South Downtown (SoDo)

Urban and walkable neighborhood perfect for city lovers.

Welcome to South Downtown (SoDo)

Urban and walkable neighborhood perfect for city lovers
South Downtown Orlando, or SoDo, is an up-and-coming urban neighborhood that has quickly become a popular destination for young professionals and families. The area is known for its hip vibe; there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore in the area. The neighborhood is also home to some of Orlando's best schools, making it a great place to raise a family. 
The neighborhood is surrounded by many of Orlando's historic neighborhoods, many of which feature picturesque parks and lakes. Orlando Health, one of Orlando's most established hospitals, has served as a mainstay of the district since 1918. The heart of Downtown Orlando is just a short drive away, making it easy to get to city conveniences. 

What to Love

  • Adjacent to downtown Orlando with beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods
  • Walkable
  • Historic railroad station located just one mile away 
  • The mix of old and new lifestyle
  • A-rated schools

Local lifestyle 

Urban living has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people are drawn to the convenience and excitement of city life. South Downtown Orlando is an excellent example of an urban neighborhood that offers it all: walkable streets lined with shops and restaurants, hip bars and clubs, and a vibrant and spirited community. Walking to dinner or drinks with friends is a common occurrence here, as the area’s well-maintained streets offer a plethora of culinary and beverage options. Orange Avenue and Michigan Street have been.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South Downtown Orlando is known for its great restaurants. Delaney's Tavern is a popular bar and restaurant known for its live music and good food. Here, you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with a great city view.
Johnny's Fillin' Station is another local favorite known for its delicious burgers and fries. RockPit Brewing is the perfect place for you if you love craft beer, while 4 Rivers Smokehouse is your one-stop shop for flavorful barbeque.
Start your morning off right at Foxtail Coffee, a specialty coffee shop. The restaurant is known for its live music, food, and gourmet coffee. End your day with Hourglass Brewing, a gastropub featuring an incredible range of craft beer.
Hourglass Brewery is another popular spot for craft beer lovers. This location is one of a kind, with a view of the downtown skyline.
The SoDo District is defined as an emerging market with small retail and mixed-use projects creating a new look and flattering tone. Many large retail chains have recently invested in the SoDo District through a generous amount of boutique shops and restaurants offering diverse options.

Things to Do

South Downtown Orlando is home to a smorgasbord of parks. Lake Eola Park is one of the most popular city parks for its stretch of sparkling lake views. Go on a walk along its numerous trails or take a relaxing swan boat ride along the lake. The Conway Chain of Lakes is a great place to go boating.
South Downtown is also home to a wide range of live music performances, festivals, and events. For world-class live music, check out Will's Pub or The Social. Festivals and events beloved to the area include Light up SoDo and SoDo After Dark.


South Downtown Orlando is served by Orange County Public Schools. Great schools in the area include: 
  • Blankner Elementary, K-8
  • Boone High School

Overview for South Downtown (SoDo), FL

27,050 people live in South Downtown (SoDo), where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $46,932. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.2 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for South Downtown (SoDo), FL

South Downtown (SoDo) has 11,120 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Downtown (SoDo) do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,050 people call South Downtown (SoDo) home. The population density is 3,964.23 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.74 / 48.26%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in South Downtown (SoDo), FL

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The following schools are within or nearby South Downtown (SoDo). The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PreK - 8th
PreK - 8th
4th - 12th
No rating available
K - 12th
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Ucp Transitional Learning Academy High Charter
6th - 12th
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K - 12th
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K - 2nd
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8th - 12th
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