Leawood Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
A blue-collar neighborhood near the Azalea Park area, Leawood is dominated by simple, concrete block homes that appeal to first-time home buyers, as well as those buyers seeking homes priced in the $75,000 to $150,000 range. In recent years, Leawood has attracted many Hispanic buyers who have moved to the area from south Florida or South America. Most of the homes in Leawood were built in the 1960s to 1980s. Mature tree growth is predominant throughout Leawood.
Located in the 32807 zip code area, Leawood is bordered on the north by East Colonial Drive, on the south by the East-West Expressway (408), on the west by North Semoran Boulevard, and on the east by North Goldenrod Road.
Residents of Leawood are conveniently situated near main arterials. Highway 436 leads to the Orlando International Airport in 15 minutes, the 417 toll road provides quick access to the University of Central Florida in 20 minutes, and the East-West Expressway offers a direct route to downtown Orlando in only 10 minutes.
For recreation, Leawood residents gravitate to Englewood Park, a 6.8-acre park at 6050 Lake Underhill Road that is home to a wetland plant area dotted with Bald Cypress and Red Maple trees. Shady areas with picnic tables and nearby grills make family picnics a popular pastime for Leawood residents. Some residents who like boating also venture to Lake Underhill Park, where they can access the lake by boat ramp.
Two of Orlando’s busiest thoroughfares, North Semoran Boulevard and East Colonial Drive, provide a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities for Leawood’s residents.
Students in Leawood attend Azalea Park Elementary School, Stonewall Jackson Middle Schools, and Colonial High School. Located at 6100 Oleander Drive, Colonial High School has magnet programs for Veterinary Animal Sciences and Services, Information Technology, Automotive Service Technology, and Hospitality and Tourism, as well as other excellent programs such as Advanced Placement and JROTC.