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Most LGBT-Friendly Neighborhoods in Orlando

LGBT Orlando Neighborhoods
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The sprawling metro Orlando area is home to a variety of industries and attractions. It’s also home to some of Florida’s most inclusive neighborhoods. Join us as we explore the most LGBTQ-friendly neighborhoods in Orlando.  

Audubon Park

If you’re looking for one of the most LGBT-Friendly neighborhoods in Orlando, then escape to the Audubon Park’s Garden District. This diverse community features plenty of green space, including urban gardens. Explore the neighborhood’s award-winning shops and restaurants all within a short distance to downtown.

Birds in Audobon Park. Photo by Aiden Craver via Unsplash

Baldwin Park

Explore the charming residential community of Baldwin Park. It’s home to eclectic restaurants, bars, and shops along tree-lined streets. This friendly and diverse area is also known for the Cady Way walking and biking trails.

Bike trail in Baldwin Park. Photo by Mick Haupt via Unsplash

Celebration

Feel at home in the welcoming community of Celebration. With properties ranging from town homes to single family houses, this master-planned community has something for everyone. Originally developed by the Walt Disney Company, the attention to detail and amenities is unparalleled.

Drone view of Celebration. Photo by Freysteinn G Jonsson via Unsplash

College Park

Head to historic College Park for 1920s architecture including quaint cottages. The area is also home to several green spaces and lakes. Try waterskiing in Lake Ivanhoe. Take-in views of the downtown skyline. Stroll Edgewater Drive’s pubs, boutiques, and eateries.

Water-skiing on Lake Ivanhoe. Photo by Nicolas Peyrol via Unsplash

Colonialtown and the Milk District

Step back in time at Colonialtown and the Milk District. This welcoming historic neighborhood is home to mid-century bungalows and lakefront botanic gardens. Stroll to cafes, bars, music venues, and diverse eateries. This area attracts a diverse queer community and is at the top of our most LGBT-Friendly neighborhoods in Orlando list.

Delany Park

Oak trees line the brick streets of historic Delaney Park. This LGBT friendly neighborhood features a mixture of modern and vintage homes. Delaney Park is conveniently just south of downtown and the Orlando Medical Center.

Home in Delaney Park. Photo by Katy Manning via Unsplash

Lake Como

Lake Como is an oasis in the heart of metro Orlando. Surrounded by oaks and azaleas this friendly neighborhood is home to green spaces including walking trails and public plazas.

Biking in Delaney Park. Photo by Chauncey Sims via Unsplash

Lake Eola Heights

Stroll the brick streets of this lush historic district. Diverse residences range from vintage farmhouses to new high rises along the lake shore. Lake Eola Park is the highlight of the community and several LGBTQ events take place here throughout the year. Enjoy walking or cycling paths or take a tour of the lake on swan-shaped paddle boats.

Lake Eola. Photo by Mick Haupt via Unsplash

Thornton Park

Discover Thornton Park’s quaint bungalows nestled among large oaks. Check-out the friendly vibe of Washington Street’s wine bars and cafes. Enjoy some retail therapy in the neighborhood’s trendy boutiques, all within walking distance to downtown activities.

Winter Park

Check out the art and cultural scene of Winter Park. This funky, friendly community north of Orlando offers small town charm with the vibrancy of a college town. Enjoy the neighborhoods fine dining, sidewalk cafes, and museums.

Homes in Winter Park. Photo by Jorge Salazar via Unsplash

Feel at Home in Orlando

Wherever your Orlando exploration takes you, you’re bound to feel at home in one of these most LGBT-friendly neighborhoods in Orlando.

While in the area, also check out Mount Dora, another LGBTQ-inclusive town in neighboring Lake County that will make you feel right at home.


***Disclaimer: There is a good chance that this post contains affiliate or sponsor links. If you make a purchase through them, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (for which we are extremely grateful).

Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

Written by Jacqui May

Jacqui May has a background in nonprofit project management and writing. She is currently a freelance consultant, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and writer. She enjoys working with diverse organizations to connect them with resources, and make a difference in the community.

Jacqui is a straight ally and several of her close family and friends identify as lgbtq. She volunteers with organizations serving veterans, developmentally disabled adults, the homeless, and low-income community members.

Originally from New York City, she is a long-time Floridian and has extensively explored the Sunshine State. Jacqui loves history and believes that everyone has a story worth listening to.


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