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You think the UCF area is all done growing, and then … surprise! With new eateries opening and new locations popping up in tandem with spanking-new student housing compounds, the area grows more diverse in its offerings, bound by sticky floors and nickel beers no more. Don’t forget about the cultural offerings around the area, too, including Theatre UCF and plenty of quality concerts, art shows and literary events dotting the University of Central Florida campus and surrounding spots. Stretching down Alafaya Trail and up University Boulevard, this neighborhood is starting to mature in its own way, while keeping that laid-back college vibe alive.


Nar Mediterranean Grill
3402 Technological Ave.

Natura Coffee and Tea
12078 Collegiate Way

Super Burger
10042 University Blvd.


Lazy Moon
11551 University Blvd.

World of Beer UCF
3402 Technological Ave.


CFE Arena
12777 N. Gemini Blvd.

Little Econ Greenway/Jay Blanchard Park
2451 N. Dean Road


Light Up UCF
Ice skating, carnival rides and food vendors, plus outdoor showings of holiday movies. Dates TBD, but the event usually begins shortly before Thanksgiving and lasts through the New Year.

UCF Book Festival
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014
Meet loads of local and out-of-town writers at this literary fest. Author signings, panel discussions, workshops and book sales are all on the schedule.

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