Oviedo is known for its historic houses and buildings. This city has been known for being rural, in fact, there are chickens all over the historic downtown district and are often seen crossing the main roads. However, its proximity to UCF has caused a stream of new developments that has supported its rapid growth. In 2015, the city of Oviedo created “Center Lake Park, a new development where you can find a dog park, a playground, a splash pad, and many dining and retail options . The new town is also surrounded by a mixed use development with beautiful townhouses and apartment homes. It is centered around the new Center Lake Park with a man-made lake. In here, there is even a cultural center, and an amphitheater that has a grand ballroom, an outdoor patio, and beautiful views. Thanks to all this, Several national publications have placed Oviedo on their nationally ranked lists as one of the best places to live in the US.
People comment on how Oviedo is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, with Low crime rate, excellent public schools and fun community events that create a strong community.
Places of interest:
Center Lake Park This park offers something for everyone, it includes: A Cultural Center with a large banquet room, an outdoor amphitheatre, a Small outdoor stage, a Wet deck, a Boat house for paddle boat rentals and a lakeside promenade.
Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter not only has the largest selection of landscape, patio, and indoor plants around, but also one of the largest native butterfly conservatories in the state of Florida
Pappy's Patch U-Pick Strawberries a Family owned and operated strawberry farm where you can pick your own Strawberries for $3.00 a pound.