South Orange is easily the medical hub of Orlando. Located along the busiest roadways in the area, South Orange is prime territory for hospitals. To the north is the East to West Expressway and to the West is Interstate 4. Both roadways are critical to travel throughout the region, with numerous other major roadways connecting back into them. South Orange is the area where I-4 and the East to West Expressway connect, making it the most central travel location for major hospitals.
Within just a few short miles are four different hospitals and many specialists. Orlando Regional Medical Center, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, Arnold Palmer Hospital, and Orlando Regional Medical Center – Lucerne, all share the same general space in South Orange. All around the hospitals are smaller medical practices, cancer centers, heart centers, and other supporting practices that truly make South Orange the medical district of Orlando.
Having major roadways close isn’t just about being close to area hospitals. Along I-4 are many world-class entertainment venues, including Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and more, that bring in tourists from around the country and the world. Just a short drive north off of Interstate 4 is Amway Arena, which is the home of the Orlando Magic. This newly built arena is absolutely impossible to miss as it is placed directly next to the freeway.
Located off of South Street behind Amway Arena is one of the most impressive but little-known museums in the area. The Well’s Built Museum features area black history and tells a truly impressive story of black leaders in action. To the east of Amway Arena and Wells Built Museum is the iconic Church Street Station. This popular destination is as historic as they come in Orlando. The area is a mixture of nightclubs and history welded together.