Guide to Oviedo
Oviedo is approximately 20 miles northeast of the city of Orlando and possesses a more rural presence. The city was officially incorporated in 1925 and although growing rapidly, still maintains its small-town vibe and is currently estimated to have a population of over 30,000.
Like many of its small-town counterparts, Oviedo is well known for its many historic homes and buildings throughout the city. The rapid growth, in part, is also attributed to the city being near to the Central Florida Research Park and the University of Central Florida. It is close enough to Orlando for its residents to partake in the attractions, but just far enough away to maintain its small-town magic as well. Neighborhoods in Oviedo contain older, well preserved neighborhoods and some new construction communities as well.
Another high point of Oviedo is its historic downtown. The buildings constructed here date as far back as the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Apart from its famous districts and buildings, the downtown area is known for the Oviedo Mall, which contains gorgeous murals of the city’s historic areas throughout. Oviedo also has some of the top schools in the area, and with the addition of many new developments, it has been slowly attracting new residents ever since. Oviedo has been named as one of the Top 10 Towns for Families by Family Circle, one of the Best Places to Raise Kids by Businessweek and one of the Best Places to Live by CNN Money Magazine.
Many attractions contribute to the desire of living in this community. The Black Hammock Adventures provides airboat rides, and the Lukas Butterfly Encounter is a picturesque year-round butterfly and bird conservatory that both adults and children can enjoy. The Oviedo Bowling Center is a standout area of entertainment, home to the Pinball Lounge with the largest number of pinball machines in the state of Florida! The Rising Run is an annual 5k that happens every October and the Oviedo chickens are now considered part of the city’s charm and staple as they can often be seen roaming the downtown area.
Oviedo carries with it a unique story that has developed over time and is made even more special by those who choose to become a part of its history and community. It continues to grow and welcomes people from all walks of life to enjoy all that it has to offer. One of the best communities to be a part of in Central Florida, say yes to Oviedo today and make here your new home!
- Evans Elementary School A+
- Lawton Elementary School A+
- Chiles Middle School A+
- Hagerty High School A+
- Oviedo High School A+
- Center Lake Park
- The Black Hammock Restaurant and Airboat Tours
- The Artistic Hand Gallery and Studio
- Pappy's Patch U-Pick Strawberries
- The Pinball Lounge
- Orlando City Soccer Club
- Ride the Wheel at ICON Park Orlando
- House of Blues Orlando
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Harry P. Leu Gardens
- Orlando Museum of Art
- The Kennedy Space Center
- Wekiwa Springs State Park
- Orlando Brewing Company
- Orlando Science Center