One of Orlando’s Oldest and Most Architecturally Diverse Neighborhoods
One of Orlando’s oldest and most architecturally diverse neighborhoods, Lake Eola Heights Historic District has been drawing in clientele’ looking for unique homes with tons of character for over a century. In 1989, Lake Eola Heights was designated a local historic district. Three years later it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded by local citrus growers, much of the area was farmland until the late nineteenth century when the Big Freeze devastated this emerging industry. Developers jumped at the opportunity to purchase the land and subdivide it for residential development as the area appealed to New Englanders looking for reprieve from the harsh winters and its proximity to Florida’s beaches made it ideal.
Encompassing approximately 38 blocks in Downtown Orlando, the area offers an eclectic mix of architectural styles among its beautiful tree-lined brick streets. Vernacular clapboard farmhouses, built between 1890 and 1911, are scattered throughout the neighborhood. Other styles represented, include Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Mediterranean Revival, Mission Revival, Art Deco, and Minimal Traditional. The district’s greatest period of growth, was seen between 1905-1925, where Orlando saw the construction of homes, educational and religious institutions, as well as the emergence of commercial buildings, spurning on the growth of this up-and- coming neighborhood. Today you will find the downtown area has retained much of the same charm and small town feel that its founders sought after, with many of its residents loving its location and affordability. This unique community has much to offer, with its burgeoning entertaining and shopping districts and its walkability. Lake Eola Heights is truly a gem and a great place to call home.
Maxine’s on Shine – 337 Shine Avenue
310 Lakeside – 310 E. Pine Street
Soco Restaurant – 629 E. Central
Anthony’s Thornton Park – 100 N. Summerlin
Grand Bohemian – 325 S. Orange Avenue
Starbucks – 20 N. Summerlin
HOA & District Information
Lake Eola Heights Historic District
Preservation Officer (407) 246-3350
Preservation Secretary (407) 246-3416
Lake Eola Heights
Public & Private Schools
Lake Highland Prep
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