A census-designated place found on Orange County, Pine Castle has been settled since 1870. The neighborhood is found about five miles to the north of Orlando and provides a home for nearly 11,000 residents. It's found very close to Lake Conway and includes a couple of smaller lakes within the borders of the area.
The average home found in Pine Castle sells for about $120,000 with the majority of the properties in the area being rentals. Only about 41% are owner occupied in Pine Castle. The median price of a home in the area has gone up from about $77K in 2014 to over $101K in 2016.
Most residents of Pine Castle leave the neighborhood and head to nearby communities for things to do. However, Pine Castle does offer a few attractions, such as Soaring H2O and the Pine Castle Historical Society. The area is also home to a few dining options including The Gnarly Barley and Victoriany's Pizza.
The Pine Castle Historical Society provides plenty of great events throughout the year. The Pine Castle Chili Cook-Off is held in January every year and is just one of the many events put on by the Historical Society.
The Pine Castle Pioneer Days are known as one of the largest events held every year. The event includes a parade, plenty of live music and entertainment, arts & crafts, wonderful food and many other events throughout.
A small private school found in Pine Castle, PCCA (Pine Castle Christian Academy) is known as one of the best schools in the area. It's an independent, non-denominational school serving Kindergarten through 12th grade. The academy has been around since 1983.
PCCA offers athletic programs and they have won three state championships. The girls and boys varsity basketball teams one the 1A championship in Florida during the 2006-2007 season, while the girls’ varsity softball team one the 1A state championship in 2006 and repeated in 2007.
Along with athletics, the school offers a very active theater department with both a spring and fall show each year. PCCA also offers Band, Art Club, Bowling Club, Student Government, an Improve Team, Culinary Club and many other clubs.
Found between Belle Isle and Orlando, Florida, Pine Castle is about 5 miles north of Orlando. It's considered a part of the Orlando metro area and residents enjoy the close proximity to the larger city.
While Pine Castle doesn't offer a big city environment, it's found close enough to Orlando for resident to enjoy the amenities of the larger city. It's a smaller area found near many of the popular lakes and attractions of the area. The Pine Castle Christian Academy provides a good choice for students with many extra-curricular programs.
Offering affordable housing options and a good location, Pine Castle has attracted new residents over the past few years. It has grown with the rest of the area and provides an alternative to living in a larger city neighborhood.