Orlando Main Streets

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I love where I live!

My little corner of Orlando (East Orlando) is “Avalon Park“. A quaint, neighborhood bustling with restaurants, shops and tons of small businesses. As a 15+ year resident of Orlando, I was shocked to learn about the Orlando Main Street Districts. I knew about a few “cool areas” but I had no idea that there was a plan in place to recognize the important role neighborhood commercial districts play in the overall health of Orlando’s neighborhoods. These neighborhoods were created and renamed as “Orlando Main Streets” in 2008 by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council. The Orlando Main Streets receive financial support, technical assistance and intensive training from the City of Orlando to help them thrive.

If you love to shop local and support small businesses, these areas of town are a great way to do just that! While there are lots of other cool areas too (um,hello Avalon Park!) these 12 districts have been undergoing revitalization projects, are growing with new residents and are creating lots of new businesses!

These 12 districts each create an individual work plan envisioned and implemented by a nonprofit Board of Directors that helps to execute the plan. Orlando Main Streets serve as the economic backbone for the cityโ€™s existing neighborhoods.

A quick history lesson: Orlando was founded in 1875 with 85 inhabitants, 22 of whom were qualified voters. Can you imagine Orlando was ever that small?!?! Now with a population of 2,038,000 and over 59.3 million visitors a year, we need to love on our local neighborhoods!

Here are the 12 Orlando Main Streets Districts:

How many of these awesome neighborhoods have you visited?

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If you love where you live, let us know! We’d love a guest post form you all about your neck of the woods!
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Eryn is a health conscious momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 5 to 19! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 15 years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is is love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep.ย Eryn uses her ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ to ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ & ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a clean beauty advocate with Beautycounter. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is be on purpose and she lives to better the lives of others.

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