The city of Orlando is located in central Florida and has worldwide fame for its huge array of theme parks. They include Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World which attract millions of international visitors per annum. Orlando’s population is 1.5 million and the Metro area is home to 2.4 million. Given the number of family-friendly facilities in the city, it makes sense to try and find an affordable home in the area. Luckily for you, we’ve comprised a guide featuring 5 of the best communities offering new homes in Orlando from the $300s.

Cypress Reserve in Winter Garden (Taylor Morrison)

The Winter Garden area is an extremely popular location for would-be homeowners seeking property near the city of Orlando. The homebuilder Taylor Morrison has eight different must-see floor plans at Cypress Reserve. You can choose between 1-2 story properties with 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3.5 bathrooms and every home has a 2-car garage. Home features include a large master bedroom, breakfast nook, and walk-in closets. Some of the properties enable you to add a 3-car garage to your home for extra storage space.

Cypress Reserve is just 20 miles from Orlando so not only are you close to world-class entertainment and shopping facilities, but you also have ample employment opportunities. Winter Garden is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in America and features a host of state and municipal parks, walking trails, museums and multiple areas of scenic beauty. The community is also walking distance to Sunridge Middle and Sundridge Elementary schools. These Taylor Morrison properties at Cypress Reserve are available from the low $300s.

Lake Hancock Preserve II in Winter Garden (KB Home)

Lake Hancock Preserve II is one of the latest home communities developed by renowned homebuilder KB Home. At present there are two different floor plans to choose from; they are both two story properties, and you can choose between 4-5 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 bathrooms. Both plans feature a 2-car garage, and other notable aspects of the properties include high ceilings, granite countertops, a dedicated laundry room upstairs and an open floor plan. The properties are also ENERGY STAR qualified.

Regarding community amenities, Lake Hancock Preserve II residents benefit from their proximity to the city of Orlando. As a result, you’re just a short drive away from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge and many other attractions. Within Lake Hancock, you have access to a gazebo, local park, tot lot, and putting green. Finally, it is a commuter friendly location with easy access to Highway 429, Highway 535, and US-192. Homes are available from $319,990.

Trilogy Orlando (Trilogy by Shea Homes)

Shea Homes created Trilogy; a series of communities designed for residents aged 55+. The idea is to encourage people in this age group to enjoy an active lifestyle as they approach retirement. Trilogy Orlando has a number of choices including its Reflect Collection with features Enchant and Imagine floor plans. These plans offer 2-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2-3 car garages. Features include a walk-in closet, dedicated mudroom, flexible-design great room and wraparound patio. The design of the properties makes them ideal for luxurious outdoor living.

The Trilogy community in Florida is just 30 miles from Orlando and surrounded by a large number of pristine lakes. There is a host of facilities for active seniors including a fitness center, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. If you’re looking for something special to eat, Emma’s Culinary Kitchen is almost on your doorstep. As well as enjoying the stunning Florida climate, you’re only a short distance from Orlando International Airport so you can go on vacation anytime you want. Homes in the Trilogy Orlando Reflect Collection are available from $305,990

Overlook at Hamlin (Taylor Morrison)

Hamlin gets its name from a type of early season orange and Taylor Morrison’s Overlook community is located in this scenic paradise in West Orange County. There are over 260 home sites in the community for sale, and prospective homeowners can choose between 4-6 bedrooms, 2-5.5 bathrooms, and 2-3 car garages. Amenities include a game and media room upstairs in the up market models along with an impressive porch and foyer.

Overlook at Hamlin is just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando and features an excellent array of amenities within the community including a sports lawn, doggy park, serving kitchen, fire pit, fitness center, community clubhouse, children’s pool and much more. The community is almost like its own little city and even has a town center village where you can dock your boat. It is also close to Lake Hancock so you can relax on its calming waters on a warm Florida day. Most of the properties are available from the $300s although there are some homes in the $700s if you want luxury living.

Orchard Park in Winter Garden (KB Home)

KB Home launched Orchard Park recently, and there is a total of 12 floor plans available. You can choose between 3-6 bedrooms, 2-5 bathrooms, and 2-3 bathrooms in 1-2 story homes each of which has a 2-car garage. Features of the properties include walk-in closets, open floor plans, a downstairs den, and 9 ft 4-inch ceilings on the first floor.

The community’s amenities include a swimming pool, cabana, tot lot, dog park and softball field. Residents can also shop and eat at the nearby Winter Garden Village or enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride along West Orange Park. If you love the water, you’ll be thrilled to learn that Orchard Park is close to the Butler Chain of Lakes. As the community is close to several highways, you are only minutes away from world-class entertainment facilities in Orlando. Homes are available from $282,990, but the majority of the properties are available from the $300s.

Final Words

Orlando is home to some of the world’s best entertainment centers so why not purchase a high-quality yet affordable home in one of its many suburban areas? You are just minutes away from all the action yet when the excitement dies down, you can go back to your tranquil community and relax.