Winter Park Village Apartments has been a family enterprise for well over 40 years.
The founder, George Taylor, together with his wife and three young children, arrived in Orlando in 1962 to start a new job with a major Orlando manufacturing company. After searching for a comfortable family apartment to live in while getting established, they found that the only apartments available near Winter Park were in a small extended- stay type motel complex. After nine somewhat frustrating months living in a unit with limited space and no lawn or outdoor areas for family recreation, an idea was born: perhaps many people could benefit from an attractive, comfortable apartment community near Winter Park. Research was begun in earnest to learn what it would take to actually create such an apartment community. Unexpectedly, the present property was found - exceptionally close to charming downtown Winter Park.
-It originally had been part of The Aloma Golf and Country Club in the 20s.
-In 1945 the land became the Showalter Field- Winter Park's only airport.
-It was originally designed to be an Airpark with a country club atmosphere; later it included a flying school and air shows.
Winter Park was a small and growing town in the '60s and the idea of building the apartments seemed so appealing and interesting to the Taylors that the decision was made to give up George's stable manufacturing job and take a chance on learning and doing whatever was necessary to create a comfortable apartment community. One of the original, basic design concepts and a "first" in the area, was to locate the buildings around spacious, attractively landscaped courtyards. The apartments were immediately well accepted and construction and management continued until the community reached its present size.
OUR MISSION IS
- to be a company for people and about people
- to enable our clients to enjoy a home of quiet comfort and convenience
- to build a responsive service team that cares about customers both before and after move-in
- to encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect among the residents and staff
Our business affects our customers in one of the most important areas of their lives. This creates not just the responsibility but the opportunity to set ourselves apart by seeing things from a resident's point of view and putting the resident first in all we do. With each decision we make and action we take, there's an opportunity to enhance the lives of our residents and make a contribution to the community.
WE BELIEVE IN
Accountability-we should always deliver as promised to you. Integrity- to always try to do what is right. Continuous improvement - to keep improving the apartment homes in order to provide better value for you. Customer focus- everything is done with you, the client, in mind. Candor - we strive for open and honest communication with you. Exceptional service - our service team signs a pledge of service excellence and is dedicated to "go the extra mile" for you. Pride - we're proud of our experienced, professional management team and staff.
THE LEGACY WE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN
The current family business is the culmination of 44 years of learning and experience on the part of two generations of family members. Although these principles are 44 years young, the aims described above remain unaltered. Every day, we thank our residents for the confidence they have placed in us and continually strive to enhance our reputation as one of Winter Park's finest apartment communities.