Winter Park

Winter Park, Orlando, FL 32789

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The history of Winter Park dates back to 1858 when an 8 acre parcel of land was purchased by David Mizell, Jr - he called the area Lakeview. In 1881, Loring Chase bought 600 acres of land with Oliver Chapman, and by late summer the town of Winter Park was planned. After considerable effort, a railroad was persuaded to extend its line, then under construction, to the new town. The next year, 1882, the railroad depot was constructed and was distinguished as the town's first building. Chase and Chapman built a store at the corner of what is now Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard that housed the first mercantile establishment, post office and assembly room - this building still stands.

Today Winter Park is described as a beautiful winter retreat to shop, dine and unwind - it is one of Florida's finest cities. Loacted north east of Orlando on the 426, Winter Park offers a collection of high-end retailers and restaurants, all in a beautiful, inviting, “Main Street” setting among palm trees and oak shaded walkways. It has an abundance of parks, brick-lined streets, spectacular homes, world-class museums and vibrant lakes.