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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.





Hubbly Bubbly
3405 Edgewater Drive

Infusion Tea
1600 Edgewater Drive

K Restaurant
1710 Edgewater Drive

Paxia Alta Cocina Mexicana and Tequila Lounge
2611 Edgewater Drive


Local Bar and Grill
3231 Edgewater Drive

Ollie’s Public House
3400 Edgewater Drive

Taproom at Dubsdread
549 W. Par St.


Dechoes Resale
2110 Edgewater Drive

Gallery on the Edge
2300 Edgewater Drive

Orange Cycle
2204 Edgewater Drive

Stewart Jewelry
2212 Edgewater Drive


Dubsdread Golf Course
549 W. Par St.

Kerouac House
1418 Clouser Ave.


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

26 reasons to love College Park

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