Get to know…Conway

Population13,467
Main DrawClose to Downtown
Major EmployerOrlando International Airport
Major LYNX Route51
Public Schools3

The Conway area southeast of Orlando is a quiet and convenient place to call home outside of the city. This neighborhood feels far away from Orlando's bustling city life and tourist areas and offers a cozy environment to work and play without sacrificing Orlando's popular attractions. 

Conway is bordered on all sides by major highway like the East-West Expressway (known to locals as "The 408"), Interstate 4, SR 417, and SR 528. State Road 528, a.k.a. the Beachline Expressway, offers Conway residents a straight shot to Florida's sandy Atlantic Coast beaches.

Conway doesn't have much in the way of a local business scene, so most residents commute to other suburbs of metropolitan Orlando for work like Downtown Orlando and Lake Nona. Conway's residents will tell you that this is part of the neighborhood's charm. You have the luxury of being a short drive from major businesses without being in the middle of it all.

Despite being characterized by its closeness to major thoroughfares, traffic in Conway (and Southeast Orlando in general) is usually tame. You'll have easy access to all points of the greater Orlando area. 

Attractions 

Central Florida is popular for its abundance of lakes, but none are more clear than the Conway Chain of Lakes. All together, these pristine lakes offer 1,800 acres of crystal clear water and excellent bass fishing.

Living in Conway, you're only about ten minutes from Downtown Orlando where you'll be able to enjoy Orlando's revamped city-life such as museums and peaceful parks.

Conway also has a few parks of its own, including Lake Underhill Park and the Fort Gatlin Recreation Center.

Shopping

While most shopping within Conway is limited to strip-mall type shopping centers, there are a variety of shopping options further north in the city of Orlando. The Orlando Fashion Square Mall is a few blocks off of SR 408 and features several department stores like Sears and JCPenney. 

A 20-minute drive away is the Mall at Millenia, featuring high-end luxury stores and department stores like Bloomingdales and Macy's. The Mall at Millenia area also has several outlying stores like West Elm and IKEA.

Conway is a 10-minute drive from Downtown Orlando, where you can peruse small shops and boutiques. 

Dining

Conway's dining scene isn't as expansive as that of Orlando's metropolitan areas, but it's hardly dead. Looking for a sweet treat? Since 1971, Charlie's Gourmet Pastries located in the Dover Springs Shopping Center has been tempting taste buds with cakes, cookies, and homemade pastries.

You'll also be able to take advantage of the over 20 restaurants and dining options in the Waterford Lakes Shopping Center area such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle Mexican Grill. 

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