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Pros

-Entertainment
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong job growth

Cons

-Tourist impact
-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro Area


Before Walt Disney World came to the area in the 1970’s, Orlando was a sleepy town with an economy based on citrus and cattle. Starting with the clandestine 1965 purchase of forty-three square miles of farmland southwest of the city and the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971, the city has become a major tourist destination and entertainment center. It is so much a tourist attraction, and known so well for its tourist venues, that evaluating it as a place to live is a challenge.


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Quick Facts About Orlando


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Orlando is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Orlando jobs have Increased by 2.46 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Orlando's cost of living is 3.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Orlando's population is 270,934 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.51 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Orlando is $157,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -16.64%.
    SCHOOLS
    Orlando public schools spend $9,506 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Orlando.

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  9/20/2017
I love Orlando but admit its not perfect

The over exaggerations of the negative compelled me to write this review, because the truth is that while yes Orlando is relatively low pay and high rent, it has many... (Read More)

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  7/12/2017
Zero stars if I could...

I took my kids to Universal this past week. While Universal is wonderful, the city of Orlando itself is in shambles! Road construction is going on everywhere and we... (Read More)

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  7/11/2017
Orlando used to be great in the 90s

Not anymore! TRASH immigrants have overrun this city. There is no customer service, absolutely zero. So much for southern hospitality huh? The new residents don't... (Read More)

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