Welcome to Lake Nona
A forward-thinking community with a laid-back charm
Lake Nona is a planned community within Orlando, Florida. Its area is 17-square-miles and has a population of over 50,000. In 2000, its population was only 1,500 people. So to say this area has seen significant growth over the last 20 years is quite an understatement.
The community is named for a large lake in the northern part. The area features multiple private, governmental, and educational medical centers, including some ranked in the top five of all medical schools in the nation.
Lake Nona is divided into five primary neighborhoods:
- Lake Nona Central that includes VillageWalk at Lake Nona
- Lake Nona Estates, including the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
- Lake Nona South, which consists of the Medical City and Laureate Park residential development
- Northlake Park at Lake Nona includes the developments of Morningside at Lake Nona and Waters Edge at Lake Nona
- Education Village, lies outside the original borders of Lake Nona but is embraced by the community
What to Love
- Innovation and upscale technological advancements
- Focused on building the community's of the future
- Life long learning opportunities
- A booming modern metropolis
Lake Nona's calling is to use innovation and technology to enhance communities and the people who live there. It's considered a modern metropolis and sits at the cutting edge of innovation and upscale tech lifestyles.
It offers multiple parks, like Crescent Park for relaxation and year-round activities for the entire family, and Laureate Park Community Garden, which gives residents a chance to grow their own fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs.
Even transportation gets an upgrade in Lake Nona. Move Nona is considered a bold new approach to transportation. The area has engaged Beep to bring the region's first autonomous shuttles to the community. Move Nona is the largest and longest-running single-site autonomous vehicle fleet in the country.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents of Lake Nona benefit from a vibrant culture and innovative collaboration that's palpable in all aspects of the area. Bright, bold flavors and globally-inspired cuisines can be found throughout Lake Nona.
Bosphorus Turkish Cuisine is a favorite local restaurant. It's won several awards from Tripadvisor and Orlando Magazine for excellence in dining. Fragrant aromas, fresh ingredients, and family-like hospitality promise to transport you to Turkey.
Boxi Park is an outdoor gathering place in Lake Nona Town Center that offers counter-service restaurants and menus created by world-class chefs. It also features live music, outdoor bars, plenty of activities for people and their furry friends, and events year-round.
Want the feel of a neighborhood tavern but the elegance of an upscale restaurant? Check out Nona Blue Modern Tavern. It offers American cuisine, craft beers, award-winning food, fine wines, and flavorful seafood options.
With an open theater-style kitchen, BACÁN at Lake Nona Wave Hotel is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that you won’t soon forget. Here, you’ll enjoy their innovative flavor profiles and creative presentations. Go on, make reservations!
Things to Do
Lake Nona is recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking innovations around mobility, wellbeing, and technology. The community's cultural landscape continues to grow with engaging art installations, weekly events, world-class sports facilities, countless trails across public parks, signature dining, and an evergrowing list of entertainment options.
Most of these things happen at the heart of the community, the Lake Nona Town Center, where there are retail, dining, and entertainment options amongst public artwork, autonomous shuttles, and walkable spaces.
Every weekend you can witness live music, participate in 5Ks, party, and enjoy an artisan farmer's market. Thanks to its location and facilities, many world-class sports tournaments are hosted in Lake Nona. It even features the largest tennis campus globally, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, and has over 100 courts. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or a novice player, you'll love the Tom Fazio-designed golf course at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.
The Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Orlando, which opened in December 2021 with 234 rooms, is considered the most technologically advanced hotel in the world. Each room runs on a digital concierge with in-room voice commands, smart lighting and temperature controls, and smart-glass windows that block 99% of UV light throughout the day. The upscale lifestyle hotel also features a collection of more than 500 pieces of art, two restaurants, a swimming pool, a technogym-powered fitness studio, a 42-foot rock-climbing tower, and access to Dr. Deepak Chopra's Mind-Body Zone and Spa. It’s perfect for a weekend getaway without having to stray far from home.
The public school district serving Lake Nona is the Orange School District, catering to over 200,000 students across 263 schools, grades PK-12.