21st Century

Orlando FL

History of Orlando/21st Century
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21st Century

Nowadays, the historic core of "Old Orlando" is in Downtown Orlando along Church Street, between Orange Avenue and Garland Avenue. The Urban development and the Central Business District of downtown have become essential during recent history. The present-day historic district is primarily associated with the neighborhoods around Lake Eola. These neighborhoods, known as "Lake Eola Heights" and "Thornton Park", contain some of the oldest homes in Orlando.

Many factors have contributed to Orlando's growth as a city. Its subtropical weather year-round attracts every day more people that are tired of the cold temperatures in winter in their cities. Also, tourist attractions like Disney World and Universal Studios were responsible to turn the tourist into the most important industry. In fact, 2018 was a great year because it had 75 million visitors, a number that sounds incredibly high.

Today, Metro Orlando has a total of 19 completed skyscrapers. The majority are located in downtown but there are some that are situated southwest. They don't exceed 441 ft because the Orlando Executive Airport, just under 2 miles from the city center, doesn't allow buildings to exceed a certain height without approval from the FAA.

What first was a small town became within the years a great destination for everyone. Dining, retail and entertainment options are unlimited in this city. Wherever you go, you will find things to see and do. It is definitely a place in the States that is impossible to miss!

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