Living in College Park  

College Park is one of Orlando’s oldest neighborhoods, initially developed during the early 1900s around Dubsdread, an 18-hole public golf course that is lined with old and new homes. Like many established areas near downtown Orlando, Dubsdread has been undergoing a renaissance as smaller block homes on large lots are being demolished and replaced with new construction, typically larger two-story houses. Located just a few minutes from downtown, with easy access to Interstate 4, College Park has its own shopping and dining district that is within easy walking and biking distance for most residents. There is a wide variety of housing options, from 2-bedroom, 1-bath bungalows and condominiums to spacious four and five-bedroom houses, many of them remodeled or built within the past few years. People love living here because of the close proximity to major attractions, affordability, and highly-rated schools.

Lifestyle in College Park

College Park has an eclectic mix of residents, ranging from young families and childless couples to people who have raised their families and stayed because they love the charm and convenience of the community. The roads, with few exceptions, are lightly traveled, often drawing walkers, runners, and cyclists. Edgewater Drive, the main street through College Park, is closed several times a year for community events, such as jazz/music festivals and a Christmas celebration. It’s difficult to find a more authentic and diversified neighborhood than College Park.

Kris Recommends

Breakfast at Christo’s for a comfy laid-back diner experience. Mid-day coffee break at Foxtails. A quick 9 holes at Dubsdread Golf Course with happy hour at the Taproom watching the colorful Florida sunsets. Follow it up with dinner on Edgewater Drive or Park AVE.  

College Park Fitness and Gyms:  

  • Florida Fitness Concepts
  • The Weight House
  • CrossFit Orlando
  • Orange AVE GYM
  • Anytime Fitness
  • The Yoga Shala
  • College Park Yoga

College Park Grocery Stores:

  • Publix
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Fresh Market

College Park Medical Facilities:

  • Florida Hospital,  
  • AdventHealth College Park  

College Park Education:

College Park Daycares:  

St Vincent Anglican Academy, First Steps Academy, Children’s Academy at Loch Haven, The Park House Academy.

College Elementary Schools:

Lake Silver Elementary, Princeton Elementary, St. Charles Catholic School

College Park Middle Schools:  

College Park Middle, St. Charles Catholic School

College Park High Schools:  

Edgewater High, Bishop Moore Catholic High, Lake Highland Prep

College Park Hotels:  

  • DoubleTree by Hilton

Nearby Attractions and more in College Park, FL: from the Edgewater DR Starbucks

  • Disney World, 25 minutes, 19 miles
  • Orlando Premium Outlets, 18 minutes, 11 miles.
  • Mall at Millenia; 12 minutes, 8 miles.
  • Orlando International Airport; 25 minutes, 16 miles
  • Cocoa Beach; 70 minutes, 64 miles
  • New Smyrna Beach; 60 minutes, 54 miles
  • UCF main campus; 30 minutes, 14 miles
  • Downtown Orlando; 9 minutes, 3 miles
  • Kennedy Space Center; 55 minutes, 50 miles
  • Universal Studios; 17 minutes, 11 miles

College Park Restaurants:

The Tap Room at Dubsdread, Shakers Cafe, PR’s Taco Palace, Armandos, Christo’s Cafe, The Castle Irish Pub, Adriatico Trattoria, Infusion Tea, Doghouse, College Park Cafe.

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