Located northeast of and adjacent to Orlando, what was once considered a winter resort community for northern visitors in the Orange County city of Winter Park is today viewed as an arts and culture filled city. Love art? Nature? Come visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Natural Art or one of the 70 parks that host various celebrations and festivities throughout the year.
The quaint bricked streets of Winter Park known for its Old World charm with elegant homes, extensive tree canopy, upscale dining and shopping experiences is one of the finest cities in the USA and believed to be a premier urban village in the Sunshine State. East of Orlando in the midst of downtown Winter Park lies the Winter Park chain of lakes. Lake Virginia, Lake Osceola, Lake Maitland, Lake Mizell, and Lake Minnehaha cover 2,781 acres. A few sites that may be of particular interest for instance, the Annie Russell Theatre, rumored to be haunted or the Albin Polasek House and Studio on three acres overlooking Lake Osceola or unwind on a guided Scenic Boat Tour on Lake Osceola cruising through three of the five Chain of Lakes and through two narrow man-made canals on the Winter Park chain. Experience the breathtaking scenery of grandiose private homes and lavish estates along the shore.
Through a commitment from the residents and city staff of Winter Park, a Transportation Advisory Board was created to improve all modes of transportation. Thus, creating enjoyment for those visitors and locals who walk or cycle for recreation, making it a pedestrian and bicycle friendly community.
For more information, visit the City of Winter Park website.