College Park was initially developed beginning in 1920 when Orlando’s population was 9,282. Dubsdread Country Club and golf course was built in 1923 followed by the development of nine subdivisions with streets named after Ivy League colleges. Known for it’s brick streets, beautiful lakes and oak trees it has a “small town” flavor even though it is minutes from downtown Orlando.
The charming older homes attract buyers looking for an established, older neighborhood with character. The intersection of Princeton St.and Edgewater Dr is the heart of the business district where fine restaurants and trendy shops draw visitors from all over the city. Neighbors meet over coffee at Starbucks or at the College Park Publix. Walkers and joggers are ever-present on the sidewalks around the lakes, and there are parks for children and dogs.
College Park offers a wide variety of home options from craftsman style cottages, to traditional manor style homes. A high rise condominium was completed in 2007 and smaller condo and townhome complexes are scattered throughout College Park. Builders have recently started tearing down old homes which haven’t been remodeled and have begun building new homes, for which there is a high demand. The varied architectural styles of the homes in College Park combine the charm of the old and the conveniences of the new since many homes have been extensively remodeled.