Part of the greater Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area, Winter Park is a city of nearly 28,000. The town is a beautiful, open, sunny and green Florida paradise. The community was founded as a resort town, and even today many of the local businesses seem geared towards ensuring that the residents have their fill of rest and relaxation. The resort atmosphere has led to several celebrities from various walks of life making their home here. The ample collection of local golf courses is perhaps what has attracted the several famous golfers that now live in Winter Park. With six post secondary institutions, the small city also has a high number of higher education options compared to its population.
Florida is a very popular winter destination for many people that live in places that get severe weather during the cold season. As a result, many of the non-owner-occupied suites in Winter Park get rented to people who only want to live there for the winter months. If you're looking for a full time residence, you'll have much better luck shopping in summer than in the winter.
When you're renting in an apartment building, remember that you're joining a community. If you come across as someone who is loud or who likes to party, it is unlikely that you're going to get invited to join that community. If instead you can communicate that you're quiet, respectful and friendly, then the landlord is likely going to want you as his or her newest tenant.
Almost everyone that needs to get around further they can walk in Winter Park simply drives. The roads are well maintained and easy to drive, and parking is ample. Within the town site itself, you will likely find that you can walk most places. The great weather also means that using a bicycle as a year-round vehicle is not only practical, but common.
Golf is of course one of the most popular local forms of entertainment. The downtown core is full of museums and quaint shops that a person could spend hours touring. There are a couple of great Italian restaurants in town including Costanzo's and Pannullo's, and many other restaurants worth exploring. For a great beer at an Irish pub, visit Fiddler's Green. If wine is more your drink, head to the Wine Room on South Park Avenue.