Winter Park is located just outside of Northeast Orlando, close to downtown. There is much to do in the scenic, historic city, which is home to museums and gardens, as well as plentiful shopping and dining opportunities. The main thoroughfare, Park Avenue, is nestled in the heart of downtown Winter Park, with a beautiful two-block city park on the west side, and extensive shopping and dining on the east side, and is very close to Rollins College and surrounding apartments.
Winter Park Apartments
Apartments in Winter Park, Florida range from affordable living to highly sophisticated. The spacious layout and diverse atmosphere of Winter Park caters to families and students, as well as young professionals looking to rent apartments in Winter Park, as it is close to downtown. Lakefront apartments in Winter Park are numerous and widespread. Apartments in Winter Park located near Park Avenue are ideal for students attending Rollins College, since the Avenue dead ends into the college. A decent amount of nightlife can be found in Winter Park, closer to the Park Avenue and Fairbanks areas, but there are also apartments in Winter Park that are located in quieter areas more accustomed to families and those who would prefer a more peaceful environment.
Things to do in Winter Park
Places of interest in Winter Park include the Howell Branch Nature Preserve and Park, Leu Gardens, Mead Gardens, The Morse Museum of American Art, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculptural Gardens. Winter Park is home to three challenging golf courses, Interlachen Country Club and Golf Course, The Winter Park Municipal Golf Club and the Winter Pines Golf Course and Club. The chain of lakes in Winter Park is popular for boating, water sports, fishing, and swimming. The yearly Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is an attraction that draws large crowds and is nationally known. There is also a weekly Farmer’s Market held at the old train depot near Park Avenue every Saturday morning, just steps away from nearby apartments.
Schools serving Winter Park
There are plenty of schools located in close proximity to most homes and apartments in Winter Park, Florida. Schools located in Winter Park include Rollins College (a private liberal arts college), Full Sail University, which focuses on entertainment, media and arts degrees, Winter Park High School, Lake Howell High School, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, Trinity Preparatory School, Covenant Christian School, The Geneva School, Glenridge Middle School, Lakemont Elementary, Brookshire Elementary, Killarney Elementary, Aloma Elementary, Tuskawilla Middle, and Eastbrook Elementary. There are also many part-time and full-time preschools offered through the local churches.
Business Community of Winter Park
The business district of Winter Park, Florida is widespread. Many offices are located on Fairbanks and on or near Park Avenue. In addition to the plethora of specialty boutiques, gift shops and clothing retailers along the Avenue and side streets, there are many service providers such as doctors, dentists, accountants, lawyers, dry cleaners, shipping services, interior decorators, banks, coffee shops , hardware stores and beauty salons, most within easy walking distance from many of the apartments scattered throughout Winter Park.
Shopping in Winter Park
Shopping in Winter Park is not in short supply. Park Avenue is lined with upscale boutiques selling fine jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, gifts, wine, cosmetics, art, as well as some retro and earthy shops. The Winter Park Village is also a good place to find a diverse range of modern shops, as well as an upscale movie theater, restaurants and upscale living in the apartments above the retail shops.
Traffic and Driving in Winter Park
Major intersections of Winter Park are at 17-92/Orange Avenue and Fairbanks, Aloma and Lakemont, and Lee Road and 17-92. Traffic in Winter Park is never too much of an issue when it comes to getting around in a timely manner, however Fairbanks and Orange Avenue can become somewhat congested during weekday rush hours. The occasional train crossing may cause you a few minutes delay, but it is not too often that this happens. Winter Park conveniently has more park space per capita than any other city in Florida, which makes it easy to find a quick spot outside apartments if there is no parking garage.
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