Orlando, FL


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Orlando, FL

About Orlando, FL

Orlando, Florida is a world-renowned destination known for its exciting attractions, sunny weather, and stunning scenery. Home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, there's no shortage of fun and adventure here. For those looking for culture and history, the city offers a variety of museums, galleries and historical sites. Beachgoers can visit beautiful beaches like Daytona Beach or Cocoa Beach. With its unique attractions, incredible shopping opportunities and endless entertainment options - Orlando has something for everyone! Diverse resort city - East-central Florida, about 25 miles from the Atlantic Coast.

Location Details

State: Florida
County: Orange County
Metro Area: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro Area
City: Orlando
Zip Codes: 32822, 32835, 32811, 32812, 32807, 32806, 32805, 32832, 32829, 32803, 14 total
Cost of Living: 6.0% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 106 ft above sea level
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The Orlando, FL metro area is a big place in central Florida that's full of interesting things to do and see. It started as a small town in the mid-19th century and has grown a lot since then, especially after Walt Disney World opened in 1971. This made Orlando a super popular place for tourists from all over the world.

Orlando is pretty flat and has lots of lakes, which makes it nice for outdoor activities. It's warm almost all year, with hot summers and mild winters. Sometimes there are big thunderstorms, and it can be hit by hurricanes, but usually, the weather is pretty good.

The economy in Orlando is mostly about tourism because of all the theme parks like Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld. Lots of people work in hotels, restaurants, and places related to the theme parks. But there's more to Orlando than just tourism. It also has jobs in healthcare, technology, and education because there are universities and tech companies around.

When it comes to politics, Orlando is a mix of different views. It used to lean more towards one political party, but now it's pretty balanced with people supporting both major parties. The area is known for having a lot of people who care about what's happening in their community and vote in elections.

Living in Orlando means you're never bored. There are the famous theme parks, of course, but also lakes where you can go boating or fishing, lots of parks, and places for hiking. Orlando also has a lively scene for arts and culture with museums, theaters, and galleries. Plus, there are all kinds of food to try from around the world.

For anyone thinking about moving to Orlando, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it can get really hot and humid in summer, so it's important to stay cool. Also, because so many tourists visit, some areas can get very crowded, especially near the theme parks. The cost of living can vary a lot depending on where you choose to live in the metro area, with some places being more expensive, especially those close to the attractions. And remember, traffic can be busy, so planning your travel times can help.

Overall, Orlando is a place with a lot going on, from its fun theme parks to its growing job market and active community life. It's a place where you can enjoy sunny weather most of the year and find lots of things to do, whether you love nature, sports, arts, or just having fun at the theme parks.

Orlando Cost of Living
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Entertainment, outdoor recreation, and strong job growth make Orlando a great place to live.

$369,400
+8.5% higher than avg
$58,968
-17.0% lower than avg
$1,740 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+17.8% higher than avg
Orlando Crime
81 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Orlando, Florida
$70,920
for a family
$61,200
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Orlando
   Entertainment
Tourist impact
   Outdoor recreation
Hot, humid summers
   Strong job growth
Growth and sprawl
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Over 1 years ago

I made the decision to move to Orlando when I was 20. My father was a contractor so by then I'd lived in many different states & countries so I have a unique  More

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I have lived and worked in the Orlando area for more than 10 years. I really wish I could give Orlando two ratings because half the year it is wonderful and other half  More

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Over 2 years ago

I have lived in Orlando for 6 years. The environment, living costs, and housing costs are good. There are many fun places around Orlando. It's a good place to live in  More

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