An up & coming neighborhood: Orlando's Mills 50
Located just northeast of Downtown Orlando, Mills 50 was recently recognized as one of the top 12 neighborhoods across America about to get crazy popular.
Also known as US 17/92, Mills Avenue was the major north-south thoroughfare tying the City of Orlando with suburbs to the north before the completion of Interstate 4. Like Colonial Drive, the majority of this corridor is lined with mid-20th century commercial buildings. It also includes an area of new infill development as a replacement to an early 20th century industrial zone, just north of Virginia Avenue.
Images by Ennis Davis, AICP of Modern Cities. Davis is a certified senior planner and graduate of Florida A&M University. He is the author of the award winning books “Reclaiming Jacksonville,” “Cohen Brothers: The Big Store” and “Images of Modern America: Jacksonville.” Davis has served with various organizations committed to improving urban communities, including the American Planning Association and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. A 2013 Next City Vanguard, Davis is the co-founder of Metro Jacksonville.com and ModernCities.com — two websites dedicated to promoting fiscally sustainable communities — and Transform Jax, a tactical urbanist group. Contact Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org