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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 year has been -16.64 percent.
    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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  1/27/2017
Always something to do in Orlando

I grew up in Orlando, relocated for school at The University of Florida, and have since returned and I am currently working on buying a house in the Orlando area. I love... (Read More)

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  1/6/2017
I would not recommend Orlando to most.

Unless your a tourist Orlando, Florida is one of the worst cities you could possibly live in especially if you are a young adult trying to establish yourself. Florida... (Read More)

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  1/1/2017
A truly disgusting place-hot, flat, ugly suburb of

1) a complete joke of a downtown with no shopping and awful restaurants 2) crime rampant everywhere 3) worst climate in country-too hot to do anything outside 300 days... (Read More)

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