20 apartments for rent in Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL
With its picturesque lake views and central location, the Mercy Drive neighborhood offers residents the best of urban and rural living. It’s easy to forget, as you walk the quiet, tree-lined streets, that the community is located so close to downtown.
Home designs in the Mercy Drive community tend toward ranch-style houses built in the 1950s and 1960s. There are also some properties built in the 1990s, including Key West-style and contemporary designs. Mercy Drive encompasses area code 32808. The community is bounded by Silver Star Road (Route 416) and West Princeton Street to the north, North John Young Highway (Route 423) to the east, West Colonial Drive (Route 50) to the south, and Lake Lawne to the west. It is a primarily residential area, though there are a wide variety of commercial buildings, including shops and restaurants.
Of the many appealing aspects of the Mercy Drive neighborhood is Lake Lawne, which affords residents cool breezes and scenic water views. The 146-acre lake provides the opportunity to fish from the pier and by boat. There is a boat ramp, as well as other activities, such as a disc golf course, playground, picnic areas, and hiking and biking trails. For more lake fun, there is Lake Orlando to the north. This 170-acre lake is home to the Lake Orlando Golf Club, which has a scenic, yet challenging 18-hole course.
Nearby the Mercy Drive neighborhood to the south of Lake Lawne is the Central Florida Fairgrounds, which offers residents a wide variety of events, such as the annual fair, specialty shows, sporting events, and a weekly farmer’s market. In addition, the community is flanked to the west by the Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare facility.