Spotlight on Central Florida: Winter Park

Old World Meets New

​Considered by many to be Florida’s premier urban village, Winter Park is a picturesque city with an Old World esthetic, and has been a favorite vacation spot of presidents and A-list celebrities since the 1880s. Located just a short drive northeast from the much bigger city of Orlando, Winter Park has a very suburban vibe to it, with the downtown Park Avenue shopping and restaurant district much loved by its community.

Working In Winter Park

While many residents of Winter Park are employed by the Orlando area amusement parks, the area boasts a number of economic powerhouses all its own, including the headquarters of hospital network AdventHealth and magazine publisher Bonnier Corporation, as well as the state’s first four-year post-secondary educational institution in Rollins College.

Getting There – And Staying There

The city is easy to reach, situated just two miles from Interstate 4, and thus offering easy access to Tampa, Orlando and the state’s Space Coast. However, many residents feel little need to leave, enjoying a burgeoning arts scene, beautiful canals between the area’s scenic lakes, and a surprising number of parks and botanical gardens.

Business Opportunity In Winter Park

Winter Park has a very active Chamber of Commerce, with over 800 active members. Coupled with a favorable taxing structure and competitively low property tax rates, this makes Winter Park a prime spot for an entrepreneur looking to join the business community.