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Blanchard Park and Little Econ Greenway – East Orlando’s Hidden Gem

If you have recently moved, or are planning to move to East Orlando you very likely may not be aware of the winding trailway through nature that is known to many of the locals as (Jay) Blanchard Park and the Little Econ Greenway.

Little Econ Greenway Orlando FLThis park and trail combination is great for families, children, athletes and nearly anyone. Whether you enjoy walking, running, biking, skating, nature sighting, canoeing, picnicking and more, this park and trailway has it all when it comes to activities and nature.

(Jay) Blanchard Park, located at 2451 North Dean Road, Orlando, FL 32817, features gated tennis courts, covered playgrounds for the little ones, soccer fields, basketball courts and plenty of covered pavilions for picnics and other functions.
Little Econ Greenway Orlando FL

The Little Econ Greenway is the trail which features riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching and even canoe trails. Click here to visit the trail’s web site or to access a link to the PDF brochure with plenty of detailed information.

Parking is located at (Jay) Blanchard Park, the Econ Soccer Complex (click here for more information about Central Florida soccer clubs), Arcadia Acres and off of Harrel Road on the north side of Colonial Drive (SR 50) and just east of Goldenrod Road.

Rabbit at the Little Econ Greenway Orlando FLThe trail literally winds for miles along the Little Econ River, where wildlife sightings are nearly guaranteed (Ospreys, Red-Shouldered Hawks, turtles, etc). You should be warned, however, that this winding river is also home to alligators. Although your odds of spotting one are relatively low, the trail management still provides precautionary recommendations, for example: no swimming, no feeding the animals or playing along the water’s edge and keeping animals on leashes, as a friendly reminder of with whom we share this delightful trail :)

Little Econ Greenway Orlando FL

The Little Econ Greenway will eventually link to the University of Central Florida (www.ucf.edu) and continue north to the Cross Seminole Trail through Oviedo and back to Blanchard Park. There are also plans to extend the western terminus of the trail to the Cady Way Trail at Lake Baldwin. The Little Econ Greenway is composed of a 14 foot wide paved surface that extends 7.9 miles from Alafaya Trail to Forsyth Road.

Blanchard Park Orlando YMCAEach month approximately 50,000 people enjoy the Little Econ Greenway and Blanchard Park which open at sunrise and close at sunset. One of the most popular trail heads is located just off of Rouse Road, next to the Blanchard Park YMCA. If you are looking to join a local gym, the “Y” is always a good choice. There are plenty of youth and adult programs and group exercise classes at this gym, including cycling, yoga, water fitness and a multitude of child development sessions. Plus, if you’re a “Y” member, this is a great place to cool off after a run on the trail in the Olympic size lap pool, or with a smoothie from the Tropical Smoothie stand just inside the facility.

Blanchard Park YMCA Pool

No matter what your lifestyle, between Blanchard Park, the Little Econ Greenway and the Blanchard Park YMCA, you’re all set for a satisfying “East Side” experience.

Article by Melanie Teel

Homes for Sale by Blanchard Park and Little Econ Trail

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,060 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,732 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.25 ac
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 3
  3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,984 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,868 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,248 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,798 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 4
  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,968 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,269 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  6. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,021 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,980 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  7. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,293 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,048 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.11 ac
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,238 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,599 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 6
  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,630 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,527 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
  11. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,174 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.60 ac
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 14
  12. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,962 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,255 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,012 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,944 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 23
  15. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,602 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,199 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 24
  16. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,476 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,252 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 25
  17. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,635 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,587 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 28
  18. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,972 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.50 ac
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 28
  19. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,755 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,200 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 29
  20. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,542 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,443 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 33
  21. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,974 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,325 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 34
  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,704 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,003 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 34
  23. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,936 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,671 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 35
  24. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,714 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,919 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 36
  25. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,619 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 37

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(all data current as of 4/25/2017)

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