Get to know…Goldenrod

Population12,039
Major EmployerAdventist
Point of InterestWaterford Lakes Town Center
Main LYNX RouteLink 29

Goldenrod is located in Southeast Orlando and is home to many young professionals, college students, and families.

The diverse atmosphere and people make Goldenrod a unique area of Orlando not unlike that of the UCF area or Winter Park. It's proximity to the University of Central Florida, Full Sail University, Valencia Community College, The Quadrangle, and the Central Florida Research Park make Goldenrod convenient to work and school without being too far away from Orlando's entertainment and attractions. 

If you need to commute into Orlando's metropolitan areas, Goldenrod is next to the East-West Expressway, known to locals as simply "The 408."  While you may have to pay a few tolls, it will quickly take you east into the UCF area or west to Downtown.  SR 471 also runs south to north through Goldenrod.  Residents will find a quick commute south to the Orlando International Airport.  Northern destinations like Lake Mary and Sanford are roughly 25 to 30 minutes, but it's a relatively straight shot. 

Attractions 

Waterford Lakes Town Center is just to the east of the Goldenrod area. With over 100 specialty shops, a variety of restaurants, and ongoing entertainment in a park-like, open-air environment. There is also Waterford Lakes Stadium 20, a Regal Cinema movie and IMAX theatre located in Waterford Lakes Town Center.

Additionally, there are lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as parks and golf courses like the Rio Pinar Country Club. Goldenrod is less than an hour from Cocoa Beach, making it a great place to call home for beachgoers looking for a convenient day (or weekend) get-a-way. 

Shopping 

Not far from the University of Central Florida campus, the Waterford Lakes Town Center is an outdoor mall close is home to popular retailers, such as, Target, T.J. Max, and Best Buy. 

If you're looking for a larger selection of retailers, you'll need to head outside of Goldenrod to find malls with tons of stores and shopping options. Luckily, Goldenrod is close to the Florida East-West Expressway (SR 408), which can take you west into Orlando where you can jump on I-4 to get to the Mall at Millenia and the Orlando Premium Outlets. 

Dining

Most of Goldenrod's restaurants take the form of fast food and national chains, over a dozen of which surround the Waterford Lakes Town Center. A few of the restaurants you can find in this area are California Pizza Kitchen, Red Lobster, Friendly Confines Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, and Panera Bread.

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