Located just north of downtown, you’ll find one of Orlando’s largest main street districts: College Park. With streets named after prestigious universities like Harvard, Vassar, and Yale. Quaint cobblestone side streets feed into Edgewater Dr. where shops and restaurants line the road with lots of offerings for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The preppy upscale neighborhood with bungalow lined brick streets feels a bit like a mid century small town America, especially with a retro design Publix grocery store right on Edgewater Dr. However, nothing is old or out of date in College Park. Instead you will find plenty of things do to do from upscale dining choices to
Family Friendly Day Out
If you want a great spot to take the whole family, College Park has a lot of activities for everyone to enjoy. There is a cute little park right in the middle of the district. There is also a public pool with open swim hours every summer so the kiddos can splash around while you soak up some sun. You can also grab a hot dog at the Dog House followed by a creamy sweet treat at the soda fountain. Or grab a cookie with the kiddos at Sugarbuzz or cookie cousins or a cupcake at Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Three times a year, College Park closes Edgewater Dr. down and throws a big party for the whole neighborhood. In November, relax while you listen to the smooth stylings of jazz. In April, you can attend a giant neighborhood dance party as the street closes down for Dancing on the Drive. Of course, when the holidays roll around. By the way, in every community, there must be a professional plumbing service that you can contact whenever a problem arises. With that, you can look for Silverwater Plumbing, a fully equipped company for all your plumbing needs. For more details, call (02) 9099 5759.
Small Business Focused
Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, College Park hosts Small Business Saturday in order to promote the small businesses that make College Park unique. There are many small businesses that contribute to the overall vibe of College Park. Grab a cup of coffee at the original downtown Credo and name your price. Or, if you would rather have tea, pop over to Infusion Tea and sample one of the many flavors. Grab a quick bite to eat at Hubbly Bubbly. Or enjoy a drink at the neighborhood watering hole Ollies.
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Sophisticated Night Out
If you want to do a nice sophisticated night out on the town, College Park has you covered. There are plenty of upscale resturants to choose from. K Restaurant, RustTeak, and The Tap Room at Dubsbread. You can then head over to Cavaughnaughs Wine and enjoy a glass to drink.
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