Edgewood Florida

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Edgewood is a quiet residential community determined to stay that way. This picturesque 1.2 sq mile town nestles between the shores of Lakes Conway, Gatlin, Jennie Jewel, Jessamine, and Mary Jess, some of Central Florida's most beautiful lakes. About two thousand people call Edgewood home and this lovely town in Orange County is so conscious of the environment that efforts are constantly on to maintain the salubrious surroundings.

Edgewood was founded in 1924 on what was formerly agricultural land. Nineteen residents from the near by town of Pine Castle decided to incorporate a new town in these beautiful surroundings. They probably chose the name Edgewood because of the location, a wooded area on the edge of Lake Conway. Beautiful homes of various architectural styles have been built on quiet streets. Many fine old oak trees grace these streets, dating from the early twentieth century and add elegance and character to the neighborhood.

The town grew slowly, maintaining its peaceful atmosphere and scenic surroundings. The woods continue to thrive and in 1960, Edgewood was declared a bird sanctuary. At that time there were less than five hundred people living in the city. The City Charter was submitted to the state in 1969 and today the city is run by the Mayor and the City Council. They work hard to maintain the pristine surroundings as they have been over the past decades.

A town hall was built on property purchased on Larue Avenue in 1969. The population grew steadily during those years and in 1973, the town became the City of Edgewood. Currently around two thousand very content residents have made the City of Edgewood their home. The main avenue of Edgewood is South Orange Avenue and over three hundred thriving businesses are located here.

One of the greatest attractions for visitors to Edgewood is its proximity to the star attraction of Florida. This beautiful, quiet city is just about 3.6 miles from Orlando. You can plan a leisurely vacation in the neighborhood. Enjoy the scenic beauty and the quiet environment of the woods and bird sanctuary of Edgewood and drive to the world famous attractions of Orlando from here. The small town charm of a cozy bed and breakfast or a motel will be a welcome change from staying in a large city or a luxurious but impersonal hotel. Enjoy the world famous Disney World theme park and all the other thrills of Orlando but return to the magic of the forests at the end of a busy and active day.

The local library, Orlando Public Library at Fort Gatlin is popular with the local community. The congregation prays at a number of nearby churches including the Delaney Street Baptist Church and the Church of God on Orange Avenue. The population is well to do and better educated than the Florida state average. The community is multicultural, with a higher than state average black population and significantly lower unemployment average.

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