Established during the Seminole War, Maitland became one of the earliest settlements in Central Florida. We are one of the oldest towns in the Orlando metro, yet we have preserved our small-town feel as others around us grew.  Our once abundant orange groves created a rural retreat, and our leisurely growth was fueled by those seeking refuge from the North and its harsh winters drawn here to the banks of our pristine lakes.

The values of these early Maitlanders still hold true today, built on a respect for our natural surroundings, a dedication to building great neighborhoods, and a desire for a strong family life. We are intensely proud of our community and have preserved a quality of life that is second to none.  It can be felt in the shade  of the tree canopies along our streets, heard in the laughter of our children on their school playgrounds, and smelled in the flowers blooming in our parks.

We are Downtown Maitland, where residents come together to dine in one of our two dozen restaurants, buy fresh produce at the Farmers Market, or exercise in Lake Lily Park. Our downtown is defined by unrivaled cultural opportunities from the Maitland Art Center and its unique history, to the Florida Film Festival held annually at the Enzian, and continuing with the music of the Performing Arts of Maitland.

Today, we are crafting a vision of a new downtown Maitland with independent shops and restaurants surrounding a festival street that will become the centerpiece of the entire community.  It will be a place treasured by residents, enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists, and visited by citizens of our neighboring towns. The vision is big, but not as large as our resolve to make Downtown Maitland the place to be.

Downtown Maitland
Where great friends come together.
Where amazing meals come together.
Where rich arts come together.
Where good times come together.
We invite you to discover the heart of our warm community
We invite you to discover Maitland, Florida: Come Together


Maitland Downtown Partnership

The Maitland Downtown Partnership is a group of Organizations, Venues, Businesses and Citizens dedicated to creating and maintaining a vibrant downtown in Maitland, Florida.