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Known for its gorgeous parks and picturesque properties, Baldwin Park is a neighborhood located 5 miles northeast of Downtown Orlando. The community is vibrant and welcoming, and residents have easy access to a multitude of shops and restaurants.
Baldwin Park is situated just north of the Orlando Executive Airport, and is surrounded by the communities of Audubon Park (to the west) and Winter Park (to the north). Once home to the Orlando Army Air Station, Baldwin Park is now an extremely desirable and largely residential neighborhood.
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When it comes to real estate in Baldwin Park, this desirable market consists of single-family homes, small condos, and gorgeous townhomes. Residents particularly love how beautiful the streets are in this community, with large trees, well-maintained lawns and landscaping, and stylistic lampposts. Take a job around the neighborhood or walk the dog around the nearest park in this picturesque community.
From an architectural perspective, homes in Baldwin Park cover a relatively wide field, but yet homes don’t particularly feel out of place. Perhaps this is because homes are built in light and/or neutral exterior colors. Single-family homes are typically built in a traditional style, although occasionally you will find a Mediterranean style home in the community. Craftsman homes and bungalows are a popular home type in Baldwin Park, although there are many homes that incorporate Colonial columns or wide, ornate porches not unlike Victorian homes.
Townhomes in Baldwin Park typically stick to a similar style: stucco exteriors, shuttered windows, wide porches, and dormer windows (also often found with single-family properties) are common features. Parking spaces (accessed via alleyways) are also popular.
Luxury homes in Baldwin Park are larger in square footage and are found on some of the most exclusive lots in the community—those that back onto the waterfront. While there are some properties that have views of Lake Baldwin and Lake Susannah, there are also a few smaller lakes that allow for some fantastic views—and homes often feature backyard pools.
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Baldwin Park Highlights & Amenities
The community of Baldwin Park is built around two major lakes: Lake Baldwin and Lake Susannah. This is one of the biggest draws of the area, as Baldwin Park has acres upon acres of parks, green spaces, and trails around the lakefront. Residents love getting out and about, which is also why the community spirit is as vibrant as it is.
Lake Baldwin Park and Harbor Park are both located around Lake Baldwin, and together they circle the entirety of this body of water. Here you’ll find park benches, walking and running trails, fishing piers, and a dog park.
Many of the community’s shopping and dining options are found on New Broad Streets, which leads down to the lake. This area is quaint, designed for walkability, with tree-lined, cobblestone streets. Retail is both local boutiques and large chain stores; the area includes a large grocery store, as well. The northern portion of the community is home to the Orlando VA Medical Center, and the Orlando Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Residents are also allowed to book Grace Hopper Hall for hosting events. This venue also has a (heated) outdoor pool and lounge area. There are plenty of neighborhood green spaces, some of which include playgrounds for the kids, located all around Baldwin Park. Blue Jacket Park is the community’s largest park, with generously-sized sports fields (also where community events are held!), a fountain, three baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and tennis courts.
In regards to education, Baldwin Park has two schools: Baldwin Park Elementary School and Glenridge Middle School. High school students in Baldwin Park attend Winter Park High School.
Baldwin Park FAQs
Q. Was Baldwin Park always Baldwin Park?
A. Before Baldwin Park became a desirable, residential neighborhood, the area was used as a military training base (officially the Naval Training Center Main Base). This was shut down in 1993, and urban development began in 1999.
Q. How big is Blue Jacket Park?
A. Blue Jacket Park is about 75 acres in size. Community events are often hosted here.
Q. How did Baldwin Park get its name?
A. Baldwin Park is named after Robert H. B. Baldwin, who was a naval Secretary. Supposedly the “Park” portion of the name follows the format of other surrounding areas, such as Winter Park and the neighboring Audubon Park.
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