These striking birds roam Winter Park’s peaceful neighborhoods and are dutifully protected.
Eclectic, artsy, and chill with a college town energy
In Orange County, Florida, Winter Park is a charming resort community that is home to 30,000 residents. Dating back to the late nineteenth century, this community owes its origins to the railroad line connecting Oralndo to Sandford — and you’ll still find a train station along Park Avenue today. Spend your days window shopping Park Avenue retailers, perusing one of the museums, or brushing up on your studies at while paying homage to everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers, who graduated from the college in 1951.
With stunning year-round weather, you’ll often find neighbors at the boat launch, heading out for a day on the water, or practicing their swing at the golf course. And, of course, don’t forget your neighborhood peacock. These striking birds roam Winter Park’s peaceful neighborhoods and are dutifully protected by residents.
In Winter Park, there is something for everyone. With a varied offering of arts and cultural celebrations, annual festivals that bring the community together, and an array of quaint shops, it’s no surprise why people love living here. Winter Park blends its laid-back atmosphere with upscale offerings, creating a perfect suburban paradise.
The Park Avenue shopping and restaurant district features more than 140 boutiques, sidewalk cafes, and museums. Local favorites includes ., which opened 40 years ago, and , a seafood restaurant featuring made-to-order sushi, seafood, brunch, salads, and sandwiches. For hand-crafted Italian fares with a vibrant bar scene and year-round alfresco dining, try . One of the most unique dining experiences you'll have is in Winter Park. They take ingredients, artistry, and experience to a whole new level with a completely hand-built menu that celebrates seasonal and local ingredients. For a more laid-back day, be sure to visit the , which features beers and distilled spirits to enjoy.
Each year, Winter Park hosts the oldest and largest juried outdoor art festival in the nation, called the . This colors the streets with stunning displays of artwork in March, and has been a beloved local tradition for over six decades. Other annual festivals include the and the — an exotic classic car show.
Art lovers will relish the array of local museums, including and the . For a breath of fresh air, lounge at Central Park, or get lost among the foliage at , a natural paradise with activities for all ages.
The public school district serving Winter Park is the , catering to over 200,000 students across 263 schools, grades PK-12.