About Ivanhoe Village

  • About Ivanhoe Village

Orlando's INDIE Side

Take a stroll down Orlando’s indie side. Its offbeat, authentic, crave-able, bikeable side—the culturally casual side that weaves together art museums and renegade retro retailers. Novel Ivanhoe Village restaurants and watering holes are fused by the warm lake breezes flowing from downtown’s liquid playground. Lucky visitors enjoy the happiest of hours overlooking neon sunsets that tease the distant rush hour traffic. Lines are happily blurred between antique shopping and wine garden tastings.

Orlando is filled with great districts and neighborhoods. Ours is just a little bit more unapologetic than most.

Our Mission

Ivanhoe Village is dedicated to meaningful, long-term revitalization of Orlando’s cultural district, its abounding history, community aesthetic, and local business prosperity through a collaborative cooperation and synergy with our businesses, residents, and partners.

Our Vision

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Orlando Main Streets

Recognizing the important role neighborhood commercial districts play in the overall health of the City’s neighborhoods, the Orlando Main Streets program was created. With annual financial support, technical assistance and intensive training from the City of Orlando, the Orlando Main Street Districts create, define and strengthen our commercial districts in the City.

Main Street America

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Ivanhoe Village is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

Economic Vitality

Focuses on capital to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

Organization

Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Promotion

Positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

Design

Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.

Join Ivanhoe Village Today

Amplify your business's success. Leverage Ivanhoe Village as your neighborhood megaphone. Your support helps us amplify your brand to the world. Help us let Orlando—and beyond—know about all the awesome that you bring to Ivanhoe Village.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Organization Committee (17)

    Organization Committee

    July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Clean Up with Ivanhoe Village and College Park

    Clean Up with Ivanhoe Village and College Park Main Streets

    August 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. State of the Village

    State of The Village

    August 24 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

MANY THANKS TO OUR CORNERSTONE, BENEFACTOR + PARTNER MEMBERS

MEET THE BOARD

Cecilia Maier, Board Member, Resident

"I started volunteering with IVMS Design Committee in 2017, soon after I moved to Orlando from NYC. In January 2019 I became the IVMS Design Committee Co-Chair and was invited to join the IVMS Board. I also joined the Jingle Eve Planning Committee in 2019.

As an Architect and Urban Designer, my main goal has always been to help the community through my professional actions and decisions. Placemaking is much more than defining a space of urban quality; it is about bringing art and thoughtful design to the district, engaging the community with others and their surroundings, motivating residents with a beautiful environment we try to build, giving local artists professional opportunities, creating new identities, preserving history, identifying the good and transforming the obsolete, and bringing people closer. This is – and will always be – my motto as a Board and Committee member. This is my way to give back to the Orlando community after having felt so welcomed when I was new to this amazing city.

It's been such a gratifying ride so far, surrounded by passionate and committed people who also believe in growth. And it is much more gratifying to know there are so many good things ahead."

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Cooper Farrer, Board Member, Resident

"I initially heard about the Ivanhoe Village Main Street when I first moved into the neighborhood. Seeing that they were responsible for planning a number of the biggest events that take place in the neighborhood, made it something that I gravitated towards and I started volunteering on a few of their different committees. After living in the area for about a year, I have joined the Board as a Resident Member.

I have seen great value in being involved in the community that I live in and being on the Board has allowed me access to further contribute to the development and vitalization of the neighborhood, through the events and programs that we set up. It has been rewarding to be around a passionate group of people within our district who really want the area to thrive for its local business owners and residents.”


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