The city of Maitland (population 18,500, in Orange County) is one of the oldest municipalities in Central Florida. Called “Fumecheliga” by the Seminole Indians, Maitland was later established as “Fort Maitland” in 1938 by the U.S. Army.
When the Indian Wars ceased, Maitland became a popular settling area due to its natural spring water and extensive pine forests. The city of Maitland has a history of strong residential identity, sustained by the beauty of the area. Take a stroll through the Jim Houser Azalea Garden and Covered Bridge Park or jog through Lake Lily Park; fish off Homer Hough Park and Lake Sybelia Point, or visit the Maitland Art Center where visitors experience hands-on history and fine arts exhibitions.
Maitland is a great mix of parks, gardens residents and homes.