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Colonialtown Encompasses a Historic District & Trendy Shopping & Dining Options
Colonialtown, Florida is an Orlando suburb located just northeast of the downtown area. The area is small, but due to its prime location, is a great place to hunker down as a professional or a family. In fact, homes in the area are fairly priced and hold a great charm. There’s plenty to do in and around the neighborhood and as a community bordered with lakes, your Orlando lifestyle is just a short drive away.
Colonialtown is probably most well-known for the very trendy Mills 50 District. It’s also home to the Antique District and Little Vietnam. Just minutes from Downtown Orlando, Colonialtown is also bordered by Park Lake/Higland, Lake Formosa, Rowena Gardens, and Audubon Park.
Colonialtown South, the area located south of Hillcrest Street and north of E Robinson Street, was designated a local Historic District in 2000. The neighborhood developed over six decades through a series of real estate booms and busts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The earliest subdivision was platted in the area in 1883.
Colonialtown Real Estate
Real estate in Colonialtown is extremely affordable. In fact, the median home price in the area is less than $200,000. This is great for first-time home buyers or those looking to downsize. It’s possible to find larger homes in the high $400,000s if you need a little more space for a large family. This area is great for young people, “Millennials”, if you will. It’s ranked #12 out of nearly 200 places for Millennials to live in Orlando.
There are a number of home options throughout the area as well. Whether you’re looking for a townhome, condo, or a classic home, you’ll certainly find something in Colonialtown.
Finding Your Dream Home in Colonialtown
Colonialtown is a charming community with brick, tree-lined streets and many bungalow homes. It was originally developed in the 1920s and development continued through the 1960s. Some newer replacement homes are also found within the neighborhood. Home prices in Colonialtown range from about $125K to more than $500K.
Most of the homes are Craftsman-style bungalows featuring open front porches. Some historic homes are also found throughout the neighborhood, along with many condominium buildings.
Contact Metro City Realty when buying property in Colonialtown or selling your Colonialtown home or condo. We can also help with leasing your rental property and specialize in Colonialtown property management.
Living and Working in Colonialtown
The commute from Colonialtown to Downtown Orlando is short and easy. Whether public transportation or a personal ride is your choice, there’s no need to stress about getting to work on time. Because of its close proximity, most Colonialtown residents work in the downtown area, but as new growth approaches, there’s more opportunity for work in the neighborhood.
Life in Colonialtown is exciting to say the least. As young people gather in the area, more growth and change comes as well. From new restaurants, bars, shops and real estate, it’s expected that Colonialtown will be one of Orlando’s up-and-coming neighborhoods in no time. The opportunity for an active lifestyle is one of the many reasons people end up in Orlando, and Colonialtown is the perfect place for it.
The food scene in Orlando is quickly making a name for itself across the country, and the Colonialtown neighborhood is no exception. With it being a Millennial hotspot, you’re sure to find some eclectic eats in the area. Try the popular Sticky Rice Laotian restaurant, located just off of Colonial Drive. Here, the chefs are serving up traditional Lao street food from a street-front counter. Or, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more classic, check out The Strand. This farm-to-table restaurant features New American dishes with only the freshest ingredients.
Located on the northern edge of Colonialtown is the Harry P Leu Gardens. This popular 50-acre botanical gardens features the most beautiful of local and exotic plants. There is also an interesting museum on site, but unfortunately is closed while it undergoes repairs from damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Regardless, the garden thrives among the lush greens that Orlando is known for. There’s no better way to spend a summer day than learning about nature and plants in the gardens.
A member-based organization including many local businesses owners, local government officials, and residents, the Mills 50 District is a unique urban area. It’s a Main Street America district full of local businesses, schools, and historic buildings. Some of the businesses you will find here include:
- Colonial Photo & Hobby Shop
- The Historic Cameo Theater
- Black Rooster Taqueria
- Dandelion Communitea Cafe
- Market at Mills 50
- and many more!
The district is full of local businesses, shops, and restaurants.
Another very popular area of Colonialtown is the Antique District. Found along Orange Avenue, this district includes a number of restaurants, bars, and antiques stores.
A unique and walk-able community, Colonialtown provides short commutes, easy access to public transportation, and plenty of big city amenities nearby. It’s a trendy area with plenty of local shops and restaurants in the Mills 50 and Antique Districts. Living in Colonialtown is very attractive for young professionals, families, and those looking for an upbeat lifestyle.
Colonialtown Homes For Sale & Orlando Real Estate
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