Author: Megan Stokes

9 Great Orlando-area Neighborhoods

One of the things that makes Orlando such a desirable place to live is its thriving downtown surrounded by distinctive communities stretching in all directions—including Sanford to the north, Lake Nona and Celebration looking south, and Winter Garden on the west side of town. Here, we’ve highlighted nine neighborhoods that are just a few of Central Florida’s most charming, livable communities.

Best of ORL 2019

Our readers have spoken and selected the crème de la crème in dozens of categories, from breweries to bands, community leaders to art galleries, pet-friendly eateries to summer camps. A special shout-out goes to our beloved Lake Eola swans. Check out tidbits about the feathered residents throughout the section.

2019 Dining Awards

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

No Stranger

Chelsea Talmadge of Netflix's "Stranger Things'' grew up in Orlando. A part in the Fringe Festival has drawn her back home.

Time for Taste

Taste of Haiti will display the value of taking time in cooking. Saturday's event also features music, art, games and much more.