Avalon Park, Florida

Avalon Park is a neighborhood community located in unincorporated Orange County, Florida, United States which is built on the principle of New Urbanism, also known as Neo-Traditionalism.

Avalon Park, Florida
Motto(s): 
Live, Work, Play
Coordinates: 28°30′57.76″N 81°9′13.70″W / 28.5160444°N 81.1538056°W / 28.5160444; -81.1538056Coordinates: 28°30′57.76″N 81°9′13.70″W / 28.5160444°N 81.1538056°W / 28.5160444; -81.1538056
Country United States
State Florida
County Orange
Population
7,800 estimated
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

CommunityEdit

Avalon Park covers 1,860 acres (7.5 km2) of land in southeastern Orange County, east of Alafaya Trail and south of State Road 50. Avalon Park is one of several New Urban communities in the Orlando metro area; other examples include Celebration, Florida and Baldwin Park. It has been described as "urban suburbia",[1] and was planned as a diversified community for mixed income levels.[2] The community is organized in a series of villages surrounding a core Town Center area,[2] and features reduced parking and efficient bus routes.[3] Residential development includes a mix of condominiums, apartments, town homes, and traditional homes. Avalon Park's design also includes space for storefronts, restaurants and other businesses in the community's downtown area.

Proximity to entertainment and attractionsEdit

Avalon Park is 31 mi (50 km) from Walt Disney World, and 26 mi (42 km) from Universal Orlando.

EducationEdit

The Avalon Park community has five elementary schools (Avalon Elementary School, Stone Lakes Elementary School, Timber Lakes Elementary School, Camelot Elementary School, and Castle Creek Elementary School), two middle schools (Avalon Middle School and Timber Springs Middle School). The community of Avalon Park is zoned for Timber Creek High School and Orange Technical College - Avalon Campus[4], which offers vocational training. The University of Central Florida is within 10 mi (16 km) as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Candelaria, Michael (March 24, 2017) "Avalon Park Turns Urban Suburbia", Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "New towns designed with old-fashioned values". Florida Today. 28 Apr 1990. p. 46.
  3. ^ Andres Duany & Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (1994). "Avalon Park". In Dhiru A. Thadani (ed.). Making Towns: Principles & Techniques. p. 41.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Avalon". ocpsorangetechcollege.ss15.sharpschool.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.

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