Gay Orlando: Colonialtown Neighborhood – A Great Gay District in Orlando!

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Orlando is such a great city to live in!

I know that you might feel you are spoiled for choice here in Orlando when it comes to Gay friendly neighborhoods, you may be right! Orlando is a great metro area with a whole bunch of Gay neighborhoods including Thonrton Park, Lake Eola Heights and Colonialtown.

Lets take a look at Colonialtown for a minute, it is an area of the metro area that is just north east of Downtown Orlando proper and is nestled up alongside Orlando Executive Airport and is bisected by East Colonial Drive and has the Harry P Leu Gardens to the north. Colonialtown is full of historic homes, treelined brick streets and plenty of charm!

It is popular with the gay community thanks to its proximity to downtown and its nightlife as well as restaurants in the area. Many homes have been renovated over the years and the area has become gentrified as often occurs in areas popular with the LGBT community in other metro areas around the world. An article written for the Orlando Sentinel around 10 years ago mentioned that until the 1990’s the area had run down older homes and not much of a community feel, that has all changed now! To show how LGBT friendly the area is the article even went on to say that “In Colonialtown, nearly half of the unmarried couples who live together are same-sex.

In the area known as Colonialtown North there are around 1700 homes with a population of around 3,500 according to the Colonialtown Neighborhood Association, the organization promotes the interests of the area to the whole community and offer social events to raise the quality of life of Colonialtowns Residents. All showing the great community feel in this part of the city.

Colonialtown is convenient to all of the Orlando Metro area thanks to nearby I-4 that goes through downtown Orlando and the 408 East-West Expressway which runs just south of East Colonial Drive.

If you are looking for a Gay friendly community just outside of Downtown Orlando, consider Colonialtown!

With Orlando being such a great place to live and having a very welcoming LGBT community and many friendly neighborhoods, the metro Orlando area is the perfect relocation destination. If you are considering relocating to Orlando and are looking for a beautiful property in the area contact Steve Glose for professional Orlando Real Estate advice.