South Winter Garden Neighborhood Guide
SCOPE | MINT AFFORDABILITY
Previously rows on rows of citrus groves, the south side of Winter Garden has become a crux of
activity with the introduction of new neighborhoods, schools, parks, and the Winter Garden Village
outdoor shopping over the last twenty years. With Downtown Orlando just 14 miles westward via the
East-West Expressway, the charm of Windermere on its south border and its historic downtown
directly north, this pocket of Winter Garden provides a lot of freedom to venture across town.
FEEL | CASUAL COMMUTER
A day in the life could look like. . .
Spend an early morning at the breakfast table with coffee. Fit in an hour at LA Fitness or the West Orange YMCA. Coast down 50 or the 408 towards work. Enjoy the day, embrace the hustle. Make it home before 5 o’clock with time to spare. Pick up dinner at Winter Garden village to enjoy with the family. Spend the evening in the historic side of town with friends at the Crooked Can Brewery patio.
ARCHITECTURE | CONTEMPORARY
With networks of developments intentionally woven together for easy connectivity, these typically include cozy to grand contemporary style homes with moderate-sized lots, neighborhood fitness centers, parks, and pools. Several of these developments include or exclusively feature apartments and/or townhomes for those looking to be yard work free.
MARKET | TBD
WHAT TO EXPECT | OUTINGS AND MORE OUTINGS
With so many options for quick shopping and grabbing a bite, it will be hard to resist regular spur of the moment adventures (might as well build it into your budget now.)
WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE | BEGINNINGS
The residential growth and affordability alongside the variety of shopping and restaurant options tend to attract young professionals and growing families.
PRACTICALLY SPEAKING | KINSHIP WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE
Although there are plenty of sidewalks and several parks, this is not the predominantly pedestrian side of Winter Garden. Expect regular (although short) drive times in your car—providing you daily opportunity to marvel at the genius of your Spotify playlists.
NEIGHBORHOOD LANDMARKS | SHOPPING & HEALTH
Open-air shopping plaza
Wellness + group exercise, youth sports + programs, child development center
Designed by Arthur Hills with long fairways, deep bunkers + waterfronts on 14 holes
Advent Health of Winter Garden
Brand new hospital branch specializing in cardiovascular, digestive care, emergency,
outpatient surgical, and women’s care
EATS | HAPPY LUNCH
Breakfast & Coffee
Starbucks, First Watch, The Village Inn, Country House Restaurant
Bites & Beverages
Pei Wei, Chili’s, Five Guys, Panera Bread Company, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews, Miller’s Ale House, Macaroni Grill, Chipotle, Hagan O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, Chic-fil-A, The Big Easy, Cracker Barrel, Planet Smoothie, Press’d Juice Bar & Kitchen, Tijuana Flats, Taco Norteño, Cold Stone Creamery, Firehouse Subs.
The Finer Side
Bonefish Grille, Aji Sushi and Teppan, Bella Italia Ristorante, Longhorn Steakhouse.
SHOPPING | APPAREL, HOME, & GROCERY
Target, World Market, Lowes, Marshalls & HomeGoods, Nike, New York & Company, Charming Charlie, Victoria’s Secret & PINK, PacSun, David’s World Cycle, Havertys Furniture, Nike.
Stoneybrook West Village
Publix Super Market, The Dive Place, Walgreens, First Class Cleaners.
22 min drive
26 min drive
PARKS & REC | SPORTS & PICNIC AREAS
Soccer, and softball/baseball fields.
George Bailey Park
Baseball fields, picnic/grill area, playground.
West Orange Dog Park
Two fenced parks: one for smaller dogs and one for larger pups.
Basketball courts, picnic/grill area, playground.
Tucker Ranch Recreation & Nature Complex
Open fields, boardwalks/trails, canoe/kayak launch point, campground, working farm, playground.
Roper YMCA Family Center
Gym, exercise classes, soccer fields, indoor basketball courts, childcare.
Swim programs for children and teens.
SCHOOLS | PUBLIC & PRIVATE
Winter Garden has 14 top public schools. Average student: teacher ratio of 18:1
Whispering Oak Elementary School, Sunridge Elementary School, Lake Whitney
Elementary School, Bridgewater Elementary School, West Orange High School
Family Christian School, Foundation Academy, Cranium Academy of Winter Garden
Orange Technical College, Westside Campus
6 min drive
Lake Sumter State College, Southlake Campus
19 min drive
Valencia College, West Campus
23 min drive
University of Central Florida
35 min drive
COMMUTE TIMES (ISH) | 22 MINUTES
Places to Go
25 min drive
21 min drive
23 min drive
28 min drive
26 min drive
Orlando International Airport
28 min drive
1 hr + 21 min drive
Cocoa Beach (East)
1 hr + 16 min drive