The College Park community of Orlando is inside the city limits of Orlando, Florida. It gets its name from the large number of streets that were named for higher learning institutions such as Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and more.
It’s popularity stems from its convenient location to downtown Orlando as well as the small town feel of College Park as its own community. While many residents are old timers who never left the area (many seniors), there’s also a large number of young professionals due to its location. A higher percentage of the residents in College Park have no children than most communities of Orlando.
Due to the wide variety of homes, it’s often an area where young people purchase their first starter home.
In 2005, a developer named Jim Kersey built a 7-story condominium development named “The Wellesley.” With 140 residential units, it also has a SunTrust location and a number of retail locations on its first floor. The Wellesley is located centrally at Princeton and Edgewater, right in the heart of College Park.
Restaurants & Shopping
Within College Park, there are some great dining options. The Tap Room at Dubsdread is a great casual spot for good drinks and food. K Restaurant is a local favorite. A number of local cafes are also present such as Shakers American Cafe, Christo’s Cafe and the College Park Cafe.
Newer chains have moved in in recent years such as Tijuana Flats, Graffiti Junktion and Wild Side BBQ.
Family & Fitness
The College Park Community Center and Pool has a gymnasium and swimming pool. They have fitness and sports programs for youth.
Since College Park is a residential community with great lakes, many residents take many of the jogging and running routes around the community. Dubsdread Golf Course is a local public course located on the northern end off Par St.
Lake Silver Elementary School, Princeton Elementary School, Edgewater High School, Bishop Moore Catholic High School are all local to College Park.