Introduction to Winter Park, Florida

Winter Park, Florida, in Orange county, is 4 miles NE of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 81 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is conveniently located inside the Orlando metropolitan area. There are an estimated 24,090 people in Winter Park.

Winter Park History

The earliest settlers of Winter Park were Europeans; they started coming in after David Mizell Jr. bought eight acres of land in the area. A small settlement called Lake View developed around his land. In 1870, the area got its first post office, and its name was changed to Osceola. It began to develop well after 1880, when the railway track that connected Sanford and Orlando was laid nearby. Some businessmen got together and started the Winter Park Company in 1885. They bought the town of Osceola and developed it as a resort for wealthy people.

Winter Park and nearby Attractions

  • Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
  • Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
  • Central Park
  • Fleet Peeples Park
  • Lake Baldwin
  • Interlachen Country Club

Things To Do In Winter Park

Winter Park is a lovely city. It offers opportunities for numerous activities that would entertain people with varied tastes. One can visit museums or any of the beautiful parks which have facilities for various outdoor fun activities. Some great festivals, like the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, are also held in this area. An exotic car show is held every October at Central Park.

Winter Park Transportation

The city is most easily reached via the Orlando International Airport.

Winter Park Higher Education

Postsecondary education is provided by Rollins College. There are also many colleges in Orlando, including the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College.


Total Population 28,771
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,289
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.2%
Median Earnings25+ $42,595
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,457
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,959


Median Family Income $95,536
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,042
Median House Value $308,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.8%
Irish 16.3%

Winter Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Orange
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32789, 32792
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32790, 32793
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.599
Longitude -81.339

Winter Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.5 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 14.5 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
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Winter Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Aloma (32792)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altamonte Springs 41,889 $58,621
Casselberry 26,520 $49,093
Eatonville 2,258 $31,827
Maitland 16,273 $97,512
Orlando 250,224 $49,177
Winter Springs 33,673 $78,542

Winter Park Public Libraries

Winter Park Public Library
Winter Park, Florida
(407) 623-3300
Library Web Site

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1

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