Get to know…MetroWest

MetroWest's location less than 25 minutes to Disney world and 20 minutes to Downtown Orlando make this planned community a popular choice for Orlando renters. Spread over 1,800 acres of land, MetroWest is a master-planned golf community that includes apartments, condos, and homes that was built to appeal to families who desire an established community atmosphere with the convenience of a great location. Take a quick drive down MetroWest Boulevard and you'll immediately feel the sense of community in MetroWest, with grown trees lining the main route, views of golf courses, and plenty of apartment options peppered throughout the community.

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Things to do in and Around Metrowest

MetroWest is a small community, but its central location in the heart of Orlando puts all of the area's best attractions and dining options within a 10-20 minute radius of your front door. Here are some highlights:

MetroWest Golf Club

For those renting an apartment in MetroWest, golf is one of the main attraction points. MetroWest Golf Club was voted the "Best Golf Course in Orlando" and has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being "Orlando's Best Golf Experience." The MetroWest Golf Club also hosts friendly-family events throughout the year, like the annual WinterFest event each December where the community rallies for some winter-themed fun and to collect toys for charity.

Theme Parks Galore

MetroWest is located only 10-20 minutes away from all of Orlando's best attractions including Universal Studios, Universal City Walk, and Islands of Adventure, and Walt Disney World. Many residents of MetroWest take advantage of the theme parks' annual passholder discounts so they can make the quick trip for some weekend fun at the parks.

Dining in Metrowest

One of our favorite Orlando restaurants is located in MetroWest, Teak Neighborhood Grill! The restaurant hosts an awesome brunch on the weekends with live music on the back patio. Don't tell them we told you, but the restaurant also offers a super secret burger menu to anyone who is "in the know," and asks for it. Shh!

There is no shortage of chain establishments like Starbucks, Chipotle, and Panda Express. However, if you're looking for a date night dinner option we'd suggest making a quick trip to I-Drive or Restaurant Row (Sand Lake Road) for a wider variety of options.

Shopping in MetroWest

Within MetroWest neighborhood limits, you'll find easy options for drug stores, groceries, and a few specialty stores. This neighborhood does not have a mall or any large shopping centers, but The Mall at Millenia (one of Central Florida's most luxury shopping malls) is located just 10 minutes away in the Millenia neighborhood. For more options, you can also shop 'til you drop at The Florida Mall (22 minutes away). The Florida Mall is our largest mall in Orlando, and it would be a challenge to name a store that is not on their directory. Are you an outlet shopper? The Orlando Premium Outlets are just 15 minutes away with a straight shot down Kirkman Road.

Apartments in MetroWest Orlando

Most apartments in MetroWest area are high-end, luxury apartments. However, there are a few more affordable options to choose from as well. The majority of apartments in MetroWest are best suited for families or professionals who are searching for a community atmosphere. One of the major selling points for apartments in MetroWest is the surrounding golf course, so renters who enjoy playing golf will be especially impressed by this area of Orlando.

Schools Serving the MetroWest Area

Schools serving MetroWest apartment residents include MetroWest Elementary School, Chain of Lakes Middle School, Gotha Middle School, and Olympia High School, which are all not far from most MetroWest apartments.

The Valencia College West Campus is also located in Metrowest, offering a variety of 2- and 4-year degrees that attract students to the Metrowest neighborhood. 

Business District of the MetroWest Area

The major employers and business neighbors within MetroWest include Wal-Mart, Publix, SunTrust, Walgreens, Hard Rock Café Corporate Headquarters, and Fairwinds Credit Union. Some apartment renters in MetroWest may also choose to commute to the business district of downtown Orlando, which is about 20 minutes away when taking I-4.

Traffic and Driving in MetroWest

MetroWest is located extremely close to I-4 and the East-West Expressway (408), allowing for quick access to two major roads in Orlando. MetroWest apartment renters will find that traffic in the actual community of MetroWest is never a problem, but traffic slows down on a daily basis during rush hours on I-4.

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