The 10 Best Orlando, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Orlando.
Best Neighborhoods In Orlando

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 2019:

  1. Lancaster Park (Homes)
  2. Rose Isle (Homes)
  3. Central Business District (Homes)
  4. Delancy Park (Homes)
  5. Baldwin Park (Homes)
  6. College Park (Homes)
  7. Lake Davis-Greenwood (Homes)
  8. Lawsona-Fern Creek (Homes)
  9. Lake Como (Homes)
  10. Lake Eola Heights (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Orlando for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Lancaster Park looks to be the best Orlando neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Orlando hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 105 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, Lancaster Park.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 339
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $373,100 (5th best)
Median Income: $107,303 (4th best)
More on Lancaster Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 313
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $472,700 (1st best)
Median Income: $134,956 (1st best)
More on Rose Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

Central Business District Orlando, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,942
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 13)
Median Home Value: $194,200 (33rd best)
Median Income: $56,448 (32nd best)
More on Central Business District: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,007
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $252,733 (21st best)
Median Income: $75,675 (16th best)
More on Delancy Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Delaney Park is a neighborhood located south of downtown Orlando, Florida, United States.

Baldwin Park Orlando, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,578
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $280,950 (16th best)
Median Income: $98,644 (10th best)
More on Baldwin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 11,293
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $312,278 (13th best)
Median Income: $74,653 (17th best)
More on College Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,260
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $330,300 (11th best)
Median Income: $83,902 (14th best)
More on Lake Davis-Greenwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,153
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 27)
Median Home Value: $278,167 (17th best)
Median Income: $73,302 (18th best)
More on Lawsona-Fern Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,255
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 27)
Median Home Value: $202,575 (29th best)
Median Income: $71,600 (21st best)
More on Lake Como: Homes For Sale | Data

Lake Eola Heights Orlando, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,186
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $271,133 (18th best)
Median Income: $63,260 (23rd best)
More on Lake Eola Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Orlando

