College Park 

Schoolin’ Orlando

Quaint bungalows notwithstanding, the most common sights in College Park are joggers, cyclists and dog-walkers traversing the vibrant downtown quarter’s charming brick-lined, university-appellated streets. It’s no surprise the neighborhood scores high on walkability (and bikeability) ratings, as both are vital ingredients in a community that places the pedestrian above the automobile. Had noted urban activist Jane Jacobs lived in Orlando, she might very well have chosen to live in College Park – just like writer Jack Kerouac, astronaut John Young and current Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, who can often be seen walking his dog on North Westmoreland Drive. The neighborhood’s main artery – the ambulation-friendly Edgewater Drive – is home to a diverse array of shops, cafés, restaurants and businesses, many of which have been around since the ’40s and ’50s. On the corner of Par Street sits a golf course – Orlando’s oldest – drawing hackers and scratch golfers alike to its narrow fairways. It’s truly a self-contained community, and that’s just the way its denizens like it.

 

 

 

EAT

Hubbly Bubbly
3405 Edgewater Drive
407-985-5841
hubblybubblyfalafel.com

Infusion Tea
1600 Edgewater Drive
407-999-5255
infusionorlando.com

K Restaurant
1710 Edgewater Drive
407-872-2332
krestaurant.net

Paxia Alta Cocina Mexicana and Tequila Lounge
2611 Edgewater Drive
407-420-1144
paxiarestaurant.com

DRINK

Local Bar and Grill
3231 Edgewater Drive
407-900-9005
thelocalcp.com

Ollie’s Public House
3400 Edgewater Drive
407-999-8934
olliespublichouse.com

Taproom at Dubsdread
549 W. Par St.
407-650-0100
taproomatdubsdread.com

SHOP

Dechoes Resale
2110 Edgewater Drive
407-648-7480
dechoesresale.com

Gallery on the Edge
2300 Edgewater Drive
407-615-4683
facebook.com/galleryontheedge

Orange Cycle
2204 Edgewater Drive
407-422-5552
orangecycleorlando.com

Stewart Jewelry
2212 Edgewater Drive
407-425-1496
stewartjewelrydesign.com

PLAY

Dubsdread Golf Course
549 W. Par St.
407-246-2551
historicaldubsdread.com

Kerouac House
1418 Clouser Ave.
kerouacproject.org

GO

College Park Makers Market
Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
1600 Edgewater Drive
Sunday morning extravaganza features fashion, furniture and local foods.


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