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-Outdoor recreation
-Strong job growth


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

What Bert Has To Say About Orlando-Kissimmee 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.


Quick Facts About Orlando

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Orlando's cost of living is 8.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Orlando's population is 240,185 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.93 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Orlando is $117,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.30 percent.
    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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re: Orlando: a melting pot of jerks - 11/8/2015
I would have to agree with Natasha. I actually found this post while Googling "Why is everyone in Orlando a jerk?" Although the area where I live is better than a... (read more)
Orlando: a melting pot of jerks
Orlando, Florida is a place where people move to because they hate snow. As a result, you're seeing the worst of humanity from places like Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York,... (read more)
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