The metro Orlando area is one of the hottest markets in the country, and we’re not just talking about the Florida heat! Orlando’s population growth has exploded over the last ten years, outpacing the other major metros with a 23.7% growth rate since 2010. The housing market is just as hot, with closed sales up 82% year-over-year and the median home price up 15%. As more people move to the metro area and seek homes to buy, they are considering the growing and thriving suburban towns just outside of downtown. And what a choice they have! These cities and towns in the Orlando metro area offer new construction homes, plenty of amenities, and lots of local flavor.
Best Places to Live Near Orlando
Lake Nona is a reimagined master-planned community that embraces technology, innovation, and community. Encompassing 17 square miles and located adjacent to the Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona has everything you need to live a modern, well-connected life. With distinct neighborhoods to live, and regional destinations like Lake Nona Town Center and Boxi Park to shop, play and dine, you don’t have to venture far from home for world-class experiences.
Summerdale Park at Lake Nona is a new neighborhood in the heart of Orlando’s premier destination community. With multiple floor plans to choose from between Dream Finders Homes and Craft Homes, you and your family will experience life in a brand new way! These open-concept, 4-bedroom homes are built for the way modern families live. Kitchens have more counter space and larger islands to serve cereal in the mornings or hors d’oeuvres on the weekends, family rooms are larger with more windows to let in natural light, bonus rooms allow for ultimate room personalization, and owner’s suites offer luxurious comfort and privacy.
Winter Garden is a former citrus-growing town on beautiful Lake Apopka 20 minutes from Orlando and has grown into one of the area’s premier suburbs. With 40,000 residents, plenty of recreational amenities, events for every interest, and above-average schools, it’s a great place to live. Whether the day takes you through the quaint Historic Downtown to soak up the town’s storied past, to the nationally-recognized Winter Garden Farmers Market for locally-grown fruits and vegetables, or to the Crooked Can Brewing Company to kick back and enjoy a (locally brewed) cold one, there’s something for everyone in Winter Park. A word of warning to those with kids: Winter Park is close to many of Orlando’s biggest theme parks; they’ll want to go every weekend!
Lakeside at Hamlin is Dream Finders Homes’ newest community in Winter Garden. The neighborhood is close to the trendy shops and dining of Winter Garden Village, and just a 12-minute drive to Disney World! Hamlin Town Center is within walking distance with cafes, dining, shopping, and a new movie theater. With 15 gorgeous single-family home plans to choose from ranging from 3-6 bedrooms, there’s a home to accommodate every family in one of Orlando’s most popular suburbs!
Winter Springs, FL has been called one of the state’s most livable small towns, and it’s easy to see why. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Orlando, it has its own easy, upscale vibe with plenty of things to do. Fall and winter obviously are beautiful times of year here (hence the name), with myriad fairs, festivals, and celebrations. Enjoy unique art from around the world, along with music and kids’ activities at the Winter Springs Festival of the Arts, or a classic fall festival at the Hometown Harvest. The town’s Park Avenue Shopping District, also known as Florida’s “Little Europe,” features a walkable town center with restaurants, bars, shops, and museums galore.
Seminole Crossing is a collection of luxury townhomes in Winter Springs with 2 model homes opening in September! Located near stunning Lake Jesup along SR-434, Seminole Crossing is one of the few communities near Orlando where a car is not required. The neighborhood is within walking distance of the Winter Springs Town Center — a lively area filled with great shops and excellent dining. To maintain your healthy lifestyle, Seminole Crossing is located along the Cross Seminole Trail, a 23-mile pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trail. To top off the easy, maintenance-free townhomes lifestyle, the community will feature a pool, cabana, and dog stations.
With its diverse neighborhoods, perfect weather, booming economy, and amazing entertainment options, Orlando will continue to be a great place to buy a home and enjoy its unique Florida lifestyle.
For more information on buying a new home in the Orlando suburbs, contact our Online New Home Sales Consultants at 888-416-6328 or schedule an appointment today.
Top 3 Orlando Suburbs to Buy a New Home
- Lake Nona
- Winter Garden
- Winter Springs