The city of Winter Park is located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando and renters can find several cheap Orlando apartments and luxury units scattered throughout the downtown area and smaller neighborhoods. Winter Park boasts several upscale areas, lush landscaping and a small-town community feel outside of the business district.
The area caters to college students, families, singles and working professionals, and renters can find several types of apartment homes located a short walk or drive from area museums, shopping and parks. Here’s a brief guide to Orlando apartments for rent in Winter Park, Florida:
Orlando Apartments for Rent in Winter Park
Many apartments in Winter Park are located around Rollins College, a private college located near Lake Virginia and the Park Avenue shopping and dining district. College students can find several affordable apartments within a short walk to campus, and the more luxurious apartments are located parallel to Winter Park Village and Park Avenue. Many luxury units are located around Designers Row, Hannibal Square and within a short drive from the Howell Branch Preserve.
More affordable apartments in this area are located within a ten-mile radius of Winter Park Village and Winter Park’s Central Park. These apartment homes offer basic amenities and services, and most do have outdoor pools and onsite fitness centers. As of 2010, the average cost of a standard apartment home outside of the upscale district ranges from $700 to $900+ depending on the complex and the number of bedrooms.
Working professionals and apartment dwellers looking for more upscale living amenities will find several luxury apartment complexes and independently-owned units around Park Avenue and Central Park. Most are pet-friendly units, and as of 2010, the average cost for a luxury apartment ranges from $900 to $1,200+ depending on the number of bedrooms.
Neighborhoods in Winter Park for Renters
Many neighborhoods are clustered around the major parks in the city, including Mead Garden, Azalea Lane, Central Park, Cady Way and Lake Island Park. The majority of Winter Park apartments are located in the following neighborhoods:
– Chateaux du Lac
– College Quarter
– Orwin Manor
– Hannibal Square
– Northwood Circle
– Park Grove
– The Plymouth
Popular Activities for Residents of Winter Park Apartments
The Winter Park Farmer’s Market is a popular activity for local residents, and the Winter Park Country Club has become a popular event destination and wedding site. The club is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other popular local events include the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, the Florida Film Festival and the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival.
Residents of Winter Park also enjoy easy access to wealth of upscale restaurants, cafes, bistros, boutiques and shopping on Park Avenue. Local attractions include the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens with its indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, the Cornell Fine Arts Center Museum and the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum.