Orlando Real Estate

History of Orlando

By 1840, Fort Gatlin was built to protect settlers at the height of the Seminole Wars. The Jernigan family established the first permanent settlement in 1840. In 1856, the community officially changed its name from Jernigan to Orlando, where in 1875 it was incorporated into the Town of Orlando and became a city in 1885.

Downtown Orlando is built on land formerly owned by cattle king Jacob Summerlin. The Francis Epps family also contributed significantly to the growth and quality of life in the City of Orlando.

This bustling hub as Florida’s citrus industry evolved into an international tourist destination during the 20th century. Far from its citrus roots, 21st century Orlando’s diverse economy now offers cutting edge, high-tech careers in fields like simulation and training, digital media, life sciences and modeling, tourism and hospitality industries.

Read more about the City of Orlando, Acerca de Orlando, in Spanish.

Population

City of Orlando reports population of 260,168 for 2014, up 22,000 from the 2010 Census.

Median Income

Median household income for 2014 was $44,973.

City Ratings and Awards

Seventh largest research park in the country
World’s largest modeling and simulation conference
What residents and visitors voted as the best in Orlando in 2014

World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, Women’s Soccer, Brightline Coming

Skyplex will feature a 570-foot tall roller coaster with a zipline, surf park, hotel, restaurants and shopping.
Orlando Pride, the tenth franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League, is coming in 2016.

Brightline, All Aboard Florida high speed rail service to connect Orlando with Miami in 2017

City Amenities

Lake Eola – Named after Robert Summerlin’s departed sweetheart, there are several historical monuments there such as:

  • The Eola House
  • The Amphitheater
  • The Chinese Ting
  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • Japanese Rock Garden
  • The Sperry Fountain
  • The Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, the iconic symbol of Orlando

Other City of Orlando amenities include:

  • Orlando Science Center
  • Leu Gardens
  • Greenwood Cemetary
  • Florida Citrus Bowl
  • University of Central Florida and 25-plus private institutions
  • Orlando Magic
  • Orlando City Soccer
  • Lynx, Lymmo, Sunrail, Amtrak, three airports
  • Convenient to I-4, Florida’s Turnpike, I-75
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • Fine Arts Museums
  • Four major shopping malls
  • Five-star hotels, fine dining
  • Church Street Station
  • Water sports

Major Events & Venues in Orlando

  • Blues Barbeque
  • Fireworks at the Fountain
  • Veterans Day Parade
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Amway Center
  • Expo Center
  • Tinker Field
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

There is more magic to this city than Mickey Mouse and the NBA. Whatever your lifestyle, interests and goals are, an expert Orlando real estate broker can assist you in locating the best neighborhood just right for your dream Orlando home, so you can make some magic of your own.

Orlando Real Estate for Sale

$9,100,000
Land For Sale
Pending
6.12
ACRES
ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
2501 W Taft Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837
 
$8,112,500
Land For Sale
Active
32.45
ACRES
ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
WILLIS R MUNGERS LAND SUB Subdivision
$7,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
9,764
SQFT
9236 Bay Point Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
BAY POINT Subdivision
$5,988,888
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
12,000
SQFT
9011 Mayfair Pointe Drive
Orlando, FL 32827
LAKE NONA ESTATES Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$5,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
8,245
SQFT
9086 Mayfair Pointe Drive
Orlando, FL 32827
LAKE NONA ESTATES Subdivision
$5,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
76.51
ACRES
ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
12700 S Orange
Orlando, FL 32824
 
$4,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
12,370
SQFT
9726 Kilgore Road
Orlando, FL 32836
MILLIONAIRE'S ROW Subdivision
$4,890,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5.79
ACRES
ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
Masters Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
ACREAGE & UNREC Subdivision
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
10,773
SQFT
9209 Cromwell Park Place
Orlando, FL 32827
LAKE NONA Subdivision
$3,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,233
SQFT
10074 Symphony Grove Dr
Orlando, FL 32836
GOLDEN OAK PHASE 5 Subdivision
$3,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,209
SQFT
9227 Sloane Street
Orlando, FL 32827
LAKE NONA ESTATES Subdivision
$3,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,158
SQFT
7500 Daetwyler Drive
Orlando, FL 32812
SILVER BEACH SUB Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$3,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,446
SQFT
10300 Pocket Lane
Orlando, FL 32836
WILLIS R MUNGERS LAND SUB Subdivision
$3,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,406
SQFT
9506 Tavistock Road
Orlando, FL 32827
LAKE NONA ESTATES Subdivision
$3,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
11
TOTAL BATHS
9,300
SQFT
9548 Tavistock Road
Orlando, FL 32827
LAKE NONA PH 01A PRCL 04 REP Subdivision
$2,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,679
SQFT
10552 Kirby Smith Road
Orlando, FL 32832
LAKE WHIPPOORWILL - HART RURAL SETTLEMENT Subdivision
$2,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,126
SQFT
19405 Lake Pickett Road
Orlando, FL 32820
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$2,900,000
Land For Sale
Active
11
ACRES
ORANGE, FL
COUNTY
Lake Pickett Road
Orlando, FL 32820
 
$2,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,831
SQFT
1718 Lakeside Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
MERRITT PARK Subdivision
$2,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,753
SQFT
10224 Mattraw Place
Orlando, FL 32836
GOLDEN OAK PH 2B & 2C Subdivision

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