Often referred to as “Downtown for Grownups,” the friendly Thornton Park neighborhood is found near Lake Eola Park. A residential sanctuary for families, retirees, and professionals alike, the neighborhood’s established housing areas boast bungalows, condos, and brownstones along brick streets, providing an urban feel. Continued development and community revitalization prove that this neighborhood puts its residents first, and multiple residential projects are in the works.
Thornton Park is one of the more sophisticated Orlando neighborhoods. Bars, boutiques, bistros, and restaurants dot the streets, and while parking can be difficult to come by, the Thornton Park District Main Street is one of the most walkable areas in the city. Whether you’re looking for Southern comfort food at Soco Thornton Park or enjoying the European flavor of Benjamin French Bakery & Café, even the most experienced culinary travelers will find something new in this trendy neighborhood.
A beautiful and historic community, Thornton Park offers plenty to do. It is dog-friendly, and many residents enjoy walking through Lake Eola Park or Constitution Green. Compared to the rowdy nightclubs of North Orange Avenue, the nightlife scene in Thornton Park is laid-back. Locals enjoy craft beer at The Falcon Bar & Gallery, and bars and pubs often feature live music. Get involved with the community and meet up with neighbors at events like the Wine and Art Walk, “Hullabaloo,” and the annual Come Out with Pride parade and festival. With plenty of culture and commercial destinations to share, the Thornton Park District has it all.