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Orlando aren’t all good. Mercy Drive takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Orlando.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Lancaster Park 339 $373,100 $107,303
2 Rose Isle 313 $472,700 $134,956
3 Central Business District 3,942 $194,200 $56,448
4 Delancy Park 1,007 $252,733 $75,675
5 Baldwin Park 7,578 $280,950 $98,644
6 College Park 11,293 $312,278 $74,653
7 Lake Davis-Greenwood 1,260 $330,300 $83,902
8 Lawsona-Fern Creek 2,153 $278,167 $73,302
9 Lake Como 2,255 $202,575 $71,600
10 Lake Eola Heights 2,186 $271,133 $63,260
11 South Eola 1,811 $384,900 $65,350
12 Lake Formosa 798 $324,050 $76,762
13 Audubon Park 1,693 $194,700 $72,343
14 Orwin Manor 508 $371,767 $101,626
15 Thornton Park 680 $291,050 $91,478
16 Lake Nona Estates 397 $333,300 $101,927
17 Rowena Gardens 265 $386,200 $119,444
18 Park Lake-Highland 1,058 $239,450 $86,912
19 City Of Orlando-Goaa 586 $333,300 $101,927
20 Lake Weldona 207 $296,500 $91,472
21 Dover Shores West 1,488 $186,900 $60,785
22 Lake Underhill 1,630 $191,400 $53,036
23 Wedgewood Groves 1,274 $158,800 $31,318
24 Lake Copeland 570 $192,550 $59,860
25 Bryn Mawr 3,605 $144,600 $50,819
26 Bel Air 635 $194,800 $55,819
27 Colonicaltown North 2,674 $187,000 $49,922
28 Dover Shores East 2,009 $159,500 $52,540
29 Spring Lake 472 $382,700 $112,404
30 Southern Oaks 547 $217,600 $50,355
31 Lake Cherokee 1,078 $244,500 $43,169
32 Colonicaltown South 1,094 $255,000 $43,296
33 Orlando International Airport 3,933 $225,950 $71,655
34 Lake Nona Central 609 $333,300 $101,927
35 Lake Terrace 943 $181,200 $46,910
36 Lake Shore Village 272 $236,600 $61,510
37 Vista East 7,623 $152,333 $57,896
38 Lake Nona South 1,074 $333,300 $101,927
39 Metro West 19,034 $145,750 $47,502
40 Dover Estates 1,673 $117,400 $41,250
41 East Central Park 1,002 $202,800 $38,290
42 Lake Holden 159 $173,400 $41,438
43 North Orange 986 $258,500 $60,448
44 Ventura 4,373 $85,300 $32,793
45 Palomar 294 $236,600 $61,510
46 Eagles Nest 5,039 $70,800 $39,263
47 Crescent Park 254 $160,300 $45,121
48 Mariners Village 2,354 $131,000 $46,034
49 Vista Park 5,085 $157,000 $59,015
50 Dover Manor 1,046 $154,600 $32,772
51 Florida Center North 10,650 $80,600 $34,726
52 Coytown 155 $145,500 $51,202
53 Airport North 10,061 $95,366 $40,784
54 South Orange 1,430 $134,000 $46,021
55 Millenia 9,044 $88,567 $39,021
56 Monterey 2,875 $120,150 $35,612
57 Southport 1,726 $118,600 $41,383
58 Lake Frendrica 6,401 $52,000 $30,871
59 Englewood Park 9,224 $93,760 $38,653
60 Princeton-Silver Star 3,534 $196,225 $57,299
61 Wadeview Park 2,712 $93,833 $44,144
62 Dixie Belle 1,883 $117,400 $41,250
63 The Dovers 521 $154,600 $32,772
64 Lake Fairview 545 $146,100 $40,848
65 Pineloch 682 $175,100 $42,352
66 South Division 688 $51,800 $40,178
67 Colonial Town Center 1,394 $172,760 $50,064
68 Boggy Creek 2,221 $114,133 $48,875
69 Florida Center 5,736 $155,450 $51,356
70 Lake Richmond 705 $66,100 $41,272
71 Rosemont North 1,745 $84,700 $35,628
72 Orlando Executive 783 $110,700 $43,889
73 Park Central 794 $103,200 $48,525
74 South Semoran 5,584 $134,680 $40,316
75 Seaboard Industrial 1,293 $131,200 $32,924
76 Hibiscus 394 $79,400 $31,542
77 33rd Saint Industrial 4,172 $66,967 $33,337
78 Kirkman South 3,315 $182,050 $43,330
79 Countryside 1,368 $79,000 $27,164
80 Camellia Gardens 2,053 $93,900 $26,898
81 Kirkman North 3,673 $88,650 $35,461
82 Rio Grande Park 1,113 $119,400 $27,076
83 Pershing 252 $43,600 $31,731
84 Lake Mann Estates 1,125 $77,950 $29,544
85 Carver Shores 1,389 $75,500 $37,254
86 Richmond Estates 1,234 $60,700 $26,509
87 Richmond Heights 3,113 $68,100 $31,882
88 Washington Shores 1,024 $91,400 $26,023
89 Rock Lake 1,065 $60,450 $35,830
90 Catalina 1,284 $101,833 $27,478
91 Rosemont 8,857 $67,875 $29,968
92 The Willows 236 $131,200 $32,924
93 Windhover 563 $171,700 $39,289
94 Clear Lake 1,257 $111,500 $27,179
95 Lake Sunset 1,268 $59,400 $26,068
96 Lake Mann Gardens 610 $87,600 $25,699
97 West Colonial 1,447 $90,060 $42,770
98 Signal Hill 1,780 $107,950 $34,276
99 Holden-Parramore 3,118 $34,560 $17,750
100 Lorna Doone 480 $69,300 $26,401
101 Johnson Village 1,011 $66,700 $28,281
102 New Malibu 408 $87,300 $24,310
103 Malibu Groves 1,165 $82,250 $23,549
104 Roosevelt Park 484 $60,700 $26,509
105 Mercy Drive 1,836 $33,800 $16,845

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