July 15, 2016

Maitland

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Maitland
, or Fumecheliga – a Seminole Indian name, began as Fort Maitland in 1838 and housed the US Army. The fort was named for captain William Seton Maitland who died in a Seminole War battle near Tampa, and had actually never set foot in Maitland. Fort Maitland was a rest point for soldiers along the way between Fort Mellon in Sanford, and Fort Gatlin in Orlando.

George H. Packwood was the first property owner in Maitland. He purchased land and built Packwood Hall in 1873 as a place for the town to gather. The site of Packwood Hall is now where the Maitland City Hall stands. The Park House hotel was also an important landmark in Maitland around this time. Its most notable guests being presidents Grover Cleveland, and Chester Arthur. The town incorporated in 1885 as the citrus industry began to ramp up in Florida. 1926 saw the largest crop of citrus Maitland had ever seen.

Location

Maitland is south of Altamonte Springs, and north of Winter Park. Major highways I-4 and 17-92 run through Maitland.

IMG_1886Transportation

There is a Maitland stop on the Sun-Rail with access to SR 434, and Lynx connections. The average commute time to work is 23 minutes. Maitland is accessible by 17-92 and I-4, which goes south to Orlando and north to DeLand.

Population: 17,463

 

Housing Market

Average Single Family Home Value:$288,688
Median Single Family Home Sales Price: $231,591
Median Gross Rent: $1,230
Property Tax Millage Rate: 4.54%
Estimated Homeownership Rate: 60.3%

Our Maitland Sales in the Last 2 Years

2230 Gillis Ct, Highland Park Estates, $280,000, 4/3, 1964

IMG_1902Characteristics of Neighborhoods

Maitland is a small town with top-notch homes. There is a tiny “historical corridor” district around Lake Lily and Lake Catherine. Otherwise Maitland has established homes from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Single family homes are the most common in Maitland, with character and surrounding nature. There are condos and villas available as well. Residents enjoy close proximity to beautiful public parks, and many lakes as well including Lake Lily, Lake Minnehaha, and Lake Sybelia.

Most streets are wide and spacious with mature landscaping. There are mostly residential neighborhoods with lower speed limits and plenty of sidewalks.

Schools

Maitland schools are part of the large district of Orange County SchoolsAccording to GreatSchools.org, its top performing schools are Dommerich Elementary SchoolOrlando Middle High Charter, and Maitland Middle School. Their Great Schools ratings are between 9 and 10.

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Notable Housing Developments

Minnehaha Shores
Maitland Woods
Cove Colony
Druid Hills
Dommerich Estates
Dommerich Hills
Versailles
English Estates
Forest Brook

 



Maitland Community Information

IMG_1910Maitland is a small town jam packed with arts, culture, and outdoor fun. The Maitland Art & History Museums and movies at the Enzian Theater provide excellent cultural programming year-round. The whole family can have fun at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den or one of 16 public parks. Check out what else the Maitland community has to offer its residents:

Festivals

Screen on the Green
Dog Fest Walk n’Roll
Season of Light
Maitland Rotary Art Festival
Culture Pop! Maitland Art Museum

Restaurants

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Antonio’s
Seoul Garden Restaurant & Grill
Jazz Tastings
First Watch
The Greenhouse Cafe

Entertainment / Recreation


Over 16 public parks including…

Maitland Ballfield Complex
Lake Sybelia Beach Park
Minnehaha Park
Maitland Community Park
Lake Lily Park
RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Enzian Theater
Maitland Art & History Museums
Roth Family Jewish Community CenterIMG_1896

Shopping

Maison Baby
Winter Park Village
Park Avenue

Groceries

Maitland Farmer’s Market
Publix
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market