A Patchwork of Distinctive Neighborhoods
Orlando, Florida may be the Theme Park Capital of the World, yet there is so much more to experience living in a Downtown Orlando apartment. Distinctive neighborhoods with excellent dining, lively nightlife, entertainment, recreation, sporting events, and captivating culture make up the patchwork to this colorful Orlando quilt that includes Central Business District, City District, Creative Village, Lake Eola Heights, Lake Cherokee Historic District, North Quarter District, Parramore Heritage Neighborhood, The Milk District, South Eola, and Thornton Park Main Street District.
When you think of a bustling downtown apartment, you don’t expect to be surrounded by historic homes lined with brick-paved streets and gorgeous mature trees, and here, you do. Downtown Orlando’s diversity provides something for everyone, and it is all conveniently connected by public transportation.
Check All the Boxes in Downtown Orlando
Taste the rainbow - not of Skittles - of all the eclectic restaurants, bars, and breweries Downtown Orlando apartment living has to offer. If you are a foodie, you will appreciate the award-winning chefs like at Artisan’s Table in City District’s Church Street area which focuses on seasonally inspired food, and Reyes Mezcaleria in downtown’s North Quarter specializing in authentic Mexican creations from Food Network favorite, Chef Wendy Lopez. Downtown even has something for motorheads courtesy of regular car shows at Ace Cafe Orlando, the only U.S. outpost of the famous London original.
There are many breweries to choose from too, including Motorworks Brewing on Orange Avenue and Broken Strings Brewery in Parramore. Over in the Milk District, near the Orlando International Airport, is Sideward Brewing. Create your own pub crawl at Wall St. Plaza comprised of seven themed bars connected by a central, open-air courtyard.
Be an insider in the City District’s many speakeasies, including The Courtesy, Hanson’s Shoe Repair, Mathers Social Gathering, The Treehouse, and The Woods. Just make sure to check their social channels for any required passwords before your visit. Of all the numerous nightlife hotspots, none offer a better vantage point than Skylounge at Amway Center with its unparalleled views of Downtown Orlando.
Outdoor Fun and Recreation
Ride in a swan boat? Yes, please! Share the water with gorgeous swans and take in the peaceful scenery of the established trees at Lake Eola Park. Stretch out on the banks or enjoy a stroll along the mile-long paved walking trail that circles the park’s beautiful lake.
Take a walk, ride, or jog through Ivanhoe Village on the paved Urban Bike Trail. It winds along the old “Dinky Line” rail route and will provide park-like scenery all the way to Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park.
Culture and Entertainment
Part of City District’s landscape since 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is the crown jewel of Orlando’s arts scene. At this venue’s three indoor theaters and outdoor plaza, you can catch Broadway shows, performances by the Orlando Ballet, top musicians and comedians, cultural festivals, and much more.
Need a laugh? SAK Comedy Lab has you covered with live improv featuring lots of opportunities for audience participation. And for pure entertainment, test your wits at The Great Escape Room, Downtown Orlando’s only escape-style attraction.
Learn about Orlando’s past at the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture in Parramore. Originally constructed in 1921 as a hotel that catered to African American travelers in the then-segregated South, the building features memorabilia of Orlando’s African American community, displays of the Civil Rights movement, and African art and artifacts.
Cheer on the Orlando Magic basketball and Orlando Solar Bears ice hockey at the Amway Center. The West Lakes District hosts NCAA football games at Camping World Stadium, including the Vrbo Citrus Bowl and Cheez-It Bowl. Orlando City Major League Soccer matches at Exploria Stadium are always a great time and they feature teams from all over the world.
There are so many things to do when you live in Downtown Orlando. And there is no better place to live in Downtown Orlando than one of the four Camden apartment communities in the area. Camden Thornton Park, Camden Lake Eola, Camden Orange Court, and Camden North Quarter offer quick and convenient access to all of these locations along with luxury interiors and state-of-the-art amenity spaces for when you want to enjoy a night in. Live at a Camden apartment in Downtown Orlando and create your own patchwork quilt of fun and memorable experiences.