Guide to College Park
College Park is located within Orange County, Orlando, Florida and has an estimated population of over 18,000 residents. Originally established by settlers in the 1800s, this community has blossomed over the years into one of the most desirable places to live in Orlando. College Park has something for everyone, excellent schools, lovely parks, and a variety of entertainment. This community is perfect for families or professionals to call home.
College Park was dubbed from the streets within its community that were named after prominent institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. It is near to downtown and at the intersection of Edgewater and Princeton, is one of the most sought-after areas to live due to its options of shopping, dining, and nightlife. The neighborhood itself has an array of bungalow-lined streets, while Edgewater allows for more commercial demands.
College Park also has a few serene park options if you are in the mood for something more tranquil and a few superb lakes to enjoy. Albert Park is a top spot to grab lunch and Loch Haven Park showcases culture at its finest at both the Orlando Science Center and the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Lake Ivanhoe and Lake Adair have some of the best walking paths, as well as playgrounds for children to enjoy.
A few other top choices for dining include Les Petit Pleasures, a small French bakery within College Park, or Graffiti Junktion known for their specialty burgers. There are also exclusive shops such as Beachcomber’s Bazaar and Dechoes Resale and if you are in the mood for a drink, indulge at Ollie’s Public House or at Paxia Alta Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Lounge.
Families have great public and private school options for their children, namely the Lake Highland Preparatory School, Edgewater High School or St. Vincent’s Academy. You can also enjoy a game of baseball at Mathew’s Park, or unwind with a swim at the College Park Community Center & Pool!
College Park is the perfect family-friendly neighborhood conveniently located near everything you need. With its long, scenic brick streets with towering oak trees, snug bungalows, and lakefront lots, along with the mouthwatering cuisine, top educational choices, shopping, and various forms of entertainment, how could you ever bear to leave?
- Princeton Elementary School A+
- Orlando Junior Academy A+
- College Park Middle School A+
- Edgewater High School A+
- Albert Park
- Lock Haven Park
- Orlando Science Center
- Les Petit Pleasures
- Ollie's Public House
- Dechoes Resale
- Orlando Shakespeare Theater
- The Great Escape Room