Downtown Orlando is one of the most beautiful places in the city that people visit every year. Bordered by Marks Street, Mills Avenue, Orange Blossom Trail, and Kaley Avenue, downtown is known as the central business district and the historic core. It is home to residential and commercial towers, as well as federal offices, art galleries, sports facilities, parks, hospital, schools, churches, skyscrapers, and retail stores. It is the perfect spot to visit because it shows the real Orlando that locals would definitely suggest. Parades, political events, festivals, and other celebrations are part of the activities that this area offers. And what is best, there are great neighborhoods to explore here!
Located north of Colonial Drive, it is a vibrant area where many apartments and condominiums were built, bringing a diverse collection of businesses ranging from dining to shopping. Due to its proximity to the Central Business District, this has become a valuable neighborhood to live in and work.
The central business district is Orlando's Financial District and is the most recognized feature of downtown. There are corporate offices for Wells Fargo and Suntrust banks, as well as foreign consulates, and many hotels. Church Street Station is also located in this area. The Rogers Building (built-in 1886), originally an English Gentlemen's Club, is the oldest building in downtown Orlando.
Lake Eola Heights is a unique neighborhood in Orlando that contains some of the oldest homes in the city and is another one of Orlando's historic districts. There are many historical "Florida style" bungalows and century-old oak-lined brick streets.
Lake Eola Park is located here. Historically significant, it has become home to a frequent venue for events and festivals. The most iconic landmark is the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain that is located in the center of the lake. The fountain is illuminated at night in various colors with two nightly water shows. In addition to the fountain, the park features paddle boats and the Walt Disney Amphitheater.
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