Scenic Olde Winter Park area is punctuated by small, winding brick streets, and a canopy of old southern live oak and camphor trees, draped with Spanish moss. There are thousands of visitors to annual festivals including the Bach Festival, the nationally ranked Sidewalk Art Festival, and the Winter Park Concourse elegance.
Within the city is the Mead Botanical Garden which is a 47.6 acres (19.3 ha) park that encompasses several ecosystems. It has an amphitheater, butterfly garden, discovery barn and a recreation center. Many structures are more than 100 years old.
Winter Park is a city of professionals, artist and also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Winter Park enrolled in college, Winter Park has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Winter Park, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.