These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Orlando, FL For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Orlando are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Orlando, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Orlando neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Orlando are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Orlando for 2018:

  1. South Eola (Homes)
  2. Orlando International Airport (Homes)
  3. Park Lake-Highland (Homes)
  4. Delancy Park (Homes)
  5. Central Business District (Homes)
  6. College Park (Homes)
  7. Lake Eola Heights (Homes)
  8. Baldwin Park (Homes)
  9. Lake Davis-Greenwood (Homes)
  10. Bryn Mawr (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Orlando that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Orlando.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Orlando for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Orlando, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 65 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Orlando.’ We’re lookin’ at you, South Eola.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Orlando has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. South Eola

South Eola Orlando, FL

Population: 1,695
Median Income: $61,874
Median Home Value: $325,400

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2. Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport Orlando, FL

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,665
Median Income: $74,744
Median Home Value: $193,300

Orlando International Airport is a major public airport located six miles southeast of Orlando, Florida, United States. In 2017, MCO handled 44,611,265 passengers making it the busiest airport in the state of Florida and the eleventh busiest airport in the United States.
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3. Park Lake-Highland

Population: 1,118
Median Income: $85,997
Median Home Value: $232,550

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4. Delancy Park

Population: 1,051
Median Income: $75,250
Median Home Value: $313,533

Delaney Park is a neighborhood located south of downtown Orlando, Florida, United States.
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5. Central Business District

Central Business District Orlando, FL

Population: 3,381
Median Income: $54,814
Median Home Value: $148,850

Downtown Orlando is the historic core and central business district of Orlando, Florida, United States. It is bordered by Marks Street in the north, Mills Avenue in the east, Orange Blossom Trail in the west, and Kaley Avenue in the south. There are several distinct neighborhoods in downtown; ‘North Quarter’ to the north, ‘Lake Eola Heights Historic District’ just north of Lake Eola, ‘South Eola’ contains Lake Eola Park and continues to the east and south of Lake Eola, ‘Thornton Park’ in the east, ‘Parramore’ in the west, ‘Lake Cherokee Historic District’ to the south, and the ‘Central Business District’ between Colonial Drive and Lake Lucerne in the center. In 2010, the estimated population of downtown was 18,731. The daytime population was estimated to be 65,000. The 5-mile radius population of downtown is 273,335.
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6. College Park

Population: 11,020
Median Income: $69,635
Median Home Value: $271,544

College Park is a distinct neighborhood within the city of Orlando, Florida, deriving its name from the many streets within its bounds that were named for institutions of higher learning such as Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. Its close proximity to downtown has made it a popular residential area for over a century among seniors and young professionals. According to the 2000 census, most residents are of working age and are homeowners. 65.5% of households include no children.
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7. Lake Eola Heights

Lake Eola Heights Orlando, FL

Population: 2,096
Median Income: $68,306
Median Home Value: $264,633

The Lake Eola Heights Historic District is a U.S. historic district located in the eastern part of Downtown Orlando, Florida. The district is roughly bounded by Hillcrest Street, North Hyer Avenue, Ridgewood Street and North Magnolia Avenue. It contains 487 historic buildings.
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8. Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park Orlando, FL

Population: 6,986
Median Income: $62,885
Median Home Value: $288,550

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9. Lake Davis-Greenwood

Population: 1,271
Median Income: $68,912
Median Home Value: $302,800

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10. Bryn Mawr

Population: 3,629
Median Income: $51,801
Median Home Value: $141,700

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Orlando

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Orlando where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Orlando:

