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06-18-2009, 07:20 AM #21Member
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I'm located in Oviedo, which is just north of UCF. Heathrow and Winter Park are going to be your more wealthy locations in the Orlando area. Heathrow being a newer community and Winter Park being a very "mature" community. I don't know what kind of price range you're looking at, but Heathrow is anywhere from 350k-3Mil+. Winter Park is all over the place, because it is older so it has more options. I personally don't like Winter park because the roads suck. It's hard to get around real easily and quickly.
Oviedo, where I live is a little more of a relaxed area. It's great for young families, but it's not exactly "baller". Traffic disappears around 9:00pm, which is awesome. I've lived in Orlando for 23 years, so if you have any questions- let me know. Good luck on the hunt-
By the way, I don't think Condos and townhomes are considered the best investment here in Orlando. I think homes are much more desired here, that is unless you're talking about downtown Orlando.
-And about the Colleges, both are degree factories. College is just a glorified high school now.
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06-18-2009, 01:07 PM #22Senior Member
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I am looking for an area to raise kids, yet has entertainment, nice shopping and dinning.
Also, I want to be within 30-45 mins of a international airport, as I fly to India and Europe few times a year. That is why I was thinking of Orlando or Tampa.
I have family in Tampa so I want to be near Tampa.
The other thing I have to consider is where my wife can get a job as an Engineer. I read that FL. has or will have some federal and state/city jobs opening in the next few years.
Thanks for all the feed back, and if any one has any contacts that can help my wife get a Fed/State/or city job in Florida, that would be awesome! Dinner and drinks on me, if you can help out!
06-18-2009, 06:57 PM #23
Dude please do not invest in Orlando! I have lived here since I was 8. I hate it!! That's why I'm moving to Atlanta in a few months. The crime in Orlando is crazy! Downtown sucks!! It's a very small city!. The housing market still has not stabilized here. There are a lot of vacant and FC properties that are not going to be filled anytime soon. If you must I would say to look at the Lake Mary/Heathrow area. I work in this area and if I was to stay in FL this is where I would move. Very family friendly. Lots of great companies call it home. Still up and coming. Low crime rate. Best schools in the area. etc...graphic designer | cars | bicyclist | entrepreneur
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06-18-2009, 07:27 PM #24
Having visited friends at both UF and UCF 8 years ago, UF is by far a better place to be unless things have changed a lot. I know nothing about the real estate market in Orlando.