The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Orlando For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Orlando are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Orlando, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Orlando neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Orlando are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Florida and Orlando is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Orlando for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Orlando for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Lancaster Park looks to be the best Orlando neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Orlando that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Orlando.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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Best Neighborhoods In Orlando

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando

Population: 339
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $373,100 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $107,303 (Fourth best)
More on Lancaster Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 313
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $472,700 (best)
Median Income: $134,956 (best)
More on Rose Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 798
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $324,050 (12th best)
Median Income: $76,762 (15th best)
More on Lake Formosa: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,942
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $194,200 (33rd best)
Median Income: $56,448 (32nd best)
More on Central Business District: Homes For Sale | Data

Central Business District Orlando, FL

Population: 265
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $386,200 (Second best)
Median Income: $119,444 (Second best)
More on Rowena Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,007
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $252,733 (2best)
Median Income: $75,675 (16th best)
More on Delancy Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,578
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $280,950 (16th best)
Median Income: $98,644 (Tenth best)
More on Baldwin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Baldwin Park Orlando, FL

Population: 11,293
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $312,278 (13th best)
Median Income: $74,653 (17th best)
More on College Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,255
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $202,575 (29th best)
Median Income: $71,600 (2best)
More on Lake Como: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,260
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $330,300 (11th best)
Median Income: $83,902 (14th best)
More on Lake Davis-Greenwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Orlando, FL Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Orlando, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 105 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Orlando." We're lookin' at you, Lancaster Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Orlando, Florida has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Orlando

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Orlando where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Orlando aren't all good. Mercy Drive takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Orlando.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Lancaster Park 339 $373,100 $107,303
2 Rose Isle 313 $472,700 $134,956
3 Lake Formosa 798 $324,050 $76,762
4 Central Business District 3,942 $194,200 $56,448
5 Rowena Gardens 265 $386,200 $119,444
6 Delancy Park 1,007 $252,733 $75,675
7 Baldwin Park 7,578 $280,950 $98,644
8 College Park 11,293 $312,278 $74,653
9 Lake Como 2,255 $202,575 $71,600
10 Lake Davis-Greenwood 1,260 $330,300 $83,902
11 Lawsona-Fern Creek 2,153 $278,167 $73,302
12 Lake Eola Heights 2,186 $271,133 $63,260
13 South Eola 1,811 $384,900 $65,350
14 Orwin Manor 508 $371,767 $101,626
15 Audubon Park 1,693 $194,700 $72,343
16 Thornton Park 680 $291,050 $91,478
17 Lake Nona Estates 397 $333,300 $101,927
18 Spring Lake 472 $382,700 $112,404
19 Park Lake-Highland 1,058 $239,450 $86,912
20 City Of Orlando-Goaa 586 $333,300 $101,927
21 Lake Weldona 207 $296,500 $91,472
22 Dover Shores West 1,488 $186,900 $60,785
23 Lake Underhill 1,630 $191,400 $53,036
24 Wedgewood Groves 1,274 $158,800 $31,318
25 Bel Air 635 $194,800 $55,819
26 Bryn Mawr 3,605 $144,600 $50,819
27 Lake Copeland 570 $192,550 $59,860
28 Colonicaltown North 2,674 $187,000 $49,922
29 Dover Shores East 2,009 $159,500 $52,540
30 Lake Cherokee 1,078 $244,500 $43,169
31 Southern Oaks 547 $217,600 $50,355
32 Colonicaltown South 1,094 $255,000 $43,296
33 Lake Nona Central 609 $333,300 $101,927
34 Orlando International Airport 3,933 $225,950 $71,655
35 Lake Terrace 943 $181,200 $46,910
36 Lake Shore Village 272 $236,600 $61,510
37 Vista East 7,623 $152,333 $57,896
38 Lake Nona South 1,074 $333,300 $101,927
39 Metro West 19,034 $145,750 $47,502
40 Dover Estates 1,673 $117,400 $41,250
41 Lake Holden 159 $173,400 $41,438
42 East Central Park 1,002 $202,800 $38,290
43 North Orange 986 $258,500 $60,448
44 Palomar 294 $236,600 $61,510
45 Ventura 4,373 $85,300 $32,793
46 Eagles Nest 5,039 $70,800 $39,263
47 Crescent Park 254 $160,300 $45,121
48 Mariners Village 2,354 $131,000 $46,034
49 Vista Park 5,085 $157,000 $59,015
50 Coytown 155 $145,500 $51,202
51 Dover Manor 1,046 $154,600 $32,772
52 South Orange 1,430 $134,000 $46,021
53 Florida Center North 10,650 $80,600 $34,726
54 Airport North 10,061 $95,366 $40,784
55 Millenia 9,044 $88,567 $39,021
56 Southport 1,726 $118,600 $41,383
57 Monterey 2,875 $120,150 $35,612
58 Wadeview Park 2,712 $93,833 $44,144
59 Lake Frendrica 6,401 $52,000 $30,871
60 Englewood Park 9,224 $93,760 $38,653
61 Princeton-Silver Star 3,534 $196,225 $57,299
62 The Dovers 521 $154,600 $32,772
63 Lake Fairview 545 $146,100 $40,848
64 Dixie Belle 1,883 $117,400 $41,250
65 Pineloch 682 $175,100 $42,352
66 Colonial Town Center 1,394 $172,760 $50,064
67 South Division 688 $51,800 $40,178
68 Boggy Creek 2,221 $114,133 $48,875
69 Park Central 794 $103,200 $48,525
70 Orlando Executive 783 $110,700 $43,889
71 Lake Richmond 705 $66,100 $41,272
72 Rosemont North 1,745 $84,700 $35,628
73 South Semoran 5,584 $134,680 $40,316
74 Seaboard Industrial 1,293 $131,200 $32,924
75 Hibiscus 394 $79,400 $31,542
76 33rd Saint Industrial 4,172 $66,967 $33,337
77 Kirkman South 3,315 $182,050 $43,330
78 Florida Center 5,736 $155,450 $51,356
79 Countryside 1,368 $79,000 $27,164
80 Camellia Gardens 2,053 $93,900 $26,898
81 Kirkman North 3,673 $88,650 $35,461
82 Rio Grande Park 1,113 $119,400 $27,076
83 Lake Mann Estates 1,125 $77,950 $29,544
84 Carver Shores 1,389 $75,500 $37,254
85 Pershing 252 $43,600 $31,731
86 Catalina 1,284 $101,833 $27,478
87 Richmond Estates 1,234 $60,700 $26,509
88 Washington Shores 1,024 $91,400 $26,023
89 Richmond Heights 3,113 $68,100 $31,882
90 Rosemont 8,857 $67,875 $29,968
91 The Willows 236 $131,200 $32,924
92 Windhover 563 $171,700 $39,289
93 Rock Lake 1,065 $60,450 $35,830
94 Lake Sunset 1,268 $59,400 $26,068
95 Clear Lake 1,257 $111,500 $27,179
96 West Colonial 1,447 $90,060 $42,770
97 Holden-Parramore 3,118 $34,560 $17,750
98 Lake Mann Gardens 610 $87,600 $25,699
99 Signal Hill 1,780 $107,950 $34,276
100 Lorna Doone 480 $69,300 $26,401
101 Johnson Village 1,011 $66,700 $28,281
102 New Malibu 408 $87,300 $24,310
103 Malibu Groves 1,165 $82,250 $23,549
104 Roosevelt Park 484 $60,700 $26,509
105 Mercy Drive 1,836 $33,800 $16,845

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Orlando.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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