Get to know…Waterford Lakes & Avalon Park

Major EmployerAvalon Park Group
Main AttractionWaterford Lakes Town Center
Public Schools3
Top SchoolWaterford Elementary School

Waterford Lakes and Avalon Park are both located in East Orlando, just south of the UCF area and the University of Central Florida campus. Like the UCF neighborhood, Waterford Lakes and Avalon Park are home to a diverse group of residents. Students, families, and professionals alike love how close Orlando, the UCF campus, corporate campuses, and business parks are to the area.  In fact, one of the main reasons people live here is to be close to work and school, without sacrificing comfort and quality of life. You can experience collegiate life to the fullest, work on developing your career, or raise a family. The area's eclecticism makes it a fun place to live, work, and go to school.


It may sound strange, but the area's main attraction is shopping. The neighborhood's center for entertainment is the Waterford Lakes Town Center, home to shops and popular retailers like Target, T.J. Max, and Best Buy. 

There's also a Regal Cinema 20 movie theater and IMAX in the Waterford Lakes Town Center for a nighttime movie excursions, and plenty of outdoor recreation for you to choose from including parks and golf courses. Avalon Park boasts 4 parks perfect for family gatherings, and a dog park for your furry friends. There are over 16 miles of trails throughout the area for you to explore. Who knows what you may discover while you're out and about!

Residents can also stop by the South Village Community Center to take a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna, and stay in shape at its state-of-the-art gym.

The center for art and culture in Waterford Lakes and Avalon Park is Downtown Avalon Park, which regularly holds events for the community like Latin festivals and Halloween Spooktaculars!


There are plenty of shopping options to be found in Waterford Lakes and Avalon Park.  No need to take a trip down to Orlando's malls and outlets, everything you need can be found at the Waterford Lakes Town Center.

Waterford Lakes Town Center is the area's hub for shopping and entertainment. Here you'll find dozens of stores and specialty shops, including popular retailers like Best Buy, American Eagle Outfitters, Gamestop, Bath & Body Works, Kay Jewelers, LOFT, Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, and any more!

Downtown Avalon Park offers a selection of smaller shops and boutiques where you can find one-of-a-kind items at EmbroidMe , or maybe grab a gift for someone special at the Avalon Park Jewelry. 


The two main dining hubs in this area are Waterford Lakes Town Center and Downtown Avalon Park. Between these two you'll be able to find just about any type of cuisine. 

Some of the restaurants located in the Waterford Lakes Town Center are franchises like California Pizza Kitchen, Red Lobster, Chick-fil-A, and Panera Bread. If you want to find a local eatery with a bit more charm and character, look no further than Downtown Avalon Park. Downtown Avalon Park serves up ambiance and delicious food, just steps away from shops and boutiques. 

While you're out perusing the shops, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Eastside Bistro and plan the rest of your day.

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