12 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Orlando in 2022

Check out our guide that highlights the best Orlando neighborhoods. Because Orlando is experiencing record growth, it has increased demand for new home communities throughout Central Florida. Once you learn more about each neighborhood, you will see that Orlando is so much more than a city full of theme parks!

Best Places to Live in Around Orlando

Take a look at some of the new home communities featured below in some of the best neighborhoods that the city has to offer. To give you an idea of what the cost of living is in each area, we have included the median home costs.

1) Historic Downtown Winter Garden

Winter Garden is a historical city with a lot of charm and fun activities and one of the best suburbs of Orlando because it’s thriving.

The West Orange Trail is a popular hiking trail in the area. This is a 22-mile, mix-use trail that’s ideal for walking, jogging, biking, and skating. It also connects residents to the downtown area, so getting around without a car is a breeze.

In addition, Winter Garden boasts several neighborhood parks. Veterans Memorial Park contains basketball courts, a picnic area with grills, softball fields, multipurpose fields, tennis courts, a volleyball court, and a playground. Newton Park features boating, fishing, and picnic areas.

Winter Garden Median Home Cost: $394,100

Related: Things to do in Winter Garden, Florida

2) Horizon West in Winter Garden

A master-planned community that has been described as ‘New Suburbanism”. A unique concept that connects 7 Walkable Villages each with qualities that attract the residents. Monthly scheduled events and 6 minutes from Walt Disney.

Winter Garden Median Home Cost: $394,100

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3) Sanford, FL

Sanford is a growing city just steps away from Lake Mary, FL. Known for its natural beauty. Any nature lover will enjoy the beauty of Lake Monroe and Lake Jesup, Historic Downtown brick lined streets, small businesses and close proximity to the beaches.

Sanford Median Home Cost: $253,200

4) Dr. Phillips, FL

A residential community close to Windermere, FL. A mix of beautiful estate homes, golf courses, shops, luxury spas, and fine dining “Restaurant Row” where you can find a mix of great restaurants, cigar bar,s and live music.

Dr. Phillips Median Home Cost: $397,600

5) Laureate Park in Lake Nona

The Lake Nona community engages everyone by holding quarterly events like their “movie night” for example, where residents just step outside their homes to enjoy.

As far as those people who enjoy a little outdoor time there is 40% green space with community parks and pools in every neighborhood. There are also 44 miles of planned trails crisscrossing throughout our Lake Nona neighborhoods.

Lake Nona is a Live•Work•Play Community. Known as Medical City or the Community of the future. Home to USTA National Campus, Lake Nona Life Project, Orlando Veterans Hospital, and Nemours Children Hospital. A mix of new home builders with a focus on contemporary and modern design.

Orlando Median Home Cost: $294,400

Related: Best Places to Hangout in Orlando for Adults

6) Randall Park in Lake Nona, FL

Randall Park is a featured community located close to Laureate Park. This neighborhood is focused on nature, technology, parks and the arts. In this area, you will see a mix of townhomes and single family residences.

Orlando Median Home Cost: $294,400

7) Clermont, FL

Clermont is one of the fastest-growing areas in Central Florida. It’s located west of Orlando and north of Walt Disney World and has a mix of existing and new communities.

Clermont Median Home Cost: $319,800

8) Apopka, FL

A fast-growing community and often referred to as the Indoor Foliage Capital of Florida based on the number of Greenhouse Nurseries. Many communities retain their original oak trees that blend well with existing communities.

Apopka Median Home Cost: $300,900

woman sitting in clear kayak while kayaking along Rock Springs in Apopka, Florida
Enjoy a kayaking adventure at Rock Springs in Apopka! Photo Credit

9) Davenport, FL

Davenport is a community of residential and vacation homes that are also growing in record numbers. It’s a quiet alternative compared to Orlando and some of the other suburbs, yet it’s still close to Walt Disney and hospitals.

There is something rather unique you can experience in Davenport, and that’s going on a hot air balloon ride. For more information, check out Bob’s Balloons!

Davenport Median Home Cost: $272,400

Related: The Best Florida Day Trips near Orlando

10) Celebration, FL

You may have heard about Celebration because it’s a master-planned community founded by the Walt Disney Company. Built by world-renowned architects that focused on Education, Technology, Community, and Health.

The walkable neighborhood features many restaurants and small parks. It’s also a short drive away from Walt Disney World!

In Celebration, you will find a mix of condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. The beautiful architectural designs include colonial, coastal, and classical to name a few.

Celebration Median Home Cost: $432,400

11) Ocoee, FL

Ocoee is a community built around nature that includes several lakes and parks. It’s close to major highways and hospitals so you have easy access to the city of Orlando and the amusement parks.

Ocoee Median Home Cost: $315,800

12) Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park is a trendy and modern neighborhood located just a few miles northeast of downtown Orlando. Lake Baldwin is a great recreational area with a dog park and running trail that circles the lake. The Village Center is a great place to check out some local restaurants and specialty shops.

sidewalk views of townhomes in Baldwin Park, Orlando

Moving to Central Florida?

Which one of these Orlando neighborhoods is catching your eye? Let me know in the comments below!

Looking to move to central Florida, and you don’t know where to start? Nicole Mickle, Relocation Specialist, is here to help. Nicole has extensive experience in the Orlando area and will assist you in navigating the available homes on the market to find one that is just right for you!

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