Maitland is a city suburb of Orlando, in the U.S. state of Florida. Located in Orange County, Maitland is 8 miles from the central business district of Orlando. This is an upscale neighborhood that offers many parks, lakes, and private resident boat docks.
Maitland is basically a commuter suburb of Orlando. It does have the Maitland Center, which is a 226-acre business park that is home to over 400 businesses and more than 45 office buildings. Headquartered in Maitland is the company Worldwide Brands. Other local employers with office space or other facilities in Maitland include EA Tiburon – electronic game makers (Madden NFL, NCAA Football), Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions, and Charles Schwab Corporation.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Maitland, including the unique Enzian Theater, which is Central Florida’s only full-time independent movie theater. This nationally recognized property is home to the Florida Film Festival. Another local option is the Maitland Art & History Museums, and the Maitland Art Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Maitland Art Center offers unique Mayan Revival and Fantasy Architecture. Dining options in Maitland include Sandwich Oasis, Enzian Theater, Lowe’s Good Eaton, Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli, and First Watch Restaurant. Rangetsu provides traditional Japanese cuisine with a twist such a green tea tiramisu.
The nearest major airport to Maitland is Orlando Sanford International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Sanford, this airport is 15 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Orlando International Airport, just 18 miles from Maitland. The area is served by the Orlando bus system. There is a passenger rail station planned for Maitland to include it in the Orange County regional commuter rail service, projected to be operational by 2013.