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.
Maitland is south of Altamonte Springs, and north of Winter Park. Major highways I-4 and 17-92 run through Maitland.
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.
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
Characteristics 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.
Maitland schools are part of the large district of Orange County Schools. According to GreatSchools.org, its top performing schools are Dommerich Elementary School, Orlando Middle High Charter, and Maitland Middle School. Their Great Schools ratings are between 9 and 10.
Notable Housing Developments
Maitland Community Information
Maitland 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:
Entertainment / Recreation
Maitland Ballfield Complex
Lake Sybelia Beach Park
Maitland Community Park
Lake Lily Park
RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
Maitland Art & History Museums
Roth Family Jewish Community Center
Maitland Farmer’s Market
Whole Foods Market