  1. Rosemont
  2. Countryside
  3. Richmond Estates

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Orlando

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 South Eola 1,695 $325,400 2,423 3.8%
2 Orlando International Airport 2,665 $193,300 4,075 4.3%
3 Park Lake-Highland 1,118 $232,550 2,734 1.1%
4 Delancy Park 1,051 $313,533 2,423 1.0%
5 Central Business District 3,381 $148,850 3,992 0.9%
6 College Park 11,020 $271,544 2,423 4.9%
7 Lake Eola Heights 2,096 $264,633 2,423 5.9%
8 Baldwin Park 6,986 $288,550 2,423 4.8%
9 Lake Davis-Greenwood 1,271 $302,800 2,423 2.4%
10 Bryn Mawr 3,629 $141,700 6,232 12.9%
11 South Orange 1,486 $225,725 4,318 5.7%
12 Lake Cherokee 1,116 $304,833 2,423 2.9%
13 Lawsona-Fern Creek 2,249 $233,600 2,706 8.3%
14 Princeton-Silver Star 3,178 $189,400 4,954 7.7%
15 Lake Como 2,161 $189,325 4,573 2.8%
16 Colonicaltown North 2,770 $178,967 4,658 6.6%
17 Vista East 7,896 $139,233 6,770 6.7%
18 Vista Park 5,302 $139,100 6,570 7.1%
19 Dover Shores West 1,567 $164,533 5,578 5.7%
20 Audubon Park 1,702 $162,450 4,369 2.9%
21 East Central Park 1,018 $152,500 5,561 0.7%
22 Kirkman South 3,066 $155,500 5,998 8.6%
23 Clear Lake 1,248 $111,300 7,722 11.3%
24 Lake Underhill 1,378 $162,700 5,683 7.9%
25 Colonial Town Center 1,567 $146,380 6,178 7.1%
26 Florida Center 5,428 $137,467 6,395 5.6%
27 Catalina 1,236 $117,133 7,796 11.8%
28 Metro West 17,977 $144,250 6,436 7.4%
29 Mariners Village 2,321 $119,950 6,971 11.2%
30 Dover Shores East 1,778 $153,350 6,331 5.6%
31 Wadeview Park 2,424 $181,667 5,676 8.4%
32 Southport 1,664 $95,900 7,891 7.9%
33 West Colonial 1,615 $124,800 7,314 13.4%
34 Wedgewood Groves 1,301 $146,900 7,399 7.2%
35 Monterey 3,407 $119,700 7,840 5.8%
36 Seaboard Industrial 1,335 $114,900 7,975 7.8%
37 Millenia 9,405 $98,033 8,242 5.2%
38 Boggy Creek 2,392 $103,367 7,834 8.8%
39 Malibu Groves 1,111 $84,300 9,146 13.1%
40 Rosemont North 1,758 $78,800 8,531 10.2%
41 Rock Lake 1,159 $95,200 8,010 10.4%
42 Eagles Nest 4,893 $65,800 8,835 11.3%
43 Signal Hill 1,801 $96,850 8,253 9.3%
44 South Semoran 5,611 $124,920 7,191 8.4%
45 Kirkman North 3,474 $88,025 8,444 10.0%
46 Lake Sunset 1,663 $71,900 9,443 13.0%
47 Mercy Drive 2,203 $58,850 9,694 13.3%
48 Camellia Gardens 1,820 $94,300 8,836 13.0%
49 Dixie Belle 1,807 $98,200 7,711 8.9%
50 Englewood Park 9,239 $84,580 8,561 9.3%
51 Dover Estates 1,605 $98,200 7,711 8.9%
52 33Rd Saint Industrial 4,089 $71,967 8,751 10.9%
53 Florida Center North 9,521 $74,133 8,501 7.7%
54 Lake Mann Estates 1,211 $71,550 9,259 11.3%
55 Ventura 4,184 $79,500 8,179 8.5%
56 Holden-Parramore 3,374 $45,040 9,694 15.3%
57 Airport North 10,043 $88,766 8,400 8.4%
58 Lake Frendrica 6,283 $46,575 8,997 9.0%
59 Carver Shores 1,318 $58,200 9,202 13.0%
60 Richmond Heights 2,903 $66,050 9,126 13.3%
61 Washington Shores 1,189 $77,700 9,285 8.9%
62 Callahan 2,061 $20,475 9,694 15.4%
63 Richmond Estates 1,145 $73,900 9,051 13.7%
64 Countryside 1,370 $69,300 8,999 5.3%
65 Rosemont 8,439 $81,750 8,668 9.8%

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