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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,542
Male Share of the Population54.3%
Female Share of the Population45.7%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+3,506
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,459
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,975

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,000
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home10%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,502
Median House Value$252,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.5%
English19.4%
German17.9%
Irish11%
Italian6.5%
French Except Basque4.2%
Lebanese3.7%
Arab3.7%
Scottish3.3%
Hungarian1.3%
Polish1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Canadian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Serbian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
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Belle Isle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes32812, 32809
Phone Area Codes321,407
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.48
Approximate Longitude-81.32

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)

StationORLANDO INTL AP
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationKISSIMMEE 2
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationSANFORD ORLANDO
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp47 to 70 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eatonville2,168$26,827
Edgewood2,735$80,045
Maitland16,911$86,922
Orlando263,306$49,551
Windermere3,175$147,250
Winter Park29,543$106,540

Belle Isle Public Schools

Cornerstone Academy Charter
5903 Randolph Ave
ZIP: 32809
(407) 851-7730
Primary
Total Enrollment 933
Cornerstone Charter Academy High School
5903 Randolph Ave
ZIP: 32809
(407) 851-7730
High
Total Enrollment 372
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