Davenport

Prime, central location, and excellent vacation homes.

Welcome to Davenport

The meteorite rise of this vibrant small town just outside of Disney is turning heads in the Orlando area, and with good reason.

An unprecedented season of growth has struck the city of Davenport, the small town just minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort that’s well-known for its prime, central location, and excellent vacation homes. Davenport is a town that offers something for everyone, whether that’s a foodie paradise, a starting point for a thrilling adventure, or a laid-back shopping district. 

Davenport was incorporated in 1915, and its expansive history aids in the town’s deep-rooted sense of character. Present-day Davenport is viewed as a perfect base for Disney lovers — far enough away to avoid much of the traffic, but close enough that a trip to the resort is less than 30 minutes long. 

Homes in Davenport vary greatly in size, style, and price point, making the town highly accommodating to a multitude of needs. Almost all of the properties of Davenport are new-builds, and the town’s quick expansion is contributing to a market rich with single-family homes, condos, and vacation properties. 

What to Love

 

Local Lifestyle

 

As Davenport continues to expand, it’s doubled down on its efforts to increase the available amenities and conveniences of the city so that its residents have everything they could possibly need. It’s a town oriented around providing the ideal residential life: mature natural landscapes, shopping centers, and relaxed suburbs. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

 

Posner Park and Posner Village are at the epicenter of all things commercial in Davenport, growing in development at the same pace as the town itself. An open-air, mixed-use development, these commercial centers are anchored by national retailers like Target, Burlington, and Best Buy. Here, too, a large myriad of dining is available, including chain favorites such as Starbucks, Chipotle, and Five Guys.

Local dining is abundant in Davenport, too, and among the list of standout restaurants is the much-loved Mannino’s Pizza. Located right at Posner Park, Mannino’s carries a delicious menu of specialty pizzas and subs. A few minutes north at the ChampionsGate Shopping Center is Osteria, a fine dining establishment that knocks the sumptuous flavors of classic Italian cuisine out of the park. At Blue Coast, Asian fusion fare is the star of the show, and the restaurant’s menu is a cornucopia of mouthwatering hibachi, sushi, and other delectable treats. 

Things to Do

 

Apart from its proximity to world-revered amusement parks, resorts, and attractions, Davenport boasts an exceptional number of community events and festivities to keep its residents entertained throughout the year. One of the most anticipated food events in the area, the Grills Gone Wild event promises finger-licking barbecue, convivial live entertainment, and a family-friendly good time. 

Other events include noteworthy art shows such as the annual Highwayman Weekend Extravaganza in March. Attendees gather to view the art show, bid at the live auction, and indulge in a heavenly, catered meal. There are also plenty of chances to dig into the culinary expertise of Davenport, including the yearly Taste of Davenport event, where local vendors serve up the best of their menus for a single entry fee. 

Searching for a sky-high adventure? The nearby Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park lets visitors embrace their inner wild side while they traverse the canopies. Prefer a more refined take on the great outdoors? Davenport is within minutes of several distinguished golf clubs and courses, including but not limited to: the Championsgate Golf Club, the Providence Golf Club, Deer Creek Country Club, and Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club

Schools

 

Davenport is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

 
  • Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy, 9-10, highly rated public high school
  • Davenport School for the Arts, PK & K-8, highly rated public magnet school

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