Orange County is home to Orlando and most government offices. Orange County got its name in 1845 after the Orange fruit, when Oranges where Florida’s main product. Then temperature freezes turned Orange groves intoland spurring developments. Disney World also got its start which expanded Orlando’s growth even more. The hub of Central Florida covers 1,004 square miles.
Orange county offers top worldwide attractions with 63 million tourists visiting annually to Disney, Sea World and Universal Studio theme parks.
Orange county has been ranked #1 for job growth and entrepreneurs starting new businesses. Orange county has a strong healthcare sector with simulation training, biotechnology and life sciences mostly concentrated in Lake Nona’s Medical City.
An array of entertainment options are available in Orange County. The newly opened Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, the Amway Arena for world renowned concerts and Magic Basketball along with other events. The outdoor Citrus Bowl, and Orlando Soccer Stadium will also be opening soon.
Orange county is proud to have the University of Central Florida as the second largest university in the nation and Rollins College as a top private college.
Orange County encompasses 13 cities and towns and offers an array of lifestyle for residents. Orange County has 228,000 single family homes, 53,000 condos, and 19,000 town homes. It is also home to 1.3 million residents. Currently, Florida is the third most populous state in the nation.
In This County
- Baldwin Park
- College Park
- Dr. Phillips
- East Orange County
- Hunter’s Creek
- Lake Nona
- Winter Garden
- Winter Park
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