Avalon Park is an Orange County neighborhood community located in East Orlando of Florida. The neighborhood was started base on the principle of Neo-Traditionalism or New Urbanism, terms meant to mean the neighborhood was built with environmentally-friendly practices in mind. This means that this type of neighborhood is going to be walkable, offer a wide range of housing types, and a wide range of job types.
It’s a trending style of neighborhood that first was started in the 80’s for real estate developments, but today, people are drawn to it for reduce traffic congestion, the affordable housing, and the adequate provisions for community centers, sports facilities, and libraries.
There is typically a distinct center, whether it’s a memorable street corner or something green, which is a five minute walk from most homes, there are small playgrounds and elementary schools close to homes, and there are narrow streets with buildings placed closet to the street with outdoor rooms.
This neighborhood is found in southeaster Orange County south of State Road 50 and just east of Alafaya Trail. You’ll see several villages surrounding a Town Center with a mixture of traditional homes, condominiums, apartments, and town homes, along with space for storefronts and restaurants.
Life in Avalon Park is great for having that sense of community and being able to enjoy the outdoors. Kids can attend either of the two elementary schools located here including Avalon Elementary and Stone Lakes. There is Avalon Middle School and the neighborhood is zoned for Timber Creek High School or Avalon Tech Center for vocational training. In addition, students can attend college at the University of Central Florida, less than 10 miles away.
Spend your weekends taking the kids to Disney just 31 miles away or Universal Orlando just 26 miles away. You’ll love the area of Downtown Avalon Park where everything is pedestrian-centered and there is so much to enjoy, from hitting the bike trails to enjoying the parks, taking a swim or getting your workout on at the community center’s gym. Live Oak Park offers recreation and relaxation for the whole family, from the playgrounds to the dog parks, the sport fields and courts, and even a splash park.