Creating ONE single Winter Garden,
from North to South and West to EAST
The One Winter Garden Mission
It has been reported that in East Winter Garden (the Winter Garden area historically identified as north of Story Rd, South of Plant St, and East of 9th St) there are over 1,600 individuals. Nearly half of the families that comprise these individuals earn less than $25,000 per household. Many of them are spending as high as 80% of their income in rent and unemployment in this area is reported to be over 25%.
For years many saw East Winter Garden as a wholly separate community from the rest of Winter Garden, which is thriving economically. This stigma has stumped potential within the East Winter Garden community and has made it difficult for the micro economy within the community to thrive. Change is needed and is coming.
One Winter Garden supports a concept of unity and participation whereby individuals from within East Winter Garden and other areas of Winter Garden and West Orange come together to advocate for our historic community.
If you believe in East Winter Garden you have a home in our organization. We meet monthly and work toward solutions rather than harping on past problems.
One Winter Garden works along side the City of Winter Garden, Habitat for Humanity, and other great organizations to meet our community’s needs and goals. There has been incredible progress, and much more is to come.
Winter Garden’s future is bright, together we are stronger.
East Winter Garden Plan
By the City of Winter Garden
In 2018 the City of Winter Garden created an initiative titled “Plan East Winter Garden”
In this plan they worked together with community locals to create a comprehensive plan that is still being worked on today. We have linked this plan from the city below and also included a blurb from the documents opening below. Please see more at www.planeastwintergarden.com
“This report will help city leaders, the business community, non-profit organizations, and residents, ensure that change in East Winter Garden diversifies the neighborhood’s economy, increases employment opportunities, improves the health of residents, improves homeownership and housing conditions, and upgrades the quality of life. Five “Big Ideas” form the key recommendations of this plan.”
One Winter Garden is not officially associated with the City of Winter Garden nor does it necessarily endorse or reject this plan. We are providing it here as a resource to our community.