Park Lake / Highland, Orlando, FL

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Park Lake/Highland, an Eclectic Orlando Neighborhood

Just north of the lovely Lake Eola lies the Park Lake/Highland Orlando suburb. It’s easily distinguished as the neighborhood that borders the northwestern corner of North Mills Avenue and East Colonial Drive. With easy access to these major streets and Interstate 4, Park Lake/Highland homes are perfect for young professionals and millennials.

Park Lake/Highland is a very bike-friendly neighborhood, with the Orlando Urban Trail running right through the area. It takes only about 15 minutes to bike from Park Lake/Highland to Downtown Orlando. On the weekends, residents of Park Lake/Highland might be found spending the day at either Lake Highland or Park Lake.

Lake Highland Preparatory School has a massive 26-acre complex that sits just south of Lake Highland, with smaller campuses spread throughout the community. It was founded in 1970 and it’s known as one of the top academic schools in the area.

There are a number of great restaurants and bars in Park Lake/Highland. Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa is one of the most popular restaurants in this neighborhood – and for good reason. Their selection of brews and barbecue make this eclectic joint a must-try. While they have classic BBQ options, they also mix it up by adding tacos to the global-inspired menu.

The Hammered Lamb is a great spot for a night out with friends. Not only does their menu featured delectable brunch, lunch, and dinner options, but patrons also dabble in trivia, ping pong, and live music! They are known for their create-your-own bloody mary bar, where you can load up your libation with over 75 unique ingredients.

The Park Lake/Lake Highland neighborhood provides two business districts full of things to do and places to shop. The Ivanhoe Village Main Street District provides many shopping options, while the Mills 50 Main Street District provides all kinds of dining choices. Both districts offer something unique for residents to enjoy.

Park Lake/Highland Real Estate

Like most Orlando suburbs, Park Lake/Highland homes are in high demand. That said, it’s possible to find affordable housing in this eclectic neighborhood. The median home value is just over $200,000. While this is still higher than the national average, it’s much lower than other popular Orlando neighborhoods near the central business district. There is also the opportunity for new custom-built Park Lake/ Highland homes, some of which are right off of Park Lake.

Many young people opt for condos in the area, and the Park Lake Towers are extremely popular.  These make for a great investment for rental property as the area develops and more young people move in. The community features underground parking, a fitness center, pool and sauna.

From boutiques, eclectic bars, and restaurants, to community parks, there’s always something to do in Park Lake/Highland. Is this the right Orlando suburb for you? Contact us today for our expert opinion!

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