Baldwin Park is an award-winning new neighborhood inspired by the past. It’s livable, walkable, and best of all just three miles from downtown Orlando, Florida.
Baldwin Park is an award-winning new neighborhood inspired by the past. It’s livable, walkable, and best of all just three miles from downtown Orlando, Florida. Built on the site of a former Naval Training Center, the 1,100-acre neighborhood today is home to 8,000 residents and more than 125 businesses. A wide range of housing choices, great schools, parks, lakes, shops and restaurants make Baldwin Park one of Orlando’s most desirable places to live, work or visit.
From World War II until the 1990s, the area now known as Baldwin Park was used for military purposes. When the Orlando Army Air Station was established in 1942, it actually included an area much larger than what we now know as the Naval Training Center (NTC) Main Base.
If you’re looking to burn a calorie or two, rent a ride and pedal down the 3.5-mile Cady Way Trail that weaves past tree canopies, bougainvillea vines and hyper-manicured lawns. (Note: call ahead to reserve a bike). Nearby in Blue Jacket Park, a 55-acre park, is track and field complex, lighted baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas with covered pavilions, two children’s playgrounds, a great lawn for soccer and field games, fountain plaza and grand stairs. In other words, plenty to keep you busy.
The Village Center on New Broad Street is a foodie haven. Here, you can revel in a mix of restaurants, that offer everything from sushi to Mexican cuisine. Top it all off with Ferris and Foster’s Famous Chocolate Factory. Unique treats include the Al Cappuccino, a truffle topped with light brown sprinkles, and the Marshmallow Puff Daddy, a fluffy concoction on a stick.