Maitland, Neighborhoods and Real Estate Information
Whether you’re looking to buy a condo or home in the Maitland Florida area, you have come to the right place. Here you can search the latest listings of condos and homes for sale in Maitland, schedule a property showing, or request information about selling a home in Maitland, Florida.
Buying a home in Maitland Florida?
If you are interested in buying real estate in Maitland Florida, you will enjoy searching all the Maitland real estate listings on the MLS. We pride ourselves on having up-to-the-minute listings of homes for sale, condos for sale and we even have vacant land and other property listings. If you see a listing you like, or just have questions about properties you have seen while driving around, we can help you with all your Maitland real estate needs. View today’s newest homes for sale in Maitland, Florida.
Selling real estate in Maitland
If you’re selling a home in Maitland, Florida, you will appreciate our no-pressure approach to helping you with this potentially stressful endeavor. You will feel a great sense of relief once you request our FREE real estate market analysis (CMA) of your home. While we are doing this thorough evaluation of your home’s marketability, we can go over every detail of the home selling process. Should you decide to enlist the help of an expert Maitland Realtor, you will undoubtedly be impressed by our detailed, state-of-the-art marking plan. Not only do we ensure that you know exactly what needs to be done to prepare your home for sale, but we will also help you with home staging, move planning, and relocation assistance. If you’re ready to get started now, or if you just have some general questions about the Maitland real estate market, please feel free to contact us now.
About Maitland, Florida
Since the 1960s, Maitland has been a quintessential bedroom community. Some of the area’s first suburbs were built there to attract young families looking for large lawns and good schools. In the late 1970s, a sprawling office park called Maitland Center was built near the I-4 interchange, giving the city a distinctive business identity as well. The 190-acre development contains a hotel, 45 office buildings, and 400 businesses. More than 12,000 people work there. However, just as Maitland seemed close to getting the cohesive downtown area that it has long lacked, the developer who was going to spearhead the much-debated project, pulled out—perhaps spooked by the threat of lawsuits from a small but well-organized group of anti-growth residents, mostly retirees. Undaunted, city officials are now scrambling to find another developer for the proposed town center, to be located on 18 prime acres between Maitland Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92, north and south of Horatio Drive. Another major project with the potential to reshape the city’s core is Uptown Maitland West, which will incorporate upscale retail space and 375 luxury condominium units on a parcel at U.S. Highway 17-92 and East George Avenue. But it wouldn’t be Maitland without controversy, and Uptown Maitland West has spurred opposition from those who feel that the seven-story project is too big and out of character for the community. Its fate was uncertain at this time. Although Maitland can only be described as a thoroughly modern suburb, it has actually been in existence longer than most Central Florida communities.
It was established in 1838 as Fort Maitland, named in honor of Capt. William S. Maitland, a hero of the Second Seminole War. In 1880, the railroad from Sanford arrived, sparking a tourism boom that lasted until freezes in the 1890s scuttled the visitor trade. In 1937 sculptor André Smith founded the Mayan- themed Art Center at Maitland, which was originally intended to be a compound where artists could live and work. The center, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features an open-air chapel that has become a popular spot for weddings. Few seem frightened by the prospect of encountering Smith’s ghost, which is said to occupy the facility and peer over the shoulders of resident artists as they work. To help preserve vestiges of its past, city officials have established a historic corridor in the Lake Lily-Lake Catherine area. Along the corridor are roughly a half dozen homes built in the 1880s through the turn of the century. There are also a handful of historic commercial buildings along Maitland Avenue.
Maitland today is home to the Enzian Theater, the region’s only art-house cinema and setting for the annual Florida Film Festival. The theater was built in 1985 by the late philanthropist John Tiedke and is run by Tiedke’s daughter-in-law Siegrid. Two large art festivals are in Maitland: one in October sponsored by the Maitland Rotary Club and one in April sponsored by the Maitland/South Seminole Chamber of Commerce. The Florida Audubon Society was founded in Maitland, and its headquarters, including a bird hospital, remain on Lake Sybellia.