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Moving to Orlando: A Guide to South Orlando Neighborhoods

Let’s continue our tour of places to live in Orlando. Last week, we explored north Orlando neighborhoods. This week, we’ll explore south Orlando neighborhoods. The demographic of homeowners in this area is predominately middle-aged, with the average age ranging from 45-53. This area of Orlando is great for people looking for single-family homes. The majority of the schools in this area are above average.

Conway

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The Conway neighborhood has a dense urban feel. Most residents rent their homes and tend to be liberal. The top public schools in this area are Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School, Boone High School, and Orlando Science Elementary Charter School.

Belle Isle

Belle Isle is technically its own city but is still considered part of Orlando. This neighborhood is a suburb with a rural feel. Most residents own their homes, and many are young professionals. This neighborhood is home to Lake Conway and Little Lake Conway. These lakes are popular spots for watersports enthusiasts. The top public schools in this area are Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School, Boone High School, and Orlando Science Elementary Charter School.

Bel Air

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The Bel Air neighborhood offers residents a dense suburban feel, and most residents own their homes. Many of the homes are mid-century ranch style. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in the area. The top public schools in this area are Oakland Avenue Charter School and Hope Charter School.

Wadeview Park

Wadeview Park is another neighborhood with a dense suburban feel. Most residents own their homes and tend to be liberal. There are a lot of restaurants and parks in the area. Its main park has exercise stations designed for the disabled. The top public schools in this area are Oakland Avenue Charter School and Hope Charter School.

Edgewood

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The Edgewood neighborhood offers residents a sparse suburban feel. Most residents own their homes and tend to have moderate political views. The top public schools in this area are Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School, Boone High School, and Orlando Science Elementary Charter School.

Southern Oaks

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The Southern Oaks neighborhood offers residents a mixed urban and suburban feel. Most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in this area. Retirees are also known to live in this area bringing the average age of the neighborhood to 51. The top public schools in this area are Oakland Avenue Charter School and Hope Charter School.

Delaney Park

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Delaney Park is a neighborhood located south of downtown Orlando. It has some brick streets, large oak trees, and a mix of old and new homes, some dating back to 1920. It’s close to the Orlando Regional Medical Center and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Children. The top public schools in this area are Oakland Avenue Charter School and Hope Charter School.

Lake Weldona

Lake Weldona is a very small neighborhood with a population of 263. It has a dense suburban feel and most residents own their own homes. Residents tend to lean liberal. The top public schools in this area are Oakland Avenue Charter School and Hope Charter School.

Whisper Lakes

Whisper Lakes is a diverse neighborhood in Orlando. Most residents in this area are homeowners. It is close to a multi-ethnic grocery store called Bombay Bazaar. The top public schools in this area are John Young Elementary School, Waterbridge Elementary School, Freedom Middle, and Freedom High School.

Hunters Creek

Hunter’s Creek is a master-planned, unincorporated community but considered part of Orlando. This neighborhood offers a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. The top public schools serving this area are Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School and Orlando Science Elementary Charter School.

The area of south downtown and north of 528 is known as “SoDo”. Alot of development has been happening in this area as it is transforming into a thriving urban activity center. It’s pedestrian-friendly with a mix of luxury apartments, restaurants, and offices.

Ready to Move to Orlando?

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If you’re looking for a single-family home, south Orlando neighborhoods are a great place to look. Once you’ve decided to make your move to Orlando, it’s time to start planning. Streamline the process by hiring a quality moving company. The team at Megan’s Moving would love to help you make sure your next moving experience is nothing short of pleasant. Schedule a consultation with one of our moving experts today!

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