Guide to Maitland
Maitland is within Orange County and 6 miles north of Orlando. It is one of the more established municipalities in Central Florida. The town was named after Fort Maitland, which was built in 1838 on the western shore of Lake Fumecheliga/Maitland. Subsequently, the area was put into massive citrus production after the Civil War and is now known as a suburb of Orlando.
Neighborhoods found in Maitland are a blend of both urban and peaceful environments. Some areas feature lakes and forested areas, while others are a bit more metropolitan. Houses found in Maitland are typically single-family, starter homes, townhomes and more. In Maitland, you would find a community of families, professionals, retirees, and even first-time home buyers. You will always find homes in Maitland that combine affordability, value, and prime location, which are optimum for home buyers in the Orlando market.
Maitland provides a commute that is close enough to Orlando and Kissimmee and offers a large business center known as the Maitland Center. Some of Maitland’s top employers include the Charles Schwab Corporation, Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions, Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q and many more.
You can find a variety of parks, trails, lakes, and public spaces in Maitland. Lake Lilly Park and the Maitland Community Park are some of the top choices for outdoor recreation. If you are a lover of fishing, bird watching, canoeing, cycling or any other outdoor activity, Maitland has it. However, apart from outdoor activities, Maitland has a large collection of theaters, museums, and cultural attractions. The Maitland Historical Museum and Enzian Theater are two (2) of its top attractions. The Maitland Art Center is also another top contender that many residents and visitors enjoy.
Some other attractions in Maitland include the William H. Waterhouse House as well as the Maitland Telephone Museum. A neat fun fact is that the William H. Waterhouse House is found on the National Register of Historic Places. You will also find the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, which is a multi-purpose sports and recreation facility. Inside the facility is an ice den with one NHL sized ice rink and one Olympic sized ice rink. There are also several programs offered at the Sportsplex, including hockey programs such as the Orlando Youth Hockey Association and the University of Central Florida Hockey Club.
Apart from its convenient location, many activities and attractions, Maitland is an amazing suburb offering boundless possibilities for people of all ages. Come check out this remarkable community yourself, you will not regret it!
- Dommerich Elementary School A+
- Maitland Middle School A+
- Maitland Montessori School A+
- Maitland Historical Museum
- Maitland Art Center
- Luke's Kitchen and Bar
- Howell Branch Nature Preserve
- Maitland Rotary Art Festival
- Maitland Farmer's Market
- The Winter Garden Heritage Museum
- Lake Apopka
- Horseback Riding
- West Orange Trail
- Central Florida Railroad Museum of Winter Garden
- Tupperware Confidence Museum
- Jack Kerouac House
- Museum of Osteology
- Holy Land Experience