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Mills 50 District

Melanie Teel for RealEstateWall.comThis post is part of our “Mel’s Favorite Neighborhoods” series. Having lived in Central Florida for over 13 years, Melanie got to explore many of Orlando’s most popular areas. Mel is the perfect match for RealEstateWall.com as she can give our readers valuable insight into how it really is to live in a particular neighborhood here in Orlando.

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One of my favorite areas in Orlando is the Mills 50 District. Spanning just north of Nebraska Street on Mills Avenue south to Amelia Street, and on SR 50 (Colonial Drive) from Hillcrest Avenue to just east of Hampton Avenue, this up and coming area is home to some of the most vibrant dining, urban hotspots, eccentric shopping and so much more.

Map of Mils 50 District

Homes around Mills 50 District

Homes around Mills 50 District

Being a runner and triathlete, I go through running shoes on a fairly regular basis and tend to need a really good quality shoe that is both a smart fit for my feet and my running technique. My family and I have been loyal customers of Track Shack over the years, which happens to be located on Mills Avenue in the Mills 50 District. If you are ever in need of a new pair of running shoes or even a shoe fitting, I highly recommend Track Shack.

One common factor I noticed while living near the Mills 50 District are the bikers. No, not Harley Davidson bikers, not dirt bikers and not even road bikers (think Lance Armstrong). I’m referring to fixed-gear bicycles and refurbished mopeds. They are all over the place and growing rapidly! The Mills 50 District appears to have become something of a Hipster-Mecca. Never before have I seen cooler people riding their bikes and mopeds around town. Admittedly, I am intrigued with this somewhat granola, skinny-jeans wearing crowd.

Mills 50 District - Colonial Drive

Bananas Diner - Mills 50 Orlando FL

Bananas Diner – Mills 50

The Mills 50 District also happens to be home to one of Orlando’s most infamous diners, Bananas. Tag-lined as a “Modern American Diner,” this restaurant not only offers the best late-night dining around, but also the best late-night entertainment featuring your very own drag server. You haven’t experienced life until you have stopped by Banana’s at 2:30 on a Saturday morning (that’s right, morning) for what I can assure you is the best food (I recommend the omelets) and drag Broadway musical re-enactments in town. Bananas Diner owners also own Funky Monkey Wine Company just next door to Bananas on Mills, as well as the one on I-drive in Pointe Orlando.

Mills 50 District - Colonial Drive

Mills 50 District – Colonial Drive

Homes around Mills 50 District

Homes around Mills 50 District

Future plans for the Mills 50 District include a strategic plan for an urban design along the Mills Avenue and Colonial corridors. The area is planned to be a mixed-use (primarily residential, retail and office), pedestrian and transit-oriented, commercial district. Continue to check the City of Orlando website for updated information about this future plan for the Mills 50 District.

I’m certainly impressed with the Mills 50 District and highly encourage you to check out what the area has to offer now and in the future.

Homes for Sale close to the Mills 50 District (Zip Codes 32801 and 32803)

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,814 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,031 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 2
  3. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,755 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,670 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 2
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,215 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.16 ac
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 2
  5. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,186 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 2
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Days on market: 3
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,384 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 3
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,322 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 4
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,592 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 5
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,562 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 5
  11. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 5
  12. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,483 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 6
  13. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,112 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 6
  14. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 6
  15. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 6
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 857 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 6
  17. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,759 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 7
  18. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,446 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 7
  19. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 7
  20. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 922 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 8

See all Mills 50 - 32801 & 32803.
(all data current as of 8/22/2017)

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