Orlando Real Estate

History of Orlando

By 1840, Fort Gatlin was built to protect settlers at the height of the Seminole Wars. The Jernigan family established the first permanent settlement in 1840. In 1856, the community officially changed its name from Jernigan to Orlando, where in 1875 it was incorporated into the Town of Orlando and became a city in 1885.
Downtown Orlando is built on land formerly owned by cattle king Jacob Summerlin. The Francis Epps family also contributed significantly to the growth and quality of life in the City of Orlando.
This bustling hub as Florida’s citrus industry evolved into an international tourist destination during the 20th century. Far from its citrus roots, 21st century Orlando’s diverse economy now offers cutting edge, high-tech careers in fields like simulation and training, digital media, life sciences and modeling, tourism and hospitality industries.

Read more about the City of Orlando, Acerca de Orlando, in Spanish.


City of Orlando reports population of 260,168 for 2014, up 22,000 from the 2010 Census.

Median Income

Median household income for 2014 was $44,973.

City Ratings and Awards

World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, Women’s Soccer, Brightline Coming

Skyplex will feature a 570-foot tall roller coaster with a zipline, surf park, hotel, restaurants and shopping.
Orlando Pride, the tenth franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League, is coming in 2016.

City Amenities

Lake Eola – Named after Robert Summerlin’s departed sweetheart, there are several historical monuments there such as:
  • The Eola House
  • The Amphitheater
  • The Chinese Ting
  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • Japanese Rock Garden
  • The Sperry Fountain
  • The Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, the iconic symbol of Orlando

Other City of Orlando amenities include:

  • Orlando Science Center
  • Leu Gardens
  • Greenwood Cemetary
  • Florida Citrus Bowl
  • University of Central Florida and 25-plus private institutions
  • Orlando Magic
  • Orlando City Soccer
  • Lynx, Lymmo, Sunrail, Amtrak, three airports
  • Convenient to I-4, Florida’s Turnpike, I-75
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • Fine Arts Museums
  • Four major shopping malls
  • Five-star hotels, fine dining
  • Church Street Station
  • Water sports

Major Events & Venues in Orlando

  • Absolutely Avalon in the Spring
  • 12th Annual July 4th Celebration in 2016 – Fireworks, Apple Pie Bake Off, Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • Avalon Aglow in the Winter
  • Movie Under the Stars – Free to residents, bring your own chair or blanket for monthly movies beginning in September each year. Closed during the rainy summer months, movies start at dark o’clock with local vendors the rest of the year.
  • Annual Gala – Themed Charity Event November
  • Annual Chili Cook Off

Avalon Park real estate is made up single-family homes, condos and townhouses. With over 500,000 square feet planned for commercial use in a high-traffic area, and its close proximity to University of Central Florida and Central Florida Research Park, Downtown Avalon Park could be the perfect location to start your own business or relocate your home office. A knowledgeable, experienced Avalon Park real estate agent is standing by to assist you in locating just the right home or real estate to build your dream Avalon Park home or company.

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