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City Guide / Orlando

Moving Guide: The Best Neighborhoods in Orlando

By Bri Hand | Jun 9, 2021

Orlando, Florida, is a destination most people associate with tourism. With world-class theme parks like Disney World, Universal Studio, and SeaWorld, this is a great city for families. However, while most people think of Orlando as a place to visit, it can also be a great place to live. 

Moving to Orlando puts all of this world-class entertainment right in your backyard. You can also enjoy exciting communities, a fun downtown area, and many other areas to explore around central Florida. Check out this handy moving guide to explore some of the best neighborhoods in Orlando:

Lake Nona

Starting out in southeast Orlando, Lake Nona has been built up as a popular community over the past several years. With plenty of walkways and parks, it’s great for active individuals, and the town square has plenty of nightlife options and local businesses for young professionals to enjoy. Another perk of Lake Nona is its newer homes, condos, and apartments. This area is also close to Orlando International Airport, which is great for those who travel frequently. 

South Eola District

For people who would prefer to be in downtown Orlando, the South Eola District is close to the action. Lake Eola is a beautiful, manmade lake in the heart of downtown with great community events, the year-round Orlando Farmer’s Market, and fine dining everywhere you look. This is a great option if you’re interested in a more urban lifestyle, as you’re just a short walk from downtown Orlando nightlife and can enjoy a short commute if you work downtown. 

Winter Park

Located just north of Orlando, Winter Park is actually its own town, rather than an Orlando neighborhood. However, this independent city is a great place if you’re looking for a nicer, upscale living situation that isn’t in the heart of downtown. Winter Park offers its own variety of beautiful parks, coffee shops, and is still close to downtown if you’re in the mood to venture out and explore.

Winter Garden

Not to be confused with Winter Park, Winter Garden is a neighborhood to the west of downtown Orlando. This is one of the best neighborhoods in Orlando for families, with a quaint downtown area with new developments, theaters, a community market, and nice local parks. Winter Garden offers you a suburb feel while keeping you close to all Orlando has to offer.


Close to Disney World is Celebration, a neighborhood that was once managed by the Disney company. This is a popular choice for older couples and families to enjoy a Victorian vibe and the many shops that are within walking distance to your home. If you’re looking for a more upscale neighborhood that’s close to Disney, this is the right place for you. 

Looking to move to the best neighborhoods in Orlando?

If you’re picking up and moving to the city of Orlando, you’re probably looking for the best place to live. Beyond just finding the best neighborhood, you’ll also need a great apartment. Landing offers furnished apartments in Orlando that are close to the action, with flexible lease terms that make it easy to stay as long as you want. Browse Landing’s available apartments in Orlando, or contact us to learn more.


About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.