Downtown Orlando is highly conducive to "automobile-free" living. Communities within the city will be the best bet when using public transportation. Baldwin Park is a fairly new community and located nicely between Winter Park and Downtown with great shops and restaurants right in the neighborhood, however the price is going to be on the high end. Thornton Park is nestled in downtown and while many of the homes are older it is an extremely well maintained. Some of my favorite places to eat are in Thornton Park. Another locale to consider is College Park, also in close proximity to Downtown public transportation is easily attainable as is affordable property for a tighter budget. College Park is dotted with quaint boutiques, teahouses and wonderful restaurants. Another option you might consider is that there is a good deal of public transport routes and stops close to the attractions (i.e. Disney, Universal Studios & Seaworld) if you're looking for a well priced condo this is the area to search in. I hope this little bit of information helps you in your decision making process, good luck!