11 Great Neighborhoods: Delaney Park & South Eola

Explore these amazing neighborhoods.


Delaney Park is one of old Orlando’s true gems. Situated just south of downtown Orlando, this picturesque community has beautiful traditional homes built from the 1920s through the 1960s, with some newer homes sprinkled in.

The neighborhood gets its name from one of Orlando’s oldest parks, Delaney Park. Originally named Duckworth Park, they renamed it Delaney Park in 1959. Delaney Park is 7.25 acres of a blend of oak-shaded areas, ball fields, open space, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. Just about any day of the week, residents are out running, playing softball or tennis, or spending time with their kids on the playground under the shade of giant spreading oaks.


When Orlando pioneer and merchant James Delaney was ready to make his family home in the late 1870s, he purchased 40 scenic acres near two lakes just south of downtown. History proved him to be a savvy real estate investor. More than a century later, the neighborhood, now known as Delaney Park, is still a highly desirable place for families, couples, and singles to set up houses. Giant oak trees shade the cobblestone streets, adding to Delaney Park’s charm.

South Eola features an urban mix of traditional homes and high-rise apartments and condominiums surrounded by a variety of walkable dining, entertainment, shopping options, and downtown’s only dog park at Constitution Green. While in South Eola, enjoy Lake Eola Park, the crown jewel in downtown Orlando, with its beloved swans, famed swan paddle boats, award-winning Orlando Farmers Market, and year-round events and activities to enjoy.

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To say there is something for everyone in this district would be a vast understatement. The area located just south of Downtown Orlando features a melting pot of homes ranging from the 1920s to newer, more traditional styles. There are also high-rise apartments and condos mixed in with a variety of walkable dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Closer to South Eola, the demographic consists of young professionals and renters soaking up the easy access to Lake Eola Park, which hosts the award-winning Orlando Farmer’s Market, as well as other year-round events and activities. In the suburban area closer to Delaney Park is where you’ll find more of a neighborhood feel. The majority of residents own their homes, and more than 20% are families with children. Lined with brick streets and shaded by large oak trees, Delaney Park/South Eola also features several parks for its residents and their pets to enjoy. The area is zoned for A-rated Boone High School and Blankner Elementary, making the appeal for families even greater while also helping homes hold their value when it comes to resale. The convenience of this area boasts close proximity to the popular SODO district, plus has quick and easy access to Downtown, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the 408, I-4 and is just minutes from major area hospitals like Orlando Regional Medical Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

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