When I tell people that I live in Florida near Orlando, right away they assume I am trapped in the middle of tourists and traffic all year. That is far from the case living in Union Park. I am just on the outskirts of Orlando, on the east side, closet to the beaches on the Atlantic than all that mess in Disney. I can hit a number of highways and escape all the madness, on roads none of the tourists even know about.
The best areas in Union Park are the theme parks, but you have to know what time of year and day to visit. I can hit CityWalk in Universal Studios after dark and park for free and hit all the hottest nightclubs in this region. They also have top-notch dining establishments too.
If I am not racing a half hour to Cocoa Beach, I can enjoy one of many top-rated golf courses in the Union Park area with my friends.