East Orlando Allure: Blending Authentic Florida Agriculture With An Urban Oasis

Mar 1, 2024 | News

girls riding bicycles on a trail followed by their dad, enjoying the East Orlando allure

The allure of East Orlando is unmatched for its quality of life, blending an urban oasis that has a rich agricultural history with access to all that Central Florida has to offer.

For those seeking to plant roots here, East Orlando offers a bounty of opportunities including plentiful shopping and dining with close proximity to UCF and Research Park.

The Grow, Orlando’s only agrihood, will provide a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of all that East Orlando has to offer.

Life nestled amongst the gardens, groves, and fields is where you feel most alive. And access to the very best of Central Florida makes it easy for you to find everything else in life.

Highly Ranked Education

Several choices for early education, public, private, and charter schools, including Trinity Preparatory School, The Master’s Academy, Montessori School of East Orlando, East Lake Elementary School, Corner Lake Middle School, and East River High School, serve the area. For the little ones not yet school-aged, numerous top-rated daycare facilities, such as Top Spot Academy and A Growing Place Academy serve East Orlando. Valencia College/East Campus, Full Sail University, and Rollins College are among the nearby top-ranked higher education institutions. And less than 5 miles east is the University of Central Florida, the state’s largest university by enrollment, along with its neighboring Central Florida Research Park, the largest research park in the state.

Award-Winning Healthcare

Award-winning healthcare facilities are conveniently located here, including Lake Nona area hospitals, AdventHealth primary care facilities, Palm Medical Centers, and urgent care facilities by AdventHealth and CareSpot-Orlando Health. CVS, Publix, and Walgreens pharmacies are also nearby.

Convenient Transportation

Whether you’re hosting out-of-town visitors or planning a getaway, you can reach the Orlando International Airport, Orlando Executive Airport, and Orlando Sanford International Airport—all within a 20–30-minute drive. SunRail innercity commuter rail and Brightline intercity high-speed rail to South Florida both offer stations just 30 minutes away … or you can set sail to the Caribbean via Port Canaveral in under an hour.

Shopping + Dining + Entertainment

An abundance of premium shopping, dining, and entertainment await you in East Orlando. Waterford Lakes Town Center, Lake Nona Town Center, and Oviedo Mall offer a bounty of chic boutiques, casual and formal dining, and cinemas featuring the latest film releases. For your next date night, you might want to visit the Oviedo Night Market, featuring local produce, crafts, and delectable food. Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Why not enjoy an intimate wine-tasting or exclusive wine club dinner with your significant other? Or, check out nearby family-friendly festivals throughout the year.

Recreation in Abundance

Life at The Grow allows you to be surrounded by nature. Miles of trails for walking, running, strolling, and biking allow you to be nurtured by nature. Outdoor adventures also await you at nearby parks such as the Econ River Wilderness Area where you can cast a line, hike, or go horseback riding. For an educational and entertaining day trip, don’t miss Fort Christmas Historical Park. This public park features replicas of an 1837 fort, pioneer homes, and a sugar mill. Or, take the family to UCF Lake Claire Recreational Area for volleyball, and al fresco dining under one of their many picnic pavilions. Blanchard Park is where you’ll find little sluggers and soccer players. If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty, the UCF Arboretum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for helping in the community garden or learning about natural land management. Ready to hit the beach or ride a rollercoaster? Excursions to the Space Coast, beautiful beaches, and theme parks are easily accessible via nearby expressways.

Indeed, the East Orlando allure is a best-kept secret for those seeking a unique opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of authentic Florida without compromising on convenience, quality education, or premium experiences.

Bloom where you’re planted. From gardens and groves to miles of trails, dig into life at The Grow.

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