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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,543
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+12,940
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.5%
Median Earnings25+$49,194
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,476

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,540
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,068
Median House Value$340,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.5%
Irish14.6%
English14.3%
Italian7.4%
Scottish3.2%
French Except Basque3.1%
Polish3%
Swedish1.9%
Welsh1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Czech0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Croatian0.2%
African0.2%
US/American0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
German0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
South African0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Winter Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes32789, 32792
P.O. Box Zip Codes32790, 32793
Phone Area Codes321,407
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.59
Approximate Longitude-81.34

Winter Park 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
Distance11.5 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
StationSANFORD ORLANDO
Distance14.5 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
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altamonte Springs42,557$56,018
Casselberry26,649$52,467
Eatonville2,168$26,827
Maitland16,911$86,922
Orlando263,306$49,551
Winter Springs34,439$78,510

Winter Park Public Libraries

Winter Park Public Library
460 E. NEW ENGLAND AVENUE
Winter Park, Florida
(407) 623-3300

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Winter Park Hospitals

Winter Park Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 N Lakemont Ave
(407) 646-7000

Winter Park Public Schools

Winter Park Tech
901 W Webster Ave
ZIP: 32789
(407) 622-2900
Other
Killarney Elementary
2401 Wellington Blvd
ZIP: 32789
(407) 623-1438
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Winter Park Education Center
1045 Azalea Ln
ZIP: 32789
(407) 245-1555
High
Aloma High Charter
495 N Semoran Blvd
ZIP: 32792
(407) 657-4343
High
Total Enrollment 510
Eastbrook Elementary School
5525 Tangerine Ave
ZIP: 32792
(407) 746-7950
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Brookshire Elementary
2500 Cady Way
ZIP: 32792
(407) 623-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Winter Park High
2100 Summerfield Rd
ZIP: 32792
(407) 622-3200
High
Total Enrollment 3069
Lakemont Elementary
901 N Lakemont Ave
ZIP: 32792
(407) 623-1453
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Aloma Elementary
2949 Scarlet Rd
ZIP: 32792
(407) 672-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Lake Howell High School
4200 Dike Rd
ZIP: 32792
(407) 746-9050
High
Total Enrollment 2229

Winter Park Private Schools

Methodist School For Early Education
125 N Interlachen Ave
ZIP: 32789
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Circle Christian School
2134 Kentucky Ave
ZIP: 32789
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 864
First Congregational Preschool & Kindergarten
225 S Interlachen Ave
ZIP: 32789
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
International Community School
1021 N New York Ave
ZIP: 32789
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 395
St Margaret Mary Catholic School
142 E Swoope Ave
ZIP: 32789
Elementary
Total Enrollment 542
The Parke House Academy
1776 Minnesota Ave
ZIP: 32789
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
United Faith Private School
800 Symonds Ave
ZIP: 32789
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Threshold Childhood Development Center
3550 N Goldenrod Rd
ZIP: 32792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Wilford Woodruff Academy
760 N Lakemont Ave
ZIP: 32792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Alpha Christian Academy
1550 S Lakemont Ave
ZIP: 32792
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
Trinity Preparatory School
5700 Trinity Prep Ln
ZIP: 32792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 835
The Geneva School
2025 State Road 436
ZIP: 32792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 438
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
3834 Howell Branch Rd
ZIP: 32792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Conductive Ed Center Of Orlando
3377 Forsyth Rd
ZIP: 32792
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Walden Community School
4595 Howell Branch Rd
ZIP: 32792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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