Neighborhood Spotlight: Waterford Lakes

While some people think of Orlando as a “big city” and not ideal for families, the truth is there are many neighborhoods to that are designed to help families feel at ease as they grow! The beautiful weather, great schools and affordable home prices in many local neighborhoods make Orlando a great place for parents to purchase a home. Waterford Lakes is one such great community with lots of amenities and plenty of family friendly things to do nearby.

Where is Waterford Lakes?

Waterford Lakes is found to the South of Sherwood Forest past Colonial Drive, with signs marking the entrance to the area at a few important corners:

  • Mark Twain Boulevard and Alafaya Trail
  • River Delta Drive and Alafaya Trail
  • Woodbury Road and Lake Underhill Drive

The actual deed restricted community called Waterford Lakes is at the center of the area, and contains just over 3000 homes, split into multiple smaller neighborhoods, each with a pond or lake nearby to offer residents water views and access. Some of the neighborhoods that fall within Waterford Lakes include:

  • Bradfordt Village
  • Thatcher’s Landing
  • Magnolia Glen
  • Finn’s Cove
  • Jade Forest
  • Lakeshore Landing
  • Waterbury
  • Riverbend
  • Sapphire Place
  • Waterford Reserve

Residents of the neighborhoods have access to a community recreation center containing pools, tennis courts, a dog park, fitness center, pond and walking path. There are also smaller playgrounds in many of the neighborhoods for frequent use. In addition to this much desired community, there are several condominium and apartment buildings nearby for those who might want to try living in this area before buying.

The area is newer than the downtown adjacent historic neighborhoods, and offers many shopping and dining options, making it popular with residents who prefer new construction, ample parking, and lots to do without having to travel into Downtown. The Waterford Lakes Town Center shopping center is central to most of the neighborhoods, and boasts many shops and places to eat as well as a movie theater.

Schools in Waterford Lakes

Some of the school options in this area include:

  • Timber Lakes Elementary School
  • Orange County Preparatory Academy
  • Timber Creek High School
  • Corner Lake Middle School
  • Waterford Elementary School

Waterford Lakes is an ideal place for young and growing families, and there are plenty of community activities to accommodate kids of all ages. The community also plays host to a full calendar of seasonal activities, like movies in the park, food truck nights and holiday related parties.  If you think Waterford Lakes might be the right place for you, the Core Group can help. Our team is ready to assist in the process of finding your dream home. Click here to get started.

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