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Thornton Park and Delaney Park are two highly-desirable neighborhoods located around the downtown area of Orlando. Although both are primarily residential, each neighborhood has excellent opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Thornton Park is located north of Florida State Road 408 (Spessard L. Holland East–West Expressway). To the north are the neighborhoods of Lake Eola Heights and Colonialtown south, to the east is Lawsona/Fern Creek, and to the west is the Central Business District (otherwise known as Downtown Orlando). Delaney Park, in contrast, is located south of Florida State Road 408, and is surrounded by the following neighborhoods: Lake Cherokee, Lake Weldona, Lancaster Park, Wadeview Park, and South Orange.
The major bodies of water in each neighborhood are Lake Olive, found in Thornton Park, and Lake Lancaster, which makes up the eastern border of Delaney Park.
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Real estate in Thornton Park and Delaney Park is desirable and meticulously cared for. Quiet streets, good schools, and central locations make these neighborhoods an ideal place to live for families. The real estate market is mostly single-family homes, with some historic properties for sale as well.
While these neighborhoods are only a few minutes away from each other, they each offer something a little bit different. Thornton Park is known for its more quaint, traditional feeling—applying to both its homes and its commercial area, which is found along East Washington Street. There are a number of restored historic homes in this area, and this is likely why the architecture leans more traditional in the newer properties. Thornton Park is home to a plethora of bungalows, but there are also Craftsman style homes (single story or multiple). Dates for homes in this area can go back all the way to the 1920s, and offer generous square footage despite their age.
In contrast to Thornton Park, Delaney Park has a mixture of older homes and new construction homes. The latter are often built in more modern styles—custom built—and are large in size. These are, typically, luxury properties as well. This neighborhood has single-family homes built in a greater range of architectural styles: Mediterranean, Modern, Craftsman, Florida Coastal, and more.
Although much of the real estate in these neighborhoods are single-family homes, there are also some condos and townhomes. However, these properties are rather exclusive. Thornton Park has slightly more options when it comes to these properties, with some townhomes for sale located just steps away from the center of the community—and all the shops along the street. Delaney Park’s townhomes have gorgeous red brick exteriors, as well as amenities such as outdoor living space, parking, and gorgeous balconies.
For those searching for luxury homes for sale, both Thornton Park and Delaney Park have a lot to offer. Luxury properties in these areas can be both older and newer homes, although new construction homes allow for upgrades and buyer customization. In regards to square footage, Delaney Park luxury homes are typically over 3,000 square feet, but Thornton Park luxury homes may start a little bit under this. While homes range in architectural style, once again, popular features include granite or quartz kitchen countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, outdoor pools, and more.
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Thornton Park & Delaney Park Highlights & Amenities
Known for their excellent locations, these neighborhoods are within walking distance to a number of spectacular amenities.
Thornton Park is located just steps away from Lake Eola and its walking paths. There is also a playground located in this neighborhood. Surrounding the lake are a number of highly-rated restaurants and bars. But the community has its own beautiful commercial area, too. With cobblestone streets, Thornton Park residents are able to easily get to the shops (local businesses) and restaurants along East Washington Street. Howard Middle School Academy of Arts is also located in Thornton Park, in the north end.
Delaney Park curls around the gorgeous Lake Lancaster, with a small park located on the east end. There is a larger green space a walkable distance away, Delaney Park, which features a playground, sports fields, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. Shops, restaurants, and medical facilities are all located nearby.
In both neighborhoods, residents can visit the nearby Orlando attractions, not limited to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Orlando Public Library, and the Amway Center. The combination of gorgeous properties and excellent location are definitely (and understandably) what draw prospective homebuyers to these two neighborhoods.
Thornton Park & Delaney Park FAQs
Q. Can you walk to Downtown Orlando from Thornton Park and/or Delaney Park?
A. Thornton Park is located closer to the downtown core. Depending where you are, getting downtown from Thornton Park can be between a 15 and 20 minute walk. Delaney Park is further away and a bit of a more difficult trek.
Q. Are Delaney Park and Thornton Park good options for families?
A. Both Delaney Park and Thornton Park are quiet neighborhoods with lots of amenities, which is why many families choose to live here!
Q. Do Thornton Park and Delaney Park have Neighborhood Associations?
A. Yes, both Thornton Park and Delaney Park have a Neighborhood Association, with websites for each.
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