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 is home to some 5,531 residents.

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.


Total Population 6,265
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,279
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 61%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,928


Median Family Income $90,417
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

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


People Living Alone 15.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,517
Median House Value $260,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 14%

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


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

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
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
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 2,258 $31,827
Edgewood 2,624 $84,097
Maitland 16,273 $97,512
Orlando 250,224 $49,177
Windermere 3,038 $157,708
Winter Park 28,771 $95,536
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