Orlando is sort of an anomaly because there really isn’t a downtown district. Orange County in general is more like a connecting chain of suburbs with small commercial/industrial zones mixed in-between. If you look at "downtown" Orlando closely, you will see that it really is only an area about 6 square blocks and it is surrounded entirely by residential neighborhoods. The 40 story buildings in the 6x6 block give the illusion of the downtown lifestyle to all of those 20-something party kids.<quoted text>
We may have disagreed on another blog line, but we certainly agree wholeheartedly here.
Downtown is one big bar. It could be much more, but it has never been, and never will be.
I have lived here for about 20 years, and the only change in Downtown Orlando is the bars are better looking, the skirts are shorter, and the demographic is even less responsible.
I live “downtown” and I barely ever frequent the handful of businesses there.