Winter Park

Living in Winter Park, FL

Winter Park is one of Central Florida’s most desirable places to live. Boutique stores, fine dining and year round events give Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park small town charm in a big city. Winter Park is a wonderful city which offers something for the whole family.

Home to Leu Gardens, Morse Museum, and annual art and craft fairs, fine arts and culture are easy access when in this beautiful city. Easy access to I-4 and two major hospitals, Winter Park Memorial Hospital & Florida Hospital Orlando.

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History of Winter Park, FL

Established in 1858 as Lakeview, what became Winter Park in 1881 was chartered just six years later and developed as a winter resort for wealthy Northerners. This tranquil haven for rest and relaxation has evolved into an urban Mecca for travelers and residents alike. Incorporated in 1925, this Orange County community three miles North of Orlando is an epitome of what can happen when everyone works together for the greater good of the community.

Population

Figures from the City of Winter Park show more than 28,486 residents as of 2015.

Zip Code

32789 – Search for homes in Winter Park

Median Income

$62,420, about $18,000 greater than 2015’s national average.

Notable City Ratings

Downtown Winter Park Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with eight buildings including Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College and The Winter Park Country Club Clubhouse, Central Florida’s second oldest golf club.

Rollins College, Florida’s oldest private college, ranked by U.S. News and World Report in a tie for the number one regional university in the South for 2016.

Awards

Winter Park is the recipient of more than 100 awards just since 2002, including recognition from Governor Jeb Bush, the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Government Finance Officers Association, and Florida League of Cities.

City Amenities

This culture committed to quality of life has notable collections of things to see and do in this oasis with a purpose. Experience a vibrant heartbeat of experiences at an unhurried pace:

  • Four museums and galleries
  • 75 small and large parks, many dedicated to specific sports or interactions with nature
  • Six institutions of higher learning
  • Upscale shopping and dining
  • Free, outdoor Wi-Fi access to the city’s Metro-Wireless network two hours a day
  • Art in Chambers houses the city’s collection and showcases works by local artists
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Park features a lake, fountain, community-built bridge set on 23 acres of sports and recreation facilities, and extra large playground.
  • Dinky Dock features a fishing pier and swimming, two docks, park benches, picnic tables, grills, a beach, two boat ramps and restrooms.
  • Mead Botanical Garden, part of one of the Great Florida Birding Trails, has unique features like an amphitheater, butterfly garden, boardwalk, and Geocaches.
  • Ward Park is dedicated for baseball/softball fields, soccer/multi-purpose fields, and a football-track stadium. Fitness and bike trails, asphalt walking path, little league complex, olympic-sized pool, and a modern, disabled accessible playground.

Major City Events

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival hosts over 250,000 visitors each year for fine art and music.

The 2016 Great Duck Derby will be February 27, featuring the famous rubber duck race.

The new Amtrak station is in a designated Quiet Zone, a set of standards established to minimize impact of noise once its new SunRail® commuter rail service begins.

Thanks to outstanding city planning, residents still feel at home when throngs of visitors gather for some of the city’s largest annual events. The right real estate broker can assist you in finding the perfect Winter Park home.

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Winter Park Real Estate for Sale

$34,000,000
For Sale
551 S Gulfview Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Land - Active
$30,000,000
For Sale
500 Hunter's Ridge Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Land - Active
$26,500,000
For Sale
6
Beds
6
Baths
19,300
Sq Ft
845 Longboat Club Road
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Single Family Home - Active
$25,000,000
For Sale
225 Tradesport Drive
Sanford, FL 32773
Land - Active
$21,000,000
For Sale
5020 Lemon Bay Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Land - Active
$19,900,000
For Sale
6
Beds
8
Baths
9,262
Sq Ft
6633 Gulf Of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Single Family Home - Active
$19,750,000
For Sale
14
Beds
12
Baths
23,919
Sq Ft
802 Druid Road S
Clearwater, FL 33756
Single Family Home - Active
$18,950,000
For Sale
9
Beds
13
Baths
20,240
Sq Ft
Address Withheld
Windermere, FL 34786
Single Family Home - Active
$18,000,000
For Sale
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,756
Sq Ft
9000 Hubbard Place
Orlando, FL 32819
Single Family Home - Pending
$17,000,000
For Sale
2655 Reed Ellis Road
Deltona, FL 32725
Land - Active
$16,950,000
For Sale
9
Beds
9
Baths
11,112
Sq Ft
7712 Sanderling Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
Single Family Home - Active
$16,200,000
For Sale
Barclay Ave
Spring Hill, FL 34609
Land - Active
$16,000,000
For Sale
0000 C-466a
Wildwood, FL 34785
Land - Pending
$16,000,000
For Sale
Pennsylvania Avenue
Sanford, FL 32773
Land - Active
$15,000,000
For Sale
7
Beds
9
Baths
13,519
Sq Ft
5536 Isleworth Country Club Drive
Windermere, FL 34786
Single Family Home - Active
$14,950,000
For Sale
1800 - 1858 Three Sisters Drive
Boca Grande, FL 33921
Land - Active
$14,950,000
For Sale
1792 Jose Gaspar Drive
Boca Grande, FL 33921
Land - Active
$14,750,000
For Sale
7
Beds
6
Baths
10,087
Sq Ft
5965 Gulf Of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Single Family Home - Active
$14,650,000
For Sale
7
Beds
6
Baths
4,800
Sq Ft
121 Gilchrist Avenue
Boca Grande, FL 33921
Single Family Home - Pending
$14,500,000
For Sale
5
Beds
6
Baths
10,125
Sq Ft
1160 N Casey Key Road
Osprey, FL 34229
Single Family Home - Active