates and both are popular for boating, fishing, and a variety of other water sports and activities.
Finding Your Dream Home in College Park
College Park homes for sale range from small bungalows to large lakefront estates and range in price from just under $200,000 to more than $3 million. Many homes were built in the 1920s, while some replacement homes have popped up more recently.
A recent renaissance has made the College Park area very popular for home buyers. With new restaurants opening, trendy boutiques found on Edgewater Drive, and plenty of parks throughout, the neighborhood attracts many people looking to buy a home in Orlando. It’s one of the most popular neighborhoods in Orlando, and the location provides easy access to Downtown, Winter Park, and Baldwin Park.
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Living and Working in College Park
The nearby city makes College Park a perfect area for those who work in the Downtown Orlando area. The commute is very manageable, and most residents won’t have to drive more than 5 to 15 minutes in rush-hour traffic to the downtown area. There is also plenty of opportunity for work within the area as well. It’s one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city and as it continues to grow, so does the economy.
As a parent, the stress of the home search can become overwhelming with the thought of school systems. That said, in College Park, parents don’t need to worry about a great education. The public schools in the neighborhood are very well regarded and there are options for private academies as well.
For individuals and families looking for art and diversity, College Park is a wonderful place to live. The local art scene is thriving, which attracts people from all over the world to the area.
One thing that’s extremely prevalent in College Park is the outdoor lifestyle. With some of the most beautiful lakes in Orlando, there’s no doubt a family would love the area. Most of the park areas boast beautiful biking and walking trails. Loch Haven Park is nearby and features 45 acres of space. There are three lakes within its boundaries, two theaters, and a variety of museums and attractions. This park brings in people from not only all over the Orlando area but it’s an attraction four national tourists as well.
Because of College Park’s convenient location, just about any type of activity is possible. Downtown Orlando is just a quick 3-mile drive away, which gives residents easy access to all the city’s amenities. That said, there’s no need to even travel outside of the neighborhood for some entertainment. From lakes, to restaurants and bars, there’s no worry lack of things to do in College Park.
Quaint shops, local restaurants and special events decorate “Main Street” in College Park. The charming area is actually around the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Princeton Street, but because of its allure and popularity, residents refer to it as “Main Street.” Trevi Pasta is one of the area’s best Italian restaurants. The chef, Angelo Falcone, crafts homemade pastas and sauces for an authentic dining experience.
Residents find plenty of things to do throughout the College Park neighborhood. From visiting the Orlando Science Center to enjoying one of the beautiful parks, such as Loch Haven Park or Albert Park, there’s plenty to do here. Loch Haven Park is actually the home to the Orlando Science Center, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and the Mennello Museum of American Art.
This charming neighborhood is also home to many top night-time spots including Ollie’s Public House. Whether you prefer to spend time out with friends at night or you enjoy daytime fun outdoors, you’ll find it in College Park.
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