Colonial Town Sign

Colonial Town Sign Mills 50 Sign

We got an email from a Bungalower asking us:

I’ve started seeing neighborhood signs for some of the neighborhoods in Orlando. They are great way to know what neighborhood you are in. Is every neighborhood getting one?

We reached out to the City to find out and a city spokesperson tells Bungalower that 39 signs have already gone up which covers more than half of the neighborhoods and main streets. Plans are in place to put signs up for the other 30 but funding is not there yet to complete the project. Here’s what the spokesperson told us about the project:

It’s a branding process for the City of Orlando and our neighborhoods. Many folks have no idea where the City of Orlando begins and ends, or don’t know the neighborhood that they live in. As a result, we decided we would try to place signs for our major (and in an upcoming phase, smaller) neighborhoods. They are placed along major thoroughfares as you enter these areas – to allow for residents and visitors to identify the neighborhood easily. We’ve modeled the concept from Los Angeles, which has a very identifiable sign system for all the neighborhoods in that City.

We’ve posted a list of the neighborhoods that have signs and those that don’t yet after the jump. What do you think of the new neighborhood signs?

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The first phase included:

  • Englewood Park
  • Baldwin Park
  • Audubon Park (Main Street and Neighborhood)
  • Cypress Park
  • Isles of Catalina
  • Richmond Heights
  • Washington Shores
  • College Park (Main Street and Neighborhood)
  • East Central Park
  • Milk District
  • Dover Shores East
  • Dover Shores West
  • Downtown
  • Downtown South
  • Wadeview Park
  • Lake Eola Heights
  • Creative Village
  • Lake Copeland
  • Delaney Park
  • Lake Cherokee
  • Thoronton Park (Main Street and Neighborhood)
  • Lawsona/Ferncreek
  • Ivanhoe Village (Main Street)
  • Uptown
  • Vista East
  • Lee Vista
  • Holden
  • Parramore
  • Callahan
  • Lake Como
  • Rock Lake
  • Rose Isle
  • Colonialtown
  • Colonialtown South
  • Park Lake/Highland
  • Lake Underhill
  • Monterey
  • Lake Barton Village
  • Mills50 (Main Street)

The Second Phase will include:

  • Johnson Village
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Carver Shores
  • Timberleaf
  • Lake Mann Estates
  • Malibu Groves
  • New Malibu
  • Haralson Estates
  • Westfield
  • Lorna Doone
  • Signal Hill
  • The Willows
  • Palomar
  • Rowena Park
  • Lake Formosa
  • Orwin Manor
  • South Eola
  • Coytown
  • Lake Davis/Greenwood
  • Lake Weldona
  • Lancaster Park
  • Bel Aire
  • Albert Shores
  • Southern Oaks
  • Lake Terrace
  • Lake Richmond
  • Richmond Estates
  • Rio Grande Park
  • Church Street District (Main Street District)
  • Semoran (Market Street District)

According to the spokesperson the last two Main Streets were put off because Semoran is contemplating re-branding and Church Street is due to get some new lights for the Church Street Station area where the sign would go.

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  1. Hi,

    Just wanted to clarify something about the Main Street known as the Audubon Park Garden District and the neighborhood of Audubon Park: they are two distinct entities. APGD is geographically centered on Corrine Drive, while also representing a frame of mind (environmentally aware, creative, connected, grass roots), while Audubon Park is a well established neighborhood south of Corrine Drive and bound by Bumby on the west, Bennett on the east, and Coytown to the south.

    So, people who live in Audubon Park are part of APGD, as are people who live in Winter Park and unincorporated Orange County to the north of Corrine. Ditto Merritt Park, Coytown, Colonialtown, and Baldwin Park. We have members in all of those areas and all are welcome.

    1. Thanks for clarifying Jenn. I think the person from the city was pointing out that the sign designates both…although it may not be placed in the right location for both (since each has different boundaries). I think one of the best features of the Main Street program is the flexibility in where the boundaries are. Thornton Park is a great example of this…if it was restricted to the true Thronton Park neighborhood it wouldn’t include a lot of the great areas in South Eola.