Rich in history and beauty, Eatonville, Florida is the “oldest incorporated African American municipality in America.” Soon after the US Civil War, many freed slaves moved to Central Florida searching for a new beginning. These new residents worked hard at clearing the land, planting vegetables and citrus groves,... Show all »
Rich in history and beauty, Eatonville, Florida is the “oldest incorporated African American municipality in America.” Soon after the US Civil War, many freed slaves moved to Central Florida searching for a new beginning. These new residents worked hard at clearing the land, planting vegetables and citrus groves, building new homes, and working for the railroad. In 1887, in response to a legal notice advertised in the Maitland Courier, a group of 27 African-American men, voted unanimously to incorporate the municipality of Eatonville.
Located just six miles north of Orlando, Eatonville is the hometown of many famous African-Americans including David “Deacon” Jones, a professional football player and actor, and Zora Neale Hurston, a widely acclaimed writer, folklorist, and cultural anthropologist. Zora Neale Hurston is author of the book Their Eyes Were Watching God that presents an overview of the founding of Eatonville from the prospective of the main character in the novel, Janie Starks.
Eatonville is located only minutes to all of the excitement of Orlando including the theme parks of Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. Established in 1990, Eatonville also boasts the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts that showcases the work of artists of African descent. Eatonville is also home to the “Zora Festival.”
Located in Orange County with an estimated population of 2,272, Eatonville is a small community with two public schools, Robert Hungerford Elementary School and Robert Hungerford Preparatory High School. The University of Central Florida in Orlando is just minutes away from this quaint town. Recent home sales in Eatonville range between $150,000 for a home built in 1945 to $199,500 for a home built in 1980. Home styles vary, but many are older ranch-style homes.
Eatonville is sited about one hour and thirty minutes from Tampa and about one hour from Daytona Beach with the convenience of Interstate 4 just minutes away. For commuters in Eatonville, the Lynx bus provides an alternative to driving your own car with bus routes in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
Great home recently updated. This three bedroom split plan home offers amazing open floor plan with breakfast bar in the kitchen. Features ceramic tile thru out entire home, new...
Great home recently updated. This three bedroom split plan home offers amazing open floor plan with breakfast bar in the kitchen. Features ceramic tile thru out entire home, new condensing unit, updated appliances, all new window coverings, all new fresh interior paint, and much more. Located close to Downtown, I-4, shopping, and some great parks. Hurry won't last long!!!
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Attention all investors! Nice single family home on a quiet street with great income potential. Large rooms to accommodate the whole family. Newer roof. Large yard and mature...
Attention all investors! Nice single family home on a quiet street with great income potential. Large rooms to accommodate the whole family. Newer roof. Large yard and mature landscaping. Submit all reasonable cash offers. Seller is motivated and this a turn key investment property currently under Section 8 lease until 4/30/16.
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Charming Bungalow located in Historic Eatonville! This wonderful home boasts an updated kitchen, covered rear porch, 3 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, and a generously sized living room....
Charming Bungalow located in Historic Eatonville! This wonderful home boasts an updated kitchen, covered rear porch, 3 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, and a generously sized living room. A light airy dining room and an enclosed front porch is perfect for morning coffee or spending an afternoon reading a favorite book. Conveniently located near dining, shopping and just 2 blocks from historic district. Buyer to verify all HOA if applicable, as well as room measurements prior to offer. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. First time buyers may be eligible to request up to 3% closing cost assistance by completing the HomePath Ready Buyer homeownership course. Contact your agent for details. Restrictions apply.
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
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