Lake Nona is quickly evolving into one of the best Central Florida neighborhoods to call home and is located within the city limits of Orlando, just southeast of the Orlando International Airport.
With the new Medical City calling Lake Nona home, there has been an influx of families and professionals moving into this area. What was once miles and miles of uninhabited land has now been replaced with newly constructed neighborhoods, golf communities, shopping centers, schools, and more.
The name Medical City comes from the high volume of medical facilities and learning sites in the area, all within a few miles of each other. There is Nemours Children’s Hospital and Orlando Veterans Administration Medical Center servicing patients, in addition to the many doctors offices that have now set up shop within these buildings and the surrounding area. Besides these medical facilities, there is the Sandford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The UCF College of Medicine, and the University of Florida Academic and Research Center leading students of the medical profession to Lake Nona. Living in Lake Nona is healthy living at its finest.
Enough talk about medicine. With this area’s drastic growth there has also been an inundation of hip and happening restaurants and shopping areas. You can meet the demands of your day-to-day needs at Lake Nona Plaza where you will find a local Publix Super Market, Addition Financial, nail salon, jeweler, and cleaner just to name a few. To add a little more fun (and good food) to your life, you can head over to Lake Nona Village where you will find a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Panera Bread, Nona Blue Modern Tavern, and the WineHouse at Lake Nona. There are also plans for the Lake Nona Town Center, which will offer shopping opportunities from department stores, retail, and fashion boutiques and more. Construction is set to start on this project sometime this year.
One of our favorite hotspots in Lake Nona is Boxi Park, a 30,000-square-foot outdoor gathering space created from repurposed shipping containers. It’s designed to encourage it’s visitors to kick back and relax and is one of the most family-friendly spots in town. It features a stage for live music and entertainment, a big screen, and amazing food and drinks from various vendors located within. It’s a great spot for friends to meet up for a girls night out, families to gather and let the kids run wild in the fenced-in playground, or really anyone who just wants to meet up and listen to live music while grabbing a bite to eat. They also feature seasonal events that delight all their visitors.
Lake Nona, Florida offers a wide selection of neighborhoods that appeal to an array of different lifestyles. Laureate Park features homes with transitional architecture styles while NorthLake Park offers single-family and multi-family homes in its neo-traditional community. Within NorthLake Park there is also Waters Edge, a gated community offering true waterfront living featuring charming homes and townhomes. Last, but not least, there is also the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. It is a private golf and country club that offers luxury real estate and world-class amenities along the shores of Lake Nona.
Whether you are coming to this area to work, play or live, Lake Nona has something for everyone and is growing by the minute.