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Escape the hustle and bustle of city life by spending a peaceful day in the scenic Park Avenue Winter Park shopping district. The main street in Winter Park, Park Avenue, is chock-a-bloc with al fresco cafes, upscale boutiques and gift shops, home decor galleries and museums, posh clothing stores, and stationery shops. The village green, Central Park, offers a manicured and shady respite from a day’s shopping. The Winter Park Mall is sure to satisfy every professional shopper. On Park Avenue you’ll find many fine shops, boutiques and galleries.

History: 
The Florida Farmers Market, now refurbished to accommodate large gatherings, was Winter Park’s railroad station, and contains historic memorabilia depicting the city’s roots in the Winter Park Fl Historical Association and Museum. The railroad, dedicated in 1880 by U.S. Grant, opened up this new destination to visitors from the busy St. Johns River area to the east, and by 1882 the city of Winter Park was dedicated. A few years later Rollins College Orlando, the very first institute of higher learning in the state, was built. By 1890, the population of the town reached a thriving 600. It has been thriving ever since and is now one of Florida’s most unique year-round destinations which has remained true to the plans of its founders.