Orlando

The crown jewel of The City Beautiful: the iconic and esteemed Lake Eola Park.

Welcome to Orlando


Any discussion about Downtown Orlando must begin with the crown jewel of The City Beautiful: the iconic and esteemed Lake Eola Park. Although the city of Orlando is home to more than 100 lakes, you may be surprised to learn that our historic Lake Eola is actually a giant sinkhole that formed in the 1870s.
 
Many years and storm floods later, the now glistening lake features a tiered fountain at its center that you may recognize from both the Orlando flag and the official logo for the City of Orlando. Surrounding the lake on all sides is a paved 0.9-mile path that is frequently buzzing with families, couples, dog walkers, joggers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy the scenic 23-acre park.

Naturally, we’d be remiss to not mention the most famous residents of Lake Eola and a brief stroll is all it’ll take for you to meet them too. The pride and joy of the area are over 50 swans from five different breeds that all call the renowned lake their home. Swans have inhabited Lake Eola since 1922 and directly influenced one of Downtown Orlando’s most unique and treasured modes of transportation.
 
Of course, we’re talking about the city’s swan-shaped paddle boat rentals that offer passengers serene, unforgettable skyline and fountain views from all sides of the lake. Other activities available to park visitors include enjoying live performances in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, grabbing a bite to eat at nearby restaurants, feeding the swans, or simply relaxing amongst vibrant flower beds and a gorgeous view of all that gave Orlando its nickname.

All of this has come together to help make Lake Eola one of the most photographed and iconic places in Downtown Orlando, but the prestigious park is only one of many locations that make the downtown area a top destination in Central Florida. Beyond Lake Eola, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a wide array of Downtown Orlando entertainment, some of which are even free to the public such as annual festivals, art galleries, and more.
 
For the bookworms among us, Downtown Orlando is home to the largest public library building in the state of Florida. For sports fans, the Amway Center features 3 of Orlando’s major sports teams: the Orlando Magic (NBA), the Orlando Predators (Arena Soccer League), and the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL/ice hockey). For my fellow performing arts lovers, the Dr. Phillips Center has no shortage of Broadway shows, live entertainment, educational programs, and more to keep you engaged.

When the sun sets, Downtown Orlando comes to life with virtually endless nightlife offerings from hole-in-wall bars to spirited multi-story nightclubs. A varied crowd of locals, tourists, and university students make up the bustling and colorful energy of Downtown Orlando with the vast majority of nightlife options being spread out across Orange Avenue and Church Street. For those who wish to reside in Downtown Orlando, the city offers historic homes on brick-paved streets and charming condos in an energetic mix of diverse districts and colorful neighborhoods.
 
As with many great cities, there is no shortage of mouth-watering dining options on every corner and breathtaking views to accompany them. With boundless local eateries to choose from, it’s incredibly easy to be at a loss for choices so consider forgoing making a choice altogether! Let your Downtown Orlando explorations (and your nose) guide you to whatever grabs your interest first. From swan boats, pedicabs, and bikes to scooters, the fare-free Lymmo bus, or the SunRail—however you choose to get around Downtown Orlando, your journey is sure to be just as fun as the destination itself.
 
 
 

Overview for Orlando, FL

396,560 people live in Orlando, where the median age is 36.1 and the average individual income is $32,081.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

396,560

Total Population

36.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$32,081.64

Average individual Income

Around Orlando, FL

There's plenty to do around Orlando, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

21
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Vegan Scoops, Nona Street Pizza, and Dipped by Ade.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.19 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.52 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.93 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.42 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Orlando, FL

Orlando has 150,749 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Orlando do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 396,560 people call Orlando home. The population density is 2,282.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

396,560

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.1

Median Age

49 / 51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
150,749

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$32,081.64

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Orlando, FL

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Orlando. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Northlake Park Community Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Vista Lakes Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Laureate Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Primrose School At Vista Lakes
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Orlando Science Middle High Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
College Park Kiddie Kampus
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Princeton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lake Silver Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Baldwin Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lucious And Emma Nixon Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Audubon Park School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Monarch Learning Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
2/5
Orlando Junior Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
College Park Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Azalea Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Orlando Christian Prep
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Engelwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bridgeprep Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Dover Shores Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Grace Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Lodestone Academy Baldwin Park
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Florida Virtual School Flex 6-8
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Hillcrest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Rock Lake Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Central Florida Leadership Academy Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Orlando Science Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Mt Sinai Junior Academy
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Trinity Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Kingdom Heart Academy
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Victory Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Florida Virtual School Flex 9-12
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Ivey Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Metrowest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Eagles Nest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Millennia Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Westpointe Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Orlando Gifted Academy
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
5/5
Vista Pointe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 7th
No rating available
El Bethel Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Orlando Day Nursery
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
American School Of Leadership
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lake Highland Preparatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Lodestone Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Florida Virtual School Flex K-5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Washington Shores Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Orange Technical College Orlando Campus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ucp Transitional Learning Academy High Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Legends Academy Charter
PUBLIC
PreK - 9th
1/5
Ocps Academic Center For Excellence
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Harvest Baptist Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
First Phase Children's Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Kid's Kingdom Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
4/5
Catalina Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Orange Center Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Eccleston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
Workforce Advantage Academy Charter
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Alpha Learning Academy
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
E.H. Mott Learning Center
PRIVATE
1st - 7th
No rating available
St James Cathedral School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Shingle Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Michael McCoy Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
3/5
Universal Education Center
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Renaissance Charter School At Goldenrod
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Pinecrest Preparatory Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Simon Youth Found Academy At Outlet Mktplce
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5

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