25 Oct Community Spotlight – Oviedo
Oviedo is an exciting place to live and a great place to experience fun and enjoyment. The city of Oviedo will not disappoint you with all the exciting events that they put on for the community. You will love the close access to the colleges, the movie theater and the shopping areas in town. Not only is this city fun and exciting, but it has also been home to interesting wildlife as well. One of the most unique aspects of living in Oviedo are the Oviedo chickens. People in the Oviedo community love keeping a country aspect to this growing city. Over thirty chickens can be found roaming the streets of downtown Oviedo. People in the Oviedo area love to see and visit the popular chickens. The town of Oviedo is also very well known for its vintage style homes and historic buildings. You will want to admire all of them and their beauty.
You will love all the entertainment areas that this city has for you, your family, and all of you friends. For instance, the Regal Oviedo Mall Stadium twenty two. This popular theater is well known for having comfortable seating, the perfect size concession stand, and the theater is located directly inside the mall. This allows you and whoever you brought along on your movie adventure to enjoy shopping either before you movie starts or after your movie ends. Walk around and shop at stores like Charlotte Russe, Victoria’s Secret, The Children’s Place, Kay Jewelers, GameStop, Bath and Body Works, Barnes and Noble, Echo Arts and Gifts, Dillard’s, and Sears. All that shopping and seeing your new favorite movie might work up an appetite. Take a break and get a delicious meal at any of the tasty restaurants in the food court. Grab a sub from Subway or try the chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A. If you’re craving a pizza, then you will have the option to try out Cuppasta & Pizza. Try out a few of the other places like Asian Express, Broadway’s Hot Grill, Sarku Japan, and the Mediterranean Gourmet. There are plenty of options for whatever you might be in the mood for. The mall doesn’t only have stores and places to eat, but the Oviedo mall also hosts events for their guests. Some of these events include Holiday Concerts, a Mommy and Me Art event that’s fun for you and your kids, a joyful journey baby expo extravaganza, summer events, fantastic Halloween events,
Oviedo has a couple of interesting museums for adults and for children. Take your kids out for a day of fun at the Little Monsters Learn and Play Center. This exciting museum has areas for children to play and plenty of interactive activities to enhance their learning experience through play. Enjoy listening to a story time that the staff puts on for the children. Another fun museum to explore in the Oviedo area is the Chelonian Research Institute. You can visit this educational institute and learn all about types of turtles and tortoises. This institute has different offices, a library area, and of course a museum for anyone that wants to be informed of these fascinating reptiles. Another exciting museum to be able to take the kids to will be the Arcadia Kid’s fun museum. This museum is located inside the Oviedo mall. This museum has eight different interesting exhibits for children to learn and play. Each area has a unique and interesting design that any kid will love.
Oviedo is known for putting on exciting events for anyone in the community that wants to come out and spend time with one another. For instance, take your family to the free family festival. This festival includes live music and delicious food. This event is usually held at the Center Lake Park. Living in the Oviedo area, you will want to attend at least one event that is held at the Center Lake Park. The family festival isn’t the only event that is held here, but come out with the whole family to enjoy the Central Florida’s Barbeque Blowout. This barbeque event is sponsored by Sonny’s Barbeque. You will enjoy the live music and the talented arts and crafts vendors that attend this event. The kids will love coming to this event and cooling off on the amazing waterslides. If you enjoy being outdoors and attending the outdoor events in town, then you will love having the opportunity to be able to enjoy a movie in the breezy outdoors. You can bring a blanket or sit in your favorite lawn chair while enjoying the movie in the park event that happens every so often in the city of Oviedo. You can have the option to bring your own favorite snacks or purchase something tasty to munch on while the movie plays.
The city of Oviedo has a farmers market on the first Saturday of every month. This farmers market has many different vendors that sell crafts, fruits and vegetables, home grown items, and much more. Each vendor sells their items for an affordable price. You will love the friendly atmosphere and all the unique items that this market has to choose from.
Parks in the Area:
Oviedo has a lot of great outdoor areas for everyone to enjoy. The Rippin Riverside in Oviedo is the perfect spot for the skater in your life. This skate park is thirty thousand square feet! This skate park offers a variety of different sessions to try out and enhance your skills. You can pick between the skate sessions, the scooter sessions, or the BMX sessions. This skate park is affordable and offers memberships for reoccurring visitors.
There are also quite a few parks in the Oviedo area that you will have to visit. Center Lake Park isn’t just a park for events to be held, but it’s also a great park to visit for a day of fun. The kids can enjoy playing on the playground or you can take a walk together across the boardwalk while enjoying the view of the water. Another park in the area that you will want to explore is Sweetwater Park. This is the perfect park to host birthday parties, family gatherings or to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. This park offers shady seating at multiple pavilions, a playground for the kids to run off their energy, tennis courts so you can practice your swing, and a boardwalk to appreciate the nature that this park has to offer. Living in Oviedo would not be complete if you didn’t visit Friendship Park. This park will captivate you with its extravagant and colorful playground equipment. This particular park also has plenty of open grassy areas to run, walk, or sit on and relax.
