Known for its abundance of lakes, beautiful old trees, art museums, and wonderful parks.

Welcome to Winter Park

An elegant town with Old Florida charm, beautiful parks, and a magnificent chain of lakes


Winter Park is an elegant and historic Florida town located seven miles from downtown Orlando. Established in 1887, Winter Park was a winter getaway destination for wealthy northerners. The area is known for its abundance of lakes, beautiful old trees, art museums, and wonderful parks. Winter Park is brimming with Old Florida charm, exemplified by its beautiful Spanish and Craftsman-style homes. Winter Park has many large estates and numerous lakefront properties. These luxurious homes are nestled in quiet communities, some gated, with tree-lined streets, vibrant gardens, and impeccable landscaping. Some of Winter Park’s exclusive communities feature resort-style amenities like gorgeous manicured poolscapes, state-of-the-art fitness centers, tennis courts, paved trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and clubhouses. Winter Park boasts exceptional elegance, culture, luxury, and modern amenities, making it a wonderful place to call home.


Winter Park is a highly sought-after community for families, professionals, executives, business owners, and affluent retirees. This quaint and charming town has a cultured and artsy vibe. The residents take pride in their homes, neighborhoods, excellent schools, and pristine parks. Located only minutes from Orlando, Winter Park’s residents can enjoy world-class entertainment, fine dining, and famous theme parks. The town is also just over an hour away from the gorgeous white sand beaches along Florida’s east coast. Within Winter Park, residents have access to many excellent amenities and venues. The Park Avenue District is in the heart of downtown and features outstanding shopping and fine dining options. The centerpiece of Winter Park is Central Park. This beautiful park features majestic old oaks, a lovely rose garden, fountains, and acres of lush green space. The park hosts many fantastic events like the 4th of July celebration and the Sidewalk Art Festival. The park is where you’ll find the weekly Farmers’ Market. Golfers can also enjoy playing at the beautiful Winter Park Golf Course, the second oldest course in Florida.


What to Love

  • Old Florida harm
  • Luxurious and elegant homes
  • Beautiful lakes and parks
  • Excellent shopping and dining

Local Lifestyle

Winter Park is a beautiful and well-established community seven miles northeast of Orlando. The community has a sophisticated and elegant vibe, boasting well-manicured neighborhoods, large luxurious homes, and lush mature vegetation. The town’s Old World feel and southern charm creates a warm and welcoming ambiance. With an abundance of lakes, many residents are treated to a lakefront lifestyle and beautiful views. Residents enjoy visiting the local parks, gardens, and museums and shopping and dining in the Park Avenue District.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Located in Central Florida, only minutes from Orlando, the residents of Winter Park are close to many great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping venues. In Winter Park, many of the finest venues are located in the Park Avenue District. The Wine Room features over 100 different wines on tap, incredible artisanal cheeses, and fantastic tapas. The rustic atmosphere makes it an inviting spot for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. 


Prato is an elegant Italian restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Prato also has an extensive international wine list and a warm and inviting ambiance. On the banks of Lake Killarney is the impressive Hillstone restaurant. This elegant restaurant caters to couples, offering a cozy and romantic dining experience with stunning sunsets, delicious food, and a great wine list. The Alfond Inn is a boutique Winter Park hotel and home of Hamilton’s Kitchen. The restaurant has stylish decor and features a menu of Southern fare. 


In addition to the Park Avenue District, Winter Park offers several other great shopping venues.


Ten Thousand Villages specializes in fair trade hand-crafted home decor, gifts, housewares, and accessories from around the world. Winter Park Village is a delightful open-air shopping plaza with many boutiques, shops, salons, and restaurants.


Things to Do

Winter Park is a beautiful town close to Orlando and offers many opportunities for entertainment and recreation. The town is home to the country’s biggest and most celebrated art festival, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Central Park is the location of the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, a great place to find local produce, crafts, art, and specialty food items. 


Winter Park also has beautiful gardens at Kraft Azalea Gardens Park and Leu Gardens. The Winter Park Chain of Lakes provides fishing, boating, and water skiing opportunities. Visitors and residents can also enjoy a guided Winter Park Boat Tour along the chain of lakes. 


For a unique cultural experience, the Morse Museum is a fantastic place to visit, offering American artwork and a comprehensive collection of pieces from Louis Comfort Tiffany. Thrill-seekers can catch a commuter train at the Winter Park Sunrail train station, head to Orlando, and enjoy the entertainment and amusements found at Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios.



Winter Park’s public, private, charter schools, and colleges are known for high standards and excellence. 


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