Osceola Brownstones - Between Units

Osceola Brownstones – Review

If you think your only option for living Downtown consists of high-rise towers with hundreds of units, rowdy neighbors, strict rules, treacherous parking garages, and outrageous fees, then rest assured… there is another option! The Osceola Brownstones consist of 26, 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouses along Osceola Avenue between Jackson Street and South Street. This small community in the South Eola District is right across the street from Star Tower.   Once you step through the front gate and into the beautifully landscaped courtyard, you’ll feel like you’re in a small-town suburb rather than right in the middle of Downtown Orlando.   Read more

Star Tower

Star Tower – Review

If you’re familiar with Downtown Orlando, then you’re well-aware that the Star Tower Condominium is at the top of the list for high-class residences in the area. Developer, Steve Kodsi, took what he learned from his experience developing the neighboring condo, The Sanctuary, and applied it to the Star Tower. Both buildings feature luxury finishes, top-of-the-line appliances and spacious floor plans. But that’s where their similarities end.

Built in 2007, Star Tower is an 18-story luxury high-rise condominium in Downtown Orlando’s South Eola District. Star Tower’s 100 units consist primarily of 2-bedroom floor plans with a few one-bedroom units scattered throughout. Four penthouses make up the entirety of the 17th floor. Read more

The Waverly Street Level

The Waverly on Lake Eola – Review

A Bit of Orlando History

The Waverly on Lake Eola is one of Downtown Orlando’s most iconic high-rise buildings. In 2001, the developer, Zom Inc. went out on a limb when he sought out to construct the first luxury high-rise apartment building in Downtown Orlando. You heard me right, the impressive condominiums at The Waverly started out as apartments! And the rents were higher than the downtown area had ever seen.

Just over a decade ago, Downtown Orlando’s skyline looked a lot different than it does today. Shortly after The Waverly’s 230-units began leasing, several new developers came to Downtown Orlando with a mission to transform the city center into a residential mecca. Read more

The Sanctuary Street View

The Sanctuary Downtown – Review

Of all the high-rise buildings in downtown Orlando, The Sanctuary has earned a reputation for being the most prestigious residence. Home to several Orlando Magic players and wealthy entrepreneurs, this building’s exclusivity attracts a very elite demographic.

Having lived in downtown Orlando for nearly 6 years, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live in the 18-story building that occupies the corner of Eola Drive and Pine Street. That’s why I didn’t hesitate when I was offered the opportunity to take a tour of the condominium and several of its units. Read more