Winter Park is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida.
Winter Park real estate has always been in high demand, with Spanish/Mediterranean and Colonial style homes , brick streets beautiful parks. In 1912 a 9 – hole Golf course and Country Club facility opened making this is the perfect place to visit and call home.
Chartered in 1887, the city was originally developed as a winter resort for wealthy Northerners seeking refuge from the harsh winters and a tranquil place to rest and relax. The city was originally named Lakeview in 1858 and re-named Osceola in 1870. Eleven years later, the name Winter Park.
Tourists came to the city originally to enjoy Winter Park’s beautiful lakes, warm temperatures and natural surroundings. Today they can enjoy these same amenities in addition to great restaurants, museums, entertainment, theater, outdoor activities, festivals and much more.
Central Park is the crown jewel of all the parks in Winter Park. Conveniently located near Park Avenue in the heart of the downtown shopping district.
Rollins College, the oldest college in Florida and the nation’s premiere liberal arts college, was founded here in 1885 by New England Congregationalists who sought to bring their style of liberal arts education to Florida.
Winter Park is also home to Charles Hosmer, Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass.
The city is also famous for the Winter Park annual Sidewalk Art Festival including the Bach Festival which draws over 250,000 visitors each year to Central Park to enjoy some of the best art and music in the United States.