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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.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Orlando for 2020? 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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando
Downtown Orlando is the historic core and central business district of Orlando, Florida, United States. It is bordered by Marks Street in the north, Mills Avenue in the east, Orange Blossom Trail in the west, and Kaley Avenue in the south. There are several distinct neighborhoods in downtown; "North Quarter" to the north, "Lake Eola Heights Historic District" just north of Lake Eola, "South Eola" contains Lake Eola Park and continues to the east and south of Lake Eola, "Thornton Park" in the east, "Parramore" in the west, "Lake Cherokee Historic District" to the south, and the "Central Business District" between Colonial Drive and Lake Lucerne in the center. In 2010, the estimated population of downtown was 18,731. The daytime population was estimated to be 65,000. The 5-mile radius population of downtown is 273,335.
Delaney Park is a neighborhood located south of downtown Orlando, Florida, United States.
College Park is a distinct neighborhood within the city of Orlando, Florida, deriving its name from the many streets within its bounds that were named for institutions of higher learning such as Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. Its close proximity to downtown has made it a popular residential area for over a century among seniors and young professionals. According to the 2000 census, most residents are of working age and are homeowners. 65.5% of households include no children.
The Lake Eola Heights Historic District is a U.S. historic district located in the eastern part of Downtown Orlando, Florida. The district is roughly bounded by Hillcrest Street, North Hyer Avenue, Ridgewood Street and North Magnolia Avenue. It contains 487 historic buildings.
How We Determined The Best Orlando, FL Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Orlando, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- 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.
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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