Close by the Oviedo area is a wide variety of different hotels nearby for your out of town guests to stay. You can choose from hotels like the Courtyard by Marriott, The Oviedo Lodge Motel, InTown Suites, the Best Western Orlando East Inn and Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, and the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.
Business in Oviedo:
There are quite a few different places of business in the city of Oviedo. For instance, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Medivest Allocation Services, the Goldstein Business Accelerator, the marketing consultant known as C3Research, the Emerald Business Consulting, and the Orbis Technologies Inc.
Oviedo is close to many different schools. You will love the easy access to the Seminole State College Oviedo campus and how close this city is to the University of Central Florida. Colleges aren’t the only schools in the Oviedo area. You will love being close to other schools as well such as Oviedo High School, Carillon Elementary School, Paul J Hagerty High School, Jackson Heights Middle School, Evans Elementary School, Lawton Elementary School, Lawton Chiles Middle School, Primrose School of Oviedo, The Master’s Academy, Stenstrom Elementary School and a quite a few more.
Delicious places to Dine:
Oviedo has a great variety of restaurants in town to choose from. You can choose to eat at places like The Townhouse Restaurant, TJ’s Seafood Shack, Black Hammock Restaurant, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Mission Barbeque, Rock and Brews Oviedo, Sushi POP, De Vine Wine and Grill, Café Panuzzo’s, and Saigon Flavors. However, these are not the only restaurants to choose from in the Oviedo area. You can also choose to eat at places like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Taco Bell, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Arby’s, Chick-Fil-A, and Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.
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You will love checking out the different places to shop in the Oviedo area. You will have access to stores like Staples for any office supplies that you might need for your modern style home or inexpensive supplies for your desk at work. You can fill your home with bedding, décor, and much more at the closest Bed Bath and beyond. Spend a day at the local thrift shop called the HOPE Chest Thrift Store and Boutique or at the Oviedo Antique Mall. Shop for trendy clothes at the Oviedo Plato’s Closet. Find deals on items that you need or want at the local Dollar Tree. If you need to make a convenient stop for an item that you might need then you will have close access to Walgreens or the Oviedo Target. If you’re looking for your dream wedding or gown or need to buy a bridesmaid dress for your best friend’s wedding, then you will have easy access to Sassy’s Bridal. The Oviedo area also has quite a few hardware stores to replenish your tool supplies. You can check out the Ace Hardware of Oviedo, Lowe’s Home Improvement, or the Home Depot. You will love being able to choose from quite a few pet stores in the area as well. Oviedo is home to the Pet Supermarket, PetSmart, Magic Pet, Pet Supplies Plus, A Dream Pet Boutique, Something FISHY, and Magic Pet Oviedo. You can find all your affordable groceries at stores in the area like the Cavallari Gourmet, ALDI’S, Chamberlin’s Natural Foods, Publix Supermarket, the Walmart Neighborhood Market, Winn-Dixie, and the Walmart Supercenter.
Venues in Oviedo:
If you’re now living in the Oviedo area, then I’m sure you will want to make sure that you have options for venues in the area to rent out for parties or weddings. The city of Oviedo has a couple of options for people in the community to do just that. You can check out the beautiful Oviedo Amphitheatre and Cultural Center. This venue has an indoor area with spacious seating as well as an outdoor area accommodate a larger party and to enjoy the gorgeous Florida weather. This amphitheater is located at the very popular Center Lake Park, so it’s central for all Oviedo residents. Another popular venue in the Oviedo area is the Oviedo Woman’s Club. This venue is the perfect place to rent for more intimate parties and small weddings. This venue isn’t just to be rented out, but is also home to the members that are part of the woman’s club. If you’re interested then you can also have the opportunity to become a member of this organization, attend meetings, and gain new friendships with all of the woman that area members of this club.
Fitness and Beauty:
No matter what city you live in, you will want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and make sure that you treat yourself to a day of relaxation. Oviedo has plenty of places for you and your family to do just that. Get a membership at any of the gyms in the Oviedo area to maintain your health and fitness. You will have the option to get a membership at either Planet Fitness, LA Fitness, Anytime Fitness, CrossFit Oviedo or Riverside Fitness. After making sure you have a healthy body, you will want to add some relaxation to your life at any of the salons or spas in the Oviedo area. Get a new hairstyle at the local Great Clips or go edgy with a whole new look at the Edge Salon. Another popular place to get your hair done or to enjoy a relaxing pedicure and manicure is at the Evolution Salon and Spa. You can also try out the Sweetwater Salon and Spa in the Oviedo area as well. There are so many different salons to try out in the area that you will want to visit all of them at least once to decide which one will be your favorite. For instance, you can visit Mary’s Nail and Day Spa Salon, Studio 51 Salon, Nails Done Right, Polished Nail Spa, Unique Nail, Bellezza Hair and Nail Studio, and so many more!
Oviedo is just one of the wonderful places in Central Florida to live, shop, work, play and dine. You won’t want to miss out on the amazing opportunities that this city has to offer you and your family. You will love being a part of the Oviedo community and will want to recommend that all your friends live in this beautiful city as well! The wonderful wildlife will make you feel like your country living, but the amount of different shopping stores will still give you the city like atmosphere all in one. You will be able to start new traditions by attending the family festivals, the barbeques, the movie in the park events and so much more.
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