History

What is now the modern city of Orlando was once a crucial venue in the Seminole Wars during the early 19th century. Fort Gatlin was built in the site to protect settlers from Indians. It was not until 1840 that a community grew around the fort. This community was then called Jernigan until 1856 when it officially changed its name to Orlando. The town was officially incorporated in 1875.

The community was primarily known for its citrus industry, but the arrival of the 20th century transformed into a tourism “mecca.” As its economy further diversified, Orlando quickly grew into an innovation hub for the science and tech industries in Florida.

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The Community

Are you ready to find a home somewhere in Orlando? You might find the one that fits you in these neighborhoods

Four Seasons Private Residences

Located within Walt Disney World, this community provides services you can only get from an upscale resort. Complete with amenities designed to provide utmost comfort for its residents, Four Seasons Private Residences would be the right choice for homebuyers opting for high-quality services tailor-fitted to their needs. Homebuyers can choose from Venetian, Italianate or Spanish-style houses that reflect the community’s sophisticated personality.

Lake Nona

Want your children to grow up in a healthy environment? At Lake Nona, there exists a perfect blend between work and life. Carefully designed to be the ideal neighborhood for the modern middle-class hero, the community enables you to spend quality time with your family and lead a healthier professional lifestyle. Moreover, you have access to the best healthcare that Orlando has to offer, as well as the best schools and colleges. If you are up for it, you can find single-family homes in neighborhoods like Laureate Park or the gated community of Enclave at Villagewalk with its modest yet top-of-the-line homes.

Take your pick. But if you are still not sure where to stay, you can check our listings for the best Orlando homes for sale in these communities.

Things To Do

Leisure. Being 20 minutes away from Walt Disney World, you are provided an easy backdoor access to one of the world’s top theme parks. Aside from that, Orlando also has a large concentration of parks, playgrounds and everything in between. Your family won’t have a dull time looking for things to do around town. Fort starters, you can try out the mini-golf course at Pirate’s Cove.

Dining. Being a top urban center in the deep south, Orlando has already done a good job providing the best places to eat. The city is home to numerous dining establishments such as Norman’s Restaurant and Raglan Road Irish Pub where you can enjoy nice food that pairs well with a cold beverage.

Sports. Being the hometown of the NBA team Orlando Magic, the city is never in short supply of quality sports facilities and stadiums. A case in point is the Amway Center where major basketball games and concerts are held. There is also the Camping World Stadium, otherwise known as the Citrus Bowl where football fans have witnessed historic NFL games being played.

Nature. Take a scenic boat ride at the Winter Park, where you can get relish in pleasant sights of the surrounding communities and, more importantly, the lush greenery of the Orlando landscape. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, you can also go Alligator watching via airboat. Don’t get too close though!

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