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Overview

Introduction to Belle Isle, Florida

Belle Isle, Florida, in Orange county, is 5 miles S of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 75 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. Part of the surrounding Orlando metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Belle Isle History

Belle Isle was originally settled in sometime during the 9th century by the Timucua, an American Indian tribe. The city had an organized government for the first time in 1924. The first mayor was C.H. Hoffner. This government lasted till 1938. The government was activated again in 1954 and has been functioning since then. From 2003 onwards, the city has been managed by a council-manager government.

Belle Isle and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Conway.
  • Lagoon Park.
  • Perkins Boat Ramp.
  • Swann Beach.

Belle Isle Activities

The Lagoon Park is home to many types of birds and other varieties of wildlife. It is perfect for family picnics with its open grassy areas and pond. The Perkins Boat Ramp offers facilities for recreational water sports. The Swann Beach serves as a swimming beach, as well as a park.

Belle Isle Transportation

The city is served by Orlando International Airport.

Belle Isle Higher Education

The city is served by the Valencia Community College.

People

Total Population 6,403
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,175
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 63.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,476
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 14.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,213
Median House Value $226,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Belle Isle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Orange
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32809, 32812
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.458
Longitude -81.359

Belle Isle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ORLANDO INTL AP
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 60 to 83 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station KISSIMMEE 2
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station SANFORD ORLANDO
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eatonville 2,299 $29,615
Edgewood 2,690 $81,136
Maitland 16,630 $88,534
Orlando 256,738 $48,498
Windermere 3,106 $134,167
Winter Park 29,182 $99,290

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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