Neighborhood Spotlight: Thornton Park

Not far from the edge of Lake Eola, the Thornton Park District is a growing community popular with young professionals that has seen a recent boom in interest. Thornton Park is found next to the South Eola neighborhood and southeast of Hampton Park. Potential homeowners like its proximity to downtown and the unique houses available in this historic part of town. With a commitment to preserving the look and feel of the area, local leaders encourage commercial and residential buyers to renovate existing structures and preserve their charm instead of replacing them. This helps to give the area an authentic feel that residents love. But if you prefer to live in a newer place with lots of amenities, there are also luxury condominiums that can put you close to all the action.

Why Buy a Home in Thornton Park?

There are many advantages to living in Thornton Park, and convenience is one of them. Not only are residents able to walk to the downtown area, there are lots of unique restaurants, local watering holes and small locally owned shops lining the streets of the neighborhood. Residents also never have to fight traffic to leave the area in order to keep busy, as there are often special events, block parties and entertainment right within the district.

Some of the most popular events in the Thornton Park District (or TPD, as locals call it) include:

  • Thornton Thursdays, an open air party with music, local food vendors and special pricing at local bars. This event takes place each week and makes a great way to bring the work week to a close.
  • The TPD Art and Wine Walk, held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, showcases local artist and craft makers.
  • Seasonal block parties to celebrate Halloween, Christmas and other holidays have grown to be some of the biggest local events.
  • Sunday Brunch in TPD is a must do for those who love bottomless mimosas and beautiful plates ready for posting on social media. After you eat, a stroll to nearby Lake Eola Park is the perfect way to spend the rest of your Sunday afternoon.

Home Prices in Thornton Park

With zoning for excellent local public schools and a low crime rate, property values in Thornton Park can be higher than some of the other areas near downtown Orlando. Realtor.com reports that the average listing price of a home in this area is $780,000. However, with the help and guidance of an experienced real estate firm, you may be able to find an appropriate home at any budget.

If you’d like to see homes for sale in Thornton Park, contact the Core Group today. We can help you find the future home of your dreams in Central Florida.

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