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Winter Park is the City of Gracious Living
Winter Park, Florida, known as the “City of Gracious Living,” boasts all the charm you might hope for. Unlike the name might suggest, the area doesn’t really experience much in the way of “winter weather,” but its nickname surely does it justice. Winter Park homes for sale attract families, couples, or single working folk alike. The art scene has no competition and the healthy Floridian lifestyle runs through the neighborhood’s many parks.
Winter Park features a very beautiful downtown area with plenty of restaurants, museums, and shops. The tree-covered cobblestone streets and popular parks make it a very desirable area in Central Florida. Central Park is the most popular of the parks with plenty of outdoor activities for residents to enjoy along the trendy Park Avenue.
Winter Park is ranked #5 out of 409 of the best suburbs to live in all of Florida. It’s great for raising a family and the public schools are well regarded. The vast numbers of parks create a spacious living environment and nearby colleges encourage students of any grade level to pursue a great Florida education.
The area is also a great suburb for working professionals with jobs based in and around Orlando since commute times aren’t overwhelming. City nightlife is close by, but there are enough things to do in the neighborhood that it’s not necessary to travel outside of the area.
The art scene in Winter Park is incomparable to much of the surrounding area. The list of attractions in the area contains museums like the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the Winter Park Historical Museum. There are a total of nine museums and art galleries in the area, complimented by the 32 that can be found nearby in Orlando.
Orlando and its surrounding areas – like Winter Park – are known for being a melting pot of cultures. Combine that fact with the close proximity to the ocean and there are sure to be some delectable eateries nearby. Winter Park Fish Company combines a Floridian culture with the freshness the coast has to offer. It gives residents an impeccable dining experience. The menu varies from pink shrimp tacos to raw oysters on the half shell. You can even have your favorites delivered to your beautiful Winter Park home.
Winter Park is a nature lover’s paradise. The neighborhood features over 70 different parks, some of which contain access to the Winter Park chain of lakes. Lake Baldwin Park sits at the northern edge of Lake Baldwin. It’s a great space to take family, friends, and Fido. In the 23-acre park, dogs are allowed to be off-leash to run through the water, a tolerance most city parks don’t allow. Pack up the whole family for a picnic on the beach or launch your boat off the dock for a day in the water.
Park Avenue is the most popular stretch of shops, restaurants, and entertainment found in Winter Park. More than 100 shops are found within 10 blocks, with all kinds of unique boutiques. The area also features many sidewalk cafes, hidden courtyards, and Central Park.
Along with Park Avenue, many other shopping and dining options are found throughout the Winter Park Village area. Residents also enjoy easy access to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world.
Winter Park is well known for the many events held throughout the year, as well. From the Sidewalk Art Festival to the Exotic Car Show, many events provide plenty of fun throughout the year.
Rollins College is found on the shores of Lake Virginia in Winter Park. It’s the oldest institution of higher education found in Florida and one of the top-rated private liberal arts colleges in the entire country. The college is also home to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the Bach Festival Choir.
Winter Park Real Estate
The area’s close proximity – only about seven miles – to Downtown Orlando makes it one of Florida’s most desirable neighborhoods. Winter Park homes for sale range from the most affordable in the $100,000s to multi-million dollar luxury estates. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll likely find it in Winter Park.
The variety of outdoor spaces makes Winter Park real estate a great investment. Lake Virginia sits at the heart of the region and provides great opportunity for waterfront living – something most Floridians dream of.
From large homes found on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes to smaller homes providing a convenient location, there’s a little bit of everything in Winter Park. The 32789 and 32792 zip codes are known as the most desirable in Winter Park, along with the Windsong community.
The 32789 zip code covers a large area of Winter Park with many homes found throughout. Homes throughout this zip code are known as some of the most desirable with many that are waterfront. They sell for an average home price of about $375K.
The 32792 zip code found in Winter Park provides more affordable homes. The average home price throughout this area is only $116K. However, some of the waterfront homes and larger luxury homes can go for more than $1 million.
Found in the center of Winter Park, the Windsong community circles Lake Mizell with access to both Lake Berry and Lake Virgina. Within the community, residents enjoy two community swimming pools, a beautiful clubhouse, and private boat docks to avoid the crowds.
This particular portion of Winter Park also has quite a charming history. The area was established after Charles Hosmer Morse – a Winter Park icon remembered by the Morse Museum – built the Windsong estate in 1904. A bell was hung from one of the trees outside and after all the neighbors followed suit, chimes and bells sung through the area, giving the charming community its name. It’s also very close to the famous Park Avenue found in Winter Park’s downtown area.
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