December 21, 2018

These before and after photos reveal how much Orlando has changed

It's safe to say that nothing is sacred in Orlando. Since the invasion of the Mouse, the only thing constant in the City Beautiful is cranes and bulldozers. Whether you go back 10 years or 6 months, parts of this city are almost completely unrecognizable, as seen in areas like Mills 50, I-Drive and downtown.

With change comes the good and the bad. We now more than ever have a diverse and renown food scene, a revitalized downtown with world-class music venues, sports arenas, and clubs, and quirky neighborhoods – each with their own unique main streets and shops. But Orlando's enthusiastic approach to growth and change hasn't come without a cost. Our city is currently struggling with things like stagnant low wages, a severe lack of affordable housing and areas that are becoming increasingly gentrified and segregated.

It's impossible to know exactly what Orlando will look in the near future, but for now we can at least look back and see how far we've come.

All photos via Google Maps

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These before and after photos reveal how much Orlando has changed
Then-April 2011
Corrine Drive Baptist Church
3201 Corrine Dr

Then-April 2011

Corrine Drive Baptist Church
3201 Corrine Dr
Now-June 2018
East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr

Now-June 2018

East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr
Then-April 2011
University Shoppes
4100 N Alafaya Trail

Then-April 2011

University Shoppes
4100 N Alafaya Trail
Now-June 2018
Plaza on University
4100 N Alafaya Trail

Now-June 2018

Plaza on University
4100 N Alafaya Trail
Then-November 2007
Vacant building
1042 N Mills Ave

Then-November 2007

Vacant building
1042 N Mills Ave
Now-March 2016
Will's Pub
1042 N Mills Ave

Now-March 2016

Will's Pub
1042 N Mills Ave
Then-April 2011
Best Western, Red Fox
110 Orlando Ave, Winter Park

Then-April 2011

Best Western, Red Fox
110 Orlando Ave, Winter Park
Now-May 2018
Kona Grill, Bula, Tipsy Salon Bar
110 Orlando Ave, Winter Park

Now-May 2018

Kona Grill, Bula, Tipsy Salon Bar
110 Orlando Ave, Winter Park
Then-April 2011
Steak and Salad Turkish Cuisine
1326 N Mills Ave

Then-April 2011

Steak and Salad Turkish Cuisine
1326 N Mills Ave