Community Spotlight: Baldwin Park

By Roger Jimenez

Baldwin Park is a tranquil community that seamlessly blends suburban charm with modern convenience. This golden neighborhood offers a diverse selection of housing options, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, catering to a range of lifestyles. Featuring walkable streets, scenic parks, and an organic sense of community, residents. With a thriving dining scene, shopping districts, and an array of cultural events, Baldwin Park provides an exceptional living experience that captivates both locals and visitors alike.

Where is it?

The neighborhood is situated just northeast of downtown Orlando and is bordered by Colonial Drive (State Road 50) to the south and Lake Baldwin to the north. 

google map of orlando with baldwin park highlighted

The community's location is advantageous as it is situated close to downtown Orlando, providing easy access to the city's amenities and attractions. Additionally, it is within a reasonable distance from major highways, making commuting more convenient.

The History

The area that is now Baldwin Park was once home to the Orlando Army Air Station back in the 1940’s through the 1960’s. Eventually, the land was turned over to the US Navy to make the NTC (Naval Training Center Orlando), a significant military facility that operated from 1968 until its closure in 1996. After the base was decommissioned, the land was redeveloped into the thriving community it is today.

1993 naval base in baldwin park

Baldwin Park is designed as a mixed-use, walkable community that aims to create a small-town atmosphere within the urban setting of Orlando. With two lakes as central focal points, the location features a variety of housing options, including single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, and condominiums.

Buying a Home

Home to a population of over 7,000 residents, Baldwin Park has a variety of residences / workspaces available for potential homebuyers. With offerings such as multi-story city townhomes, quiet neighborhood townhomes, condos, and spacious apartments, the neighborhood has established itself as one of the finest in Orlando. 

The median sale price for a home in this neighborhood can range from $350,000 up to $700,000. With its proximity to schools like Audubon Park Elementary and Cornerstone Charter, it's become a hot spot for families and anyone seeking homes with lots of space.


drone shot of baldwin park with lake and dock


Baldwin Park hosts a small number of neighborhoods in its vicinity, most of them offering a range of luxurious apartments. Locations like Baldwin Harbor, Enders Place, and Majestic Apartments offer a lavish apartment living experience for those seeking compact neighborhoods with a postcard look!

Village at Baldwin Park

Many of the newly renovated apartments in the community can be found in their main neighborhood, the Village at Baldwin Park. The village offers a number of amenities such as a clubhouse, tennis courts, resort-style pool, and a fitness center for residents to discover. Rent begins at around $2,000 a month for a 1 bed 1 bath, scaling up to 3 bed and 3 bath apartments.


baldwin park sign on brick in a neighborhood


The core of Baldwin Park's shopping district is the Baldwin Park Village Center, located on New Broad Street. This charming commercial area features a mix of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and services, providing residents with convenient access to everyday needs and specialty items.

Besides the Village Center, Baldwin Park is conveniently located near other shopping districts in the Orlando area. Residents can easily access popular shopping destinations such as Winter Park Village, Fashion Square Mall, and The Mall at Millenia, which offer a wider selection of stores, department stores, and luxury retailers.


With a variety of cuisines available right nearby, every night can be a great night in Baldwin Park’s dining scene. For Mexican cuisine, residents can check out the hearty meals over at Colibrí Mexican! Sushi lovers can make their way to Seito Sushi to itch that sushi scratch. And for those looking to grab a cup of coffee and do some work or hang out with Friends at the Baldwin Perk.


glass window with baldwin perk decal and coffee cups

Parks and Recreation

The community is centered around Lake Baldwin, a 23-acre scenic lake that provides unforgettable morning views. Nearby is Blue Jacket Park which contains a track and field for locals to utilize. With more parks like New Broad Street and Parkland park, residents can enjoy activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and leisurely strolls along the lakeside.

lake with gazebo


Baldwin Park also offers a dog-friendly space that surrounds the lake, where residents can take their dogs to socialize and play off-leash. This amenity is popular among pet owners and provides a natural environment for dogs to enjoy.

dogs running through water

The neighborhood is included in a local effort to become a park of an open-space conservation ecological preserve, which was intentionally preserved to protect and showcase the area's natural flora and fauna. The preserve provides a habitat for local wildlife and offers residents a place to appreciate the region's biodiversity.


The prime location of Baldwin Park, one of Orlando’s most captivating communities, is definitely worth discovering. With a variety of housing options, walkable streets, and nature preserves, this neighborhood exudes tons of charm and convenience. If you’re interested in possibly making this place your home, we can help you out!


The Orlando Real is sponsored by The Pozek Group. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Orlando, reach out and we would love to help!

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