Learn About Central Florida Counties, Cities and Towns
From Theresa Johnston, former About.com Guide
- Seminole County - More Cities
- Osceola County
- Lake County
- Central Florida Real Estate
- Services for Living in Central Florida
- State & County Resources
The hub of the Central Florida area, Downtown Orlando contains the central business district. Looking for theatrical venues, the sports arenas or a variety of dining and entertainment options, Downtown Orlando is the place to visit.
Orange County's largest city, Orlando is known worldwide for it's association to Central Florida's Theme Parks, nightlife and downtown area.
- Orlando Area Walking Tours
- Orlando Museum of Art
- Loch Haven Park Photo Tour
- Orlando Science Center
- Leu Gardens
- Turkey Lake Park
- Orlando Public Pools
- College Park Community
- Favorite College Park Restaurants
- Hunter's Creek Community
- Orlando Public Safety
Located in the north eastern section of Orange County, this historic city that was officially incorporated under the name "Apopka” in 1882. As the indoor foliage capital of the world, Apopka has a large number of businesses that are dedicated to growing orchids.
Home to many impressive and historical buildings, Winter Park has long been considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Central Florida area. Located within Orange County, just northeast of Orlando, Winter Park is an easy commute for residents that work in the Downtown Orlando area.
- Winter Park Village
- Rollins College
- Full Sail University
- Morse Museum of American Art
- Albin Polasek Museum & Gardens
- Casa Feliz Historic Home
- Lake Island Park
- Winter Park Farmers' Market
- Park Avenue Shops
- Winter Park Dog Park
- Popcorn Flicks in the Park
- Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
- Winter Park Movie Theaters
- I-4 Exit for Winter Park
Orange County - More Cities
Encompassing 907 square miles, Orange County has the largest population of the four counties that make up Central Florida. Thirteen cities make up Orange County with Orlando having the largest number of residents. Throughout Orange County, mainly the Orlando you will find a variety of distinct areas each with unique identities. Older communities that have a reputation for their neighborhood pride to newer upscale gated areas that are known world wide for golf, lakes and amenities.
- Eatonville - City Profile
- Maitland - City Profile
- Maitland - Where to Get Married
- Matland - Enzian Theater
- Maitland - Holocaust Memorial
- Maitland Art Center
- Maitland Historical Society and Museums
- Windermere - City Profile
- Winter Garden - City Profile
- Orange County Public School Board
Close proximity to Interstate 4 and easy access into Orlando makes this Seminole County City a popular destination for residents. Convenient access to shopping, healthcare, parks and entertainment venues, Altamonte Springs has the busiest I-4 exit in all of Seminole County.
As the county seat of Seminole County, the City of Sanford is home to the County Courthouse. A historical city, Sanford has been home to a U.S. Military post in the 1930s and has grown from a mostly agricultural community to one offering dining, entertainment and cultural venues to it’s residents.
- Sanford City Profile
- Seminole Community College
- Seminole Towne Center
- Central Florida Zoo
- Wayne Densch Theater
Seminole County - More Cities
The smallest in size of the four counties that make up Central Florida, Seminole County is often referred to as Orlando's bedroom community. Recent years have brought high-tech companies to the Lake Mary area. Known for it's high ranking public schools, Seminole County attracts both mid-scale and upper-end housing.
- Getting to Know Seminole County
- I-4 Exits in Seminole County
- Casselberry - Profile
- Lake Mary - Profile
- Longwood - Profile
- Oviedo - Profile
- Winter Springs - Profile
- Heathrow Community
- Seminole County Public School Board
- Sabal Point Community
Central Florida's largest county by area, Osceola County embraces it's past while forging into the future. Well known in the 1880's for it's cattle ranches, citrus and abundent land, the area now boasts one of the highest concentrations of guest rooms in the country. Portions of the Walt Disney World Resort encroach into Osceola as well at the Community of Celebration.
- Getting to Know Osceola County
- Osceola County Public Schools
- Celebration - City Profile
- Osceola Heritage Park - Silver Spurs Rodeo
Aptly named for it's abundance of lakes, Lake County lies predominately to the west of Orange County. Laid back charm, rolling hills and natural settings make this an outdoor lover's paradise. With it's close proximity to the attractions, natural lakes and golf courses, Lake County is well known for large number of Active Adult Communities.
- City of Mount Dora
- Lakes of Mount Dora Adult Community
- Legacy of Leesburg Adult Community
- Lake County Public Schools
Central Florida Real Estate
Looking for housing options in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Polk Counties? Here is an overview on what types of Real Estate is available in the Central Florida area.
- Orlando's Foreclosure Market
- Real Estate Trends & Graphs
- Your Homestead Exemption
- Retiring To A 55+ Community
Services for Living in Central Florida
Some of the basics that you need while living in the Central Florida area. Utilities and media services for your home. Transportation services including airports, toll roads and car rental companies.
State & County Resources
Everything to do with the Government resources for the State of Florida from finding licensing resources, insurance information to state parks and election offices by county.