Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is known as "The City Beautiful" where the locals go. It is a beautiful, clean, walkable city with restaurants, cafe's, lounges and fun fun fun.

Welcome to Downtown Orlando

Not often does a major metropolitan area fly under the radar, but that is the case with Downtown Orlando, known by locals as the “City Beautiful.” Downtown gives rise to Orlando’s skyline, which includes several residential buildings with units for sale or rent. The bustling city center revolves around the Central Business District, a north-south corridor bisected by N. Orange Ave. Locals enjoy easy access to unique boutiques, swanky restaurants, and major venues like the Amway Center and Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Art. 

What to Love

  • Walkable and bikeable urban streets lined with trees
  • Copious nightlife and live music
  • Detached from the Disney tourism area
  • Palpable sense of history and civic pride 

Local Lifestyle

Downtown Orlando and its Central Business District boast a Walk Score of 93, with the Church Street SunRail stop just a few minutes away by foot. You can park your car downtown and enjoy a full day of activities without driving anywhere else. Rarely do bustling city centers and beautiful parks coexist, and Lake Eola Park proves an exception. So does Mayor Carl T. Langford Park, a shady refuge just east of Downtown where Shumard oaks, swamp chestnuts, laurels, and live oak trees thrive. And with the bustling Church Street Station and Wall Street Plaza entertainment districts nearby, there is never a dull moment in Downtown Orlando. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Orlando contains two primary bar and restaurant districts. The Church Street Station area is named for the eponymous train station, a historic depot dating back to the late 19th century. Church Street buzzes with restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. Kres Chophouse is an excellent spot for steaks, while Mathers Social Gathering serves craft cocktails in vintage digs.

Orlando denizens love Wall Street Plaza, a multipurpose space that throws block parties every weekend. The plaza comprises several restaurants, bars, and clubs; check out Hooch (a converted moonshine warehouse), Waitiki (tiki bar vibes), and The Monkey Bar (nightclub).

If you like the idea of an Orlando staycation, consider the Grand Bohemian Hotel. The four-star hotel pampers lodgers with an onsite spa and several restaurants, including a gourmet brunch buffet you must see to believe.

Things to Do

Most activities are concentrated within a few city blocks and are entirely walkable. For instance, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is one of the top-rated theaters in the U.S. It’s home to the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and Opera Orlando.

Everyone should make it a point to see Orlando City (MLS) or the Orlando Pride (NWSL). These men’s and women’s soccer teams, respectively, play at Exploria Stadium, a soccer-specific arena that blends seamlessly into the urban landscape. The up-and-coming Orlando Magic play down the block at the Amway Center, another stadium near the Church Street SunRail station.

Orlando’s loudest annual event is the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC Orlando). The electronic music festival takes over Tinker Field for three days each November. In 2022, festivalgoers enjoyed incredible performances by over 150 EDM artists, including Martin Garrix, Kaskade, and Tiësto.

If you’re looking for peaceful exercise, stroll through Lake Eola Park. The park is dog-friendly and excellent for unwinding after a long work week or an exciting weekend. Lake Eola is where to find the longstanding Orlando Farmers' Market, which takes place each Sunday. You can always find vendors plying fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, plants, etc.

Schools

The Orange County Public Schools District serves Orlando and is home to numerous top-performing schools, as well as prominent colleges and universities like:

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Overview for Downtown Orlando, FL

4,559 people live in Downtown Orlando, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $76,883. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,559

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$76,883

Average individual Income

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.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
73
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kiwi Coffee Cafe, Ron's Miniature Shop, and Hellcats USA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.55 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.98 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.54 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.27 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Orlando, FL

Downtown Orlando has 3,164 households, with an average household size of 1. 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.

4,559

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

50.84 / 49.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,164

Total Households

1

Average Household Size

$76,883

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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