Nestled between the city and the burbs
Just two miles north of downtown Orlando is Baldwin Park, one of the most unique neighborhoods in Central Florida. It’s traditional, but modern in so many ways. It’s urban, but with all of the high standards families expect to find in a suburban community. It’s close to all of the businesses and entertainment that downtown Orlando has to offer, but you might never need to leave the neighborhood to work, shop, eat or play. Families, retirees and young professionals have all made this neighborhood-friendly and city-smart community their home.
Baldwin Park is a neighborhood inspired by the past. The thoughtful design of the community is reflective of pre-1940’s Orlando. The influence can be seen in everything from the building facades to traditional street lamps, beautiful landscaping and elegantly simple signage. The instant you enter Baldwin Park, especially from the heavily traveled and commercially-developed Florida Hwy 50 (Colonial Drive), you get the feeling that you have been instantly transported into a very different Orlando than the one you know.
The 1,100 acre development was built on the site of the former Orlando Naval Training Center, turning the defunct military property into a thriving sustainable community. Designed to ultimately hold nearly 4,500 residences, 355,000 sq. ft. of free standing commercial space, a 12-acre office district, and 128,800 sq. ft. of live/work units, the neighborhood includes two “A” rated public schools, Audubon Park Elementary and Glenridge Middle School, several churches and family-friendly amenities such as two community centers with a junior Olympic-size pool, children’s pools, exercise rooms, play grounds and gathering rooms.
With the development of luxury apartments along Lake Baldwin and construction of the remaining custom home lots completed, approximately 10,000 residents call Baldwin Park home. Find your new home visit Baldwin Park’s newest luxuryapartment communities Azul Baldwin Park and Baldwin Harbor.
Overlooking Lake Baldwin is the Baldwin Park Village Center, a mixed use development that includes apartments, office space, retail space, restaurants and bars.
At the heart of Village Center though is a thriving social and culinary experience where majestic 30-ft palm trees line the street all the way to the quiet fountain area of Lake Baldwin. Along the way is an array of restaurants including Jason Chin’s Zagat-rated Seito Sushi and his newly opened Osprey Tavern, Provisions and Buzz, Caddy Shanks Sports Pub, Calibri Mexican Cuisine and Gator’s Dockside Restaurant. Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory offers a wide variety of chocolates .
Community events held in Village Center, like the monthly series Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll, and annual events Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash and Winter Spark in Baldwin Park- Holiday Parade & Festival, add to Baldwin Park’s unique home town feel. Whether it’s an upscale suburban lifestyle, a hometown community feel, or the conveniences of urban living that you’re looking for, you’ll find it all in Baldwin Park.