South East Orlando
At roughly 100 square miles, the region generally referred to as Southeast Orlando encompasses the University of Central Florida, Orlando International Airport and an array of master-planned communities as well as stretches of pastureland, piney forests and wetlands abutting the Econlockhatchee River.
But the remaining rural areas are rapidly vanishing as the pace of growth accelerates. Today the southeast sector, which includes portions of the city of Orlando as well as unincorporated Orange County, is home to more than 200,000 people, with more arriving daily.
Tavistock Group, the developer of upscale Lake Nona, has been particularly aggressive in promoting commercial and job growth in southeast Orlando, helping to create “Medical City,” a biotech and health sciences cluster that includes the UCF Medical School, the Sanford-Burnham Institute, Nemours Childrens Hospital and a new Veterans’ Administration Hospital.