Orlando is definitely a place you can shop til you drop! Who doesn’t love to shop? We all know the gays love to get out there and buy a new outfit, something for the house or some jewelry.
While Downtown Orlando isn’t full of a large number of boutiques, there are some small shopping areas amongst the restaurants and bars and suburban Orlando is where the strip mall is king. Of course there are places like Winter Park where there is some great shopping – the quaint and picturesque Park Avenue anyone?
HOWEVER! Where Orlando reigns supreme is in Shopping Malls.
Orlando is home to 8 major shopping malls!
Here is some information on some of the more interesting shopping areas in Orlando:
Altamonte Mall – This large mall keeps on growing! This year it has added 15 new stores. See more on this mall.
Festival Bay Mall – This is an exciting 1,000,000-square-foot retail and entertainment center with famous names like Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cinemark Theaters, Vans Skatepark, Sheplers Western Wear, Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear and the every popular Ron Jon Surf Shop. See more on this mall.
Florida Mall – One of the largest malls in the state. This mall offers 270 stores in one location, it is very popular with locals and tourists.Conveniently located just minutes from Orlando International Airport, International Drive, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, Florida Mall is on the corner of South Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida. See more on this mall.
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores – Located just over a mile from Walt Disney World and includes all your favorite designers and name brands at great prices in a convenient location. See more on this mall.
Mall at Millenia (4200 Conroy Road Orlando, FL 32839) – This upscale, luxurious mall offers 150 of the world’s finest stores, services and eateries including Central Florida’s only Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s anchor Mall at Millenia along with Macy’s. Visitors will be tempted by an international collection of brand name stores, including Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Zara. Other tempting stores include, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Bahama’s, Juicy Couture, Coach and more! See more on this mall.
Oveido Mall – This mall is filled with many brand name stores. Located near Seminole Towne Center mall. See more on this mall.
Seminole Towne Center (220 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL 32771) – Find just what you are looking for when you explore the more than 120 specialty shops located throughout the mall. See more on this mall.
Pointe Orlando International Drive Mall – Right near to the Orange County Convention Center and the rest of the delights of International Drive, this open air, dining and entertainment complex includes more than 60 specialty retailers and seven restaurants. See more on this mall.
Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Road – Stroll through their Mediterranean style village that offers a large collection of designer brands. 150 stores are located here featuring Barneys New York Outlet, Burberry, Coach, Diesel, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Lucky Brand Jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and more. See more on this mall.
Premium Outlets International Drive – With over 125 of the hottest brands including new additions like HUGO BOSS Factory Store, Tourneau, Tumi, White House|Black Market, Converse, Espirit, Gymboree Outlet, Clarks Bostonian Outlet and Central Florida’s only Neiman Marcus LAST CALL, as well as favorites like Coach Factory, Gap Outlet, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Factory Store and much more! See more on this mall.
For those who like their shopping cheap, there is always the Flea Market’s!
192 Flea Market – Over 400 dealer booths under one roof with savings
of between 45%-75%. Open 7 days a week from 9 AM- 6 PM. Located at mile marker 15 on Hwy 192(4301 W Vine St. Kissimmee).
Maingate Flea Market – The only fully air conditioned indoor flea
market with over 400 wholesale booths. Located at mile marker 10 on Hwy 192(5407 W.Irlo Bronson Kissimmee)
Sanford Flea World – is America’s largest flea market with over 1,700 vendors. Open Friday-Sunday 10 AM- 6 PM.Flea World is located Hwy 17/92 in Sanford Florida
Visitors Flea Market – Over 250 kiosks with name brand merchandise.Open 10 AM daily. Located at mile marker 9 on hwy 192(5811 W.Irlo Bronson Kissimmee)
Whatever your shopping preference is, as you can see there is so much to see and do in Orlando that it shows why so many people want to live here!
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.