College Park is a neighborhood district within the City of Orlando. It is so named because many of its streets are named after prominent institutions of higher learning, such as Princeton, Harvard and Yale. It is a neighborhood with a business district and diverse residential areas with smaller homes to the very large and ornate, condominiums and rentals. The proximity of College Park to Downtown Orlando makes it a very attractive place to live.
In the mid 1800’s College Park was largely an 80-acre orange grove. The Great Freeze of 1894-1895 took out most of the orange groves in Orange County and set the stage for College Park to become a thriving community. It was at that time that the railroads were bringing settlers to Central Florida spurring a real estate boom. Beginning in 1921 the City of Orlando expanded its borders to the north and throughout the decade began platting some of College Park’s most popular and well-known Subdivisions.
In addition to a retail district on Edgewater Road, College Park is home to Dubsdread Golf, which is the oldest public 18-hole course in Central Florida. It was originally designed in 1924 and renovated in 2008. The Tap Room at Dubsdread is a popular venue for fine dining and the Clubhouse hosts special events.
College Park is home to Edgewater High School, College Park Middle School and Princeton Elementary, all in the Orange County School District. St. Charles Boromeo Catholic School, and Bishop Moore Catholic High School have their campus on Edgewater drive. Also, alongside St. Charles is the Morningstar Catholic School, and accredited non-profit school for special needs children.
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