Downtown Orlando

An active neighborhood busting with entertainment, restaurants, and events.

Welcome to Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando, Florida, is a bustling business district with unique shops, gourmet restaurants, and cafes, making it a hub for locals and tourists. Whether you are looking for a night out or a quiet afternoon exploring the city’s historic landmarks, Downtown Orlando is a multifaceted neighborhood in the heart of the city. This area is known for its lively atmosphere and walkability, making it a popular destination for young professionals seeking a place to live and work.
Downtown Orlando, Florida, is also known for its modern housing options that appeal to low-maintenance lifestyles. Locals can find convenient housing close to popular businesses, from chic high-rise apartments to trendy lofts and modern townhouses. Residents enjoy easy access to city amenities like public transit and tranquil parks within walking distance of their homes. Downtown is also a common site for festivals, markets, and annual community events.

What to Love

  • Walkable central location with shops and restaurants
  • Close to business and public transit
  • High-end condos and apartments with luxury amenities
  • Fun events and proximity to Lake Enola

Local Lifestyle

Whether you are a young professional, retiree, or family, Downtown Orlando has housing and activities to support your active lifestyle. The area has a vibrant nightlife scene with bars, clubs, and live music venues, but it also offers laid-back cafes and cozy restaurants.
The welcoming and inclusive atmosphere embraces many cultures in its cuisine and arts. Locals and visitors also benefit from the area’s many recreational activities and parks, including Lake Eola Park, which hosts community events.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Vanguard is an iconic entertainment venue that recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, equipping the concert hall with world-class laser lights and sound systems, a top-of-the-line air purification system, and on-site parking. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a renowned entertainment facility encompassing two blocks of venues, including the Walt Disney Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, and Steinmetz Hall. The performing arts venue hosts concerts, musical performances, speakers, plays and musicals, and film festivals.
Kres Chophouse is an award-winning upscale restaurant with a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse. The Chophouse uses prime beef aged in-house and cut to order for the freshest experience. Guests can also order exceptional seafood dishes delivered daily to the venue. The Boheme, a luxury restaurant in the Grand Boheme Hotel, is an elevated dining experience featuring a piano lounge and a classy main dining room. Specialty menu items include New York strip steak with porcini crust and green peppercorn, double-cut pork chop with fresh herbs, and beef tenderloin with wild mushroom ragout and red wine sauce.

Things to Do

Lake Eola Park is one of the main attractions in the downtown neighborhood. The circular lake has a central fountain and is encompassed by a paved walkway, making it easy to take in the sights. The park also has a stunning amphitheater for outdoor performances and events, open lawns for group yoga classes, and rentable swan boats to tour the lake. The Orlando Farmer’s Market is a weekly event in the park with hundreds of artisan vendors providing plants, fresh-made food, arts and crafts, seasonal produce, pet-friendly treats, and more.
Downtown Orlando’s Amway Center is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks and the home stadium for the Orlando Magic basketball team. It also hosts concerts, shows, and other events, featuring high-end visual and sound amenities and striking building architecture. The Orange County Regional History Center is another highlight, offering insights into the area’s rich cultural and historical background. The museum features exhibits on the history of Central Florida, from prehistoric times to contemporary culture, giving visitors a deeper understanding of the city’s past and present. The museum hosts many cultural events and workshops, including music concerts, book readings, and historic walking tours.

Overview for Downtown Orlando, FL

13,589 people live in Downtown Orlando, where the median age is 35.3 and the average individual income is $69,342. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.3 years

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Around Downtown Orlando, FL

There's plenty to do around Downtown Orlando, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Uncle Ro BBQ, Dipped by Ade, and Orlando Coffee Roasters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.74 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.2 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.22 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Orlando, FL

Downtown Orlando has 8,621 households, with an average household size of 1.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Orlando do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,589 people call Downtown Orlando home. The population density is 6,149.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.73 / 48.27%

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Schools in Downtown Orlando, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown Orlando. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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6th - 8th
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Trinity Lutheran School
K - 8th
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PreK - 5th
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Vista Pointe Elementary
K - 5th
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K - 7th
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Orlando Day Nursery
PreK - 1st
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12th - 12th
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Orange Technical College Orlando Campus
9th - 12th
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K - 5th
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E.H. Mott Learning Center
1st - 7th
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