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Pros

-Entertainment
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong job growth

Cons

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


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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 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Orlando jobs have Increased by 4.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Orlando's cost of living is 8.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Orlando's population is 240,185 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.93 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Orlando is $117,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Orlando public schools spend $10,422 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.9 students per teacher in Orlando.

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Listen, Orlando isn't that bad! You probably just ran into some negative people. I've lived in Florida for almost 15 years and not once have people been mean to me!... (read more)
re: orlando is the worst city in the world... - 5/
What's the point to live in Florida and not be near water??? Orlando has no beach, culture life, no live music bars, no theatre, no tradition, NADA! Orlando is the... (read more)
re: Zip Codes Please - 6/24/2015
Zip Codes: 32828,32825,34761 and 34787. Here's my take. I've lived in East Orlando for two years now. I moved here to be with my grandkids and moved from the... (read more)
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