Downtown Orlando | Lake Eola

Want to be in the center of everything and be close to where you work and play? Then Downtown Orlando might be right for you. Downtown Orlando is the economic heart of Central Florida. It is home to residential and commercial towers, local and state government offices, sports facilities, performing arts theaters, art galleries, a movie theater, retail shops, nightclubs, and beautiful parks.

Downtown is removed from the tourist areas located in the southern half of the city; but does draw a significant number of visitors seeking to experience the “Real Orlando”. It is also the location of numerous festivals, plays, parades, political demonstrations, and other high-profile events year-round.

Downtown Orlando Neighborhoods

Uptown North Orange

Uptown North Orange is a unique and identifiable community that mixes medium to high intensity office and employment uses with residential uses to create a self-sustaining neighborhood.

Eola Heights

Eola Heights is a historic neighborhood located within the heart of Downtown Orlando.  Shady, tree-lined streets cover this residential area just blocks from Lake Eola Park and the hub of Downtown.

Thornton Park

If you’re looking to unwind you can find real relief in the brick-lined streets of Thornton Park, the City’s most stylish district. Just east of Lake Eola in Downtown’s green heart, the residential neighborhood is home to street after street of oak-shaded bungalows.

South Eola District

Whether you’re looking for a unique shopping, dining or entertainment experience – or a little of all three – The South Eola District has it all.  With Lake Eola Park at its center the South Eola District is home to numerous events.

Lake Cherokee Historic District

Designated in 1981, Lake Cherokee Historic District contains approximately 160 historic structures, primarily residences dating back to 1870’s.  General boundaries are East-West Expressway on the north, Orange Avenue on the west, Cherokee Drive and Gore Street on the south and Summerlin Avenue on the east.  This area is primarily residential.

Holden / Parramore

The Parramore Heritage Community is a diverse area of residential neighborhoods, businesses and industry west of the Downtown Orlando core.  Parramore is the historic home of Orlando’s African-American community, and it is on the cusp of a new surge of growth as a diverse and vibrant Downtown area.

Central Business District

The business core of Downtown Orlando, the Central Business District consists of theaters, galleries, museums and parks connected by public transit and accentuated by art and cultural elements that attract people of all ages. The Central Business District’s thriving retail and office market serve to foster daytime commerce, while entertainment and sporting events are ongoing and evenings are filled with dining and culture that help to illuminate the nighttime atmosphere.